February 27, 1844 marks the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day from Haiti! In honor of this day we are taking time to honor some Dominican artists and creatives making a difference in the world today!
Photo: Alex Rodriguez's Instagram
Arod is a Dominican-American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in The MLB. In 2007 Arod came became the Youngest player to hit 500 career runs. The Hall of Famer will return as a special adviser to Yankees GM Brian Cashman in 2018, the team announced.
Photo: Cardi B's Instagram
Ms. Bartier Carti became the first person of Dominican descent to reach no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017 with her hot single Bodak Yellow. This was a huge achievement for this Bronx Dominican artist since the last time this happened was when Lauryn Hill released “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998. Cardi’s success proves that Latino artists are still forces to be reckoned with! We cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for Cardi B.
Photo: Amelia Vega's Instagram
Amelia Vega Dominican actress, singer, model, and art director. She became the first Dominican woman to be named Miss Universe, in 2003. The beauty queen is currently married to Boston Celtics basketball player Al Horford.
Photo: Romeo's Instagram
Anthony (Romeo) Santos, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and former lead singer of the bachata band Aventura. Romeo has been on the Billboard charts more than any other Latin music artist in the last decade. Romeo is currently on his 18-city Golden tour, which began in New York City on Feb. 15 and ends April 16 in Oakland, California.
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