In another move proving Romeo Santos‘ road to domination of pop culture, the self-proclaimed King of Bachata announced today that he’d be performing at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Santos is set to appear on the NY Daily News float on November 27th in a slot formerly held by Kanye West and Mary J. Blige, a big moment for bachatero presence in the mainstream. Santos’ last performance in New York filled the Bronx with over 50,000 fans for two nights in a row this past July, as immortalized in Remezcla’s recap, “Things Romeo Santos Did in White Pants at his Yankee Stadium Concert, as Live Tweeted:
His parade debut will come a few weeks after a live session at the White House for US troops, offering up another crossover moment for Latinos from the diaspora into mainstream America.
Check out our Bachata 101 playlist below, with exclusive commentary from the Brugal Papi himself: