Paulina Rubio
Paulina Rubio

Paulina Susana Rubio Dosamantes (Spanish pronunciation: [pawˈlina ˈruβjo]; born 17 June 1971)[3] is a Mexican singer. She first achieved recognition as a member of the profitable pop group Timbiriche from 1982 via 1991. After leaving Timbiriche, she launched into a solo profession. Known as the “Queen of Latin Pop”,[4][5][6] Rubio has bought over 15 million information,[7] making her one of many best-selling Latin music artists of all-time.

Rubio’s first two studio albums, La Chica Dorada (1992) and 24 Kilates (1993), have been industrial successes[8] and made her then EMI Latin’s best-selling Mexican feminine artist.[9] Within the mid-Nineties, she adopted a extra mature and digital type for her subsequent two albums, El Tiempo Es Oro (1995) and Planeta Paulina (1996), and made her characteristic movie debut with a starring function in Bésame en la Boca (1995). Following a sequence of live shows with Timbiriche and ending her contract with EMI Latin, Rubio’s profession was interrupted earlier than the discharge of her fifth album and first with Common Music Group, the homonym Paulina (2000), which is critically known as her finest album. Paulina was a global success and made her the best-selling Latin music artist of the Billboard 12 months-Finish (2001-2002).[10] She returned to the highest of the charts once more together with her sixth and seventh albums, the crossover Border Woman (2002) and Pau-Latina (2004), respectively. Rubio garnered crucial reward, together with nominations for the Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award. Her subsequent albums, Ananda (2006) and Gran Metropolis Pop (2009), have been additionally critically and commercially profitable. She {followed} it with Brava! (2011), which delved into American dance-pop.

Early of 2010’s years, Rubio stood out for taking part as a coach in an important expertise reveals in America and Spain. In 2012, she served as a coach on the second season of La Voz… Mexico. In 2013; Rubio turned a coach on La Voz Children, and in addition turned a choose on the American model of The X Issue. In 2019, throughout the promotion of her eleventh studio album, Deseo (2018), she returned on La Voz… España and La Voz Senior.

Rubio has scored three primary albums on the Billboard High Latin Albums. 5 of Rubio’s singles have reached primary on the US Billboard Sizzling Latin Songs: “Te Quise Tanto”, “Dame Otro Tequila”, “Ni Una Sola Palabra”, “Causa Y Efecto”, and “Me Gustas Tanto”, making her the fifth finest performing feminine artist on the chart. Different singles, “Mío”, “Y Yo Sigo Aquí” and “Do not Say Goodbye”, topped the charts in most Hispanic nations. Rubio has earned quite a few awards and accolades, together with seven Billboard Latin Music Award; 5 Lo Nuestro Awards; three MTV Latinoamerica Awards; and two Telehit Awards, together with the Trajectory Award; and a particular accolade as “Mexican artist with the best worldwide projection”.

Rubio is considered a pop icon and is credited Latin pop era-defining throughout the 2000s.[11] As some of the influential feminine Mexican artists,[12] she was included twice in 2012 and 2013 among the many “50 Most Highly effective Girls in Mexico” by Forbes Mexico.[13] Moreover she was included of their “Movie star 100: Twitter’s most-followed superstars” checklist in 2015.[14] In 2008, Univision ranked her among the many strongest Latin celebrities in america and as one of many Biggest Latin Artists of All Time by Billboard in 2020.
[15][16] In response to a 2021 rating by YouGov, Rubio is the twenty sixth hottest Latin music artist and the seventeenth most well-known.[17]

Life and profession

1971–1981: Formative years and profession beginnings

Paulina Rubio was born in Mexico Metropolis.

Paulina Susana Rubio Dosamantes was born on 17 June 1971 in Mexico Metropolis.[18] Her father, Enrique Rubio González (1943-2011), was a Spanish-born lawyer; Her mom is Susana Dosamantes, a consecrated Mexican actress.[19] Dosamantes had lived in Guadalajara, Jalisco till adolescence when she determined to turn into a movie actress and, simply earlier than Rubio’s start, she turned some of the common intercourse symbols of the Nineteen Seventies in Mexico.[20] Rubio’s youthful brother, Enrique Rubio Jr., is a vital lawyer and socialite, whereas her half sister Ana Paola Rubio holding out of the highlight. Her musical legacy comes from his grandmother and great-grandmother, who have been a mezzo-soprano singer and pianist, respectively.[21] Her great-grandparents have been initially from Spain and Portugal, and from a really younger age she used to spend two or three months a 12 months in Europe, visiting kinfolk. The remainder of the 12 months she resided between Mexico and Los Angeles.[22] As a bit of lady “grew up in the course of a creative world surrounded by cameras, lights and units.”[23]

As Rubio has acknowledged of herself: “I have been well-known since I used to be born”,[23] because of the commotion that her start brought about, as she was the daughter of some of the consecrated actresses in Mexico. In response to her mom, Rubio grew up amongst arts media and the filming areas, whereas she labored. First Rubio’s look in a movie was the early Nineteen Eighties, when accompanied by youthful brother, she acquired a minor function in movie El Día del Compadre. Additionally was taking singing, appearing, jazz, portray, and dance classes whereas enrolled at what’s now the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA) in Mexico in 1980.[24] After two years there, Rubio’s dad and mom have been contacted by producers Julisa and Guillermo del Bosque to they approval of Rubio’s becoming a member of on a musical band shaped by youngsters from the CEA. They have been puzzled by Julissa and Guillermo del Bosque’s request. Later, Rubio informed them “I did the casting with out notifying you”. Regardless of Susana and Enrique’s dissatisfaction, they reached an settlement with their daughter to be a part of the kids’s musical band, with the situation she acquired “a grade of 9 within the faculty.”[25]

1982–1990: Timbiriche

Rubio started her singing profession as a 9-year-old, when then youngsters’s band Timbiriche made its official debut on 30 April 1982 on the Mexican tv present Siempre en Domingo, that includes Spanish singer Miguel Bosé as its “inventive godfather”.[26] The primary tune they carried out was “Don Diablo” with Bosé.[27] The band’s title refers back to the a paper-and-pencil sport of mathematical construction (recognized in america as Dots and Bins), and the concept of naming the musical group was a response to the Spanish youngsters’s musical group Parchís, whose title can also be impressed by a desk sport. Timbiriche was initially made up of Mariana Garza, Alix Bauer, Diego Schoening and Rubio, and so they have been finally joined by Benny Ibarra and Sasha Sokol. Mexican actress and producer Martha Zavaleta was in cost to recruiting the group of youngsters, who have been a part of the kids’s space of the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA). The six youngsters have been shaped by the main Latin American mass media company Televisa with Televisa’s producers Victor Hugo O’Farril, Luis de Llano Macedo and María Eugenia “La Gorda” Galindo as a part of Timbiriche’s workforce inventive.

Timbiriche’s first homonym albums (Timbiriche and La Banda Timbiriche) launched via Fonovisa Data in 1982 was successful in Mexico. They have been often called a youngsters’s band and songs like “Somos Amigos”, “Hoy Tengo Que Decirte Papá”, “Mamá” and “México” was profitable on the radio. In 1983 Timbiriche went on their first worldwide tour and launched the primary reside album En Concierto.[28] One of many chosen songs was a canopy model of the tune “Mickey” by Tony Basil.[29] The monitor was chosen as a result of it was some of the common within the tour’s performances. En Concierto was gold-certified and marked the debut of the Timbiriche’s seventh member Erik Rubin. The third studio album, Disco Ruido, launched in December 1983, continued with the identical idea line of youngsters’s songs, however rock-style influences.

In 1984, Timbiriche participated within the musical Vaselina, a Spanish-language adaptation of the American musical Grease; The band document a studio album impressed from the musical, and is thought to be the final “youngster kind” document of the group.[30] It was the primary act of Rubio on an expert musical theatre, she carried out the rol of Licha, and sang solo a Spanish model of “Freddy, My Love”. The band members turned youngsters idols in Mexico, however for Rubio it implied strain to look a lot older than he actually was. Rubio has acknowledged that at 13 years of age “I needed to develop up and look tall, and have large eyelashes” as a result of not like her groupmates she seemed a lot thinner and shorter. She confessed to having suffered bullying in Timbiriche and felt like “the ugly duckling” of the band.[31]

Timbiriche Rock Present, launched on 1 July 1985, marked the “teenage transition” of the band, with lyrics extra geared toward youngsters and sounds extra pop-rock mainstream. The album incorporates Spanish-language covers of notable pop hits throughout the Nineteen Eighties. It was licensed gold[32] and spawned a number of hit singles, together with “Soy un Desastre”, “Corro, Vuelo, Me Acelero”, “Teléfono” and “Me Plantó”, which established the group as a viable act within the music trade. Rubio completely modified her picture throughout that point, leaving her harmless and infantile type to a extra “rocker” type, and sporting voluminous and huge hair-dos.[33] When the promotion of Timbiriche Rock Present ended in the summertime of 1986, two founding members of Timbiriche left and two new ones entered, which marked a change within the line-up. It was mirrored within the album Timbiriche VII, launched on 29 June 1987. The pop-rock type document was an enormous success in Latin America, promoting 1 million copies and turning into one of many best-selling Mexican albums of all time.[34] The document options a few of the group’s most generally recognized songs reminiscent of “Mírame (Cuestión de Tiempo)” and “Con Todos Menos Conmigo”.

