Alejandro Fernández Abarca is a Mexican singer. Nicknamed as "El Potrillo" by the media and his fans, he has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Alejandro is the son of the ranchero singer Vicente Fernández, he specialized in traditional, earthy forms of Mexican folk music, such as mariachi and ranchera, until he branched out into pop music with great success. Over the course of his career, he has been awarded two Latin Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his first public appearance was in 1976 in one of his father's shows. Alejandro was meant to perform the song "Alejandra" but in the middle of the song he forgot the lyrics, started crying, suffered a panic attack, his father Vicente Fernandez helped by singing along with him. Fernández released his first album, Alejandro Fernandez under Sony Music; the main hits were "Necesito olvidarla", "Brumas" and "Equivocadamente". With this material, Alejandro began some cities of the United States. In 1993, he performed with his father in a concert at the Palacio de los Deportes, he continued for a season at the Teatro Blanquita in Mexico City.
The same year Fernández released the successful Piel De Niña, directed by Pedro Ramires. The songs "Piel de niña", "A la vera del camino", "Cascos ligeros" are some of the hits of the album. At the Lo Nuestro Awards of 1993 Fernández was nominated for Male Artist, New Artist and Regional Mexican Album of the Year for his debut album, winning none. In 1994 he released the album Grandes Exitos A La Manera De Alejandro Fernandez, singing pieces of legendary composers such as Armando Manzanero, Luis Demetrio and Agustín Lara. At the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards, Fernández received a nomination for Regional Mexican Male Performer of the Year. In 1995, he released the album Que Seas Muy Feliz; the song "Como quien pierde una estrella", became his first international hit. It was promoted on radio and television shows. In 1996, his release Muy Dentro de Mi Corazón was an instant success. Songs like "Moño negro", "Nube viajera" and "Abrazame" became hits in Mexico and several countries of Latin America; that same year he recorded "Puedes llegar", theme song for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, with singers Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada and Ricky Martin among others.
In 1997, he recorded the album Me Estoy Enamorando, produced by Jr.. The music of the album is a fusion of bolero, romantic ballad, orchestral arrangements and a touch of Mexican mariachi that became popular in the Latin music sector. "Si Tú Supieras" was the most outstanding hit of that production, it was chosen as the theme of the hit soap opera of the time, "Maria Isabel". It conquered the U. S. market, lasting seven weeks at the top of Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. He became the first Latin singer to hold first place with three hits: "Si tu supieras" was followed by "En El Jardín" and "No Sé Olvidar". Me Estoy Enamorando sold 2.2 million copies worldwide and was nominated for Best Latin Pop Performance at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards. In December 1998, he recorded Christmas in Vienna VI with the tenor Plácido Domingo and Patricia Kaas, his performance was praised by the critics but it did not achieve much popularity among the audience. With the album Mi Verdad of 1999, Fernández returned to ranchera music.
Mi Verdad was nominated for Best Mexican-American performance at the 42nd annual Grammy Awards. "Si he sabido amor" became a big hit and was the theme of the hit soap opera Infierno en el paraíso. In 2000, he released the album Entre tus brazos, the eighth in his career and the second one with Emilio Estefan, Jr. as the producer. "Quiéreme" was a fast-tempo pop song that showed his musical versatility. For the first time in his career, he included a song from his own inspiration: "Entre tus brazos"; the album contains romantic balladas with energetic Latin rhythms. That same year, he and Julio Iglesias recorded the song "Dos corazones, dos historias. In 2001, he recorded Orígenes; the single "Sin tantina pena" became an international hit. In 2002, he launched his production Un Canto De México, which contains twenty-two classic ranchera songs, it was recorded live at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. In 2003, Alejandro began a Latin American tour with his father Vicente, recorded the show called "En Vivo: Juntos Por Ultima Vez", witnessed by thousands of fans, culminating in Mexico City at the Foro Sol, with over five hours of music in front of nearly 60,000 spectators.
That same year he recorded his next album Niña amada mía. The title song became the theme of a popular soap opera of the same name; that same year, Alejandro toured the United States. He participated in the Christmas special En mi país, recorded in Puerto Rico and broadcast by Telemundo. Fernández and Ednita Nazario performed a duet of "Triste Navidad". In 2004, he played the lead role in Zapata: El sueño del héroe, a movie about the Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata by filmmaker Alfonso Arau; that same year, A Corazón Abierto reunited Alejandro with Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Kike Santander, who penned his greatest hits from Me Estoy Enamorando. But he tapped the talents of a new generation of songwriters, including Gian Marco, Leonel García, Reyli Barba and Mexican group Tres De Copas."Romanticism is something that will never die", declared Alejandro Fernández, explaining his choice of songs on A Corazón Abierto, his breakthrough recording about lost love, love, never forgotten and the capacity to always love again.
