Christopher Dean Rene (born December 25, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter from Santa Cruz, California who finished in 3rd place on season 1 of X Factor USA, mentored by LA Reid. He first wowed the judges at his audition in Seattle with an original song that he wrote called "Young Homie" and continued to wow both the judges and the public ever since. Rene admitted he became addicted to drugs and alcohol very early on in his life.
Post X Factor USAEdit
Due to the popularity of "Young Homie" on YouTube, and Rene's performance of it on the finale, it was announced that the song will be Rene's first single. It was released on March 13, 2012 via Epic Records, which signed Rene to a record deal in January 2012. The song is receiving increased radio airplay in the United States and has even become a huge hit in New Zealand. His second single, "Trouble", was released on June 26, 2012.
Rene is currently on tour with the pop duo Karmin.
- "Young Homie" (2012)
- "Trouble" (2012)