After making a name for herself on dancefloors with such top 10 offerings as "Find Another Woman" and "Anything for Love"—as well as scoring a Hot 100 entry with "No One's Gonna Change You"&#x2

After making a name for herself on dancefloors with such top 10 offerings as "Find Another Woman" and "Anything for Love"—as well as scoring a Hot 100 entry with "No One's Gonna Change You"—Reina, at long last, delivers her debut album. Already, the set's lead single, the energetic "If I Close My Eyes," has proved itself in clubs and on the radio; it peaked at No. 6 and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Radio Airplay charts, respectively. And there is more where this major slab of buoyant dance-pop came from. Working with several producers (including Jack D. Elliot, Ellis Miah and Giuseppe D.), Reina stands head and shoulders above other female dance-pop artists who tend to get lost in their producers' rock-solid beats and rhythms. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Reina possesses power-packed, emotional vocals. Brightly shining moments like "On My Own," a delicious cover of "If You Should Ever Be Lonely" and "Believe in Us" more than make up for the lackluster "Vivo Per Lei," a duet with the Sicilians Featuring Angelo Venuto. With "This Is Reina," a star is born. Hopefully, those outside of the dance scene will take notice.—MP

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