Powerful and romantic, Pedro José's heartfelt vocals, heartbreaking lyrics, and heartthrob appearance make him an undeniable new Latin talent. His expertly crafted melodies soar straight into the souls of English and Spanish speaking fans all over the world. Four of Pedro's songs have received accolades from the prestigious Billboard Songwriting Contest, with additional national recognition awarded by Song Of The Year, Festival San Juan de la Canción, Singer Universe, and most recently, The Canary Islands International Song Contest.
The power and urgency in Pedro's voice is not accidental. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Pedro started taking voice and piano lessons at age nine, and wrote his first award-winning song at only fifteen. Pedro started singing professionally as a background vocalist, and in musicals. He also began recording radio bumpers and jingles for commercials. This led to steady weekend work at some of the most prestigious hotels in Puerto Rico, developing his impressive vocal range while working on his original music.
While Pedro moves closer to realizing his dreams of writing with David Foster and singing with Celine Dion, recording for his new CD is already under way in Puerto Rico. His debut album will feature songs in English and Spanish, touching on universal themes of love in all aspects: pure love, sad love, first love, broken heart love, and hopeless love. The dark power ballad “Si Preguntan Por Mi” will be included exclusively on this record, despite its high demand to be recorded by several other Puerto Rican artists. Pedro José also recorded 1983 hit song "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" composed by the famous Jim Steinman and originally recorded by Air Supply. The new version of this song capture a lot of interest between Jim Steinman's followers/fans from around the world who discover Pedro José over the internet placing his talent in a very high standard level among other very important international artists.
Why Isn't Love... EP Released
Original Release Date: January 26, 2011
Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
Why Isn't Love Enough
Si No Es Suficiente Amor
Al Cielo Y Más Allá
Si Preguntan Por Mi
No Quiero Sentirme Así
In My Life
Deseo De Amar
Te Quiero Decir
The Canary Islands International Song Contest - 2006 - 6th Edition
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Pedro Jose won the "Tabaida de Bronce" third place in the International Songwriting Contest ORIGI...Pedro Jose won the "Tabaida de Bronce" third place in the International Songwriting Contest
ORIGINAL BALLAD SONG
MEJOR CANCIÓN / BEST SONG
ABAIBA DE BRONCE
"SI PREGUNTAN POR MÍ"
Humacao - Puerto Rico
SingerUniverse Best Vocalist Of The Month Competition (November Bookings)
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SingerUniverse Best Vocalist Of The Month Competition (November Bookings) http://www.singeruniverse...SingerUniverse Best Vocalist Of The Month Competition (November Bookings)
Nov 1 - 30, 2006
The “Best Vocalist Of The Month" Competition honors and publicizes the top vocalists each month who submit their demos to the popular SingerUniverse online magazine/website, which attracts over 35,000 visitors per month. This Competition not only spotlights the winning singer, but also showcases the Top Five Vocalists of the month. Many pro producers, A&R execs, managers and songwriters check out the winning songs each month.
SingerUniverse is headed by veteran music publisher/A&R exec Dale Kawashima, who previously was President of Michael Jackson’s ATV Music, and a creative exec at Sony and Motown. The SingerUniverse Advisory Board consists of five, top industry pros: eight-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan; Walter Afanasieff (1999 Grammy Producer Of The Year, and writer/producer for Mariah Carey, Josh Groban and Celine Dion); Billy Mann (hit writer/producer of Pink, Jessica Simpson, Teddy Geiger); Jay Landers (A&R/Executive Producer for Barbra Streisand, Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney) and Lis Lewis (top vocal coach).
Congratulations to the Sonicbids artists who were selected:
Winner - Christine Santelli - "One More Day"
Top 5 Vocalist - Elizabeth Shea
Top 5 Vocalist - Larry Zarella
Top 5 Vocalist - Pedro José
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TAXI “Overall Comments: Hola Pedro: Your skills as a vocal interpreter are well matched to your m...TAXI
“Overall Comments: Hola Pedro: Your skills as a vocal interpreter are well matched to your melodic instincts and your lyrical specificity. "Deseo de Amar" and "Si Preguntan por mi" both qualify on the basis of their shared dramatic impact. "La Primera" has a more upbeat and modern rock vibe that might signal a new direction for you in the future. Your vocals are excellent across the board in all styles.”
“Anthemic song with a strong chorus.” For song (Deseo De Amar)
“A dramatic ballad with a powerful chorus.” For Song (Si Preguntan Por Mi)
“Punchy chorus and additional vocals punch up the song.” For Song (La Primera)
“Solid songwriting, an appealing voice, excellent intonation and delivery and a very pro approach adds up to a solid package. Forwarded with best wishes for continued artistic growth and success.”
