Romeo Santos

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Romeo Santos
Santos performing in June 2012
Santos performing in June 2012
Background information
Birth nameAnthony Santos
Born (1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 42)
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active1995–present

Anthony "Romeo" Santos (born July 21, 1981) is an American[1] singer. Romeo was the lead singer of the bachata group Aventura. As part of Aventura, Romeo became an important figure for making Bachata music popular. His songs were on the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts and the top of music charts in Europe. In 2002, the band's song "Obsesión" was at number one in Italy for 16 weeks.[2]

Romeo was born in The Bronx, New York. His father is Dominican while his mother is Puerto Rican. When he was 12 years old, Romeo was a member of the church choir.[2] On May 9, 2011, Romeo released his lead single "You" from his first album.[3] The song debuted at number one on the Hot Latin Tracks and Tropical Songs chart.[4] The second single, "Promise" a duet with Usher, reached number one on both charts as well.[5][6]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Latin
2011 "You" 97 1
Formula, Vol. 1
"Promise" (featuring Usher) 83 1
2012 "Mi Santa" (featuring Tomatito) - 1
"All Aboard" (featuring Lil Wayne) -
"Rival" (featuring Mario Domm)
"La Diabla" 14

References[change | change source]

  1. "Romeo Santos: Taking Bachata Mainstream".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rosen 2009
  3. "Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single, Bruno Mars Responds to Tyler Dis". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  4. "Chart Highlights: Pop, Dance/Club Play Songs & More". 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
  5. "Romeo Santos junto a Usher en "Promise"". Terra Networks (in Spanish). 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  6. "Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  7. "Romeo Santos Billboard singles chart history". Allmusic. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 19, 2011.
  8. "Latin Songs – Week of May 28, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 28, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011.
  9. "Latin Songs – Week of October 29, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 29, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011.

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