Lynda Thomas

Lynda Aguirre Thomas (born December 21, 1981),[3][4] known professionally as Lynda, is a Mexican musician, singer, songwriter and activist.[5][6] She achieved recognition in Mexico during the 1990s and early 2000s. She was signed to EMI Capitol Records and released four albums.[6][7][8][9][10] Her last album, Polen appeared in 2001,[11][12] and she retired shortly afterwards.[13][14]

Thomas also produced and co-wrote songs for other artists.[15] While in the public eye, she was involved in environmental, human rights and animal rights campaigns.[16][17][18][19]

Lynda Thomas
Lynda Foto Chat -14 Jul 2003- (cropped)
Lynda Thomas in July 2003
Born
Lynda Aguirre Thomas

December 21, 1981 (age 37)[1]
Other namesLynda
Occupation
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • activist[2]
Years active
  • 1984–2002
  • 2018–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels

Early life and musical debut

Thomas was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, on December 21, 1981.[20][15] In 1984, Thomas made her first appearance on TV alongside her sister Alissa Aguirre Thomas (Rosángel) on the Televisa's music contest Juguemos a Cantar.[21] In 1986, Thomas launched a solo career, then in 1989, she took part in the TV singing contest Fantasía Musical featured in Siempre en Domingo.[22] Soon after, following the advice of Raúl Velasco, she moved to Mexico City and was supported by her sister Alissa (Rosangel), Giorgio Moroder´s engineer Massimiliano "Max" Di Carlo, film score composer Tino Geizer and Carlos Lara, by then, her brother-in-law.[23][24] The song "Cantemos Juntos", was released in 1989 under Melody records and later included on the LP compilation Los Triunfadores de Fantasía Musical.[25]

Career

1995–1998

In 1994, Thomas signed with EMI-Capitol.[22] In 1995, at the age of 13, Thomas recorded her debut album Lynda,[4] which was officially released in early 1996.[26] It contained the single "Inseparables" and "Gira Que Gira",[27] which became the commercial breakout of the album;[28][29] the track charted in several countries during the spring of 1996, while the music video appeared on MTV and TeleHit.[2] Soon after, Thomas released the single "Blue Jeans", which became a success throughout Latin America.[30][31][32][26] She continued her studies during her early career.[33] She also released the single "El Amor No Tiene Edad" (Love Has No Age).[34] At the age of 14, she received the "Revelation Artist" award by Televisa.[35]

In 1997, at the age of 15, Thomas released the albumUn Grito En El Corazón.[36][37] the first single taken from the album was "Dile" (Tell Him). Thomas was commissioned to record the music for the 1997 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus tour through the Americas, and performed live on selected dates. A short-film recorded during 1996 and 1997 in Washington, D.C. and Mexico city was broadcast by Televisa in 1997.[38] The album was supported by the singles "Como Vivir Sin Ellos", "No Puedo No Quiero" (I Can't, I Don't Want).[39] and "Corazón" (Heart). In the summer of 1997, Thomas released the song "Sálvame (Destrucción Ambiental)", which dealt with environmental issues and donated the royalties to Greenpeace.[40] It was followed by the single "Tanto, Tanto" (So much, so much).[41] In December 1997, Thomas released a dance version of Jingle Bells.[42][43][44] In January 1998, the single "Bang Bang" was released followed in February by the single, "Bailando" (Dancing),[4][45][46] while the title track of the album appeared as a third single.[9][47][48][49]

Subsequently, shortly before the international success of Mi Día de la Independencia, Thomas released as a promotional recording, a folk live version with orchestral arrangements of the 1978 song "Sólo Pienso en Tí" originally recorded and performed by the Spanish singer-songwriter Victor Manuel, which was also included in her live setlist since 1998.[50]

Later, in December of that year, she was involved in a homage to Pope John Paul II alongside other singers, the song was "Pescador Juan Pablo II", and received the Medal of Merit from Vatican.[51][52]

1998–2000: Independencia

In early 1998, Thomas moved to Los Angeles, CA, to begin recording "Mi Día de la Independencia", alongside her producers and Vinnie Colaiuta, it was finished recording in late 1998; the album was released around the world in early 1999, when Lynda Thomas had just turned 17.[22][53][54]

