Paulina Rubio

Paulina Rubio
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Paulina posing for Maxim magazine...

Background information
Birth name
Paulina Rubio Dosamantes
Also known as
La Chica Dorada
Born
June 17, 1971 () (age 37)
Origin
Mexico City, Mexico
Genre(s)
Pop
Occupation(s)
Singer, songwriter
Instrument(s)
Vocals
Voice type(s)
Alto
Years active
1981–present
Label(s)
EMI, Universal Music
Associated acts
Timbiriche
Website
Official Website
Official Fan Club

Paulina Rubio Dosamantes (born June 17, 1971) is a nominated Grammy, Latin Grammy and winner of many Billboard Latin Music Awards Mexican singer and actress. Known as "The Golden Girl" and the "Queen Of Latin Pop"[1], she achieved international stardom with her fifth studio album, Paulina (2000), and has sold over 22 million albums worldwide. The daughter of Mexican actress Susana Dosamantes, Rubio was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Her music is popular in Latin America, Spain, and the United States. English-speakers recognize her from her 2002 super hit single "Don't Say Goodbye (Si Tu Te Vas).
Throughout her career Rubio has performed songs by some of the finest songwriters in the world including Richard Daniel Roman, Estefano and Juan Gabriel.
Ni Una Sola Palabra, the first single from her most recent album reached the #1 spot on radio in many Latin American countries, as well as the U.S. and Spain. It reached #1 on U.S. Billboard's "Hot Latin Tracks." Paulina Rubio's last three Spanish-language albums have all consecutively peaked at the #1 spot on Billboard's "Top Latin Albums" chart.[2]
On April 30, 2007, she married Spanish public relations executive Nicolas Vallejo Najera "Colate" in Xcaret, a Mexican eco-tourism park on the Mayan Riviera.



Spanish Cosmopolitan cover controversy

In October 2007, Rubio was involved in a government probe into whether or not she had desecrated Mexico's flag. The Spanish edition of Cosmopolitan featured her apparently naked underneath a red, white, and green sheet. The Mexican government said she may have violated an article in the National Flag, Shield and Anthem Law, which states that "private individuals will give the appropriate respect to the national symbol and handle it with care." The offense can be punished by fines ranging from $45,000 to $50,000 MXN (Mexican pesos) and jail time of up to 36 hours[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulina_Rubio#cite_note-2|]]] However, in a published report, her mother, Susana Dosamantes, said that the artist did not authorize such photos.

Pre-solo career

Paulina Rubio is the older of two siblings; she has a younger brother named Enrique. At age 5, Paulina was taking singing, acting, jazz, painting, and dance lessons while enrolled at what is now the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA) in Mexico. After two years of being there, Pedro Damián and Martha Zavaleta contacted Paulina's parents for their approval in Paulina joining a band that would be formed by children from the center.
On April 30, 1982, she began her career when she was ten years old, under the guidance of Miguel Bosé and debuting in a children's pop group called Timbiriche. The original band had 7 members: Alix Bauer, Benny Ibarra, Diego Schoening, Mariana Garza, Paulina Rubio, Sasha Sökol, and Erick Rubin (who joined a year later). Rubio recorded a total of 11 albums as part of Timbiriche. In 1985, Timbiriche participated in the musical Vaselina (Spanish adaptation of the American musical Grease). While in Timbiriche, Rubio also turned to acting in telenovelas with Televisa. She landed her first role in 1988, as the villain Paulina Montenegro in Pasión y Poder (Passion and Power). In 1992, she also starred in Baila Conmigo (Dance With Me) as Andrea, one of the biggest telenovelas of that year. Two soundtracks, Baila Conmigo and Recuerdos de Baila Conmigo, were released. Many members of the popular soap opera made television performances on Siempre en Domingo (Always on Sunday), among other TV programs.

