Thalía releases “Amar sin ser amada”

She had fallen into deep depression and was ready to give it all up… she had just released her first album Thalía but its suggestive lyrics made it highly controversial and she was banned by a number of radio stations in her native Mexico… her mother, her manager, with calm and reason as well as love, talked to her, “you can quit now and devote yourself to studying a profession or you can make up your mind to overcome it all”…

Thalía, with steely determination, went on to become not only an international singing sensation but an entrepreneur and a best-selling author as well… she has said, “in order to have success, you must have discipline”… part of that success has been her devotion to the practise of yoga, inspired by Nadia Comaneci, one of her early dreams was to become a gymnast… her other dream, was to become a biologist and scientist like her father who was a pathologist and writer… when she was five years old her father died unexpectedly, it was a devastating blow, for one year she was mute and doctors were hard-pressed to find a medical reason…

But success has brought its challenges as well… scheduled to marry her beloved boyfriend Alfredo Diaz Ordaz, he contracted hepatitis and died suddenly, “no one will ever know how much I cried” she was to say… her two sisters were kidnapped in Mexico city, they were released 30 days later presumably after a sizeable ransom had been paid… Thalía started singing at the age of 10 in a children’s group… four years later she was cast in the mexican version of Grease as the lead “Sandy”… her recordings in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Filipino have sold 40 million albums world-wide… on July 20, 2005 she released Amar sin ser amada which is a tango sung in a pop rock beat… the english version To love without being loved was written by Thalía herself… the song advises women who are heart-broken to leave it all behind and to remember the pain to avoid a reoccurence… it reach number two on Billboards Hot Latin Tracks.

Thalía learned to love tango through her best friend Cynthia who is from Buenos Aires, in fact she considers Argentina as her second country… her first album in English Thalía with rapper Fat Joe sold over 150,000 copies in the United States within the first few weeks… in 2007 she published a book Thalía which was a best seller… she married to music mogul Tommy Mottola… she said of her first child Sabrina Sakaë, “my baby girl is the best thing ever… it is my best project”, she says.

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