Universal Music Publishing Signs Latin Star Romeo Santos
October 31, 2016 at 2:10 PM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP has concluded a major new worldwide deal with ROMEO SANTOS, “The King of BACHATA," one of the most influential LATIN music superstars and the CEO of ROC NATION LATIN, it was announced today by UMPG Chairman/CEO JODY GERSON and UMPG EVP LATIN MUSIC ALEXANDRA LIOUTIKOFF.
SANTOS' exclusive publishing deal with UMPG marks the first time he has been represented by a major music publisher. UMPG will represent all of his solo works, including the five-times-platinum album "Formula Vol.1, The King Stays King: Sold Out At MADISON SQUARE GARDEN," the RIAA diamond-certified "Formula Vol. 2," as well as his highly anticipated, upcoming third solo studio album, which is slated for release in 2017.
Commented GERSON: "I’m extremely proud to welcome ROMEO SANTSO to the UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING family. He’s an inspiring artist and top songwriter who is conquering the world on his own terms. I can’t wait to hear what’s next."
Added LIOUTIKOFF: “I have known ROMEO for many years, and as a LATIN artist and songwriter he is as big as it gets. His massive appeal as an artist crosses all genres and borders, and we look forward to helping further expand opportunities for him in both the ANGLO and LATINO markets.”
The “King of BACHATA” has had the most #1 hits this decade by a LATIN artist. Among his many accolades, SANTOS was named ASCAP LATIN Songwriter Of The Year for five years in a row, and this year was named ASCAP’s 2016 Songwriter/Artist Of The Year. He also won BILLBOARD’s LATIN Music Artist Of The Year for two years straight.
SANTOS has collaborated with top artists including USHER, LIL WAYNE, PITBULL, DRAKE, NICKI MINAJ, MARC ANTHONY and CARLOS SANTANA. He’s also the No.1 Urban-Pop LATIN artist in social media with over 30 million fans. The multifaceted artist acted in the blockbuster "Fast and Furious 7" and recently lent his voice to the animated film "Angry Birds." He made history as the first LATIN artist to perform at the new YANKEE STADIUM with two sold-out shows of 50,000 people in attendance each night.