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Uploaded on Apr 22, 2009
Ever since Paulina Rubio dethroned Thalia back in 2000 as the Queen of Latin Pop, Thalia has done nothing else but to follow Paulinas footsteps. They both released an album that year, but Paulinas over shadowed Thalia everywhere: on the radio, on TV, on awards ceremonies, at clubs, etc Paulina released her self-titled album Paulina and Thalia released Arrasando. After Paulinas first single was released, everyone quickly forgot about Thalias album, and Paulina became a global hit and was the biggest selling album on Billboards Latin chart.
Thalias next move was to release a self-titled album like Paulina to make it more personal and help get her back in mainstream. She made sure it had the same producers as Paulinas hit album. Thalia (her second self-titled album) had only mild success. It wasnt anything out of this world. Next, Emi, Thalias company, kept releasing albums after albums every year to remind the public about Thalias old hits, but too many greatest hits albums were damaging for the artist. The public got tired and were not responding.
Paulina released an English album in 2002 titled Border Girl and it achieved Gold certification in the U.S. and worldwide it had some success. She was in magazine covers all over the world and it made her the second most photographed female in Mexico next to Salma Hayek. It gave her the opportunity to achieve a wider audience and be more international (she was already international with her Spanish album). Then in 2003, Thalia released her English album Thalia (third self-titled album) and it tanked. Her website assured a full impact but it was nothing more than a dull impact.
The next year in 2004, Thalia had planned to release yet another Greatest Hits album in late March, but after Paulinas album had a release date, Thalia changed hers for the same date as Paulinas. Big mistake! Not only was Paulinas album #1 on Billboards Top Latin Album chart, her single Te Quise Tanto had surpassed Thalias single and was also #1 that same week. Paulinas album has remained on the charts for months, while Thalias album quickly disappeared off the charts. It has received various nominations across the world such as a nomination for the American Music Awards, a nomination for the Latin Grammy Awards, and one for Grammy Awards. Pau-Latina was produced by producers all over Latin America, and it was composed of different Latin sounds and beats. Thalia is planning to release another Spanish album in 2005, and she is also planning to get producers from across Latin America.
While Paulina is climbing up farther than Thalia, Thalia is slowly following Paulina but her efforts are not up to Paulinas level. If Thalia doesnt concentrate on being original, her popularity will continue to go down. Not only is she losing her fan base in music, she is also losing her connection with the general Latin public. Notice how her magazine and clothing line at K-mart have also bombed!
Cadena Dial (Spain) reports that Thalia is jealous about Paulina Rubios international success. The reason may be that Thalias last three albums had been total flops, while Paulinas albums and singles are always on top of the charts. Thalia has never been a success in Europe while Paulina has lots of fans in countries like Italy, France and Russia. Thats why Thalia is currently recording an album with European producers so she can finally be known in Europe. Paulina is also recording a new English album with producers such as P. Diddy and other producers from Sweden, U.K and France.