One of the most successful singers ever in the Spanish language, the flamboyant and effeminate Juan Gabriel has been a prolific force on the Mexican music scene since the 1970s. From a large family with a story of tragic dimensions, Gabriel began writing songs and performing as a teenager at a cabaret in Tijuana. Upon relocating to Mexico City in '71, he scored his first of many hits with the song "No Tengo Dinero" (I Don't Have Money). His naturally perfect pitch and emotional delivery are well suited to the romantic songs he sings, and his breathy whispers are the embodiment of seduction. With a repertoire that includes ballads, full-blown Mariachi songs and light Latin Pop, Gabriel has been a constant presence on the Latin charts, selling more than 60 million records. Known for spectacular shows that stretch out to several hours, he transcends the limitations of a large arena, spontaneously dancing around the stage in his white linen suit like a preacher delivering a sentimental message of love to an enraptured audience.