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Bachata heartthrob and former Aventura frontman, Romeo Santos, dropped a music video recently for the first single off his new album, “Golden.” The song, “Imitadora,” has that “poon-toon-tin poon-toon-tin” bachata sound with a cool, suspenseful synthesizer throughout, giving a new feel to a classic vibe. The suspenseful sound matches well with the FBI-style interrogation that Santos is doing throughout the video with a woman we’re supposed to assume is the ‘Imitadora’ from the song’s title.
In a Rolling Stone article out this week, Santos spoke about how seriously he takes his acting, even if he can’t always dedicate all his time to it.
I’ve always loved acting, and I do respect the craft. I don’t want to be that guy que se inclina [that leans to it] because of my status as a musician. It takes a lot of practice and discipline, just like I’ve done it in the music business. If I don’t have anything going on with music, then I would like to do that, but right now I’m so focused on todo lo que hago musical [everything that I do musically]. I’ll tell you a story, at one point I was going to do a project in acting with Will and Jada [Pinkett Smith], which I know hit the media. And when I heard six or seven months, I was like, “Oh, my God, I would love to, but I got fans to feed.” I didn’t know how much of my time and work was needed. I did say that I would do it, but that it wasn’t the moment.
The project Santos is referring to with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith was a short-lived idea for a comedy pilot for ABC from back in 2011. Because of his dedication to his music, he couldn’t imagine being on a project that long. Also, can you imagine a comedy with Santos doing a sexy whisper the whole time? So nasty!
“Golden” was released on Santos’ birthday, July 21st, and in one week, “Imitadora” has taken the top spot over “Despacito” on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart.
Credit: Billboard Latin Airplay
And the music video for the song has over 20 million views in its first week. Although the song is moving up and overtaking ‘Despacito’ in terms of Latin Airplay, Santos says he’s still excited that “Despacito” has done as well as it has. On the song’s phenomenal success, Santos told Rolling Stone, “The Number One song in the world is a reggaetón called ‘Despacito’ and that’s beautiful.”
Yes it is, Romeo. Yes it is.