The first single off the album "Siempre Tuya Desde La Raíz" peaked at No. EMI declined to release Paulina's first English crossover album, which was supposed to be the English version of the Planeta Paulina album due to weak sales of the spanish version.
Because of that, Rubio got in a legal battle against EMI for not fulfilling what they had already planned.
In 1991, Rubio left Timbiriche to focus on a solo career, and moved to Spain to begin work on her first album with Arely García.
She landed her first role in 1988 as the villain Paulina Montenegro in Pasión y Poder.
In 1992, she starred in Baila Conmigo, one of the biggest telenovelas of that year, as Andrea.
She then embarked on a tour across North America and Europe to promote Paulina.
On 18 June 2002, Rubio's sixth album Border Girl, her first foray into English-language pop, was released.
It became Rubio's first number-one album on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, and number 156 on the US Billboard 200, and was on the charts for more than two years.