Ever since Paulina Rubio dethroned Thalia back in 2000 as the Queen of Latin Pop, Thalia has done nothing else but to follow Paulina’s footsteps. They both released an album that year, but Paulina’s over shadowed Thalia everywhere: on the radio, on TV, on awards ceremonies, at clubs, etc… Paulina released her self-titled album “Paulina” and Thalia released “Arrasando.” After Paulina’s first single was released, everyone quickly forgot about Thalia’s album, and “Paulina” became a global hit and was the biggest selling album on Billboard’s Latin chart.
Paulina Rubio did a long interview with Miami’s Y-100 radio station. She answered many questions from the DJ’s and fans. Here are some of the questions.
Who do you think is the coolest American pop singer right now?
That’s a hard question, but I love many people. I like Mariah Carey, Hilary Duff, Christina Aguilera, Lindsay Lohan, Britney, Jessica Simpson & Ashlee, Mandy Moore, Jojo and Justin! I love Justin! I would love to work with him. He is the Michael Jackson of our generation and he is so great! yeah baby! I am fan! Justin I love you! (laughs).
Contributed by hipon:
Cadena Dial (Spain) reports that Thalia is jealous about Paulina Rubio’s international success. The reason may be that Thalia’s last three albums had been total flops, while Paulina’s albums and singles are always on top of the charts. Thalia has never been a success in Europe while Paulina has lots of fans in countries like Italy, France and Russia. That’s why Thalia is currently recording an album with European producers so she can finally be known in Europe. Paulina is also recording a new English album with producers such as P. Diddy and other producers from Sweden, U.K and France.
The New York Post reports Paulina Rubio was spotted at new hotspot Cain with an entourage of Mexican socialites burning up the dance floor with Brazilian co-owner Jayma Cardoso.
Paulina Rubio And Mom Attend Sasha Sokol Concert
October 9, 2004 – Paulina Rubio and her mother Susana Dosamantes attended the concert of Sasha Sokol, ex-member of the Timbiriche group and a childhood friend of Rubio at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City on Wednesday (October 6).
Mexican pop singer Paulina Rubio is out with the video to her new Spanish single ‘Algo Tienes’, where she strips down to nothing but “Caution” tape. Watch it online below.
Paulina Rubio Concert At San Diego County Fair
June 13, 2004 – Paulina Rubio will be live in concert at the San Diego County Fair this June 30th at 7:30PM at the Grandstand Stage. This is an exclusive concert and only date. Her world tour will start next September and will take her throughout the U.S, South America, and Europe.
Paulina Rubio Appears On ‘La Columna’
June 12, 2004 – Paulina Rubio participated in the program ‘La Columna’. The singer did not put herself in contact with ex-boyfriend Ricardo Bofill, which seems to indicate that the separation of both is, this time, definitive.
Paulina Rubio Will Prove You Wrong
May 23, 2004 – Contributed anonymously:
CNN Espanol caught up with Paulina Rubio in the process of recording her second English album. “We are just in the first stage, there is a long way to go. But I guarantee this is one will be more mature, more edgy but with the same energy and charisma that is essential in me,” said Paulina. The reporter asked if she was happy with her first English effort ‘Border Girl’. Paulina replied. “I was happy with my album, but as usual the record company got involved too much because it was my first English album. They made me record songs that I did not want to. I wanted to make an album full of new songs, but they wanted to translate my hit singles in English. I don’t know if that was a great idea.”
“Paulina has matured musically. She is writing and producing her music, she is becoming more edgy and working with the top producers that you will never imagine who they are. She’ll will definitively prove everyone wrong,” concluded the reporter.
Mariah Carey and Paulina Rubio were amongst the stars on hand for Operation Smile’s ‘Smile Collection’ 2004 couture event at the Whitney Museum’s Robert J. Hurst Family Gallery in New York City on Monday (May 17). Check out pictures from WireImage.
Paulina Rubio Discusses Timbiriche Years
April 24, 2004 – Paulina Rubio is featured in Hispanic Magazine’s April 2004 cover story, where she talked about her time with pop rival Thalia in the group Timbiriche. “I learned a lot,” the Mexican artist recalled of the formative Timbiriche years. “There were six of us. We released 11 albums and had a whole generation who grew up with us. It was fantastic to be able to share the stage and learn so many things professionally with other kids. We were always in competition with Menudo. The girls would say, ‘Oh my God, we’re on the same TV show with them!’ Ricky Martin was the little one with Menudo like I was with Timbiriche.”
The full story at hispaniconline.com has since been removed.
Trial To Begin In Paulina Rubio Lawsuit
April 15, 2004 – NBC4 in Los Angeles reports opening statements are scheduled Thursday in a trial of a lawsuit against Paulina Rubio, who allegedly skipped performing at last year’s Auto Show to vacation in Acapulco. The Los Angeles Superior Court trial is expected to take about two weeks. In a suit filed in April 2003, Pacific Communications Group, a Michigan corporation with a main office in Torrance, claims the Grammy nominee and Mexico City native signed to do an “attention-grabbing” concert as Mercedes- Benz unveiled a C-Class model. The full story at nbc4.tv has since been removed.
