Juan Gabriel, born Alberto Aguilar in Michoacán, Mexico, is a very talented, if not the most talented, person in Latino music in recent history. He and his music are very well known across the Americas and the artist’s fame in Mexico is comparable to that is Michael Jackson’s here in the United States. His concert, “Mis 40 en Bellas Artes”, or My 40th in Fine Arts, performed at El Palacio de Bellas , or the palace of fine arts, in Mexico City is the best in latino music.
Juan Gabriel, is a very talented person. Gabriel has sold over 200 million records world wide. His 19th album “Recuerdos, Vol. II” is the best selling album of all time in Mexico with over 16 million copies sold. Some of his most well-known songs include “Noa Noa”, “No Tengo Dinero”, and “Asi Fue”. Although, the list of his most well-known songs is much bigger than that.
His voice is very distinct, as is his music. He, like many other artists, wrote his own music but also composed most of it as well where most artists today use producers. He wrote many songs for and with other artists, helping building their careers. For example, Spanish singer Rocío Dúrcal, who Gabriel wrote many albums with and Isabel Pantoja, who one of her most well-known hits was her performance of “Asi Fue”, written by Gabriel.
Gabriel is very famous as well. His music is very well-known across the Americas and his fame in Mexico’s is comparable to that of Michael Jackson’s in the United States. It is said that in Mexico almost all of its citizens know at least 3 songs, according to an article on Spinditty. The national anthem, “Las Mañanitas”, and one of Juan Gabriel’s songs.
He has won and been nominated for many awards and was among one of Latin America’s best selling artists.
Gabriel’s concert “Mis 40 en Bellas Artes” at El Palacio de Bella Artes is the best concert in Latino music. It’s a good example of his talent and a tribute to his career. Gabriel is backed by a full orchestra and choir where no part of the concert is played electronically except with a keyboard used to play the piano and a couple of other sounds.
The concert shows the talents of not only Gabriel but those playing and singing for him featuring trumpet, saxophone, and violin solos.
Gabriel has performed at the palace of fine arts before. He performed and released and album of his performance called “Juan Gabriel en El Palacio de Bellas Artes” in 1990. He then performed at the palace of fine arts and released an album called “Celebrando 25 Años de Juan Gabriel: El Concierto en El Palacio de Bellas Artes”, or Celebrating 25 years of Juan Gabriel: The Concert at The Palace of Fine Arts 20 years ago.
He then performed at the palace of fine arts with his concert “Mis 40 en Bellas Artes”, celebrating his 40 years of fame in 2013.
Gabriel seems to be only recent artist to have ever performed at the palace of fine arts, which is difficult to do. It is said the palace of fine arts only allows certain people of a certain talent who have won so many awards, sold so many albums, have helped Mexico so much, and more. You have to have talent to perform there. No other recent artists seem to have performed there.
The concert features some of Gabriel’s most well-known songs like “Noa Noa”, “Asi Fue”, and more as well as a performance by Isabel Pantoja.
The concert has also been uploaded to Juan Gabriel’s YouTube channel.
Gabriel is a very talented, if not the most talented person in Latino music in recent history. His music is very well-known across the Americas. Having written so many songs, sold so many albums, helped build the careers of other artists, and won and been nominated for so many awards, he seems to be the only recent artist to have performed at the palace of fine arts and his concert “Mis 40 en Bellas Artes” is the best in Latino music.
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