When the double-album Timbiriche VIII & IX was launched in Could 1988, Rubio turn into as some of the infamous members and her voice exced[check spelling] in songs reminiscent of “Rompecabezas”, “Soy Como Soy”, “Me Estoy Volviendo Loca” and “Acelerar”, which was primary in Mexico charts.[35] The album bought 500,000 copies,[36] and the number-one hit, “Tú Y Yo Somos Uno Mismo”, seems within the quantity two place on the checklist of the “100 Biggest Songs of the 80’s in Spanish”, depend realized by VH1.[37] In summer time 1988, whereas Timbiriche promotion the albums, Rubio landed a serious function within the Televisa telenovela, Pasión y Poder, marks her debut on a TV manufacturing. Timbiriche X, the ultimate album of Rubio recorded as a member of Timbiriche was launched in early 1990 and although she was already the chief of the group, she left the group to give attention to a solo profession.

1991–1994: Solo profession, La Chica Dorada and 24 Kilates

Throughout an interview to Mexican TV present Galardon a los Grandes in summer time 1991, Rubio stated would travelg to Spain to document her first solo album. She anticipated wish to present “recent music for a really broad market.”, and in addition introduced she would movie her second telenovela on the finish of that 12 months.[38] Throughout that point, Rubio started a relationship together with her ex-fellow from Timbiriche, Erik Rubin. The romance acquired intense consideration from the media, since Rubin had just lately damaged up with Mexican singer Alejandra Guzman, who stated in several media “he broke-up with me for she [Rubio].”[39] Guzman launched the tune “Hey Güera”, and the media speculated that the tune was about Rubio. Ultimately, she confirmed it.[40]

The Televisa’s telenovela Baila Conmigo was aired on 30 March 1992. It primarily based within the late 50s and early 60s on the time of “Rock and Roll period”. She performed the function of Andrea de la Reguera, a wealthy and capricious lady who was used to having every thing at her disposal. Her main function as an antagonist turned out to be very convincing to the press and viewers, incomes constructive evaluations for her efficiency.[41] The telenovela producer was Luis de Llano, who recruited a solid of youth stars who have been simply starting their solo profession in music and appearing.[42] The success of Baila Conmigo gave the protagonists the opportunity of recording a particular album and acquired 9 nominations for the 1993 TVyNovelas Awards, together with “Actress Revelation” for Rubio.[43] Additionally a soundtrack was launched below the Fonovisa Data label of ten songs in some Latin American nations. Rubio together with the solid of the telenovela appeared in several tv reveals to advertise the album.

Rubio embarked recording studio periods in Spain in fall 1991 to early 1992 with the Spanish producer Miguel Blasco and the songwriters José Ramón Flórez and Cesar Valle; The final two started writing songs collectively. After her returned to Mexico, Rubio promoted the idea of her debut album via advertising within the media and magazines. In June 1992, Rubio signed to a recording contract with Capitol Latin, and her first single was launched on 30 August 1992. “Mío” spent a number of weeks at primary on the Mexican singles charts and have become one of many nation’s finest promoting single within the Nineties and was licensed gold.[44] In United States, the tune reached quantity three on the Billboard’s Sizzling Latin Tracks chart. Its success resulted in Rubio turning into Timbiriche’s first solo singer to enter Billboard charts with nice success and repeated the components on the launch of her debut album La Chica Dorada, who launched in October 1992, and peak at quantity three on the Billboard High Latin Albums chart on the week of 26 June 1993.[45] Rubio made her first tv look acting on the legendary TV present Siempre en Domingo with Raúl Velasco to publicize his new stage within the music trade. The well-known tv host commented “it was an ideal privilege to have offered Paulina as a solo singer”.

Within the midst of the success, “Mío” was the topic of controversy due the media speculated that the tune was a response to “Hey Güera” by Alejandra Guzman. A number of media rated the tune as half a love triangle.[46][47] As effectively, at the start her solo profession, a number of media critics Rubio’s picture type, evaluating like a “Madonna wannabe”,[48][49] however with the polarized critics, Rubio was praised as the brand new youth pop icon in Mexico.[50] La Chica Dorada yielded three top-ten singles on the Billboard Sizzling Latin Songs, “Mío”, “Abriendo Las Puertas Al Amor” and “Amor De Mujer”. The album was licensed triple gold in Mexico and finally bought 450,000 copies in there.[51] In March 1993, Rubio acquired two nominations on the Lo Nuestro Awards for the classes Feminine Pop Artist and New Pop Artist of the 12 months.[52] The album promotion culminated with the fourth single “Sabor A Miel” and a promotional tour all through Mexico and Latin America.

Fall 1993, Paulina Rubio’s recognition continued to rise with the discharge of her second studio album, 24 Kilates. The pop-rock-oriented album bought 150,000 copies solely earlier than of its launch.[9] It was licensed platinum,[53] however didn’t seem on the Billboard charts. The album’s first single, “Nieva, Nieva”, topped Mexico prime airplay chart and reached quantity twenty-seven on the Billboard Sizzling Latin Tracks. Starting in January 1994, Rubio launched into a live performance tour in Latin America. She shaped a part of the invited judging panel of Viña del Mar Worldwide Music Pageant and made a brief efficiency, for which she acquired the Naranja Award.[54] At the moment, she launched two extra hits, “Él Me Engañó” and “Asunto De Dos”, making all three singles from the album peak inside the highest twenty on Mexico prime airplay chart. “Vuelve Junto A Mí”, the by demand-single, was launched solely within the U.S. and peaked inside the highest twenty on the Billboard Sizzling Latin Tracks.

1995–1997: El Tiempo Es Oro, appearing and Planeta Paulina

In March 1995, Rubio launched her third studio album, El Tiempo Es Oro, and was described as “rhythmic and danceable”, however “in the identical idea line [of Golden Girl]” than her earlier albums.[55] The album managed to promote 300,00 copies worldwide.[56] The lead single, “Te Daría Mi Vida”, bought 140,000 copies between Mexico and United States,[57] subsequent singles “Nada De Ti” and “Hoy Te Dejé De Amar” each reached the highest ten airplay in Mexico. The album was her first document launched in Spain and Brazil, and Rubio did a carried out as a particular visitor within the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. She appeared in several magazines in Spain to turn into often called a singer, however the media extremely publicized her relationship with the Spanish architect and socialite Ricardo Bofill, son of the Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura’s founder.[58] The romance acquired intense consideration from the European media,[59] since Bofill had just lately damaged up with journalist Chabeli Iglesias (daughter of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias) who was nonetheless marrie with him on the time.[60]

Rubio returned to her appearing profession, and landed her first starring function within the movie Bésame en la Boca, launched in June 1995. Rubio performed Claudia Romero, a wealthy younger lady who dies in an accident whereas using her motorbike, and is later returned to Earth, however in different physique, to make amends for her errors. Though her appearing acquired critics blended, the movie was a field workplace success and staying on the Mexican foremost billboard for six weeks.[61] As effectively, she starred as one of many foremost characters on Pobre Niña Rica, her third telenovela, and recorded two variations of the opening tune. In August 1995, Rubio guest-starred on the El Corazón de Emeteveo MTV Latino’s present.[62]

In 1996, Rubio modified her standard music type to avant-garde sounds. She co-produced her fourth studio album Planeta Paulina with Marco Flores. The music critics praised it “a sensational album, stuffed with emotions and enthusiasm” impressed in dance-pop, euro-pop, disco, home, digital and techno kinds. Rubio assumed extra inventive management by writing and co-producing a lot of the materials. The album did not matched the industrial success of its predecessors, regardless of it produced 4 singles: “Siempre Tuya Desde La Raíz”, “Solo Por Ti”, “Miedo” and “Enamorada”. She additionally recorded English variations of a number of songs which didn’t seem on the album, however have been included within the remixes or maxi-singles variations of the songs, reminiscent of “Open Up Your Hear”, “Solely For You” and “I am So In Love”. EMI Music declined to launch Rubio’s first English crossover album, which was imagined to be the English model of the Planeta Paulina album because of weak gross sales of the Spanish model. Subsequently, she acquired right into a authorized battle in opposition to the document label for not fulfilling what they’d already deliberate.