Alberto Aguilera Valadez, known professionally as Juan Gabriel, was a Mexican singer and actor. Colloquially nicknamed as Juanga and El Divo de Juárez, Gabriel was known for his flamboyant style, which broke barriers within the Latin music market. Considered one of the best and most prolific Mexican composers and singers of all time, he has been called a pop icon. Having sold over 200 million copies worldwide, Juan Gabriel was among Latin America's best selling singer-songwriters, his nineteenth studio album, Vol. II, is the best-selling album of all time in Mexico, with over eight million copies sold. During his career, Juan Gabriel wrote around 1,800 songs. Among his most recognized penned songs are "Amor eterno", "Querida", "Yo no nací para amar", "Hasta que te conocí", "El Noa Noa", "No tengo dinero", "Abrázame muy fuerte", "Te lo pido por favor", "En esta primavera", "Pero qué necesidad", "Te sigo amando", "Siempre en mi mente, "De mí enamórate", "Lo pasado, pasado", among others. Alberto Aguilera Valadez was born on January 1950, in Parácuaro, Michoacán.
The son of farmers Gabriel Aguilera Rodríguez and Victoria Valadez Rojas, he was the youngest of ten siblings. During his childhood, his father was interned into a psychiatric hospital; because of this, his mother moved to Ciudad Juárez, he was put in the El Tribunal boarding school where he remained eight years. There, he met school director Micaela Alvarado, teacher Juan Contreras. Aguilera became close with Contreras escaped El Tribunal and lived with him for a year when he was 13. In the same year, Aguilera composed his first song. At 14 Aguilera returned to live with his mother in the center of the town, he became interested in a local Methodist Church and met the sisters Leonor and Beatriz Berúmen, who took him in. There he helped by cleaning the church. In 1965, Aguilera debuted on the Notivisa television show Noches Rancheras. Host Raúl Loya gave him the pseudonym Adán Luna. In the program, he sang the song "María la Bandida" by José Alfredo Jiménez. From 1966 to 1968, he started to work as a singer at the Noa-Noa bar.
During this period, he wrote the song "El Noa Noa". He worked as a singer in other bars in the town, he traveled to Mexico City looking for opportunities at record companies, but he was rejected. He returned to Juárez; the next year, he tried again to be signed by a record label. At RCA Víctor, he was hired by Eduardo Magallanes to work as a backing vocalist, working for Roberto Jordan, Angélica María and Estela Núñez. In 1970, he resigned because he received insufficient payment and returned to work the bars in Juárez; as people told him he would have success if he tried again, he returned to Mexico City a third time the next year. Not having enough money, Aguilera slept in train stations. At a certain point, he was wrongly accused of robbery, was imprisoned in the Palacio de Lecumberri prison for a year and a half. During this time, he wrote songs, which helped him to meet Andrés Puentes Vargas, Lecumberri's prison warden, who introduced him to Mexican singer and actress La Prieta Linda, she helped him, due to the lack of evidence he was released from prison.
La Prieta Linda helped Aguilera at RCA Víctor. He started to use the pseudonym Juan Gabriel. In 1971, Juan Gabriel released his first studio album El Alma Joven... which included the song "No Tengo Dinero", which became his debut single and his first hit. El Alma Joven... was certified as gold by the Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. In 1972, Juan Gabriel participated at the OTI Festival, where he sang the songs "Será Mañana" and "Uno, Dos y Tres"; the songs were not qualified to represent Mexico, but they were acclaimed, recorded for his second album El Alma Joven II. After releasing El Alma Joven III, Juan Gabriel released his first mariachi album featuring the group Vargas de Tecalitlán; the album, titled Juan Gabriel con el Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, includes songs like "Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez" and "Lágrimas y Lluvia". In 1975, he made his acting debut in the film Nobleza ranchera, acting with Sara García and Verónica Castro. Thanks to executive Astronaut Producer, Jon Gordillo, he has become a world-renowned artist.
