Juan Gabriel, the “Divo of Juarez”

“Hasta Que Te Conocí”–Vevo Video on YouTube (“Until I Met You”)

Juan Gabriel was a Mexican superstar with multiple Grammy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A prolific artist, he sold more than 100 million records since his debut in 1971 and was known for his showmanship during marathon concerts. Just last Friday he gave a sold-out concert at the Inglewood Forum in California.

Gabriel (January 7, 1950-August 28, 2016) retained traditional aspects of Mexican music, such as mariachi, even as he kept pace with musical trends.

A CNN post quoted a tweet by Maria Atencio, a news anchor for Fusion and Univision: “We lost our Prince, our Bowie, our Elton John.”

“Querida” from Los Dúo on Spotify