Belinda Peregrín

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Belinda
Belinda Peregrin Schull.jpg
Belinda at the 24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington in 2010.
Born Belinda Peregrín Schüll
(1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 29)
Madrid, Spain
Residence Mexico City, Mexico
Citizenship
  • Spanish
  • Mexican (not yet)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active 2000–present
Net worth Increase US$ 60 million (2015)[1][2]
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Website www.belindamusic.net

Belinda Peregrín Schüll (born 15 August 1989), known mononymously as Belinda, is a Spanish-born Mexican singer, songwriter and actress.

In 2000, she started her career as a child actor at the age of 10 when she was cast as the lead role in the children's telenovela Amigos x siempre. She later appeared in Aventuras en el tiempo (2001) and Cómplices Al Rescate (2002).[3]

Her debut self-titled album Belinda (2003), was a commercial success, selling over 2.5 million records worldwide.[3] The album spawned many successful singles, including her debut hit single "Lo Siento" and "Vivir", the main theme of the 2004 telenovela 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.[4] It contained the top-ten singles "Ni Freud ni tu mamá", "Bella Traición" and "Luz Sin Gravedad".[5]

Belinda has also appeared in motion pictures, including the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), and has dubbed voice roles for The Tale of Despereaux (2008) and Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones (2012). Her return to Mexican telenovelas in Camaleones (2009) and the TV series Mujeres asesinas 3 (2010), inspired her subsequent third album Carpe Diem (2010), which spawned the hit single "Egoísta".[6] Her fourth album Catarsis (2013), debuted at number-one in her native Mexico, and was preceded by the hit singles "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" and "En La Obscuridad".[7] In 2017, Belinda was an extra on the 2017 film Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.[8]

Belinda has sold over two million albums in the United States and 16 million albums worldwide, making her the third best-selling female Mexican act.[9][10] The international press, such as Billboard and Daily Mail, have named her the "Princess of Latin Pop".[11][12]

Early life[edit]

Belinda was born in Madrid, Spain, to a French mother and a Spanish father. She has a younger brother, Ignacio, born in Mexico City in 1996. Her father owned several factories in Europe. The family moved to Mexico City permanently when Belinda was 4 years old. Her maternal grandfather was the late famous French bullfighter, Pierre Schüll.[13][14]

Career[edit]

2000–02: Telenovelas and Latin breakthrough[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.[15] 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 and commercial success[edit]

Her international self-titled debut studio album Belinda was released in Mexico by Sony BMG and RCA Records on 5 August 2003. The album became a great success in Mexico and throughout Latin America, selling over 2.5 million copies worldwide.[16] The album was produced by Rudy Pérez, Graeme Pleeth, Mauri Stern and Robin Barter.[17] 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 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 25 August 2006 with a total of over 8.1 million viewers, one of the highest rated television films the network has released.[18] Belinda also contributed 4 songs to Soundtrack, which was released on 15 August 2006 and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200[19] and sold 1.4 million copies to date in the US.[20]

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).[21] 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.[22] She also guest-starred in Buscando a Timbiriche, La Nueva Banda. On 18 October 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 8 November: "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 performing in Nicaragua, 2007

In 2009 she starred alongside Alfonso Herrera and Edith Gonzalez in the action-themed telenovela, Camaleones. On 27 August 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 23 March 2010. Two days after its release, the album was certified gold in Mexico after 40,000 copies were sold.[23] 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.[24] The album’s second and final single is "Dopamina" was released in 2011 to moderate success.[25] The video for Dopamina was released on 2 February 2011.[26] 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[27] which were never released.

2011–15: Catarsis, collaborations and Catarsis Tour[edit]

Belinda announced that she would dedicate 2011 and 2012 to writing and recording for her new album. On 5 June 2012, "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" was confirmed as the album’s lead single. It was officially released for digital download on 19 June 2012. On 21 July 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".[28]

"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.[29] Although not an official single from the album, "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, and was included as a bonus track on the Latin American editions of the album.[30] In Mexico, "Te Voy A Esperar" was only released for airplay and peaked at number seven.[30][31] Catarsis was originally scheduled to be released on 25 September 2012. However, it was pushed back and was released on 2 July 2013.[32][33]

"En la Obscuridad" was released as the second 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.[30][34] In just two days, the video broke the Latin music record on VEVO, with more than 3 million views.[35]

Belinda embarked on the Catarsis Tour starting in August 2013. Featuring a much bigger production than her past tours, the concert tour lasted almost three years ending in mid 2016 which also saw the singer visiting various festivals throughout Latin America.[36] The tour also saw various "phases" and saw changes to the stage, backdrops, and wardrobes. Most notably there was the "Kastle Ghost Koncept" phase that included a castle set up on the stage and famous singers appearing on stage.[37] Later that year Belinda collaborated with Mexican Rock Band Motel on their song "Sueño de Ti" which was released as the second single from their fourth album Prisma.

