You (Romeo Santos song)

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"You"
Single by Romeo Santos
from the album Formula, Vol. 1
Released May 9, 2011[1]
Format Digital download
Genre Bachata
Length 4:08
Label Sony
Writer(s) Romeo Santos
Romeo Santos singles chronology
"Me Voy (Remix)"
(2007)
"You"
(2011)
"Promise"
(2011)

"You" is a Latin pop song by American recording artist Romeo Santos from his debut album Formula, Vol. 1 (2011). Produced by Santos, the track was released as the album's first single in Latin America and the United States.

The song, named a promising start for the former member of Aventura, combines elements of bachata and R&B and debuted atop the Billboard‍ '​s Latin Songs chart, with Santos becoming the eighth performer in the history of the chart to start at this position.

Background[edit]

Romeo Santos was the lead member of Aventura, an urban/bachata infused band, which sold 1.7 million albums in the United States and had the best-selling Latin album of 2009 The Last.[2] After the band's temporary separation,[3] Santos was announced as the star of an upcoming comedy series to be premiered on ABC. The series will deal with the struggle of a Dominican/American fighting his beliefs to success in the United States and will be Santos debut acting job.[4] Following the announcement, Santos signed a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment and recorded his debut solo album, Formula, Vol. 1, which includes most of the tracks in bachata rhythm and bilingual songs such as the lead single "You" and "Promise" featuring Usher.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"You" was selected as the lead single from the album and released to airplay on May 9, 2011.[1] The song debuted at number-one in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the week of May 28, 2011, with Santos becoming the eighth performer to start the top position of the chart following Juanes, Juan Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias, Marco Antonio Solís, Los Temerarios, Ricky Martin and Maná.[5][6] "You" spent seven weeks at this position, which was named a promising start by Carlos Quintana of About.com, stating that the song combines elements of bachata and R&B as was the characteristic sound of Santos' band Aventura.[2][7]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 97
U.S. Latin Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
U.S. Tropical Songs (Billboard)[9] 1

Track listing and formats[edit]

  • Digital download[10]
  1. "You" – 4:08

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single, Bruno Mars Responds to Tyler Dis". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 10, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Cobo, Leila (October 21, 2011). "Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lanza Romeo Santos primer sencillo como solista "You"". Publimetro (in Spanish). Metro International. May 9, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Cobo, Leila (October 12, 2011). "Latin Singer Romeo Santos Cast in ABC Comedy". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ Trust, Gary (May 21, 2011). "Mana Manages No. 1 Debut On Latin Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Latin Songs – Week of May 28, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 28, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ Quintana, Carlos (May 24, 2011). "Romeo Santos Tops Billboard Latin Music Charts with "You"". About.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 – Week of June 26, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 25, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Tropical Songs – Week of May 28, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 28, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ "You – Single by Romeo Santos". iTunes. May 10, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011.