Victor Manuelle, a salsa sonero who came up in the ranks during the early 1990s to establish his prominence in the Latin music scene, is no stranger to the No. 1 spot on various music charts. His style, based in traditional salsa, became known for its romantic overtones, which resulted in its close association with the bolero and salsa romantica styles. Manuelle's tours attract salsa lovers from all over the world, and his concerts feature songs that have audience members up and dancing or swooning in their seats. His 2013 single, "Me Llarme Tuyo," made a splash in the salsa music scene, and recently reached No. 1 on the Tropical/Salsa charts.
Manuelle is a New York City native, born in 1983. Being of Puerto Rican descent, he spent his childhood on the island, which undoubtedly influenced the development of his musical style. He was discovered by Gilberto Santa Rosa when he sang onstage with the famed sonero. After getting signed to Sony Tropical, he debuted in 1993 with his album, Justo a Tiempo. His debut record did well, but his first real breakout came with the release of the 1996 album, Victor Manuelle. Since then and for the last decade, each of his albums has hit the overall charts and topped the tropical charts — including No. 1 Tropical chart hits with albums Ironias, Inconfundible, Instinto Y Deseo, La Preguntaba a La Luna, La Travesia, Decision Unanime, Soy, Yo Mismo and Muy Personal. Unlike many other Latin music stars who try out acting or other musical styles, Manuelle has remained firmly rooted in salsa, which has perhaps been his ticket to legendary superstardom in the genre. With decades of hits under his belt and hoards of fans, Maunelle doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.