July 21, 1981
The Bronx, New York, United States
Romeo Santos was a bilingual singer/songwriter made famous as the lead vocalist of the world-renowned pop band Aventura before heading out on his own to great success. Born Anthony Santos on July 21, 1981, in the Bronx, New York, Santos cut his teeth singing in his church before co-founding Aventura with his cousin Henry Santos and brothers Lenny Santos and Max Santos. After releasing their first album, "Trampa de Amor" (1995), under the name Los Tinellers, the band went on to release "Generation Next" (1999), referring to themselves as Aventura for the first time. Aventura broke through to mainstream success with their global hit Obsesión from their third album, "We Broke the Rules" (2002). The band went on to release a number of chart-topping singles from albums such as "Love & Hate" (2003), "God's Project" (2005), "K.O.B. Live" (2006), and "The Last" (2009). Aventura decided to go their separate ways in 2011 after scoring nine Top Five hits on the U.S. Latin singles chart. Santos then embarked on a successful solo career. His solo debut was extremely well-received with the chart-topping Latin hit single "You," followed by another number one smash featuring Usher, "I Promise." He also went on to have a number of his songs featured on film soundtracks like "Look at Me" (2004) and "Blue Is the Warmest Color" (2013).