There was a time where the idea of Latin/Latin-themed music having a significant presence on the airwaves would have seemed far-fetched. Aside from smash hits like “Livin’ La Vida Loca” that made unusual forays into the top of the charts, adequate representation was unheard of, but not anymore.
As a number of artists began to realize their presence and find their voice in the industry, the vibrant, colorful music that is the flavor of Latin music has burst onto the scenes. Increasingly, Latin artists are among the most streamed in the world. Among those at the forefront of driving Latin-themed music and dance in their communities is Boston’s Rey D Nova.
Rafael “Rey D Nova” Reyes is an international artist known for his reggaeton, dembow, and hip-hop music. He is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and operates out of Boston, Massachusetts. Rey is a recognized performer and one of the artists leading the way in Boston’s Latin music movement.
Like many others, Rey had always been a music lover and a self-described as a ‘musichead’ right from his early years. However, he never really put much thought into it other than for amusement. It wasn’t until friends and family around him began always remarking on his talent before he decided to make a career out of it and began laying the foundations for his musical legacy.
He has been steadily working his way up the charts with notable performances both locally and on the international scene. Hitting the stage in New England, Florida, New York, and overseas in Chile and the Dominican Republic.
He has performed alongside recognized artists, opening for El Alfa, Daddy Yankee, Bryan Myers, Arcangel, Hector “El Father,” and Nicky Jam. Rey’s music style is authentic, unique, and versatile with a relaxed energy that seamlessly brings it all together.
He is the winner of the International Artist of the Year 2020 award by Mega Mass TV. The collection of his music videos has received well over 100,000 hits, with recent singles “Brillo” Feat. Borrel, and “Hobby,” which was released in September 2020.
Rey continues to leave an impression on his listeners, thrilling them with exhilarating sounds that incorporate multiple genres brewed with a Latin flavor. He keeps raising the bar for all other upcoming artists with each performance, directing more attention to the movement.
On and off the stage, Rey exudes a self-confident, focused personality and communicates his passion and enthusiasm through both his music and body language. He is always searching ways to include surprising elements of creativity in his music and performances.
He shoulders the weight of responsibility of being a leader and trendsetter in his community with aplomb and cites his family as a big part of his motivation to improve his art and strive for ultimate success. It is also his desire to uplift as many people as he can and bring them together to celebrate the spicy and exotic history behind the music and dance.
In the coming years, Rey dreams of owning his studio and space to keep creating more music and showcasing the talents of a brilliant and amazing culture.
To learn more about Ray D Nova, connect with him on his Instagram page.