Juan Gabriel (World Music Singer)

Juan Gabriel

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
Years active: 1971–2016
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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He had four children with Laura Salas, though he and Salas never married.


He toured with Luis Miguel.

Information related to Juan Gabriel

  • Music of Mexico – The music of Mexico is very diverse and features a wide range of musical genres and performance styles. It has been influenced by a variety of cultures, most notably the culture of the indigenous people of Mexico and Europe.
  • Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honorees
  • Mexican pop singers
  • Fonovisa Records artists
  • Juan Gabriel albums
  • Mexican male singer-songwriters
  • Mexican male composers
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment artists
  • Wrongful convictions
  • Sony Music Latin artists
  • Latin pop singers
  • Latin music songwriters
  • Latin Grammy Award winners
  • RCA Victor artists

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Latest information about Juan Gabriel updated on August 27, 2020.

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