Dulce María

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Espinosa and the second or maternal family name is Saviñón.
Dulce María
Dulce Maria Teleton 1.jpg
Dulce Maria at Teleton 2011
Background information
Birth name Dulce María Espinosa Saviñón[1]
Born (1985-12-06) December 6, 1985 (age 29)
Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Latin pop, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress, writer, dancer, philanthropist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Sony BMG (2001–2002)
Capitol Records (2004–2009)
Universal Music (2009–present)
Associated acts Jeans, RBD
Website Official website

Dulce María Espinosa Saviñón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdulse maˈɾi.a saβiˈɲon]; born December 6, 1985) is a Mexican actress and singer-songwriter. She's been part of several music projects, most notably pop group RBD from 2004 to 2009, which originated from the successful telenovela Rebelde (2004–2006), and sold 57 million albums around the world. Since 2009, after signing to Universal Music, Dulce María has released two solo albums: Extranjera (2010) and Sin Fronteras (2014).

Early life[edit]

Dulce María was born on December 6, 1985 in Mexico City, Federal District.[2] She has two sisters, Blanca Ireri and Claudia. As a child, Dulce María began doing television commercials. In 1993, at the age of 8 , she was cast on Plaza Sesamo, Mexico's version of Sesame Street. She also appeared in various Mexican commercials during her young age, including the Mexican furniture store Viana during Mother's Day. She was later cast in El Club de Gaby and participated in several specials on the Mexican Discovery Kids channel.[2] She began to work in soap operas in Televisa but she discovered her real passion when she was given the opportunity to participate in a music project called Rebelde.

Music career[edit]

Dulce Maria as RBD band member in a press conference in Brazil.

In 1996 Dulce joined the Mexican music group K.I.D.S.. They were very popular among children in Mexico and released two hit singles, La mejor de tus sonrisas and Prende el switch. In 1999, Dulce decided to leave the group due to personal reasons.[2] After her departure from K.I.D.S., Dulce and her then boyfriend, Daniel Habif, also an ex-member of K.I.D.S., decided to start their own group called D&D. They recorded five songs, but for unknown reasons, split up.[2] In early 2000, Dulce replaced Angie in Jeans, a female Latin pop group.[2] She left after two years to film Clase 406.

Dulce began acting in telenovelas and was eventually cast as one of the main characters in Rebelde. The success of Rebelde, launched RBD. To date RBD has made 9 studio albums, including albums in Spanish, Portuguese and English. They have sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and have toured across Mexico, South America, Serbia, Romania, the United States, and Spain. On August 15, 2008, RBD released a message telling fans that they had decided to split up. They went on one final tour, Gira Del Adios World Tour which ended in 2008. On November 25, 2008, Dulce collaborated with Tiziano Ferro and Anahí on a song called El Regalo Màs Grande. Following the breakup of RBD, Dulce signed with Universal Music and announced that she will begin recording in 2009 as a solo artist.[3]

Dulce María performing in 2008

In 2009 she recorded two new songs for the novela, Verano de Amor, called Verano and[4] Déjame Ser, a song she co-wrote along with Carlos Lara. Dulce also collaborated with Akon, to remix his song Beautiful. They performed the song together at the 2009 radio concert, El Evento 40. Dulce is also acting as llyena Faustin in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Dulce María released her first solo single on May 17, 2010, Inevitable. The music video was released on May 24 and was directed by Argentinean director Francisco d'Amorim Lima. Dulce María's solo album "Extranjera" was originally set to be released September 7, but the release date was changed due to recording of some new tracks. The album was then set to be released November 9, 2010 with her stating on Twitter @DulceMaria "We have more surprises for you guys so be patient!". The surprise was that the album was going to be divided in two: Extranjera Primera Parte, with 7 tracks, including the hit Inevitable, released on November 9, 2010 and Extranjera Segunda Parte with 7 more tracks plus a DVD with extras. On November 9, 2010, Dulce María presented her album with a showcase at the Lunario and announced her second single Ya No, which will be featured on the second part of the album set to be released in the summer of 2011. The song is a cover of the late singer Selena from the album Amor Prohibido. The song began playing on radios on November 16, 2010.

On January 14 A Preview Clip was released for Dulce's New Single Ya No showing her in 3 different outfits, and in the last scene arguing with her love interest. Dulce Maria's New Music Video Ya No was released on February 10 on her personal YouTube channel, DulceMariaLive, earlier than planned due to it being leaked.

Dulce Maria announced on her Official YouTube account, Extranjera Segunda Parte will be released on June 14, 2011.

Acting career[edit]

Dulce Maria in 2011

Following her success as a child star, Dulce began to star in teen-oriented telenovelas such as El Juego de la Vida and Clase 406.[2] In Clase 406, she worked alongside Alfonso Herrera, Anahí, and Christian Chávez, who later became her bandmates in RBD. In 2004, she was cast as one of the main characters in Rebelde, a Mexican remake of the hit Argentinian telenovela, Rebelde Way. Dulce played Roberta Pardo, the strong-willed daughter of a famous Mexican singer. Rebelde was a hit worldwide and had over 400 episodes, airing from 2004 until 2006. In 2006, the actress received the TV Y Novelas award for Best Young Telenovela Actress for her work in Rebelde.[5]

Following the success of Rebelde in 2007, Televisa released RBD: La Familia, which starred the members of RBD. The sitcom was based on the fictional lives of the members of RBD. The characters of the sitcom were not based on the band's characters in Rebelde, but intended to be similar to the actors' real personalities. RBD: La Familia was the first Mexican series shot entirely in High Definition. The show ran from March 14, 2007 – June 13, 2007 and only had 13 episodes.

In 2009, Dulce starred in the telenovela Verano de amor, alongside Gonzalo Garcia Vivanco and Ari Borovoy, also produced by Pedro Damián, where she interpreted the theme songs of the telenovela, Verano and Déjame Ser; Dulce was cast as Miranda.[6] The telenovela premiered on February 9, 2009, replacing the series Juro Que Te Amo. Verano de amor incorporated messages into the novela promoting environmental responsibility, an extension of Televisa's "Televisa Verde" initiative focused on the environment.[7]

In 2010 she received the prize of People En Español as Best Young Actress for the telenovela Verano de amor.[8]

In April 2010 Dulce Maria was cast as a Lupita in a new independent film project, directed by Gonzalo Justiniano, "Alguien Ha Visto A Lupita?" (Has Anyone Seen Lupita?) starring alongside Chilean actor Cristian de la Fuente.[9] The film was released in March 2011[dated info].[10] Dulce Maria was in fashion line Cklass with her ex colleague Maite Perroni. It is interesting to note that Dulce was in TV show Clase 406 with actors Anahi, Alfonso Herrera, and Christian Chavez. The two latter of the three were also in a group with Dulce which was also named Clase 406.

In 2013, Dulce starred in a return to the telenovela in Mentir para Vivir.

In 2015, she appeared in a PETA video discouraging people from attending circuses that use animals.[11]

In 2016, Dulce starred as the first antagonist role debut in the telenovela Corazón que miente.

Personal life[edit]

Dulce María giving autographs at Walmart

Dulce's great aunt was the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Dulce's grandmother is Frida's first cousin.[12][13] In 2007 Dulce María released Dulce Amargo, a book of poems and stories based on her life and her experiences in RBD.[14]

She was chosen by the magazine Quién of Mexico, as one of the most beautiful 2006.[15] In 2007, as well as in 2010 the magazine People En Español named her one of "50 Most Beautiful."[16][17][18] In the social support in 2009, Dulce Maria created the Foundation Dulce Amanecer to support communities of indigenous women and their children, as well as environmental protection.[19] Also, in September 2009, the singer was chosen by Google, Save the Children and Chicos.net as representative of the Technology Yes campaign aimed at promoting the appropriate use of technology and the Internet among children and youth.[20] In 2010 the magazine People En Español named her one of "50 Most Beautiful".[21]

Dulce María had an on-again, off-again relationship with Alfonso Herrera from 2002 to 2005. They met while filming Clase 406, later also working together in Rebelde, consequently being bandmates in RBD until the band's departure. She briefly dated goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa in 2005. She also dated her Verano de Amor co-star Pablo Lyle from 2008 to 2009 and was in a relationship with Mexican entrepreneur Luis Rodrigo Reyes from 2011 to 2015.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Quimera Short film
1999 Inesperado amor
2000 Bienvenida al clan
2009 El Agente 00-P2 Molly Cocatu
2012 ¿Alguien ha visto a Lupita? Lupita
2014 Quiero ser fiel Carla


Year Title Role Notes
1993 El club de Gaby Television debut
1994 El vuelo del águila
1995 Alondra
1995 Retrato de familia Child Elvira Preciado Mariscal
1996 Canción de amor
1998 Huracán Rocío
1999 Nunca te olvidaré Child Silvia Requena Ortiz
1999 Infierno en el paraíso Child Dariana
1999-2000 DKDA: Sueños de juventud Fan DKDA 3 episodes
2000 Siempre te amaré
2000 Locura de amor Ximena
2000 Primer amor, a mil por hora Brittany
2001 El juego de la vida
2002-2003 Clase 406 Marcela Mejía
2003 Mujer, casos de la vida real Invitada
  • "Amor de juventud" (Season 20, Episode 121)
  • "Los brujos" (Season 20, Episode 129)
2004-2006 Rebelde Roberta Pardo Rey / Roberta Pardo
2005 La energía de Sonric'slandia Roberta Pardo Rey
  • "Calor en la Central" (Season 1, Episode 11)
  • "Viceversa" (Season 1, Episode 18)
2007 RBD: La familia Dul 13 episodes
2009 Verano de amor Miranda Perea Olmos
2010 Mujeres asesinas Eliana "Eliana, Cuñada" (Season 3, Episode 5)
2013 Mentir para vivir Jackie 18 episodes
2016 Corazón que miente TBA


Main article: RBD discography





Solo career[edit]


Written works[edit]


Year Song Artist Album
2007 Quiero Poder RBD RBD: La Familia
2007 Te Daría Todo RBD Empezar Desde Cero
2009 Más Tuya Que Mía RBD Para Olvidarte de Mí
2009 Lágrimas Perdidas RBD Para Olvidarte de Mí
2009 Déjame Ser Dulce María Verano de Amor
2009 Quiero Mi Vida Bknis Verano de Amor
2010 Llévame Dulce María Unreleased track from Para Olvidarte de Mí
2010 Donde Sale el Sol Paulina Goto Paulina Goto
2010 Sin Ti Dulce María
2010 Mi Guerra y Mi Paz Dulce María
2010 Inevitable Dulce María Extranjera
2010 Luna Dulce María Extranjera
2011 Dicen Dulce María Extranjera Segunda Parte
2011 24/7 Dulce María Extranjera Segunda Parte
2011 Quien Serás? Dulce María Extranjera Segunda Parte
2012 Reloj de Arena Dulce María
2013 Wake up Beside Me Basshunter feat. Dulce María Calling Time
2014 Si Tú Supieras Dulce María Sin Fronteras
2014 Yo Sí Queria Dulce María Sin Fronteras
2014 Cementerio De Los Corazones Rotos Dulce María Sin Fronteras
2014 O Lo Haces Tú O Lo Hago Yo Dulce María Sin Fronteras
2014 Shots De Amor feat. Naty Botero and Pambo Dulce María Sin Fronteras
2014 Te Quedarás feat. Frankie J Dulce María Sin Fronteras
2014 Cupido Criminal Dulce María Unreleased track from Sin Fronteras
2014 Perdón, Perdón Ha*Ash Primera Fila - Hecho Realidad
2015 Esta Vez Ana Cristina Pagán Estoy Aquí

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Dulce María – Datos biográficos". Esmas. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f [1]Esmas Official Biography
  3. ^ [2]Dulce María Begins As A Solo Artist – People En Español
  4. ^ [3] Noticias 24
  5. ^ "TV Y Novelas – December 2006". Webdelatele.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ Servicios de Impacto USA. "TELEVISION: Dulce María presenta su telenovela "Verano de amor" y el último disco de RBD". Impacto USA. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ “Verano de amor” muestra al mundo lo bello de Veracruz, El Diario de Yucatán (in Spanish), December 6, 2008
  8. ^ "Resultados: Telenovelas | MEJOR TELENOVELA" (in Spanish). Peopleenespanol.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Terra – Justiniano transforma a Dulce María en una desquiciada – Cine". Terra.cl. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Terra – Angélica Castro protagonizará nueva película de Justini – Cine". Terra.cl. March 19, 2010. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ Robert C. Weich III, "Dulce Maria 2015: Former RBD Singer Wants US to Stop Using Animals in Circus, Tells People to Imagine Living in 'Cramped Railroad Boxcar'," Latin Post, March 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "Dulce Marнa se caracterizу de su tнa abuela: Frida Kahlo". El Universal. June 14, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ GENTE MAGAZINE. JUNE 2009. PAGE 60
  14. ^ "Libro De Dulce Maria Dulce Amargo Rbd". Lasnoticiasmexico.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  15. ^ [4]
  16. ^ "¿Quiénes son los 50 más bellos?" (in Spanish). PeopleenEspanol.com. April 30, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  17. ^ "BELLOS 2007: ELLAS | Dulce Maria" (in Spanish). Peopleenespanol.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Dulce María regresa con Pablo Lyle" (in Spanish). PeopleenEspanol.com. August 3, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Who "Dulce María creates social support association". Whoever – October 2009". Quien.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Dulce María es vocera de concurso de tecnología". Quien.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Bellos 2010: ELLAS | Principal, Galerái Ella Bellos 2010" (in Spanish). Peopleenespanol.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  22. ^ "iTunes – Music – Sin Fronteras by Dulce María". Itunes.apple.com. April 8, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 

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