René Baumann (born January 5, 1968 in Kölliken, Switzerland, to Italian father Luigi Cipiriano and Swiss mother Ruth Baumann) also known as DJ BoBo, is a successful eurodance musician.
As a dance music producer, his first big success came with the single Somebody Dance with Me, which is similar in sound to Rockwell's, "Somebody's Watching Me". The single hit number one in Switzerland. After this, he charted well with the singles Keep on Dancing and Take Control.
René has received numerous golds and platinums for his songs and has found success in Europe (primarily Germany and Switzerland) and South America. René's more recent songs are a departure from eurodance, but he still produces decent eurodance tracks such as Moscow (2001), No More Pain (2003), and Amazing Life (2005).
One of his singles, Chihuahua, was used in a Spanish Coca-Cola commercial. In 2003 it was re-released due to its huge success and it ended being the second best selling single of the year world wide. In December 2004, the Cantonese version of Chihuahua was written by Wyman Wong as the theme song of the same product. This version was performed by Joey Yung.
In 2004, as a result of the success of Chihuahua, René was awarded the Swiss award for Showbusiness at the Swiss awards, an annual event meant to recognise high achieving Swiss people.
As well as being a eurodance performer and producer, René is also a talented choreographic dancer.