Born in Ciales, Puerto Rico, Adalberto Santiago was influenced and inspired by the vocal styles of Beny Moré, Chapottin, Pancho Alonso and Miguelito Cuni. These free-style singers helped him form a method of singing that has turned him into one of the most popular vocalists of Latin music.
He became the lead vocalist for Ray Barretto?s Orchestra in 1966 and captivated audiences with a string of hits. He was once nicknamed The Puerto Rican Elvis Presley.
In addition to his solo albums, Adalberto Santiago made numerous recordings with With Chuito Velez, Ray Barretto, Típica 73, Los Kimbos and The Fania All Stars
Adalberto (Fania Records, 1977)
Adalberto Santiago Featuring Popeye El Marino (Fania Records, 1979)
Feliz Me Siento (Fania Records, 1980)
Adalberto Santiago (Fania Records, 1981)
Calidad (Fania Records, 1982)
Cosas del Alma (WS Latino, 1984)
Más Sabroso (Budda Records, 1985)
Fania Dancing Club Collection #7 (Fania Records, 1985
Sex Symbol (Mayor Music, 1989)
Hay Algo En Ella (JV Music, 1991)
Romantico y Salsero, Exitos (La Ola Musical, 2009)
Exitos (Edenways Records, 2010)