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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
Also known as Gloria Trevi, La Trevi
Born (1968-02-15) February 15, 1968 (age 47)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Genres Rock, Pop, Alternative
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, writer, actress, TV hostess, music video director
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 pop-rock singer-songwriter. Called the "Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop" by the music channel VH1, Trevi has sold more than 20 million records.[1]


Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, Gloria Trevi left Monterrey at the age of twelve to pursue a career in Mexico City,[2] where she met her future manager, Sergio Andrade. She had earlier sung and danced on the streets for spare change, taught aerobics, and served quesadillas at a food stand.

In 1985, Trevi was a member of a short-lived girl group named Boquitas Pintadas.[2] 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?"), was released in 1989 and scored a number one hit, Dr. Psiquiatra.[3] Though often styled as Madonna of Mexico,[4] she was hardly just very sexually provocative, she was using her music and videos as a vehicle for gutsy taboo busting political activism in a Mexico where impunity of the powerful was well understood, her lyrics dealt squarely with religion, homelessness, prostitution, drug trafficking, drug overdose, hunger, the upper class, war deaths, and violence against women.[5] Trevi ruffled many feathers and found many enemies.

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"). All three albums were recorded in Los Angeles. In 1993, Trevi was nominated for Pop Female Artist of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards.[6]

In 1994, she released the singles El Recuentro De Los Daños and La papa sin catsup of the album Más Turbada Que Nunca, both which hit the top of the Billboard Latin charts.[7] The former song had heavy societal critiques, the lyrics described the machismo and taboo practice of out of wedlock fetal murder by blunt trauma.

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, 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 defence claimed that the results of the DNA test were 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]

Trevi married Armando Gómez, a lawyer, in 2009.[11] She now lives in McAllen, Texas.

She will star as the protagonist (alongside Gabriel Soto) in Emilio Larrosa's telenovela: Libre para amarte.[12]


Studio albums

Year Album Top Latin Albums Latin Pop Albums Top Heatseekers The Billboard 200 Mexico
1989 ¿Qué Hago Aquí? - - - - 1
1990 Tu Ángel de la Guarda - 4 - - 1
1992 Me Siento Tan Sola - 8 - - 1
1994 Más Turbada Que Nunca 43 - - - 1
1995 Si Me Llevas Contigo - - - - 1
2004 Cómo Nace El Universo 4 2 5 - 1
2007 Una Rosa Blu 9 3 - 169 5
2011 Gloria 1 1 - 71 1
2013 De Película 2 2 - 109 2
2015 El Amor 1 1 - - 1
  • Tu Ángel de la Guarda literally means "Your guardian angel" but contains the idiomatic expression for "condom".
  • Más Turbada Que Nunca literally means "More crazy than ever" but is a sexual reference to the word "Masturbated"

Live albums

Year Album Top Latin Albums Latin Pop Albums Top Heatseekers Mexico
2006 La Trayectoria 29 8 42 3

Singles (U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs)

Year Single Peak Position
1989 Dr. Psiquiatra 1
1989 El Último Beso 36
1989 Satisfecha n/ch.
1989 ¿Que Voy a Hacer Sin El? 22
1989 Mañana 5
1989 ¿Qué Hago Aquí? 9
1990 Pelo Suelto 1
1990 Tu Angel de la Guarda 2
1991 Agárrate 12
1992 Con los Ojos Cerrados 6
1992 Zapatos Viejos 6
1992 Me Siento Tan Sola 6
1992 Los Borregos 19
1992 La Acera de Enfrente n/ch.
1994 La Papa Sin Catsup 1
1994 A Gatas n/ch.
1994 Que Bueno que no fui Lady Di! n/ch.
1994 El Recuento de los Daños 1
1994 Siempre a Mi 17
1995 Ella Que nunca Fue Ella 8
1995 Si Me Llevas Contigo n/ch.
2004 En Medio de la Tempestad 4
2006 Todos Me Miran 1
2006 Sufran con lo Que Yo Gozo (single) 39
2006 Estrella de la Mañana 38
2007 Psicofonía 12
2008 Cinco Minutos 4
2008 Pruébamelo n/ch.
2009 El Favor de la Soledad n/ch.
2009 Lo que una chica por amor es capaz n/ch.
2009 Que Emane n/ch.
2011 Me Río de Ti 21

Recompiled albums

  • 1993: Cántalo tú mismo (BMG Ariola)
  • 1997: ¡De pelos! Lo mejor de la Trevi (BMG Ariola)
  • 1999: No soy monedita de oro (BMG Ariola) (I am not a gold digger)
  • 2008: Una Rosa Blu (Deluxe Edition) (Universal)
  • 2009: Lo escencial de Gloria Trevi (Sony Music)
  • 2009: 6 Super Hits (Universal)



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

See also

  • Gloria, a 2014 Mexican film, based on the life of the singer.


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b [2][dead link]
  3. ^ McDougall, Christopher (2002-04-07). "Slick Transit Gloria -". Brazil; Mexico: New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  4. ^ Scarlet Pruitt (2000-02-12). "The rise and fall of Mexico's Madonna". Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Gloria Trevi Biography". Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  6. ^ Lannert, John (March 30, 1993). "Secada Lead Latin Noms Following Grammy Win". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 105 (10): 10. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gloria Trevi - Biography". Billboard. 1968-02-15. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  8. ^ Preston, Julia (2000-01-14). "Mexican Star in Sex Case Is Arrested in Rio". Brazil; Mexico: 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. ^ [3][dead link]
  12. ^ "us | Televisión". 2014-11-19. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 

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