Americo (real name Domingo Jhonny Vega Urzúa) was born on 24 December 1977 in a Chilean city Arico. Domingo started playing music when he was just 6 years old. He participated in local music festivals. Three years later, the boy recorded his first album, which he dedicated to his parents and called Para mis padres. Several years later, Urzua released another LP Mi Colegiala.
Domingo grew up in a big family with seven siblings, where everyone respected and loved music. When he was a teenager, Americo listened to DLG, Marc Anthony, and other artists from Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Central America, including his father, who introduced the boy to bolero.
In 1997, Americo started working with Tropicalmente band, with which he released 11 studio albums.
In 2005, America formed his own band Américo y La Nueva Alegría. Together with this group, Americo went to Europe, where he became very popular. It was nearly impossible to book Americo for any event. He was recording one album after another. Sometimes the band released 2 LPs per year. Américo y La Nueva Alegría traveled all over Europe and gave many concerts in such countries as Sweden, Norway, France, and Germany.