Juan Gabriel’s music lives on and inspires developing singers like Carlos Daniels, a Colombian artist dedicated to honoring the memory of the divo of Juarez performing the singer’s compositions to other artists.
In 2017, Carlos Daniels released Te Sigo Amando, a live tribute album to the legendary singer. Since then, he has toured the United States nonstop, visiting cities such as New York, Orlando, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, and Miami, among others.
“I wanted to sing songs by Rocio Durcal, but they were all composed by Juan Gabriel”, says Carlos Daniels. Billboard.
Now in 2019 he continues to tour and work on new music. The tribute to Juan Gabriel gave Daniels new opportunities and, for this reason, Billboard reached out to Carlos Daniels to learn more about his story, how his tribute to Juan Gabriel changed his life, career and more.
How did the idea of paying homage to Juan Gabriel come about?
I was exposed to Juan Gabriel’s music through Rocio Durcal and Pandora. Already in Miami I recorded a live album of songs by Rocio Durcal which were written and produced by Juan Gabriel.
How do you think the tribute helped you develop your career?
In two years, I prepared four tours supporting different singles and tributes. Additionally, I had six sales in Las Vegas, NV. Also, I have my own record company called 226 Records Company.
What about your own songs?
I’m a pop singer, actually I have two albums. Retrospective (2013) and Te Sigo Amando (2017).
For the first time in my career, I will be playing in Durango, Mexico. The show will take place on Saturday August 31 and I am very happy about it.