Henry Santos

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Santos and the second or maternal family name is Jeter.
Henry Santos
Birth name Henry Santos Jeter
Born (1979-12-15) December 15, 1979 (age 35)
Moca, Dominican Republic[1]
Origin The Bronx, New York, United States
Genres Bachata
R&B
Years active 1993–Present
Labels Latin Music
Hustle Hard Entertainment
Siente Music
Universal
Associated acts Aventura
Website Henry Santos Online

Henry Santos, in full Henry Santos Jeter (born December 15, 1979),[1] is a Dominican singer and composer best known for his time in bachata group Aventura. He is also the record holder for successfully completing and winning, undefeated and never nominated for elimination, "Mira Quien Baila", a Spanish dancing competition, broadcast on Univision. He was crowned "Rey De La Pista" on November 18, 2012. His solo career as a singer started in 2011 with "Introducing Henry Santos" which debuted #2 in sales on Billboard's Tropical charts, and in 2013 his highly anticipated second album "Henry Santos' My Way" hit stores June 25.

On April 23, 2013, Henry Santos "My Way" (first single off his second album) reached number one (#1) in the Billboard tropical charts in the United States. His second single "Bésame Siempre" reached #11, and on June 16th 2014 his third single 'La Vida" featuring two time Latin Grammy winner producer Maffio, hit number one (#1) in the Tropical Airplay Charts of the United States.

On May 6, 2014, Henry Santos partnered up with NYC Presbyterian Hospital & Columbia University in the fight against Child Obesity in the United States with their community program "Vive Tu Vida" by CHALK, offering a healthy alternatives menu in restaurants all over NYC & educating latinos on recommended portion sizes for foods, the benefits of exercising and a healthier lifestyle. Subsequently, Santos represented his foundation in the popular Telemundo cooking competition "Top Chef Estrellas"with the purpose of spreading the message.

On May 14, 2014 Henry Santos was named the "Padrino" of the Latin Commission against AIDS in the United States, helping spread the word among Latinos on the fight against this illness. Subsequently, his voice & image were used on the CDC & Tr3s Campaign "Una Conversation A La Vez" educating Latinos on the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

On July 12, 2014, After 4 Years, Santos reunited with his old bandmates Lenny, Max & Anthony in a surprise reunion of Aventura during Romeo Santos' historic sold out concert at Yankee Stadium. It went down as one of the most memorable moments of 2014.

On August 10, Henry Santos became the oficial God Father of the Dominican Parade in Manhattan, NYC. He appeared on the Today Show (NBC) educating importance of being Dominican in the United States & all it means to be honored as the God Father for this important Latin festivity.

On October 24, 2014, Henry Santos became the official latino voice over actor for the NBA campaign "Todos Arriba", a campaign announcing the start of the 2014 NBA season in the United States.

On September 19, 2014, it was announced that Henry Santos had become "the hottest body" of the Dominican Republic, as voted by the fans in the reality/body competition "Los 7 Cuerpos Hot", a production by Luz Garcia in the tv special show "Noche De Luz".

Personal life[edit]

As a young child, Santos was already greatly interested in music. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to New York, where he continued to develop his musical skills. He was a part of the church choir an then joined the band called Los Tinellers with his cousin Anthony Santos, and the group later morphed into Aventura.

With Aventura[edit]

Henry was a singer, songwriter and producer for the band. He and Anthony Santos have written several hits for the band. Such hits include "Deja Vu", "Voy Mal Acostumbrado", "9:15" and "Princesita". Henry is also considered the group's comedian, delighting the audience with his spontaneous antics and loving charm on stage. On July 12th 2014, After 4 Years, Santos reunited with his old bandmates Lenny, Max & Anthony in a surprise reunion of Aventura during Romeo Santos' historic sold out concert at Yankee Stadium. It went down as one of the most memorable moments of 2014.

Acting[edit]

Henry Santos cameoed in two successful Dominican movies "Sanky Panky", and "La Soga". Santos was the music supervisor of "La Soga". He also hosted a fictional radio station called San Juan sounds in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. He is the lead actor in "Por Nada, A Musical Film" a 30 minute short film linked to the second single "Por Nada" of his Introducing Henry Santos solo debut album. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3245449/

Solo career[edit]

On April 22, 2013 it was announced on Billboard's Tropical Charts & Nielsen charts that "My Way", Henry Santos' first single off his second solo album, became number one in the USA radio Airwaves of the Tropical Charts, positioning him as one of the favorites in the Latin market. http://www.billboard.com/charts/2013-05-04/tropical-songs

On June 25, 2013, his second solo album was released under exclusive licensing to VeneMusic & Universal Music Group, executive produced by HustleHard Ent. called "Henry Santos' My Way".

On April 14, 2014, TR3S launched an exclusive campaign featuring Henry Santos' third video La Vida, in collaboration with Latin Grammy award winner producer Maffio.

Santos is set to appear in the second season of Top Chef Estrellas on Telemundo.

Mira Quien Baila[edit]

In September 2012, It was announced that Henry Santos would be the first dancer from the Dominican Republic involved in the Third Season of Mira Quien Baila, Univision's Spanish version of "Dancing With The Stars". He would be competing in support of the National Latino Children's institute. Week after week, Santos dominated every challenge given to him on the dance floor. The dances ranged from Hip-Hop and Salsa, to Tango and Quickstep. Not only did Santos dominate the dance floor, but his charm and charisma heavily attracted the fans, which made the Third Season of Mira Quien Baila the highest rated season in history. Henry Santos made it to the finale without ever being nominated for elimination, setting a new record for the show. Mira Quien Baila's finale aired November 18, 2012. The episode was seen by over Seven Million People Worldwide. Henry Santos was Crowned by the fans "El Rey de la Pista" (King of The Dance Floor) with over 41% if the votes against Alicia Machado & Fernando Arau.

Community Work[edit]

On May 6, 2014, Henry Santos partnered up with NYC Presbyterian Hospital & Columbia University in the fight against Child Obesity in the United States with their community program "Vive Tu Vida" by CHALK, offering a healthy alternatives menu in restaurants all over NYC & educating latinos on recommended portion sizes for foods, the benefits of exercising and a healthier lifestyle. Subsequently, Santos represented his foundation in the popular Telemundo cooking competition "Top Chef Estrellas"with the purpose of spreading the message.

May 14, 2014 Henry Santos was named the "Padrino" of the Latin Commission against AIDS in the United States, helping spread the word among Latinos on the fight against this illness. Subsequently, his voice & image were used on the CDC & Tr3s Campaign "Una Conversation A La Vez" educating Latinos on the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

On August 10, Henry Santos became the oficial God Father of the Dominican Parade in Manhattan, NYC. He appeared on the Today Show (NBC) educating the Anglo mass market on the importance of being Dominican in the United States & all it means to be honored as the God Father for this important Latin festivity.

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