Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda, commonly known as Thalia, (born 26 August 1971 in Mexico City) is a Mexican pop singer and actress. Her name is linked to popular soap operas (or telenovelas) who made her famous worldwide. She began her musical career at the age of 9 years old. She has sold around 20 million records worldwide as a solo artist and her soap operas have been watched by over one billion people. She is a multi-platinum recording artist and married to the music executive Tommy Mottola. Amor a la mexicana, is considered to be Thalia's best-selling album.