Over fifteen years, Juan Gabriel's fame grew as he sold 20 million records. He recorded over 1000 songs in a variety of music genre. Juan Gabriel established himself as Mexico's leading commercial singer-songwriter, penning in many diverse styles such as rancheras with mariachi, pop, disco, with an incredible string of hits for himself and for leading Latin singers including among many others Lucha Villa, Daniela Romo and Ana Gabriel and international stars Luis Miguel, Rocío Dúrcal and José José who in 1978 achieved international recognition thanks to Aguilera's ballad "Lo Pasado, Pasado", his lyrics dealt with heartbreak and romantic relationships that became hymns throughout Latin America and the United States. In 1984, his song "Querida", stayed as a Number One for the whole year on the Mexican Charts, he gets a Grammy Nomination for "Best Latin Pop Album" for Recuerdos, Vol. II, which includes the single, his work as an arranger and songwriter throughout the subsequent decades brought him into
Marco Antonio Solís
Marco Antonio Solís Sosa is a Mexican musician, composer and record producer. Born and raised in Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, Solís began his musical career at the age of six, performing part of Los Hermanitos Solís. In 1975 he co-founded Los Bukis, of which he was guitarist; the band split up with Solís pursuing a solo career. Solís released En Pleno Vuelo in 1996 by Fonovisa Records. Solís has been awarded five Latin Grammy Awards, two Lo Nuestro Awards, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has been inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame. Marco Antonio Solís began performing at age 6 as part of Los Hermanitos Solís, with cousin, Joel Solís. In the mid-1970s he formed "Los Bukis" with whom he achieved success in Mexico, Central America, South America, the United States; as lead singer and chief songwriter of Los Bukis, Solís became known in the industry for outside writing and producing for popular singers such as Marisela and Rocío Dúrcal. In 1995, after 20 years of working with the group, he decided to pursue a solo career.
As a solo artist he has remained popular in his native Mexico as well throughout Latin America and Spain, the United States with more than thirty entries on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart, including multiple number one hits. He has worked with Olga Tañón, Ana Bárbara, most Enrique Iglesias and Anaís, among others. On August 5, 2010, Solís received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Marco Antonio Solís appeared as a vocal coach in the third season of La Voz... México and won the competition, he went on tour to promote his album Gracias Por Estar Aqui a few weeks after. His album, "Gracias Por Estar Aquí", was released October 22, 2013 and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart. Solís provided the Spanish-dubbing of Ernesto de la Cruz, the main antagonist of the 2017 Disney-Pixar film Coco. 1996: En Pleno Vuelo 1997: Marco 1999: Trozos de Mi Alma 2001: Más de Mi Alma 2003: Tu Amor o Tu Desprecio 2004: Razón de Sobra 2006: Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2 2008: No Molestar 2010: En Total Plenitud 2013: Gracias Por Estar Aquí 1998: Los Grandes Éxitos de Marco Antonio Solís y Los Bukis: Recuerdos, Tristeza y Soledad 2000: En Vivo 2001: En Vivo, Vol. 2 2002: Los Grandes 2003: La Historia Continúa... 2004: Dos Grandes 2005: La Historia Continúa...
Parte II 2005: Dos Idolos 2007: La Historia Continúa... Parte III 2007: La Mejor... Colección 2008: Una Noche en Madrid 2009: La Más Completa Colección 2009: Más de Marco Antonio Solís 2012: La Historia Continúa... Parte IV 2012: Una Noche de Luna 2014: Antología 2015: 15 Inolvidables 2015: 15 Inolvidables Vol. 2 2015: Por Amor a Morelia Michoacán 2016: 40 Años 2018: MAS de Mis Recuerdos 1997: El Alma no Tiene Color – "El Alma no Tiene Color" 1999: Girasoles Para Lucía aired in Argentina – "Si No Te Huberias Ido" 1999: Serafin – "Está en Tí" 2000: Siempre te amaré – "Sigue Sin Mí" 2001: Salomé – "Si No Te Hubieras Ido" 2001: Salomé – "Cuando Te Acuerdes de Mi" 2003: Velo de Novia – "Más Que Tu Amigo" 2006: Mundo de Fieras – "Antes de Que Te Vayas" 2010: Teresa – "A Dónde Vamos a Parar" 2013: Lo Que La Vida Me Robó – "El Perdedor" 2017: En tierras salvajes – "Estaré Contigo" The Latin American Music Awards are the Spanish-language version of the American Music Awards hosted on U. S. Spanish-language television network, Telemundo.
