Anthony Ramos releases Villano via 360 MAGAZINE.

Anthony Ramos – Villano

Grammy® Award-winning recording artist and Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-nominated actor Anthony Ramos makes a grand return with a brand-new bilingual track entitled “Villano” today via Republic Records.
After generating over 100 million streams across his critically acclaimed debut album The Good & The Bad [2019] and Love and Lies [2021], “Villano” introduces a new music era for the multi-hyphenate artist, inspired heavily by his Puerto-Rican Heritage and Latin roots.
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“Growing up, my mom listened to salsa all the time,” he says. “She loved Tito Rojas, Tito Nieves, and Marc Anthony. When reggaeton first popped off in the States, I was getting into Tego Calderón and Tony Dize. There was also freestyle like Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, which was big for me. All of this inspired me at the most important time of my life. Being a Latino from New York is a very specific thing. I’m exploring what that means. This new music is like a homecoming for me.

“Villano” sees Ramos seamlessly alternate between English and Spanish over swaggering Nuyorican soundscapes steeped in reggaeton fire and hints of R&B.
About the song, Anthony shared, “It’s easy to get painted as a villain. I was coming out of a certain situation, and this is how I felt at the time,” he says.  “There were all these opinions and judgements made about me when no one had the full story.  I’m grateful for how much I’ve grown from this situation though.  All of the pain and lessons in the aftermath is ultimately where the song came from.”

“Villano” sets the stage sonically for the release of Ramos’ official single arriving this Summer, and with a starring role in the upcoming blockbuster, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, this season is his for the taking. 

After making history on Broadway, starring in blockbuster franchise films, regularly appearing on magazine covers, and consistently dropping critically acclaimed music, Grammy® Award-winning recording artist and Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-nominated actor Anthony Ramos returns home. Audiences first fell in love with him when he originated the dual roles of “John Laurens” and “Philip Hamilton” in the critically acclaimed TONY® Award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. Since then, he garnered a Golden Globe® nomination in the category of “Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film” for In The Heights and an Emmy® Award nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie” for the 2020 feature film of Hamilton which aired on Disney+. His credits have ranged from the Academy® Award-winning A Star Is Born, Spike Lee’s NETFLIX series She’s Gotta Have It, and HBO’s In Treatment to starring role in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and the soon to be seen Marvel’s IronHeart. He even lent his voice to animated favorites such as Bad Guys and Trolls: World Tour and will star in Amblin’s Distant and upcoming Universal feature film Twister. Along the way, he generated over 100 million streams across his debut album The Good & The Bad [2019] and Love and Lies [2021], which incited the applause of American SongwriterComplexRolling Stone, and Billboard proclaimed, “He’s cementing his place in the music industry.”  Now, the Brooklyn-born and Miami-based multi-hyphenate embraces his Latin music roots like never before with new music this Summer. 


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Vaughn Lowery is a native of Detroit and the youngest of five siblings, a graduate of Cornell University's ILR School. Core duties: global diversification strategy, production management, and ecological implementation. The grandson of the late civil rights defender and recipient of the presidential medal of freedom, Joseph Lowery. Lastly, a distinguished member of the Alpha Phi Alphi Fraternity, Incorporated (Alpha Chapter).

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