REINA: QUEEN OF DANCE MUSIC
Reina’s live performance on the nationally syndicated morning show, Live with Regis and Kelly, proved that the young powerhouse diva is ready to take dance music to a whole new level. With the release of her new single, Just Let Go, she may just be, as Regis Philbin labeled her, this generation’s Donna Summer.
A true musical prodigy, Reina (which means “Queen” in Spanish) found her calling singing “Out Here On My Own” in her junior high school’s production of Fame. She first gained notoriety as a backup singer for Rhythm & Blues diva Deborah Cox and dance music artist Corina. In 1998, Reina released her debut single, “Find Another Woman,” produced by Grammy Award winner Hex Hector, on the Groovilicious/Strictly Rhythm label. The song became an instant dance classic, climbing to #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance chart and achieving a “Best Dance Song” nomination at Miami’s Winter Music Conference. Her next single, “Anything for Love”, followed soon after, and similarly landed on the Billboard charts.
Music veteran Cory Robbins signed Reina to his label, Robbins Ent./BMG, and released her first full-length album, “This Is Reina” in October of 2004. Her classic, “No One’s Gonna Change You”, hit Rhythmic CHR radio and crossed over to Billboard’s pop chart. It quickly became a #1 radio request and a dance floor staple.
Reina’s next smash single, “If I Close My Eyes”, became the young singer/songwriter’s second crossover success, playing simultaneously on the nation’s Rhythmic CHR and Top 40 station, and her next big record, was the emotionally charged, soul-stirring, “Forgive”.
Finally, on April 13, 2010, Reina delivers another gem… “Just Let Go”, which debuted at #15 on I tunes’ dance chart, and is produced by Paul Wonder.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, the stunning, bi-racial Reina recognizes a number of influences, most notably her ultra-supportive mother who as a child, told her every night before she went to bed, “You were born for greatness