Jerry Rivera is one of the most popular acts of all time in the salsa genre, and now, in the fourth decade of his career, he's still going strong. In concert, the now-40-year-old singer continues to delight old fans and new with the same strong, clear pop voice and boyish charm that we've all grown to love. Many in the Latin music community have started using more samples and pre-recorded music, even in their live performances, but there’s an immediacy and scintillating energy to hear this music played live, and Rivera captures that so perfectly. That’s why he's still selling tickets, as well as records. His recent 2011 album, "El Amor Existe," spawned the biggest salsa hit of the year, “Solo Pienso En Ti,” and the title track hit No. 2 on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart in 2012.
This is only the latest success for Rivera, who earned the nickname "El Bebé de La Salsa" after getting signed to CBS Music and recording his first hit, 1989’s “ De La Cabeza A Los Pies,” at the age of 16. Three years later, Rivera became an international sensation when his third album, "Cuenta Conmigo," became the best-selling salsa album in history and stayed at the top of the Latin American Billboard chart for three consecutive months. Hits like "Casi Un Hechizo," "Suave," "Ese" and "Quiero" followed. Rivera now has 20 studio albums, eleven No. 1 hits on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart and nominations at both the Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards. Rivera will continue to tour throughout the US and beyond in 2014.