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Romeo Santos

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Anthony Santos, known artistically as Romeo Santos, is an American singer-songwriter of Puerto Rican (father) and Dominican (mother) descent, born on July 21, 1981 in the Bronx, New York.

Santos is known worldwide for his interpretation of Dominican bachata which he has fused with other rhythms such as hip hop and hythm and blues (an American genre based on blues, jazz and gospel). He is considered the king of Bachata.

In 1993 Santos formed the Dominican music group Aventura in New York whose song Obsesión, written by him and corresponding to the 2002 album We Broke the Rules, was at the top of the charts in countries such as Italy, where it occupied the position one for 16 consecutive weeks. In America and the United States it also ranked at number 10 and remained on the charts for several months.

Since 2011 Romeo began his solo career. He has recorded four studio albums under the record label: Sony Music Latin. The first three, Formula: Vol. tropical soloist with the longest number of years at number one on the Billboard charts, and another as the tropical album with the longest number of years at number one on the Billboard year-end charts.

The fourth record was thanks to his song Propuesta indecente, which earned him the song with the most consecutive weeks on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs list. The song spent 125 consecutive weeks on that list, from August 10, 2013 to December 26, 2015.

In April 2019 Aullando, a song he performed with the Puerto Ricans Wisin and Yandel and which corresponds to the album Campeones del Pueblo of the latter two, reached Triple Platinum and Gold status in Mexico. The author of the song is Cuban Descemer Good

Her most popular collaborations include, She and I with Don Omar, Cold, Cold with Juan Luis Guerra, Me too with Marc Anthony, Hey Ma  with Pitbull and Britney Spears, Margarita with Carlos Santana, Crazy, with Enrique Iglesias and more recently The best version of me with Natti Natasha, among other.

In 2019 Santos shared a video on his Instagram profile of a fragment Celia Cruzalong with the group of which he was a member, the Fania All-Stars. together to which he wrote "This serves as an example that our Latin music has been surpassing barriers for decades, even in non-Spanish-speaking markets. Here is our queen Celia Cruz in Africa, together with Fania All Star."

In the cinema Santos was the voice of Early for Angry Birds in 2016 and made a cameo for Fast and Furious 7 in 2015.