Who is Adolfo Ángel?
Ángel is a Mexican musician, best recognized as the founder and singer of the group Los Temerarios, active from the late ‘70s until 2023.
Adolfo Ángel Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Adolfo Ángel Alba was born on 1 September 1963, in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, one of four children of Julio Ángel and Delfina Alba. One of his siblings is Gustavo Angel Alba who was one of Los Temerarios.
Adolfo’s educational background is a mystery as he hasn’t talked about it, and the media has no knowledge either.
Adolfo embarked on his musical journey during his teenage years, by founding the ensemble known as Conjunto La Brisa, alongside his brother Gustavo Ángel Alba.
The group originally featured Samuel Guzmán Magdaleno, widely known as “Sammy Guzman”, as the composer, drummer and lead vocalist, with Fernando Ángel handling the electric bass. However, in the course of their journey, Sammy Guzman decided to part ways with the group, ultimately leading to Gustavo stepping into the role of the lead vocalist.
The intriguing name “Los Temerarios” finds its origins in the pages of a comic book that Adolfo was fond of reading, which featured a character known as “El Fugitivo Temerario”. This character’s daring and bold nature grew on Adolfo and his brother, leading them to adopt the name for their musical group.
Los Temerarios Success and Current Work
Over the years, Los Temerarios have recorded more than 20 albums and received numerous awards, including Grammy nominations, a Latin Grammy, a Premio Lo Nuestro for excellence, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Billboard Latin Music Awards. They were also inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016.
Their first self-titled album came out in 1980, three years following their inception while they were still known as Conjunto La Brisa,. However, their early transition from Conjunto La Brisa to Los Temerarios was marked by their second album, “Los 14 Grandes éxitos De Los Temerarios” in 1983, which hinted at the romantic ballad style that would become their signature.
In 1989, their album “Internacionales y Románticos” was released, which showcased their ability to connect with international audiences, featuring romantic ballads collected across Latin America and beyond.
However, Los Temerarios and Adolfo Ángel released the album “Mi Vida Eres Tu” in 1992, which marked a turning point in their career. This album featured the hit song “Mi Vida Eres Tu”, which struck a chord with fans, and set the stage for their future success. The emotional depth and romanticism in their music became their trademark, and “Mi Vida Eres Tu” has b ecome their most recognized song.
They continued to build on their success with the 1995 album “Camino del Amor”, which further solidified their position in the music industry, and continued to build their reputation as a leading Grupero group. The album featured a mix of emotional ballads and spirited tracks, appealing to a broad audience, with Adolfo Ángel’s contributions as a composer and second voice playing a pivotal role in creating the distinct sound that made them popular with their fans.
Their next album, “Como Te Recuerdo” (1998) maintained their momentum and contributed to their recognition in the Latin music scene – it received Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Platinum certification in the Latino market in the US in 2000.
The next successful album, “En La Madrugada Se Fue” (2000) marked a significant milestone in their career, as it won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Grupero Album, demonstrating their ability to adapt to changing musical landscapes while staying true to their distinctive style. It achieved notable chart success, topping various US Billboard charts, including the Top Latin Albums and Regional/Mexican Albums.
“Una Lágrima No Basta” (2002) built on their chart-topping success, securing the No. 1 position on both the Top Latin Albums and Regional/Mexican Albums charts, reaffirming their place in the Latin music industry. It also reached No. 79 on the US Billboard 200, and was featured on the Top Independent Albums chart, peaking at number four.
After a few albums without any significant success in the mid- 2000s, the group returned with “Evolución de Amor” (2010), which incorporated a modern sound but also preserved the lyrics and emotions that fans loved about them. One song from the album stood out, “Si Tú Te Vas”, which became a huge hit.
Since the release of their 2010 album, the group wasn’t very active, and stayed out of the studio until the release of the 2019 album “Sinfonico”, which brought old songs in new attire, with a symphonic twist.
Throughout their career, Los Temerarios’ extensive tours set attendance records, often drawing crowds of over 140,000 people. They made history as the first Mexican group of their genre to perform at the Viña del Mar Festival in Chile, at which they won multiple awards.
In 2022, they announced their return to the stage with a tour throughout the entire US, marking a comeback to their successful career.
However, on 28 August 2023, they announced their definitive separation, marking the end of a 46-year musical legacy.
According to authoritative sources, Adolfo Angel’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, as of late 2023.
Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children
Adolfo Ángel’s romantic history is marked by notable figures – one such is Verónica Castro, a Mexican actress, singer and host – Adolfo’s public declaration of love for her on live television and his rendition of ‘La Mujer Que Soñé’ drew considerable attention. However, despite the initial hopes of marriage, their relationship eventually came to an end; it’s believed that ‘Mi Vida Eres Tú,’ performed by Gustavo Ángel, was dedicated to her.
— Adolfo Ángel Alba (@adolfoangel1) September 10, 2023
Adolfo briefly dated Alessandra Rosaldo, the lead singer of Sentidos Opuestos. They met at a nightclub in Mexico City, but their relationship didn’t last more than a year and a half. Rumors of Adolfo’s alleged infidelity with actress Chantal Andere circulated during this time.
Another notable name in Adolfo’s romantic history is Mariana Alejandra Seoane García, an actress and singer. They began dating before Mariana’s rise to fame, attending various events together. Three years after their split, Adolfo produced her debut album, “La Niña Buena”.
Adolfo’s most enduring relationship was with Gabriela Ghilino, his wife from 2002 and the mother of his three children. This relationship was known for its stability, but ended in divorce in 2010, with Gaby receiving part of Adolfo’s assets.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Adolfo Ángel has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.67m), while his weight and other vital statistics are unknown.