If dimples and a bachatero's voice could kill -- Romeo Santos would be your slayer. There is no better way to see his winning smile and romantic mic skills than to check him out live in concert. On May 23, locals can get close to the young “King of Bachata” as he kicks-off his North American tour at Valley View Casino Center. Santos already has sold out Los Angeles’ Staples Center and has added a second show on May 24 to meet demand. The suave crooner can be seen on Latina magazine's June/July “Hot Guys” cover. His new album, Formula Vol. 2., debuted with the biggest sales week of any Latin album in the last eight years.
Santos is declared “One of Summer 2014 Hottest Tours” by Rolling Stone magazine. Romeo’s “Formula Vol. 2” reaches the two month mark as the No. 1 Latin Album in the country, while his current single with Drake surpasses three months as the No. 1 Latin Song. The Bronx-born, former Aventura frontman is one of the most sought-after Latin artists to collaborate with -- his innate swag has already appealed to English-language artists including, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Puff Daddy and Drake. Santos even has the ability to give artists the courage to sing en Espanol and to bust some bachata moves.
“I think a lot of Anglo artists, when they get on a Spanish track, they feel like they want to sing in Spanish or rap in Spanish,” Santos tells Latina.
“Like, I never tell them that’s something they have to do. It was the same thing with Nicki Minaj, she’s rapping over this dancehall rhythm and saying things in Spanish. I didn’t tell her to do that. She wanted to do it. I think they just start feeling the music and want to get in that mood. And, at the same time, that’s cool for me because people who follow them might hear the songs and then be like, 'wait, who is that?'”
For more Romeo Santos' concert info go here. He performs May 23 at Valley View Casino Center.
Dita Quinones is a multimedia journalist born in Tijuana with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. Her main goal is to uplift and inform so that the Latino, Filipino and hip-hop community get knitted into the fabric of American history. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, Fox News Latino, Poder, VidaVibrante, San Diego CityBeat and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter or on Facebook.