In 1998, Thomas formed her alternative rock band which consisted of 6 members. During the promotion of MDI, the musician tried to convey the message that not all teenagers use drugs, alcohol or are depraved; she said that there are many teenagers who are interested in Social Welfare, Sustainable Development or Environmental Protection; she expressed her desire to become a spokeswoman for the teenagers. The album was presented officially to the media in early 1999, in a show case at the defunct "Hard Rock Live" from Mexico City.[55] One year later, the album was re-released on two occasions. When Thomas released the album, she said about its concept - "I'm a rebel, not to make a mess of my life or do self-destructive things, I need the rebellion to achieve my dreams and defend them against all odds.[17][56][57]

In late 1998, the track "Pienso En Tí" appeared as a double A-side single together with "Vivir Sin El". Both songs entered the top ten in some countries including Argentina, Chile and Spain during the first half of 1999.[54][58] Thomas first released the single "No Quiero Verte", (I Don't Wanna See You), an alternative rock track which reached number one in Spain and Ibero-America, remaining more than 14 weeks at the top position;[59][60] It became one of the best-selling singles of 1999 in Ibero-America.[8][61][62]

Her second physical single was "Maldita Timidez" (Damn Shyness), it was her second consecutive Ibero-American No. 1 of 1999; the music video, which featured actor Héctor Arredondo in his first professional acting work, climbed to the top position on MuchMusic and TeleHit, it also became number one on MTV for four non-consecutive weeks.[63][64][65][66] the single established Thomas as one of the most successful alternative rock acts in IberoAmerica, mainly in Spain, in where, she received the Los 40 Principales award (the biggest recognition in mainstream music in such country).[67][68][69][70]

In July 1999, the musician released a promotional recording of "Girando", the song addresses issues such as youth personal development and youth awareness, Girando charted inside the top 10 portion of the Iberian, Argentinian and Chilean airplay charts. A rare and never aired video was filmed while Thomas and musician Vinnie Colaiuta were recording the song in Los Angeles, California. The song was loosely inspired by She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals. At the time, Thomas had sold more than 3 million records only in Mexico.[71][72]

Subsequently, "Mi Día de la Independencia" (My Independence Day), the opening theme from the album of the same name was released, it became a success Spain and Argentina.[73][74][22][75]

"Corazón Perdido" (Lost Heart), was the last number one single from the 1990s released by Thomas, it reached number one in Spain and some countries of South America. The music video was also a success on MTV Latin America.[76] Thomas recorded in Argentina an acoustic version of the song for MuchMusic.[77][78] Meanwhile, Thomas continued across the world with the international Mi Día de la Independencia Tour, in several countries including France, Spain, Portugal or Italy among other European territories. The tour also included Acoustic gigs as happened in Argentina, Brazil and Chile.[67][79]

Subsequently, in early 2000, the musician released officially the acoustic ballad "Ahí Estaré" (I'll Be There); first, the studio version won significative airplay on the radio in 1999. Subsequently, she released as a single in South America and Spain an acoustic live version of the song recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for MuchMusic on September 29, 2000.[78]

She also worked for the TV ad campaign of Sabritas snacks company, with an adaptation of her successful single "Corazón Perdido". On March 23, 2000, Lynda Thomas re-released her album Mi Día de la Independencia, due to the high sales from the first edition.[80] At the time, the musician released the acoustic single "Voy A Seguir" (I'll Go Ahead), written by Leonel García. During the "Mi Día de la Independencia" tour, she performed "Voy A Seguir" with her band in Buenos Aires.[81][82]

In July 2000, Thomas released the song "A 1000 X Hora" (A Thousand Per Hour) in 12" inch and EP formats; it was written by Thomas about her eating and mental disorders;[83][84][85] the track became number one in IberoAmerica and other regions of Europe, including Spain, Romania, Argentina, Portugal, Chile, Brazil and Hungary; Meanwhile, Mi Día de la Independencia Edición Especial was certified Gold a few weeks after its release.[86]

She recorded the title track for the telenovela Primer Amor: A mil por hora.[87][88][89]

