Yunel Cruz is a bachata singer/songwriter from New York City who scored his first hit single with "Dominicanita" in 2010. Born Jofre Cruz, he is influenced by Miles Peña and Frankie Negron, wrote his first song at age nine, and studied at Fisher College in Boston. Cruz's breakout single, "Dominicanita," was released on the four-song Something Different EP on the independent label Kobe Records in 2010, along with an alternate version of the song, "Mi Mexicanita." In 2011, Cruz released the follow-up singles "Made for You" and "Soy Tu DJ." Yet another version of his breakout hit, this one retitled "Mi Columbianita," was released as a single in 2012. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi