Thalía Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Thalía is a Mexican singer, songwriter, and actress born on August 26, 1971. Often called the “Queen of Latin Pop” Thalía is highly regarded as one of Mexico’s most successful artists. Her music has sold over 25 million records worldwide making her one of the top-selling Latin musicians ever. Besides singing in Spanish she’s also performed in English French Portuguese and Tagalog.

Thalía has won several awards including five Billboard Latin Music Awards eight Lo Nuestro Awards and has been nominated for seven Latin Grammy Awards. In 2019, she received the special “President’s Merit Award.” She has collaborated with many famous artists such as Tony Bennett Michael Bublé and Marc Anthony.

In addition to music, Thalía is renowned for her acting in popular telenovelas which have been broadcast in over 180 countries reaching an estimated 2 billion viewers as noted by UNICEF. This led to her being called the “Queen of Telenovelas” by the media. Her telenovelas helped introduce her music to audiences in Europe and Asia where Spanish isn’t spoken widely. Televisa a Mexican media company named her the highest-paid telenovela actress ever and Billboard recognized her as the most internationally recognized Spanish-speaking soap star.

Thalía is considered an icon of Latin pop and has been honored in various ways. She was named one of Billboard’s Greatest Latin Artists of All Time in 2020 and included in People En Español’s list of 100 most iconic Hispanic entertainers in 2008. In 2013, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to music.

Beyond entertainment, She has found success in business with her fashion line at Macy’s her radio show, and as the author of four books including her memoir. She has also been actively involved in humanitarian efforts and has served as a UNICEF Mexico Ambassador since 2016.

Full NameThalía (Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda)
Date of BirthAugust 26, 1971
Place of BirthMexico City, Mexico
OccupationSinger, Actress, Businesswoman
Height5 feet 5 inches (167 cm)
SpouseTommy Mottola (m. 2000)
ChildrenSabrina Sakae Mottola Sodi
Matthew Alejandro Mottola Sodi
Net Worth$60 million

Thalía’s Early Life and Education

Thalía Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda known as Thalía was born on August 26, 1971, in Mexico City. She is the youngest of five daughters of Yolanda Miranda Mange who was also her manager until 1999 and Ernesto Sodi Pallares a scientist and writer. Her family history includes her Italian great-grandfather who migrated to Mexico during the Italian diaspora. Her sisters are Laura Zapata, Federica Gabriela, and Ernestina Sodi.

Thalía started her career early appearing in her first TV commercial in Mexico at just one year old. She began ballet and piano classes at age four at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Mexico. Her father passed away from diabetes when she was six which deeply affected her. She struggled with childhood disintegrative disorder (CDH) a developmental disorder linked to autism spectrum and underwent psychological therapy for several years. She also faced bullying as a child due to the loss of her father.

She attended Lycée Franco-Mexicain elementary school where she became fluent in French at a young age. In 1976 she had a brief appearance in the Mexican film “La Guerra de los pasteles” (“War of Cakes”) a year before her father’s death.


Thalía Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 1981, at the age of nine Thalía joined a children’s group called Pac Man to perform in a popular music festival named Juguemos a cantar (“Let’s Play Like We’re Singing”) which was a TV show by Televisa. The group later changed its name to Din-Din. She sang with Din-Din at various events across Mexico and they released four studio albums between 1982 and 1983. After Din-Din disbanded in 1984 she continued as a solo artist participating in two music festivals of Juguemos a cantar.

In 1986, she joined the well-known band Timbiriche after one of its members left. Her acting career began in 1987 with a role in the TV series Pobre señorita Limantour followed by a major role in the telenovela Quinceañera for which she also recorded the main theme with Timbiriche.

During her time with Timbiriche Thalía recorded several albums including Timbiriche VII (1987) and Timbiriche VIII & IX (1988). In 1989, she left the band to pursue other opportunities including acting in the TV series Luz y Sombra and studying in Los Angeles.

From 1990 to 1993, Thalía launched her solo career with her first album “Thalía” (1990) followed by “Mundo de Cristal” (1991) and “Love” (1992). These albums featured hits like “Amarillo Azul”, “María Mercedes”, and “Love”. Her music began to gain popularity not only in Mexico but also internationally.

