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Paulina Rubio to headline Long Beach Pride

Paulina Rubio will headline Long Beach Pride in July.

The Mexican pop singer, who has a gigante following in the LGBTQ+ Latinx community, will appear at the Long Beach Pride Festival on the Fiesta Caliente Stage July 10 at 6 p.m, Rubio, 51, announced on her Instagram page Saturday.

Earlier this month, Long Beach Pride announced that Natalia Jiménez will headline the Latin stage July 9 and Iggy Azalea will perform July 10 on the urban stage.

Long Beach Pride announced earlier this year that the festival and parade would be rescheduled to July.

Tickets, available online, range from $34 to $100 plus service fees.

Iggy Azalea, Natalia Jiménez to headline Long Beach Pride

Paulina Rubio headlined Miami Beach Pride last year.

Paulina Rubio, who was born in Mexico City, is the daughter of iconic Mexican actress Susana Dosamantes. Her late father, Enrique Rubio González, was a Spanish- lawyer.

Rubio was a member of the successful Mexican pop group Timbiriche from 1982 to 1991. After leaving the group, she embarked on a popular solo career. Rubio has sold over 15 million records, making her one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all-time. 

Rubio has charted three number one albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums.

She is the fifth best performing female artist on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart as five of her singles have reached No. 1:

  • ”Te Quise Tanto”
  • “Dame Otro Tequila”
  • “Ni Una Sola Palabra”
  • “Causa Y Efecto”
  • “Me Gustas Tanto”

Other singles such as “Mío,” “Y Yo Sigo Aquí,” and “Don’t Say Goodbye,” also have ranked on various charts.

Rubio has earned numerous awards and accolades, including seven Billboard Latin Music Awards and five Lo Nuestro Awards.

In 2013, Paulina Rubio replaced Britney Spears as a judge for the third season of “The X Factor,” joining Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, and fellow new judge Kelly Rowland. Rubio became the first Mexican artist judge on an American singing competition series.

In 2019, Rubio was a judge and coach on “La Voz,” the Spanish version of the singing competition series “The Voice.”

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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