ROMEO SANTOS – “The King of Bachata"
ROMEO SANTOS Announces Details Of The First U.S. Leg Of His Highly-Anticipated FORMULA VOL. 2 Tour
Currently Holding Both The #1 Latin Album And #1 Latin Song In The Country…
Romeo Santos’ Formula Vol. 2 Notched The Strongest Debut Of Any Latin Album in The Last 8 Years And Has Now Exceeded Platinum Level Sales In Just Its Second Week At #1. Simultaneously, Santos’ Single “Odio” (Featuring Drake) Is The #1 Latin Song In The Country For a 6th Straight Week Since Its Debut.
Now, The King Of Bachata – Consistently One of Latin Music’s Top Concert Draws- Is Returning To Stages Across The United States With A String Of May & June Arena Appearances.
“Romeo Santos may be the most important New York pop star of the last decade. It was Santos’s former band, Aventura, who brought Dominican bachata to Latin hit radio, blending bachata’s jittery guitars and lush melodies with hip-hop and R&B. Santos left Aventura to go solo in 2011, and has spent more or less the entire time since perched at the upper reaches of the Latin charts” - New York Magazine
*“Crossing Over, No Translation Needed … Suave, sweet-voiced singer Romeo is a major star and heartthrob… one of the most prominent Latin singers in the country. …’There are so many people in my house,’ Romeo Santos marveled from the Madison Square Garden stage… this was his first of three sold-out nights at the arena. The Garden is practically a second home to [Romeo]…So forgive him for being so comfortable… Mr. Santos is matter-of-fact about his role: he is the leading titan of bachata, a title that has gone essentially uncontested for a decade… ‘The king stays king.’ He’s not going anywhere.” - * New York Times
“Romeo Santos is the Bachata King… You can’t turn on a Latin radio station without hearing Romeo … [Bachata] is going to become even more contagious… [Romeo] OWNS The #1 spot on the Latin charts …Santos has what it takes to win over English-speaking fans.” – USA TODAY
“the supremely confident and devilishly handsome Romeo Santos, came to Madison Square Garden for three shows in support of Formula Vol. 1. Over the last few years, the singer has likely spent more time in the arena than some Knicks. … Romeo’s set was nearly flawless. …he had a chorus of 20,000 offering their best attempt at background vocals… It was an impressive performance, as exhausting as it was comprehensive …Once again he had raised our expectations, and once again he had exceeded them.” – Village Voice
ABOUT ROMEO SANTOS – “The King of Bachata”
Credited by Billboard with “More #1 Chart Hits Than ANY Other Latin Music Artist This Decade,” Romeo Santos has been heralded for “redefining crossover” while firmly establishing himself as the leading Spanish language music artist in The United States in terms of airplay, record sales and concert tickets. Beloved by fans as “The King of Bachata,” Romeo fully embraced the traditional Dominican sounds of his heritage, while fusing modern elements of R&B, hip-hop and pop into a definitive new style that now dominates the Latin music charts. Having won both Billboard and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year honors as the featured composer and lead singer of multi-platinum superstars Aventura, and then again as a solo artist, Santos became the leading musical voice of young U.S. Hispanics by crafting the top-selling Latin music albums of 2009, 2010 and 2012. Romeo’s landmark solo debut Formula Vol. 1 scored Latin Music’s strongest first week sales in the last six years, spent FOUR MONTHS at #1, was certified Triple-Platinum, received a GRAMMY nomination, and became the first Latin release in 18 years to produce FIVE #1 singles from a single album. When Santos took the record on the road, he quickly sold-out arenas across the country, including a three night-stand at ‘his house’ Madison Square Garden (his 8th consecutive sell-out at MSG) that saw Romeo sell more seats at the famed venue than any other artist in all of 2012, including Bruce Springsteen, Justin Bieber and One Direction.
After taking time to compose new music, the Fall of 2013 saw Romeo Santos resume right where he last left off, as he quickly added an additional three #1 singles to his chart-topping song tally (now standing at 14 #1 tracks). Propuesta Indecente” – the first single from Santos forthcoming Formula Vol. 2 has notched an impressive 210+ MILLION views on Youtube, while the just-released follow-up “Odio” (featuring a collaboration with Drake) easily notched his latest #1 with a record-setting chart debut as the highest-charting entry for a Spanish language song in the 55-year history of Billboard’s “Hot 100”. When Santos took to social media recently to formally announce the album’s title, February 25 release date and other guests (such as Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony and more), #FormulaVol.2 rapidly became a worldwide Twitter trend. Having brought his innovative musical fusion from the school hallways and street corners of the Bronx, to stadium stages and even The White House, Romeo is now “taking Bachata mainstream” (NPR) with a distinctive sound representative of our now bicultural/bilingual nation.
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