- Started singing at age 6.
- While in college, he had a job selling knives door-to-door.
- In 2007, was a finalist in Arizona Idol (the winner of the competition secures a chance to audition for Fox's American Idol). After failing to take first place, he traveled to San Diego to audition successfully for the seventh season of American Idol.
- Has performed with the Latin/R&B bands Tribét and Straight up.
- Spring Hernandez — Mother