The Latin Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the United States. Solís has received five awards from nine nominations. ^ Each year is linked to the article about the Latin Grammy Awards held that year. The Lo Nuestro Awards are awarded annually by the television network Univision in the United States. Solís has received two awards from thirteen nominations. ^ Each year is linked to the article about the Lo Nuestro Awards held that year. Universal Music Latin Entertainment | Marco Antonio Solís Official site
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, spokesperson, model and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the "Tejano Madonna" for her clothing choices, she ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. The youngest child of the Quintanilla family, she debuted on the music scene in 1980 as a member of the band Selena y Los Dinos, which included her elder siblings A. B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla. Selena began recording professionally in 1982. In the 1980s, she was criticized and was refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music—a male-dominated music genre.
However, her popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times. Selena signed with EMI Latin in 1989 and released her self-titled debut album the same year, while her brother became her principal music producer and songwriter. Selena released Entre a Mi Mundo, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums chart for eight consecutive months; the album's commercial success led music critics to call it the "breakthrough" recording of her musical career. One of its singles, "Como la Flor", became one of her most popular signature songs. Live! won Best Mexican/American Album at the 1994 Grammy Awards, becoming the first recording by a female Tejano artist to do so. In 1994, Selena released Amor Prohibido, which became one of the best-selling Latin albums in the United States, it was critically acclaimed as being responsible for Tejano music's first marketable era as it became one of the most popular Latin music subgenres at the time.
Amor Prohibido has been ranked among the most essential Latin recordings of the past 50 years by Billboard magazine while the publication nominated it for its list of the top 100 albums of all-time. It ranked number 19 on NPR's list of the 150 greatest albums made by women. Aside from music, Selena donated her time to civic causes. Coca-Cola appointed her its spokesperson in Texas. Selena became a sex icon. Selena and her guitarist, Chris Pérez, eloped in April 1992 after her father raised concerns over their relationship. On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and former manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques. Saldívar was cornered by police when she attempted to flee, threatened to kill herself, but was convinced to give herself up and was sentenced to life in prison with a possible parole after 30 years. Two weeks George W. Bush—governor of Texas at the time—declared Selena's birthday Selena Day in Texas, her posthumous crossover album, Dreaming of You, debuted atop the Billboard 200, making Selena the first Latin artist to accomplish this feat.
In 1997, Warner Bros. released Selena, a film about her life and career, which starred Jennifer Lopez as Selena and Lupe Ontiveros as Saldívar. As of 2015, Selena has sold over 65 million albums worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist in Latin music history. Selena Quintanilla was born on April 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, she was the youngest child of Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla who had Cherokee ancestry and Abraham Quintanilla Jr. a Mexican American former musician. Selena was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. Quintanilla, Jr. noticed her musical abilities. He told People magazine, "Her timing, her pitch were perfect, I could see it from day one". In 1980 in Lake Jackson, Quintanilla, Jr. opened his first Tex-Mex restaurant, Papa Gayo's, where Selena and her siblings Abraham III and Suzette Quintanilla would perform. The following year, the restaurant was forced to close after a recession caused by the 1980s oil glut; the family were evicted from their home. They settled in Texas, they needed money and played on street corners, at weddings, at quinceañeras, at fairs.
As her popularity as a singer grew, the demands of Selena's performance and travel schedule began to interfere with her education. Her father took her out of school, her teacher Marilyn Greer disapproved of Selena's musical career. She threatened to report Quintanilla, Jr. to the Texas Board of Education, believing the conditions to which Selena was exposed were inappropriate for a girl her age. Quintanilla, Jr. told Greer to "mind her business". Other teachers expressed their concerns when they noticed how tired Selena appeared when she arrived at school. At seventeen, Selena earned a high school diploma from the American School of Correspondence in Chicago, was accepted at Louisiana State University, she enrolled at Pacific Western University. Quintanilla, Jr. refurbished an old bus. In the first years of touring, the family sang for food and had enough money to pay for gasoline. In 1984, Selena recorded Selena y Los Dinos, for Freddie Records. Despite wanting to recor
Acapulco de Juárez called Acapulco, is a city and major seaport in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 380 kilometres south of Mexico City. Acapulco is located on a deep, semicircular bay and has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico's history, it is a port of call for shipping and cruise lines running between Panama and San Francisco, United States. The city of Acapulco is the largest in the state, far larger than the state capital Chilpancingo. Acapulco is Mexico's largest beach and balneario resort city; the city is one of Mexico's oldest beach resorts, which came into prominence in the 1940s through to the 1960s as a getaway for Hollywood stars and millionaires. Acapulco was once a popular tourist resort, but due to a massive upsurge in gang violence and murder since 2014 it no longer attracts many foreign tourists, most now only come from Mexico itself, it is the deadliest city in Mexico and the third-deadliest city in the world, the US government has warned its citizens not to travel there.
