-----Paulina Susana Rubio Dosamantes was born in Mexico City, Mexico on June 17, 1971 to actress Susana Dosamantes. Later known as Paulina Rubio, she began taking singing, acting, jazz, painting, and dance lessons from the age of 5 while enrolled at what is now the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA) in Mexico.
In 1982, she began her singing career when she was ten years in the popular children's pop group Timbiriche. The original band had seven members and Rubio remained a member for ten years. Rubio recorded 11 albums as part of Timbiriche.
In 1985, Timbiriche participated in the musical Vaselina (Spanish adaptation of the American musical Grease). Rubio then turned to acting in telenovelas with Televisa. In 1988, she landed the role as the villain Paulina Montenegro in Pasión y Poder (Passion and Power). In 1992 she starred as Andrea in Baila Conmigo (Dance With Me.) Two soundtracks, Baila Conmigo and Recuerdos de Baila Conmigo, were released.
With her new label, Universal Music, she released her sixth studio album Paulina in 2000, and her crossover album Border Girl in 2002. Both sold well in Latin America and Europe. According to Billboard, Paulina was the best selling Latin album in the United States in 2001, selling 2 million copies worldwide. Paulina has sold over 4 million copies.
Her follow-up albums, Pau-Latina in 2004 and Ananda in 2006 made Rubio one of the most successful Mexican music performers in the world. Her ninth album, Gran City Pop in 2009, reflected Paulina's life and musical experiences while traveling the world. Her latest album Brava! in 2011, focused on electronic genres.
In 2012, Rubio served as a coach on the second season of La Voz... Mexico. The following year, she served as a coach on La Voz Kids and as a judge on the third season of the American version of The X Factor.
According to E! Entertainment, the singer reached number twelve on the 25 Sexiest Pop Divas.
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