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Belinda Peregrín
Belinda Huawei 2021.jpg
Belinda in 2021
Born 15 August 1989 or 1992
(age 34 or 31)
Madrid, Spain
Citizenship Spanish and Mexican
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active 2000–present
Musical career
Instruments Vocals

Belinda Peregrín Schüll (born 15 August 1989 or 1992, sources differ) mononymously known as Belinda, is a Mexican singer and actress. She has lived in Mexico City since a young age. In 2000, she started her career as a child actor at the age of 10 when she was cast as the lead role in the Mexican children's telenovela Amigos x siempre. She later appeared in Aventuras en el tiempo (2001) and Cómplices Al Rescate (2002).

Her self-titled debut studio album Belinda (2003), was a commercial success, selling over 1,1 million copies worldwide. The album spawned many successful singles, including her debut hit single "Lo Siento" and "Vivir", the main theme of the 2004 telenovela Corazones al límite. Following her departure from Sony BMG and management in 2005, Belinda's second album Utopía (2006) earned her two Latin Grammy Awards nominations and was certified platinum in Mexico. It contained the top-ten singles "Ni Freud ni tu mamá", "Bella Traición" and "Luz Sin Gravedad".

Belinda has also appeared in motion pictures, including the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), and has dubbed voice roles for The Tale of Despereaux (2008) and Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones (2012). Her return to Mexican telenovelas in Camaleones (2009) and the TV series Mujeres asesinas 3 (2010), inspired her subsequent third album Carpe Diem (2010), which spawned the hit single "Egoísta". Her fourth album Catarsis (2013), debuted at number-one in her native Mexico, and was preceded by the hit singles "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" and "En La Obscuridad". In 2017, Belinda was an extra on the film Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

Together, her four studio albums, singles and soundtracks has sold over 3 million copies making her the third best-selling female Mexican act. The international press have named her the "Princess of Latin Pop".

As of 2020, she is one of the coaches of the Mexican singing competition show, La Voz on TV Azteca after being acquired from Televisa after 7 seasons.

Early life

Belinda was born in 1989 or 1992 in Madrid, Spain, to a French-Spanish mother, Belinda Schüll Moreno, and a Spanish father, Ignacio Peregrín Gutiérrez. Her maternal grandfather was the late famous French bullfighter, Pierre Schüll. She has a younger brother, Ignacio, born in Mexico City in 1996. Her father owned several medical products factories in Europe. The family moved to Mexico City permanently when Belinda was 4 years old.


2000–02: Telenovelas and Latin breakthrough

At a very early age Belinda showed an incredible talent for singing, acting, and writing and shooting home videos. At 10 she was cast in her first telenovela, ¡Amigos x Siempre!, produced by Televisa in Mexico, and she was featured on the soundtrack. Both show and album became huge successes in Latin America. In 2001 she starred in her second telenovela named Aventuras en el Tiempo, also produced by Televisa. The series achieved success in Mexico and many Latin-American countries. She contributed to the series soundtracks. She gained recognition playing twins in Cómplices Al Rescate. She toured with the cast in many Latin-American countries with over 160 live shows. She recorded two soundtracks for the series and received her first Latin Grammy nomination for her work on one of the soundtracks. She didn't return for the series' second season.

2003–05: Belinda and commercial success

Her international self-titled debut studio album Belinda was released in Mexico by Sony BMG and RCA Records on 5 August 2003. The album became a great success in Mexico and throughout Latin America, selling over 0,5 million copies worldwide. The album was produced by Rudy Pérez, Graeme Pleeth, Mauri Stern and Robin Barter. Six singles were released, including a number of top ten singles: "Lo Siento", "Boba Niña Nice", "Ángel" and "Vivir" which was chosen as the main theme song for Corazones al límite, a soap opera in which she briefly appeared. The album itself was re-released several times throughout 2004 and 2005.

In early 2005 she collaborated with Mexican rock band Moderatto on a cover by Timbiriche titled "Muriendo Lento" which peaked at No. 1 in Mexico and was a commercial success.

2006–08: Crossover, The Cheetah Girls 2 and Utopía

Belinda in 2007.

In 2006, Belinda debuted in the North American markets where she makes her film debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls 2 as Marisol. The movie premiered on 25 August 2006 with a total of over 8.1 million viewers, one of the highest rated television films the network has released. Belinda also contributed 4 songs to Soundtrack, which was released on 15 August 2006 and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and sold 1.4 million copies to date in the US.

