A russian on-line magazine “LIFE R’n'B” wrote an article about Richie, which you can read here.
The return of US5 frontman – Richie Stringini with his single «Man Down»
We think everyone remembers the magnificent five guys who conquered the hearts of millions girls? It took a long time since the band broke up, but the passion does not die down. Grateful fans still love and support their idols! A striking example is the singer of the band US5 – Richie Stringini. Let’s start with the singer’s biography.
Christopher Richard Stringini was born November 28, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois. When he was only 4 days, he was adopted by Robert and Kathleen Stringini. From that day he began to live together with them and became a very religious person. From an early age Richie was very ambitious. He began to work in the modeling business and participate in small projects.
At the age of 14 he became the “Chicago Idol” (won the contest) and he had the perspective to become an actor. When he was 17 years old, he took part in the casting for a show called «Big in America», which was produced by Lou Pearlman, found of such famous boybands like the Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, and Natural. Then he decided to create a group called US5.
Richie and his band mates Izzy, Jay, Michael and Chris were insanely famous in Asia and parts of Europe. After numerous appearances on stage, filming videos and photography, Michael and Chris left the band. Their places were taken by Vince and Cayce. In 2010 the group last performed together.
After the formation split 2 years ago, Richie has moved back to Chicago with his family. This year he took part in an audition for a new summer TV show, which began in the United States. This show «The Next – Fame Is At Your Doorstep» about people who were famous, who have their fans and they just need a little “push” from a manager or record company. Most recently, he reported that he become one of the finalists who will represent Chicago at the show!
In addition to that, on May 1st Richie released his first solo single called «Man Down». A part of the song can be heard on YouTube. Unfortunately, Russian people cannot purchase the full version of the song, but Richie’s team is working on it. Still he has thousands of loyal fans around the world who have supported him all this time. Now most of all he wants to go back to the scene and makes every effort to do so.
As he says:
“All I want – is to act, to be on stage – this is my life, singing – is my passion and Jesus Christ – is my savior.”
Even after the huge success of US5, he has not received any proposals from managers, record labels and other music companies. EXCEPT for the fans who during all these years are still with him.
“Around 8000 fans” follow me on Twitter and on Facebook. They are always there with me and support me. I keep in touch with them through chat rooms (Ustream) and my official website – www.RichieStringini.com.»