Back in 2000, Latin music was dominated not by male reggaeton stars, but by female Latin pop. And that was largely thanks to the women who released the biggest albums of the year. Former Timbiriche bandmates Thalia and Paulina Rubio, Mexico's reinvention queens, turned out fresh sounds and looks for their albums Arrasando and Paulina respectively. Christina Aguilera was able to embrace her Ecuadorian roots and dominate both the pop and Latin music worlds with Mi Reflejo, her first (and only) Spanish language album. And Colombian superstar Shakira put her raw talent on display with her MTV Unplugged album.
In a series of exclusive interviews with Billboard, Thalia, Rubio, and Aguilera looked back on their groundbreaking sets from 2000 and their legacy today.
THALIA - Arrasando (April 25, 2000)