Thalía Thalía
Mexican singer-actor
Thalía Thalía
Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda, known mononymously as Thalía, is a Mexican singer, songwriter, published author, actress and businesswoman. She has sung in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Tagalog. She is considered as the most successful female solo Mexican artist internationally by media conglomerates such as Univision Communications, Grupo Televisa and TV Azteca.
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    On February 26, 2016, she revealed through her social media accounts the album cover for her upcoming studio album, Latina, which was released on April 21, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The album's first single, "Desde Esa Noche" featuring Maluma, peaked at number 16 on the Hot Latin Songs chart and number 4 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart. The second single of the album, 'Vuélveme a Querer' was released on April 29, 2016. Thalía has announced she will embark on a new tour, her third overall, called Latina Love Tour. Thalia was cast in a supporting role in the 1986 telenovela Pobre señorita Limantour with which she began her collaboration with Televisa, the largest mass media company in the Spanish-speaking world. In 1987, she went on to star in her first major role for Televisa in the 1987 teenage drama series Quinceañera, along with Mexican actress Adela Noriega. Quinceañera won the TV y Novelas award for Best Telenovela of the Year 1988. In 1989, she got her first lead role in Luz y Sombra, which was less successful.
  • 2015
    Age 43
    In 2015, she signed a contract with "ePura", a Mexican water company and she also signed an exclusive deal with Macy's in order to launch her apparel, shoes and jewelry collections. Jeffrey Gennette, Macy's president stated that “the Thalia Sodi collection is the biggest private-brand launch in the history of the company by a long shot.” Thalia married music executive Tommy Mottola on December 2, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details The couple has two children, daughter Sabrina Sakaë, born in October 2007, and son Matthew Alejandro, born in June 2011 Thalía has stated in her autobiography and elsewhere that she is religious and believes profoundly in God. She began studying Kabbalah in 2002, using many of its symbols in the artwork of her album El Sexto Sentido. In September 2002, Thalía's sisters, Laura Zapata and Ernestina Sodi, were kidnapped in Mexico City. Zapata was released 18 days after her kidnapping, and her sister Ernestina was released on the 36th day. Thalía has had a series of familial conflicts, especially with her sister Laura Zapata. She has opted to keep her point of view regarding to her familial issues private, despite the attacks she has received from her older sister. In a press interview, Thalía stated that her familial problems with her sister are "just a dark cloud in a shiny sky".
    In January 2015, Thalía released her first fashion collection in United States with Macy's.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    In December 2014, to celebrate Thalía's 25th anniversary as a solo artist, her first three albums were released as a digital download from iTunes and Spotify.
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    Thalía released her 12th studio album on November 17, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Amore Mio was Thalía's second album that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The album debuted at No. 173 on the Billboard 200 with 3,000 copies sold in first week in the US. In Mexico, the album debuted at #1.
    On September 9, 2014, Thalía released the lead single of Amore Mio, "Por Lo Que Reste De Vida".
    More Details Hide Details The song debuted No. 50 in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The video music was released on October 14, 2014.
    On July 22, 2014, the singer Italian "Global superstar" Laura Pausini confirmed that by September that same year she would release a special version of her Greatest Hits album to the hispanophone market, in an edition containing new duet with Thalía in Sino a ti.
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    On March 25, 2014, Thalía released her first children album VIVA KIDS Vol.1 in Mexico. The album have 11 songs and received one nomination to Latin Grammy Awards 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Vamos A Jugar was the first single of the album and was released on March 18, 2014. VIVA KIDS Vol.1 was released in US, on June 5, 2014.
  • 2013
    Age 41
    On December 5, 2013, she received her own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a recognition of her success.
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    This album was recorded on April 27, 2013 during her concert in Mexico City.
    More Details Hide Details In United States and Latin America, the album was released on December 1, 2013. It was certified gold in Mexico on its second week on the market for sales exceeding 30,000 copies.
    In October 2013, Thalía released in the United States and Latin America her fourth book Chupie (The Binky That Returned Home) and in November 12, Thalía released in Mexico her second live album VIVA!
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    On March 24, 2013 Thalía launched her VIVA!
    More Details Hide Details Tour in support of Habítame Siempre. The VIVA! Tour marks Thalía's first tour in a decade and consists of a series of intimate concerts in the United States and Mexico. Thalía stated in an interview that she also plans to expand the tour to Latin America, Europe and Asia if it meets positive commercial reception.
