Anthony Santos (born July 21, 1981), known professionally as Romeo Santos, is an American singer, record producer, actor, featured composer and former lead singer of the Bachata group Aventura. As a member of Aventura, Santos has been a key figure in popularizing Bachata, with hits reaching near the top of the Billboard Latin charts and the top of charts in Europe. In 2002, the band's song "Obsesión" was number one in Italy for sixteen consecutive weeks. After releasing several albums with Aventura the group went its separate ways. Since then Romeo has embarked on a solo career which in three years has spawned seven number one songs on the Hot Latin charts, and eight number ones on the Hot tropical songs chart. His first album Formula Vol. 1 shipped over 300,000 copies and his second album has already shipped over 240,000 copies.