One of the biggest acts in salsa music, Puerto Rican born Santa Rosa grew up in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Considered one of the classiest acts in the industry, he has won many adoring fans throughout Latin America, especially in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Spain, where his music is played daily on radios. Known around the world as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (The Gentleman of Salsa), this legendary, GRAMMY-winning vocalist and bandleader was crowned “Tropical Music Artist of the Decade” by Billboard.
Since launching his career in his native Puerto Rico more than three decades ago, Santa Rosa’s inimitable style has made him one of the most prominent figures on today’s world music scene. He was the first salsa singer to perform a concert at Carnegie Hall, and has since released 12 consecutive No. 1 albums – more than any other artist in tropical music history.
The New York Times calls his live performances “spectacular,” and credits Santa Rosa with pioneering a smooth fusion of “pop salsa, the soft, romantic salsa (and) the harder salsa of the dance clubs.”