The single sold over 500'000 units in Ibero-America and won a Gold certification,[69] The 2006 debut single and video "Responde" by Hollywood actor and singer Diego Boneta was and adaptation of A 1000 X Hora.[90][91][92]

Thomas also performed at the 2000 Chilean telethon, held at Estadio Nacional in Santiago de Chile.[93][94]

2001–2002: Polen

In April 2001,[11] Thomas released the last album in her career, "Polen", when she was 19 years old. For this album, the musician dabbled into post grunge, folk, heavy metal, pop punk and Britpop; by the time, the album was released before the debut of other acts such as Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson.[95][96]

"Polen" featured American musician Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and co-production, who worked before with musicians such as Frank Zappa, Sting or Eric Clapton.[97][98][99]

Shortly before the official release of "Polen", on Sunday, February 25, 2001, at Festival de Viña Del Mar held in Chile, Thomas was selected as a member of the international jury alongside soul performer Peabo Bryson and others;[100][86] Viña Del Mar is considered the most important musical event in the Americas, she had also an acclaimed performance and received positive reviews by critics and audience in the main day of the festival.[61][93][101]

The first single taken from "Polen" was the alternative track "Lo Mejor De Mí" (The Best Of Me), the song reached the number one spot on the charts.[98][102]

Subsequently, also in 2001, the musician released "Polen (Todas Las Mujeres)", a rap metal-alternative metal track about women's human rights, gender discrimination, child sexual abuse, poverty, school bullying and domestic violence.[103] In November 2001, the single had its last live performance.[104] The song was influenced musically by Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) and Epic (Faith No More).[105][106][107][108][109][110][111]

Meanwhile, Thomas hosted alongside Colombian rock-singer Juanes in the first original edition of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards LatinAmerica, held in Santa Monica, California, in 2001.[112]

During the second half of 2001, Thomas released the post-grunge track "Estoy Viva" (I'm Alive), written and produced by Thomas and recorded in Los Angeles, California alongside Vinnie Colaiuta; for the track (as well as Perdedor), Thomas dabbled into a different musical direction, influenced by Brit-pop and the Seventies punk rock;[95] Estoy Viva was banned from radio broadcast; the single obtained moderate airplay in Spain.[113]

last days in the music industry - "Ay, Ay, Ay" - "Amar Así"

Furthermore, in the fall of 2001, the musician released the Andalusian-Flamenco Folk rock single "Ay, ay, ay". The song was written by Thomas, influenced by the work of the Chilean Nobel prize winner Pablo Neruda. The lyrics were based on the poem "La Canción Desesperada" ( first published in 1924). The flamenco song was a commercial failure in Ibero-America, except in Spain, Chile and Portugal.[114] At the time, Thomas created alongside Greenpeace a Whale Sanctuary on the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of California against illegal hunting, contamination and industrial waste.[115][116] Subsequently, was released the alternative punk-rock track "En El Anden". It was the last song recorded by Thomas alongside her sister Alissa and Vinnie Colaiuta.[117]

In November 2001, Thomas released at the request of her record label the teen pop-punk single Mala Leche ("Nasty Person"), in Spain, Argentina and Chile; for the song, Thomas recorded the last music video in her career, in early 2002 it was released other countries. The track became a top 3 single all over Ibero-America.[109][118][119]

On April 11 and 23, 2002 the studio album Polen was remastered and re-released only in the United States to increase the popularity of the album; it coincided with the American Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards show hosted by Thomas for the IberoAmerican broadcasting, in which she conducted interviews with several actors and music groups of that time including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, O-Town, No Secrets, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith or Ashley Judd among others.[120]

She also released the last official single in her career, "Para Ti" (It's For You), a semi-acoustic track which reached Top ten in some countries. It was also the last musical theme that Thomas performed live in her career, it happened in May 2002.[121]

When Lynda Thomas finished her last tour in her whole career, in May 2002, the soft-ballad "Amar Así" (Love This Way) was scheduled to be the last official CD single taken from the album Polen, but the track had never an official release; by the time, it received some airplay on the radio. Later, "Amar Así" was covered by other artists.[122]

