He may have left this world suddenly… But Juan Gabriel’s music lives on.
It appears the world is honoring and remembering the late Mexican singer and music icon by listening to his timeless songs.
Within less than 24 hours of Gabriel’s unexpected passing on Sunday (August 28), Spotify reported a 257% increase in streams of JuanGa‘s tracks.
In his native Mexico, he currently has 19 songs on the Top 50, including “Abrazame muy fuerte,” which peaks at No. 1 on the Spotify Mexico chart and “Hasta que te conocí,” which lands on No. 4. On Spotify’s Top 200 Global, the singer and songwriter has three songs: “Abrazame muy fuerte,” “Hasta que te conocí” and “Querida.”
Spotify also honored the Mexican crooner with their own playlist titled “Hasta siempre, Juan Gabriel,” now with more than 50,000 followers, that includes songs like “No tengo dinero,” “Siempre en mi mente,” “La muerte del palomo,” “El noa noa,” “Amor eterno,” plus 50 other songs.