Belinda Peregrín

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Belinda Peregrín
Belinda Peregrin Schull.jpg
Belinda at the 24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington in 2010.
Born Belinda Peregrín Schüll
(1989-08-15) August 15, 1989 (age 26)
Madrid, Spain
Residence Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active 2000–present
Musical career
Instruments Vocals

Belinda Peregrín Schüll, known mononymously as Belinda (born August 15, 1989) is Spanish-born Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. She started her career as child actor at the age of 10 when she was cast the lead role in the children's telenovela ¡Amigos X Siempre! (2000). She later appeared in other children's programs Aventuras en el Tiempo in 2001 and Cómplices al Rescate in 2002 with their subsequent soundtrack releases and international tours.[1]

Her debut self-titled album Belinda (2003) was a commercial success in Latin America, selling over 2.5 million records worldwide.[1] The album spawned number one singles "Ángel" and "Vivir"; the main themed song of Corazones al Límite. Following her departure from Sony BMG and management in 2005, Belinda's second album Utopía (2006) earned her two Latin Grammy Awards nominations and was certified platinum in Mexico.[2] It contained the top ten singles "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá", "Bella Traición" and "Luz Sin Gravedad".[3]

Belinda has also appeared in film including the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006) and has dubbed voice roles for The Tale of Despereaux in 2008 and Las Aventuras de Tadeo Jones in 2012. Following her return to Mexican television in Camaleones (2009) and the series Mujeres Aseseinas 3 (2010), inspired her subsequent album Carpe Diem which spawned the hit single "Egoísta".[4] Her fourth studio album Catarsis debuted at number one on the Mexican Chart, and was preceded by the hit singles "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" and "En La Obscuridad".[5]

Belinda has sold over 2 million albums in the US and 16 million albums worldwide, making her the third best-selling female Mexican artist.[6][7] Billboard named her the "Princess of Latin Pop".[8]

Early life[edit]

Peregrín was born in Madrid, Spain. She moved to Mexico as a child and has a younger brother born in Mexico, her family originated from Spain.


2000–02: Telenovela and soundtrack appearances[edit]


At a very early age Belinda showed an incredible talent for singing, acting, and writing and shooting home videos. At 10 she was cast in her first telenovela, ¡Amigos x Siempre!, produced by Televisa in Mexico, and she was featured on the soundtrack. Both show and album became huge successes in Latin America. In 2001 she starred in her second telenovela named Aventuras en el Tiempo, also produced by Televisa. The series achieved success in Mexico and many Latin-American countries. She contributed to the series soundtracks. She gained recognition playing twins in Cómplices Al Rescate. She toured with the cast in many Latin-American countries with over 160 live shows.[9] She recorded two soundtracks for the series and received her first Latin Grammy nomination for her work on one of the soundtracks. She didn't return for the series' second season.

2003–05: Belinda releases and commercial success[edit]


Her international self-titled debut studio album Belinda was released in Mexico by Sony BMG and RCA Records on August 5, 2003. The album became a great success in Mexico and throughout Latin America, selling over 2.5 million copies worldwide.[10] The album was produced by Rudy Pérez, Graeme Pleeth, Mauri Stern and Robin Barter.[11] Six singles were released, including a number of top ten singles: "Lo Siento", "Boba Niña Nice", "Ángel" and "Vivir" which was chosen as the main theme song for Corazones al límite, a soap opera in which she briefly appeared. The album itself was re-released several times throughout 2004 and 2005.

In early 2005 she collaborated with Mexican rock band Moderatto on a cover by Timbiriche titled "Muriendo Lento" which peaked at No. 1 in Mexico and was a commercial success.

