Famous Brazilian Musicians

Find out more about the greatest Brazilian Musicians, including Xuxa, Kiko Loureiro, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto and João Gilberto.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Benny Blanco

Benny Blanco
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: March 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reston, Virginia
Record producer and songwriter Benny Blanco has worked with renowned artists such as Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. His debut solo single, Eastside, was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. He has won the BMI Songwriter of the Year five times. He also had a collaborative cooking show on YouTube.

 2 Anitta

Anitta
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Larissa de Macedo Machado, better known as Anitta, soared to fame with the tracks Meiga e Abusada and Show das Poderosas. She has won the MTV Europe Music Award for the Best Brazilian Act five times and became the first Brazilian musician to earn the Best Latin American Act award.

 3 Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera

Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera
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Birthdate: August 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte

 4 Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antônio Carlos Jobim
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Famous As: Composer, Singer, Pianist, Guitarist, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: January 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: December 8, 1994
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 5 Xuxa

Xuxa
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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Film producer, Singer, Businessperson, Model, Choreographer
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Rosa

 6 João Gilberto

João Gilberto
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist
Birthdate: June 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Juazeiro
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 7 Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Jazz musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salvador
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 8 Eumir Deodato

Eumir Deodato
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: June 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 9 Kiko Loureiro

Kiko Loureiro
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Famous As: Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: June 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 10 Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso
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Famous As: Writer, Politician, Singer, Guitarist, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santo Amaro, Bahia

 11 Caroline Celico

Caroline Celico
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: São Paulo

 12 Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge
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Famous As: Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belford Roxo

 13 Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos
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Famous As: Latin American Composer
Birthdate: March 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: November 17, 1959

Heitor Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer, conductor, cellist, and classical guitarist. He is widely believed to be "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music." He was a prolific composer with over 2,000 orchestral, chamber, instrumental, and vocal works to his name. His music continues to be popular today, even six decades after his death. 

 14 Elis Regina

Elis Regina
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Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: March 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Porto Alegre
Died: January 19, 1982

 15 Rodrigo Amarante

Rodrigo Amarante
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 16 Amon Tobin

Amon Tobin
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Famous As: Musician, Disc jockey, Composer
Birthdate: February 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 17 Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil
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Famous As: singer, guitarist, songwriter, composer
Birthdate: June 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salvador

 18 Michel Teló

Michel Teló
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: January 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medianeira

 19 Andreas Kisser

Andreas Kisser
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Famous As: Songwriter, Record producer, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: August 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: São Bernardo do Campo

 20 André Matos

André Matos
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Birthdate: September 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: São Paulo

 21 Vinicius de Moraes

Vinicius de Moraes
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Famous As: Poet, Singer, Composer, Journalist, Diplomat, Reporter, Writer, Jazz musician, Screenwriter, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gávea
Died: July 9, 1980

 22 Claudia Leitte

Claudia Leitte
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: São Gonçalo

 23 Joe Penna

Joe Penna
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Famous As: Film maker, Animator, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: São Paulo

 24 Chico Buarque

Chico Buarque
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 25 Ivete Sangalo

Ivete Sangalo
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Television actor, Model
Birthdate: May 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bahia

 26 Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: October 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 27 Gusttavo Lima

Gusttavo Lima
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Famous As: singer, composer
Birthdate: September 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Presidente Olegário

 28 Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias
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Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: March 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São Paulo

 29 Gal Costa

Gal Costa
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salvador

 30 Paulo Jr.

Paulo Jr.
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Famous As: Bassist, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte

 31 Tim Maia

Tim Maia
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Jazz musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: September 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: March 15, 1998

 32 Rita Lee

Rita Lee
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist, Children's writer
Birthdate: December 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: São Paulo

 33 Airto Moreira

Airto Moreira
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Famous As: Percussionist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: August 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Itaiópolis

 34 Heitor Pereira

Heitor Pereira
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Famous As: Composer, Guitarist, Film score composer
Birthdate: November 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul

 35 Jorge Ben Jor

Jorge Ben Jor
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: March 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 36 Cazuza

Cazuza
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Poet, Writer
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: July 7, 1990

 37 Carlinhos Brown

Carlinhos Brown
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Percussionist, Record producer
Birthdate: November 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salvador

 38 Georgia Brown

Georgia Brown
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Naples

 39 Luiz Bonfá

Luiz Bonfá
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: October 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: January 12, 2001

 40 Daniela Mercury

Daniela Mercury
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Famous As: singer, composer, songwriter, record producer
Birthdate: July 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salvador

 41 Baden Powell

Baden Powell
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Famous As: Jazz Guitarist
Birthdate: August 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Varre-Sai, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: September 26, 2000

 42 Dillon

Dillon
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

 43 Olga Souza

Olga Souza
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 44 Marisa Monte

Marisa Monte
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 45 Naomi Munakata

Naomi Munakata
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: May 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
Died: March 26, 2020

 46 Naná Vasconcelos

Naná Vasconcelos
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Famous As: Percussionist
Birthdate: August 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Died: March 9, 2016

 47 Luiz Gonzaga

Luiz Gonzaga
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 13, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Exu, Pernambuco Exu, Pernambuco, Brazil
Died: August 2, 1989

 48 Laurindo Almeida

Laurindo Almeida
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: September 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miracatu, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: July 26, 1995

 49 Jô Soares

Jô Soares
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 50 Dorival Caymmi

Dorival Caymmi
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Died: August 16, 2008