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Gloria Trevi
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Gloria Trevi in 2006
Background information
Birth nameGloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz
Born (1968-02-15) February 15, 1968 (age 51)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
GenresPop rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, television hostess, music video director, businesswoman
Years active1989–present
LabelsSony 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-songwriter, dancer, actress, television hostess, music video director and businesswoman.

Early life

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


1985-1995: Early success and initial breakout

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 second album, 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 worldwide 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". Trevi starred in the film of the same name in 1993. 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 reigned the Billboard Top Latin Albums.[5] In December 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"). On March 13, 1996, Trevi announced that she would retire to care for Andrade during his cancer battle. She offered her last two concerts at the National Auditorium, 16 and 17 March.[6]

2004-present: Post-arrest career and continued 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 record 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"), "En Favor de la Soledad" ("In Favor of Solitude"), "Cinco Minutos" ("Five Minutes"), and "Todos Me Miran" ("Everyone Looks at Me"). In 2010, Trevi released her eighth, self-titled studio album Gloria. The album included the successful singles "Vestida de Azucar" ("Dressed in Sugar"), "Fuego con Fuego" ("Fire with Fire"), "Me Rio de Ti" ("I Laugh at You"), "La Noche" ("The Night"), and "Esa Hembra es Mala" ("That Female is Evil").[7] The latter was used as the theme song for the telenovela Teresa.[8]

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.[7] 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 You") and "Las Pequeñas Cosas" ("The Little Things").[7] In 2017, Trevi collaborated with fellow Mexican artist Alejandra Guzmán 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.[9]

Personal life

Trevi married Armando Gómez, a lawyer, in 2009.[10] 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.[11]


In 2000, Trevi, Andrade and backup singer Maria Raquenel Portillo were arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on charges of corrupting minors.[12][13] 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).[14] Trevi was cleared of the charges in 2004, due to lack of evidence, after spending four years and eight months in prison.[14]



  • 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 Guzmán (2017–18)
  • Diosa de la Noche Tour (2019)


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. ^ "Gloria Trevi Blog". Archived from the original on February 23, 2008.
  2. ^ McDougall, Christopher (April 7, 2002). "Slick Transit Gloria -". Brazil; Mexico: New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Scarlet Pruitt (February 12, 2000). "The rise and fall of Mexico's Madonna". Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Los 10 álbumes más vendidos de la historia, en México". de5y10 (in Spanish). October 10, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Gloria Trevi - Biography". Billboard. February 15, 1968. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Lannert, John (September 21, 1996). "Soloist Solis Displays Youthful Verve". Billboard. Vol. 108 no. 38. p. 40. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ a b c "Gloria Trevi - Songs | Billboard".
  8. ^ "¿Cuál ha sido la 'Teresa' más bella?". Univision.
  9. ^ "Alejandra Guzman & Gloria Trevi Flex Muscles in 6-Inch Heels at Sold-Out Tour Kickoff in Los Angeles". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Entertainment - Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi marries attorney". January 14, 2012. Archived from the original on January 14, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "BMI to Honor Superstar Gloria Trevi With President's Award at 2016 BMI Latin Awards". BMI. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  12. ^ Preston, Julia (January 14, 2000). "Mexican Star in Sex Case Is Arrested in Rio". Brazil; Mexico: Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  13. ^ "Prosecutor wants charges against Trevi". Usatoday.Com. December 23, 2002. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  14. ^ a b Jo Tuckman. "Mexico's Madonna free at last in climax to real-life soap | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved November 8, 2015.

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