René gained immense international popularity when he released his Europe-wide smash hit «Somebody Dance with Me» in November, 1992.Employing catchy refrains by Emel Aykanat as well as rap performance by himself, the single shot to number 1 in Switzerland and Sweden, while it landed in the top-5 in numerous other European countries including Germany. «Somebody Dance with Me» was certified Gold in Germany for selling well over 250,000 units. His second hit «Keep on Dancing», which followed the same technique as its predecessor, reached the top-5 both at home and in Germany, and landed in the top-10 in other parts of Europe.The single reached a Gold status in Germany for sales of 250,000 units sold. The long awaited album, Dance with Me was released in October, 1993 and remained in the charts all over Europe for quite some time which was followed by another single, «Take Control», again from his debut album, earning him yet another Gold-award in Germany for sales of over 250,000 units, which also entered the top-20 in numerous countries.