Regardless of the modest success of Planeta Paulina, songs like “Una Historia Más”—a tune about HIV/AIDS—and “Enamorada” was launched Rubio to the homosexual neighborhood.[63] Particularly due of the music video for “Enamorada”, which confirmed a gay couple and the rainbow flag overtly on tv. A theme that was nonetheless thought-about a taboo at the moment.[64] The album’s promotion unfold all through Latin America till 1997.

1998–1999: Timbiriche reunion and Vive el Verano

In 1998, Rubio printed a calendar, the funds of which went to the Teleton Basis.[65] The images was shot by Mexican photographer José Quintero at areas in Rome, New York, Florence and Mexico. She was answerable for the manufacturing, course and idea of the calendar.[66] Throughout the presentation of the calendar, Rubio stated in an interview: “I’ve to outline many issues in my skilled life, and I’m conscious of it.”[67] Regardless of the authorized battle with EMI Music, she continued to work on new music. For the preliminary recording session for fifth studio album Rubio labored first with Mexican composer and singer Armando Manzanero, and Mecano’s member Nacho Cano.

Rubio met with the unique members of Timbiriche in summer time 1998, throughout a efficiency on the Acapulco Pageant.[68] The presentation was acquired with success and have become a historic second on the pageant. After the success obtained, the document label Melody reissues the disc Los Clásicos de Timbiriche, now with the title of Timbiriche Symphonic, accompanied by Mexico Metropolis Philharmonic Orchestra. It generated nice stir among the many followers. The unique members realized the magnitude and influence of Timbiriche, in order that they determined to go on a live performance tour.[69] In November 1998 the band initiated a tour developed in Mexico and a part of Latin America. Timbiriche reunion established within the Auditorio Nacional a sold-out document of listening to with greater than 20 consecutive live shows. On 23 February 1999, a two-disc reside album was launched via Fonovisa Data titled Timbiriche, El Concierto. The album was successful, and authorized gold and platinum for bought 350,000 copies in Mexico.[70]

Whereas persevering with with the recording periods for her fifth studio album, Rubio additionally internet hosting the Spanish summer time selection present, Vive El Verano, which premiered in July 1999. The manufacturing was broadcast by Antena 3.[71] She recorded Richard Daniel Roman’s the theme tune to the TV present. Throughout the presentation of the tv present Rubio stated: “Right here [in Spain] I’m recognized for different circumstances (her relationship with Ricardo Boffil), however 20 years {of professional} life assure me. With this primary job I wish to present how far I can go on this world.”[72] On the time, she signed a contract with Common Music Group and Polydor Data to launched her new music.

Rubio and her boyfriend, Ricardo Bofill defined on the tv present Tómbola in an April 1999 “would in all probability get married.” They lastly did not get married, however on New 12 months’s Eve 1999, they held an African Ceremony marriage ceremony in Mali, Africa.[73]

2000–2003: Paulina, Border Woman and modeling

Rubio in 2000

In February 2000, Rubio carried out her first single launched by Common Music, “Lo Haré Por Ti”, on the Viña del Mar Worldwide Music Pageant in Chile. The efficiency was extremely criticed by press media,[74] however when the tune was launched all through the Americas and Europe, it acquired constructive evaluations. Leila Cobo from Billboard praised Rubio’s “comeback” and stated “[the song is] an edgy, catchy, completely recent romp.”[75] It reached the highest 10 in Spain and prime 40 in Italy. The music video for “Lo Haré Por Ti” featured a new-Paulina in revealing bikinis and mini skirts, and a hat cowgirl-style which got here to be considered a mark of fashion her personal.[76]

Rubio launched her self-titled fifth studio album, Paulina, on 23 Could 2000. She assumed the entire inventive management, not like their first three albums with EMI Music,[77] and collaborated with Colombian singer-songwriter and document producer Estéfano to create a “synthesis of the top of the millennium” in a sound that mix via such genres as pop, ranchera, dance, rock, hip-hop, bolero, home and jazz. Rubio “had a really clear concept of what I needed to realize and specific and Estéfano was an ideal information in serving to me develop and outline that sound.”[78] The album garnered crucial acclaim, with Steve Huey from Allmusic calling it “certainly one of her finest [albums] so far.” Paulina was honored with 4 Latin Grammy Awards nominated—together with Album of the 12 months and Finest Feminine Pop Vocal Album—and was honored for Premios Ondas for “her manner of making use of spectacularity in Latin rhythms.”[79]

Paulina was a industrial success, turning into Rubio’s first number-one album on the Billboard High Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums. As effectively, turning into her first album on the US Billboard 200 and Music & Media European High 100 Albums charts. Paulina turned the primary Latin pop document by a feminine Mexican artist to obtain a gold customary certification by the Recording Business Affiliation of America (RIAA), for shipments of 500,000 models in United States,[80] and it was one of the best promoting Latin album in 2001 there,[81] promoting over 1 million copies within the US alone to 2002[82] and bought greater than 3 million copies worldwide. In Mexico, Paulina turns into in one of many best-selling albums all time. Observe-up single from the album, “El Último Adiós”, attracted the eye of music critics, who praised ranchera and hip-hop music type fusion.[83] The “ranchera moderna” pop turns into a trademark of Rubio.[84] The third single, “Y Yo Sigo Aquí”, reached primary in over 30 nations, turning into Rubio’s most profitable single so far. The fourth single, the feminist anthem “Yo No Soy Esa Mujer”, is taken into account among the finest songs of the 2000, in accordance with Spin,[85] whereas Billboard named it one of many 100 biggest songs of 2001.[86] The remaining singles—”Vive El Verano”, “Sexi Dance” and “Tal Vez, Quizá”—all peaked within the prime ten in Latin America and a few Europe’s nation. Rubio’s look and elegance of dressing that confirmed in her music movies, and her performances influenced younger women and girls. Her type turned one of many feminine trend developments of the 2000s in Latin America.[76][87] She then launched into a tour throughout North America and Europe to advertise Paulina.[88]

In early-2002, Rubio comeback on the Viña del Mar Worldwide Music Pageant in Chile, and made a polemic efficiency. She stated Antonio Vodanovic (pageant entertainer) refused to award him the Antorcha de Plata regardless of the general public’s request. Rubio accused him of being macho and defined “I do not want something materials, however the ‘Antorcha’ means the burning flame.”[89][90] Additionally, carried out on the Festivalbar[91] and Pageant di Sanremo in Italy; High of the Pops in United Kingdom ang Germany; Hit Machine in Paris and Wango Tango in U.S. EMI Music launched two profitable greatest-hits albums compilations, High Hits and I am So in Love: Grandes Éxitos. The albums entered on the Billboard High Latin Albums charts and Spanish Albums charts.

Rubio launched her sixth studio album, Border Woman, in her birthday quantity 31. The album her first foray into English-language pop. Like its predecessor, acquired acclaim from critics. Jose F. Promis from AllMusic referred to as it “some of the fascinating and worldwide pop albums of 2002.” Within the U.S., Border Woman debuted at quantity eleven on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making her highest-charting album within the area, and was licensed Gold by the Recording Business Affiliation of America (RIAA) for shipments of 500,000 copies within the nation. The primary single “Do not Say Goodbye” peaked at quantity forty-one place on the Billboard Sizzling 100 and quantity 9 on Canadian Singles Chart, whereas the Spanish model reached quantity 5 on the Sizzling Latin Tracks. The accompanying music video (directed by The Brothers Strause) featured the singer using a futuristic motorbike whereas look notorious leather-based costume purple. It price of $1 million, which makes it the primary Mexican to take a position that quantity in a music video.[92] “The One You Love” was launched because the second single reaching quantity ninety-seven on the Sizzling 100 whereas the Spanish model, “Todo Mi Amor”, reached quantity 5 on the Sizzling Latin Tracks chart, turning into her second prime 5 hit from the album. Additionally, the Spanish model of the only “Casanova” reached quantity thirty-seven on the Sizzling Latin Tracks. Rubio she co-headlined the North America dates of Do not Flip Off the Lights Tour fellow Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias.[93] She was honored because the “Mexican Artist with Biggest Worldwide Projection” on the Premios Oye! in Mexico, and the Houston, Texas radio station 104.1 KRBE declared 21 June “Paulina Day” in Houston.[83]

As modeling function, Rubio debuted on the trend present for Argentinian designer Jorge Ibáñez in Mexico. In late-2002, she signed Elite Mannequin Administration of New York, a modeling company which is pretty prestigious. Annabel Aucoin, then promoter of company, stated “Paulina is the one Mexican singer who’s with us and, in reality, she is a global superstar […] However she additionally has the wonder and the character to be in our superstar division.”[94] For spring 2003 Bacelona’s Trend Week (Pasarela Gaudí), Rubio stroll on the runways for Totón Comella assortment for TCN.[95] She additionally return her host function on the magnificence pageant Miss Spain 2003.[96] Rubio offered visitor vocals on Ronan Keating’ re-recorded single “When You Say Nothing at All”. The tune was re-title “When You Say Nothing at All (Nada Más Que Hablar)” due Rubio’s Spanish sing, and launched in March 2003.

