Romeo Santos isn’t afraid to blend, especially if it means expanding his musical sound to reach new audiences…
The 30-year-old Dominican-American singer, who recently released his debut solo album at the top of the Billboard Latin Albums chart, says he’s hoping to partner with Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez to blend ranchera music with bachata.
During a recent press conference in Mexico, the former Aventura front man confessed that his greatest “challenge” is the ability to spread his music and share it with other artists of different genres and countries.
“I would like to collaborate with Alejandro Fernandez to be able to mix genre,” said Santos, who admits to listening to Canadian crooner Michael Buble and legendary Mexican singers Vicente Fernandez and Juan Gabriel. “It would be interesting to mix bachata with rancheras.”
Santos’ new solo album “Formula Vol. 1” already includes collaborations with well-known artists like Mexico’s Mario Domm from the group Camila; Spaniards La Mala Rodriguez and Tomati and American singers Usher, Lil Wayne and Pitbull.
Santos expressed his desire to bring his culture and music to the entire world and said he’s ready to push forward as a solo artist to “conquer” hearts in the European and Asian markets.
“My intent is to exceed expectations and conquer the public in Spain, Japan and Brazil,” said Santos, who will begin his world tour in the United States in February 2012.