2006–08: Crossover, The Cheetah Girls 2 and Utopía[edit]

Belinda in Nicaragua, 2007

In 2006, Belinda debuted in the North American markets in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls 2 as Marisol. The movie premiered on August 25, 2006 with a total of over 8.1 million viewers, one of the highest rated television films the network has released.[12] Belinda also contributed 4 songs to Soundtrack, which was released on August 15, 2006 and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200[13] and sold 1.4 million copies to date in the US.[14]

Her second studio album Utopía was released in late 2006 and peaked at No. 3 on the Mexican charts, selling over 1 million records worldwide; and included the hit single "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá" (2006).[15] Belinda revealed that her label wanted her to spend a week in Los Angeles for the recording of Utopía 2 an English CD/DVD re-release for European and North American countries.[16] She also guest-starred in Buscando a Timbiriche, La Nueva Banda. On October 18, 2007, Belinda won 2 awards, "Video of the Year" for "Bella Traición", and "Best Solo Artist" at the MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica. She was also nominated in two categories in the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards held on November 8: "Song of the Year" for "Bella Traición", and "Best Female Pop Album" for her hit album Utopía.

Belinda provided vocals for the Spanglish remix of "Te Quiero" by DJ Flex and Finley’s 2008 single Your Hero.

2009–10: Return to Mexican television and Carpe Diem[edit]

Belinda return for Carpe Diem

In 2009 she starred alongside Alfonso Herrera and Edith Gonzalez in the action-themed telenovela, Camaleones. On August 27, 2009 EMI Televisa posted a video teaser of her new song "Sal de Mi Piel", originally announced as the lead single of her yet-untitled third studio album; it was then selected as the main theme of Camaleones. In 2010 she guest-starred on the third season of Mujeres Asesinas, starring in the episode "Anette and Anne, noble", based on the story of the painter Sofia Bassi, in which she shared credits with Issabella Camil and William Levy. She also recorded the song "Contigo en la distancia" for one of the scenes. The episode and song were praised by critics; the episode was one of the series' highest rated.

In February and March 2010 she was featured in collaboration with several Latin artists in "Somos el Mundo" and "Ay Haiti". Both songs were released as charity singles for benefits.

Carpe Diem, Belinda’s third studio album, was released on March 23, 2010. Two days after its release, the album was certified gold in Mexico after 40,000 copies were sold.[17] The lead single of the record Egoísta featuring Pitbull was released to commercial success; A shift from her prominent pop-rock genre to more dance oriented.[18] The album’s second and final single is "Dopamina" was released in 2011 to moderate success.[19] The video for Dopamina was released on February 2, 2011.[20] Belinda also stated on her Facebook that she was putting the final touches on her next two videos for the tracks; Gaia and Amor Transgénico[21] which were never released.

2011–present: Catarsis[edit]


Belinda announced that she would dedicate 2011 and 2012 to writing and recording for her new album. On June 5, 2012, "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" was confirmed as the album’s lead single. It was officially released for digital download on June 19, 2012. On July 21, 5 new tracks from the album were leaked online, including next single "I Love You (Te Quiero)" featuring Pitbull alongside "Bailaría Sobre El Fuego", "Litost", "Aguardiente", "Como Si Fuéramos Novios", "Dame Mas", and "Con Los Ojos Cerrados".[22]

"En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" debuted at number seven on the Mexican Singles Chart and peaked at number one, and stayed for one week.[23] The second single, "Te Voy A Esperar" (which features Juan Magán), for the soundtrack of the film Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones was digitally released in Spain, debuting and staying at number one for ten weeks, receiving the Platinum certification by PROMUSICAE for sales of over 60,000.[24] In Mexico, "Te Voy A Esperar" was only released for airplay and peaked at number seven.[24][25] Catarsis was originally scheduled to be released on September 25, 2012. However, it was pushed back and was released on July 2, 2013.[26][27]

"En la Obscuridad" was the third single. It debuted at No. 37 on the Mexican Singles Chart, peaking at number 10, in March 2013. It had an international impact for Belinda's career, peaking at No. 39 in Spain and at No. 65 in South Korea.[24][28]

In just two days, the video broke the Latin music record on VEVO, with more than 3 million views.[29]