2004–2008: Pau-Latina, Ananda, marriage, and controversies

After Rubio’s breakup with Ricardo Bofill in early 2004,[97] she started relationship Mexican actor José María Torre. Throughout at the moment, launched her seventh studio album, Pau-Latina. The “futuristic folklore” document included contributions from Emilio Estefan, Chris Rodríguez, Sergio George, Gaitanes, Marco Antonio Solís, Coti, Jorge Villamizar, Los Tetas and Reyli.[98] Rubio defined that “needed to do it step-by-step and really calmly; therefore the album title” which suggests “Latin Peace” in Catalan.[99] Moreover that it’s a play on phrases: “Pau”, as all her associates name, and “Latina”, in honor of his roots. Sarah Bardeen from Rapsody felt that Pau-Latina is “brillant” specifically for “Rubio incorporates parts of rap, reggaeton, flamenco and ranchera whereas sustaining her personal constantly feathery pop sensibility”[100] whereas Matt Cibula from PopMatters included it in her checklist of the “finest however-many-it-ends-up-being albums of 2004.”[101] It turned her second album to debut on the prime of the High Latin Albums chart, and peaked at quantity 105 on the Billboard 200. Pau-Latina gained a number of awards—together with Billboard Latin Music Awards[102][103] and Lo Nuestro Awards—and was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Finest Pop Feminine Vocal Album, and nominated for a Grammy Award for Finest Latin Pop Vocal Album.

“Te Quise Tanto” was launched because the lead single from Pau-Latina, and reached primary on the Billboard Sizzling Latin Songs; turned her greatest single so far, and her first single to succeed in the highest place on the chart. “Algo Tienes” {followed} because the second single, peaked at primary on the Latin Pop Airplay. “Dame Otro Tequila” was launched because the album’s third single, and have become her second number-one single on the Sizzling Latin Songs. In 2005, “Mía” and “Alma En Libertad” {followed} because the album’s fourth and fifth singles,[83] and reached quantity eight and quantity thirty-nine on the Sizzling Latin Songs, respectively. Rubio’s third headlining tour, the Pau-Latina Tour, started in September 2004[104] and concluded in June 2005.[105] She additionally carried out on the Viña del Mar Worldwide Music Pageant in Chile, the place lastly gained the Antorcha de Plata on the request of the general public, and after three performances prior to now years. Her efficiency acquired polarized critics from a number of media. Some journalists argue that because of the Rubio’s feminist speech when she interpreted “Yo No Soy Esa Mujer”, she acquired the Antorcha de Plata.[106]

Rubio gave a provocative efficiency as host on the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica. In a sarcastic speech throughout the ceremony, she stated “There are lots of individuals who imagine that I solely wish to provoke conservatives […] As a result of I’m conservative, very conservative” and instantly opened the again of her little mini gown exposing her butt, and displaying only a purple thong t-back.[107][108] The incident was extremely publicized. A number of media assumed it was a response by Rubio to these of conservative ideology in Mexico due few months earlier than, authorities leaders in Queretaro, censored a Rubio’s spectacular the place she posing fully bare on a white horse and sporting solely purple sandals from the Andrea, model whom she had an endorsement.[109] The Chilean press cited the second as “[Rubio] claiming ladies’s underwear”.[110]

A few of Rubio’s vital TV performances throughout Pau-Latina period attracted media consideration due her trend type, particularly her provocative skirts tutu-style. Rubio and her private designer launched merchandising impressed by her skirts via her web site, and title it “Tutu Pau”.[111] She acquired the Voz del Momento award on the 2004 Premios Juventud, and in addition was named Individuals en Español’s 2005 Star of the 12 months.[112] At the moment, Rubio appeared on two singles from Coti’s album, Esta Mañana Y Otros Cuentos; she was featured on a duet with Coti, “Otra Vez”, and on a collaboration with Coti and Julieta Venegas entitled “Nada Fue Un Error”, it final was successful in Spain and Latin America. After her relationship with José María Torre led to early 2005, only a few months after, Rubio started relationship her future husband Spanish entrepreneur Nicolás “Colate” Vallejo-Nájera.[113] The couple turned engaged in November 2006.[114]

Rubio acting on the ASICS Music Pageant in Barcelona, 2007

In July 2006, Rubio launched “Ni Una Sola Palabra”, the lead single from her eighth studio album, Ananda. It turned her third primary single on the U.S. Billboard Sizzling Latin Songs (entered on the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart) and reached the atop on iTunes’ digital tune gross sales chart in Spain, incomes finally it was licensed triple platinum by the Productores de Música de España (PROMUSICAE). The second and third single launched from the album, “Nada Puede Cambiarme” and “Ayúdame”, each reached prime ten on ¡Tunes digital charts, and “Nada Puede Cambiarme” acquired licensed gold in Spain for digital downloads.[115][116] Different singles launched from the album embody “Que Me Voy A Quedar” and the digital single”Me Siento Mucho Más Fuerte Sin Tu Amor”.

Ananda was launched on 19 September 2006.[117] Album’s title is a Sanskrit phrase which in English means “Happiness”, title of Rubio’s Miami house, the place Ananda was recorded. The album mirrored a change in her non secular notion and picture. On Ananda, Rubio labored with new producers as Cachorro López, Toy Hernández, Áureo Baqueiro, Ric Wake, Tough Stewart and Gustavo Santaolalla on the Rubio’s house studio in Miami, Florida. The album retakes rock-pop type for Rubio, and incorporates genres reminiscent of Latin pop, dance-pop and people. Ananda garnered crucial acclaim, with Jason Birchmeier from Allmuic calling it “an exceptionally strong assortment of 13 would-be hits, every fascinating and pleasing in its personal trend.”[118] The album reached at primary on the Billboard High Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums.[119] Additionally reached at quantity forty-four on the Billboard 200. The album earned a number of accolades, together with two awards on the 2007 Latin Billboard Music Awards. It was successful in Nordic nations. Rubio carried out on the Nobel Peace Prize Live performance in Oslo, Norway to honor the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Muhammad Yunus.[120]

In early 2007, Rubio recorded the tune “Nena” as a duet with singer Miguel Bosé, from his album Papito.[121] It was additionally nominated for Report of the 12 months on the eighth Annual Latin Grammys. Rubio launched into her Amor, Luz Y Sonido tour February to September 2007. It was her longest tour in Spain. Whereas selling her tour, she married her then fiancé Nicolás “Colate” Vallejo-Najera in Xcaret, Mexico. The marriage acquired a number of media protection. It was thought-about “the marriage of the 12 months” and so they lined the Could 2007 subject of ¡Hola! journal.[122][123]

In October 2007, the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan journal featured her apparently bare beneath a purple, white, and inexperienced sheet. A authorities probe was open about whether or not or not she had desecrated Mexico’s flag. The Secretariat of the Inside stated she might have violated an article within the Nationwide Flag, Defend and Anthem Legislation, which states that “non-public people will give the suitable respect to the nationwide image and deal with it with care”. The offense might be punished by fines starting from $45,000 to $50,000 MXN (Mexican pesos) and jail time of as much as 36 hours.[124] Nevertheless, in a broadcast report, Rubio’s mom, stated that the artist didn’t authorize such pictures. Lastly, in February 2008, the Mexican Authorities imposed a advantageous on Rubio “l contemplating that he has disrespected the patriotic symbols.”[125] Within the meantime, Rubio participated in a mega profit live performance occasion by ALAS Basis, developed concurrently in Mexico and Argentina. She carried out in Buenos Aires in entrance of 180,000 folks, together with different Latin artists.[126]

2009–2010: Gran Metropolis Pop and motherhood

Rubio at Premios Juventud purple carpet in July 2009

Rubio carried out the tune “Causa y Efecto” on the 2009 Latin Billboard Music Awards on 23 April. It was launched because the lead single from her ninth studio album, Gran Metropolis Pop. The Rubio’s comeback single atop on the Billboard Sizzling Latin Songs for five consecutive weeks; turning into her fourth number-one single on the checklist of her profession. As effectively, “Causa Y Efecto” was primary on the Mexican Monitor Latino Chart and Spanish Airplay Chart, the place licensed platinum. Rubio launched Gran Metropolis Pop, on 23 June 2009. The album is an idea album of a utopian metropolis, “very earthy and really natural the place every thing is an amalgam; a mix that enables to unite as an alternative of divide”, and was impressed by Miami, Mexico and Madrid.[127] Mussically, Gran Metropolis Pop embrace from pop rock and dance pop, containing influences of Latin kinds, electropop, eurodisco and area rock. The songs have been autobiographical in nature and noticed Rubio collaborating as songwriter with Coti, Fernando Montesinos, Rafael Vergara, and went again to work with Estefano, after virtually ten years of working with him on Paulina. Rubio developed because the album’s govt producer, together with producers reminiscent of Cachorro López, Lester Mendez and Chris Rodriguez.

