Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel

 

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Alberto Aguilera Valadez (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈberto aɣiˈleɾa βalaˈðes]; January 7, 1950 – August 28, 2016),[1] better known by his stage name Juan Gabriel (pronounced [ˈxwaŋ ɡaˈβɾjel]), was a Mexican singer and songwriter.[1][2] Colloquially nicknamed as Juanga[3] (pronounced [ˈxwaŋɡa]) and El Divo de Juárez, Gabriel was known for his flamboyant style, which broke barriers within the Latin music market.[4][5]

Having sold over 200 million copies worldwide, Juan Gabriel was among Latin America's best selling singer-songwriters.[6] His nineteenth studio album, Recuerdos, Vol. II, which one source claims is the best-selling album of all time in Mexico, with over eight million copies sold.[7] During his career, Juan Gabriel wrote around 1,800 songs.[5] Among his most recognized penned songs are "Amor Eterno", "Querida", "Yo No Nací Para Amar", "Hasta Que Te Conocí", "El Noa Noa", "No Tengo Dinero", "Abrázame Muy Fuerte", "Te lo Pido por Favor", "En Esta Primavera", "Pero Qué Necesidad", "Te Sigo Amando", "Siempre en Mi Mente, "De Mí Enamórate", and "Lo Pasado, Pasado", among others; all of them, performed by him and many other artists.[8]

On August 28, 2016, Juan Gabriel died of a heart attack at his home in Santa Monica, California, while still on a tour in the United States. Gabriel was posthumously awarded two Latin Grammy Awards for his album Los Dúo, Vol. 2.

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Lo Esencial
Album
Lo Esencial is an album by musical group Juan Gabriel, released on April 25, 2017.
25 Aniversario 1971-1996 Edición, Volúmenes 21 a 25
Album
25 Aniversario 1971-1996 Edición, Volúmenes 21 a 25 is an album by musical group Juan Gabriel, released on January 27, 2017.
25 Aniversario 1971-1996 Edición, Volúmenes 16 a 20
Album
25 Aniversario 1971-1996 Edición, Volúmenes 16 a 20 is an album by musical group Juan Gabriel, released on December 30, 2016.
Hoy, Mañana y Siempre
Album
Hoy, Mañana y Siempre is an album by musical group Juan Gabriel, released on November 4, 2016.

Photos - Juan Gabriel688

People Recently Photographed with Juan Gabriel6

Popular Albums99

Album Appearances & References84

Popular Songs17

Popular Live Albums4

Musical Group References2

Song Appearances & References1

TV Shows2

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Collaborators & Influencers18

