Alih Jey
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Alih Jey

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

Alih Jey: 2001
Gotas de Piel: 2004

Radio Airplay:
It's Ok
Munequita Tuya

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Bio

Born Alih Jey De Peña in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic twenty one years ago, this singer-songwriter, re-emerges in 2004 with her second studio album.

Alih Jey’s musical career began at the age of three in her native Dominican Republic when she toured with her family as part of the act La Familia Peña. As she grew into her teens, she ventured into TV where she co-hosted - alongside her older sister - the children’s show “Topi Topi de Fiesta. “ Even though she became a familiar face and ratings were good, Alih Jey knew her true calling was not in front of the cameras; rather it was behind a guitar, piano and microphone.

Alih Jey wrote her first song at the age of 14 as an answer to her high-school peers dealing with the fact that she was a TV star. Her father was so impressed that she continued writing; It’s Ok, the first single off of her debut album was the second song written. These songs, along with her devotion for music, and her parents’ faith in her talent, helped her get her big break when Jorge Taveras – an old family friend and famous producer in the DR - came to the Peña house one night looking for her sister and was greeted by Alih Jey, instead. Such was the impact on Taveras that two demo’s were made and sent to Universal Music Latin in Miami, where immediately she was signed.

Her family then packed up their belongings to move to Miami and pursue Alih Jey’s dream of becoming a recording artist. Her first album, Alih Jey, was received with much praise by critics and helped establish her as a driving force in the Latin music scene.

Alih Jey devoted her time to promote her album and then took a break to focus on school and life. During that time, she met Jodi Marr through Universal Music. It was this encounter that would proof fateful in the long run, as they began writing songs together, creating strong lyrics and beautiful melodies. Alih Jey was growing into a young, independent woman, and Jodi helped her channel all these emotions into new songs. So much was created that it gave them enough material to begin working on her second album.

Nowadays, Alih Jey is a force to be reckoned with, already composing songs for other artists.

As an artist, Alih Jey possesses a unique talent rarely found in our time; her incredible gift for songwriting and expressing her feelings in such an honest manner set her apart from her peers, and her overall capacity as a musician, dancer and performer make of Alih Jey one of a kind.