Aventura (band)

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Agrupación musical Aventura.jpg
Background information
Also known as
  • Kings of Bachata
  • K.O.B.
OriginThe Bronx, New York[1]
Years active1994–2011, 2015-2016
Associated acts
Past members

Aventura was a Dominican bachata band from New York City. Aventura was formed in 1994 by Anthony "Romeo" Santos, Henry Santos Jeter, Lenny Santos (Len Melody), and Max "Mikey" Santos (Max Agende), three of them are natives of The Bronx, however, having families born in the Dominican Republic; with the exception of Romeo Santos who has a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother.[2][3][4][5]

Aventura made their big break in 1999, with the hopes of breaking bachata music into the mainstream from its traditional base and fuse it with pop music; more specifically hip hop and R&B.[1]

In 2004, the song, "Obsesión" achieved huge success in many countries, topping many international charts like France, Germany and Italy.

Aventura separated in 2011. According to Romeo Santos, the group was "on pause to do individual projects".[6] Romeo Santos and former members of Aventura reunited to close out the second night of Romeo Santos' sold-out Yankee Stadium concerts on July 12, 2014.[7]


After break-up[edit]

After their separation in 2011, Romeo Santos and Henry Santos embarked on respective solo careers while Lenny Santos and Max Santos joined Steve Styles from the bachata group Xtreme to form a new band, called "Grupo Vena".[8]


It was announced on December 1, 2015 Aventura would have a set of concerts for the last time as a group for the whole month of February at the United Palace Theater in New York City.

Their first concert since their split started with a sold out crowd on February 4, 2016 with the final concert ending on February 28, 2016.


Studio albums[edit]

as Los Tinellers
  • Trampa De Amor (1995) Jimenez Publicidad Promoter
as Aventura

Live albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 14+14 (2011)
  • Grandes Éxitos (2012)
  • Todavía Me Amas: Lo Mejor de Aventura (2016)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c allmusic - Aventura - Overview. allmusic.com. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Heard of Romeo Santos? Will Smith and Usher could change that". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Carlos Quintana. "Romeo Santos - Biography and Artist Profile". About.com Entertainment. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Romeo Santos#Early life and career
  6. ^ Mallenbaum, Carly (January 8, 2012). "On the Verge: 'Bachata King' Romeo". USA Today. Gannett Co. Inc. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Feeney, Michael (July 13, 2014). "Romeo Santos joined by Marc Anthony, former Aventura members at sold-out Yankee Stadium show". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  8. ^ Quintana, Carlos. "Top Bachata Songs of 2012". About.com. Retrieved January 29, 2013.

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