Produced on June 27, 1969, on Long Island, Ny, Draco Rosa spent much of his youth in Puerto Rico and was an associate of the group Menudo. After leaving the group, Rosa pursued several solo endeavors and starred in the Hollywood film Salsa (1988). He possesses several companies and continues to make music now. In 1984, he joined the boy band Menudo below the name Robi Rosa.
During his three years with all the group, Draco Rosa was prevented from writing tunes and finally made a decision to stop. He moved to Brazil and dwelt there long enough to cut two Portuguese-language records, and after that returned to America and began the rock band Maggie’s Dream, touring with such groups as Fishbone, Faith No More and the Black Crowes.
In the late 1980s, Rosa won the lead character in the film Salsa, released in 1988. During the the next couple of years, he found several rock records in both English and Spanish. But possibly his most well-known achievement comes from a tune Rosa did not sing—“Livin’ la Vida Loca,” a 1999 tune he composed for Ricky Martin. The song topped the Billboard charts and helped sell more than 20 million records globally.
In 2004, Rosa resumed his solo career by releasing the record Mad Love and touring with Lenny Kravitz. He’s released almost a dozen albums since then. In 2011, Rosa was identified as having non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and experienced treatment in Texas and California. In the year 2012, following a stem cell transplant, he was declared free of cancer. Rosa possesses several companies, including a recording studio, a coffee business as well as a line of clothes.