Bio: Joe Veras was born on May 1, in Cevicos, a municipality of Cotui in the Dominican Republic. He is the fourth of thirteen children born to Mr. Soto Veras and Mrs. Maria del Carmen Batista. He involved himself in music at an early age starting in ecclesiastic choirs in his village – Cotui. He pursued a university degree in Santo Domingo, then chose to pursue an artistic career. A music project led to a contract with Darlenis Records Company. He recorded his first production, Con Amor, in 1993. His debut was well received by bachata afficionados.
Joe Veras signed a contract with Hipolito Records in 1995 and recorded Con Mas Amor and Asi es la Vida. These productions spread throughout the country and internationally and won him the Casandra Award in 1997. In New York he received a platinum award for selling more than 300,000 copies of Con Mas Amor. He gained further notoriety in the Dominican Republic, winning local awards called premios globos.
Joe Veras then signed a contract with J&N Records. and the hit song Por Tu Amor became one of the leaders in popularity followed by Carta de Verano. Throughout his artistic career Joe Veras is continuously grateful to the media for their incomparable support.
For over a decade, Joe Veras has exercised leadership as a composer, musical arranger and bachata artist. Thus far in his career he has managed to record seven soulful productions for his fans: Con Amor, Con Mas Amor, Asi es la Vida, Aceptame como Soy, Reencuentro, Simplemente and Desde mi Alma.
With the launch of his tenth musical production, La Travesia, has become a trend, setting milestone in the evolution of bachata. Tonto Corazon, a production to admire, his lively guitar and romantic voice are sure to bring much enjoyment to old and new fans alike. Carta de Verano, the popular singer earned further acceptance both on a national and international level, and became one of the most popular Bachata singers of our country. Carta de Verano has eleven songs; Intentalo Tu is the song that is being promoted both nationally and internationally. Currently, Carta de Verano is one of the highest selling CDs under the tropical music category “bachata” and one of the highest selling bachata albums in Latin America.
In 2003, Joe Veras performed at the Miss Canada Pageant in Toronto and opened the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo. He went on to win his second Casandra Award for Bachatero of the Year.
Joe Veras has shared his love for music and romance in the form of bachata in Belgium, Holland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Tortola Island, St. Croix, St.Thomas, St. Martin, Aruba, Curacao, Martinique, Canada and the United States.
Joe Veras won the prestigious Tropical Airplay Track Of The Year, “Intentalo Tu,” (J&N) 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards handed out on April 29 in Miami.
Joe Veras is greatly admired and respected by his fans all over the world. He is a man with a soft voice and a unique style, a poet of grand emotion.
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