Other Music-Related Relationships9

Awards & Nominations10

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Videos252

Spotify - Albums & Singles126

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On49

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles30

San Anto Zine Fest Fundraiser Pays Tribute to Legendary Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel
  –  September 7, 2017
However, his voice, his passion, his quirky and vibrant style, his penetrating charisma, and the incredible music he made in his 45-year career continue to captivate. At Thursday’s Juan Gabriel Night, which is a fundraiser for the forthcoming San Anto ...
Sequins encouraged at Juan Gabriel-themed fundraiser
  –  September 7, 2017
SAN ANTONIO - A fundraiser Thursday will honor the life of beloved Latin pop star, Juan Gabriel. The event will be held at The Movement Gallery at 1412 East Commerce Street. It celebrates Gabriel’s life through live music, performances, and a screening ...
Singer Can't Hold Back Tears During 'Amor Eterno' Tribute To Juan Gabriel
  –  August 29, 2017
A year after Mexican singer Juan Gabriel’s death, the icon’s absence is still felt by many in the music industry. “Amor Eterno” (Eternal Love) is one of Juan Gabriel’s most iconic singles, which he wrote in memory of his late mother.
A Year Without Juan Gabriel: Looking Back at the Late Singer's Legacy
  –  August 28, 2017
"For over forty years, Juan Gabriel brought his beloved Mexican music to millions, transcending borders and generations. To so many Mexican-Americans, Mexicans and people all over the world, his music sounds like home. With his romantic lyrics, passionate ...
Photos: Remembering Mexican music giant Juan Gabriel on 1st anniversary of his death
  –  August 27, 2017
Mexican singer and icon Alberto Aguilera Valadez, best known as Juan Gabriel died on August 28, 2016, in Santa Monica, California from a heart attack, Juan Gabriel “El Divo de Juarez,” was Mexico’s leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist ...
Marginalia: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  –  September 15, 2017
A conversation about political cartoons, translation, Shakespeare, and Reputations... with Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Colombian author, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, is best known for his novel, The Sound of Things Falling. Before his novels were published--he has ...
Latin America Has a Blueprint of How to Deal with Venezuela
  –  September 15, 2017
Juan Gabriel Tokatlian is a Professor of International Relations at Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Holds a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies.
How LA band La Santa Cecilia is bringing its salute to Mexican music to the Hollywood Bowl
  –  September 15, 2017
Videos include a scene of locals gathered in the famous Plaza Garibaldi one night to hear Hernandez wrap her rich, expressive vocals around Juan Gabriel’s “Amor Enterno” accompanied only by Jose “Pepe” Carlos on requinto guitar. In another video ...
A selection of first sentences from new books, Sept. 17
  –  September 14, 2017
“Reputations,” a novel, now in paperback, by Juan Gabriel Vásquez The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years — if it ever did end — began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a ...
Iran Dismisses Israel's Allegations on 1994 AMIA Explosions in Argentina
  –  September 14, 2017
"The AMIA blast was aimed at discouraging the (former) Israeli president from signing a peace treaty with the Palestinians and Shin Bet was behind repeated explosions and finally the AMIA blast" to the same end, Juan Gabriel Labake, the advisor to former ...
SiriusXM celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2017
  –  September 13, 2017
Followed by the 70’s on Caricia (Ch. 762). Rediscover the music that has influenced some of today’s biggest artists, as Viva celebrate the life and music of Juan Gabriel and Selena Quintanilla on Viva (Ch. 763). The festivities include exclusive live ...
International Newswire: ‘Paddington’ Mobile Game to Be Released
  –  September 12, 2017
The second “Paddington” film rolls out worldwide from Nov. 10. “Until I Met You,” the hugely successful Juan Gabriel biographical series — which encouraged Disney to plunge into the production of original series in Latin America — may have a ...
Where border fence meets the sea, a strange beach scene contrasting US, Mexico
  –  September 11, 2017
A nearby gated community is home to opulent coastal mansions, including a Moorish-themed home said to belong to the family of superstar Juan Gabriel, the recently deceased Mexican singer and songwriter. From a hilltop across the divide in the United States ...
Who said that young people don’t like school?
  –  September 8, 2017
Juan Gabriel Saravia, a professor at Cerro Cora School, is one of them: “When we started to transform children’s lives, we started talking about educational quality. What I care about is what they are going to do after school. […] [The program] gave ...
Theater: 'A Billion Nights on Earth,' starring the Fegleys from Allentown, a Philadelphia Fringe Festival highlight
  –  September 7, 2017
