Romeo Santos Sells Out Yankee Stadium, Adds Second Show

Omar Cruz

Romeo Santos

Latin music's fastest rising superstar, Romeo Santos, has announced an additional Yankee Stadium concert date for July 11, after selling out his original July 12th date in 48 hours, according to his reps. No Latin artist has headlined the stadium since Tropical ensemble Fania All Stars performed and recorded "Live At Yankee Stadium" in 1973. Santos will be the first Latino to do so in over 40 years and the first to ever top the bill at the Yankees' new field, following its relocation in 2009.

The additional Bronx date follows a string of recently revealed US shows for his Formula Vol. 2 Tour.  A full list can be found on the artist's website.

Newest album "Formula, Vol. 2" debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart on March 15, and at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.  It scored the best sales week of any Latin title in eight years, moving 85,000 copies in its opening week according to Nielsen SoundScan.  In its fourth week on the chart, it bows at No. 2, trailing Enrique Iglesias who opened at the top spot with recent set "Sex And Love" in the April 15 chart week.

Santos' single "Odio" Featuring Drake is in its eighth consecutive week at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.  Simultaneously, he remains at the No. 5 spot with the album's first single "Propuesta Indecente", in its 35th week on the chart. 

Santos leads the list of finalists for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards with 17 entries in 14 categories, including Artist of the Year, and Digital Song of the Year for "Propuesta Indecente."  The show will broadcast live on Telemundo on April 24.

Tickets for the July 11th Yankee Stadium show will go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 3.