Friday, April 8, 2011
Celebrated Latin Superstar Anthony "Romeo" Santos Signs to Sony Music
Download image NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that renowned singer, composer and producer Anthony "Romeo" Santos has signed to Sony Music Latin and Jive Records. One of the most important figures in Latin music today, the multi-faceted musician joins their roster of world-famous artists.
As the lead vocalist of the chart-topping Bachata super group, Aventura, Anthony "Romeo" Santos has been embraced by millions of fans worldwide. Last year, the group earned nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, including the prestigious Latin Album of the Year and Digital Album of the Year awards for their most recent multi-platinum studio album, The Last (Premium). Over the years the quartet has established a global following, selling out major arenas around the world including four sold-out headlining shows at Madison Square Garden last year, while their latest album, The Last, spawned four No. 1 singles and spent 22 weeks at No.1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart.
Santos is an accomplished songwriter in his own right penning hit singles for Latin superstars such as Thalia and Wisin & Yandel. The Bronx native has received recognition for his writing, winning several awards including a Billboard Award for Latin Composer of the Year in 2007 and Santos has the distinction of being the first Hispanic/Latino songwriter to have a song win an ASCAP award in the U.S. market Pop category, for his smash single, "Obsesion."
Commenting on the new association with Santos; Ruben Leyva, President of Sony Music US Latin states, "For our company it is truly a proud moment as we sign Anthony 'Romeo' Santos. He is the face of the today's young, ethnically diverse America. Anthony has demonstrated that his music has no borders, achieving international success across Europe and Latin America."
Anthony "Romeo" Santos' signature blend of Bachata, hip-hop and R&B music has made him a sought-after composer and one of the premier musicians of Latin music today.
SOURCE Jive Records
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