  • 2012
    Age 40
    Thalía had a collaboration with American music veteran Tony Bennett for his "Viva:Duets" album, which was released on October 22, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Together they performed live the classic song "The way you look tonight" in Today's show and the Katie Couric's show.
    During the past months, she had announced that she was recording her eleventh studio album, Habítame siempre. On September 21, 2012, Thalía gave a private concert in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom as a preview of the upcoming album.
    More Details Hide Details The album's lead single, "Manías", was released on October 8, 2012. Habítame siempre was released on November 19, 2012 in the United States and Latin America under the label of Sony Music Latin, while in Europe it is set to be released in 2013 by BMG Music. The album contains collaborations with Robbie Williams, Michael Bublé, Prince Royce and Gilberto Santa Rosa, among others and immensely after its release, it received mostly positive reviews. "Habitame Siempre" was certified triple platinum plus gold in Mexico for sales of more than 210,000 copies, gold in the United States for shipments exceeding 50,000 copies and platinum in Venezuela for over 10,000 copies shipped. In the meantime the second single of the album, "Te Perdiste Mi Amor", was certified platinum in Mexico for digital sales of over 60,000 copies.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 38
    In October 2010, Michael Bublé invited her to record a song with him in his holiday album Christmas.
    More Details Hide Details Together they recorded the bilingual song "Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad" and their collaboration received very positive reviews.
    In September 2010, Thalía released a special anniversary edition of the album under the title Primera fila...
    More Details Hide Details Un año después, which included 8 songs from the original album, as well as 2 never-released before songs, 2 remixes and a DVD with a documentary of the recording process of the album.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    On July 30, 2009, Thalía recorded her acoustic album, Primera fila, her first album after she signed with Sony Music Entertainment.
    More Details Hide Details In October, Thalía performed at the White House, along with other Latin singers, in an event organized by President Barack Obama that celebrated Hispanic heritage. Thalía's performance was iconic and historic, as she was the first celebrity to publicly invite a United States President to dance. In October of the same year, she released the first single from Primera fila, a song named Equivocada. In December Thalía released her album, which contained duets with Joan Sebastian and Pedro Capó and various other songs, that became huge radio hits in the following months. The production received critical accept and very positive reviews, while Jason Birchmeier stated that "Primera Fila" was one of the best albums Thalía has released in her whole career, and definitely the one with the most surprises. As for Thalía, she considered Primera Fila as "the most personal album" in her career.
  • 2008
    Age 36
    Furthermore, her tenth studio album Lunada, was released on June 24, 2008 and debuted at number eight in Mexico and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Top Latin Albums (U.S).
    More Details Hide Details It was the last Thalía's studio album released by EMI. Thalía later appeared on El Show De Cristina, aired in late July by Univision's Spanish network to promote the album. According to Univision network, her appearance on the show received huge ratings, reaching No. 1 in both the Chicago and Miami markets. The show was said to have been viewed by over 87 million people in the US alone. "Será porque te amo", the second single, received no promotion and became another failed single. It is a Spanish language cover version of the Italian hit "Sarà perché ti amo", originally performed by the group Ricchi e Poveri. On October 23, it was announced that Thalía was suffering from Lyme disease, which is transmitted by ticks. Fortunately, it was discovered quickly, and the singer, as well as her mother, Yolanda Miranda, were able to receive antibiotics in time. On November 18, Thalía announced the end of her collaboration with EMI Music.
    In May 2008, Thalía's single "Ten Paciencia", was premiered on the internet.
    More Details Hide Details Although, the single received a lukewarm response and did not perform well in the U.S. charts and Top 20 hits in Mexico, it was #1 in several countries of Latin America.
    Afterwards, she was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in People en Español 2008 for a record-breaking seventh time where they called her their "Queen".
    More Details Hide Details She was once again featured in the 2010 edition for an eighth time.
  • 2007
    Age 35
    In March 2007, Thalía also joined ABC Radio to start The Conexión Thalía Radio Show, where she talks about music, fashion, news and political issues.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In 2006, Thalía became a U.S. citizen at a swearing-in ceremony in New York, where she resides with her husband.
    More Details Hide Details Under Mexican law she is allowed to retain her Mexican citizenship.
