Ana Gabriel (full name Maria Guadalupe Araujo Young) was born on December 10, 1962 in Guamuchil, Sinaloa and she is a Mexican singer and composer.
Biography and Career :
Ana Gabriel was born in to a Mexican father of Spanish ancestry and a Mexican mother of Spanish and Chinese ancestry. Ana Gabriel first sang on the stage when she was 6 years old, when she sang Regalo A Dios by Jose Alfredo Jimenez.
Ana Gabriel moved to Tijuana, Baja California, where she studied accountancy. When she was 15 years old she recorded her first song entitled Comprendeme in 1977. Ana Gabriel came in second place at a local festival called Valores Juveniles after singing No Me Lastimes Mi¡s.
In 1985, Ana Gabriel competed for the first time in the OTI song festival. This event gave her internat
ional recognition. In 1987 Ana Gabriel won first place in the same festival, giving her the opportunity to represent Mexico in the OTI '87 that took place in Portugal.
Ana Gabriel's albums have generated an impressive amount of Gold, Platinum, and Diamond records. Ana Gabriel has also received some of the most renowned international awards (Billboard, Lo Nuestro, etc...). Ana has also triumphed in Latin America as well as in countries like Holland, Spain, and Slovenia, demonstrating that she has earned the public's admiration and respect at an international level.
Ana Gabriel and her music are perfectly amalgamated. The recording studio is the temple of her artistic creativity and the guitars her companions, in the most sensible moments. Now Ana Gabriel starts the new millennium with an album that takes us back to an era full of romanticism. An era when the trios were accompanied mainly by guitars, marking a musical form that remains alive today: the bolero.
The guitars have become Ana Gabriel's inseparable companions. Those guitars with their strings create sounds that are inspired by moments of pain, sorrow, happiness, anger, or desperation. These different feelings are expressed through the songs in Ana Gabriel's new album titled ETERNAMENTE.
The classic boleros resurface with renewed life in Ana Gabriel's voice, injecting freshness to a musical genre that has become the favorite of the young as well as the adult public. The bolero has created a union of different eras, times, and spaces throughout the world for generations. With romantic overtones as its principal characteristic, the bolero talks of love or lack of it in a very profound and poetic manner.
For ETERNAMENTE, Ana Gabriel achieved a neoteric sound but at the same time respected the essence of the songs, creating a perfect balance between the musicians and her voice.
In 2006, Ana Gabriel received the Premio lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina for "Premio a la Excelencia"
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