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Raphy Santos

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Raphy Santos
Raphy Santos
Background information
Birth nameRafael DeJesus Peralta
BornMao, Valverde, Dominican Republic
  • Bachata
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1993–present
  • Platano
  • Raya
Associated actsAntony Santos, Luis Vargas, Raulin Rodriguez

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Rafael DeJesus Peralta, better known as Raphy Santos is a bachatero from the Dominican Republic. Raphy is best known for his hits Enamorado De Tí, Porqué Me Mentiste, El Manicero, and El Homenaje.[1]


Raphy was born to Rafael DeJesus and Tercida Peralta in Mao, a province of Valverde, Dominican Republic. [2] His parents Tercida and Rafael saw Raphy more active than their other children, being the only musician of the family. When Raphy was 11-years old, his mother enrolled him in piano class with the teacher Doña Antonia Arté "Tontón" since his father did not want Raphy studying music, which led to certain differences between his parents. On January 1st, 1986, Raphy played in his first festival in Piloto, a community in Mao with the group of Luis Vargas, where he lasted approximately 8 years. Then, in mid-1993, he became part of the accompaniment of Raulin Rodriguez, and lasted only 3 months and recorded the production Regresa Amor, since he was being recruited by his cousin Antony Santos where he considered that at the time that he lasted in the group, was part of his preparation and musical experience. Raphy was brought to Andres Rodriguez, owner of Platano Records, the same record label where Anthony Santos recorded and produced multiple albums throughout the years.

Before recording his first album Con Sentimiento Y Ternura at the end of 1995, Raphy lost his mother to cancer being only 39 years of age earlier that same year. She was the most important and influential person in his life and many songs and poems were made in dedication to her. Raphy had disappeared for 10 days until Antony Santos came to his house to bring him back to the group, since Raphy was the one who played first guitar for him. Raphy would later pay homage to his mother on the song titled Mi Viaje Triste.

After Raphy's first hit, "Porqué Me Mentiste", he was well supported by many radio stations and hosts including Anthony Rodriguez and Manny Mendez. The second album that Raphy Santos would record would be Enamorado De Tí in 1997 and became a huge hit. Some well known hits from this album include Enamorado De Tí, No Puedo Vivír Sin Tí, Sólo Manda el Corazón, and Hoy Quiero Cantarte A Tí Papá, which was a song dedicated to his father, even though he did not have significant influence on Raphy's musical career.


  • Con Sentimiento Y Ternura (1995)
  1. Mi Gente
  2. Amor Verdadero
  3. Porqué Me Mentiste
  4. El Manicero
  5. Siempre Me Recordarás
  6. Mi Viaje Triste
  7. Devuélveme La Vida
  8. Cuanto Sufrír
  9. El Celoso
  10. Siempre Seré
  • Enamorado De Tí (1997)
  1. Porque No Tengo Tu Amor
  2. No Puedo Vivír Sin Tí
  3. Enamorado De Tí
  4. La Peliona
  5. Qué Haré
  6. Esto Es Amor
  7. Sólo Manda el Corazón
  8. La Morena
  9. Hoy Quiero Cantarte A Tí Papá
  10. Angélica
  11. Patronales De Mi País
  12. A Mi Madre
  13. Ayer Me Sentí Tan Triste
  14. Triste Navidad
  • Mi País - El Homenaje (1998)
  1. Te Amo
  2. El Homenaje
  3. Me Estoy Cansando De Tí
  4. A Mis Amigos
  5. Estoy Llorando Por Tí
  6. Cuanto Daría
  7. Me Siento Triste
  8. Mi País
  9. Me la Llevaré
  10. Lástima De Amor
  11. Mi Primer Amor
  • Otra Vez (2015)
  1. Otra Vez
  2. Tan Adentro De Mi Alma
  3. Un Amor Con Otro Se Olvida
  4. El Gancho
  5. Ya Es Muy Tarde
  6. Cosa Rara
  7. Mi Corazón
  8. Amor De Lejos
  9. Sigo Enamorado De Tí
  10. El Tolete De Hombre

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topics Biography AND Latin music : UNO A

Other articles of the topic Dominican Republic : Sky Cana

Other articles of the topic Biography : Hugh Spencer Daniel, Chris O'Neill (Oney), Stephen W. Groves, Villi Sørensen, Jason Tom, Everett F. Larson, George I. Falgout

Other articles of the topic Latin music : UNO A
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  • List of Hispanic and Latino Americans
  • List of people from the Dominican Republic


  1. "Raphy Santos". Allmusic. 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. "Raphy Santos". Last.fm. 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

Dominican Republic male singers

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