Roger Ortega's record sales, performances and songwriting credits opened the door for him to be a registered voting member of The Recording Academy. As a recently accepted member, amongst other things, he can officially vote for The Grammys.
Avoiding the notorious "sophomore slump", RO's 2016 release 'The Lottery' stormed the iTunes R&B/Soul charts up to #8! Charting on iTunes is familiar territory for RO. His debut album 'RnBPoPWrytr', released in April 2012, reached #62 on the very same charts. He has garnered terrestrial radio play and several of his songs have been put into rotation on the Pandora music site.
As a child, Roger started to realize his dream of singing/songwriting, when he started a pop group at the age of 14. Making their debut at The Topeka Fiesta Mexicana the group eventually changed members and established a following of their own. This group took Roger from the midwest city of Topeka, KS to the bright lights of New York City. He's performed with acts from Aaron Carter to O-Town and Color Me Badd to Jay-Z all while steadily building his fan base.
RO signed with Mena Keys Records as a artist/songwriter/producer in 2011. After the 2012 release of 'RnBPoPWrytr' he began working on the follow up in 2013. Unfortunately after the passing of Mena Keys CEO George Mena, the label folded thus putting a halt on the project. However with a fresh batch of producers wanting to be a part of RO's success he was able to pick up where he left off. He was not only working with producers he felt could field his vision though. 'The Lottery' was mixed and mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Mikaelin 'Blue' Bluespruce who's lent his talents to Akon, Solange Knowles, Prince Royce, Ghostface Killah & Ruben Studdard to name a few.
Gearing up for a busy summer RO says "Music is the soundtrack to our lives and we gotta tell a story." And what a story he's planning to tell.