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GRAMMY.com First Listen: Yeyo
Puerto Rican songwriter/producer Yeyo is set to release his new single, "Loving My Life," on Nov. 22. Ahead of the single's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen.
Born in Cupey, Puerto Rico, in 2003 Yeyo relocated to Miami where he formed the Art of Sound Group Inc., a recording facility dedicated to producing and recording new and established artists. In 2005 he landed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and was signed to Epic Records as part of the Latin/R&B group the Dey, with whom he subsequently released the EP, The Dey Has Come, in 2007. In 2006 the Dey earned a Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hit for appearing on Paula DeAnda's "Walk Away (Remember Me)."
Yeyo released Life Of A Warrior in 2009. The EP featured three tracks, including "Please DJ." A Spanish version of "Please DJ" was released in 2010 featuring Itagui Correa from the Latin GRAMMY-nominated group Locos Por Juana.
Yeyo has gone on to collaborate with several artists, including Akon, José Feliciano, La Mafia, A.B. Quintanilla, RedOne, J.R. Rotem, Stargate, and Timbaland, and was featured on Rihanna's "Te Amo," a track from her 2009 album Rated R. Yeyo is currently working on a forthcoming bilingual album, set to be released in February 2012.