According to this update from Hits Daily double, X Factor 3rd place finisher, Chris Rene will release his 1st single, a self-written tune produced by J.R. Rotem, on iTunes February 14. Happy Valentines Day!

Singer/Songwriter and finalist from the debut season of X-Factor is one of LA Reid’s first signings at Epic. Mega-weight J.R. Rotem produces first single, penned by Rene, available on iTunes 2/14, slated to hit Xover and Pop 2/21. Video in pre-production, shooting in February. Huge buzz in front of this fan favorite from the show. Major Press and TV dates upcoming. Stay tuned. Mgmt: Front Line Mgmt/The MGMT Co.

Hm. Where is this “huge buzz” Hits speaks of? Am I missing something? Are you looking forward to Chris’s single?

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  • Anonymous

    Lol, typical p.r. speak there. Outside of the usual blogs that focus on the reality show singing competitions and the occasional tweet, I haven’t seen any “huge buzz” about any of the XFactor people. But I bet L.A. will make sure Epic pushes this song hard to radio and Chris will be doing the standard radio/t.v. promo rounds, so who knows, maybe he will do well with this song.

  • Anonymous

    I’m looking forward to hearing his stuff. i can’t find Young Homie though on iTunes. Was it released. 

  • Anonymous

    Young Homie is the song that is being released.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I always thought Chris was the only one who had a prayer of making it from the X Factor.  Looking forward to hearing another one of Chris’s original songs.

  • Anonymous

    Yes! And maybe the 12,584,000 + views on his audition and another 1,000,000 plus on other videos has created the buzz. I can’t wait to buy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I’m not a fan of his kind of music but when i searched about him on you tube I saw that tons of people were uploading covers of Young Homie. I’m talking about this month, not september. And a lot of people made a cover of ‘where do we go from here” too. People covering your song means that it really has a good hook. I think he’s by far the X-Factor alumn with most chances to make a name in the music industry.

  • Trina

    Isnt the Vibe Raters list PR generated by management and label? The fact that hes on there already complete with hyperbole makes me think the song will get some good support. I’m interested in the upcoming TV and press. IMO he has just as good a chance to do well as any newbie coming off any singing reality show.

  • Anonymous

    “Huge Buzz”
    Nobody else see the irony in using this phrase describing anything Chris does?
    I only ask because his ‘staying clean’ story preceded all his performances on XF…..

  • Anonymous

    LA can push all he wants, but I’m predicting that he’s going to run into some of the same obstacles that Jimmy Iovine did with Pia.  He’s probably already crashed into those obstacles.  

  • Anonymous

     I thought Young Homie was already released?

  • Anonymous

    They released some shortened version of it on iTunes, right? Supposedly he has re-recorded it, because Young Homie is what FMQB is listing as his single, with an add date for CHR radio of 2/21

    http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16691

  • Anonymous

    hhm… what happened to the runner up? he didn’t get sign??

  • shell29

    That’s right…the version that was on iTunes was one of his X Factor performances of Young Homie (complete with audience noise).  The studio version that is being released to radio will be available on iTunes on the 14th.

  • Anonymous

    The only buzz I’ve seen is on twitter.  There’s nobody that I know that didn’t watch X-Factor has a clue as to who he is.

  • Anonymous

    This guy is soo not a Pia.  I think he has a lot more potential going into this then Pia. I don’t think all that many people were checking out her performances on You TUBE and such. I think if this song is produced right it will be big on CHR and urban radio.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kim-Simpson/1287050609 Kim Simpson

    The Answer to that would be YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!Looking forward to singles release,and the Whole Album!!!!!Yeyeah!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bev-Hatley/100001446044633 Bev Hatley

    WELL YOU ARE WRONG !!!

  • Anonymous

    he’s working in the studio. the rumor is that he’ll be signed by RCA, but I haven’t seen anything official about that yet.

