Anthony Santos (born July 21, 1981), known professionally as Romeo Santos, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and former lead vocalist of the bachata band Aventura. In 2002, the song "Obsesión" reached number one in Italy for 16 consecutive weeks. He released several albums with Aventura before the group broke up. Since then, Santos has embarked on a solo career which in eight years has spawned seven number one songs on the Hot Latin Songs chart and fifteen number ones on the Tropical Songs chart. Santos is one of the most internationally recognized Latin artists of recent decades and is also recognized as the King of the Bachata genre.