Members of RBD:
- Alfonso Herrera
- Christian Chávez
- Dulce María Saviñon
- Maite Perroni
- Anahí Portilla
- Christopher Uckermann
RBD Emerges From Telenovela Rebelde:
RBD is a Mexican group of 3 young men and 3 young women. They came together as actors in the telenovela Rebelde. The telenovela takes place in an elite boarding school attended by adolescent children of wealthy Mexican families. 6 of the characters form a band that extended beyond the show to become one of the most successful Mexican pop bands.
The Sound of RBD:
Although RBD's initial recordings are in Spanish, their music incorporates few elements of traditional Latin music. Instead, the band recorded songs that echoed English-language power ballads and arena rock of the 80's.
International Pop Success:
RBD's first album, called Rebelde like the telenovela, was released in January, 2005. The album was an instant success in Mexico and spawned 3 #1 hit singles. It also sold well in a number of additional countries including reaching #95 on the US pop album chart. A Portuguese language edition of the album was released in Brazil.
RBD's second album Nuestro Amor was released in October, 2005 only 9 months after their debut. The album set sales records in Mexico and generated another 4 top 10 singles. It reached #88 on the US charts. Tragedy haunted the group when a woman and her 2 children were trampled to death in a rush for autographs in Sao Paulo, Brazil in February, 2006.
English-Language Success for RBD:
In April, 2006, RBD performed their first tour dates in the US. By late in the year they had recorded songs from their first two albums in English for an album to be released near the end of the year. One of the songs, "Tu Amor," was released as a single and became the group's first mainstream pop hit single. RBD also planned to release their third Spanish-language album Celestial in November, 2006.