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Like one of the muses that inspired the poets of antiquity, Mexican singer
and actress Thalia [thah-LEE-ah] (Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda) has worked her
magic on millions of fans around the world. From Argentina to Yemen, the
queen of soap operas ruled over the 90's, starring in her country's
highest-rated TV melodramas and bewitched many more with her albums.
In the beginnings of her career as a solo artist, she had written her
own songs. But as her fame rose, Thalia found herself on top of a
wave that took her rapidly to all corners of the globe, barely giving
her time to catch her breath. Between the success of her albums, her
soap operas and her promotional and artistic commitments, Thalia's
life seemed to be spent in hotels, in between suitcases.
since she was a child in Mexico City, Thalia Sodi's dream was to become
the brightest star, and she has managed to do just that, perhaps even
beyond her wildest expectations. Always, though, wise enough to know
that everything in life requires a balance.
At nine years of age, Thalia belonged to a
musical group, Din-Din, that put out four albums, and
participated in artistic festivals. With Din-Din, the future star worked
arduously, traveled her country's capital, and lived with great
intensity the life of an artist – a life that requires great effort,
dedication and patience.
Towards the end of 1984, Thalia landed a part
as a chorus girl in the musical "Grease," performed on stage
in Mexico by the then-famous juvenile group Timbiriche. Such was
Thalia's scenic presence, however, that in no time she graduated from
the chorus to a starring role. Her own star light was undeniable, and
each time she appeared on stage, she made it hers.
Timbiriche's producer, Luis de Llano, was
sufficiently impressed with the girl's talent so as to offer her to join
Timbiriche in 1986. Along with them, she would record the albums "Timbiriche
VII," "VIII" and "IX."
As her career as a singer took off, Thalia
also grew as an actress, starting from the bottom and working her way up
with small roles in the soap-operas "La pobre señorita Limantour"
(1987), "Quinceañera" (1988) and "Luz y Sombra"
(1989). However, it was with "Quinceañera" that Thalia
became, in the minds of her devoted Mexican fans, the eternal innocent
Eager to learn English and to polish her craft
singing, dancing and learning to play guitar, Thalia said goodbye
to Timbiriche in 1989 and moved to Los Angeles for a year. While there,
she soaked up all the trends of the moment – from fashion to art.
Thalia returned to Mexico
reinvigorated, with a new look and fresh ideas. That's what she sought
to transmit in her debut solo album, "Thalia," her
first collaboration with producer Alfredo Diaz Ordaz, with whom she
would record two more successful albums, "Mundo de Cristal"
"Thalia", the album, was a success.
In 1991, invited to work in Spain, she headed there to
co-host a variety show called "VIP de noche," for Channel 5.
The program was a success and Thalia felt comfortable in her new
surroundings. Six months later, however, another challenge took her back
In one bold move, Thalia agreed to star
in a trilogy of soap operas, playing characters called Maria. The first
one, "Maria Mercedes," came out in 1992 and quickly broke all
ratings records. Two years later she did "Marimar," and it
topped TV ratings lists in the United States. Success knocked on her
door for a third time with 1995's "Maria la del barrio."
Thanks to the risky decision to star in the three productions, Thalia's
name became synonymous with Mexico in more than 120 countries, without
any barriers of language, age or geographical regions.
Her international stardom as an actress opened
even more doors for her as a singer, and in that arena, she returned in
1995 with "En
Extasis" (EMI ), produced by Emilio Estefan and Oscar Lopez.
The album went gold and platinum, creating a sensation with the single
"Piel Morena" and its video. Released in more than 20
countries, its tropical rhythms and enchanting ballads made Thalia's
The star was wanted everywhere: in festivals
all around the world, from Viña del Mar in Chile to Miami's Calle 8
Festival; awards, honors and distinctions were showered upon her; and
publications galore sought her.
The ecstasy created by "En
Extasis" led to another hit-making production in 1997,
a la mexicana," and even an album in the Filipino language,
"Nandito Ako," because in the Philippines, Thalia is
considered more than a star. She is a phenomenon. (She has also shown
her dexterity at languages by recording in English, French and
Portuguese.) That same year she
contributed with three songs to the soundtrack of the animated film
The phenomenon known as Thalia is
expanding. However, she will always remain loyal and true to her Mexican
roots and to her Latin people.
Hit songs include --
- Cerca de Ti (Closer to You)
- Entre el Mar y una Estrella
- No Me Enseñaste
- Tu y Yo
- Amar Sin Ser Amada
- Me Pones Sexy (I Want You) [featuring Fat Joe]
- No, No, No
- Piel Morena
- Amor a la Mexicana
- A Quien le Importa?
- The Mexican
- Un Alma Sentenciada
- Gracias a Dios
- Don't Look Back
- Baby, I'm in Love
- Regresa a Mi
- Maria la del Barrio
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.Latin Pop. / LatinPop
.Club/Dance. / ClubDance
.Dance-Pop. / DancePop
.Banda. / xBanda
.Latin Dance. / LatinDance
.Latin Dance-Pop. / LatinDancePop
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Born: ..in Mexico
Born: ..in Mexico City
Born: Aug 26, 1971
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in New York / based nNewYork
Based: ..in New York City / based NewYorkNY