Juan Gabriel

World Music Singer

Birthday January 7, 1950

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Paracuaro, Mexico

DEATH DATE Aug 28, 2016 (66)

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Legendary Mexican singer and composer whose album Recuerdos II became the best-selling album of all-time in Mexico. He released more than 40 albums throughout his career and wrote over 1,800 songs. He's best known for classic hits like "Así Fue," "Hasta que Te Conocí," "Querida" and "Amor Eterno," among many others. 

Before Fame

He studied music composition while in boarding school. He wrote his first song "La Muerte del Palomo" at the age of 13. His first stage name was Adán Luna. 


He starred in more than 10 movies including the biographical film trilogy Del Otro Lado del Puente, El Noa Noa and Es mi Vida/El Noa Noa 2. In May 2002, he unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Family Life

His real name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez and he was the youngest of 10 siblings. He had a biological son with Laura Salas named Iván Gabriel and they adopted four more sons: Alberto Aguilera Jr., Joan Gabriel, Hans Gabriel and Jean Gabriel. After his death, it was proven that he had two other biological sons, Joao Gabriel and Luis Alberto, with two other women. 

Associated With

He produced albums for José JoséIsabel Pantoja and Rocio Dúrcal, and he wrote songs for Cristian CastroVicente FernándezThalía and Luis Miguel