Gran Metropolis Pop debuted at quantity two on the Billboard Latin Albums and primary on the Latin Pop Albums; and debuted at quantity forty 4 on the Billboard 200. Dan Kimpel from Broadcast Music, Inc. complimented the sound of the album,[128] whereas Jesús Rodríguez de El País panned as a “occasion and romance tailor’s drawer; pop rhythms, Latin airs, rock guitars, rancheras and tequila, melodic tune and disco sound.”[129] Gran Metropolis Pop acquired licensed gold and platinum in several areas for shipments of over 300,000 copies worldwide after one month of launched.[130][131] It acquired a nomination on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards for Finest Latin Pop Album, and on the Lo Nuestro Awards for Pop Album of the 12 months.

“Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes”, described as being ranchera/pop with a hip hop beat (like “El Último Adiós”), was launched because the second single from Gran Metropolis Pop on 17 August 2009. It reached prime ten the Billboard Sizzling Latin Songs; as effectively in Mexico and Spain. Rubio performing the tune in a medley with Cobra Starship’s tune “Good Women Go Dangerous”, singing together with American dance-pop band on the Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2009. The performing gained for Finest Reside Efficiency at “Los Premios 2009”, voted by the general public; the identical night time Rubio gained the award for Finest Solo Artist. An official remix of “Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes” was realized by Pitbull, and was launched to mainstream radio. The tune made a crossover for different music markets, with a collaboration for the banda style with Jenni Rivera; and one other for format EDM with Juan Magán. The ultimate single from the album, “Algo De Ti”, was launched on 22 March 2010 in Spain and on 19 Could 2010 within the U.S. Nevertheless, Common Music Latino later declined to proceed promotion of the tune to radio retailers, consequently it was unable to chart; as an alternative launched a remixes sequence by Junior Caldera and Juan Magán to influence the EDM market.

Rubio launched into her Gran Metropolis Pop Tour ran from September 2009 to August 2010. Whereas providing a sequence of live shows in Spain in Could 2010, she and her husband, Nicolás “Colate” Vallejo-Nájera, introduced an unique for ¡Hola! that they anticipated they first youngster. “I will be a mother… Life has a brand new that means. They’ve simply confirmed one of the best information of our lives and by the top of the 12 months we’re going to be dad and mom,” Rubio informed the publication.[132] Rubio acknowledged that if the kid was a boy, he can be named after his father, Nicolás. If it was a woman, she can be named after Rubio’s great-grandmother, Micaela.[133] On 15 September 2010 Paulina introduced on her Twitter web page that she was anticipating a boy.[134] On 14 November 2010, Rubio and her husband welcomed their first youngster, a boy named Andrea Nicolás Vallejo-Nájera Rubio in Miami, Florida.[135] Previous to the start, Rubio had deliberate on having a water start at house, however was rushed to the hospital and spent the weekend with docs working to stabilize the well being of the infant. Hospital workers tried to ship Rubio house in order that she may notice her dream of a pure house start, however the problems led her medical workforce to schedule a c-section.[136]

2011–2012: Brava!, and La Voz

Rubio at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Pageant in 2012

On 11 January 2011, Rubio’s father, Enrique Rubio González, died on the age of 67 in a Mexico Metropolis hospital.[137] A consensus of varied information sources attributed his loss of life to kidney failure.[138] In February 2011, was confirmed that she would take part on MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte and Pals, a reside album by Los Tigres del Norte.[139] Rubio and the norteño band carried out “Golpes en el Corazón”, which was launched as the primary single off the album on 19 April 2011.[140] It turned in a profitable in Mexico, peaking atop the Monitor Latino basic charts and the Mexican Airplay Chart from Billboard Worldwide.[141][142] On the time, she was additionally featured in Gloria Trevi’s album, Gloria, on the monitor “No Al Alguacil” that anticipated because the third single off Trevi’s album, however didn’t get a launched.[143]

Rubio resumed recording periods on her tenth studio album.[144] She introduced that she needed to do a Spanglish album is that she needed to combine the language of her house Mexico and america. “I grew up in Mexico, however I’ve at all times been between america and my nation. That is all finished with a wink and a nod to ‘Spanglish’ tradition, which continues to develop and has a foot in each worlds.”[145] She acknowledged that this album can be totally different from all her different albums as a result of being a mom and the loss of life of her father had impressed her tremendously. She additionally stated that 70{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} of the album’s songs can be in Spanish, whereas solely 30{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} in English.[146]

On 15 November 2011, Rubio launched her tenth studio album, Brava!, and noticed collaboration with varied producers, together with RedOne and Julio Reyes[147] The album entered throughout the prime 5 on Mexico and United States charts, and bought 100,000 copies in these areas. The album’s lead single, “Me Gustas Tanto”,[148] peaked at primary on the Billboard Sizzling Latin Songs, turning into Rubio’s fifth number-one single on the chart and making her the 5 Latin feminine artist in historical past to have extra primary singles, after Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Selena and Ana Gabriel. The second single “Me voy” was re-worked model that includes the Mexican singer-songwriter Espinoza Paz, and launched on 14 February 2012, whereas the promotional single “Warmth Of The Evening” reached quantity sixteen on the Billboard Dance Membership Songs chart.

The next months, Rubio launched a brand new deluxe version of Brava!, reissue entitled Bravísima!, which incorporates new songs, and the beforehand launched single “Boys Will Be Boys”.[149] The primary English-language Rubio’s tune since “Do not Say Goodbye” was acclamaid because the “hymn of the summer time”,[150] and commercially was successful in Spain, the place was licensed gold. The music video for the tune was directed by Yasha Malekzad and acquired constructive evaluations. Latin Journal talked about it as one of many 30 sexiest music movies of all time.[151] The albums was principally promoted by Brava! Tour, which lasted from February to October 2012. Rubio carried out on the Telehit Awards the place she was acknowledged for her twenty-year profession as a solo artist with an award.[152]

In March 2012, Rubio’s husband, Nicolás “Colate” Vallejo-Nájera, confirmed their breakup, disclosing had been dwelling aside since 4 months. “Colate” filed for divorce from Rubio,[153] citing irreconcilable variations.[154] Rubio and “Colate” reached a authorized settlement to share custody of their son, Andrea Nicolás.[155] Throughout that point, she had began a relationship with the contestant of La Voz… México, Gerardo Bazúa, whom she met whereas serving as a coach within the second season of the competitors tv sequence.[156][157] Throughout the second season of La Voz… México’, she participated as a coach together with Miguel Bosé, Jenni Rivera, and Beto Cuevas.[158]

2013–2017: La Voz Children, The X Issue, and divorce courtroom battle

In early 2013, Rubio was included on a remix of Juan Magan’s tune “Mal De Amores”.[159] In the identical time, Rubio was one of many three coaches for La Voz Children, the singing competitors for youths from seven to 14 years previous on Telemundo. Though she was initially slated to return for the sequence’ second season, Telemundo introduced that Rubio not return. She then sued Telemundo for alleged breach of contract.[160] Whereas serving as a coach at La Voz Children, Rubio appeared in courtroom hearings Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts to fulfill at courtroom celebrations together with her former companion, Nicolás “Colate” Vallejo-Nájera. At first, Rubio claimed that he didn’t wish to share 50/50 joint custody with “Colate” due to his mismanagement as a mum or dad,[161] however the choose didn’t relent.[162]

In Could 2013, Rubio was employed to exchange Britney Spears as a choose for the third season of the U.S. model of The X Issue, becoming a member of Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, and fellow new choose Kelly Rowland, who changed L.A. Reid. She turned the primary Mexican artist choose on an American singing competitors sequence. Rubio mentored the Boys class; her remaining act, Carlito Olivero, was completed third within the competitors of the season.[163] Common Music launched to fall 2013 the primary compilation album by Rubio, Pau Issue, spanning biggest hits from her 2000 homonym album to album challenge Bravísima! The album was poorly promoted, however managed to succeed in quantity thirty-seven on the Billboard High Latin Albums, and quantity 13 on the Latin Pop Albums.

