Romeo Santos Bio
Romeo Santos, born Anthony Santos (21 July 1981), is a bilingual (English and Spanish) American singer, songwriter, music producer and actor. He was born and raised in The Bronx, New York by his Dominican father and his Puerto Rican mother.
From a passion for songwriting and a love for bachata music, Romeo Santos formed American bachata/R&B band Aventura (originally known as Los Tinellers) in 1993. As frontman for Aventura he was the main songwriter and producer. The band released five studio albums and received international acclaim, with many top 10 hits – including the famous single Obsesión.
After Aventura separated in 2011, Romeo Santos achieved further success in his solo career. He released his debut album, Formula, Vol. 1, the same year. The album broke numerous records, and has been certified Quadruple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) for more than 400,000 units sold in the United States and Puerto Rico. As part of the Formula, Vol. 1 tour, The King Stays King – Sold Out at Madison Square Garden was released on DVD in 2012.
Next, Romeo Santos topped his own success with the release of Formula, Vol. 2 in 2014. Formula Vol. 2 broke even more records, and is already certified five times Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Romeo Santos began his film career in 2015 with a cameo role as Armando in the movie Furious 7. In 2016 he played The Early Bird in the animated film The Angry Birds Movie.
Romeo Santos Personal Details
- Born Name: Anthony Santos
- Age (in 2017): 36
- Date of Birth: July 21, 1981
- Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Occupation: Singer
- Net worth: 30 Million
- Official Website: http://www.romeosantosonline.com
- Official Twitter: @romeosantospage
Romeo Santos Family Tree
- Wife name: Not married
- Boy: Alex Damian Santos
- Father name: Unknown
- Mother name: Unknown
- Sister: Laura Santos (Personal Manager)
- Cousin (Paternal): Henry Santos (Aventura singer, composer and backing vocalist)
- Uncle: Eduardo Fernandez Pou
Romeo Santos Relationship History
Romeo Santos is adamant about keeping his private life private. When a song from his Formula, Vol. 2 album addressed the issue of homophobia, rumors started circulating that Romeo Santos is gay. Yet, he still refused to reveal any details of his private dating life.
Romeo Santos Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Romeo Santos Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
- Height in Centimeters: 185 cm
- Weight in Pounds: – pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: – kg
Romeo Santos Fun Facts
Alex Damian Santos
Romeo Santos is the proud father of Alex Damian Santos, albeit he was not prepared to become a father when he found out his ex-girlfriend was pregnant and he was merely 20 years old. In his own words, he “ran like a coward”.
Romeo Santos Career Highlights
- 2004 – Aventura song, Obsesión, achieved huge success in many countries, topping many international charts.
- 2012 – Formula, Vol.1 became the best selling Latin album of the year.
- 2012 – Performed sold-out shows at New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden three nights in a row.
- 2013 – His solo album, Formula, Vol.1, received a Grammy nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album.
- 2014 – He became the first Latin artist to headline at the Yankee Stadium, New York, and sold out an entire double-header show.
- 2014 – Formula, Vol.2 became the best selling Latin album of the year – generating the highest weekly sales of any Latin album since 2006, and besting Formula, Vol. 1.
- 2015 – Most nominated artist at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, with a record breaking 21 nominations in 16 categories. He won 10 of these, including Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Producer of the year.
Romeo Santos Quotes
“I’ve been able to perform in front of thousands of people on stage in a character that’s nothing like me. I’m very shy.”
“I’ve been so private. That’s part of the reason they’ve said: ‘Is Romeo gay?’ No. I just don’t want to show you my girl – if I got a girl. I’m not married. I want to sell music. That’s all I’m interested in selling.”
“Most of my songs have nothing to do with personal experiences. The early ones, however, did have a lot to do with my relationship with my first girlfriend – who is now the mother of my first child, and now we are good friends.”
Romeo Santos Favorite Things
- Color: Blue
- Food: Seafood
Romeo Santos Interesting Facts
- He often invites a girl onstage, and kisses her during his hit “Propuesta Indecente”. Beforehand, his uncle/stage manager has the prospective partner sign a waiver.
- His musical career started when he joined the local church’s choir at 12 years of age.
- In 2009, Santos was called to the White House to perform for then U.S. president Barack Obama.
- He is known as El Rey de la Bachata – The King of Bachata.
- He had a humble upbringing, with his father working construction and his mother staying at home to take care of the family.
- He has worked on many collaborations with world-renowned musicians, like Usher, Lil’ Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, Tego Calderón and Kevin Hart.