In 2013, Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame inductee Juan Gabriel celebrated four decades of recording with a 40th anniversary tour, starting in Mexico City's monumental National Auditorium and continuing throughout Central and South America. Gabriel is deeply patriotic and has a profound love for his home country’s music in all its forms: pop, bolero, mariachi and regional Mexican music. It’s no wonder that his 2012 album, a compilation of some of his greatest hits released to coincide with the anniversary, is titled "Celebrando (Let’s Celebrate)." His concerts remain one of the hottest tickets in town, with monumental two-and-a-half-hour sets featuring an extravagant 30-member band backing him and an ambitious setlist including songs from his whole career, up to and including his most recent single, "Por Que Me Haces Llorar?"
Before Gabriel was “the divo of Juarez,” he was a poor orphan on the streets of Juarez. His 1971 breakout hit was actually titled "No Tengo Dinero" (I Have No Money). It would be impossible to list all the hits that followed, as Gabriel has over 1,500 songwriting credits to his name, including "Querida," "Amor Eterno" and "Hasta Que Te Conoci." He's released upwards of 50 albums, selling over 20 million copies and has produced 100 more albums for everyone from Paul Anka to Lucha Villa. Even now, he’s still innovating and pushing himself into new genre territory, with "Por Que Me Haces Llorar?," which is his first foray into mariachi music. With his explosive live shows, Juan Gabriel shows no sign of stopping.