Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel



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, songwriter and actor.[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] Widely considered one of the best and most prolific Mexican composers and singers of all time.[6] Considered an icon of pop music. He has sold over 200 million records worlwide during his career.[7]

Having sold over 200 million copies worldwide, Juan Gabriel was among Latin America's best selling singer-songwriters.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

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.



Lo Esencial
Lo Esencial is an album by musical group Juan Gabriel, released on April 25, 2017.
Hasta Que Te Conocí
"Hasta Que Te Conocí" ("Until I Met You") is a song written, produced, and performed by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel.
Abrázame Muy Fuerte
"Abrázame Muy Fuerte" (English: Hug Me Tightly) is a song written and performed by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel.
No Tengo Dinero
"No Tengo Dinero (I Have No Money)" is a song written and recorded by Mexican singer Juan Gabriel for his debut 1971 album El Alma Joven.

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Alec Russell in Colombia: where magical realism meets ‘Narcos’
  –  February 2, 2018
But what of the new wave of Latin American writers? Is magical realism not something of a millstone, I ask Juan Gabriel Vásquez, a leading light in the new generation of Colombian novelists? Like characters in a García Márquez novel we are sitting on a ...
Big Data key for assessing effectiveness of local content
  –  February 2, 2018
According to the company’s analysis, the show’s quality, its short format (13 episodes) and the fact that it was based on the popular artist Juan Gabriel were key. Among reality shows, the firm detected a particularly high demand for local versions of ...
My book predicted Trump's election: Rushdie
  –  January 29, 2018
Rushdie, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen prize in 2013, was participating in a discussion with Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez in the 13th edition of Hay Festival Cartagena, Colombia on Saturday, Efe news agency reported. The author ...
California Sounds: Watch videos by L.A. Grammy nominees Randy Newman, Aimee Mann, Tyler the Creator and more
  –  January 28, 2018
vocalist Smokey Robinson and the late singer Juan Gabriel. The record was issued as a visual album, with each track accompanied by a clip of them performing at various locations in Mexico City. Though it’s already won a Grammy, La Santa Cecilia is far ...
My Book Predicted Donald Trump's Election: Salman Rushdie
  –  January 28, 2018
Mr Rushdie, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen prize in 2013, was participating in a discussion with Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez in the 13th edition of Hay Festival in Cartagena on Saturday, Efe news agency reported. The author, born 70 years ...
My book predicted Trump's election, Rushdie says
  –  January 28, 2018
Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez speaks during a conservatory with Indian writer Salman Rushdie (not pictured) on the third day of the Hay Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, Jan. 27, 2018. EPA-EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO Indian writer, Salman Rushdie (R ...
Three dead as fatal rogue bike races spiral
  –  January 25, 2018
Amet said the police authorities identified the victims as Cristian Daurín Núñez, 18, Leandro Peña, 17 and Juan Gabriel Patricio Bruno, 19.
As U.S. trumpets ‘America First,’ rest of the world is moving on
  –  January 25, 2018
At an event Tuesday in Washington, Juan Gabriel Valdés,the Chilean ambassador to the United States, contrasted Chile’s now warm relationship with China with the United States’ more combative stance on trade, especially in its negotiations over NAFTA.
Chart Watch: The Cranberries' sales spike in wake of Dolores O’Riordan’s death
  –  January 18, 2018
Just in the last two years, we’ve seen that with albums by David Bowie, Prince, the Latin star Juan Gabriel, rock pioneer Chuck Berry, Soundgarden (following frontman Chris Cornell’s death), and Linkin Park (after singer Chester Bennington’s death ...

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