Omega (singer

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This article is about the Dominican merengue singer. For the Trinidadian reggae singer, seeQueen Omega (singer).

Antonio Peter de la Rosa[a](born January 17, 1979) better known by his stage nameOmega El Fuerteor simplyOmega, is a Dominican singer and songwriter.[2]He is a modernMerengueartist based inSanto DomingoDominican Republic.[3]Since 2007, Omega has enjoyed increased popularity in theDominican Republicand withDominican-Americansacross the United States.[4]He has also penetrated music markets inSpainItalyandLatin American.

Omega has helped create and popularize[5]a new form of Merengue, called Merengue Urbano or Merengue de Calle.[6]It is a blend of merengue withHip hop, Rap andR&B.[7][8]This new genre has been adopted by many artists from diverse backgrounds such asandColombian-bornShakira.[8]

Peter de la Rosa began developing his musical talent at a young age, by 13 years of age he formed his first rap group.[9]Afterward he began appearing onvariety TV showsin the Dominican Republic and won several singing competitions as part of the groupAlpha y Omega, from which he derives his stage name.[9]Later on Omega formed the band Omega y Su Mambo Violento, which in 2005 released its first album titledOmega y Su Mambo Violentoon the label Allegro Music. The album spawned his break-out hit, Alante Alante.[1]This was followed by aCasandra Award, given in the Dominican Republic in 2009.[10]Omega then attended his firstLatin Grammy Awardsin 2010 and also performed atPresidente Beers Festival of Latin Musicin 2010, both events were pivotal to his international recognition.[2][11]Also in 2010, Omega was able to tour theUnited Statesand performed inand atElizabeth, New JerseysRitz theater, to name a few venues.[12]Omegas continued popularity led to his being signed byAkon, through his record labelKonvict Musikin 2011.[13]Akon has confessed that Omega has helped him to conquer the Dominican market.[14]Akon has also influenced Omegas music leading to Merengue with an Electronic blend as can be heard in Omegas 2012 hit, Merengue Electronico.[15]

Omega was born Antonio Peter de la Rosa[16]in the town ofBonaoDominican Republicson of Ercilia de La Rosa and Sergio Peter.[9]He grew up in Pantoja, aneighborhoodofSanto Domingo.[1]Omega is currently married to Miguelina Sanchez, they have two daughters Alejandra and Mariela Sanchez.[9]

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Omega packs a lot into merengue shows. nydailynews.com

Omega El Fuerte Merenguero. thatsdominican.com

Merengue de calle de Omega suena por lo alto en emisoras hispanas en Miami.

(in Spanish). Miami, Florida. 1 January 2011

Arrestan al cantante Omega por agredir fsica y sexualmente a su ex esposa.

El merengue de calle se desplom y solo queda Omega.

(in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 26 August 2013

Merengue Urbano: Not Your Fathers Merengue. bmi.com

Biografa, carrera, discos y canciones de Omega(in Spanish). republica-dominicana-live.com

Almnzar, Ramn (25 March 2009).Omega es el fuerte

Extravagant After-After Party at the Latin Grammy Awards Show. nochelatina.com

Latino happenings in Nueva York, Sept. 29-Oct. 5FRIDAY OCT. 1. nydailynews.com

Akon Signs Mambo Superstar Omega. cbslocal.com

Peralta, Laura (20 September 2011).Akon: Omega ha sido de gran ayuda

Almnzar, Ramn (6 August rengue electrnico.

Top Latin Albums for Omega. Billboard.com

Top Tropical Albums for Omega. Billboard.com

Billboard Latin Airplay SongsPrometheus Global Media

Billboard Latin Digital SongsPrometheus Global Media

Billboard Latin Pop SongsPrometheus Global Media

Spanish Music Charts for Omega El Fuerte

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