[rahyk; Ger. rahyk]
Reik, Theodor, 1888-1969, American psychologist and author, b. Vienna, Ph.D. Univ. of Vienna, 1912. He was one of Sigmund Freud's earliest and most brilliant students; their association lasted from 1910 to 1938. In Europe, Reik conducted research and lectured at several psychoanalytic institutes before coming (1938) to the United States. He was naturalized in 1944. He founded (1948) the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Among his many writings are From Thirty Years with Freud (tr. 1940), Listening with the Third Ear (1948, repr. 1972), The Secret Self (1952), The Search Within (1956, repr. 1968), Of Love and Lust (1957, repr. 1970), Myth and Guilt (1957, repr. 1970), The Compulsion to Confess (1959, repr. 1972), Creation of Woman (1960), The Temptation (1961), Voices from the Inaudible (1964), Curiosities of the Self (1965), and The Many Faces of Sex (1966).

See the autobiographical Fragments of a Great Confession (1949, repr. 1965).

Reik is a Latin Grammy-nominated Mexican band from Mexicali, Baja California formed by Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas (lead vocals), Julio Ramírez Eguía (guitar/background vocals), and Gilberto Marín Espinoza (guitar). The group's name actually means "rake" (as in raking the guitar's strings", but the band wanted their Mexican listeners to pronounce it correctly, hence, Reik.

In 2003, Jesús Navarro and Julio Ramirez started their then-nascent musical project, tentatively called "Reik". It was then they recorded their first demos, which were released through the Mexican underground club scene. Two of the most successful demos — "Levemente" and "Ahora Sin Ti" — brought more widespread coverage across Mexico. In early 2004, Reik invited Gilberto to join the band. They have been famous ever since, mainly in Latin America, Mexico, and southern parts of the United States. Their videos have been broadcasted on famous music television channels, such as MTV and HTV. Their second album, Secuencia, was released on November 14, 2006, which featured the first single, "Invierno" (released on November 6), which gained a lot of popularity based Latin American airplay.

Record Deal

By mid-2004 Reik started to get the attention of various major record companies, including Sony Music which eventually signed the band. In February 2005 Reik released their self-titled debut album, produced by Abelardo Vázquez and Kiko Cibrian. The first single "Yo Quisiera" got heavy rotation on Mexican pop radio stations and soon went to number one. Their second single "Qué Vida La Mía" also topped the Mexican charts as did their third single "Noviembre Sin Ti". Their fourth single, "Niña", failed to match the success of their previous singles, charting only at #33.

Commercial Success

Reik's debut album went gold in Mexico on May 6th, 2005 after selling 50,000 copies. In June 2005, Reik traveled to the U.S. to promote their album and its first single. They had a promotional mini-tour that visited Miami, McAllen, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, San Juan (Puerto Rico), and New York. The album was formally released in the United States on May of that same year. To date, the album has sold 40,000 copies in the U.S. alone. By May, the album was certified platinum in Mexico for selling 120,000 copies. They have sold over half a million copies all over America to date. On July 6, 2007, Reik participated in the Alltel Wireless “Mi Círculo, Mi Música” (My Circle, My Music) concert in El Paso, TX.


Reik began their tour with pop group Camila on August 2007. They went to cities like Fresno, Los Angeles, San Francisco.


Reik has been nominated to the Latin Grammy in the category "Best New Artist". They have been nominated to "Premios Lo Nuestro", "Premios Juventud", and numerous other awards. The band also has 4 nominations to the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America in the categories of "Best Pop Artist", "Best Group", "Best Northern Region Artist", and "Best Northern Region New Artist", winning three out of four.


Studio Albums

Live Albums


Year No Single Album
2005 1 "Yo Quisiera" Reik
2 "Qué Vida La Mía"
3 "Noviembre Sin Ti"
2006 4 "Niña"
5 "Levemente"
6 "Invierno" Secuencia
2007 7 "Me Duele Amarte"
8 "De Qué Sirve"
9 "Sabes"
2008 10 "Inolvidable" Un dia mas

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