Romeo Santos is a famous American singer, record producer, and songwriter known for his Bachata group Aventura. Santos, with his group members, worked to fuse bachata music with modern music forms like R&B and hip hop. He now works as a solo artist and has given some top-ranking albums during his career. His single “Promise” topped the Tropical Songs chart and the Hot Latin Songs chart. Santos is among the top 10 highest-paid performers from all over the world.
Romeo Santos’s net worth is around $40 million as of 2022.
Romeo Santos Early Life
Romeo Santos was born in The Bronx, NY, on July 21, 1981. His mother belonged to Puerto Rico, while his father was from Dominica. His father worked in construction, and his mother was a housewife. He has a sister Laura while his cousin Henry is a part of their group Aventura. Laura is the founder of Core Inspiration.
Santos started singing at a young age by joining the church choir. His parents pushed his passion and introduced him to Latin music genres from the 80s.
Romeo Santos Relationships
Romeo Santos was in a relationship with a Dominican model Amelia Vega between 2006 and 2008. Later he was seen with model-actor Alexandra Cheron in 2007 and 2008. Santos was also believed to be with Gloribel in 2013, but they are not together anymore. Thus, Romeo Santos seems single now as he does not give much information about his personal life.
Reportedly, Santos has three children: Alex Damian, Valentino, and Losano. Alex is the oldest, around 21 years of age, while Losano and Valentino are quite young. Losano is the last one so far.
Romeo Santos Career
Romeo Santos started his career through his Bachata group Aventura formed with his cousin Henry and friends Max and Lenny in 1990. Lenny is an entrepreneur and composer in the group, while Henry is a singer and songwriter. They initially named their band “Los Tinellers,” which they later changed to Aventura. They reformed the group in 1996 to fuse Bachata music with modern music styles. Romeo has been the group’s lead singer, co-producer, and songwriter since then. Thus, he has been an essential part of the group.
Their first album was Trampa Del Amo. The group rose to fame after releasing their debut album’s single Obsession, which became a hit in many European countries like Italy, Germany, and France. The track ranked on the music charts in Italy for 16 weeks consecutively. The Aventura group has released five full-length albums, including their successful projects, The Last and God’s Project.
These albums received global acclaim, making them a common name among the audience. Both albums went platinum four times on the U.S. Latin charts. Other tracks dropped by the band include We Broke the Rules, Love & Hate, Generation Next, Cuando Volveras, etc. Santos and other team members also embarked on tours across South and North America. Their band was also invited to perform at the White House.
After the immense success of the group, Romeo Santos decided to part ways with the group and took on his solo career. He has released four solo tapes so far. He signed an agreement with Sony records in 2011 and released the first track, The One You, the same year. The track topped the Tropical Songs charts and Hot Latin Songs. In November 2011, he announced his first album, Formula on November 8, 2011, comprising 15 tracks. The single album Promise also ranked top on the Tropical Songs chart and the Hot Latin Songs chart.
Santos stole the limelight in 2014 when he was the first artist to have a sold-out show at Yankee Stadium comprising 50,000 seats; it was an achievement like no other. Following his fame, he released other successful albums like Formula Vol.2, Utopia, and Golden.
His single Héroe Favorito from the album Golden was released in 2017, followed by the album launch on July 21, 2017. The album features collaborations with Juan Luis Guerra, Swizz Beatz, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Julio Iglesias, Jessie Reyez, and Daddy Yankee. His music video single was also nominated for Best Latin Album at the Billboard Music Awards 2018. It won the Best Bachata Video at the Videoclip Awards 2018.
Santos released his fourth studio album Utopia in April 2019, featuring traditional Bachata music legends. Some names include Frank Reyes, Kiko Rodriguez, El Chaval De La Bachata, Raulin Rodriguez, Elvis Martinez, Antony “El Mayimbe,” Luis Vargas Teodoro Reyes, Joe Veras, Zacarias Ferreira, and Monchy & Alexandra.
His success story is not over yet. In June 2021, Santos’s September 2019 concert in New York was released as a PPV event Romeo Santos: Utopia Live, from MetLife Stadium. It starred Daddy Yankee, Marc Anthony, Cardi B, and Emilio Estefan.
Like his group albums, his solo music also received global acclaim. His albums Golden and Formula Vol. 2 sold over 600 pieces and reached 11-time certified platinum status in the U.S. He has toured the U.S. as a solo artist, performing at venues like Madison Square Garden, MetLife Stadium, and Yankee Stadium. He sold out New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden for three nights consecutively. It was so huge that the performance was turned into a DVD and CD and later released as a live album, “The King Stays King: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden.”
Santos has also appeared as a musical guest in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2012.
Romeo Santos Acting Career
Romeo Santos has also tried his luck in acting and acted in one of the most high-grossing movies, Furious 7, in April 2015. He played the role of Mando alongside names like Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. He also had the opportunity to voiceover the character Early Bird in The Angry Birds Movie. Apart from Furious 7, his fans also saw him in the movie Sanky Panky in 2007.
Romeo Santos HBO Documentary
Following his fame, HBO Max released Romeo Santos: King of Bachata, a documentary based on Santos. It revolved around the history of Bachata music and displayed Santos traveling to the Dominican Republic. HBO furthermore created a pop-up promotion in Washington Heights, NYC, in the form of a bodega named House of Bachata. The pop-up comprised a PORTL “hologram” device showing a life-sized Santos virtually. It also offered Presidente beer, free haircuts, and karaoke parties honoring Santos.
Romeo Santos’ Net Worth
Romeo Santos’s net worth is around $40 million as of 2022.
Romeo Santos Net Worth 5-Years
Romeo Santos Income Source
Santos makes most of his money from his singing career, apart from a few acting gigs. He has sold over a hundred million singles and over 40 million albums. His first album successfully sold 65,000 copies, earning $375,000, followed by $3 million from his second album Formula Vol.2.
Romeo Santos’ Social Media
Santos is a widely followed artist on social media, with 18.8 million followers on Instagram and 4.7 million followers on Twitter. Santos also has a website where his fans and followers can purchase his merchandise.
The Bottom Line
Romeo Santos is a popular name in the music industry, with soundtracks ranking at the top of various music charts globally. He was born in The Bronx, NY, on July 21, 1981. Santos started his music career through his Bachata music group that focused on fusing Bachata music with modern music styles. His group earned fame from their albums The Last and God’s Project. Later, he opted for a solo career and made his name. He sold out New York City’s famous Madison Square Garden for three nights consecutively. He has appeared in movies like Sanky Panky and Furious 7. Romeo Santos’s net worth is $40 million as of 2022.