Victor Manuelle (album)

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Víctor Manuelle
Victor Manuelle album.jpg
Studio album by Víctor Manuelle
Released January 23, 1996
Genre Salsa
Length 41:58
Label Sony Discos
Producer Sergio George
Víctor Manuelle chronology
Solo Contigo (1994) Víctor Manuelle (1996) A Pesar de Todo (1997)
Singles from Víctor Manuelle
  1. "Hay Que Poner el Alma"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Pensamiento y Palabra"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Todo Quedó, Quedó"
    Released: 1996
  4. "Volverás"
    Released: 1997
  5. "Como Una Estrella"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Víctor Manuelle is the eponymous third studio album by Puerto Rican salsero Víctor Manuelle. Released in 1996, Víctor Manuelle was the first successful album by the artist to chart including one single that reached in the top ten in the Hot Latin Tracks.

Background[edit]

Víctor Manuelle first started his recording career with the release of Justo a Tiempo... (Just in the Time...), which was produced by his protógé, Gilberto Santa Rosa. Despite this, the album did not the chart and the lead single Me Dará el Consentimiento (She Will Give the Consent) only peaked #21 on the Hot Latin Tracks. The follow-up album, Solo Contigo (Only with you), again did not chart on Billboard. However, the lead single Apiadate de Mi (Pity me) was more successful than the previous singles and reached #16 on the Hot Latin Tracks and #3 on the Latin Tropical Airplay chart. With the release of the eponymous album, the album was the first to chart in the Top Latin Albums and Tropical Albums chart. The lead single, Hay Que Poner el Alma also achieved the Top Ten on Hot Latin Tracks peaking at number-six.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Pensamiento y Palabra - 4:50
  2. Hay Que Poner el Alma - 5:06
  3. Ahora Me Toca a Mi - 6:06
  4. La Razón de Mi Vida - 5:05
  5. Volverás - 5:27
  6. Todo Quedó, Quedó - 5:06
  7. Como Una Estrella - 4:49
  8. Sin Querer Queriendo - 5:29

Chart position[edit]

Album

Year Chart[2] Album Peak
1996 Billboard Tropical Albums Víctor Manuelle 8
1996 Billboard Top Latin Albums Víctor Manuelle 42

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r270444/charts-awards
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Victor Manuelle – Victor Manuelle". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH