South Carolina and Florence native Trey Lorenz was one of the many musical artists that performed during Michael Jackson's memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Trey sang a duet with R&B Star Maria Carey during rendition of the Jackson 5's cover "I'll Be There".
The two first met in 1990 while Trey was attending Farleight Dickenson University. A friend of a friend took him to a studio where Carey was recording her first album and they clicked. Carey invited him to perform as a backup singer for her 1990 promotional tour. Trey parlayed that into singingin background vocals on her sophmore album , Emotions.
Lorenz again served as Carey's backing singer on her 1992 appearance on the television show MTV Unlpugged. Their "Unplugged" performance was released as a single that went to number one in the United States. Lorenz recorded also a duet "She Deserves It" with Polish vocalist Basis on her gold US album " The Sweetest Illusion".