In 2002, Thomas finished recording her world music-experimental rock album in English language, which was originally scheduled for release in the second half of the same year; a Spanish-language, Portuguese-language and Italian-language versions of the album were also scheduled for international release.[123]

2002–present: Retirement

In May 2002, at the age of 20, Thomas retired from music and public life.[6][10][102][123][123][124][125]

She was a record producer and songwriter of several singers and bands including RBD, Kudai, Eme 15 among others.[126][127][128][129][130]

In May 2000, her official website Lynda.com.mx acquired and re-launched by Starmedia LatinAmerica in association with Greenpeace, focused on social impact issues and political interviews conducted by Thomas.[131][132][67]

Multiple offers to return to the music industry have been sent to Thomas, including agents and multimedia companies such as Televisa, Azteca (multimedia conglomerate), Rede Globo and some record labels; as of 2017, there is no response by the artist.[133][134][135][136][137][138][139][140][141][142] In the 1990s-related musical "Verdad o Reto", on stage in 2015 and 2016, the main characters are named Lynda (referring to the singer) and Macarena (due to the Los Del Río song).[143][144]

Influences

According to Thomas, Peter Gabriel (left) and Natalie Merchant (right) significantly influenced her music

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According to Lynda Thomas, during her career, her major musical influences were the former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel and his pupil Paula Cole, the former lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Björk, Janis Joplin, Ani DiFranco, The Cranberries and Jewel.[90][124]

Personal life and activism

Thomas kept a low profile during her career and turned down leading roles in film and television. From 1997 (at the age of 15) until 2002, Thomas imparted university lectures on poverty, violence, human rights, environmental issues, and public policy subjects. On Twitter, she has expressed her support for the LGBT community.[18][19][40][116]

Illnesses and sudden absence from public life

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the musician suffered from Bulimia nervosa, social isolation and a major depressive disorder, for her single "A 1000 X Hora", she wrote about her illness. From 2002 to April 2018, she was absent from the public eye. On April 19, 2018, she made her first post on her new Twitter account, @LyndaThomasOf, briefly addressing her extended absence. On April 24, she posted a video going into detail. She is now a mother.[145][17][13][14][57][72]

Discography

Studio albums / Singles

Year Album title Singles from the album Album details
1996 Lynda 1996: "Gira Que Gira"
1996: "Blue Jeans"
1996: "El Amor No Tiene Edad"
* Label: EMI Capitol
* Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1997 Un grito en el corazón 1997: "Dile"
1997: "Corazón"
1998: "Bang Bang"
1998: "Un Grito en el Corazón"
* Label: EMI Capitol
* Formats: CD, cassette
1999 Mi Día de la Independencia 1999: "No Quiero Verte"
1999: "Maldita Timidez"
1999: "Corazón Perdido"
* Label: EMI Capitol
* Formats: CD, cassette, VCD
2001 Polen 2001: "Lo Mejor De Mi"
2002: "Mala Leche"
2002: "Para Tí"
* Label: EMI Capitol
* Formats: CD, cassette, digital download
2018 Hola y Adiós 2018: N/A * Label: BoBo Records / Sony Music
* Formats: CD, digital download

Reissues

Year Album title Singles from the album Album details
2000 Mi Día de la Independencia (Edición Especial) 2000: "A Mil X Hora"
2000: "Laberinto"
* Label: EMI Capitol
* Formats: CD, cassette[146]
2002 Polen (U.S. re-release) 2002: "Mala Leche" * Label: EMI Latin
* Formats: CD, digital download[147]

Extended Plays

Year Title Singles Details
1989 Cantemos Juntos 1989: "Cantemos Juntos"
1990: "Cantemos Juntos" (Siempre en Domingo-Fantasía Musical live performance)
* Label: Discos y Cintas Melody
* Formats: LP
2000 A Mil X Hora 2000: "A Mil X Hora" * Label: EMI Capitol
* Formats: CD[148]

Discography as a songwriter, record producer, assistant work and backup vocals

- (Uncredited work and songs credited to Thomas after 2002 are not included)

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1989-1990 Fantasía Musical (TV series) Herself Performer
1997–1999 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Herself Host; performer
2000 Carita de Ángel Herself 2 episodes
2000 Primer amor... a mil por hora Herself Cameo appearance; performed "A Mil por Hora (a cappella)"
2001 2001 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Herself Member of the international Jury, performer
2001 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Herself Co-host alongside Juanes (live broadcast for IberoAmerica)
2002 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Herself Host (live broadcast for IberoAmerica)

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1981 in Mexico

Events in the year 1981 in Mexico.

