Thalia has been gracing stages since the age of nine, beginning with child and teen groups Din Din and Timbiriche. She soon became a solo artist and by the mid-’90s was an international superstar, with successful parallel careers in the acting and music worlds.

Her first English-language record, Thalia, hit the Billboard Pop Top 10 when it was released last year. The entrepreneurial star, who is also launching apparel and eyewear lines this year, hopes to inspire her fans to find success of their own.

“I want to be the one that sings about happiness, freedom, love and how you can do whatever you want and respect yourself and reach your dreams,” she said. “You’re here for that.”