EMI: The golden years

In 1991, Rubio left Timbiriche and focused on launching a solo career. She traveled to Spain to begin work on her first project as a solo artist. In 1992, she released her solo debut album, La Chica Dorada (The Golden Girl) under the EMI the golden girl became one of her trademark songs. La Chica Dorada was certified Diamond in 1997, and she was presented with an award during her promotion of Planeta Paulina on Veronica Castro's extinct music show, La Tocada. After many reissues in countries like Mexico, USA, and Spain, the album "La Chica Dorada" has gone on to sell more than 1.2 million copies worldwide.
In 1993, she released 24 Kilates (24 Karats), which sold more than 150,000 copies in just three weeks after its release. In 1995, El Tiempo Es Oro (Time Is Gold) was released. It included the hit Te Daría Mi Vida (I Would Give My Life For You) and the theme song to the 1994 Mexican film Bésame En La Boca (Kiss Me on My Mouth), which starred Paulina Rubio. In 1996, she released her last album with the EMI Latin record label, Planeta Paulina, which included the hit single Enamorada (In Love) and featured the theme song of the 1995 telenovela of the same name in which Rubio starred as Alma, Pobre Niña Rica (Poor Rich Girl). Rubio also recorded English versions of the songs appearing in the album. Some of these would be released years later in a hits compilation.
After Planeta Paulina, Rubio took the longest retirement of her career. She left the music scene and moved to Spain where she did a little bit of everything. Except for her participation in 1998's Reencuentro Tour with Timbiriche, Paulina was absent from the music scene for nearly four years.
Planeta Paulina has been named as an influence for the new album of British singer Jack Lucien.

Paulina (2000-2001)

Rubio's strong comeback to the music scene began in summer of 1999 when she recorded Vive El Verano (Live In The Summertime), the theme song to a summer TV show she was presenting in Spain, which was her first single under her new contract with Universal. In early 2000, the single Lo Haré Por Ti (I'll Do It For You) launched her fifth studio album and according to many critics, her best album so far was the self-titled Paulina. Paulina was nominated three times at the second annual Latin Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year," "Song Of The Year," and "Best Female Pop Vocal Album." She became the winner of multiple awards. It became Rubio's first no. 1 album on Billboard's "Top Latin Albums" chart, as well as the highest selling Latin album of 2001. The album Paulina has sold more than 4.5 million albums worldwide to this date. Other singles released from the album include the ranchera El Ultimo Adios (The Last Goodbye), Y Yo Sigo Aquí (And I am still here), Yo No Soy Esa Mujer (I'm not that woman), Sexi Dance, and Tal Vez, Quizá (Maybe, Perhaps). Such was the success of Paulina that Universal Records decided it was time for Rubio to prepare her first English-language production.

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Paulina posing for Stuff magazine
Border Girl
(2002)

Paulina Rubio's presence in the English-language market came in 2002. The hit single "Don't Say Goodbye" peaked at the 41st position on the U.S. "Billboard Hot 100" Chart and the music video became a regular on MTV's Total Request Live. On June 18, 2002, Border Girl, Rubio's first foray into English-language-Pop, was released. The album peaked at number 1 in Mexico and Spain, and at number 9 in Canada. In the US, the album debuted at #11 on the "Billboard Top 200 Album" Chart and was certified double platinum selling over 2 million copies. Her debut English album gave Paulina the international recognition she had sought for years. As of June 21, 2002, the Houston, TX radio station 104 KRBE declared the 21st of June as "Paulina Day" in Houston. Rubio also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and CD:UK, among others. She also performed at many international festivals, including Wango Tango, Festivalbar, and Festival di Sanremo in Italy. With Border Girl, Rubio appeared in magazines like Rolling Stone, Stuff, and Blender. In Fall 2002, Rubio toured and performed material from Border Girl with fellow Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias.

Pau-Latina (2004-2005)

Paulina Rubio's 2004 comeback album, Pau-Latina, proved to be a success. The album's first single, Te Quise Tanto, became her biggest single to date, reaching the top position on Billboard's "Hot Latin Tracks" for five weeks. Pau-Latina became Rubio's second consecutive album to debut at #1 on Billboard's "Top Latin Albums." Other singles released from the album include the #1 track Dame Otro Tequila (Give Me Another Tequila) and the top ten hits Algo Tienes (Something You've Got) and Mia (Mine). Pau-Latina won several awards during the year and was nominated for a Latin Grammy for "Best Pop Female Vocal Album" in 2004. In 2005, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Latin Pop Vocal Album." She was the only woman nominated in that category.
The success of Pau-Latina opened doors for Paulina, as she hosted The MTV Latin America Awards for the first time. It was the first time a female artist hosted and Paulina proved that she's a force to be reckoned with. Paulina Rubio was also named People En Espanol's 2005 Star of the Year.

