Alih Jey is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from the Dominican Republic. She cemented her place in rock and pop, being the first Dominican nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for her album “Necia,” and even penned a hit song for Ricky Martin. She then began collaborating with other bands, and experimenting with new genres such as bolero-folk. Her forthcoming album “Soy De Peña (in collaboration with the band Cuñao),” does just that, and is a tribute to her father Aníbal De Peña, who to this day remains an icon in Dominican musical history. “Mi Debilidad,” the first single from her forthcoming album was premiered on KCRW’s Pan Caliente and included on NPR’s Alt.Latino playlist after a glowing review.
Alih Jey was born in the Dominican Republic on March 28th, 1983. She grew up in a musical family and began singing in harmony at the age of three with her parents and two sisters. At 14 she wrote “It’s Ok,” which led to a record deal with Universal Music Latino, and eventually to a position on the Billboard Top 40 charts. Alih eventually moved to Miami and recorded two albums with Universal, Alih Jey and Gotas De Piel, during which she toured with Paulina Rubio. Billboard Magazine called her song Te Lo Debo a Ti “... one of the best female pop tracks in recent memory,” The Miami Herald called Alih Jey “One of the most complete and talented artists of the Miami Music Industry,” and Boom Magazine named “Gotas de Piel” Best Album by a Singer/Songwriter.
After cutting ties with the label, Alih recorded her first independent album, “Necia” and received a Latin Grammy nomination in the category of Best Rock Solo Vocal Album. In 2010 Alih Jey moved to Los Angeles focused more on songwriting. She won the BMI award in 2016 for co-writing Ricky Martin’s hit single “Adrenalina (Spanglish Version).” She’s also placed songs with other noted artists, including JLO, Wisin, Ednita Nazario and Maite Perroni (of RBD).
Alih Jey’s latest single Mi Debilidad has received a lot of hype and positive reviews from platforms such as KCRW, NPR and other media outlets from both the US and the Dominican Republic. Alih Jey performed on 25 shows in the Dominican Republic while releasing Mi Debilidad there first, in November 2018, finalizing the tour with a full house at historic venue Casa De Teatro.
Alih Jey performed songs from the project with Cuñao at SXSW 2019. Then she opened up the shows for Raul Malo, singer of the Mavericks on his California Tour. “Soy De Peña” was produced by Cameron Bartolini and is now available everywhere!