Romeo Santos

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Romeo Santos
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Romeo Santos in 2014
Background information
Birth name Anthony Santos
Born (1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 32)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Bachata
Years active 1995–present
Labels RCA
Premium Latin
Sony
Jive
Associated acts Aventura
Wisin & Yandel
Website www.romeosantosonline.com

Anthony Santos (born July 21, 1981), known professionally as Romeo Santos, is an American[1] singer, record producer, actor, 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] After releasing several albums with Aventura the group went its separate ways. Since then Romeo has embarked on a solo career which in three years has spawned seven number one songs on the Hot Latin charts, and eight number ones on the Hot tropical songs chart. His first album Formula Vol. 1 shipped over 300,000 copies and his second album has already shipped over 240,000 copies.

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 ten 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]

(For discography with Aventura, see Aventura discography)

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]



Filmography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[9]
US Latin
[10]
US Tropical
[11]
MEX
[12]
VEN
[13]
2011 "You" 97 1 1 Formula, Vol. 1
"Promise" (featuring Usher) 83 1 1 20
2012 "Mi Santa" (featuring Tomatito) 1 1
"All Aboard" (featuring Lil Wayne)
"Rival" (featuring Mario Domm) 42 10
"La Diabla" 1 1
"Llévame Contigo" [A] 2 1 The King Stays King: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden
2013 "Propuesta Indecente" 79 1 1 15 45 Formula, Vol. 2
2014 "Odio" (featuring Drake) 45 1 1
"Cancioncitas de Amor" 9
"Eres Mía" 4 1

Promo singles/Other charted songs[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
[9]
US Latin
[10]
US Tropical
[11]
2011 "Que Se Mueran" 29 26 Formula, Vol. 1
2012 "Soberbio" 44
"Debate De 4"
(featuring Antony "El Mayimbe" Santos, Luis Vargas, Raulin Rodriguez)
23 26
2014 "Animales"
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
45 Formula, Vol. 2

Featured singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
[9]
US Latin
[10]
US Tropical
[11]
MEX
[12]
VEN
[13]
2006 "No, No, No"
(Thalía featuring Romeo Santos)
4 5 El Sexto Sentido Re+Loaded
2007 "Me Voy (Remix)"
(Hector Acosta "el Torito" featuring Romeo Santos)
47 Mitad/Mitad
2013 "Reza Por Mi"
(Draco Rosa featuring Romeo Santos)
Vida
"Frio Frio"
(Juan Luis Guerra featuring Romeo Santos)
16 17 Asondeguerra Tour
"Loco"
(Enrique Iglesias featuring Romeo Santos)
80 1 2 1 70 Sex 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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