Ananda (2006-2007)

Paulina Rubio released her latest Album Ananda on September 19, 2006. It reached the #1 spot in the U.S. and countries all over Latin America. It reached #25 on U.S. Billboard's "Billboard Hot 200" albums chart, and it reached the #1 spot on Billboard's "Top Latin Albums." Ni Una Sola Palabra has reached the #1 spot on radio in many Latin American countries, as well as the U.S. and Spain. It reached #1 on U.S. Billboard's "Hot Latin Tracks."Ananda received 3 "Billboard" awards for "Ananda" 1 of them was for "Album Of The Year".
Ananda was certified a multi-platino award for album sales of 250,000 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Paulina performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Gala in Oslo, Norway, alongside such acts as Rihanna, John Legend, and Lionel Richie, who also lined up to honor 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Muhammad Yunus.
In addition, in 2007 Paulina is chosen by Miguel Bose with the theme Nena, to be the first song to promote the disc Papito commemorating the 30-year career of Spanish singer. In 2008, Paulina participated in the mega event ALAS, developed simultaneously in Mexico and Argentina. Paulina performed in Buenos Aires before 180,000 people, along with Shakira, Calle 13, Mercedes Sosa, Alejandro Sanz and Gustavo Cerati.

Gran City Pop (2009-present)

It was announced that Paulina has finished recording her new album. It is comfirmed by Paulina's Myspace that the album will be called Gran city Pop and is set to be released on June 23. The first single of the new album is called Causa y Efecto, which was confirmed on Paulina's Myspace. This production features compositions by Estefano, Los Rabanes, Jeremias, Aleks Syntek, and Mario Domm from Camila. The Mexican singer has announced on her official Youtube channel (paulinarubioTV) that the first single Causa y Efecto could be heard fully on March 30. A snippet of the music video and the song was also relased. Speaking to a Mexican radio program, the "Golden Girl" said that the new material presented many changes, "but at the same time I remain very loyal to my music, my rancheras, boleros with my, those rhythms with children, those children's songs such simple rhythms." "This new production will have songs by Mario Domm, the leader of Camila, and Estéfano, but "there are some songs of mine with Coti, is a disc to get the child within us," she said. Paulinas big come back will take place in the month of April at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards where she will perform her new single Causa y Efecto on televison for the first time.
  • Some new details about Paulina’s new album have been revealed. In an exclusive interview with Agencia Reforma, Paulina talks about some of the people she has been working on this album, that include: Estefano, Coti, Rafael Vergara, Cachorro López, Chris Rodríguez y Lester Méndez. Gran City Pop is due out world wide, June 23 and it will include 12 tracks, below are some titles Pau revealed in the interview: • Melodía de tu Alma • Enséñame • Más que Amigo • Algo de Ti • A Contraluz • Danza del Escorpión

Voice

Rubio's voice is described as being a Lyric Alto.

Products and endorsements

Paulina Rubio collaborated with MAC to create "Rubia" lipstick with MAC Cosmetics. “I love make-up and I use products of that brand on and off stage because it is good for any occasion,” Rubio said in a press release issued last Monday to announce the release of the product. The name was chosen to “celebrate” the international success of her last album, “Ananda,” according to the cosmetics brand. With a price of 14 dollars, this lipstick has a golden touch and was designed specially by the singer. “I loved that this company proposed me to create the new lipstick and I immediately thought it should be something daring and vibrating that looked sexy in all women,” the artist added. Paulina will also be releasing her own fragrance titled "Oro" in reference to the precious metal with which many call it at the same time of the release of Gran City Pop.Paulina Rubio has partnered with Oracle Beauty Brands to release her first fragrance. "Oro" (Gold), alludes to Rubio's press nickname: La Chica Dorada (the golden girl), and will be available on March 2009 at retail. The fragrance was developed by Rubio with Oracle and Takasago International and will retail for $25 for the 30 ml and $52 for the 100 ml bottle, with distribution planned for the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain and Central and South America. Oracle is a private company headquartered in New York. Rubio will release a new album on Universal Music Latino in the Spring. This fragrance is for women like me who believe in themselves; are strong, fun and unpredictable, yet tender and loving. I put so much creativity and love into this fragrance, I feel as if a drop of me is in each and every bottle to be shared with my fans and all women. The scent is described as "an elegant floral oriental", and features notes of sparkling citrus, espresso bean, peppered florals and vanilla. Paulina Rubio Oro will be available in 30 and 100 ml Eau de Parfume.

