Aventura (band)

This article is about the musical group. For other uses, see Aventura.
Background information
Also known as
  • Kings of Bachata
  • K.O.B.
Origin The Bronx, New York[1]
Years active 1993–2011[1][2]
Associated acts
Website www.aventuraworldwide.com
Past members

Aventura was an American bachata band from The Bronx, New York. Aventura was formed in 1993 by Anthony "Romeo" Santos, Henry Santos, Lenny Santos, and Max Santos, three of them are natives of The Bronx, however, having families born in the Dominican Republic; with the exception of Romeo Santos who has a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother.[3][4][5][6]

Aventura made their big break in 1999, with the hopes of breaking bachata music into the mainstream from its traditional base and fuse it with pop music; more specifically hip hop and R&B.[1]

In 2004, the song, "Obsesión" achieved huge success in many countries, topping many international charts like France, Germany and Italy.

Separation and reunion

Aventura separated in 2011. According to Romeo Santos, the group was "on pause to do individual projects".[7] Romeo Santos and former members of Aventura reunited to close out the second night of Romeo Santos' sold-out Yankee Stadium concerts on July 12, 2014.[8]

It was announced on December 1, 2015 that Aventura would have a set of concerts for the last time as a group for the whole month of February at the United Palace Theater in New York City.

Their first concert since their split started with a sold out crowd on February 4, 2016 with the last concert ending on February 28, 2016.


After break-up

After their separation in 2011, Romeo Santos and Henry Santos embarked on respective solo careers while Lenny Santos and Max Santos joined Steve Styles from the bachata group Xtreme to form a new band, called "Grupo Vena".[9]


Main article: Aventura discography

Studio albums

as Los Tinellers
as Aventura

Live albums

Compilation albums

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 allmusic - Aventura - Overview. allmusic.com. Retrieved on February 18, 2010.
  2. Celestrellas. "Aventura Confirms Break Up". Latina. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  3. "Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  4. "Heard of Romeo Santos? Will Smith and Usher could change that". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  5. Carlos Quintana. "Romeo Santos - Biography and Artist Profile". About.com Entertainment. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  6. Romeo Santos#Early life and career
  7. Mallenbaum, Carly (January 8, 2012). "On the Verge: 'Bachata King' Romeo". USA Today. Gannett Co. Inc. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  8. Feeney, Michael (July 13, 2014). "Romeo Santos joined by Marc Anthony, former Aventura members at sold-out Yankee Stadium show". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  9. Quintana, Carlos. "Top Bachata Songs of 2012". About.com. Retrieved January 29, 2013.

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