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Prince Royce has enjoyed massive success in the Spanish-language pop music segment with his three No. 1 albums on the US Billboard Top Latin Album chart.

In his debut English-language album Double Vision, he kicks things off with pop R&B number Stuck On A Feeling. Unfortunately, only thing I can remember from this song is the line “Better lock this down/Better box this up”.

On Back It Up, Prince Royce channels his inner Usher, perhaps a little too much, especially when he sings “Oh my gosh/Oh my gosh/Oh mama”.

Rapper Pitbull adds his signature Latin dance sound to give this track a little flavour, and even Jennifer Lopez gets in on the act with her sultry voice, which has the result of making listeners forget that this is a Prince Royce track.

Sorry, dude.

Then there’s Double Vision, an annoying song featuring rapper Tyga about having to choose between two women. Once again, it sounds like Prince Royce is overshadowed by his guest artiste while he is reduced to singing the forgettable bits. But he does have a great smooth voice, as he showcases in piano ballad Paris On A Sunny Day.

The adage “less is more works” for Prince Royce. Handcuffs is a slow R&B number with minimal synth beats that will grow on you.

If your album collection is in dire need for some R&B pop numbers, then get this.


Prince Royce

Double Vision

(Sony Music)