Victor Manuelle
Victor Manuelle

Victor Manuelle

About Victor Manuelle

With dozens of hits to his name, Puerto Rican salsa singer Victor Manuelle has been topping the Latin charts since the mid-’90s.

∙ Salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa was so impressed by the teenaged Manuelle’s talent that he got the young sonero a gig singing backup for bandleader Don Perignon.
∙ Manuelle has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart 28 times, beginning with 1996’s “Hay Que Poner el Alma”—one of several hits from his breakthrough self-titled LP.
∙ At the 2003 funeral of Celia Cruz at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, he paid tribute to the beloved Queen of Salsa with an a cappella rendition of one of her signature songs, “La Vida Es un Carnaval.”
∙ Acting alongside Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Manuelle portrayed salsa icon Rubén Blades in the 2006 Héctor Lavoe biopic El Cantante.
∙ A frequent collaborator, he’s recorded with Latin music pioneers Eddie Palmieri and Don Omar, as well as such contemporary artists as Bad Bunny and Farruko, who featured on 2018’s 25/7.
∙ In 2018, he won his first two Latin Grammy awards: Best Salsa Album, for 25/7, and Best Tropical Song, for “Quiero Tiempo,” with Juan Luis Guerra.

  • HOMETOWN
    New York, NY [The Bronx]
  • BORN
    September 27, 1968

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