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In 1981 Thalia started in the local Group Din Din and then went on the perform in the music festival Juguemos a Cantar, first as part of a group and then as a soloist. In 1984 she was cast in the teenage version of the stage production Grease, which starred a musical band named Timbiriche, ending up with the lead as Sandy. In 1986 she replaced one of the female vocalists of Timbiriche and the band's fame skyrocketed. That same year she was cast in her first soap opera Pobre Señorita Limantour. In 1987 she starred in the Mexican soap opera Quinceañera after which she went to Los Angeles California to prepare herself to pursue a solo career. In 1990 she released her first album earning a gold record the following year. In 1991 she went to Spain to star in different TV programs and released her second album, which also went gold. By 1993 her third album LOVE went platinum. The year 1992 was also the beginning of a successful acting career in México. She starred in Televisa's soap opera María Mercedes, following a series of others like Marimar, María La Del Barrio and later on Rosalinda. These were huge successes in countries like USA, Indonesia, Portugal, Germany, Japan, Peru, Senegal, China, Greece, Philippines, Brazil and have been sold in over 100 countries.
In 1997 Atlantic Records releases the Soundtrack to Anastasia, which included as a bonus track the Spanish version of "Journey to the Past" in the voice of Thalía.
She has been a guest in TV programs like Hard Copy, Entertainment Tonight She also starred in Mambo Café, a modest Hollywood production in which she played a Puerto Rican young girl along with Danny Aiello and Rosanna de Soto with Paul Rodriguez as her father.
Currently, Thalía lives in New York, where she married the ex-president of Sony Music Tommy Mottola. Her two sisters, Laura Zapata and Ernestina Sodi, were kidnapped in 2002 but were both found alive.
In 2003 Thalia released her first English album called Thalía. She also released a successful clothing line for Kmart named the Thalía Sodi collection.
She recently signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with the chocolate maker, Hershey's. She appears in the company's Spanish-language advertisements, and sells her own group of Hershey's products, called La Dulceria Thalia.
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