Rubio first teased a brand new single on Valentine’s Day in 2014, enjoying a “La Bamba”-esque tune “Cuanto Te Quiero” with producers within the studio. Although she carried out it reside a number of occasions, the tune’s launch because the album lead single was cancelled. In an unique interview with Mario Lopez in June, Rubio spoke for the primary time publicly about his authorized divorce battle with “Colate” Vallejo-Nájera, and revealed, “I am not divorced but. It has been arduous to battle for thus lengthy to signal the papers. It has been arduous for the infant, however hopefully issues will likely be extra quiet and extra in stability.”[164] Lastly, the divorce was “made official” in November 2014, in accordance with a Miami-Dade County Household Courtroom choose, who replied to Rubio, “their marriage has been dissolved.” Within the assertion at a listening to, she asserted that “Colate” refused to signal the divorce as a result of she demanded a rise within the pension,[165][166] and it was stipulated that Rubio would cross “Colate” a three-year pension of $6,750 monthly. In December, Rubio visitor starred as a fictionalized model of herself on The CW sequence, Jane the Virgin.[167]

Rubio performing throughout the third Platino Awards on 24 July 2016

In January 2015, Rubio launched a brand new single, “Mi Nuevo Vicio” that includes Colombian group Morat. It reached primary in Spain,[168] and attained a double platinum certification for gross sales of 80,000 copies,[169] making her the Mexican feminine artist with extra streams on Spotify.[170] Though “Mi Nuevo Vicio” was her comeback single, and was successful in Latin America, it took Common Music to offer the inexperienced gentle to the singer’s eleventh studio album. Rubio’s authorized battle with “Collate” continued in June 2015, when he sued her for non-payment of three months of upkeep, which might break the divorce regulatory settlement they reached within the Miami courts.[171] That very same summer time, Rubio co-wrote and collaborated on Juan Magan’s tune “Vuelve”, that includes DCS.[172][173] The tune was an unprecedented success in Spain, inserting it as primary on Los 40 Principales,[174] whereas in Mexico it was licensed triple platinum.[175] In December 2015, Rubio introduced in an unique for ¡Hola! she was anticipating her second youngster, and the primary one in widespread together with her companion Gerado Bazúa. The publication was accompanied by pictures of the couple with Rubio’s son, Andrea Nicolás.[176]

Following the discharge of her single “Si Te Vas” in early 2016, Rubio featured in an unique for ¡Hola! to her second youngster, Eros Rubio Bazúa, who was born on 5 March 2016. She revealed, “I’m writing a brand new chapter of my life through which household is an important factor.”[177] She stayed away from the stage and media consideration for 2 months, till she reappeared on the Latin Billboard Music Awards. She additionally carried out on the third Platino Awards, have been introduced the title of her new single, “Me Quema”. The tune was launched on 11 November, tentatively as the primary single from Rubio’s eleventh studio album,[178] however once more Common Music postponed the discharge of the album. Rubio carried out “Me Quema” on the Telehit Awards 2016 for the primary time; her setlist consisted in carry out different three hits, and when completed her efficiency she confused Telehit with MTV. The second went viral on social media, and was extensively criticized by the media.[179] Additionally, throughout the identical fall of that 12 months, was confirmed that Rubio had ended her relationship with Gerardo Bazúa.[180]

In anticipation of releasing a brand new album, Rubio offered a tour of some cities in Mexico in 2017. Common Music as soon as once more cancelled the discharge date of the singer’s eleventh album.

2018–2020: Deseo, La Voz Spain, departure from Common Music, and viral video

“Need (Me Tienes Loquita)” that includes Nacho, the lead single from her eleventh studio album,[181] was launched on 25 Could 2018.[182] Its second single “Suave Y Sutil” {followed} 4 months later. The album, titled Deseo, was launched on 14 September 2018. The album acquired blended evaluations,[183] and debuted at quantity 13 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums.[184] Rubio additional promoted the album with a reissue. These “particular version” have been {followed} by the only “Ya No Me Engañas” in April 2019. Moreover she promoted Deseo in a number of TV reveals and specials live shows.[185] The album was licensed gold in Chile.[186]

Rubio returned to the abilities reveals as a choose and coach in January 2019 within the sixth season of Spanish model of La Voz; her remaining act, Ángel Cortés, was completed 4rd within the competitors of the season. Rubio distinguished herself by being the one lady on the teaching workforce.[187] She was thought-about a proper guess in La Voz,[188] as a result of the rating of Antena 3’s manufacturing rose significantly in comparison with current seasons. The newspaper of La Razón talked about “[Rubio] is the face that the majority contrasts with the remainder of the members of the jury of this system. The moost worldwide character offers nice drive to the evaluations and makes ‘La Voz’ de España have way more journey outdoors of our nation.”[189] Within the following months, she continued as a coach in La Voz Senior, a model for folks over 60 who’re dealing with a brand new alternative of their lives through which music has at all times been current.[190][191]

Rubio additionally launched into Deseo Tour, which started in June and led to December 2019. After releasing her promotional single “Si Supieran”, a number of media introduced that Rubio and his 20-year-old document label, Common Music, had signed a mutual employment termination settlement. Certainly, “Si Supieran” was launched outdoors of Common Music. The rumors intensified after a Rolling Stone article was printed citing Rubio’s phrases because the headline: “I Am My Personal Boss Now”,[192] thus confirming the rumors. However that was not the one controversy that accompanied “Si Supieran”, the tune was a response to what her former companions, Nicolás “Colate” Vallejo-Nájera and Gerado Bazúa, talked about her within the media; evidencing that each conspired to tarnish Rubio’s public picture.[193][194] An analogous message was displayed on her second single launched with out the Common Music label, “De Qué Sirve”. The unbiased tune is a trap-ranchera proposal with pop overtones.[195]

In March 2020, Rubio joined with Mexican musician Raymix within the tune “Tú Y Yo”. It reached primary in Mexico, giving Rubio her first primary on the Monitor Latino chart since “Golpes En El Corazón” 9 years earlier than. “Tú Y Yo” was licensed platinum for bought 60,000 copies and gained Cumbia Music of the 12 months – Regional Mexican on the thirty third Lo Nuestro Awards.[196]

On 16 April 2020, Rubio carried out a solo a few of her hits as a part of the One World: Collectively At Dwelling digital live performance, a profit occasion by International Citizen to boost funds for the World Well being Group’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.[197] Her efficiency acquired widespread destructive critics because of her unusual conduct that developed throughout the efficiency, forgetting the lyrics of her personal songs and sporting a really raveled picture. A number of media and viewers attributed her poor coordination of the digital live performance and her unusual conduct to the abuse of alcoholic drinks or medicine. The video was viral on social media, and two days later Rubio posted a video on her Instagram account mocking the second. However the controversial video prompted her youngsters’s dad and mom to take steps to request custody of their youngsters.[198][199][200] Nevertheless, the Miami courtroom choose refused to proceed as a result of it couldn’t be confirmed that Rubio had been below the affect of medicine.[201]

On 7 October 2020, Rubio shared a video on Instagram speaking in regards to the controversial viral video, she defined that “what began as a reside live performance to take part in a social initiative, turned out to be one of many worst days of my life. It was hideous, however I realized from it.”[202][203] She additionally addressed rumors as as to if she was below the affect of any medicine whereas singing, confirming that “a lot of what has been stated about me is a lie.”[204] Regardless of media scrutiny and public opinion in regards to the viral video, some revered journalists empathized with Rubio. The Spanish author Lucía Etxebarría stated that Rubio “has not recognized a traditional childhood or a traditional adolescence and that she has been overextended all her life.” She additionally examined the breakdown of Britney Spears in 2007 utilizing it for example as a case of extreme media publicity. “If we’ve understood that Britney had a collapse as a result of she couldn’t bear all of the strain, we in all probability perceive that Paulina Rubio has been subjected to strain all her life that nobody ought to impose on a baby,” Etxebarría defined.[205]

2021–current: New music and touring comeback

On 18 September 2021, Rubio comeback to the stage on the Miami Seashore Pleasure the place headlining that pageant.[206][207] She carried out a few of her hits and was topped as “Homosexual Queen”.[208] The identical day, Rubio introduced her new single “Yo Soy” on her social media. It was launched 14 October 2021 via Sony Music, her new document label.[209] All through the media, she has turn into often called “La Reina Dorada” (“The Golden Queen”), with which she needs to say herself within the music trade as a mature artist.[210]


Music critics thought-about Madonna as Rubio’s larger affect.