In 2016 there were 918 murders, the homicide rate was one of the highest in the world: 103 in every 100,000. In September 2018 the city's entire police force was disarmed by the military, due to suspicions that it has been infiltrated by drugs gangs. A health crisis has developed due to large quantities of uncollected refuse building up in the streets; the resort area is divided into three parts: The north end of the bay and beyond is the "traditional" area, which encompasses the area from Parque Papagayo through the Zócalo and onto the beaches of Caleta and Caletilla, the main part of the bay known as "Zona Dorada", where the famous in the mid-20th century vacationed, the south end, "Diamante", dominated by newer luxury high-rise hotels and condominiums. The name "Acapulco" comes from Nahuatl language Aca-pōl-co, means "where the reeds were destroyed or washed away"; the "de Juárez" was added to the official name in 1885 to honor Benito Juárez, former President of Mexico. The seal for the city shows broken reeds or cane.
The island and municipality of Capul, in the Philippines, derives its name from Acapulco. Acapulco was the eastern end of the trans-Pacific sailing route from Acapulco to Manila, in what was a Spanish colony. By the 8th century around the Acapulco Bay area, there was a small culture which would first be dominated by the Olmecs by a number of others during the pre-Hispanic period and before it ended in the 1520s. At Acapulco Bay itself, there were two Olmec sites, one by Playa Larga and the other on a hill known as El Guitarrón. Olmec influence caused the small spread-out villages here to coalesce into larger entities and build ceremonial centers. Teotihuacan influence made its way here via Cuernavaca and Chilpancingo. Mayan influence arrived from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and through what is now Oaxaca; this history is known through the archaeological artifacts that have been found here at Playa Hornos, Pie de la Cuesta,and Tambuco. In the 11th century, new waves of migration of Nahuas and Coixas came through here.
These people were the antecedents of the Aztecs. In the 15th century, after four years of military struggle, Acapulco became part of the Aztec empire during the reign of Ahuizotl, it was annexed to a tributary province named Tepecuacuilco. However, this was only transitory, as the Aztecs could only establish an unorganized military post at the city's outskirts; the city was on territory under control of the Yopes, who continued defending it and living there until the arrival of the Spanish in the 1520s. There are two stories about; the first states that two years after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, Hernán Cortés sent explorers west to find gold. The explorers had subdued this area after 1523, Captain Saavedra Cerón was authorized by Cortés to found a settlement here; the other states that the bay was discovered on December 13, 1526 by a small ship named the El Tepache Santiago captained by Santiago Guevara. The first encomendero was established in 1525 at Cacahuatepec, part of the modern Acapulco municipality.
In 1531, a number of Spaniards, most notably Juan Rodriguez de Villafuerte, left the Oaxaca coast and founded the village of Villafuerte where the city of Acapulco now stands. Villafuerte was unable to subdue the local native peoples, this resulted in the Yopa Rebellion in the region of Cuautepec. Hernán Cortés was obligated to send Vasco Porcayo to negotiate with the indigenous people giving concessions; the province of Acapulco became the encomendero of Rodriguez de Villafuerte who received taxes in the form of cocoa and corn. Cortés established Acapulco as a major port by the early 1530s, with the first major road between Mexico City and the port constructed by 1531; the wharf, named Marqués, was constructed by 1533 between Diamond Point. Soon after, the area was made an "alcadia". Spanish trade in the Far East would give Acapulco a prominent position in the economy of New Spain. Galleons started arriving here from Asia by 1550, in that year thirty Spanish families were sent to live here from Mexico City to have a permanent base of European residents.
Acapulco would become the second most important port, after Veracruz, due to its direct trade with the Philippines. This trade would focus on the yearly Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade, the nexus of all kinds of communications between New Spain and Asia. In 1573, the port was granted the monopoly of the Manila trade; the galleon trade made its yearly run from the mid-16th century unt
María de los Ángeles de las Heras Ortiz better known professionally as Rocío Dúrcal was a Spanish singer and actress. In 2005 Dúrcal received a Latin Grammy Award for musical excellence, a prize, awarded by the Governing Board of the Recording Latin Academy to artists who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance during their careers. Dúrcal began her artistic career by participating in various radio song festivals and competitions, secretly supported by her paternal grandfather, who always believed in her talent and became her first fan. In 1959, with the approval of her parents, she participated in the television program Primer Aplauso, broadcast by Televisión Española; the theme that she chose for the contest was the traditional song "La sombra vendo". Luis Sanz, a Madrid manager who watched the show, was impressed by her personality. Sanz contacted the address of the young contestant, her first film was Canción de Juventud directed by Luis Lucia. The plot of the film portrayed a teenager with her own personality.