  • 2005
    Age 33
    Her ninth studio album, El Sexto Sentido, was released on July 19, 2005 and recorded mostly in Spanish, but with a few of the songs sung in English as well.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported to be the most expensive music album produced in Latin America in 2005. It had mild success, although the sound and the overall result make it one of her most integrated projects. "Amar sin ser amada" was the first single of the album and is considered as an infectious rock-edged tango-based song. "Un alma sentenciada", the second single of the album, is a feverish and, at points, hyperdramatic ballad. The explosive "Seducción" ("Seduction") and "Olvidame" were also releases as singles, gaining considerable success. The album was also certified gold in Argentina, Greece and Mexico and double platinum in the United States. In 2006, the album received a reloaded version, El Sexto Sentido: Re+Loaded. Thalía was the 'godmother' of Cantando Por Un Sueño, a Mexican TV reality show. It was rumored she got paid 1 million dollars to perform. Thalía recorded the title song of the show, and it was included in the album. It was released in Mexico on February 13, 2006 (U.S. June 6, Spain May 29) and features four new songs, including a duet with the group Aventura, "No, No, No" which become a massive hit. "El Sexto Sentido" was nominated for one Latin Grammy as "Best Female Pop Vocal Album", it was also nominated in one Latin Billboard category – "Pop Female Album" and in eight Premios Juventud categories.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    On February 10, 2004, Thalía released her first official Greatest Hits album, and "Cerca de ti" and "Acción y Reacción" were the singles from this album.
    More Details Hide Details In April and May, she toured USA and Mexico with her "High Voltage Tour".
  • 2003
    Age 31
    On July 8, 2003, Thalía released her eighth studio album and the first one in English, the self-titled Thalía, featuring the rapper Fat Joe in "I Want You/Me Pones Sexy". "Baby, I'm in Love/Alguien Real", "Don't Look Back" and "Cerca De Ti" were singles too.
    More Details Hide Details The album landed at No. 11 in The Billboard 200. The song "I Want You" entered the American Top 40 with Casey Kasem and even reached the top 10 during that year. The song also entered the American Billboard Top 100 Singles Charts that year. She won an International Dance Music Award for her club-hit "Dance Dance (The Mexican)".
    On February 25, 2003, she released her first remix album, Thalía's Hits Remixed.
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  • 2002
    Age 30
    Her seventh studio album, self-titled Thalía, was released on May 21, 2002.
    More Details Hide Details It was largely written and produced by Estéfano. Buoyed by a pair of chart-topping singles ("Tú y Yo" and "No me enseñaste") and a top-ten hit ("¿A quién le importa? ") (cover of Alaska y Dinarama), this album hit number one for 6 consecutive weeks on the Top Latin Albums chart, reaching number eleven on the Billboard 200 chart and 2x Multi-Platinum status with sales in the U.S. of 200,000 copies. It was nominated in one Latin Grammy category – "Female Pop Vocal Album", and in four Latin Billboard categories – "Pop Track Female" and "Tropical Track Female" for "No Me Enseñaste", "Your World Award", and "Female Pop Album", for Thalía, winning the last two awards. "No Me Enseñaste" reached at No. 1 in Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    Furthermore, it includes the previously unreleased medley that Thalía had recorded especially for her 2001 Latin Grammy Awards performance, but was later cancelled, due to the September 11 attacks.
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    On August 28, 2001, expressing her love for her country of birth, Mexico, she released her album Con Banda: Grandes Éxitos: a "greatest hits" album, but recorded with the typical Mexican "banda" sound. "Amor a la Mexicana" banda version was released as a single. The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy for "Best Banda Album" at the 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2002.
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    On May 4, 2001, the President of the United States, George W. Bush, invited her to a party celebrating Cinco de mayo organized at the White House, where she interpreted a medley of popular Mexican songs with a Mexican mariachi band.
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    In 2001 she was nominated for her record Arrasando and won a Lo Nuestro award in the category of People's Prize, and was the first artist to whom an innovative award from Billboard Awards for Latin Music was given, the "Star Award".
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  • 2000
    Age 28
    Emilio Estefan also produced Thalía's sixth studio album, Arrasando, released on April 25, 2000, which was successful.
    More Details Hide Details It spawned the singles "Entre el mar y una estrella", "Regresa a mí", "Arrasando" and "Reencarnación". Thalía was nominated in the Latin Grammy category as the "Best Female Pop Artist of the Year". The album received one Latin Grammy nomination and it won in its category as the "Best Sound Engineered Album of the year". The singles of this album were huge hits.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, after Mambo Café, Thalía returned in television with telenovela Rosalinda. "Rosalinda" was considered to be Televisa's most expensive production ever by that time, as well as the most exported in foreign countries, as it was sold in over 180 countries.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview of that period Thalía had commented: "The telenovelas are the ones that opened the doors of the world for me, because the audience of telenovelas is much more passionate than the audience of cinema. What's more, television is free".
