Om Paulina Rubio
The stage has been set for Paulina Rubio's superstardom practically since her birth. She's the daughter of a Mexican film star (Susana Dosamantes) and a child star who began her career as part of kids group Timbiriche at age 10; she also had a telenovela acting career. But Rubio has not rested on those youthful laurels or on her family's celebrity status. Instead, she has gone on to become one of the Latin pop world's most successful recording artists, releasing her first solo album, La Chica Dorada, in 1992. Nine more albums followed, including 2000's Paulina, her first for Universal, which earned her No. 1 on the Billboard Latin charts and a Latin Grammy nomination. Despite Rubio's success in the Latin market, she has yet to attain the elusive crossover: her lone English-language album, 2002's Border Girl, was also her lone flop, albeit a "flop" only on Rubio terms -- the single "Don't Say Goodbye" cracked the Billboard Hot 100 and received a good deal of play on MTV and the radio.