2000s in music

This article includes a brief summary of a few notable trends in radio-based, popular music between the years 2000 and 2009.

In American culture, various styles of the late 20th century remained popular, such as in rock, pop, metal, hip hop, R&B, EDM, country and indie. As the technology of computers and internet sharing developed, a variety of those genres started to fuse in order to see new styles emmerging. Terms like "contemporary", "nu", "revival", "alternative", and "post" are added to various genres titles in order to differentiate them from past styles, nu-disco and post-punk revival as notable examples.

One genre of this decade, British grime is a genre that was said to have influenced other sub-genres such as chillwave in the United States.The continued development of studio recording software and electronic elements was observed, through this decade. One such example is the usage of pitch correction software, such as auto-tune that appeared in the late 1990s. Another great impact to this decade was the ongoing development of the internet and user-friendly media players, such as iTunes, and music and video sharing websites such as Napster and YouTube, respectively.

The popularity of teen pop carried over from the 1990s with acts such as *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera dominating the charts in the earlier years of the decade.

Contemporary R&B was one of the most popular genres of the decade (especially in the early and mid 2000s) which was immensely popular throughout the decade with artists like Usher, Beyoncé, and Rihanna. In 2004, the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 had 15 of its top 25 singles as Contemporary R&B.

In Britain, Britpop, post punk revival and alternative rock were at the height their popularity with acts such as Coldplay, The Libertines, Oasis, Lynda Thomas, Travis, Dido, Blur, The Hives, Björk, and Radiohead, which still continued at the top of the major charts in the rest of the world since the 1990s.

Hip hop music achieved mainstream status after the 1990s and the deaths of many prominent artists such as 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. Artists outside of New York and Los Angeles in cities like Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans and the Bay Area all achieved mainstream success. Popular rap movements of the 2000s include Crunk, Snap, Hyphy, and Alternative Hip Hop.

Despite the hip hop dominance, such as Southern hip hop which lasted for most of the decade (particularly the middle years), rock music was still popular, notably alternative rock, and especially genres such as post-grunge, post-Britpop, nu metal, pop punk, emo, post-hardcore, metalcore, and in some cases indie rock; the early and mid 2000s saw a resurgence in the mainstream popularity of pop rock and power pop.

Despite a slight slip in popularity in the early part of the decade, adult contemporary and country music were still able to find success throughout the 2000s.

Electronic music was also popular throughout the decade; at the beginning of the 2000s, genres such as trance, chillout, house, indietronica, and Eurodance (in Europe) were popular. By the end of the decade, late-1980s/early-1990s inspired dance-oriented forms of electronic music such as synthpop, electropop, and electro house had become popular.

By the end of the decade, a fusion between hip hop and electronic dance similar to the Freestyle music of the late 1980s and early 1990s, known as Hip House and Electrohop also grew successful.In Asia and Far Eastern musical markets, with the increase of globalization and the spread of capitalism, music became more Westernised, with influences of pop, hip hop and contemporary R&B becoming ever–present in Eastern markets.

American and European popular music became more popular in Asia.

Genres such as J-Pop and K-Pop remained popular throughout the decade, proliferating their cultural influence throughout the East and Southeast of Asia. In other parts of Asia, including India, Indian pop music, closely linked to Bollywood films and filmi music, was popular alongside Western pop music.

In Latin America, whilst R&B, hip hop and pop rock did have influence and success, Latin-based pop music remained highly popular.

Reggaeton became a definitive genre in 2000s Latin music, as well as salsa and merengue. Subgenres fusing Latin music such as merengue and reggaeton with hip hop and rap music became popular from the middle of the decade onwards.

The Internet allowed unprecedented access to music and allowed artists to distribute music freely without label backing. Innumerable online outlets and sheer volume of music also offers musicians more musical influences to draw from.

