We're celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Future Hispanic History Month, which will highlight rising stars who are creating history before our very eyes. Today we are honoring Belinda, the Spanish-Mexican singer who owns the title of "Princess of Latin Pop."
She began her career as a child actor on the kids' telenovela ¡Amigos X Siempre! back in 2000. But Belinda quickly made a name for herself when she sprouted into a full-blown pop star, thanks to the release of her debut self-titled album three years later.
Since then, the artist has put out three more albums (her latest being 2013's Catarsis) while maintaining her actress status with various television and movie roles. Fans of Disney Channel's Cheetah Girls franchise will recognize her from 2006's The Cheetah Girls 2, where she fittingly played Spanish pop star Marisol Duran.
Belinda creates sultry pop music that is slightly quirky and will immediately make you want to take on the dance floor, as seen with songs like "En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar." But don't think she's just another pretty face! The 27-year-old is also a businesswoman: she opened the luxe "La Chismosa" karaoke bar in Mexico two years ago and plans to create her own fashion line.
Along with being a great singer, Belinda is also known for her impeccable style both on and off the stage. She also isn't afraid to embrace her sexuality and proudly shows off her modelesque figure:
Belinda is set to star in the upcoming Baywatch movie alongside Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Dwayne Johnson (out in May 2017). She's already taken over the Latin world, and this new role will help push her further into international stardom.