Héctor Acosta

Héctor Elpidio Acosta Restituyo, better known as Héctor Acosta "El Torito" (Héctor Acosta "The Little Bull") or simply Héctor Acosta, is a Dominican performer of Merengue and Bachata music. Acosta was the lead singer for the Dominican band Los Toros Band (The Bull Band). Following his departure from the band, he released his debut album Sigo Siendo Yo (I Continue Being Me) in 2006. Its lead single "Me Voy" ("I'm Going") was written by Romeo Santos and it peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. In 2008, Acosta released his second album Mitad/Mitad (Half/Half) and it features a cover of Jorge Celedón's song "Sin Perdón" which became a number one hit on the Tropical Songs chart. In the same year, Acosta and Celedón performed a duet titled "Me Vió Llorar" ("Saw Me Weep") which also reached number one on the Tropical Songs chart. The album was certified gold by the RIAA for shipping 30,000 copies in the US. His next albums Simplemente El Torito (Simply The Little Bull) (2009) and Obligame (Obligate Me) (2010) were also certified gold for shipping 50,000 and 30,000 copies respectively. Obligame received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical Album. In 2012, he released his fifth studio album Con el Corazon Abierto (With an Open Heart) and its lead single "Tu Veneno" ("Your Venom") became his third number-one single on the Tropical Songs chart.

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