riadna Thalia Sodi Miranda (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, who has sung in various languages including Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Tagalog.
She is recognized as the most successful female solo Mexican artist internationally by media conglomerates such as Univision, Televisa and Azteca, while she is often referred to as the “Queen of Latin Pop” by the media internationally, mainly because of her legacy within the Latin pop music scene of the last 25 years. As a solo artist, she has sold over 45 million records worldwide, being considered one of the best selling Latin musicians of all time. She has had 28 Top 10 singles, 15 of which went to No.1 and she has received numerous accolades including four Latin Billboard awards, several Premios Juventud awards and various Latin Grammy nominations.
Apart from her success as a recording artist, Thalía has also had an acclaimed career in acting, as she starred in a variety of soap operas (known as telenovelas) that have aired in over 180 countries with a viewership of more than two billion people, marking history in television ratings and beating various rating records. During the decade of the 1990s, she was converted into a global television icon and was publicly referred to as the reigning “Queen of telenovelas” by the mass media around the world. She was also reported to be the most successful and best-paid telenovela actress in history, as stated by Televisa, the largest mass media company in the Spanish-speaking world.
In 2008, the British tabloid The Sun named her one of “the 50 female singers who will never be forgotten” and in 2011, Terra Networks included her in their list of “the most powerful and iconic women in music”. She is also an occasional fashion designer and has her own nationally syndicated radio show, while she is an accomplished author having released four books, one of them being her personal memoir. On December 5, 2013 she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as a recognition for her successful career in music and entertainment.