Young Homie

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"Young Homie"
Single by Chris Rene
from the album I'm Right Here
Released March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
Format digital download
Genre Pop rap, R&B, hip hop
Length 3:28
Label Epic
Writer(s) Chris Rene, Gabriel Rene, Gina Rene, Jonathan Rotem, Marty James, Gene Pistilli, Walter Murphy
Producer(s) Jonathan Rotem, Marty James
Chris Rene singles chronology
"Young Homie"
Music video
"Young Homie" on YouTube

"Young Homie" is the debut single written and performed by American singer-songwriter Chris Rene. It is the first single from Rene's debut studio EP I'm Right Here. Following its release the song reached number one in the New Zealand singles chart.[1]


Rene wrote the song prior to auditioning for the first season of the American version of singing talent competition The X Factor. Rene performed the song a total of three times on the show - at his first audition, during the top nine performance show and during the show's final.

Recording and release[edit]

Following The X Factor, Rene went on to record a studio version of the song that was released worldwide on March 13, 2012. A music video was also created in Rene's hometown of Santa Cruz, California on February 16, 2012 and released onto YouTube and Vevo on March 20, 2012.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Jeremy Rall.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 72
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 64
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 26


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