Record Label: Mayimba Music
Genre: Merengue Pop
Date Active: 2011
Renzo Rene Oviedo Boitel aka RENZO was born in Queens, New York. He & his family moved to the Dominican Republic when Renzo was 7 years old; he has resided there ever since. The third oldest of 4 siblings – three brothers & a sister – he is the pride of the Oviedo Boitel family. In RENZO’s case, family is of utmost importance, because his parents, his brothers & sister were the team that produced his debut single, & who, with overflowing love and energy, were able to place this emerging artist amongst the cream of the crop of up-and-coming young Dominican stars.
RENZO’S creative path commenced at age six when his brother gave him a Michael Jackson CD. Overtaken by a fanatic desire to learn more about “The King of Pop”, RENZO discovered his own natural talent as a singer; he also fell in love with creative dance & the infinite possibilities available to a choreographer. Since those early years, Renzo has worked on fine-tuning his audio-visual concept for performances; developing a unique style. Always fresh, yet tied to his Dominican roots, this artist’s personal approach to merengue could very well spur a long-awaited rebirth of the style – youthful, but with new dances that relive the tradition of old-school merengue from the 80s, while fusing American pop styles, and – of course – the influences of Jackson.
RENZO’S debut single, “Mi favorita,” was released in April of this year. The single charted at #3 on Billboard Tropical, in a highly competitive field where industry veterans were vying for the top spots. “Mi favorita” charted #1 in radio stations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Pennsylvania, putting this artist firmly “on the map.” In October 2013, “Perdi del control,” a composition by Romeo Santos, commenced on US radio. The video for this single will be released in mid-November. Directed by Guillermo Muesas, it is being filmed in Ciudad Colonial in Santo Domingo, & will feature the dance group Nucleo Extremo.
Renzo's last single of 2015 is an R&B fueled merengue hit. With assistance from NYC based producer Woodro Skillson, you're not sure if you've hit play on a Justin Timberlake record or Kinito Mendez. Enamorado is pure fusion at its best.