Rubio defined that she first turned thinking about leisure throughout her childhood, primarily influenced by the celebrity of her mom, iconic actress Susana Dosamantes: “I didn’t turn into well-known for being in a gaggle Timbiriche, I’ve been well-known since I used to be born.”[211] She has additionally commented that when her mom supplied interviews, she at all times was the primary to look magnificence for obtain the reporters. Rubio claimed that she “sang in entrance of the mirror” songs by Daniela Romo, Camilo Sesto, Juan Gabriel, José José, Mecano and Miguel Bosé. In a particular tv present for Univision, she claimed that “my first connection to music was with The Beatles” and her first reference to the rock and roll was with Queen once they first carried out in Mexico in 1981, throughout a live performance together with her dad in Puebla. She stated that “To see Freddie Mercury exit (on stage) together with his sequin capes … I dreamed of going out like him and doing that efficiency.”[212] Numerous music critics have denoted the sturdy rock affect on Rubio’s music.

The American media has cited Madonna as being main Rubio’s affect in her profession, specifically for her imagen and excursions ideas.[213] In a HuffPost Reside interview in 2014, Alyona Minkovski requested him what he thought in regards to the media and followers calling her “Latin Madonna”, Rubio replied “I like Madonna […] she is robust, she is a warrior and she or he is an inspiration.”[214] Nevertheless, Rubio has shaped her personal id and musical type all through her profession. Luca Villa from Rolling Stone rectified that “like America’s Madonna, she has reinvented herself with each new launch.”[192]

Rubio has been impressed by and in comparison with Madonna and Marilyn Monroe all through her profession. She acquired destructive feedback when she posted a put up on Instagram the place she sported the identical look from the film Gents Choose Blondes that starred Monroe in 1953 and later Madonna recreated within the video for her single “Materials Woman” in 1985.[215] Writing the evaluate of Rubio’s 2004 present on the Auditorio Nacional (Mexico) of his Pau-Latina World Tour, Spanish journalist Jesús Quintero advised that like Madonna Rubio overflows with sensuality on stage “at all times in ménage à trois.”[216]

The Inflooenz web site has cited a number of feminine artists who’ve influenced Rubio’s music as Ana Gabriel, Gloria Estefan, Selena, Lucía Méndez, Verónica Castro, María del Sol and Janet Jackson.[217]

Musical type and themes

Whereas Rubio incorporates an “eclectic” musical proposal,[218] in several factors of her discography has been described as Latin-style pop,[219] dance-pop,[220] pop-rock[221] and digital.[222] She is thought for giving Latin music a brand new avant-garde sound, as in her tune “El Último Adiós”, the place she set a brand new customary in her musical profession by combining mariachi and ranchera type with pop and hip hop. She has commented that “in music, there aren’t any guidelines. Like portray, you’ll be able to combine colours and textures. I really feel very free to carry out dance, rock and no matter else I need.”[223] Rubio has additionally experimented with genres reminiscent of folklore, regional Mexican and concrete.[224]

Rubio has described her music as “enjoyable” and “beautiful”. By way of her songs, she includes themes of on a regular basis life and feminist hymns, however at all times impressed by love. She informed ¡Hola!: “In my music you will discover spite, nostalgia, pleasure, euphoria, however at all times impressed by love, the one feeling that makes me reside, breathe.”[24] She has additionally acknowledged that though the lyrics of her songs “are easy,” she tries to supply a little bit of poetry.[225] Mexican author Zeth Arellano considers that each Rubio’s music and lyricism “encompasses all of the extremes of feelings”.[226]

Public picture

Paulina on the purple carpet on the 2009 Latin Billboard Awards

On social media, Rubio was most {followed} Mexican individual on Twitter between 2011 and 2019. She was included in Forbes checklist “Movie star 100: Twitter’s most-followed superstars” checklist in 2015.[14] Since 2021, she is the third most {followed} Mexican individual on Twitter.[227]

Rubio’s reveals are additionally recognized to be costly. In 2005, her efficiency on the Viña del Mar Worldwide Music Pageant was thought-about some of the “costly”.[228] Her efficiency on the Santa Cruz de Tenerife gala in Spain in February 2020 turned the costliest efficiency ever paid by an artist on the occasion. The carnival councilor disclosed that “the Mexican singer was supplied 103,000 euros for an 8-minute efficiency.”[229][230]

Trend and media

All through her profession, Rubio has chosen workforce who try to create a brand new “look” for her, and the ensuing have appeared in quite a lot of magazines, from the innovative within the music leisure Rolling Stone to the extra historically refined Vogue and Self-importance Honest, making the Rubio face and title recognized to a broad vary of individuals in several sectors.[231] In 2002 was chosen the 12 months’s “most stunning” cowl lady of Individuals En Español. She was having a crossover second together with her English-language album Border Woman[232] and in 2005 Rubio decked up with others feminine celebrities of white and diamonds from Tiffany’s for the “50 most stunning” cowl.[233]

By 2000, Rubio was thought-about to have achieved a level of musical credibility for having reinvented each musically and aesthetically as pop icon. She then turned a extra refined performer with a flirtatious and playful persona attracted new followers all all over the world. Alberto Pinteño, of the Spanish version of Self-importance Honest, described the singer as “that halo of a star that turns into an icon, for higher or worse.”[234] Midi attire turned a necessary a part of her wardrobe and she or he was already inspired to be extra sensual in entrance of her viewers. Her Paulina period led to some media retailers referring to her as “Latin Madonna” for the nice affect of the American artist in her movies, and like her, sensuality turned a stronger ingredient in her music movies and reveals.[235] The workers of the Mexican version of Vogue wrote that “[her] towering heels, miniskirts, sun-kissed pores and skin and curls that billowed within the wind have been a part of her private trademark.”[236] The Spanish journal Hola! wrote that “together with her typical cowboy hat and miniskirts, [Rubio created] a mode among the many youngest women.”[76] At the moment, she started to affiliate with the feminist motion and specific it via her music and live shows. The Spanish journalist Igor Cubillo by El País wrote that her music is a “recent components” in cohesion to “effectively exploited bodily attractiveness, to her exaltation of female pleasure and the aforementioned Latin trend” that made her a pop star that each one the women “wish to appear like her.”[237] Writing for the Houston Chronicle, Chuy Varela described “Each era has its symbols and icons, prophets and elders. Rubio is to her era what Maria Felix was to hers. However throughout Felix’s day, Mexican ladies have been anticipated to be extra subservient and conservative. Rubio represents a extra empowered, self-determined Mexican lady who’s proud to be glamorous.”[23]

In 2006, she was ranked 12 on E! Leisure’s 25 Sexiest Pop Divas on the earth checklist.[238] She was additionally named one of many Latina’s The 60 Sexiest Mexicans in Hollywood in 2018.[239] Rubio was outlined as a intercourse image after posing half bare or scantily clad in males’s magazines like GQ, Maxim and MAN. In 2007, she was ranked sixty seven on FHM Journal Spain’s 100 Sexiest Girls checklist.[240] The media on the time attributed Rubio’s intercourse enchantment as a double-edged sword to promote an album and entice consideration. In September 2021, Laborious Rock & On line casino Resort Punta Cana in Dominican Republic unveiled its exhibition of superstar objects, through which it features a attribute Rubio costume.[241]

For his or her half, many journalists and critics have assured that Rubio’s nice success has additionally been influenced by the occasions of her private life. Since she started her profession, the general public had an ideal curiosity in exploring her private life. El País journalist Elena Reina says that her success has been because of a “sensible advertising technique primarily based on her non-public life.”[242]

Rubio is considered a homosexual icon. The workers of the Spanish ladies’s journal MujerdeElite wrote “[Rubio] was one of many first singers within the Nineties to include homosexual photographs in her music movies” referring to the music video for “Enamorada”, the place she reveals a gay couple. The publication quoted, “Since then, she has been the diva of selection for her upbeat, infectious music, stuffed with eroticism and sexuality.”[243] She has been topped “Homosexual Queen” in several cities in america and Latin America.[244]

