New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Publishing Group (UMPG) has concluded a major new worldwide deal with "The King of Bachata" Romeo
Santos, one of the most influential Latin music superstars and the CEO of Roc Nation Latin, it was announced today by Jody Gerson, UMPG Chairman and CEO, and Alexandra
Lioutikoff, UMPG EVP/Latin Music.
For Santos, a multiple award winner and one of the biggest Latin songwriters, his exclusive publishing deal with UMPG marks the first time he has been represented by a major music publisher. UMPG will represent all of Santos' solo works, including the 5x platinum album Formula
Vol.1, The King Stays King: Sold Out At Madison Square
Garden, the RIAA Diamond certified album Formula
Vol.2, as well as his highly anticipated, upcoming third solo studio album, which is slated for release in 2017.
In making the announcement Gerson said: I'm extremely proud to welcome Romeo Santos
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."
"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," added Lioutikoff.
The "King of Bachata" has had the most No.1 hits this decade by a Latin artist. Formula
Vol.1 garnered five No.1 hits and spent an astonishing 17 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. His Formula
Vol.2, was also No.1 on the chart for over 8 months and had five No.1 singles including "Propuesta Indecente," and "Odio" ft. Drake, both of which went on to spend over three months at the top of the charts. On October 19, "Propuesta Indecente
" was named the all-time top song of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, since its inception in 1986. The song, which has more than 1 billion YouTube views, spent 123 of its 125 weeks in the top five due to continued strong airplay, sales and streams.
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.