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Santa Reyes known professionally as Santaye, is a Dominican singer-songwriter based in Miami. She began her music career in 2010. Several of Santaye's singles have charted on US Billboard Tropical Songs. She was twice nominated for the Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical Female Artist of the Year.

Santaye
Birth nameSanta Reyes
BornBaní, Dominican Republic
OriginMiami, Florida, U.S.
Genres
  • Pop
  • bachata
  • ballad
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present

Early lifeEdit

Reyes is from Baní, Dominican Republic.[1][2] She has eight brothers.[3] She was timid as a child, but frequently sang at schools and family reunions.[2] When Santaye was seven, she moved to Miami. She wrote her first song when she was twelve years old.[4] After graduating from college, she moved to New York.[3]

CareerEdit

Santaye began her career in 2010.[5] She sings bachata in English and Spanish.[5] When asked where her professional name derived from, Santaye responded that it comes from the "la diosa de los planetas para pacificar."[6] Her first album was produced by Dan Warner and Lee Levin.[2] She released the single "Eras Tu" in December 2012. Her single, "Invito a Quereme" was produced by Lenny Santos.[7] In July 2013, Santaye released "In My Head," a single produced by Lenny Santos. Between November 2013 and January 2014, she recorded its music video. She signed a management deal with Aquos Entertainment.[1]

ArtistryEdit

Santaye has a romantic style of singing.[8] Univision calls her style a fusion of pop, ballad, and bachata.[6] She cites Rocío Dúrcal, Alejandra Guzmán, Pink and Thalía as influences on her style.[9]

DiscographyEdit

Studio AlbumsEdit

  • Corazón (2011)[9]

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions
US
Tropical[10]
"Lo que por ti yo siento" 2011
"Corazón" 37
"Sabes que te amo"
"Eras Tu" 2012 20
"In My Head" 2013 37
"Invito A Quereme" (with Yunel) 2016 33

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 Herself Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical Female Artist of the Year[6] Nominated
2015 Herself Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical Female Artist of the Year[11] Nominated

Personal lifeEdit

Santaye resides in Miami, Florida. She is a christian.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Santaye de promoción en RD". El Nacional (in Spanish). January 20, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Santaye, la voz femenina de la bachata". El Telégrafo (in Spanish). January 17, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Vazquez, Luis (February 28, 2015). "Santaye enjoying the ride, the second time around". Latin Trends. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Ábrego, Geovanny (February 17, 2012). "Zona rosa". The Tampa Tribune (in Spanish). p. 88. Retrieved July 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b Roiz, Jessica Lucia (February 5, 2015). "Bachata star Santaye: 'The road to success is not easy'". Pulso POP. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Santaye feliz por su nominación". Univision (in Spanish). February 15, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Silva, Elis (July 22, 2016). "Santaye canta "Invito a quererme"". El Salvador (in Spanish). Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Ábrego, Geovanny (February 17, 2012). "Zona rosa". The Tampa Tribune (in Spanish). p. 84. Retrieved July 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ a b Robles, Huáscar (February 13, 2012). "Santaye se abre paso en la bachata". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "Santaye Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Dominicanos compiten hoy en Lo Nuestro". Listin Diario (in Spanish). February 19, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Santaye se inspira en Dios y en el amor". Univision (in Spanish). February 17, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2018.