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HIS STORY: Junior Perez, known by the moniker "Jr.," is the son of Dominican par

June 23, 2013

YellowBrix

HIS STORY: Junior Perez, known by the moniker "Jr.," is the son of Dominican parents and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. His music fuses R&B, pop and soul with a Caribbean flavor and traditional bachata of the Dominican Republic. His single "Hush" is out now and his EP "Prologue" dropped last year and is available on iTunes. Jr. has already reached the top 20 on previous Billboard Tropical charts. In his short career he has grown to love other genres such as merengue and hip-hop, in addition to bachata. He's looking forward to entering the Chicago Latin music scene -- he'll be taking the stage at several area venues and events this summer.

HIS TRAINING: Music has been a part of Jr.'s life for as along as he can remember. As a kindergartner he would make up songs and melodies in his head and hum them to himself all day long. He is a self-taught musician who started writing songs seriously when he was 14 years old. He kept composing songs until he eventually began producing.

HIS PASSION: Jr. says he is "married to music." For him, it will always be a part of his life, and he feels it is the best way for him to express himself. His songwriting has always been fueled by his emotions. Whether he is in a good mood or not, his passion can be felt through his songs.

HIS GOALS: Jr. hopes to one day be recognized for the things he did differently. He doesn't want to be famous or rich, he just wants recognition within the music industry. His goal is to gain a place among other talented artists in the industry.

HIS WEBSITES: www.jrismusic.com. On Instagram: @jrismusic. and on Twitter: @jr_ismusic.

HIS LATEST: Jr. is preparing for his first promotional tour, which will include the premiere of a music video recorded

in Santo Domingo under the guidance of the experienced team of Ulysses and Jessy Terrero, who have worked with artists such as Sean Paul, 50 Cent, Chris Brown and others. Jr. will play at the Alhambra Palace restaurant in Chicago on July 11.

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