Paulina Rubio life and biography

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Paulina Rubio biography

Date of birth : 1971-06-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality : Mexican
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-17
Credited as : Singer, The Golden Girl,

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Paulina Rubio Dosamantes was born June 17, 1971, in Mexico City, Mexico, and raised in her native Mexico, as well as Los Angeles and Spain.
Being the daughter of famous Mexican actress, Susana Dosamantes, Paulina was exposed to several countries and cultures while growing up, as her celebrity mother's career required a lot of traveling.

By the time she was 7 years old, Paulina knew she wanted to pursue a singing career, and attended a prestigious performing arts school to study singing and dancing, El Centro de Capacitacion de Televisa. Her training proved to be worth it when she was selected as one of the members of the '80s teen pop sensation, Timbiriche. Her work with the Mexican pop group made Paulina a star, along with fellow member, Thalia.

Although her career was on a high with Timbiriche, Paulina made time to take private jazz, singing and phonetic studies in LA, in addition to the group rehearsals. Already a veritable star in Mexico thanks to her involvement with Timbiriche from 1982 to 1991, she decided to pursue a solo career and branch out on her own.

To the surprise of many, Paulina's debut solo album, La Chica Dorada, which was recorded in Spain, spawned number one singles such as "Mio" and "Amor De Mujer," and went platinum in 1993.

Proving her first solo try was no fluke, her second album, 24 Kilates was certified gold and spawned the hits "Nieva, Nieva" and "Asunto De Doas." In addition to continued success with albums like 1995's El Tiempo es Oro and 1996's Planeta Paulina, Paulina expanded her repertoire by dipping her talented toes into acting.

Her foray into acting included successful turns in the popular soap operas, Pasion y poder and Pobre Niña Rica, and she hit the big screen in the 1994 film, Besame an la boca. Paulina's energetic personality and flare for performing were also evident when she was cast as the host of the Spanish variety show, Viva El Verano, in which she sang and acted.

Already known to Spanish audiences as "The Golden Girl," Paulina's self-titled album had international appeal, and received a lot of critical praise. The Mexican beauty described her next album Paulina as a fusion of pop, funk, jazz, techno, folk, and Latin, and something she poured her heart into during the two years it took to make. Considered by many her best album to date, Paulina sold more than 3 million copies and was named Billboard's #1 Latin Album of 2001.

Sitting atop "Planet Paulina" with 2001 Univision Awards for Best Female Pop Artist and Best Album, three 2001 Latin Grammy Award nominations, and four Top 10 singles on the US Latin Radio Chart off Paulina, her first English album is set for release June 18, 2002.

With the first single off Border Girl, "Don't Say Goodbye," already on the airwaves, Paulina Rubio is sure to become a sensation with worldwide appeal. Border Girl features four new Spanish tracks in addition to English singles like "Stereo," "Sexual Lover" and the KISS remake, "I Was Made For Lovin' You."
Her Paulina album sold 3 million copies, the most of its genre in 2001, becoming Billboard's #1 Latin Album of the Year. It included 4 songs that cracked the Top 10 singles charts. The album remained on Billboard's charts for over 52 weeks. It also garnered her 2 awards for Best Female Pop Artist and Best Album at the 2002 Univision Awards, and 3 nominations at the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards.

What's really incredible is that she has 23 albums under her belt (most done with teenybopper super-group Timbiriche), and a soap opera career as impressive . She has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, and continues to sell-out concerts whenever she performs in the countries with her most ardent fans like Mexico, Brazil, Italy, and Spain.

Along with the acclaim and popularity she is sure to garner with her dance-infused pop tracks, Paulina also amazes audiences and fans with her energetic live performances.

In early August 2010, Paulina talked on her Twitcam about her upcoming projects including her next studio album. She said that her new album will be Spanglish and will include songs in Spanish and English. She also hoped that the first single of the new material would be released in the middle or the end of 2011.
Paulina has also stated that she is writing songs with Nelly Furtado and Cobra Starship. In May 2011, Paulina announced on Twitter that she and Moroccan/Swedish producer/songwriter RedOne are working together on new music in reports that, "She's been working with RedOne and writing with Julio Reyes Copello,
Casadiego, Espinoza Paz, Chino y Nacho and Claudia Brant."
Universal Music confirmed that Brava! is the title of Paulina's new album. The production has 10 tracks, seven of which are in Spanish, while only 3 are in English. More songs are to be released on a special edition of the album.

On April 30, 2007, she married Spanish public relations executive Nicolás "Colate" Vallejo Nájera in Xcaret, a park on the Mayan Riviera in Cancún, Quintana Roo.

On May 5, 2010, Paulina announced through Twitter that she is expecting her first child.
Paulina has stated that if the child is a boy, he shall be named after his father, Nicolás. If it is a girl, she will be named after Rubio's great-grandmother, Micaela. In November 2010, Paulina and her husband Nicolás Vallejo-Nájera welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Andrea Nicolás Vallejo-Nágera Rubio in Miami, Florida.
Prior to the birth Paulina had planned on having a water birth at home, but was rushed to the hospital and spent the weekend with doctors working to stabilize the health of the baby. Hospital staff tried to send Rubio home so that she could realize her dream of a natural home birth, but the complications lead her medical team to schedule a c-section.

In 2007, Paulina launched her own lipstick in partnership with M.A.C. titled "Rubia". Paulina stated, "I love wearing make-up and use MAC products on stage and off, it's suitable for all occasions. I was thrilled when M.A.C approached me to create a new shade of lipstick and I instantly thought it should be a bold, vibrant matte lipstick that will look sexy on all women."

In 2008, Paulina launched her own fragrance titled "ORO". The fragrance was released and created in conjunction with "Oracle Beauty Brands".

Rubio is dressed by the most prestigious and recognized designers which include her longtime friend Roberto Cavalli, Ina Soltani, Prada, Gucci, "Dolce & Gabbana", Alexander McQueen, etc.

In 2007, Paulina joined the "Latino Commission on AIDS", an organization in the fight against the spread HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. Paulina became the first "Mexican Madrina" to parter with the organization. Paulina stated, "It is important to make our voice heard and try to bring back some of the care that the community shares each day".
Rubio has been part of several videos in which she asks viewers to promote "safe sex" relationships in order to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

On May 17, 2008, Paulina performed at the ALAS concert (América Latina en Acción Solidaria). The organization's mission is to strengthen and expand public and private sector support for Early Childhood Development in Latin America.

In 2009, Paulina received a recognition from the "American Heart Association" for her association with the organization. Rubio also performed at the event in order to raise funds.

On December 3, 2009, Paulina held a press conference announcing the creation of an organization in partnership with the "Lili Claire Foundation" to provide assistance to children living with neurological disorders and their families.

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