Juan Gabriel Songs See Spike In Spotify Streams After Singer's Passing
There's no better way to honor and remember a music icon like Juan Gabriel than by singing along to his timeless songs, perfect for both joyous occasions and sad times -- and according to Spotify, that's exactly what the Mexican superstar's fans have been doing since his unexpected passing on Sunday (Aug. 28). Within less than 24 hours of his death, the music streaming service saw 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.
Enjoy "Hasta siempre, Juan Gabriel" playlist below: