Best known for his tenure as a singer and songwriter in the bachata supergroup Aventura, Henry Santos is a Dominican vocalist from New York City who made his solo album debut in 2011.
Born Henry Santos Jeter on December 15, 1979, in Moca, Dominican Republic, he moved with his family to the Bronx at age 14. He is the cousin of bachata superstar Romeo Santos, with whom he co-founded Aventura in 1994. Originally known as "Los Tinellers," the group made its full-length album debut with Trampa de Amor in 1995. They broke through to international success with the smash hit single "Obsesión" from their third album, We Broke the Rules (2002). Aventura's stateside success was elevated by "Ella y Yo," a collaboration with reggaetoñero Don Omar from their fifth studio album, God's Project (2005). It was the first of Aventura's ten straight Top Ten hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs singles chart. After nine albums -- six studio and three live efforts -- Aventura announced their separation in 2011. Later that year, both Romeo and Henry Santos released solo albums, Formula, Vol. 1 and Introducing Henry Santos, respectively. Henry's full-length debut effort was a major success, on the tropical charts in particular, spawning the hit singles "Poquito a Poquito" and "Por Nada."