Yunel – “Ay Amiga”


Yunel Cruz was born in the Dominican Republic and like many Latin-American immigrants in search of the American dream, he moved to New York with his family when he was only 4 years old. Soon after Yunel discovered his musical veinand made a promise to his mother that one day his name would appear on the lists of the magazine he enjoyed reading so much; Billboard.

Yunel comes from a hard working family and at times managed to work 2 or even 3 shifts while he was in college eventually graduating with a degree in Music Business.

His talents as a singer, multifaceted musician (Yunel plays trombone, cello and guitar) and prolific songwriter led him to perform on Broadway where he further expanded his talents.


In 2012 he landed his first hit with “Dominicanita”, a song that reached the #2 position of Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart  and today his dream comes true by reaching the NUMBER ONE position of this chart with a song penned by himself “AY AMIGA”.

This is only the beginning for Yunel… the best is yet to come.

Courtesy: Universal Music Group

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