Anthony "Romeo" Santos (born July 21, 1981) is an American singer, featured composer and 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. Santos was born in The Bronx, New York, United States to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother. At twelve years of age, he became a member of the church choir.