Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda Mottola (born 26 August 1971 in Mexico City, Mexico), commonly known as Thalía, is a Mexican singer and actress with multiple Latin Grammy and Latin Billboard nominations. In Latin America, she is regarded as the “Queen of Telenovelas” because her telenovelas were highly successful all around the world. According to Televisa and Univision she is also regarded as a "Latin Pop Diva" due to her Spanish songs being successful in crossing a lot of national borders. She has won numerous awards in Mexico as a singer and actress. She is also a businesswoman, fashion designer, record producer and writer. Her husband is the American music executive Tommy Mottola. Thalía has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
According to a lot of Mexican magazines like TV y Novelas 2005, and TV shows, Thalía's complete name is Thalía Ariadna Sodi y Miranda. She was born on the 26th of August in the Spanish Hospital in Mexico City, to a happy and well-to-do Mexican family, being the fifth and last child. Thalía is the daughter of Ernesto Sodi Pallares; a scientist, doctor of pathology, criminologist and writer, and Yolanda Miranda Mange, a painter and Thalía's manager from 1980 to 1999. She has four sisters: the oldest is Laura Zapata a popular theater, TV and movie actress in Mexico, and a singer; Federica, an anthropologist; Gabriela, a historian, and Ernestina, a doctor of Literature and Arts and writer, she is also named Miss Mexico 1977. Thalía is of Spanish ancestry. Only a year old, she already appeared on television in a soft drink advertisement. Thalia lost her father when she was only five years old. That signified a hard blow for the child, who spoke hardly a word for an entire year.