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"SIEMPRE EN MI MENTE": A SHRINE ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.

The death of Juan Gabriel is but one of many painful losses music fans have suffered in 2016, but the passing of the Mexican-born, globally adored superstar is being keenly felt worldwide—as this shrine just down the street from our offices demonstrates. The Michoacán native, born Alberto Aguilera Valadez and known by his admirers as Juanga, left us on 8/28; the tribute on the Walk of Fame pictured here includes roses, candles, a flag, handwritten notes and even a concert T-shirt, among other offerings. One scribbled sign reads "Juan Gabriel: Siempre en Mi Mente": forever in my mind, citing the title of one of his best-known songs.

Juanga, who inked with RCA in 1971 and has sold 20m+ records, was preparing to celebrate 45 years in the business.

Apple Music subscribers can check out the Juan Gabriel Essentials playlist hereSpotify users can sample the playlist below. 

SONG REVENUE: HOPPED UP
Bad Bunny makes the most of his turn at bat. (5/19a)
TOP 20: KENDRICK
LEADS THE WAY
Another record-breaking debut week. (5/19a)
GREEN AS EVER
A think piece—cool! (5/19a)
LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT'S HARRY ON APPLE
Won't be long now. (5/19a)
LNX BATHED IN STARLIGHT BY SHOF
23 with a bullet (5/19a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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