Legal name: Paulina Susana Rubio Rue
Paulina Susana Rubio Rue (Spanish pronunciation: [pauˈlina ˈruβjo ruˈe]; born 17 June 1971) is a Mexican singer, actress, television music competition judge, hostess, model and businesswoman. She is known in Mexico, other Hispanic-American countries and in Spain as an original member of the pop group Timbiriche from 1981 through 1991. Rubio has sold over 20 million records worldwide as a solo artist. and is considered one of the most influential Latin celebrities in the world by Univision.
Her debut album, La Chica Dorada (1992) was released under EMI Music, followed by 24 Kilates (1993). Her follow-up albums, El tiempo es oro (1995) and Planeta Paulina (1996) helped Rubio become better known in Hispanic America. Rubio's departure from EMI Music happened in the same year due to personal conflicts with the label.
With her new label, Universal Music, she released her sixth studio album Paulina (2000) and her crossover album Border Girl (2002), both had commercial success in Latin America,Europe and USA; the first of these was nominated and won many awards. According to Billboard, Paulina was the best selling Latin album in the United States in 2001, selling over 1 million copies in the US alone. Paulina has sold more than 4 million copies. Her follow-up albums, Pau-Latina (2004) and Ananda (2006) consolidated Rubio internationally as the most successful Mexican super star in the world. Her ninth album, Gran City Pop (2009) had a fresh and original concept, and focused in vision, to reflect Paulina's life and musical experiences she had while traveling the world. Her latest album Brava! (2011) focuses in electronic genres. In 2012, Rubio served as a coach on the second season of La Voz... Mexico. In 2013, Rubio became a coach on La Voz Kids, and also became a judge on the American version of The X Factor.
According to E! Entertainment, the singer reached number 12 on the 25 Sexiest Pop Divas.