Eddie Santiago

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Eddie Santiago
Background information
Birth nameEduardo Santiago Rodríguez
Born (1955-08-18) August 18, 1955 (age 68)
Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Years active1984 – present
LabelsRodven Records, PolyGram, MP

Eddie Santiago (born Eduardo Santiago Rodríguez,[note 1] August 18, 1955)[1] is a salsa singer from Puerto Rico.

Early years[edit]

At a young age, Santiago demonstrated great love for salsa music.[2] He performed with several groups, including Generación 2000, Orquesta La Potente, Orquesta Opus, and the Orquesta Saragüey.[3]

Musical career[edit]

Santiago's career took off in 1986 in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America as a soloist, forming his own band, and recording songs including: "Tú me quemas" ("You Burn Me"), "Qué Locura Enamorarme de Ti" ("What Madness To Fall in Love With You"), "Me Fallaste" ("You Failed Me"), Antidoto y Veneno ("Antidote and Venom"), "Tu Me Haces Falta" ("I Miss You"), his best known hit "Lluvia" ("Rain", not to be confused with Menudo's hit of the same name), and many others. His fame eventually spread to Europe and the United States, making him one of the most popular salsa singers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was one of the main singers of "salsa romántica" ("romantic salsa").[3]

His first major recording on an international label was with Sony Music in 1999. He also recorded for the TH, EMI Latin, and Polygram labels, including the well regarded production inspired by the music of Rafael Hernández, entitled Enamorado.

In 1999, he released Celebration: Epic Duets. He was joined on that album by other stars in the Latin music scene, Víctor Manuelle, Huey Dunbar and Elvis Crespo. The album was named one of the best recordings of 1999 by the National Foundation for Popular Culture.

Santiago has earned both gold and platinum records, along with other awards.[2]

2004 to present[edit]

In 2004, Eddie Santiago announced a return to commercial music, with his new CD, Despues del Silencio (After the Silence), a title that alludes to the long period since his previous CD was released.

He was nominated for the Salsa/Merengue Album of the Year in the 2006 Grammy Awards.[4]

His song "Black is Black" was included on the Nacho Libre movie soundtrack.[5]




List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Latin Albums
US Tropical
Atrevido y Diferente
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Rodven Records
Sigo Atrevido
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Rodven Records
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Rodven Records
Invasión de la Privacidad
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Rodven Records
New Wave Salsa
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Rodven Records
El Rey de la Salsa Romántica
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Rodven Records
Soy el Mismo
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Capitol/EMI Records
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Rodven Records
Cada Vez, Otra Vez
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Capitol/EMI Records
49 10
Eddie Santiago
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Capitol/EMI Records
Celebración: Epic Duets
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Sony Discos
8 3
Pura Salsa
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Universal


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Latin Songs
US Latin Tropical
"Tú Me Quemas" 1986 10 Atrevido y Diferente
"Que Locura Enamorame de Ti" 1987 13
"Nadie Mejor Que Tú" 16
"Lluvia" 1988 4 Sigo Atrevido
"Todo Empezó" 19
"Hagámoslo" 31
"Insaciable" 34
"Tú Me Haces Falta" 1989 9 Invasión de la Privacidad
"Antídoto y Veneno" 18
"Me Fallaste" 16
"Mía" 19
"Me Hiciste Caer" 1990 13 New Wave Salsa
"Me Faltas Tú" 1991 9 Soy el Mismo
"Hasta Aquí Te Fui Fiel" 1992 8
"Deseos" 35
"Vivo Para Ti" 1993 9 Intensamente
Cada Vez Otra Vez
"Jamás" 22
"El Triste" 1994 28
"Me Vuelve Loco Tu Amor" 1996 16 De Vuelta a Casa
"Que Locura Enamorame de Ti" (featuring Huey Dunbar) 1999 5 Celebración: Epic Duets
"Celebración" (featuring Huey Dunbar, Elvis Crespo, Robbie Salinas, and Son By Four) 2000 33
"Anoche Valió la Pena" 2001 13 Ahora
"Loco Por Tu Amor" 2004 14 Después del Silencio
"No He Podido Olvidarla" 2006 18 En Su Estilo Romántico y Sensual

See also[edit]


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  1. ^ "Song". Latino99.com. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Eddie Santiago vuelve más romántico". El Mundo. 5 July 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 2191. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  4. ^ "Willy Chirino por fin se lleva el Grammy". Telemundo 51. 9 February 2006. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Nacho Libre (2006)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Eddie Santiago Album & Song Chart History Billboard Latin Albums for Eddie Santiago". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Eddie Santiago Album & Song Chart History Billboard Tropical Albums for Eddie Santiago". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Eddie Santiago Album & Song Chart". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Eddie Santiago - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 15 December 2011.

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