RBD Biography

Soared as a huge phenomenon all over Latin America while being able to compete against the local acts in U.S market, RBD appears to have no difficulty at all in their attempt to create more buzz across the two regions. Already made memorable performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco during the first half of December 2006, this Latin pop group joyously still have a handful of shows ahead for them to carry out during the rest of the month. Included in the list are participations on “Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade” and “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007” by date 24 and 31, respectively before they head for Spain to perform onstage in Barcelona and Madrid early January 2007 then showing up at CALLE 8 Festival set to take place in Miami, Florida on March 11.

Unmistakably the most popular Mexican music group in the world to date, RBD is made up of six energetic, striking young talents skilled in singing, acting, and dancing that took form in November 2004. The troupe initially was a part of the major plot point in Latin soap opera “Rebelde” aired by Televisa, the largest media company in the Hispanic world. However, upon finding out that the series became such a massive success throughout Latin America, it then was unanimously decided to bring the act to reality with main stars Alfonso Herrera Rodriguez (born August 28, 1983), Anahi Giovanna Puente Portillo (born May 14, 1983), Dulce Maria Espinoza Savinon (born May 14, 1983), Christopher Alexander Luis Casilass Von Uckermann (born October 21, 1986), Maite Perroni Beoriqui (born on March 3, 1983), and Jose Christian Chavez Garza (born on August 7, 1983) as the personnel.

All hailed from Mexico City except Christian who is a native of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, the members wisely did not waste time to mark their arrival in the music world, releasing their debut album “Rebelde” by December 2004 under EMI Records. Much to their delight, the first attempt resulted extremely well in Mexico as its three singles of the title track, "Solo quedate en silencio", plus "Salvame" quickly became the number one hits around the country, and so propelled the LP to reach Platinum status in quite a short period. More amazingly, though no English language edition was released, the work made its way to sell a satisfying number of copies in the States judging from its attainment to enter The Billboard 200 at #95 while claiming the second rank of Top Latin Albums in 2005.

Riding high on this initial success, RBD eagerly made a return to the studio to work on their sophomore studio effort “Nuestro Amor” which hit the U.S stores on October 4 the same year. An album that shows the evolution of the sextet since its creation, the record wonderfully surpassed its predecessor for it easily climbed to rule both Latin Pop and Top Latin Albums, in the meantime peaking on the 88th place of The Billboard 200. Furthermore, two of its compositions "Aun hay algo" and "Este corazon" even managed to break the top ten of Latin Pop Airplay with the title track peaking on the sixth spot of Hot Latin Songs in 2006. The achievement got completed that year when the group fantastically landed nine nominations at Billboard Latin Music Awards besides a Latin Grammy Award nod in Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal slot.

Though failed to win the latter honor, RBD sure could still draw a big smile as they gloriously brought home three prizes from the former event in the categories of Latin Pop Album of the Year for New Artist and Duo or Group through “Rebelde” plus Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year - Duo or Group for "Solo quedate en silencio." Despite all of these, however, the troupe opted to embark on a U.S tour instead which turned out to be a very successful one before finally launching their third album “Celestial” on November 24 in the country. The outcome was great as it delightfully debuted on the 15th spot of The Billboard 200 after selling more than 117,000 copies in its first week, providing enough confidence to the group to follow it up with an English-language LP titled “Rebels” set to come up on December 19, 2006.