Daniel René is a singer, songwriter, producer and TV Host that grew up in the spotlight and is celebrating 25 years in the music industry this 2021.
At 14 years, old Daniel René was chosen to be a part of the group MDO (Menudo). One of the biggest Latin boy bands of all time that also launched the careers of Ricky Martin and Draco Rosa. He sang “No Puedo Olvidarme de Ti”, one of the group’s biggest hits and now a classic in the world of Latin pop that is still being played over 20 years later and still performs it in reunion concerts occasionally. In 2016, he was part of a Menudo reunion that included a sold-out show at El Auditorio Nacional in México City. From 2017 to 2018 he toured with MDO, as part of the incredibly successful “90s Pop Tour 2” with artists such as OV7, Beto Cuevas, Caló, Fey and JNS. They toured all over Mexico to sold out shows including the Mexico Arena with over 20,000 people multiple times. The live “90’s Pop Tour 2” cd went gold 2 days after its release and has since gone platinum.
After Daniel René left MDO, he signed with Sony epic in 1999. He had the opportunity to work with Emilio Estefan, Jon Secada, Randy Barlow, Steve Morales, Diane Warren and Sebastian Krys. In 2003, Univision Music Group released the album “Daniel René” that was produced by Rudy Perez. The self-titled album includes the songs “No me Tortures” and “El Deseo de ti”, a duet with Jennifer Peña. With this production, he received nominations for Best New Artist from “Premio lo Nuestro” and “Premios Tu Mundo”. He Also co-wrote the song “Si Yo Fuera Tu” that is on Servando y Florentino’s 2006 Latin Grammy Nominated Album.
In 2007, Daniel René released his second solo album called “Adicto”. An album influenced with Latin rock and pop sounds that he co-wrote himself. For this project, he once again collaborated with Randy Barlow, Francesco Sondelli, Christian Delano, Rafael Esparza, among others.
It is in 2010 when “The Rhythm Rehab” opens, his music studio where he not only works on his own music but he also collaborates with other artists. In 2012, The Rhythm Rehab released “Rebirth” as part of a musical catalog to promote their unique sound. Daniel not only interpreted most of the 17 songs but he also co-wrote and produced the whole album.
In 2013 Daniel René starts releasing singles while working to complete whole albums. Between 2018 and 2021, he released about 20 singles, in English and Spanish, of which about half will become part of his album "Name Is I". It is the first album in which he takes 100% control of every aspect of his music from concept, to writing, to producing and even mixing. This album is his most personal to date, demonstrated in songs such as "Break Me Out" and "Aftermath" which are both about his struggles. His most recent release is “Vete” with, rapper and dancer, Samy Hawk. On February 8th, they released the song and video and have gotten a great response. They even created a TikTok dance for the song and have everyone doing their #VeteChallenge.
In 2020 Daniel René has proven that being home is no excuse to not be productive. He started a nightly IG Live where he has makeup challenges and a Top 10 challenges where he invites other artists to list the albums that influenced their lives. In one year, he tripled his amount of Instagram followers. In March, he released the single and video for "Break Me Out" that was filmed at home. In June, he decided to be more open about his sexuality and released the song and video to "Maquillaje" (also shot at home) to celebrate it. Within a week, he was invited to do a virtual performance for Wynwood Pride and the 50th Anniversary celebration of Pride San Francisco. He is looking forward to being a part of more upcoming LGBTQ+ events.
In 2019, he became co-host on "HBO Latino presents: A Tiny Audience". Where big stars, like Natalia Jimenez, Alejandra Guzman, Juanes and Draco Rosa, get interviewed and have acoustic performances in front of a very small audience of about 50. The show premiered in February 2020 and had such an amazing response that Season 2 was filmed in October 2020 under very strict Covid guidelines. The new season will air on March 19th with another all-star lineup including Carlos Vives, Paulina Rubio, Manuel Turizo and even Daniel René gets to do a special performance!
Between his music, the HBO show and his constant social media presence you will be seeing a lot of Daniel René this 2021. This 25th Anniversary is only the beginning!