Yunel Cruz is becoming one of the most recognized voices in the Urban Bachata music genre. He composes and produces his own music.
As a child, he demonstrated an affinity for playing and interpreting music. He wrote his first song when he was only 9 years old. His father was a member of a very important Merengue band and music promoter during the 80’s and 90’s. Mr. Cruz exposed Yunel to the famous and talented artists he promoted, such as Juan Luis Guerra, Los Rosarios, Ramon Orlando, Cuco Valoy, Rubby Perez, Frankie Negron, and many more.
Yunel graduated from the Business Administration Program at Fisher College in Boston. While studying at the university, Yunel found a passion for writing songs during his time off and enrolled himself at various artistic activities and won several talent contests.
Later, Yunel enrolled at the Salome Urena School in New York, where he studied performing arts and learned how to play the trombone and the cello. The stage of the famous Broadway Symphony Space in New York served as the professional birthplace for this young, talented artist, as part of the renowned NYC Latin Awards.
His song “Dominicanita” climbed the charts in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Central and South America, and it’s now making its mark in the US radio market. The song has also been adapted to a new version, "Mi Mexicanita," now playing in Mexico and Europe.