Andres “Dre” Hidalgo – Founder and CEO of 2Strong Music

Based out of NYC, 2 Strong Music, Inc. is an indie Urban Record Label that also provides Music Services for hire. It was founded in the year 1999 by Andres “Dre” Hidalgo. Throughout his career Dre has worn several hats, from Management, Booking Agent, Talent Development, A&R, Producer and music video Director, Producer.

2 Strong Music/Dre discovered and launched the careers of Urban Bachata’s biggest acts such as AVENTURA, PRINCE ROYCE and XTREME. His contributions have changed the face of Bachata not only in the United States, but in the entire world. All of these accomplishments have positioned 2 Strong Music and Dre as a well-respected name in the Latin Music industry.

Today 2 Strong Music, has built a team of super talented Music Producers, Writers, Promoters, Video Directors, Publicists & a Marketing Team to work along side Andres “Dre” Hidalgo to do what he does best! 2 Strong Music Inc., is indisputably a force to be reckoned with therefore, it’s only a matter of time for another star to rise from under this label.

Aventura - Bachata - 2StrongMusic

Andres “Dre” Hidalgo’s influences evident and transposed throughout all his work in the music industry. Including his time with the world-renowned group “AVENTURA” – that reached international stardom while under the 2 Strong Music Inc., management. Dre is responsible for the launch, promotion and tour of the “We Broke the Rules.”

An album where songs like: Obsesion, Enseñame a Olvidar and Amor de Madre (amongst others) made AVENTURA a household name. Aventura has won countless awards & now as a solo Artist Romeo Santos continues to flourish & being the Star that was cultivated under 2 Strong Music.

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XTreme - Bachata - 2StrongMusic

Next up Andres Hidalgo independent record label created, developed and managed the Urban Bachata sensation duo XTREME, where he also produced their first underground album called “WE GOT NEXT” and their first international and self-titled album “XTREME”. Taking them to international stardom and adding to the 2 STRONG Legacy.

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Prince Royce - Bachata - 2StrongMusic

That in fact, was just the beginning for Dre as he proved shortly thereafter, when he produced and co-wrote Prince Royce’s self-titled debut album.  “PRINCE ROYCE”, the album was certified Triple Platinum for its hit singles “Stand By Me,” “Corazón Sin Cara” & “El Amor Que Perdimos”.

To date, Andres “Dre” Hidalgo is the recipient of several accolades that include: (4) Latin Grammy Certificates,  (4) Latin Billboards, (3) Premio Lo Nuestro, (4) ASCAP, (1) BMI and lastly, a Premio Latino. His work with Prince Royce solidified his presence in the industry and helped him gain the recognition and respect from industry colleagues. Strengthening his place within the Urban Bachata genre, soon after Prince Royce.

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Jean - It's Jean - Bachata - 2StrongMusic

Without losing momentum in 2012, Dre shared his next project with the world: JEAN, who without fail followed suit and reached #3 in the Tropical Latin Billboards with his first single “Maquina de Tiempo.” Interestingly enough, JEAN shared his billboard ranks with Romeo Santos who was in at (# 4) and Prince Royce who was in at (# 6).

The rising star, singer/songwriter’s hit single was accompanied by a music video directed by none other than the  genius himself, Andres “Dre” Hidalgo. Making a stance as an independent record label, JEAN’s next single “Can’t Find Love” –was released and in no time, organically, reached  #19 in the Tropical Latin Billboards.

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Solo2 - Bachata - 2StrongMusic

Today, 2 Strong Music has just released the single “Falso Amor” for “Solo 2” a duo made up of two brothers Brandon & Aldric from Miami, FL. Dre has also just completed the Solo 2 debut Album titled “Solo 2 State of Mind” and is preparing for its Release in 2018.  The Album is a mix of Urban Bachata, Latin Pop Rock & Reggaeton.

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The Newest member of 2 Strong Music and very first female Artist ever, is the Beautiful & multi talented Vanessa Ayala. 2 Strong Music has just released her Debut single “Sacrifice” a bilingual Pop Bachata and is in the recording process for both her Spanish & English EP. Both EP’s will be separate entities, the Spanish one will consist of mainly Pop Urban Bachatas & the English will be a mixture of R&B Pop & R&B Soul.

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