WHO IS HE: Latin singer Victor Manuelle achieved a great deal of success and popularity in the mid-1990s and was one of the leading voices among his peers of New York-based salsa performers. Manuelle’s 1996 self-titled release and 1997’s “A Pesar de Todo” were huge and featured several No. 1 hits. Although born in New York, Manuelle spent most of his childhood in Puerto Rico. His singing career began when salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa invited him onstage during a performance at Manuelle’s high school graduation party. Santa Rosa was so impressed that he referred the young singer to Don Perignon, who hired him to sing backup. Manuelle’s debut album, “Justo a Tiempo,” was released in 1993.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Victor Manuelle tore up the Latin charts during the mid-1990s with one salsa hit after another. The singer who is known to his fans as “El Sonero de la Juventud,” sings music that is often categorized as being salsa romantica. Manuelle’s charismatic style has endeared him to Latin fans all over the world. Fans can expect to hear an abundance of Manuelle’s hits including “Pensamiento y Palabra,” “Hay Que Poner el Alma,” “Volveras,” “Asi es la Mujer,” “Dile a Ella” and “Hey Tratado.”
WHAT’S NEW: Manuelle’s latest album is titled “Busco un Pueblo.”
WEBSITE: Go to VictorManuelleSonero.com