Renowned throughout Latin America, he is a salsa and bolero singer known for the release of his debut album Sentimientos in 1996. It went on to sell more than 3 million copies throughout Latin American and the United States. He has since released more than half a dozen successful albums.
He began his career singing with famous salsa orchestras like Grupo Niche and Guayacán. In the mid 1990s, however, he decided to pursue a solo career.
He took the title of 1998 Artist of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
His father, Luis Humberto Sánchez, is also a singer.