Anthony "Romeo" Santos, the lead singer and songwriter of chart-topping urban bachata group Aventura, has signed a multi-million, five album deal with Sony Music and Jive Records.

According to published reports from the EFE agency, Santos' manager, Johnny Marines, said the contract was worth $10 million and a first album, with two or three tracks in English, is set for release Oct. 2011.

Santos had previously told Billboard that he was shopping for a major album deal for his solo work. As a group, Aventura will continue recording for indie Premium Latin Music once its members release their solo albums.