Her second studio album Utopía was released in late 2006 and peaked at No. 3 on the Mexican charts, selling over 1 million records worldwide; and included the hit single "Ni Freud Ni Tu Mamá" (2006). Belinda revealed that her label wanted her to spend a week in Los Angeles for the recording of Utopía 2 an English CD/DVD re-release for European and North American countries. She also guest-starred in Buscando a Timbiriche, La Nueva Banda. On 18 October 2007, Belinda won 2 awards, "Video of the Year" for "Bella Traición", and "Best Solo Artist" at the MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica. She was also nominated in two categories in the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards held on 8 November: "Song of the Year" for "Bella Traición", and "Best Female Pop Album" for her hit album Utopía.

Belinda provided vocals for the Spanglish remix of "Te Quiero" by DJ Flex and Finley's 2008 single Your Hero.

2009–10: Return to Mexican television and Carpe Diem

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Belinda performing in Nicaragua, 2007

In 2009 she starred alongside Alfonso Herrera and Edith González in the action-themed telenovela, Camaleones. On 27 August 2009 EMI Televisa posted a video teaser of her new song "Sal de Mi Piel", originally announced as the lead single of her yet-untitled third studio album; it was then selected as the main theme of Camaleones. In 2010 she guest-starred on the third season of Mujeres Asesinas, starring in the episode "Anette and Anne, noble", based on the story of the painter Sofia Bassi, in which she shared credits with Issabella Camil and William Levy. She also recorded the song "Contigo en la distancia" for one of the scenes. The episode and song were praised by critics; the episode was one of the series' highest rated.

In February and March 2010 she was featured in collaboration with several Latin artists in "Somos el Mundo" and "Ay Haiti". Both songs were released as charity singles for benefits.

Carpe Diem, Belinda's third studio album, was released on 23 March 2010. Two days after its release, the album was certified gold in Mexico after 40,000 copies were sold. The lead single of the record Egoísta featuring Pitbull was released to commercial success; A shift from her prominent pop-rock genre to more dance oriented. The album's second and final single is "Dopamina" was released in 2011 to moderate success. The video for Dopamina was released on 2 February 2011. Belinda also stated on her Facebook that she was putting the final touches on her next two videos for the tracks; Gaia and Amor Transgénico which were never released.

2011–15: Catarsis, collaborations and Catarsis Tour

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Belinda at the 24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington in 2010.

Belinda announced that she would dedicate 2011 and 2012 to writing and recording for her new album. On 5 June 2012, "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" was confirmed as the album's lead single. It was officially released for digital download on 19 June 2012. On 21 July 5 new tracks from the album were leaked online, including next single "I Love You (Te Quiero)" featuring Pitbull alongside "Bailaría Sobre El Fuego", "Litost", "Aguardiente", "Como Si Fuéramos Novios", "Dame Mas", and "Con Los Ojos Cerrados".

"En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" debuted at number seven on the Mexican Singles Chart and peaked at number one, and stayed for one week. Although not an official single from the album, "Te Voy A Esperar" (which features Juan Magán), for the soundtrack of the film Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones was digitally released in Spain, debuting and staying at number one for ten weeks, receiving the Platinum certification by PROMUSICAE for sales of over 60,000, and was included as a bonus track on the Latin American editions of the album. In Mexico, "Te Voy A Esperar" was only released for airplay and peaked at number seven. Catarsis was originally scheduled to be released on 25 September 2012. However, it was pushed back and was released on 2 July 2013.

"En la Obscuridad" was released as the second single, it debuted at No. 37 on the Mexican Singles Chart, peaking at number 10, in March 2013. It had an international impact for Belinda's career, peaking at No. 39 in Spain and at No. 65 in South Korea. In just two days, the video broke the Latin music record on VEVO, with more than 3 million views.

Belinda embarked on the Catarsis Tour starting in August 2013. Featuring a much bigger production than her past tours, the concert tour lasted almost three years ending in mid 2016 which also saw the singer visiting various festivals throughout Latin America. The tour also saw various "phases" and saw changes to the stage, backdrops, and wardrobes. Most notably there was the "Kastle Ghost Koncept" phase that included a castle set up on the stage and famous singers appearing on stage. Later that year Belinda collaborated with Mexican Rock Band Motel on their song "Sueño de Ti" which was released as the second single from their fourth album Prisma.

2016–2022: Film work, shoe line and upcoming fifth album

In March 2016 it was announced that Belinda would be an extra in Baywatch, the film adaptation of the 90's television show of the same name that stars Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson. In June of the same year Belinda was announced as part of the Spanish adaptation of the film Trolls and its 2020 sequel Trolls World Tour, lending her voice to the character Poppy.

Apart from film work, the singer entered the world of fashion and debuted her shoe line, a collaboration with Capa de Ozono, in July 2016 and were officially released in the fall of 2016.