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree. I was shocked to see so many covers on Youtube of both Young homie and Where do we go from here. I think the huge buzz they are taking about is not only coming from Twitter, but Facebook, Youtube and the fact that his young homie is still getting played in various places. I just heard it being played in my street’s grocery store the other day! I mean, i wouldn’t call it a huge buzz, but fact of the matter is, Chris is the only one out of the 1st season of X factor that people are actually still talking about, except aside from the fact that Melanie released her Pepsi commercial. But that is also due to the fact that it was the magnitude of SuperBowl and she had Elton John with her. In terms of music, Chris is still having the slightest buzz among the rest of the contestants.
    Personally, i can’t wait to hear his single. Although I thought that the latest Young Homie that we heard here on MJ’s was his new single?? Lol!   

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait! And what a fitting day to release the song, haha. I believe this song will do really well. So far, some Clear Channel pop/rhythmic stations have been playing it since Chris tweeted his fans to request it and just tonight, his hometown pop/rhythmic station sent a tweet that suggested it has been officially sent everywhere:

    @1025KDON KDON.COM
    Hot off the presses just sent to the station! Santa Cruz’s own @MrChrisRene’s new CD “Young Homie” http://fb.me/1nw0uJMn5
    17 minutes ago

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bev-Hatley/100001446044633 Bev Hatley

    CHRIS RENE ! TALENT BEYOND WORDS !!!! AND HE** YES I’M LOOKING FORWORD TO YOUNG HOMIE ! and everything else he puts out !!! He is one in a billion !

  • Anonymous

    The good thing he has going for him is that, people are loving his own songs more than the covers he did on the show so that says something right there. His originals have also gotten lots of views. And LA has paired him with huge producers to work which makes me think they’re invested in him. He’s been working with producers for EMINEM, DRAKE and BRUNO MARS the past two days and he just tweeted he’s there with them today too. These guys were all tweeted amazing stuff about him. IMO, the show was just not his forte since he doesn’t do covers and I bet the guy has something more than what we got to see on the show. No wonder LA signed him the day after the finale, lol!

  • Anonymous

    Looks like he’s still in the studio with @SupaDups:twitter 

    @MrChrisRene: In the Studio #MakingMagic @SupaDups @Gmagnate http://pic.twitter.com/Bv5fXcTP11 minutes ago

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynn-Gintonio/100001285703538 Lynn Gintonio

    I am in fan heaven! My two favorite artists, Chris Rene and Kris Allen, are releasing singles this month, with albums to follow. It doesn’t get any better than this! They are both sooooo talented!!!!!!

  • Eduardo Ortega

    Go to my Google+ account, i have the link there for the new Version of Young Homie Official 2012!: 
    https://plus.google.com/112063021569480972630/posts
    Do not forget to +1! You can thank me later! :-) Song sounds awesome! he even says its been “9″ months now lol 

  • Eduardo Ortega

    i have the original new 2012 song for young homie and where do we go from here ft his sister! :-) 
    Go to my Google+ account, i have the links there:  https://plus.google.com/112063021569480972630/posts
    Do not forget to +1! You can thank me later! :-) Song sounds awesome! he even says its been “9″ months now lol 

  • Eduardo Ortega

    Go to my Google+ account, i have the link there for the new Version of Young Homie Official 2012!:  https://plus.google.com/112063021569480972630/postsDo not forget to +1! You can thank me later! :-) Song sounds awesome! he even says its been “9″ months now lol 

  • Eduardo Ortega

    Go to my Google+ account, i have the link there for the new Version of Young Homie Official 2012!:  https://plus.google.com/112063021569480972630/postsDo not forget to +1! You can thank me later! :-) Song sounds awesome! he even says its been “9″ months now lol 

  • Eduardo Ortega

    Go to my Google+ account, i have the link there for the new Version of Young Homie Official 2012!:  https://plus.google.com/112063021569480972630/postsDo not forget to +1! You can thank me later! :-) Song sounds awesome! he even says its been “9″ months now lol 

  • Eduardo Ortega

    Go to my Google+ account, i have the link there for the new Version of Young Homie Official 2012!:  https://plus.google.com/112063021569480972630/postsDo not forget to +1! You can thank me later! :-) Song sounds awesome! he even says its been “9″ months now lol 

  • http://twitter.com/RedBeanieGirl YM

    Eduardo, What is wrong with you? 

    MJ, Are you allowing people to post free download link here??

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    who?

  • vickycarrion36

    I cant wait 4 chris to do amazing things