This week, the Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, one of the living legends of Latin music turned 63. Alberto Aguilera Valadez, better known as Juan Gabriel and often referred to as El Divo de Juarez, was born on January 7, 1950 in the town of Paracuaro, Michoacan.
For those who are not familiar with Juan Gabriel, I would like to use this post as an excuse to celebrate this famous Latin music birthday and introduce you to some of the best melodies of his prolific repertoire. His music, which has been significantly shaped by Pop and traditional Mexican genres such as Ranchera has influenced entire generations across the Latin world.
Top songs by Juan Gabriel include titles like "Querida," "Hasta Que Te Conoci," "Asi Fue," "Amor Eterno," "El Noa Noa" and "Te Lo Pido Por Favor." Thanks to these tracks, Juan Gabriel has been able to sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. If you are into Pop culture and Mexican music, this is an artist you really need to check out.
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