Her international breakthrough came in 1994 with her role in the telenovela Marimar and the release of her album “En éxtasis” (1995) produced by Emilio Estefan Jr. This album included hits like “Piel Morena” and “Amándote” and established her as a major star across Latin America and beyond.

In 1997, Thalía released “Amor a la mexicana” which included hits such as “Mujer Latina” and “Amor a la mexicana” further solidifying her success worldwide. She continued to expand her career into movies and released her first English-language film Mambo Café in 2000.

Thalía’s popularity continued to grow through her music and telenovelas like “Rosalinda” (1999) which became one of Televisa’s most successful and widely distributed productions ever. Her career was marked by her ability to connect with audiences globally through television and music.

Emilio Estefan also produced Thalía’s sixth studio album “Arrasando” which came out on April 25, 2000, and was a big hit. It featured popular songs like “Entre el mar y una estrella” “Regresa a mí”, “Arrasando”, and “Reencarnación.” She was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album. The album also won a Latin Grammy for Best Sound Engineered Album. Its singles were hugely successful. In 2001 Thalía won a Lo Nuestro award for Arrasando and received the first-ever Billboard Latin Music Star Award.

On May 4, 2001, President George W. Bush invited her to perform at the White House for a Cinco de Mayo celebration where she sang popular Mexican songs with a mariachi band.

Expressing her love for Mexico Thalía released “Con Banda: Grandes Éxitos” on August 28, 2001. This album featured her greatest hits with a traditional Mexican “banda” sound. The band’s version of “Amor a la Mexicana” became a hit single. The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Banda Album in 2002.

Thalía Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Her seventh studio album self-titled “Thalía” came out on May 21, 2002. It was mainly written and produced by Estéfano. With hit singles like “Tú y Yo” and “No me enseñaste” it topped the Top Latin Albums chart for six weeks straight and reached number eleven on the Billboard 200. The album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum with 200000 copies sold in the U.S. It won awards at the Latin Grammy and Latin Billboard ceremonies.

Thalía released her first remix album “Thalía’s Hits Remixed” on February 25, 2003. It featured remixes of her EMI era hits and the English version of “Arrasando” titled “It’s My Party.”

On July 8, 2003, Thalía released her eighth studio album her first in English also self-titled “Thalía.” It included singles like “I Want You/Me Pones Sexy” featuring rapper Fat Joe. The album reached number eleven on the Billboard 200 and included the hit “I Want You” which entered the American Top 40.

Thalía released her first official Greatest Hits album on February 10 2004 featuring singles like “Cerca de ti” and “Acción y Reacción.” She followed this with her “High Voltage Tour” across the USA and Mexico.

Her ninth studio album “El Sexto Sentido” came out on July 19, 2005. It was a mix of Spanish and English songs and was reported as the most expensive Latin American album produced in 2005. It included successful singles like “Amar sin ser amada” and “Un alma sentenciada.”

From 2006 to 2008 Thalía hosted “The Conexión Thalía Radio Show” and dealt with health issues related to Lyme disease. In May 2008, she released the single “Ten Paciencia” and her tenth studio album “Lunada.” Despite mixed commercial success, it was praised as the “Best Album of the Year” by ¡Hola! readers.

From 2009 to 2011, Thalía experienced success with her acoustic album “Primera Fila” which included the hit single “Equivocada.” The album topped the charts in Mexico and received numerous platinum certifications.

In 2012 and 2013, Thalía released her eleventh studio album “Habítame siempre” and embarked on the VIVA! Tour. She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2013 as a tribute to her successful career.

Thalía the renowned Mexican singer and actress has had a vibrant career filled with notable achievements. Here’s a simplified overview:

In March 2014, Thalía released her first children’s album “Viva Kids Vol. 1” in Mexico. It featured 11 songs and earned a Latin Grammy nomination that year. The album’s first single “Vamos A Jugar” debuted on March 18, 2014, followed by its US release on June 5, 2014.