Affect and legacy

Rubio has been recognised with many honorific nicknames. When she launched her debut solo album La Chica Dorada within the early Nineties, a number of media gave her the title of the album. Since then, she has been often called “La Chica Dorada” (“The Golden Woman”), particularly in Mexico and Latin America. By 2000, Rubio achieved internationalization in Europe together with her album Paulina, then the Spanish press named her “El Huracán Mexicano” or “El Huracán Paulina”, referring to the tropical cyclone that made landfall in southern Mexico in October 1997. Throughout that point, the media additionally referred to as her “Madonna Latina”[245][246] particularly in United States and Mexico, because of the nice similarity of her music movies and provocative reveals with the American artist. Rubio was consecrated as a global music star in 2000, and was referred because the “Queen of Latin Pop”. In 2014, whereas serving as a coach on the third season of The X Issue, the Fox tv community cemented her title as “Queen of Latino Pop” referring to her as “the Mexican celebrity who has bought tens of millions of information, she’s spicy.”[247]

In response to the critic José Noé Mercado, Rubio is an icon of popular culture in Latin America, and due to the success of her profession “she helps us perceive the now of our musical standing within the pop and even rock world.”[248] Los Angeles Occasions’s Alicia Civita included her in her article on “Latina Girls on the Struggle Foot in a Male-Dominated Music Business” and stated that Rubio alongside together with her three different countrywomen of her era “have managed to beat time with their proposals to be able to keep a sure validity with collaborations with exponents of the brand new generations.”[249]

Rubio identifies as a feminist, and is taken into account a “feminist icon”.[250] On feminism in Mexico she has talked about to Los Angeles Occasions in 2002, “the stereotype of the Mexican lady as fragile, full of youngsters and powerless has fully disappeared. I imagine I’m a girl with a robust character who is aware of the worth of self-discipline and decisiveness.”[251] Spanish journalist Lorena Maldonado from on-line newspaper El Español wrote “The Mexican, by dint of a summer time tune and playful music, has greater than as soon as put the factors on the i’s with highly effective lyrics”, cite Rubio’s most feminist songs like “Yo No Soy Esa Mujer”, “Causa Y Efecto” y “Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes”.[252]

In 2002 Premios Oye! acknowledged Rubio as “Mexican Artist with Biggest Worldwide Projection”.[253] Univision included her of their checklist of “Strongest Latinos” and “25 most influential Mexican musicians” en 2008 and 2011, respectively.,[254] She is the fifth feminine Latin artist on the Billboard Sizzling Latin Songs chart with probably the most number-one singles.[255] Rubio’s work has influenced artists as Eiza Gonzalez[256] and Taboo.[257][258]

Different ventures

Rubio within the Koleston 2014 marketing campaign

Product and endorsements

In 2002, Rubio signed a promotional take care of Dr Pepper’s “Be You” promoting marketing campaign. She filming a 30-second spot with Celia Cruz.[259] In 2003, she signed a take care of Mexican shoe firm Andrea to be their face for not less than three years. The promotional deal prolonged till 2007.[260] In 2007, she launched her personal lipstick in partnership with MAC Cosmetics titled “Rubia”. Paulina acknowledged, “I like sporting make-up and use MAC merchandise on stage and off, it is appropriate for all events. I used to be thrilled when M.A.C approached me to create a brand new shade of lipstick and I immediately thought it needs to be a daring, vibrant matte lipstick that can look attractive on all ladies.”[261]

Rubio launched her personal perfume titled “ORO”.[262] The perfume was launched and created along with Oracle Magnificence Manufacturers. Rubio was the primary Latin artist to partnered with the corporate in a perfume.[263]
ORO is a “perfume is for girls like me who imagine in themselves; are sturdy, enjoyable and unpredictable, but tender and loving. I put a lot creativity and love into this perfume, I really feel as if a drop of me is in every bottle to be shared with my followers and all ladies.”[264] ORO was placed on sale in on-line shops in June 2009, in addition to in massive industrial chains reminiscent of Walmart and CVS Pharmacy in most of America nations and Spain.[263]

In October 2013, Rubio designed and launched an unique line of “sensual, trendy and informal” maxi luggage, heels, excessive boots and booties in collaboration with JustFab. The gathering impressed by the artist’s personal type[265] bought greater than 10,000 pairs in simply three weeks.[266] The collaboration lasted till 2014.[267]

Rubio has additionally ventured out into modeling. She has walked on runways of occasions and the New York Trend Week from designers reminiscent of Alvin Valley,[268] Gaudí, Roberto Cavalli, Kiff-Kiff, Hernán Zajar[269] amongst others. The singer can also be signed below Elite Mannequin Administration, a modeling company.[270][271] Rubio was the “face” of the opening marketing campaign for the French trend home Louis Vuitton in Latin America in 2006.[272] She additionally has a restaurant in Miami Seashore referred to as L’Entrecote de Paris.[273]

In August 2010, when Rubio was 5 months pregnant together with her first youngster, she was a part of a marketing campaign to advertise the consumption of Bought Milk? in Latin America. She appeared alongside her mom, Susana Dosamantes, within the pictures of the promoting marketing campaign.[274]

In February 2006, Rubio starred in an commercial for Ron Pomalca, for which there was an costly contract of round $150,000. A industrial was filmed in Miami, and for the musicalization the hit “Algo Tienes” was lined.[275][276] Since 2021, she has as soon as once more been a model ambassador for an alcoholic beverage model, Get Sizzling Tequila, produced within the lands of Jalisco, Mexico.[277]

Philanthropy and humanitarian work

In 2007, Paulina joined the Latino Fee on AIDS, a corporation within the battle in opposition to the unfold HIV/AIDS within the Latino neighborhood. Paulina turned the primary “Mexican Madrina” to companion with the group. Paulina acknowledged, “You will need to make our voice heard and attempt to convey again a few of the care that the neighborhood shares every day”.[278] On 17 Could 2008, Paulina carried out on the ALAS live performance (América Latina en Acción Solidaria). The group’s mission is to strengthen and increase private and non-private sector assist for Early Childhood Improvement in Latin America.[279] In 2009, the singer acquired recognition from the American Coronary heart Affiliation for her work with the group. Rubio additionally carried out on the occasion to boost funds.[280]

On 3 December 2009, Paulina held a press convention saying the creation of a corporation in partnership with the Lili Claire Basis to offer help to youngsters dwelling with neurological problems and their households.[281] Fundación Paulina Rubio is a challenge impressed by youngsters in anguish because of homelessness, start defects, and lack of training amongst different pernicious plights that many face at this time. By directing funds via different pre-existing organizations, reminiscent of The Lili Claire Basis, youngsters will obtain a singular and complete mix of assist companies together with medical and behavioral genetics clinics, psychosocial counseling, advocacy companies, info libraries, and neighborhood outreach that can in the end assist enhance the lives of households and youngsters dwelling with neurogenetic problems.[282]

In 2010, Rubio hosted the Paulina & Pals unique profit live performance for The Lili Claire Basis which showcased musicians reminiscent of Luis Fonsi, Aleks Syntek, Noel Schajris, Reik and Fanny Lú. The aim of the occasion was to boost funds to construct a household useful resource heart. “My associates imply every thing to me and I’m comfortable to have the chance to share the stage with them to assist this nice trigger. All of them are wonderful musicians and I do know that as at all times, they will do their finest to make this an unforgettable night time”, stated the singer. Jeff Simmons, neighborhood relations supervisor for The Lili Claire Basis stated, “I am actually shocked to see the variety of artists who proceed to affix in on this nice occasion, it is really a blessing. Their contribution to the Paulina & Pals live performance is spectacular and the Lili Claire Basis will likely be endlessly grateful”.[283]

In 2018, Rubio appeared in a PETA video reminding folks to not go away animals or youngsters in parked automobiles.[284]


  • La Chica Dorada (1992)
  • 24 Kilates (1993)
  • El Tiempo Es Oro (1995)
  • Planeta Paulina (1996)
  • Paulina (2000)
  • Border Woman (2002)
  • Pau-Latina (2004)
  • Ananda (2006)
  • Gran Metropolis Pop (2009)
  • Brava! (2011)
  • Deseo (2018)


Solo excursions
  • Paulina World Tour (2001–02)
  • Pau-Latina Tour (2004–05)
  • Amor, Luz Y Sonido (2007–08)
  • Gran Metropolis Pop Tour (2009–10)
  • Brava! Tour (2012)
  • Deseo Tour (2019)
As supporting act
  • Enrique Iglesias’ Do not Flip off the Lights Tour (2002)


  • El Día del Compadre (1983)
  • Noche de Terrock y Brujas (1987)
  • Bésame En La Boca (1995)
  • Nietzsche (2003)
  • Pledge This! (2006)

See additionally

  • Honorific nicknames in common music
  • Music of Mexico
  • Latin pop
  • Checklist of Hispanic and Latino Individuals
  • Latin American music in america
  • Checklist of best-selling albums in Mexico
  • Checklist of best-selling Latin music artists
  • Checklist of most costly music movies
  • Nineties in music
  • 2000s in music

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