Luis Enrique‘s performance at the Conga Room in Los Angeles as part of the Latin music series “Latin Kings of Salsa” heated up with every song and every step in an addictive, high-energy show.
The Oct. 2 performance is part of a weekly showcase featuring some of the biggest names in the genre, from El Gran Combo to Oscar D’Leon, among others. Enrique, a masterful singer/songwriter who hails from Nicaragua, has had an impressive career trajectory and has become one of the most celebrated salsa composers.
Enrique’s tenure in the salsa world was rivaled throughout his show by his fans this week when they sang along with him, loudly and proudly, while others danced to an electrifying set. “Asi es la vida” (That’s Life), was especially a crowd-pleaser.
Enrique’s Billboard chart presence has also been strong through the years. The singer has logged four No. 1s on Tropical Airplay. His last single, “Descontrolame,” reached No. 1 in April 2013. His longest-running No. 1 was “Yo No Se Mañana,” which spent 11 weeks at the top in 2009. The track reached No. 6 on Hot Latin Songs.
His accomplishments continue with a total of nine top 10s on Hot Latin Songs.
He has a total of nine top 10s on Hot Latin Songs. On Top Latin Albums, he has two top 10s; Ciclos debuted at No. 2 in 2009 (its peak position), and Soy Y Sere opened at No. 10 in 2011 and later reached No. 6.
Enrique’s new album, Jukebox, goes on sale Oct. 7 and features 10 tracks, including “Ya Comenzó,” featuring Ruben Blades. Judging from this recent show, fans are ready for more.