A Tropical Songs chart record is matched as Victor Manuelle logs his 25th No. 1 with "Agua Bendita," tying with Marc Anthony for most No. 1s on the chart. Both artists now rule by an 11-song lead over Gilberto Santa Rosa (with 14 leaders) in second place.
"Agua" steps 2-1 on the chart dated May 9, with a 41 percent rise in spins at the format (according to Nielsen Music), to top the ranking in its eighth charting week. The battle for the record of most No. 1s on the chart has bounced back and forth between Manuelle and Anthony in recent years, with each claiming the feat numerous times.
Manuelle simultaneously enters the Tropical Albums chart at No. 1, with his latest salsa set, Que Suenen Los Tambores, selling 4,000 copies. The entrance marks his 11th No. 1 on the chart.
The set's title track previously spent eight weeks atop Tropical Songs, first reaching the peak on the chart dated Nov. 29. It also reached No. 4 on Tropical Digital Songs (Oct. 25), matching his prior peak on the list achieved in 2013 with "Me Llamare Tuyo."
Victor Manuelle's 25 Tropical Songs No. 1s:
Title, Weeks spent at No. 1, Year Song Peaked at No. 1
"Hay Que Poner El Alma," six weeks, 1996
"Volveras," one week, 1996
"Dile A Ella," nine weeks, 1997
"He Tratado," one week, 1997
"Asi Es La Mujer," two weeks, 1998
"Se Me Rompe El Alma, four weeks, 1998
"Que Habria Sido De Mi," one week, 1998
"El Cuerpo Me Pide" (W/Elvis Crespo), one week, 1999
"Pero Dile," 11 weeks, 1999
"Me Da Lo Mismo," seven weeks, 2001
"Como Se Lo Explico Al Corazon," three weeks, 2001
"Por Ese Hombre" (Brenda K. Starr w/ Tito Nieves & Victor Manuelle), eight weeks, 2002
"En Nombre De Los Dos," nine weeks, 2002
"El Tonto Que No Te Olvido," six weeks, 2003
"Tengo Ganas," 13 weeks, 2004
"Nuestro Amor Se Ha Vuelto Ayer," three weeks, 2006
"Nunca Habia Llorado Asi" (Duet w/ Don Omar), one week, 2007
"Yo No Se Perdonarte," one week, 2008
"Mirame," one week, 2009
"Si Tu Me Besas," three weeks, 2012
"Ella Lo Que Quiere Es Salsa" (Featuring Voltio & Jowell & Randy), one week, 2012
"Me Llamare Tuyo," one week, 2013
"Una Vez Mas" (Featuring Reik), one week, 2014
"Que Suenen Los Tambores," eight weeks, 2014
"Agua Bendita," one week, 2015
Manuelle recently released a video clip for "Algo Le Pasa a Me Heroe (Cancion a Mi Papa)," a track from the new album written for his father and family about the struggles of having a family member with Alzheimer's disease. The singer joined forces with the Alzheimer's Association in Puerto Rico for the campaign Ellos Olvidan, No Lo Hagas Tu (They Forget, But You Should Not), to help raise awareness for the disease.
The video features Jacobo Morales, a celebrated actor and director from Puerto Rico, and was filmed on the island in March.