In between the completion of the Catarsis Tour, film work and her shoe line, Belinda announced she was in the songwriting process for her fifth album. She posted a preview of a ballad on her social media in May 2016 and promised her new album will fit perfectly into her discography, leading fans to believe she will return to the earlier sound of her first two albums Belinda and Utopía. With the start of 2017 the singer revealed that American DJ Steve Aoki was working on her album and shared several videos of the two working together in the studio. On 27 April 2017 she confirmed the lead single of her fifth album to be titled "Bailalo" which was produced by Aoki and was scheduled to be featured in the song's accompanying music video directed and produced by Criss Angel which was never released to the public. However, on February 27, 2020, the music video and audio of the song were leaked on the internet and became the trending topic to all of her fans, though the song is yet to be released on digital platforms. Still focusing on work for her fifth album, Belinda was forced to postpone the shooting of two music videos in Spain, due to the Coronavirus disease that prompted the cancellation of all flights for that country. One of the songs features Spanish singer Juan Magán, who she has previously collaborated with in past projects. Belinda finally talked about the leaking of her music video "Bailalo", describing it as "a video full of colors, talent and Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas".

2023–present: New record label contract, upcoming fifth album

On 7 August 2023 Belinda announced via her social medias the return to music career and new label contract Warner Music Group.

Other works and business

Belinda founded her own music promotion company called Joy Music. Joy Music promotes concert tours and several independent albums.

Belinda and her younger brother opened a luxury karaoke bar, La Chismosa Canta Bar (The Gossip sing and bar), in Mexico. The bar serves high-class alcohol and is modeled after the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties. As of 2016, La Chismosa Canta Bar has 3 locations in Mexico.

Belinda has done several modelling assignments and has been the face of multiple brands.

  • "Cómplices al rescate" puzzle games (2002).
  • Froot Loops (2002).
  • Oscar Mayer (2002).
  • Zapatos Andrea (2003–2005).
  • Office Depot (2003–2007).
  • Twister Moves (2004)
  • VideoNow (2004)
  • Vianney (2004–2007).
  • Hasbro (2005)
  • LG telephones (2005).
  • Coca-Cola (2005)
  • Rockola Coca-Cola (2005–2007).
  • Kbzónicos dolls(2005).
  • Tooth Tunes (2007)
  • Coca-Cola Zero (2007–2009).
  • Cinemex (2009)
  • Asepxia (2013)
  • FIAT (2013)
  • Herbal Essences (2014)
  • Magnum (2014–2015)
  • StudioF México (2015-2016)
  • Cartier (2017)

Personal life

Belinda began dating Mexican singer Christian Nodal in 2020, whom she met while working together on La Voz. They announced their engagement in May 2021, which took place in a restaurant in Barcelona. In February 2022, Nodal announced their separation.


Studio albums
  • Belinda (2003)
  • Utopía (2006)
  • Carpe Diem (2010)
  • Catarsis (2013)



  • Belinda Tour 2002 (2002–2003)
  • Tour Fiesta en la Azotea (2004–2005)
  • Tour Utopía (2007–2008)
  • Tour Catarsis (2014–2017)


  • Rockola Coca-Cola 2007 (2007)
  • Carpe Diem Promo Tour (2010–2011)


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Cheetah Girls 2 Marisol Duran Disney Channel Original Movie
2008 The Tale of Despereaux Princess Pea Voice role (Latin American dub)
2012 Tad, The Lost Explorer Sara Lavrof Voice role (Latin American dub)
2016 Trolls Poppy Voice role (Latin American dub)
2017 Baywatch Carmen
2020 Trolls World Tour Poppy Voice role (Latin American dub)
2021 My Little Pony: A New Generation Sunny Starscout Voice role (Latin American dub)


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Amigos x siempre Ana Capistrán Vidal Lead role
2001 Aventuras en el tiempo Violeta Arcángel Flores Lead role
2002 Cómplices Al Rescate Mariana Cantú / Silvana del Valle Ontiveros Lead role
(episodes 1-91)
2004 Corazones al límite Elena "Elenita" Arellano Gómez Recurring role
2007 Patito Feo Herself Guest star
2009–10 Camaleones Valentina Izaguirre Lead role
2010 Mujeres asesinas Annette VanDiryk Season 3, episode: "Annette y Ana, Nobles"
2011 Belinda, Un Reality Sobre Mi Vida Herself 13 episodes
2013 El Factor X Judge MundoFox
2019–2020 La Voz Coach First time working with TV Azteca
2019–2021 La Voz Senior Coach
2021 La Voz Kids Coach
2022–2023 Welcome to Eden Africa

Awards and nominations

See also

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