  • 1997
    Age 25
    In July 1997, Thalía's fifth studio album was released, under the title Amor a la mexicana, produced again by Emilio Estefan, and including songs that became classic over the years like "Mujer Latina", "De dónde soy", "Por amor", "Noches sin luna" and "Amor a la mexicana".
    More Details Hide Details The album became a pure commercial success, while the first single of the album ("Amor a la mexicana") became a number one hit in 14 countries. With Amor a la mexicana, Thalía was able to bring her music and establish her projects in difficult markets like those of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Turkey, Poland, Portugal, Italy and all the Spanish-speaking countries. After the success of Amor a la mexicana, Thalía recorded the Spanish and Portuguese versions of the song "Journey to the Past", produced by Atlantic Records, as a part of the soundtrack of the Fox Animation Studios movie Anastasia (1997). In the following year, she starred for the first time in a movie in English, named "Mambo Café", written and directed by Reuben González. Mambo Café premiered in January 2000 in Mexico, Greece and Russia, distributed by Kushner Locke Entertainment.
    In January 1997, she released her first compilation album entitled Nandito Ako, which contains four songs recorded in Filipino, five English versions from various tracks from the album En éxtasis and a Spanish remix of the song Amándote.
    More Details Hide Details The only single that was released from this album was Nandito Ako. The album became a commercial success in the Philippines as a result of Thalía's growing popularity, reaching platinum status set by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry. En éxtasis was her first album that was released worldwide, reaching gold, platinum or multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries.
  • 1996
    Age 24
    The broadcast of the telenovelas María Mercedes, Marimar and María la del barrio had already converted Thalía to a global television phenomenon by the end of 1996.
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    Amandote became a number 1 hit in various radio stations in the Philippines in 1996, along with her phenomenal superstardom accompanied by her historic Manila tour.
    More Details Hide Details It was described by Philippine media as tantamount to that of Pope John Paul II's 1995 Manila visit.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    In 1994, during the successful transmission of Marimar, Thalía signed a contract with the record label EMI in order to prepare her fourth studio album that was entitled En éxtasis.
    More Details Hide Details The album was released in October 1995. En éxtasis was produced with the aid of celebrated producers such as Emilio Estefan, Jr. (husband of the famous Cuban singer Gloria Estefan) and Óscar López. The album spawned a total of seven singles including "Piel morena", "Amándote", "María la del barrio", "Quiero hacerte el amor", "Gracias a Dios, "Me Faltas Tú" and "Lágrimas". Piel morena became a huge international hit apart from being voted as the best Spanish song ever in the United States from a poll released by mass media company Univision. It must also be added that Thalía was more oriented to the latin pop music genre in that album, even though it was influenced by various music genres.
  • 1992
    Age 20
    In October 1992, she released her third studio album and her last under the same label, entitled Love, which was recorded in Spain and it was produced by Luis Carlos Esteban.
    More Details Hide Details The album spread six singles, that had huge radio impact: "Sangre", "Love", "No Trates de Engañarme", "Flor de Juventud", "María Mercedes" (official theme of the TV series), and "La Vida en Rosa" (La vie en rose), the last one being a Spanish-French cover of the classic French song originally performed by Edith Piaf. Thalía wrote the song "Sangre" inspired in Díaz Ordaz, with whom she had broken up her sentimental relation. The album was praised by the critics, as it was an artistic evolution for Thalía, who experimented for the first time in different music genres, especially electronic music. The album reached number 15 on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums in 1993. In Mexico, it sold over 200,000 copies in the first month upon its release and very soon it reached the platinum and gold certification, while it was a commercial success all over Latin America.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    In September 1991, Thalía released her second studio album, Mundo de cristal, which marks Thalía's last project in collaboration with Alfredo Díaz Ordaz.
    More Details Hide Details Four songs became radio singles from the album, and all of them had big radio impact in Mexico. Due to the success of the singles, the album was certified as double gold in Thalía's native country, Mexico. In the same year, Thalía was co-presenter of the late Spanish show VIP Noche, along with Spanish presenter Emilio Aragón, produced by Telecinco.
  • 1990
    Age 18
    In 1990, Thalía returned to Mexico and released her first studio album as a solo artist, self-titled Thalía, which was produced by Alfredo Díaz Ordaz, and published by Fonovisa, Televisa's record label.