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Pedro José Wins August SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition
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Pedro José, a talented, Latin/pop singer & songwriter based in Humacao, Puerto Rico, has won the Aug...Pedro José, a talented, Latin/pop singer & songwriter based in Humacao, Puerto Rico, has won the August SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition, for his performance of his song “In My Life.” José is a successful, pro singer who performs steadily in Puerto Rico with his band Indigo, and he is also completing songs for his debut CD release.
“In My Life” is a romantic, heartfelt pop ballad, which is reminiscent of Marc Anthony’s stirring ballad style. This song has a beautiful melody, particularly in the chorus, where the melody lifts up to create an emotional, soaring feeling. The recording of “In My Life” also provides an excellent showcase for José’s passionate lead vocals.
José was born in Humacao, and raised in Las Piedras, another city in the Eastern region of Puerto Rico. He started singing at a young age, and began taking piano lessons at age 9. When he was 15, José wrote his first song (called “Esperanza d Amor”), which ended up winning three awards at the Festival San Juan de la Cancion (for Best Song, Best Vocalist and Best Performance). “Winning three Festival awards was a great experience,” recalled José. “It gave me the confidence to believe I could have career as an artist and songwriter.”
José has steadily worked on his music since, although he also furthered his academics and education. He attended Sagrado Corazon University in Puerto Rico, where he subsequently graduated with a B.A. in Telecommunications. Following college, José has concentrated on his songwriting and performing. He is currently preparing to record his first, full CD, which will have at least 10 songs.
For “In My Life,” José wrote this song with his friend, Miguel Trinidad. “When I heard the melody that Miguel had written, I loved it,” said José. “I wrote lyrics to it, and also added more melody lines. [I view it as] a contemporary country love song, with the lyric theme focusing on eternal love. We then went to the studio to record a demo with Perucho, who is a gifted and talented producer (who was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2003). We recorded this demo in an hour, with vocals and everything.”
This recording of “In My Life” is a solid demonstration of José’s performing and writing skills. His upcoming CD should be worth looking out for. “My plan is to continue learning and growing in music, and write good, powerful songs. It is an honor and blessing to have music in my life. Music and love go together in my case, and music gives me the perfect chance to combine all my emotions, feelings and thoughts.”
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SONG OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCES WINNERS Puerto Rican native Pedro Jose Rivera recently received the ho...SONG OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCES WINNERS
Puerto Rican native Pedro Jose Rivera recently received the honor of being named winner by the Song of the Year ( http://www.songoftheyear.com/ ) songwriting contest. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation. The Song of the Year judges are some of the biggest names in music including many Grammy Award winners. Song of the Year is excited to recognize Pedro for his exceptional songwriting ability for the song In My Life. Pedro competed against songwriters from all over the world for this honor. When asked what inspired the song Pedro commented that this song is about pure love just that far beyond till death do us part. I love writing and music and is an honor that I can do both for a purpose.Currently Pedro is concentrating on his songwriting and singer career while hoping to Get a record deal, or publishing deal.
You can find more information about Pedro Jose Rivera e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Winners are the songwriters with the #1 rated song in their category in a given month. These songs will compete at the end of the year in their respective category to establish the yearly winner. The yearly winner from each category will then compete for the Grand Prize and status of “song of the year”.
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UPCOMING SONGWRITER SCORES BIG Puerto Rican native Pedro Rivera recently received the honor of be...UPCOMING SONGWRITER SCORES BIG
Puerto Rican native Pedro Rivera recently received the honor of being named Runner Up, by the Song of the Year ( http://www.songoftheyear.com/ ) songwriting contest. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation. The Song of the Year judges are some of the biggest names in music including many Grammy Award winners. Song of the Year is excited to recognize Pedro for his exceptional songwriting ability for the song Tonight. Pedro competed against songwriters from all over the world for this honor. When asked what inspired the song Pedro commented that, “it was one of those times when you just sit and write down something that you feel very deeply with all your heart and soul and I’m glad that you recognized my work for just do what I love to do, so thank you.”Currently Pedro is concentrating on his songwriting and music career while hoping to get a record or a publishing deal.
You can find more information about Pedro Rivera by e-mail him at: email@example.com.
Runner Ups are based on the point system alone. The judges each month are given forms to rank the songs they receive on elements like structure, melodies, music, lyrics, etc...... This is what the Winners and Finalists are selected by. The Runner Ups are based on high scores from the judges. The Runner Ups are some of the highest ranked songs that did not make it into the top five picks.
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