Ana Gabriel (born on December 10, 1955) is a Mexican singer and composer. Ana Gabriel was born as María Guadalupe Araujo Yong, in Santiago de Comanito, Sinaloa, Mexico.
She first sang on stage at age six, singing "Regalo A Dios" by José Alfredo Jiménez. She moved to Tijuana, Baja California and studied accounting there. At age 21, in 1977, she recorded her first song, titled "Compréndeme."
During her long career, she has had hits in three different genres, rock en español, Latin Pop, and rancheras. Her 2005 album “Historia de Una Reina” was her first to reach the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #173. Her 2006 album “La Reina Canta A Mexico” also charted on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #166.
In 2006 she received the Lo Nuestro award, "Premio a la Excelencia" (Excellence Award).
Though a music collaboration promotes her and fellow Mexican singer Juan Gabriel as "Los Gabriel" (The Gabriels), they are not related to each other.