Ariadna Thalía Sodi-Miranda Mottola (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾiˈaðna taˈli.a ˈsoði miˈɾanda]; born 26 August 1971), known mononymously as Thalía, is a Mexican singer, songwriter, actress, author, entrepreneur, fashion designer and radio presenter.
She has sung in various languages apart from her native Spanish, including English, Filipino, French, and Portuguese. She is recognized as the most successful and influential female Mexican singer worldwide. She is often referred to as the "Queen of Latin Pop" by international media, mainly because of her legacy within the Latin pop music scene for the last three decades. As a solo artist, she has sold over 40 million records worldwide. She has had dozens of top 10 singles, 16 of which went to number one and she has received numerous accolades, including five Billboard Latin Music Awards (from 17 nominations), several Premios Juventud and Lo Nuestro Awards, as well as seven Latin Grammy Award nominations.
As an actress, Thalía has starred in a variety of successful telenovelas that aired in over 180 countries and she is publicly referred to as the "Queen of telenovelas". The media company Televisa has named her the best-paid telenovela actress in history. and Billboard said her the most widely recognized Spanish-speaking soap star in the world.
In 2011, Terra Networks included her in its list of "powerful and iconic women in Latin music". She is also an occasional fashion designer, has her own nationally syndicated radio show and is the author of four books, including her memoir. On 5 December 2013, she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a recognition for her music career.