Romeo Santos

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Romeo Santos
Romeosantos.jpg
Romeo Santos in 2014
Background information
Birth nameAnthony Santos
Born(1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 32)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresBachata
Years active1995–present
LabelsRCA
Premium Latin
Sony
Jive
Associated actsAventura
Wisin & Yandel
Websitewww.romeosantosonline.com
 
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Romeo Santos
Romeosantos.jpg
Romeo Santos in 2014
Background information
Birth nameAnthony Santos
Born(1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 32)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresBachata
Years active1995–present
LabelsRCA
Premium Latin
Sony
Jive
Associated actsAventura
Wisin & Yandel
Websitewww.romeosantosonline.com

Anthony Santos (born July 21, 1981), known professionally as Romeo Santos, is an American[1] singer, featured composer and former lead singer of the Bachata group Aventura. As a member of Aventura, Santos has been a key figure in popularizing Bachata, with hits reaching near the top of the Billboard Latin charts and the top of charts in Europe. In 2002, the band's song "Obsesión" was number one in Italy for sixteen consecutive weeks.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Santos was born in The Bronx, New York City, United States to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother. At twelve years of age, he became a member of the church choir. While the group performs in both English and Spanish, their work was widely ignored by the English-language media during the early part of their career.[2] On May 9, 2011, Santos released his first single, "You", from his solo debut album, Formula, Vol. 1.[3] The song became a number-one debut on the Hot Latin Songs and Tropical Songs chart.[4] The second single revealed from his album was "Promise" which features a duet with Usher.[5] The single has peaked at number #1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart and number one on the Tropical Songs chart.[6] His second studio album Formula, Vol. 2 was released on February 25, 2014.[7] The album contains collaborations with Drake, Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Tego Calderón, and Kevin Hart.[8]

Romeo Santos and Juan Luis Guerra.

Discography[edit]

With Aventura[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Solo[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[9]
US Latin[10]US Tropical[11]MEX[12]VEN[13]
2011"You"9711Formula, Vol. 1
"Promise" (featuring Usher)831120
2012"Mi Santa" (featuring Tomatito)11
"All Aboard" (featuring Lil Wayne)
"Rival" (featuring Mario Domm)4210
"La Diabla"11
"Llévame Contigo" [A]21The King Stays King: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden
2013"Propuesta Indecente"79111545Formula, Vol. 2
2014"Odio" (featuring Drake)4512
"Cancioncitas de Amor"9

Promo singles/Other charted songs[edit]

YearSongPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[9]
US Latin[10]US Tropical[11]
2011"Que Se Mueran"2926Formula, Vol. 1
2012"Soberbio"44
"Debate De 4" (featuring Antony "El Mayimbe" Santos, Luis Vargas, Raulin Rodriguez)2326

Featured singles[edit]

YearSongPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[9]
US Latin[10]US Tropical[11]MEX[12]VEN[13]
2006"No, No, No" (Thalía featuring Romeo Santos)45El Sexto Sentido Re+Loaded
2007"Me Voy (Remix)" (Hector Acosta "el Torito" featuring Romeo Santos)47Mitad/Mitad
2013"Reza Por Mi" (Draco Rosa featuring Romeo Santos)Vida
"Frio Frio" (Juan Luis Guerra featuring Romeo Santos)1617Asondeguerra Tour
"Loco" (Enrique Iglesias featuring Romeo Santos)8012170Sex and Love

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.npr.org/2011/11/19/142514062/romeo-santos-taking-bachata-mainstream
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ a b "Romeo Santos anuncia el lanzamiento de su nuevo disco "Fórmula: Vol. 2"". Primera Hora (Grupo Ferré-Rangel). January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "'Fórnula Vol. 2' de Romeo Santos saldrá a la venta el 25 de febrero". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c "Romeo Santos Hot 100 chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Romeo Santos Hot Latin Songs chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c "Romeo Santos Tropical Songs chart history". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b
    Promise: "Top 20 General". Monitor Latino (in Spanish). RadioNotas. 2011-12-18. Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. 
    Rival: "Top 20 General". Monitor Latino (in Spanish). RadioNotas. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. 
    Propuesta Indecente "Top 20 Ingles: Del 23 al 29 de Septiembre del 2013". Monitor Latino (in Spanish). RadioNotas. 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
    Loco "Top 100". Record Report (in Spanish). RadioNotas. 2013-11-24. Archived from the original on 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  13. ^ a b
    Propuesta Indecente "Record Report - Top 100". Record Report (in Spanish). R.R. Digital C.A. 2013-12-07. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. 
    Loco "Top 20 General: Del 4 Al 10 de Noviembre del 2013". Monitor Latino (in Spanish). RadioNotas. 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 

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