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Gloria Trevi
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–)
Website http://gloriatreviweboficial.com

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

Early life

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

Career

Initial Breakout and Success

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 across Latin America, Dr. Psiquiatra.[2] Trevi was often dubbed as the Madonna of Mexico,[3]

In 1991, Trevi released her sophomore effort, Tu Ángel de la Guarda ("Your Guardian Angel"), which is widely regarded as one of her best albums.[4] Pelo Suelto the lead single from the album, was a world-wide success, reaching number in several Latin America countries 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 two singles, El Recuento De Los Daños and La Papa Sin Catsup, from her fourth studio album Más Turbada Que Nunca ("More Turbulent than Ever"). Both singles topped of the Billboard Latin charts.[5] In December of 1995, Trevi released her final studio album of the decade, and her final album produced by Adrade, Si Me Llevas Contigo ("If You Take Me with You"). The album produced two moderate hits, Ella Que Nunca Fue Ella ("She Who Never Was Herself") and Si Me Llevas Contigo ("If You Take Me with You").[6] On March 13, 1996, Trevi announced that she would retire to care for Andrade during his alleged cancer battle. She offered her last two concerts at the National Auditorium, 16 and 17 March.[7]

In 2000, Trevi, Andrade and backup singer Maria Raquenel Portillo were arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on charges of corrupting minors.[8][9] A year later, while in prison, Trevi announced that she was pregnant. The father was Andrade, according to DNA tests by Brazilian authorities (Trevi and her defense claimed that the results of the DNA test had been doctored).[10] Trevi was cleared of the charges in 2004, due to lack of evidence, after spending four years and eight months in prison.[10]

Post-Legal Career and Renewed Success

Following her release, Trevi released her sixth studio album, Como Nace el Universo ("How the Universe was Born"). The album was preceded by the moderate hit En el Medio de la Tempestad ("In the Midst of the Storm"). While her sixth album was well-received as her comeback, her seventh studio album Una Rosa Blu was a massive critical and commercial success. Released in 2007, the album produced several successful singles included Psicofonia, Pruebamelo ("Prove it to Me"), La Flavor de la Soledad ("The Flavor of Solitude"), Cinco Minutos ("Five Minutes"), and Todos Me Miran ("Everyone Look at Me"). In 2010, Trevi released her eighth, self-titled studio album Gloria. The album included the successful singles Vestida de Azucar ("Sugar Dress"), Fuego con Fuego ("Fire with Fire"), Me Rio de Ti ("I Laugh at You"), La Noche ("The Night"), and Esa Hembra es Mala ("This Woman is Evil").[11] The latter was used as the theme for the telenovela 'Teresa'.[12]

In 2013, Trevi released her tenth studio album De Pelicula. The album produced the single No Querias Lastimarme ("You Didn't Want to Hurt Me"), which was a critical and massive success. The song reached the top ten of the Latin Billboard charts and topped the charts of several Latin American countries.[13] In 2015, Trevi embarked on a new passion project, which would become her eleventh studio album, El Amor. The concept album included covers of popular Latin American love ballads, including previous songs from Trevi's catalog as well as original work. Trevi had two alter-egos for the album, Mr. Trevi and Mrs. Gloria. The album debuted at the top of the billboard charts and produced two successful singles, Como Yo Te Amo ("How I Love") and Las Pequenas Cosas ("The Little Things").[14] In 2017, Trevi collaborated with fellow Mexican artist Alejandra Guzman for the album Versus. The album included two singles, Cuando un Hombre te Enamora and Mas Buena. The two singers embarked on the Versus World Tour during summer and fall 2017.[15]

Personal Life

Trevi married Armando Gómez, a lawyer, in 2009.[16] She now lives in McAllen, Texas, with Gómez and her two sons. Trevi received the BMI President's Award on March 2, 2016 at the 23rd BMI Latin Awards for her impact on Latin pop.[17]

Discography

Tours

  • Trevolución (2005–2006)
  • Una Rosa Blu Tour (2009–2010)
  • Gloria Tour (2011-2012)
  • Agárrate Tour (2013–2014)
  • De Película Tour (2014–2015)
  • El Amor Tour (2015-2016)
  • Versus Tour with Alejandra Guzman (2017)

Filmography

Films
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
Television
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

References

  1. ^ [1] Archived February 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ McDougall, Christopher (2002-04-07). "Slick Transit Gloria - NYTimes.com". Brazil; Mexico: New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  3. ^ Scarlet Pruitt (2000-02-12). "The rise and fall of Mexico's Madonna". Salon.com. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  4. ^ http://www.telemundo.com/entretenimiento/2013/09/06/10-discos-mas-vendidos-de-la-historia-de-mexico
  5. ^ "Gloria Trevi - Biography". Billboard. 1968-02-15. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  6. ^ http://www.esacademic.com/dic.nsf/eswiki/1086549
  7. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=wwkEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=gloria+trevi+retired+1996&source=bl&ots=cZyzR1qCbo&sig=eo13QEDBofiMihtNXrnmD8rzkCw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiuv9WG0ePVAhUF64MKHaPACcMQ6AEIZjAM#v=onepage&q=gloria%20trevi%20retired%201996&f=false
  8. ^ Preston, Julia (2000-01-14). "Mexican Star in Sex Case Is Arrested in Rio". Brazil; Mexico: NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Prosecutor wants charges against Trevi". Usatoday.Com. 2002-12-23. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  10. ^ a b Jo Tuckman. "Mexico's Madonna free at last in climax to real-life soap | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302949/gloria-trevi/songs?page=2
  12. ^ http://www.univision.com/novelas/novelas-show-temp/cual-ha-sido-la-teresa-mas-bella-fotos
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302949/gloria-trevi/songs?page=2
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302949/gloria-trevi/songs?page=2
  15. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7817610/alejandra-guzman-gloria-trevi-los-angeles-staples-center-concert-recap
  16. ^ [2] Archived January 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "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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