Paulina Rubio was born
By the time she was 7 years old, Paulina Rubio knew she wanted to pursue a singing career, and attended a prestigious performing arts school to study singing and dancing, El Centro de Capacitacion de Televisa. Her training proved to be worth it when she was selected as one of the members of the '80s teen pop sensation, Timbiriche. Her work with the Mexican pop group made Paulina a star, along with fellow member, Thalia.
Although Paulina Rubio's career was on a high with Timbiriche, Paulina made time to take private jazz, singing and phonetic studies in LA, in addition to the group rehearsals. Already a veritable star in
To the surprise of many, Paulina's debut solo album, La Chica Dorada, which was recorded in
Proving her first solo try was no fluke, her second album, 24 Kilates was certified gold and spawned the hits "Nieva, Nieva" and "Asunto De Doas." In addition to continued success with albums like 1995's El Tiempo es Oro and 1996's Planeta Paulina, Paulina expanded her repertoire by dipping her talented toes into acting.
Paulina Rubio's foray into acting included successful turns in the popular soap operas, Pasion y poder and Pobre Niña Rica, and she hit the big screen in the 1994 film, Besame an la boca. Paulina's energetic personality and flare for performing were also evident when she was cast as the host of the Spanish variety show, Viva El Verano, in which she sang and acted.
Already known to Spanish audiences as "The Golden Girl," Paulina's self-titled album had international appeal, and received a lot of critical praise. The Mexican beauty described her next album Paulina as a fusion of pop, funk, jazz, techno, folk, and Latin, and something she poured her heart into during the two years it took to make. Considered by many her best album to date, Paulina sold more than 3 million copies and was named Billboard's #1 Latin Album of
Sitting atop "Planet Paulina" with 2001 Univision Awards for Best Female Pop Artist and Best Album, three
With the first single off Border Girl, "Don't Say Goodbye," already on the airwaves, Paulina Rubio is sure to become a sensation with worldwide appeal. Border Girl features four new Spanish tracks in addition to English singles like "Stereo," "S--ual Lover" and the KISS remake, "I Was Made For Lovin' You."
Along with the acclaim and popularity she is sure to garner with her dance-infused pop tracks, Paulina also amazes audiences and fans with her energetic live performances.
In 2004, Paulina returned with a Spanish language album titled Pau-latina. Rubio
explained that "Pau-latina" has several meanings, such as similarity to her name
Paulina, the Catalan word pau meaning peace, and latina. Recently songs on the
album such as Algo Tienes and Dame Otro Tequila have become major hits making
her one of the best selling female pop artist of México and Latin America. With
'Paulatina', Rubio received a "Premio Lo Nuestro" the spanish equivalent to the
Grammy, as the Best Female of the year and "Premios Juventud", given by the
audience who vote online and polls. Paulina Rubio is 'till this day a house hold
name in the Spanish speaking world.
Discography for Paulina Rubio
La Chica Dorada (1992) 500,000 Copies
24 Kilates (1993) 400,000 Copies
El Tiempo Es Oro (1995) 300,000 Copies
Planeta Paulina (1996) 400,000 Copies
Paulina (2000) 4.5 Million Copies
Top Hits (2001) 500,000 Copies
Vive el Verano (2001) 100,000 Copies
I'm so in Love (Enamorada)(2001) 750,000 Copies
30 Exitos Insuperables (2003) 350,000 Copies
viva la Diva (2004) 600,000 Copies
Border Girl (2002) 3.5 Million Copies
Pau-latina (2004) 1.5 Million Copies/li>
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