Gloria Trevi


Profile of Gloria Trevi

There is a detail in Gloria Trevi's life that sets her apart from other stars: she is the same person in her personal life as on the stage. And the stage is her life.

This year La Trevi returns to the center stage of Latin pop with "Una Rosa Blu," the album that brings her back once again to the Univision Records label.

"Psicofonía" is the first single on this release and the sound is unlike anything that has come before. It is the uncommon story of the love between a ghost and an "insane woman," making it clear that as a composer Gloria Trevi offers more creativity and innovation each and every time. The video was filmed in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, in a mansion built in 1890. It was the same artist who wrote the script following the passionate drama of Romeo and Juliette, in addition to directing the piece, produced by La Tuna Films.

Three big names in the music industry worked on this production: Sergio George, Armando Ávila, and Bob Benozzo. The CD, which was recorded in Miami, Orlando, Mexico City, and Milan, represents an expansion of the singer's style, expertly experimenting with new rhythms and international composers, bringing together sounds from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Cuba, Italy, and, of course, Mexico, without losing the unmistakable mark of GLORIA TREVIA.

Among other surprises is the participation of Olga Tañón on the song "Al que le toca le toca," forming a dynamic duo with explosive chemistry on "La Mujer de Fuego." This is the first duet of LA TREVI's musical career.

Loved, admired, and respected, Gloria Trevi is ready to make another leap forward with "Una Rosa Blu," challenging the accepted rules with her boundless talent.

TREVI's devotion and dedication can be heard on each new track of UNA ROSA BLU, both in the maturity of their interpretation and in the lyrics of the five tracks that she herself composed. UNA ROSA BLU is without doubt the "album" that will mark a new era in GLORIA TREVI's career and her passionate devotion.

Her unconditional surrender to the music and her fans made her the most outstanding pop music icon of the 90s and one of the most talented, respected, loved, and admired singer-songwriters of Latin pop.

  Gloria de los Angeles Treviño Ruiz was born on February 15, 1968 and was baptized an artist by the sign of Aquarius. From a very young age her family bore witness to her dream of becoming a big star. It is with this very clear intention that, upon turning 16, she makes it to the capital of Mexico in search of her first opportunity in the field. 

  In 1985 she joined the female vocal quintet "Boquitas Pintadas" with whom she also recorded her own songs. Her rebellious spirit, ironic social criticism, and unique commercial savviness began to blossom. Three years later she recorded her first album, paving the way to fame that spared no time coming.

  In 1990 this avant-garde artist came to symbolize the new generation of her country and she shook the whole world with the release of her first musical production entitled "¿Qué hago aquí?” The single "Dr. Psiquiatra" topped the charts, not only breaking a record, but also shattering the existing conceptions of Latin music at the time.

Her audacity made her a true sensation and more hits soon followed. The songs "¿Qué voy a hacer sin él?," "El último beso”, "Mañana," and "¿Qué hago aquí?" became part of the growing phenomenon that included controversial television performances with her torn socks, multicolor outfits, and risqué attitude, as well as public opinion commentaries that resounded throughout the media positioning her on the international stage as a true revolution in the Latin music industry.

When many were beginning to believe that it was just a fad, in 1991 the album "Tu ángel de la guarda" enjoyed great success and ensured her popularity not only among youths, but among children and adults as well. This album also opened doors for her in Spanish-speaking countries, particularly in the Southern Cone and among the U.S. Latino population, making its first single, "Pelo Suelto," into an anthem for young people throughout the Americas. This album alone allowed her to add 8 more Golden Discs and 3 more Platinum Discs to her already incalculable collection.

  The phenomenon of La Trevi immediately mafr its way into the movies with the artist's debut in the film "Pelo Suelto," breaking sales records in Mexican box offices.

  In response to her success in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, Gloria began her first international tour taking her from Puerto Rico to Argentina, setting off a wave of Trevimania throughout the whole continent.

In 1992 she released "Me siento tan sola," a tribute to rock pioneers that included the now classic "Zapatos viejos," which itself was later made into a movie. Another one of her hits, entitled "Con los ojos cerrados," ensured her the number one spot on the charts of more than 10 countries for more than 8 consecutive weeks. This same year she also earned the recognition of the Spanish public.

  At the start of 1993 she sais goodbye the her Mexican public for a brief period in order to devote herself to new markets, primarily focusing on the United States where she performed at the "Premios Lo Nuestro" awards ceremony. She also presented at the Festival de Viña del Mar, in Chile, winning the approval of the demanding crowd of La Quinta Vergara.

  She then moved to Los Angeles and her arrival in this new country was a sensation from the start, with headlines in prestigious newspapers such as "The New York Times" or the exclusive magazine "The New Yorker," as well as "The Village Voice," "People Magazine, "The Miami Herald," the "L.A. Times," and "The Wall Street Journal," among others.

  1994 was the year of "Más turbada que nunca," an album that developed an innovative and mature concept. This production's single was "La papa sin catsup," which also became a box office hit on the big screen.

In August and September of 1995, the most important television networks in Holland, Chile, England, and Belgium aired stories and documentaries on her life story and she became known the world over. That same year she released the album "Si me llevas contigo" and the single "Ella que nunca fue ella" joined her list of hits.

  She is responsible for more than 300 songs, songs which have left their mark on Latin music because of their clear, simple, and direct language.

  In 2004, with the experience of all that she lived during those years, she was inspired by her fans' enthusiasm to return to the stage. This love culminated in "Come nace el Universo," which Billboard listed as one of that year's best pop albums.

  Her grand return took place in her native city of Monterrey and what follows is history: her fans worship her just as they always had, as much in her native Mexico as throughout the continent and in Spain. In response to her fans' unyielding thirst, in 2006 she releases "La Trayectoria," a live album containing audio and video and four new tracks, including "Todos me Miran," her most recent international hit, "Sufran con lo que yo gozo," "Estrella de la mañana," and "El Ingrato."

Gloria Trevi's path continues to be drafted in an indelible ink, and this time it's an ink with the colors of UNA ROSA BLU.