'The Voice' Finalist Bryan Bautista Tops Billboard Charts With Romeo Santos 'Promise' Cover

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"The Voice" finalist, Bryan Bautista, made his way to the Billboard charts with this cover of Romeo Santos. Watch his performance here! NBC

Bryan Bautista is melting hearts on national television! Bautista, a semi-finalist on "The Voice" season 10, is on Team Christina Aguilera representing all the Latinos in the popular reality show. Not only is the charming aspiring singer impacting television viewers all over the nation, but he is also making the rounds in the music charts. 

The Brooklyn native, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, has made his debut in the Billboard charts landing at No. 1 on the Latin Digital Songs chart. He achieved this milestone after his live performance of Romeo Santos' 2011 hit single "Promise" featuring Usher. Latin Billboard reports that Bautista's version of the Spanglish bachata record sold 8,000 downloads in the first week of May, according to Nielsen Music. 

"Promise" is one of Santos' biggest hits to date, spending 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. According to Billboard, the captivating and romantic track also peaked at No. 83 in the Hot 100 chart that same year. 

After auditioning for "The Voice" season 9 and not making the cut, the 23-year-old Latino crooner returned for the new season and impressed coaches XTina and Blake Shelton with his sensual cover of The Weekend song, "The Hills." He remains in the competition as part of #TeamXTina and is currently in the semi-finals. 

Less than a year ago, Bautista was working as an usher at the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets. He became a viral sensation in 2014, when he had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a Nets vs. Knicks game sporting his usher’s uniform.

Aside his enchanting vocals, Bautista is a momma's boy. “Happy Mother’s Day to my rock. To the strongest person I know. I love you, Ma,” he recently shared on Instagram about the woman who encouraged him to pursue his career in music after his talent was noticed.

Bautista continues in the competition as part of the "The Voice" Top 8. His next performance is set for Monday, May 16.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP