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Gloria Trevi

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This article is about the singer. For her self-titled album, see Gloria (Gloria Trevi album).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Treviño and the second or maternal family name is Ruiz.
Gloria Trevi
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Trevi in 2006
Background information
Birth name Gloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz
Born (1968-02-15) February 15, 1968 (age 49)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Genres Pop rock,
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active 1989–present
Labels Sony Music Ariola 1989–2004, Univision Music Group 2005–2008, Universal Music Group 2005–

Gloria Trevi (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈgloɾja ˈtɾeβi]; born Gloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz on February 15, 1968) is a Mexican singer and songwriter.


Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, Gloria Trevi left Monterrey for Mexico City to pursue her music career.

In 1985, Trevi became a member of a short-lived girl group named Boquitas Pintadas.[1] After the group broke up in 1988, she approached Sergio Andrade for the production of her first solo album, ¿Qué Hago Aquí? ("What am I doing Here?"), which was released in 1989 and scored a number one hit, Dr. Psiquiatra.[2] Trevi was often dubbed as the Madonna of Mexico,[3]

Trevi followed this first record with Tu Ángel de la Guarda ("Your Guardian Angel"), which was even more successful. Pelo Suelto was successful too, reaching number one all over Latin America and in Spain. Her third album, Me siento tan sola ("I Feel So Lonely"), was released in 1992 garnering another hit, Zapatos Viejos ("Old Shoes").

In 1994, she released the singles El Recuento De Los Daños and La papa sin catsup from the album Más Turbada Que Nunca, both hitting the top of the Billboard Latin charts.[4]

In 2000, Trevi, Andrade, and backup singer Maria Raquenel Portillo were arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on charges of corrupting minors.[5][6] A year later, Trevi announced that she was pregnant while in prison. The father of the child was Andrade, according to DNA tests by the Brazilian authorities (Trevi and her defense claimed that the results of the DNA test had been doctored).[7] Trevi was cleared of the charges in 2004, due to lack of evidence, after spending four years and eight months in prison.[7]

Trevi married Armando Gómez, a lawyer, in 2009.[8] She now lives in McAllen, Texas. Trevi received the BMI President's Award on March 2, 2016 at the 23rd BMI Latin Awards for her impact on the Latin pop field.[9]




Year Title Role Notes
1991 Pelo suelto Herself Film debut
1993 Zapatos viejos Herself
1995 Una papa sin catsup Gloria / La Greñas
2008 Las mamás sí van al cielo Herself Television film
Year Title Role Notes
1997 XE-TU Remix Herself Host
2011 Pequeños gigantes Herself Co-hostess
2013 Libre para amarte Aurora Valencia Lead role; 107 episodes
Songs for soap operas
Year Telenovela Song Episode / Notes
2006 Sos mi vida "Doctor psiquiatra" Chapter 108
2008 Valeria "Valeria" Main theme
2010 Teresa "Esa hembra es mala" Main theme
2013 Libre para amarte "No soy un pájaro" Main theme
2015 ¿Quién mató a Patricia Soler? "No querías lastimarme" Main theme


  1. ^ [1] Archived February 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ McDougall, Christopher (2002-04-07). "Slick Transit Gloria -". Brazil; Mexico: New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  3. ^ Scarlet Pruitt (2000-02-12). "The rise and fall of Mexico's Madonna". Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  4. ^ "Gloria Trevi - Biography". Billboard. 1968-02-15. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  5. ^ Preston, Julia (2000-01-14). "Mexican Star in Sex Case Is Arrested in Rio". Brazil; Mexico: Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Prosecutor wants charges against Trevi". Usatoday.Com. 2002-12-23. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  7. ^ a b Jo Tuckman. "Mexico's Madonna free at last in climax to real-life soap | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  8. ^ [2] Archived January 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "BMI to Honor Superstar Gloria Trevi With President's Award at 2016 BMI Latin Awards". BMI. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 

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