Formula, Vol. 1
Formula, Vol. 1 is the debut studio album by American singer Romeo Santos. It was released on November 8, 2011 by Sony Music Latin. It is Santos’s first album as a solo artist following the break-up of American bachata group Aventura. The record contains fifteen tracks, most of which were composed by Santos.
About Formula, Vol. 1 in brief
Formula, Vol. 1 is the debut studio album by American singer Romeo Santos. It was released on November 8, 2011 by Sony Music Latin. It is Santos’s first album as a solo artist following the break-up of American bachata group Aventura. The record contains fifteen tracks, most of which were composed by Santos and co-produced with Ivan Chevere. It features several Anglophone and Hispanophone guest artists including Usher, Tomatito, Mario Domm, and Lil Wayne. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Billboard Tropical Albums charts and was the best-selling Latin album of 2012. The album earned Santos several accolades, including a Grammy Award nomination, three Billboard Latin Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Lo Nuestro nomination, a Premios Juventud award, and a Soberano Award. Six singles were released from the record, four of which, \”You\”, \”Promise\”, \”Mi Santa\”, and \”La Diabla\”, reached number one in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the U.S. Santos promoted the record by touring the United States, Latin America and Europe. He said he intended to write more English-language recordings on the album but did not want to stray far from his musical origins.
The songs were recorded at The Castle, Fight Klub, and EMG Studios in New York City. The first song from the album is a b Bachata track about a man who regrets making a deal with a she-devil after losing the game of love. The third song, \”Que Se Mueran\”, attacks the public for their criticism of the age difference between lovers. Santos said the collaboration was his idea, and that Usher enjoyed the duet despite not speaking Spanish. The fourth track is a skit featuring American comedian George Lopez, in which Santos confesses his fortune and fame to a priest played by Lopez. The song was recorded at Los Angeles Ocean Recording Way in Los Angeles, Los Angeles. The fifth song is a hip hop track featuring American rapper Lil Wayne and features Spanish rapper Mala Rodríguez, the lead singer of Mexican band Camila, and American singer Usher. The sixth track is the ballad “All Aboard” featuring American singer Luis Vargas, who also features Dominican bachita musicians Antony Santos, Raulín RodrÍguez and Luis Negra Negra, and also features American rapper Rico Love.