Joe Veras was born on May 1st 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.
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.
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.
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
With the launch of his eighth musical production,
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.
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. Under Sony Latin in the year 2011 his latest production titled "A Todo Corazon Maestro" has been made available to the world.
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.