Gloria Trevi was Mexico’s biggest rock star in the 1990s. She was named the “Mexican Madonna” by the press for her naughty image and the taboo topics in her songs. It seems tame now, but at the time, Trevi’s bad girl image was just as shocking as Madonna’s.
Trevi got in some trouble in 1999, but bounced back with “Cómo Nace el Universo” (2004) and continues to make hit albums and do television work.
Gloria Trevi Has a Pop Star Life
Gloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico on February 15, 1969.
As a teenager, she ran away from home to Mexico City to pursue a career in entertainment. There she met Sergio Andrade who would become her manager and husband.
In 1985 Trevi sang briefly with girl-group Boquitas Pintadas.
Her first solo album Qué Hago Aqui? (1989) produced her first #1 hit Dr. Psiquiatra. Trevi appeared in many racy pin-up calendars which further spread her fame. She also sang about women’s issues that were taboo at the time in Mexico. Her antics seem standard for today, but then it was something. Mexican women never behaved like that before.
Madonna was controversial here in the U.S. Imagine that character in the more conservative Mexican culture. Like Madonna, Trevi’s naughty persona pushed the boundaries of what was socially acceptable. It also made fans love her.
Trevi was controversial, but she opened doors for female Mexican artists to follow. Who knows, maybe Madonna is the American Gloria Trevi.
- ¿Qué Hago Aquí? (1989) #1 Dr. Psiquiatra
- Tu Ángel de la Guarda (1990) Pelo Suelto
- Me Siento Tan Sola (1992), Zapatos Viejos
- Más Turbada Que Nunca (1994), a pun on the word “masturbating”
- Si Me Llevas Contigo (1995), her last album with husband-manager Sergio Andrade
- Cómo Nace El Universo (2004), her first album after release from jail
- Una Rosa Blu (2007)
- Gloria (2011)
- De Película (2013)
- El Amor (2015)
- Versus (2017)
Past New York Shows
Gloria Trevi “Versus” Alejandra Guzman comes to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8pm. $40-$120