Alberto Aguilera Valadez - Cancun, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 21° 09.700 W 086° 49.511
16Q E 518148 N 2340049
Quick Description: The statue of Alberto Aguilera Valadez is located on the grounds of the Benito Juarez City Hall in Cancun, Mexico.
Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date Posted: 4/8/2018 5:52:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMY2NK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Alberto Aguilera Valadez (January 7, 1950 – August 28, 2016),better known by his stage name 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. Considered an icon of pop music. He has sold over 200 million records worlwide during his career.

Having sold over 200 million copies 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. Among his most recognized penned songs are "Amor eterno", "Querida", "Yo no nací para amar", "Hasta que te conocí", "El Noa Noa", "No tengo dinero", "Abrázame muy fuerte", "Te lo pido por favor", "En esta primavera", "Pero qué necesidad", "Te sigo amando", "Siempre en mi mente, "De mí enamórate", and "Lo pasado, pasado", among others; all of them, performed by him and many other artists.

On August 28, 2016, Juan Gabriel died of a heart attack at his home in Santa Monica, California, while still on a tour in the United States. Gabriel was posthumously awarded two Latin Grammy Awards for his album Los Dúo, Vol. 2.

The bronze bust of Juan Gabriel sits on a large stone base on the grounds of the Benito Juarez City Hall in Cancun.

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