Manuel Alejandro Medrano López, known as Manuel Medrano, is a Colombian pop singer and a winner of two Latin Grammy Awards. The story of Manuel Medrano begins when he failed a school year and, as "punishment," he received a guitar. From the age of 16 he began writing songs, which motivated him to start a career as a solo artist. For several years he played in bars in Bogota while composing his songs, which, years later, made him popular at the national level. Manuel Medrano composes romantic music that he calls pop-cast, because it doesn't come from a specific genre, but from various influences of Latin American singer-songwriters.