Prince Royce gets candid in Billboard's new "Growing Up" episode, where the chart-topping artist talks dabbling in the music industry as a teenager to recording a cover that would change everything.
Artists such as Usher, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony soundtracked his youth and inspired him to want to sing and perform. While initially it was more of a hobby between the ages of 13 and 15, at age 16, Royce -- who was born to Dominican parents and raised in the Bronx -- started to take music more seriously.
"Singing in the shower was when I discovered that I had talent, and at 16 years old I started handing out flyers, going to festivals and parades, where my cousins would help me pass out flyers. They were my little street team, so my family has always been very supportive," Royce says.