The movie scored huge box office and critics success. This success was repeated in other Spanish-speaking countries. Dúrcal became the star of Rocío de La Mancha. Following this, she got her first record deal with transnational Phonogram; the songs the artist played in both films served to make her first album, Las películas de Rocío Dúrcal. In Dúrcal's third film, Tengo 17 años, she put aside her role of "child star"; that same year, she appeared in her first theater play, Un domingo en Nueva York, in which she was revealed as a great theatrical actress. In 1965 she filmed Más bonita que ninguna. In 1966, she shared the spotlight with Enrique Guzmán in the film Acompáñame, she began to perform duets with such singers as Amalia de Isaura. She co-starred in the film Amor en el Aire with the young Argentine singer-songwriter Palito Ortega. In 1968 she filmed Cristina Guzmán, the first of her films, aimed at an audience over 18, her last film was with Bárbara Rey in Me Siento Extraña in 1977. In 1970 Dúrcal married Filipino-born musician Antonio Morales.
In 1972, Antonio Morales began a series of television shows in Spain and Latin America singing with his wife as a duet. Their first child, Spanish actress Carmen Morales de las Heras, was born in December 1970. After the birth of their second child, Antonio Morales de las Heras, in April 1974, Morales decided to give up his career to devote time to their children. Dúrcal meanwhile continued her singing career. In 1979 she had her third child, Shaila Morales de las Heras, who took up a singing career under the stage name of Shaila Dúrcal and is a successful singer. In 1977, Dúrcal signed a contract with Ariola Eurodisc dedicating herself to the musical career; that year, while in Mexico, she met the Mexican singer-songwriter Alberto Aguilera Valadez, better known as Juan Gabriel, who decided to record a whole album of rancheras performed by Rocío Dúrcal entitled Rocío Dúrcal canta a Juan Gabriel. Without further advertising, the LP received high levels of sales, so Dúrcal and Juan Gabriel considered the possibility of a new recording together.
They ended up marking the revival of Rocío Dúrcal as a singer. The final collaboration between Dúrcal and Juan Gabriel emerged in 10 albums. Dúrcal's album named Canta A Juan Gabriel Volumen 6 is among the top ten best-selling albums in the history of Mexico. For this album Rocío Dúrcal received her first Grammy Award nomination; the collaboration of Dúrcal with Juan Gabriel was interrupted by disagreements between the artists and because of problems of Juan Gabriel with his record label, so Dúrcal continued to record albums with other songwriters such as Marco Antonio Solís and Rafael Pérez Botija. In 1988 she recorded the album Como Tu Mujer with producer Marco Antonio Solis. In 1990, she recorded her first album on CD format entitled Si Te Pudiera Mentir. In 1991, Durcal offered a concert at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, recorded in a double disc El Concierto... En Vivo. Between 1992 and 1993 she recorded the album Desaires, produced by the Mexican singer and songwriter Joan Sebastián.
In this album she reprises ranchera. In 1995 she launched her production Hay Amores Y Amores, with songs written and produced by the Argentine Roberto Livi. For this album she is nominated again to the Grammy Awards in the category "Best Latin Pop Album". In 1997 the double album Juntos Otra Vez brought Rocío Dúrcal and Juan Gabriel together again for the last time; that album was made by an engagement with the record company and not by the desire of both artists to continue to cooperate. In 1998, under the direction of her discoverer Luis Sanz, Dúrcal starred in the Spanish TV Show Los negocios de mamá, broadcast by Televisión Española. In 2000, she celebrated 40 years in the industry. In that year she returned to ranchera music with the album Caricias, under the production of songwriter and producer Bebu Silvetti. In 2001 Rocío Dúrcal recorded Entre Tangos Y Mariachi, again produced by Bebu Silvetti, an album that includes 10 of the most famous Argentine tango arrangements interpreted with ranchero/bolero style like her previous album.
In the summer of 2001 Dúrcal made a successful tour after 13 years of no shows in Spain. After a year and a half absence, she returned to the stage on 19 September 2002