At the beginning of the 2000s, a musical and television phenomenon crossed Latin America: the Mexican band RBD. Integrated by anahí, Maite Perroni, Christian Chavez, Christopher von Uckerman, Alfonso ‘Poncho’ Herrera Y Sweet Mariathe grouping was a derivative product of the series “Rebel“, the version that Televisa made of the Argentine original “Rebelde Way”.
With six studio albums and tours around the world, the group showed that they could not only repeat, but increase the success that their Argentine peers had a couple of years ago. In its four years of duration, RBD It received great acceptance from a wide audience of young people who had become hooked on its members, beyond television.
However, in 2008 it was time to say goodbye. After their last tour, the members went in other directions. It took 12 years for some of them to come together again in a concert called “Being or Seeming: The Global Virtual Union“. Such was the success that this 2023 they decided to announce a new tour, in which, to the reproach of their fans, they will not be Alfonso Herrera.
This January 19, precisely, RBD fans will have more information about the tour that will bring back five of the six members of the band. A good opportunity to investigate what each one of them did after the dissolution of the band to date.
Until before 2004, Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla —better known only as anahí— was part of television productions such as “Chiquilladas”, “Alondra” and “Mi pequeña traviesa”. He had already started as a singer with a self-titled album, released in the 90s, which would be followed by three more. But “Rebel” Y RBD They meant a watershed in his life.
For this reason, after the separation of the group, it was natural for the interpreter of Mía Colucci to continue her career as a singer. She released a couple of studio albums (“Delirio” and “Inesperado”), as well as other compilations, such as “Antología”, “Una rebelde solo” and “Antes de ser rebelde”. And although she has not released a new album for years, she has not stopped releasing singles, the last of which was released in 2022 (a collaboration with the late Juan Gabriel).
In April 2015, Anahí married the former governor of the state of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco. She had two children with him and, as first lady, she has carried out social work for infants with disabilities and women victims of violence or abuse.
At age 10, Sweet Maria He had already gone through commercials and children’s programs. Before she was out of her teens, she had already been part of two musical groups, Kaleidoscopio Interactivo De Sueños (better known as KIDS) and Jeans. So until before 2004, the ground for her was already prepared for her: “Rebel” Y RBD they found her poised for stardom.
What did you do after the group dissolved? Well, he continued acting. In 2009, for example, she had the leading role in the telenovela “Verano de amor” and two years later she premiered a movie where she was given the leading role: “Has anyone seen Lupita?” Other productions in which she has been a part are “Lie to live”, “Heart that lies” and “As a ring to the finger”.
Sweet Maria He did not walk away from music either. Proof of this are her four albums as a soloist: “Extranjera” (2010), “Sin fronteras” (2014), “DM” (2017), “Origen” (2021). She is currently married to the singer Paco Álvarez, with whom He has a daughter who was born two years ago..
maybe childhood Maite Perroni She was not marked by forays into television fiction or musical groups, but at the age of 20 she graduated from the Televisa Center for Artistic Education and participated in plays. A year later, she came into her life the role of her in “Rebel” and with RBD From then on, everything went up.
Once the soap opera finished and the group that launched her to fame dissolved, Perroni did not abandon her career and participated in productions such as “Triunfo del amor”, “El juego de las llaves” and “Oscuro deseo”, which premiered on Netflix in 2020. She also starred in the films “Doble madre” and “Dibujando el cielo”.
Music continued to be present in his life. The singles that she has released over the years, such as “Vas a volver”, “Eclipse de luna”, “Loca”, among many others, attest to her passion. And on a personal level, Maite Perroni married Andrés Tovar in September 2022. This January, she announced that will become a mother for the first time.
Unlike her peers, Alfonso Herrera (better known as ‘Poncho’) began his career after adolescence, at the age of 19. His first role was in 2002, in the movie “Amar te duele” and then he joined the youth soap opera “Class 406”, which undoubtedly helped him make the leap, two years later, to “Rebel“.
More of an actor than a singer, Herrera did not become part of musical projects after RBD. He has participated, yes, in almost 20 television productions, including “Camaleones”, “Volverte a ver”, “Terminales”, “El capo 3”, “Sense8”, “The Exorcist”, “Qeen of the South” and the acclaimed “Ozark”.
Alfonso Herrera He has also acted in films —the latest are “El baile de los 41”, “Me casé con un idiota” and “Qué viva México!”— and has done dubbing (“Minions”, “Los Croods”, among others) . In April of last year, he joined the cast of “Rebel Moon”, the new film by Zack Snyder. And as for his personal life, in December 2021 he separated from Diana Vásquezmother of his two children.
Like Maite Perroni, Christian Chavez it also came from the quarries of the Televisa Center for Artistic Education. And as ‘Poncho’ Herrera, he participated in the television series “Clase 406”, which marked his debut in the world of acting. With both he later coincided in “Rebel” Y RBD.
Already famous, the interpreter of Giovanni Méndez appeared in programs such as “Despertar contigo” or “Until money separates us.” In 2020, he had an outstanding participation in the popular Netflix series, “La casa de las flores”, and in 2021, he assumed the leading role of “Loli’s luck”.
As a singer, Christian Chavez He has tried to be consistent. She released her album “Almas transparentes” in 2010 and in 2012 a live album, “Esencial”. In the second decade of the 2000s, she has released singles, the last of which are “Tóxico” and “Celos”. In 2020, he was accused of psychological abuse by his former partner, the makeup artist Maico Kemper.
Christopher von Uckerman
Before “Rebel” Y RBD, Christopher von Uckerman He had already played other roles, such as “Friends Forever” and “Adventures in Time”. Along with Dulce María, Anahí, ‘Poncho’ Herrera, Maite Perroni and Christian Chávez, she became famous at the age of 18.
As a musician, after the breakup of the band, the interpreter of Diego Bustamante has released three recording projects: “Somos” (2010), “La revolución de los ciegos” (2017) and “Sutil universo” (2020). In addition, he has made musical tours, the last one in 2017.
As for his acting side, he has appeared in films such as “How to cut your lout”, “He would have if he exists” and “Coveted Bachelorette”, as well as in the series “Diableros” and “Kdabra”.
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