Legal name: Paulina Susana Rubio Rue
Paulina Susana Rubio-Dosamantes (Spanish pronunciation: [pauˈlina ˈruβjo]; born 17 June 1971) is a Mexican singer, actress, television music competition judge, hostess, model and businesswoman. The Queen of Latin Pop is the top-selling mexican female pop singer in the market. She began her music career as original member of the pop group Timbiriche from 1981 through 1991, before leaving the group in order to focus on her solo career.
Her debut album, La Chica Dorada (1992) was released under EMI Music and it reached position number 42 in Billboard Top Latin Albums and number 2 in Billboard Latin Pop. Her first single "Mío" debuts in Billboard in position number 19 in Hot Latin Tracks and reach position number 3, Her next albums 24 Kilates (1993), El Tiempo Es Oro (1995) and Planeta Paulina (1996) also helped Rubio become better known in Hispanic America. Rubio's departure from EMI Music happened in the same year. She rejected the contract by paying a lot of money to be free from EMI Music, looking for freedom of expression and creativity.
With her new label, Universal Music, she released her fifth studio album Paulina (2000) and her crossover album Border Girl (2002), both had commercial success worldwide; 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. Rubio is the only Mexican singer with two RIAA-certified Gold record standard type in United States with albums Paulina and Border Girl, Album Paulina is considered one of the most biggest selling albums of all time in Mexico´s music history. and reached two diamond records for 2 million sales worldwide only in 2001. certified by Nielsen Soundscan. Her follow-up albums, Pau-Latina (2004) and Ananda (2006) consolidated Rubio internationally as an global superstar. 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.
At the beginning of 2015 Paulina released a new single "Mi nuevo Vicio", with the collaboration of the young band Morato. The single was a number one hit in Spain and other countries in L.A. and Europe. During the Summer of the same year, Paulina collaborate with Juan Magan and DCS in a song under the Latin music influenced called "Vuelve", with a warm welcoming from her fans.
According to E! Entertainment, the singer reached number 12 on the 25 Sexiest Pop Divas list. 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.