2016–present: Film work, shoe line and upcoming fifth album[edit]

On March 2016 it was announced that Belinda would be an extra in Baywatch, the film adaptation of the 90's television show of the same name that stars Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson.[38] In June of the same year Belinda was announced as part of the Spanish adaptation of Justin Timberlake's film Trolls, lending her voice to the character Poppy working closely with Timberlake during promotion of the film.[39]

Apart from film work, the singer entered the world of fashion and debuted her shoe line, a collaboration with Capa de Ozono, on July 2016 and were officially released in the fall of 2016.[40]

In between the completion of the Catarsis Tour, film work and her shoe line, Belinda announced she was in the song writing process for her fifth album. She posted a preview of a ballad on her social media on May 2016 and promised her new album will fit perfectly into her discography, leading fans to believe she will return to her earlier sound of her first two albums ´Belinda and Utopía.[41] With the start of 2017 the singer revealed that American DJ Steve Aoki was working on her album and shared several videos of the two working together in the studio. On 27 April 2017 she confirmed the lead single of her fifth album to be titled "Bailalo" which was produced by Aoki and is also featured in the song's accompanying music video.[42]

Other works and business[edit]

Belinda founded her own music promotion company called Joy Music. Joy Music promotes concert tours and several independent albums.

Belinda and her younger brother opened a luxury karaoke bar, La Chismosa Canta Bar (The Gossip sing and bar), in Mexico. The bar serves high class alcohol and is modeled after the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. As of 2016, La Chismosa Canta Bar has 3 locations in Mexico.

Belinda has done several modelling assignments and has been the face of multiple brands.

  • "Cómplices al rescate" puzzle games (2002).
  • Froot Loops (2002).
  • Oscar Mayer (2002).
  • Zapatos Andrea (2003-2005).
  • Office Depot (2003-2007).
  • Twister Moves (2004)
  • VideoNow (2004)
  • Vianney (2004-2007).
  • Hasbro (2005)
  • LG telephones (2005).
  • Coca-Cola (2005)
  • Rockola Coca-Cola (2005-2007).
  • Kbzónicos dolls(2005).
  • Tooth Tunes (2007)
  • Coca-Cola Zero (2007-2009).
  • Cinemex (2009)
  • Asepxia (2013)
  • FIAT (2013)
  • Herbal Essences (2014)
  • Magnum (2014-2015)
  • Cartier (2017)

Discography[edit]

Tours[edit]

  • Belinda Tour 2002 (2002-2003)
  • Tour Fiesta en la Azotea (2004–05)
  • Tour Utopía (2007-2008)
  • Tour Catarsis (2014-2017)

Tour Utopía[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
12 July 2007 Miami, Florida United States
14 July 2007 Chicago
16 July 2007 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
18 July 2007 Los Ángeles Nokia Theater
22 July 2007 Boston
24 July 2007 Washington
26 July 2007 New York Radio City Music Hall
28 July 2007 San Francisco
Latin America
31 August 2007 Heredia Costa Rica
1 September 2007 Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala
2 September 2007 Ciudad de Panamá Panama Centro de Convenciones Figali
7 September 2007 Managua Nicaragua
8 September 2007 San Salvador El Salvador
9 September 2007 Tegucigalpa Honduras
11 September 2007 Torreón Mexico Plaza de toros
12 September 2007 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
19 October 2007 Ensenada México
20 October 2007 Tijuana Plaza de toros
21 October 2007 Mexicali Plaza de toros
22 October 2007 Ciudad Guzmán Plaza de toros
26 October 2007 Pachuca Plaza de toros
4 November 2007 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas
10 November 2007 Monterrey México Auditorio Banamex
Europe
15 November 2007 Madrid Spain Palacio De Los Deportes
Latin America
17 November 2007 Metepec México
22 November 2007 León
23 November 2007 Villahermosa
24 November 2007 Tabasco
1 December 2007 Guayaquil Ecuador Teatro Centro De Arte
2 December 2007 Santo Domingo República Dominicana
12 December 2007 Tuxtla México
13 December 2007 Queretaro Plaza de toros
1 January 2008 Chetumal Plaza de toros
25 March 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park
27 March 2008 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
28 March 2008 Lima Perú Estadio Monumental
2 April 2008 Santo Domingo República Dominicana
27 April 2008 Acapulco México Plaza de toros
29 April 2008 Nuevo Laredo Plaza de toros
Europe
1 May 2008 Madrid Spain
5 May 2008 Barcelona Palau San Jordi
8 May 2008 Roma Italy
12 May 2008 Paris France Zenith de Paris

Promotional tours[edit]

  • "Rockola Coca Cola 2007" (2007)
  • "Carpe Diem Promo Tour" (2010-2011)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Cheetah Girls 2 Marisol Duran Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Princess Pea Voice role (Latin American dub)
2012 Tad, The Lost Explorer Sara Lavrof Voice role (Latin American dub)
2016 Trolls Poppy[43] Voice role (Latin American dub)
2017 Baywatch Carmen

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Amigos x siempre Ana Capistrán Vidal Lead role
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 Arcángel Flores Lead role
2002 Cómplices al rescate Mariana Cantú / Silvana del Valle Ontiveros 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 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
2010 Mujeres asesinas Annette VanDiryk Season 3, episode 8 (Annette y Ana, Nobles)

Appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Patito Feo Herself Guest star
2011 Belinda, Un Reality Sobre Mi Vida Herself 13 episodes
2013 El Factor X Herself / Judge MundoFox

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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