Main article: Belinda discography



Madrid, City were Belinda was born
Mexico City, City were she has lived.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Cheetah Girls 2 Marisol Duran Disney Channel Original Movie
2007 Barbie as the Island Princess Hoe Rosella[30] Direct-to-video
Voice only (Spanish version)
2008 Despereaux: Un Pequeño Gran Héroe Pera Fea Voice only (Spanish version)
2012 Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones Sara Lavrof Voice only (Spanish version)

Soap Operas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 ¡Amigos X Siempre! Ana Capistrán Vidal Palme d'Or for Best Child Actress
Eres Awards for Best Singer and Actress
TVyNovelas Award for Best Female Newcomer
2001 Aventuras en el tiempo Violeta Flores / Rosenda Child Protagonist
2002 Cómplices al rescate Mariana Cantú / Silvana Del Valle Lead role (Later replaced by Daniela Lujan)
Eres Niños Awards for The Mega Actress
Eres Niños Awards for The More Toned
Nominated—Oye Awards for Best Solo Grupero
Nominated—Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Children’s Album
2004 Corazones al límite Elena "Elenita" Arellano Gómez Recurring role
Nominated—TVyNovelas Award for Best Musical Theme
2009–10 Camaleones Valentina Izaguirre / Jaramillo Lead role
Nominated—Kids Choice Awards México for Favorite Female Character Series
Nominated—People en Español Award for Best Young Actress
Nominated—People en Español Award for Best Couple (with Alfonso Herrera)
Nominated—Premios Juventud for Girl of my Dreams

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Patito Feo Herself Guest star
2010 Mujeres Asesinas 3 Annette VanDiryk Season 3, episode 8 (Annette y Ana, Nobles)
2011 Belinda, Un Reality Sobre Mi Vida Herself 13 episodes
2013 El Factor X Herself / Judge MundoFox

Personal life[edit]

She dated professional soccer player Giovani Dos Santos.

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Terra - Belinda se recupera tras shock nervioso - Famosos - Gente E". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  2. ^ – Los Novel del Rock
  3. ^ "Premio Lo Nuestro 2008". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Home - Grupo Milenio". Milenio. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ – Belinda dice que Catarsis refleja evolución y madurez
  7. ^ – Los Mejores Exponentes del Pop Latino > Billboard en Español
  8. ^ "Billboard". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Belinda Biography". Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  10. ^ Biografia de Belinda – Pega Cifras
  11. ^ allmusic (((Belinda > Credits ))) Allmusic
  12. ^ "Disney Movie Skips to Another Record – 2007-01-20 00:04:00 | Multichannel News". Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  13. ^ allmusic (((The Cheetah Girls 2 > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))) AllMusic
  14. ^ "Cheetah Girls Launching 50-Date Tour". Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  15. ^ Top 100 Album 2006 AMPROFON
  16. ^ Utopía 2 AllMusic
  17. ^ Biografia de Belinda - Pega Cifras
  18. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Belinda / Belinda Peregrín Carpe Diem". AllMusic. Rovi. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  19. ^ Belinda estrena 'Dopamina', el nuevo sencillo de 'Carpe Diem'
  20. ^ Belinda – Dopamina. YouTube (2011-02-02). Retrieved on 2012-04-11.
  21. ^ los videos de gaia.... Facebook. Retrieved on 2012-04-11.
  22. ^ "Ultimate Music - Belinda “Catarsis” (iTunes+)". Ultimate Music. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  23. ^
  24. ^ a b c " Novedades y Listas Oficiales de Ventas de Música en España". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  25. ^ Top Albums - Billboard 200 - Album Sales - Nielsen Soundscan -
  26. ^ EMI Music Spain
  27. ^ "iTunes - Music - Catarsis by Belinda". iTunes. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  28. ^ "South Korean Goan International Single Chart (February 17, 2013-February 23, 2013)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  29. ^ [1] Belinda Batió Records con En La Obscuridad
  30. ^ "Belinda". IMDb. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 

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