Anthony “Romeo” Santos or just “Romeo Santos” is an American singer, composer and now a soloist, he was lead singer of the bachata group Aventura.
Romeo, was born on July 21st, 1981 in the Bronx, New York to a Puerto Rican mother and a Dominican father. At twelve years of age Romeo became a member of the church choir. Around the same time, he commenced his love affair with Bachata, long before the style became so explosively popular. A natural songwriter, Anthony’s early compositions were steeped in the tradition of legendary artists such as Blas Duran. Undoubtedly Romeo’s sweet, soulful voice has played a key role in the group’s success. However, Romeo’s songwriting is exemplary – progressive, poetic and down-to-earth; he is a Bronx version of Juan Luis Guerra. Spinning tales of the tough reality of growing up in the concrete jungle, Anthony’s tunes captivate audiences from all walks of life, young and old.
In 2006, Anthony took an ASCAP award in tropical music for his megahit song “OBSESION” and another yet in the American market in Pop – the first time a Hispanic writer has won an ASCAP award in the American market. In 2007, Romeo took the Billboard Composer of the Year Award over such legendary writers as Marco Antonio Solis and Joan Sebastian. In 2008 he was nominated once again in this prestigious category. Frankie J’s cover version of “Obsesion” was #1 across the country in all markets for 22 weeks; this recording earned Romeo ASCAP awards in Latin and Pop. He has also penned hits for artists such as Wisin & Yandel (“Noche de sexo”), Thalia (“No no no”), El Torito (“Me voy”) and Anthony “El Mayimbe” Santos (“Matame”).
About the Author (Author Profile)
Sites That Link to this Post
- Romeo Santos - Promise (feat. Usher) | Bachata Single 2011 | Dj Salsani | September 3, 2011
- Romeo Santos - Fórmula, Vol. 1 | New Album Exclusive - Pre-Order now !!! | Dj Salsani | October 19, 2011