Being the Only Latin Male Artist On Billboard’s Money Makers List
Romeo Santos, alongside Jennifer Lopez, is one of the only Latin artists to be recognized on Billboard’s Money Makers list. At $14.8 million, he’s one of the highest-paid musicians of 2018 — just above Sam Smith, Keith Urban, and J.Lo.
On Instagram, Santos expressed his joy with his 16.1 million fans. “It’s not about the money,” he said. “It’s about taking my genre around the world to different stages. After two decades, being the only Latin man on this list next to J.Lo fills me with lots of satisfaction. Long live bachata,” he notes, promising that what’s coming is stronger.
The Dominican bachata crooner landed at No. 30 in the Top 40 list. Billboard reported: “Streaming’s popularity among Latin music fans helped generate 1.2 billion streams for Santos, compared with U.S. album sales of just 12,000 and 125,000 track downloads. His $12.6 million in U.S. touring income dwarfed everything else.”