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Romeo Santos, ROSALÍA
18+ | Intermediate | Bachata | United States / Dominican Republic
In El Pañuelo by Romeo Santos, the singer expresses his sorrow for being unrequited in love and his desire to help the listener heal from their own heartache. He encourages them to forget their pain and find solace in his embrace, offering himself as a "pañuelo" (handkerchief) to wipe away their tears. He acknowledges that no one has died from love, and invites them to find comfort in his passionate embrace.
Anthony "Romeo" Santos, known as Romeo Santos, is a multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Romeo was born in 1981 in the Bronx, New York, to a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother. He is often referred to as The King of Bachata, a style of Latin music that originated in the Dominican Republic. He is the former lead singer of the popular bachata group Aventura, and has since gone on to have a successful solo career. Over his career, he sold over 40 million albums and over 100 million singles, and won numerous awards, making him one of the most successful Latin artists of all time. Romeo Santos has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Latin music, including Marc Anthony, Nicky Jam, and Daddy Yankee. He also had a cross-genre collaboration with Bad Bunny in his song Volví. He also has collaborations with English speaking artists, such as Drake and Justin Timberlake. Romeo Santos is a true pioneer of Latin Bachata music and a true icon of the genre.