Britney Spears And Paulina Rubio To Record
March 29, 2004 – Contributed Anonymously:
MTV Italy’s TRL reported that Britney Spears and Paulina Rubio are in talks for a collaboration that will be included in Paulina’s English album due late 2004 early 2005.
Thalia made a short phone interview with Y-100.7 in Miami and talked about Paulina Rubio.
“Paulina seems happy to be at number one, but I have been number one also. My crossover is a huge success everywhere, and I feel happy for that, I’m a recognized name wherever I go, just ask an American who is Thalia and who is Paulina and I know what the answer is (laughs).”
“What I don’t really like from Paulina is the way she acts, she acts like she is so smart but whatever, I’m Thalia.”
Paulina Rubio Attends ‘Sue Os De Un Seductor’
March 16, 2004 – Paulina Rubio was on hand for the 300th performance of ‘Sue Os De Un Seductor’ (Play It Again, Sam) on Sunday (March 14) at Teatro De Los Insurgentes in Mexico City.
Paulina Rubio Receives Gold Record Sales
March 10, 2004 – Contributed anonymously:
Paulina Rubio received a gold record for her album ‘Pau-Latina’ with only five weeks of its release. She also revealed that by September she will be making her first ‘MTV Unplugged’ where she will sing all her hits in live versions. She also wants to invite all her friends from the music business, including Ronan Keating who collaborated with her in the hit song ‘When You Say Nothing At All’. Paulina will be promoting in Mexico for a week to then travel to Spain, France and Italy to start promoting ‘Pau-Latina’ in Europe.
Paulina Rubio Falls From The Top Of Latin Album Charts
March 7, 2004 – This week on Billboard.com, Paulina Rubios’s ‘Pau-Latina’ is no longer #1 on the Latin Album Charts. She is replaced by Intocable’s debut album ‘Intimamente: En Vivo Live’ while Thalia’s ‘Greatest Hits’ falls two to #4.
Paulina Still Number #1 On Latin Charts
March 6, 2004 – This weeks charts at billboard.com shows Paulina Rubio’s ‘Te Quise Tanto’ is still at the top of Latin Charts with her second week at #1, at #3 is Ricky Martin with ‘Y Toda Queda En Nada’ and Thalia’s ‘Cerca De Ti’ remains the same at #4.
Contributed anonymously: MTV Latin American named Ricky Martin as the most successful crossover artist in Latin America, that has opened the doors for the young wave of Latin pop singers. Enrique Iglesias came second, for being the most talented of the crossovers. Then Shakira and Paulina Rubio, the first one for being the most successful female, and the second for being the first Mexican crossover. Thalia did not made the list and was named the worst crossover out of all, and was called the unofficial Mexican edition of Jennifer Lopez. She only sold 180.000 albums in USA and only have a million worldwide.
J.Lo’s ‘Jersey Girl’ Screen Time Evaporated After ‘Gigli’
March 21, 2004 – The issue of Jennifer Lopez’s screen time on ‘Jersey Girl’ changed radically when ‘Gigli,’ starring Ben Affleck and Lopez, crashed last summer, not long before their off-screen relationship collapsed. “When I cast the movie, I went, ‘I’ve got Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and Liv Tyler – we’re going to open at No. 1,'” director Kevin Smith told The New York Daily News. “The moment ‘Gigli’ bombed, I was like, ‘That will never happen.’ Hopefully [‘Jersey Girl’] will have legs. People will say, ‘Oh, it’s definitely a movie worth seeing. It’s not about Ben and Jennifer – it’s about him and a kid.”
Jennifer Lopez Re-Releasing Her Latest Album In UK
March 20, 2004 – Contributed by lopez_lover: The latest Jennifer’s album ‘This Is Me… Then’ is being re-released in UK this Monday (March 22nd) and will now come with an additional 5 track remix CD featuring the massive R.Kelly remix of ‘Baby I Love U!’. Also, ‘Baby, I Love U!’ single dropped 3 spots to #6 in UK midweeks selling over 7.000 copies of CD.
Last week Paulina Rubio had the number 1 spot on Billboard’s latin album charts with her latest album ‘Pau-Latina’, and Thalia was at #2 with ‘Greatest Hits’. Meanwhile, Thalia had the number one spot on the Hot Latin Tracks chart with her song ‘Cerca De Ti’, and Paulina was at #2 with ‘Te Quise Tanto’. This week Paulina claims the top spot on both of these charts, and Thalia is still at #2 on the latin album chart but falls to #4 on the Hot Latin Tracks chart.
Paulina Rubio was interviewed by KYS FM (Latin America)
DJ: What are you up to right now?
Paulina: Right now I’m promoting the Spanish album and also working for for the next English one. I’m so excited because this is going to be my second try in the English market. I don’t have any fears if it will be accepted or not, fear is a word that should be erased out of the dictionary. I’m secure of myself and very organized physically and mentally. I just wrote my first English song called ‘Magic Number’.