The piece includes a cinematic score by Colombian composer Juan Gabriel Turbay. Dramaturg is Tatiana Mallarino, lighting designer is David Todaro, costume designer is Jan Avramov and set engineer is Efren Delgadillio Jr. “A Billion Nights on Earth,” Sept.
San Anto Zine Fest Fundraiser Pays Tribute to Legendary Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel
  –  September 7, 2017
It was just over a year ago that legions of fans (devotees really) mourned the death of beloved Mexican singer-songwriter and pop-culture icon Juan Gabriel. However, his voice, his passion, his quirky and vibrant style, his penetrating charisma, and the ...
Sequins encouraged at Juan Gabriel-themed fundraiser
  –  September 7, 2017
SAN ANTONIO - A fundraiser Thursday will honor the life of beloved Latin pop star, Juan Gabriel. The event will be held at The Movement Gallery at 1412 East Commerce Street. It celebrates Gabriel’s life through live music, performances, and a screening ...
Venezuela as a Latin American challenge
  –  September 5, 2017
Juan Gabriel Tokatlian es Profesor Plenario y director del departamento de ciencias políticas y estudios internacionales de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella en Buenos Aires. Previamente fue profesor en la Universidad de San Andrés, también en Argentina.
The Philly Fringe Festival unfolds, at age 21
  –  September 5, 2017
The score for the show is by Colombian composer Juan Gabriel Turbay and the father and son are played by Michael and Winslow Fegley – in real life, father and son. ALCHEMIST. Very little is known about this show – I'm told it's about time and ...
Pablo Escobar: a never-ending source of entertainment
  –  September 4, 2017
Escobar has also inspired Colombian authors Fernando Vallejo, Héctor Abad and Juan Gabriel Vásquez, and not forgetting his own son, Juan Pablo, whose Pablo Escobar, My Father, goes some way toward redeeming the man who was hated and loved in equal measur ...
Where the border fence meets the sea, a strange beach scene contrasting the U.S. and Mexico
  –  September 4, 2017
A nearby gated community is home to opulent coastal mansions, including a Moorish-themed home said to belong to the family of superstar Juan Gabriel, the recently deceased Mexican singer and songwriter. From a hilltop across the divide in the United States ...
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean
  –  September 1, 2017
Colombians hurried to finish up their preparations to welcome next week's visit by Pope Francis. Fans of Mexican singing idol Juan Gabriel commemorated the anniversary of his death last year with impersonators performing his songs at Mexico City's ...
David Baldacci to appear at National Book Festival, Library of Virginia
  –  September 1, 2017
May 24, 2017) – ceremony with prize presentation to his wife Cindy Johnson, Nathan Hill, Katie Kitamura and Hari Kunzru in conversation, Ha Jin, Alice McDermott, Claire Messud, Elizabeth Strout, Colm Tóibín, Amor Towles, Juan Gabriel Vásquez ...
When Politics Drives Scholarship
  –  August 30, 2017
This is not an inherently problematic argument. There is more than ample evidence—for example, in Juan Gabriel Valdes’s Pinochet’s Economists—that Chicago School economists played a direct (through consulting) and indirect (through their students ...
Singer Can't Hold Back Tears During 'Amor Eterno' Tribute To Juan Gabriel
  –  August 29, 2017
A year after Mexican singer Juan Gabriel’s death, the icon’s absence is still felt by many in the music industry. “Amor Eterno” (Eternal Love) is one of Juan Gabriel’s most iconic singles, which he wrote in memory of his late mother. The song ...
A Year Without Juan Gabriel: Looking Back at the Late Singer's Legacy
  –  August 28, 2017
In the morning of August 28, 2016, the world lost Juan Gabriel. He died of natural causes at his home in Santa Monica, California. He was 66. The star was scheduled to perform that Sunday evening in El Paso, Texas, along with 15 other US tour dates that he ...
Photos: Remembering Mexican music giant Juan Gabriel on 1st anniversary of his death
  –  August 27, 2017
Mexican singer and icon Alberto Aguilera Valadez, best known as Juan Gabriel died on August 28, 2016, in Santa Monica, California from a heart attack, Juan Gabriel “El Divo de Juarez,” was Mexico’s leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist ...
Comadre Desmadre: Meet Chulita Vinyl Club Santa Ana
  –  August 16, 2017
Jacky’s biggest musical inspiration is her mother, an eclectic musical curator herself, blasting everything from Los Bukis to Juan Gabriel to The Doors during afternoon cleaning sprees. “I’ll never forget, this one time she was cleaning and she ...
DNA Denial a Win for Lone Heir in Squabble Over Inheritance From Mexican Singer
  –  August 14, 2017
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. The denial of a petition for a DNA sample from the body of the late Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel in Los Angeles Superior Court last week was a clear-cut victory for Ivan and Simona ...
Top singer of traditional Mexican music regrets that it seems past its peak
  –  August 11, 2017
"Unfortunately, Mexican music seems to be past its peak," the artist told EFE in an interview, just a few weeks before she will present her new disc, "Totalmente Juan Gabriel, Volumen II" that will include 67 songs for which the Divo of Juarez granted her ...

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