Alberto Aguilera Valadez, known professionally as Juan Gabriel, was a Mexican singer, songwriter and actor. Colloquially nicknamed as Juanga and El Divo de Juárez, Gabriel was known for his flamboyant style, which broke barriers within the Latin music market. Widely considered one of the best and most prolific Mexican composers and singers of all time, he has been called a pop icon. Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Juan Gabriel was among Latin America’s best selling singer-songwriters. His nineteenth studio album, Recuerdos, Vol. II, is reportedly the best-selling album of all time in Mexico, with over eight million copies sold. During his career, Juan Gabriel wrote around 1,800 songs.
|Birth name:||Alberto Aguilera Valadez|
|Also known as:||Juan Gabriel|
|Born:||January 07, 1950, Parácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico|
|Origin:||Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|Died:||August 28, 2016, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Genres:||Latin pop, Regional Mexican|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|Labels:||RCA, BMG, Fonovisa, Universal|
|Associated acts:||Rocío Dúrcal, Lucha Villa, José José, Ana Gabriel, Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solís|
|Website:||Juan Gabriel’s Official site|
|Twitter:||Juan Gabriel’s Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Juan Gabriel’s Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Juan Gabriel’s Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Juan Gabriel’s IMDb|
|Spotify:||Juan Gabriel’s Spotify|
About Juan Gabriel
Grammy Award-nominated Mexican singer and songwriter who released more than two and a half dozen albums in a career spanning more than four decades.
He studied music composition while in boarding school. While in prison for a robbery he didn’t commit, he wrote songs and ended up meeting actress La Prieta Linda.
He appeared in the film Nobleza Ranchera and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He had four children with Laura Salas, though he and Salas never married.
He toured with Luis Miguel.
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