Romeo Santos Releases First Single in Three Years, ‘Héroe Favorito’

Heroe Favorito

The King of Bachata is back with new music, “Héroe Favorito.”

After having teased the release of his single earlier this month, Romeo Santos officially released “Héroe Favorito” on Tidal and Apple Music.

It’s been a long three years for fans of Santos, but after an extensive wait, he’s come out of the shadows. Teaming up with Marvel, an artistic, superhero version of Santos dons the artwork for the single. “Héroe Favorito” comes as the lead single for Santos’ upcoming album, Golden.


In addition to the release of the single, Santos announced he will be taking part in pop-up shows around the country and providing fans with a small performance. Cities haven’t been announced as is normal with pop-up shops–and now shows–but fans are able to vote for their city if they are a Sprint, Boost, Virgin Mobile or TIDAL user or customer. The shows require fans to be alert and attentive to his various social media sites in order to find out when and where the show will be.

“I’m going to pick several cities and all that you guys have to do, my fans, is just stay tuned,” he said in his video announcement. “It’s that simple.”

Listen to “Héroe Favorito” on TIDAL and Apple Music now, it will be available on other services at a later date.

New responsibilities for the singer.

Earlier this year, Santos signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation label and, subsequently, launched Roc Nation Latin where he serves as the CEO. Santos’ music history stretches back to his days sharing a bachata-boy-band Aventura with his relatives. After much success together, the band broke up in 2011 to the dismay of fans–but what resulted in the breakup was nothing less than a successful move for Romeo. He embarked on a solo career that currently has resulted in two multi-platinum-selling albums, Formula Vol. 1 and Formula Vol. 2

Among other artists, Santos has also been nominated for the 2017 Latin Songwriter Hall of Fame (LSHOF). There are 24 candidates in total, but only six will be chosen for the Hall come October during the La Musa Awards. Voting is done both online by fans and by the LSHOF staff. The winners will be announced in April.

Hensley Carrasco
Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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