Bailando

Bailando may refer to:

"Bailando" (Paradisio song), 1996

"Bailando" (Enrique Iglesias song), 2014

"Bailando" (Rouge song), 2018

Bailando!, special promotional CD release by pop singer Gloria Estefan

"Bailando", a song by Alaska y los Pegamoides

"Bailando", a song by Frankie Ruiz

"Bailando", a song by Lynda Thomas from Un grito en el corazón

"Bailando", a song by Yaga & Mackie from La Moda

Eme 15

Eme 15 (also stylized as EME XV and M-15) were a Mexican Latin pop band composed of the six lead actors from the 2012 Nickelodeon Latin America television series Miss XV. The band was formed for the series in Mexico City by Televisa by producer Pedro Damián in August 2011. Music for the band's album was produced and written by Carlos Lara and former pop-rock singer Lynda Thomas.

On December 18, 2013, it was officially announced to fans via the band's official Twitter account that the band would split up, following their final concert on January 5, 2014, at the Mega Feria Imperial de Acapulco in Acapulco, Mexico.

Latin alternative

Latin alternative, or "alterlatino", is a brand of Latin rock music produced by combining genres like alternative rock, metal, electronica, hip hop, new wave, pop rock, punk rock, reggae, and ska with traditional Ibero-American sounds.

List of Latin American rock musicians

? and the Mysterians, from 1962 to present

Zayra Alvarez, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter

Angra, Brazilian heavy metal band

Aterciopelados, Colombian band

Cedric Bixler of The Mars Volta

Café Tacuba, Mexican alternative band

Capsula, Argentinian rock n roll band

Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Contracorriente, Peruvian hardcore punk band

Crisis, El Salvador rock group beginning of the 1980s

Cruzados

Da Lata

Dolores Delirio, Peruvian alternative post punk band

Alejandro Escovedo, singer, songwriter

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Flema, Peruvian punk garage rock band

Oz Fox (Ricardo Martinez), guitarist, Stryper, Sin Dizzy, Vinyl Tattoo

Charly Garcia, Argentine singer

Erica Garcia, Argentine singer-songwriter

Ely Guerra, Mexican singer-songwriter

Cachorro Grande, Brazilian retro 1960s and 1970s rock n roll

Los Hermanos, Brazilian Latin/alternative rock band

Ill Niño, alternative metal band

Jaguares, Mexico

Los Jaivas, Chilean rock band

Leusemia, Peruvian punk rock band

La Ley, Chilean band

Líbido, Peruvian alternative band

Los Bunkers, Chilean band

Los Lobos, band

Lucybell, Chilean band

Maldita Vecindad, band

Malo, Mexican band, including Carlos Santana's brother

Maná, Mexican band

Massacration, Brazilian heavy metal band

Molotov, Mexican Spanglish band

Os Mutantes, Brazilian 1960s progressive rock

Ozomatli

P.O.D, Latino rap/rock band

Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw (American hardcore band)

Panda or Pxndx, Mexican band

David Peel

Chris Pérez

Pierce The Veil, post-hardcore Latino band from San Diego

The Plugz

Project46, Brazilian death metal band

Puya

Rata Blanca, Argentine power metal/hard rock band

The ReAktion Chilean alternative Rock, Nu metal

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Bosnian Rainbows (emo-punk, progressive rock)

Draco Rosa, singer, musician, songwriter

Carlos Santana, Mexican songwriter, guitarist

La Sarita, Peruvian alternative urban rock band

Seguida

Sepultura, Brazilian thrash metal band

Soda Stereo, Argentine rock band

Soulfly, Brazilian alternative metal band

Lynda Thomas, retired Mexican alternative rock musician of the 1990s and 2000s

Transmetal, Mexican death metal band

Ritchie Valens, a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement

Andrew Velasquez, lead vocals for post-hardcore band, Crown the Empire

Julieta Venegas, singer-songwriter

The Zeros• Chino Moreno, Frank Delgado & Sergio Vega of Deftones

List of Mexican British people

This is a list of notable Mexican British people, including Mexican immigrants to the UK and British born people of Mexican origin with at least one Mexican parent:

Laura Alvarez, wife of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Liliana Domínguez, supermodel

