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Margo Rey

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Margo Rey born Margarita Reymundo-Jurado; 18 October 1966 is a Mexican singer-songwriter whose original stage name was Margo Reymundo1


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 21 Early years
    • 22 Musical theater and voiceover work
    • 23 Musical style
    • 24 2012-present
  • 3 Live performances
  • 4 Discography
    • 41 Albums
    • 42 EPs
    • 43 Singles
    • 44 Charting
  • 5 Philanthropy
  • 6 Personal life
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Early lifeedit

Rey was born in Acapulco, Mexico and grew up in Arlington and Dallas, Texas,2 the youngest of five children in the family Her mother Juana-Amparo Jurado was a Flamenco dancer and her father Alejandro Reymundo was a cliff diver When Rey was two, the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas3 She began performing at the age of 11


Early yearsedit

In Texas, Rey took classical music training4 As a teenager, Rey was the lead vocalist in Debutante,5 an all-female rock band in Arlington The band toured the US and overseas In 1988, Debutante self-released an album, These Boots Were Made For Walkin' In the early 1990s, Rey began singing in The Ritual, a power-pop band The band garnered interest from Columbia Records, but on the verge of signing, they broke up Rey was then hired by a Dallas venue, Sambuca46 She became the bandleader of a Latin Jazz/R&B sextet called Miss Margo & The Lost Souls4

The group's debut album, Acaba,7 had one top-five and two top-twenty singles, according to Radio y Musica magazine The album's success landed Rey a major record deal in 1997 with PolyGram Latino Due to corporate consolidation, Rey found herself in label limbo and for three years her album wasn't released but she could not exit her deal either6

Musical theater and voiceover workedit

In 1998, actor Edward James Olmos heard Rey sing and recommended her for a principal role in the bound-for-Broadway musical Selena Forever8 This launched a career in musical theatre in New York

Rey moved to Los Angeles to make music while working as an actress She was signed by Abrams Artist Agency9 She has been a commercial vocalist for Juniper Music and has done voiceover work in TV commercials and national advertising for a variety of companies in both English and Spanish10

Musical styleedit

Rey calls her style of music "Organica", an unorthodox hybrid of pop music that is rooted in jazz with deep ethno-rhythmic grooves, textural guitars, keys and lush vocals11 In 2009, she released her album My Heart's Desire and appeared as a guest on the Dr Phil show, where she performed Between Us12 The album received the 2009 Muse’s Muse award for Best Overall CD Project In Any Category13

My Heart's Desire Track List

No Title Length
1 "Organica" 0:10
2 "My Heart's Desire" 5:03
3 "Tell Me" 5:16
4 "Wrapped Around Your Finger" 7:49
5 "Andrew" 0:18
6 "Between Us" 4:42
7 "Picture This" 4:46
8 "You Belong To Me" 4:56
9 "Picture the Way Back" 0:17
10 "The Way Back" 6:24
11 "Strap In" 0:04
12 "I Saw You" 4:58
13 "Ain't No Sunshine" 4:47
14 "Chimes" 0:23
15 "Couldn't Be More Wrong" 6:14
16 "Thank You" 0:34

Rey's music caught the attention of comedian Ron White and music producer Michael Blakey, a former president of Virgin Records/2K Records Blakey and White formed Organica Music Group and made Rey their first signing1415

A year later, Organica launched Rey's original dance single EP called Habit Remixes, which debuted at No 7 and climbed its way to No 1 for two straight weeks16 Habit also stayed on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart for nine weeks11

At the end of 2011, Rey's song "Let The Rain", which she co-wrote with John Oates, remained on the charts for 21 weeks, peaking at No 17 on Billboard magazine's Adult Contemporary chart17 The track was named a "Hot Shot Debut" on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart18 The following radio single, "Between Us," climbed to No 21 on the Billboard AC Chart in August 201211

In 2011, Rey released a Christmas EP, This Holiday Night, which appeared in the Top 20 of the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts17 The title song was written by Rey and Barrett Yeretsian19


Rey's album Habit, released in July 2012 by Organica Music Group, was produced by Rey, Elton Ahi, and Chris Wabich "Habit" was recorded and mixed at Rusk LA by Ahi and mastered by Yossi Shaken2021

Habit Track List:

No Title Length
1 "Habit" 4:19
2 "Let the Rain" featuring John Oates 3:32
3 "Between Us" 4:08
4 "Get Back" 3:40
5 "I Saw You Again and Again" 4:30
6 "I'll Give My Heart" 3:21
7 "Couldn't Be More Wrong" 3:51
8 "Saturn Returns" feat John Oates 3:21
9 "Pla$tic Karma" 3:43
10 "Roses" 3:04
11 "10 Reasons" 3:38
12 "You'll Be Coming Back" 3:31
13 "She's Not There" 2:36

The single Tempted, a cover of Squeeze's 1980s track, charted at No 28 on the National AC Airplay Chart on Billboard, the week of May 26, 20131722

Live performancesedit

Rey was a resident at the B B King's Blues Club in 2011 and 2012 Together with White and her band, Rey put on numerous shows entitled Ron White Presents: Margo Rey Live, hosted by White, and with guest appearances that included John Oates232425

At the end of 2012, Rey accompanied saxophonist Dave Koz as a guest singer on his "Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012" tour between Thanksgiving and Christmas262728