    More Details Hide Details From that album, she released a total of four singles that became huge radio hits: "Amarillo Azul", "Pienso en Ti", "Un Pacto Entre Los Dos" and "Saliva". The last two tracks were co-written by her and Díaz Ordaz and they were considered as provocative at the time ("Un Pacto Entre Los Dos" was even labeled as a song with occult Satan-worship lyrics by various far-right parties).
  • 1989
    Age 17
    In 1989, Thalía departed from Timbiriche.
    More Details Hide Details In that year, she also starred in another TV series, Luz y sombra ("Light and shadow"), which was her first protagonist role. Some time later she visited Los Angeles in order to take English courses in the University of California. She also attended music, singing, acting and dancing classes before beginning her career as a solo artist.
  • 1988
    Age 16
    The TV series was awarded as the "Best telenovela" by "Premios TVyNovelas" in 1988 and Thalía was awarded as "the best new actress of 1988".
    More Details Hide Details With Timbiriche, Thalía recorded four studio albums: Timbiriche VII (1987), the double album Timbiriche VIII y IX (1988) and Los clásicos de Timbiriche (1989). The last one is a compilation of the band's greatest hits, recorded originally in 1987, with new symphonic arrangements as it included the participation of Mexico's philharmonic orchestra.
  • 1986
    Age 14
    In 1986, after the departure of Sasha Sökol from Timbiriche, Thalía became a member of the band.
    More Details Hide Details By that time, Timbiriche had already recorded five albums. In the following year, Thalía was offered to participate in the telenovela Pobre señorita Limantour; this production was actually Thalía's debut as a TV actress. However, she appeared in only one episode. In the same year, she recorded with Timbiriche the principal theme of the juvenile telenovela Quinceañera ("Fifteen-year-old"), in which Thalía was the co-protagonist with the role of Beatriz.
  • 1984
    Age 12
    In 1984, she placed second there with her interpretation of "Moderna niña del rock" ("Modern rock girl"); this brought her the opportunity to participate in the chorus of the popular musical Vaselina, a child version of the successful musical Grease, in which the band Timbiriche was acting and singing.
    More Details Hide Details The line-up of the band consisted of Sasha Sökol, Benny Ibarra, Erik Rubín, Diego Schoening, Mariana Garza and Paulina Rubio. Timbiriche was highly promoted at the time by Televisa, one of the most massive media enterprises globally and the most important in the Spanish-speaking world. Some time later, Thalía obtained the protagonist role of Sandy Dee in the musical, and she performed in 500 theater presentations of Vaselina along with Timbiriche.
    After Din-Din broke up in 1984, Thalía participated as a solo artist in two annual music festivals of Juguemos a cantar.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 9
    In 1981, when Thalía was nine years old, she was incorporated as a vocalist in a children's group named Pac Man, which was formed in order to participate in a popular music festival known as Juguemos a cantar ("Let's play while singing"), a TV program by Televisa.
    More Details Hide Details Later, Pac Man changed their band name to "Din-Din". Thalía performed various times along with Din-Din in occasional events and parties, touring all over Mexico. The band recorded a total of 4 studio albums between 1982 and 1983 (En acción, Recordando el Rock and Roll, Somos alguien muy especial and Pitubailando), and later it was disbanded.
  • 1977
    Age 5
    Her father suffered from diabetes and died in 1977 when Thalía was six years old.
    More Details Hide Details Years later, Thalia admitted publicly that her father's death had traumatized her drastically, since she had lost her voice for a whole year. This led to her being diagnosed with childhood disintegrative disorder (CDH), which belongs to a series of developmental disorders related to autism spectrum. She has said that she had psychological therapy for a few years. She has reportedly mentioned that she was a victim of bullying as a child because of the loss of her father.
  • 1976
    Age 4
    Thalía attended Liceo Franco Mexicano elementary school, where she learned to speak French fluently at a very young age. In 1976, a year before her father's death, she had a guest appearance in the Mexican film La guerra de los pasteles ("War of Cakes"), although her name doesn't appear in the film credits.
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  • 1971
    Born
    Thalía was born on 26 August 1971, in Mexico City, Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details She is the youngest of five daughters of Yolanda Miranda Mange, a painter who was Thalia's manager from 1980 to 1999; and Ernesto Sodi Pallares, a scientist, doctor of pathology, criminologist, and writer. Her four sisters are Laura Zapata (daughter of Guillermo Zapata Pérez de Utrera), Federica, Gabriela, and Ernestina Sodi. When she turned one year old, Thalía appeared in her first TV commercial in Mexico. At the age of four, she began taking ballet and piano classes at the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico.
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