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Paulina posing for Blender magazine...

Discography


Tours

  • 2005: "Tour Pau-Latina"
  • 2007: "Amor, Luz Y Sonido"
=== Albums===
  • 1992: La Chica Dorada
  • 1993: 24 Kilates
  • 1995: El Tiempo Es Oro
  • 1996: Planeta Paulina
  • 2000: Paulina
  • 2002: Border Girl
  • 2004: Pau-Latina
  • 2006: Ananda
  • 2009: Gran City Pop
===[edit] Compilations===
  • 2000: Top Hits
  • 2001: I'm So In Love: Grandes Exitos
  • 2007: Paulina Remixes

Number-one singles

The following singles reached number one in the U.S. Hot Latin Songs, U.S. Latin Pop Airplay, Colombia, Mexico, Spain and Latin America. For a full singles discography, see Paulina Rubio singles discography.
Year
Single
Chart positions[5][6][7]
U.S.
U.S. Hot Latin Songs
U.S. Latin Pop Airplay
COL
MEX
SPA
L.A.
1993
"Nieva Nieva"
-
27
-
-
1
-
-
2000
"Lo Haré Por Ti"
-
13
7
-
1
-
-
"El Último Adios"
-
18
13
-
1
-
-
2001
"Y Yo Sigo Aquí"
-
3
2
1
1
1
1
2002
"Don't Say Goodbye"
41
5
5
1
1
1
5
2003
"Baila Casanova"
-
37
22
-
3
1
-
2004
"Te Quise Tanto"
105
1
1
1
2
1
1
"Algo Tienes"
121
4
1
7
9
4
3
"Dame Otro Tequila"
105
1
1
7
8
-
5
2006
"Ni Una Sola Palabra"
98
1
1
1
1
1
1
2007
"Nada Puede Cambiarme"
-
21
6
9
10
1
14
Total Number-one hits
-
3
4
3
6
6
3

Timbiriche discography

  1. "Timbiriche" (1982)
  2. "La Banda Timbiriche" (1982)
  3. "En Concierto" (1983)
  4. "Disco Ruido" (1983)
  5. "Que No Acabe Navidad" (1983)
  6. "Vaselina" (1984)
  7. "Timbiriche Rock Show" (1985)
  8. "Timbiriche VII" (1987)
  9. "Timbiriche VIII - IX" (1988)
  10. "Timbiriche Clásico" (1998)
  11. "Los Clásicos De Timbiriche" (1989)
  12. "Timbiriche 10" (1990)
  13. "El Concierto" (1998)
  • Paulina was part of Timbiriche only in these albums.

References

  1. ^ "Queen Of Latin Pop Paulina Rubio attends the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards". MTV. 2005-08-28. http://www.mtv.com/photos/?fid=1566933&pid=2560820.
  2. ^ "Billboard Album Chart History". Billboard.com. 2008-01-11. http://billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Albums&model.vnuArtistId=29364&model.vnuAlbumId=798139.
  3. ^ "Row Over Pop Star's 'Nude' Flag Pose". Sky News. 2007-10-11. http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1288001,00.html.
  4. ^ http://www.myspace.com/jacklucien]]
  5. ^ "Paulina Rubio: Billboard Singles"
  6. ^ "Top 40 Charts"
  7. ^ "Paulina Rubio's Number Ones"

External links



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