Antonio Pedroza, professional footballerJuan Solari, TV and film director, video journalist

Lynda Thomas, musician, singer-songwriter

Dhani Harrison, musician, singer-songwriter

Charlie Harper (singer), member of a punk rock band UK Subs

Live in Hollywood (RBD album)

Live in Hollywood is the second live album by Mexican pop band RBD, released on April 4, 2006 in the United States and Mexico. Live in Hollywood was recorded on RBD's first concert in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 2006 at the Pantages Theatre, as part of the group's 'Tour Generación 2006' world tour. The live album was accompanied by the same-day release of a live concert DVD, also titled Live in Hollywood. The acoustic music that appears on the album was recorded live, though in a way posing a different style to the group's previous Tour Generación RBD En Vivo.

On April 19, 2006, the first single off the album was released, a new song titled "No Pares", which was sung solely by Dulce María. The song proved to be a total success on Mexican radio. The song was written by former Mexican pop star Lynda Thomas and producer Carlos Lara.

Lynda

Lynda is a spelling variation of the feminine given name Linda (name). Notable people with the name include:

Lynda Baron, British television actress

Lynda Barry, American cartoonist and author

Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born British actress

Lynda Blutreich, American javelin thrower

Lynda Carter, American television actress who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s

Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, British conservative politician

Lynda Day George, American television actress popular in the 1960s and 1970s

Lynda Ghazzali, Malaysian porcelain painter

Lynda Goodfriend, American actress

Lynda La Plante, British author known for the Prime Suspect television series

Lynda Laurence, American singer

Lynda Lopez, a.k.a. "Ly Lo", American broadcaster and journalist

Lynda Randle, African American singer of southern gospel music

Lynda Thomas, Mexican Eurodance and rock musician popular in the 1990s

Lynda Tolbert-Goode, American hurdler

Lynda Weinman, American entrepreneur, author, and co-founder of the Lynda.com online training library

Mexican pop music

Mexican pop is a music genre produced in Mexico, particularly intended for teenagers and young adults.

Mexico is the country that exports the most entertainment in Spanish language. Mexican pop was limited to Latin America until the mid-1990s, when an interest towards this type of music increased after Luis Miguel's, Lynda Thomas', Selena's, Thalía's,

Gloria Trevi's and Paulina Rubio's debuts before the mainstream USA audience.

During the 1960s and 1970s, most of the pop music produced in Mexico consisted on Spanish-language versions of English-language rock-and-roll hits. Singers and musical groups like Angélica María, Johnny Laboriel, Alberto Vázquez, Enrique Guzmán or Los Teen Tops performed cover versions of songs by Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Nancy Sinatra and others.

No pares

"No Pares" (English: "Don't Stop") is a song by the Mexican band RBD, from their second live album, Live in Hollywood (2006). It was the first and only single released from the album. The song was written by Lynda Thomas and performed by Dulce María.

Polen

Polen may refer to:

a misspelling of Pollen

Poland in many European languages, such as Swedish, Dutch and German

Polen (album), a 2001 album by Lynda Thomas

Polen, Iowa, an unincorporated community in Iowa, USA

Primer amor... a mil por hora (album)

Primer Amor A 1000 X Hora is an album, soundtrack to the telenovela Primer amor... a mil por hora. It was released in 2000.

Siempre en Domingo

Siempre en Domingo (translated Always on Sunday) is a Mexican variety show created and hosted by Raúl Velasco. The show aired on Televisa from December 14, 1969 until April 19, 1998 when Velasco retired.

Siempre en Domingo became one of the most important, influential and popular TV shows in IberoAmerica. Velasco's popular trademark, "patada de la suerte" (lucky kick), sponsored many artists that every Sunday performed in his popular TV show. Many English-speaking artists also performed on the show.

Sin Bandera

Sin Bandera (Spanish pronunciation: [sin banˈdeɾa]; which can be interpreted as "Flagless" or "Without Flag") is a Latin pop duo based in Mexico that consisted of Leonel García, and Noel Schajris. They became one of the most popular artists after their solo debut album Sin Bandera was released on March 26, 2002.

