Thalía (Mexican latin-pop vocalist)
Birth Name: Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda. Born In: Mexico City, Mexico
Ariadna Thalía Sodi-Miranda Mottola (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾiˈaðna taˈli.a ˈsoði miˈɾanda]; born 26 August 1971), known mononymously as Thalía, is a Mexican singer, songwriter, published author, actress, and entrepreneur.
She has sung in various languages apart from her native Spanish, including English, Filipino, French and Portuguese. She is recognized as the most successful and influential female Mexican singer worldwide. She is often referred to as the "Queen of Latin Pop" by international media, mainly because of her legacy within the Latin pop music scene for the last three decades. As a solo artist, she has sold over 40 million records worldwide She has had dozens of Top 10 singles, 16 of which went to No.1 and she has received numerous accolades, including 5 Latin Billboard awards (from 17 nominations), several Premios Juventud and Lo Nuestro awards, as well as 7 Latin Grammy nominations.
As an actress, Thalía has starred in a variety of telenovelas most notably for her role as Marimar, and in the 1990s was publicly referred to as the "Queen of telenovelas". The media company Televisa has named her the best-paid telenovela actress in history.
In 2011, Terra Networks included her in its list of "the most powerful and iconic women in music". She is also an occasional fashion designer, has her own nationally syndicated radio show and is the author of four books, including her memoir. On December 5, 2013, she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a recognition for her music career.