Thalía Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Later that year in July, Italian singer Laura Pausini announced a special edition of her greatest hits album for Spanish-speaking audiences including a new duet with Thalía called “Sino a ti” set for release by September.

On September 9, 2014, Thalía launched “Por Lo Que Reste De Vida” the lead single from her album “Amore Mio” which entered Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart at No. 50. The music video premiered on October 14, 2014.

Thalía’s 12th studio album “Amore Mio” debuted on November 17, 2014, topping the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and entering the Billboard 200 at No. 173. It sold 3000 copies in its first week in the US and also reached No. 1 in Mexico. To celebrate her 25th anniversary as a solo artist in December 2014 her first three albums were re-released on iTunes and Spotify.

In January 2015, Thalía introduced her first fashion collection in the United States through Macy’s.

From 2016 to 2017, she focused on her album “Latina” released on April 21, 2016, featuring singles like “Desde Esa Noche” with Maluma and “Vuélveme a Querer.” She also embarked on her third tour the Latina Love Tour. In 2017 she made her directorial debut with “15: A Quinceañera Story” a series of documentary shorts.

Moving on to 2018 and 2019 Thalía produced the Broadway musical “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” and launched her eyelash and eyebrow collection Eyelure at Walmart. Her 14th studio album “Valiente” released on November 9 2018 included hits like “No Me Acuerdo” “Lento” and “Lindo Pero Bruto.”

In January 2019, she expanded her brand with the release of Adria by Thalía a line of hair care products available at Walmart and Target.

From 2020 onward Thalía continued to collaborate and release music including singles like “Ya Tú Me Conoces” and “Mojito” from her album “DesAMORfosis” released on May 14, 2021.

Thalía’s acting career began in the 1980s with telenovelas such as “Quinceañera” and “María Mercedes” which propelled her to international fame across 180 countries. Though less prominent in cinema she appeared in films like “La Guerra De los Pasteles” (1979) and “Mambo Café” (1999).

Throughout her career, Thalía has left an indelible mark on Latin music and entertainment showcasing her talents across music fashion entrepreneurship, and the screen.

Net Worth

Thalía has an estimated net worth of $60 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Thalía’s net worth comes from her successful career in music, acting, and business.

Personal life

Thalía Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Thalía known for her roles in shows like María la del Barrio dated actor Fernando Colunga while filming in 1995-1996. She later married Tommy Mottola in 2000 and they have two children. Thalía is religious and began studying Kabbalah in 2002 incorporating its symbols into her album El Sexto Sentido. In a 2015 interview, she revealed her struggles with multiple miscarriages which caused depression.

In 2008 Thalía was named one of Mexico’s wealthiest female artists. Her sisters Laura Zapata and Ernestina Sodi were kidnapped in Mexico City in 2002; Laura was released after 18 days and Ernestina after 36. Thalía has faced family conflicts particularly with Laura Zapata choosing to keep these private despite her sister’s criticisms.

Thalía also battled Lyme disease in 2008 which affected her ability to promote her album Lunada. She described the illness as causing intense discomfort including profuse sweating hair loss and hypersensitive skin altering her outlook on life.


Thalía Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Thalía has been actively involved in various humanitarian efforts over the years. Since 2004 she has served as an official ambassador and volunteer for March of Dimes a nonprofit in the United States dedicated to improving the health of mothers and babies. She supports their national fundraising and awareness campaigns.

Starting in 2016, Thalía also took on the role of UNICEF Mexico Ambassador. She’s a member of the ALAS Foundation a nonprofit aiming to create a social movement committed to early childhood development programs in Latin America.

In May 2009, Thalía and Tommy Mottola were honored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Miami for their dedication to helping children in need. In 2010 she joined forces with other artists like Sharon Stone Michael Douglas Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to raise funds for the New York Police Foundation focused on improving urban security.

In 2011, Thalía participated in a charity event in New York organized by the Robin Hood Foundation raising money for homeless youth. That same year she headlined the Mexican Teleton with a live concert to support the cause.

In November 2012, Thalía provided humanitarian aid and comfort to fellow New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy. In April 2013 she received the “Your Voice Inspires Many” award from the Lyme Research Alliance for her inspiring contributions.