He was a member of his church choir when he was 12 years old in which he sang both English and Spanish.
He has won numerous awards throughout his career including a 2012 Billboard Music Award for the Top Latin Album. Aventura's song "Obsesion" was number one in Italy for 16 consecutive weeks in 2002.
He was born to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother in the Bronx. He has been in a longterm relationship with Francelys Infante. He has two sons.
In 2018, he was featured in the remix of the song "Ella Quiere Beber" by Anuel AA.