Crossover star in the making Prince Royce sat down with Billboard for candid interviews prior to his performances at the launch of Billboard En Vivo on April 3 at New York City’s Poisson Rouge and April 7 at Chicago’s Untitled Supper Club.
Fans want to know details, details and more details about Royce’s upcoming English-language debut. We found out that following “Stuck on a Feeling,” featuring Snoop Dogg, Royce will soon release a new single that he describes as uptempo and “a perfect summer song.” It will feature a big name, but mum’s the word on that for now.
Royce shared that he’d been working with several producers, including Max Martin, and that fans would hear a “different” side of himself on his new album, one that’s always been there, but never had a chance to be revealed.
Finally, Royce also dispelled any notion that his bachata-singing days in Spanish could be over. “Never,” he said. In fact, he’s working on a new Spanish-language album even as he preps his English debut.
And while Royce wouldn’t reveal the title of his English-language debut just yet, he did agree to answer a barrage of questions. We found out he loves to play video games (Super Smash Bros. is his current favorite), and 10 other things we never knew about Royce before:
1. Boxers or briefs?
2. Sleeps with pajamas or no pajamas?
3. Thing he never leaves home without?
4. Last supper?
5. Spends too much money on…
“Clothes. Media always comments if I wear the same thing twice.”
6. First thing he notices in a woman?
7. Desert island album?
“Michael Jackson’s Thriller.“
8. Most treasured possession?
“Friends and family.”
9. Favorite superhero?
“Batman. Because he’s human and has no superpowers.”
10. Favorite movie line?
“Hasta la vista, baby!”