Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Guest Profile: Paulina Rubio & Marcelo Berestovoy

Paulina Rubio and Marcelo Berestovoy performed Sunday 5-27-07 at the Sovereign Performing arts Center.

Daughter of Mexican actress Susana Dosamantes, Rubio was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Her music is popular in Latin America, Spain, and the United States. English-speakers may recognize her from her 2002 hit single Don't Say Goodbye. Paulina Rubio has sold over 16 million albums worldwide.[1][2]

Paulina Rubio released her latest album Ananda on September 19th, 2006 in th U.S. and on the 18th worldwide. It reached the #1 spot on many charts in countries all over Latin America, the U.S., and Spain. It reached #25 on U.S. Billboard's "Billboard Hot 200" albums chart, and it reached the #1 spot on Billboards "Top Latin Albums." Ni Una Sola Palabra has reached the #1 spot on radio in many Latin American countries, as well as the U.S. and Spain. It reached #1 on U.S. Billboard's "Hot Latin Tracks." Paulina Rubio's last three Spanish language albums have all consecutively peaked at the #1 spot on Billboard's "Top Latin Albums" chart.[3]

Marcelo Berestovoy’s recording credits include Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson, and Selena, as well as movies (with Tom Coster and Tom Coster Jr.) and TV spots. As a player, he’s truly versatile, covering all of the guitars for the live production of “Holiday on Ice”. Recent songwriter credits include a cut on Natalia Oreiro's Latin Grammy-nominated Tu Veneno (BMG Argentina). Stylistic preferences: anything with guitar in it! At GIT, Marcelo conducts open counseling and private instruction.

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