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Rey Aguilera (born October 26, 1999, also known as Dylan Rey and El Rey) is a Spanish-American singer and musician. He was a member of the 2015 boy band, New District, for two years that toured with 5th Harmony.

Early Life

Rey Aguilera was born on October 26, 1999, to Miesa and Dan Aguilera in Austin, Texas.[1] He has five siblings: Gideon, Gaberial, Isabella, Iyaji, and Donavan.

When he was younger, he accompanied his father to Koji, Nigeria on a medical mission trip. His father adopted three boys from the orphanage of the African country: Gideon, Gaberial, and Iyaji. The adoption process began in October 2008, eventually all three arriving to Austin.

At eight years old, Dylan began his music career in his church choir, but first started off as an actor. At the age of eleven, he began taking vocal lessons under Septien Entertainment Group, which helped him develop a passion for singing.[2]


2012-present: New District and Boy Band

Dylan participated on the second season of The X Factor (US) in 2012 but failed to make it through the finals. Later he became a member of the boy band New District, and headlined the Teen Nation Tour (TNT) in 2015. In June 2017, he made it as one of the top thirty contestants on the ABC show Boy Band, auditioning in front of the three judges, but was eliminated in the first episode.


Extended Plays

Title Extended play details
She Gets Me

· Released: January 2015
· Format: Streaming
· Producer: Andrew Lane



Year Title Role Notes
2017 Boy Band Himself Episode: "Meet The Boys"

Personal Life


★ Two of his adopted brothers are currently serving in the military.

★ He can do numerous impressions like Elmo, Peter Griffin, a Russian accent, etc. He loves to impersonate people that he meets.

★ His EP She Gets Me was produced by Grammy Member/AMA Nominee/Billboard Award Winner, Andrew Lane.

★ He appeared on the radio show of Ryan Seacrest.

★ He was a straight A student throughout school.

★ In his free time, he would put together shows and miniature concerts for his family and friends.

★ He is inspired by Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, Boyz II Men, and Bryan Adams.

★ Dylan can play piano and guitar.

★ An avid sports fan, his teams are the Dallas Cowboys, UCLA Bruins, the LA Clippers and the Yankees.

★ He has/had a golden retriever named Doug, an English bulldog named Rihanna, and a pug named Mr. Pickles.


  1. Smith, Heather M. "Plano family welcomes new additions to their family ". starlocalmedia. April 16, 2009.
  2. Isina | Dylan Rey