Omega (singer)

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Background information
Birth nameAntonio Peter de la Rosa
Born (1978-01-17) January 17, 1978 (age 42)
Dominican Republic
GenresMerengue and Merengue Urbano
Years active2004–present
LabelsAllegro Music[1] and Planet Records Europe

Antonio Peter de la Rosa[a] (born January 17, 1978) better known by his stage name Omega "El Fuerte" or simply Omega, is a Dominican singer and songwriter.[2] He is a modern Merengue artist based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.[3] Since 2007, Omega has enjoyed increased popularity in the Dominican Republic and with Dominican-Americans across the United States.[4] He has also penetrated music markets in Spain, Italy and Latin American.

Omega has helped create and popularize[5] a new form of Merengue, called Merengue Urbano or Merengue de Calle.[6] It is a blend of merengue with Hip hop, Rap and R&B.[7][8] This new genre has been adopted by many artists from diverse backgrounds such as Cuban-American Pitbull and Colombian-born Shakira.[8]

Musical career[edit]

Peter de la Rosa began developing his musical talent at a young age, by 13 years of age he formed his first rap group.[9] Afterward he began appearing on variety TV shows in the Dominican Republic and won several singing competitions as part of the group Alpha y Omega, from which he derives his stage name.[9] Later on Omega formed the band Omega y Su Mambo Violento, which in 2005 released its first album titled Omega y Su Mambo Violento on the label Allegro Music. The album spawned his break-out hit, "Alante Alante."[1] This was followed by a Casandra Award, given in the Dominican Republic in 2009.[10] Omega then attended his first Latin Grammy Awards in 2010 and also performed at Presidente Beer's Festival of Latin Music in 2010, both events were pivotal to his international recognition.[2][11] Also in 2010, Omega was able to tour the United States and performed in New York City's Manhattan Armory and at Elizabeth, New Jersey's Ritz theater, to name a few venues.[12] Omega's continued popularity led to his being signed by Akon, through his record label Konvict Musik in 2011.[13] Akon has confessed that Omega has helped him to conquer the Dominican market.[14] Akon has also influenced Omega's music leading to Merengue with an Electronic blend as can be heard in Omega's 2012 hit, "Merengue Electronico."[15]

Personal life[edit]

Omega was born Antonio Peter de la Rosa[16] in the town of Bonao, Dominican Republic son of Ercilia de La Rosa and Sergio Peter.[9] He grew up in Pantoja, a neighborhood of Santo Domingo.[1] Omega is currently married to Miguelina Sanchez they have two daughters Alejandra and Mariela Sanchez.[9]


Peter de la Rosa's musical career has been marred by multiple encounters with authorities in Dominican Republic. He has been arrested on several occasions for failing to pay child support[17], domestic violence[18][19], and breach of contract.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Album details Peak chart positions


2006 Omega y Su Mambo Violento
2007 El Fuerte
2007 En La Gran Mansion De Moca
2009 El Dueño del Flow
  • Released: October 1, 2009
  • Label: Allegro
  • Formats: CD, digital download
27 4
2011 El Dueño del Flow 2
  • Released: October 21, 2011
  • Label: Planet Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
36 3
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[22]
2016 Mi Libertad
  • Released: October 28, 2016
  • Label: El Fuerte II, Konvict Kartel
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Single Peak chart positions Album(s)



2009 "Merengue Electronico" 40 48 31 El Dueño del Flow
  • RIAA: Gold (Latin)[27]
2009 "Si Te Vas/Que Tengo Que Hacer" 42 35 45 El Dueño del Flow
  • RIAA: Platinum (Latin)[28]
2011 "Mr. Saxobeat" 25 Non-Album Single
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or not released

As featured performer[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
Latin Digital
Latin Pop
2008 "Mi Alma Se Muere"
(Fuego featuring Omega "El Fuerte" and Pitbull)
1 Chosen Few III
2011 "Dándole"
(Gocho featuring Jowell y Omega "El Fuerte")
22 14 21 Mi Musica
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


  1. ^ This article uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Peter and the second or maternal family name is De la Rosa.


  1. ^ a b c "Omega Biography". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Omega packs a lot into merengue shows". Daily News. New York. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Omega El Fuerte – Merenguero". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Merengue de calle de Omega suena por lo alto en emisoras hispanas en Miami". El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish). Miami, Florida. January 1, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Arrestan al cantante Omega por agredir física y sexualmente a su ex esposa". Soitu (in Spanish). EFE. May 21, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "El merengue de calle se desplomó y solo queda Omega". (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. August 26, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  7. ^ "Omega no quiere merengue de calle". Hoy (in Spanish). June 5, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Merengue Urbano: Not Your Father's Merengue". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c d "Biografía, carrera, discos y canciones de Omega" (in Spanish). Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  10. ^ Almánzar, Ramón (March 25, 2009). "Omega es 'el fuerte'". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  11. ^ "Extravagant After-After Party at the Latin Grammy Awards Show". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  12. ^ "Latino happenings in Nueva York, Sept. 29-Oct. 5FRIDAY OCT. 1". Daily News. New York. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  13. ^ "Akon Signs Mambo Superstar Omega". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  14. ^ Peralta, Laura (September 20, 2011). "Akon: Omega "ha sido de gran ayuda"". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  15. ^ Almánzar, Ramón (August 6, 2013). "Merengue electrónico". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  16. ^ "Omega Biography". iTunes Store. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  17. ^ Shelly Mendoza (September 10, 2013). "Omega Is Back in Jail". Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  18. ^ Shelly Mendoza (July 26, 2012). "Escandalos de Farandula: Juanes, Omega, and Christian Bale!". Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  19. ^ "Being an artist doesn't get you privileged justice: prosecutor". July 17, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2019.
  20. ^ "Billboard Top Latin Albums for Omega". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  21. ^ "Billboard Top Tropical Albums for Omega". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  22. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Billboard Latin Airplay Songs". Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  24. ^ a b "Billboard Latin Digital Songs". Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  25. ^ a b "Billboard Latin Pop Songs". Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  26. ^ "Spanish Music Charts for Omega 'El Fuerte'". Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  27. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  28. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved April 4, 2019.