Teen idol

A teen idol is a celebrity with a large teenage fan-base. Teen idols are generally young but not necessarily teenaged. Often teen idols are actors or musicians. Some teen idols began their careers as child actors, like Lindsay Lohan.

The idol's popularity may be limited to teens, or may extend to all age groups. Many teen idols are targeted for adults for nostalgia purposes.

There were teen idols before there were teen magazines, but idols have always been a permanent feature in magazines such as Seventeen, 16, Tiger Beat and Right On! in the United States, and in similar magazines elsewhere. With the advent of television, teen idols were also promoted through programs such as American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show, Soul Train, and in the UK, Top of the Pops. Today's teen idols have spawned an entire industry of gossip magazines, television shows, YouTube, social media, and whole television channels such as E!.

Many American teen idols achieve "cross-over" success internationally; however, this list is not limited to American artists alone with some people such as German popstar Bill Kaulitz of the pop-rock band Tokio Hotel. In Asia, idols range from Japanese pop megastars Ayumi Hamasaki and Namie Amuro as well as Kana Nishino and Japanese music groups such as Momoiro Clover Z, Morning Musume, AKB48, and Perfume and Johnny & Associates boy bands Arashi, NEWS, KAT-TUN, and Hey! Say! JUMP among others while Chinese pop icon Jay Chou, music groups F4 and Lollipop F, and South Korean singers BoA and Rain and music groups BTS, TVXQ, 2PM, 2AM, Beast, Shinee, Super Junior, 2NE1, Big Bang, Wonder Girls, T-ara, Kara, and Girls' Generation are examples. In Latin America, idols ranges from Mexican pop stars Timbiriche, Lynda Thomas, Magneto, Puerto Rican born Mexican Luis Miguel and the very popular Puerto Rican boy band Menudo in the 1980s and 1990s, and Paty Cantú, Anahi, Belinda, Ha^Ash, and RBD in the 2000s and 2010s. Besides, former Menudo member Ricky Martin, their chief rivals Los Chicos and former member Chayanne, Venezuelan actor and singer Guillermo Davila and more, to Argentina, where telenovela, Chiquititas, ushered in a new era of teen-idols for that country, including actors Benjamin Rojas, Felipe Colombo, Luisana Lopilato, and Camila Bordonaba, who went on to form teen band Erreway, precursors to Mexican band RBD. In Spain, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Miguel Bose, Mecano, and Hombres G all enjoyed teen-idol status. Even in the Middle East, idols range from Lebanese-born singer Nancy Ajram and Egyptian-born Tamer Hosny.

In the past, young sports icons and Olympic athletes during their competitive times were considered teen idols such as Jean-Claude Killy, Peggy Fleming, Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce), Joe Namath, Dorothy Hamill, Mark Spitz, Jim Craig, Nadia Comăneci, Mary Lou Retton, Ronaldo, Michael Jordan, Dominique Moceanu, Michelle Kwan, Carly Patterson, Shawn Johnson, Simone Biles, Nastia Liukin, Michelle Wie, Mia Hamm, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, Shaun White, Apolo Ohno, Tom Daley, McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Red Gerard, and Chloe Kim.

In the 1990s and the 2000s, Vitamin C, known for her songs "Graduation (Friends Forever)" and "As Long as You're Loving Me", became a teen idol. In the late 2000s, bands like Lillix, KSM, Everlife, and Clique Girlz became teen pop idols and have a teenage fanbase.

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Spanish: Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada) is a collection of romantic poems by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, first published in 1924 by Editorial Nascimento of Santiago, when Neruda was 19. It was Neruda's second published work, after Crepusculario (Editorial Nascimento, 1923) and made his name as a poet.

Veinte poemas was controversial for its eroticism, especially considering its author's very young age. Over the decades, Veinte poemas has become Neruda's best-known work, and has sold more than 20 million copies. The book has been translated into many languages; in English, the translation was made by poet W. S. Merwin.

It remains the best selling poetry book in the Spanish language ever, almost 100 years after its first publication.

In 2001, the alternative rock musician Lynda Thomas released as a single the flamenco song Ay, Ay, Ay, which was based on this work.

This poetry book is also the subject of Pablo Larraín’s acclaimed feature film Neruda starring Gael García Bernal.

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