Famous Brazilian Singers

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 1 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.

 2 Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Died: August 5, 1955

 3 Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antônio Carlos Jobim
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Famous As: Composer, & Pianist
Birthdate: January 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: December 8, 1994

Antônio Carlos Jobim was a Brazilian pianist, guitarist, composer, arranger, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with popularizing a style of samba called bossa nova by merging it with jazz with the help of American artists in the 1960s. He played an important role in creating the bossa nova style and is referred to as the father of bossa nova.

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 4 Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto
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Famous As: Samba and bossa nova singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian singer best known as an exponent of bossa nova and samba. She achieved international recognition in the 1960s after the release of her song The Girl from Ipanema. In 1992, she was honored with the Latin Jazz USA Award. In 2002, Astrud Gilberto was made an inductee of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

 5 Xuxa

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Famous As: Brazilian Television Host, Film Actress
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

 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

João Gilberto was a Brazilian guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best remembered as a pioneer of bossa nova and is sometimes referred to as the father of bossa nova. In 1965, his collaborative album Getz/Gilberto received three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. In 2001, he was made an inductee of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

 7 Eumir Deodato

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

Eumir Deodato is a Brazilian composer, pianist, record producer, and arranger. He is best known for his 1973 instrumental Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001), which won the Grammy Award under the Best Pop Instrumental Performance category in 1974. It also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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 8 Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera

Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, and Songwriter
Birthdate: August 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is credited with co-founding the popular heavy metal band Sepultura where he was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer until 1996. Massimiliano Antonio Cavalera is currently associated with the American heavy metal bands, Killer Be Killed, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Soulfly. He co-founded Cavalera Conspiracy with his brother in 2007.

 9 Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso
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Famous As: Recording legend who became known for his role in the Brazilian artistic movement of the late 1960s
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santo Amaro, Bahia, Brazil

Caetano Veloso is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, composer, political activist, and writer. Since his involvement in a musical movement called Tropicalismo in the 1960s, Veloso has remained a creative influence in Brazil. One of the best-selling performing artists of his generation, Caetano Veloso has received two Grammy Awards and nine Latin Grammy Awards so far in his illustrious career.

 10 Elis Regina

Elis Regina
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Famous As: Singer of popular and jazz music
Birthdate: March 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died: January 19, 1982

Elis Regina was a Brazilian singer who achieved national recognition in 1965 when she performed Arrastão on TV Excelsior. Best remembered for her interpretation and vocalization, Regina helped popularize tropicalismo in the late-1960s and early-1970s. Elis Regina's life, career, and untimely death at age 36 inspired a film titled Elis where she was played by Andréia Horta.

 11 Melody

Melody
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: April 2, 2007
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brazil

 12 Rodrigo Amarante

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

Rodrigo Amarante is a Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer, and arranger. He is best known for his association with famous bands like Little Joy, Orquestra Imperial, and Los Hermanos. Rodrigo Amarante achieved international recognition in 2015 when he wrote and performed the theme song for the popular American crime drama TV series Narcos.

 13 Michel Teló

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

Michel Teló is a Brazilian actor and singer-songwriter. He achieved international success in 2008 when his song Ai Se Eu Te Pego peaked at number one on many Latin American and European charts. The song was made popular by world-renowned footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo. It also earned him Song of the Year award at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

 14 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

Vinicius de Moraes was a Brazilian poet, essayist, playwright, lyricist, musician, singer, and diplomat. His compositions and lyrics played important roles in the introduction and popoularization of bossa nova music. Vinicius de Moraes is best remembered for his collaborations with popular musicians like Antônio Carlos Jobim. His play Orfeu da conceição was adapted into an Oscar-winning film titled Black Orpheus.

 15 Claudia Leitte

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

Claudia Leitte is a Brazilian singer best known for her association with Babado Novo where she performs as the lead vocalist. With over 40 million followers across various social media platforms, Leitte is one of the most popular female acts in Brazil. Leitte is also a television personality; she appears as a coach on the Brazilian version of The Voice.

 16 Chico Buarque

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

Chico Buarque is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, songwriter, composer, poet, playwright, and writer. He is best known for creating music that includes economic, cultural, and social reflections on Brazil. In 2010, he received the São Paulo Prize for Literature. In 2019, Chico Buarque was honored with the prestigious Camões Prize. 

 17 Ivete Sangalo

Ivete Sangalo
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil

 18 Milton Nascimento

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

Milton Nascimento is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Over the course of his illustrious career, Nascimento has received five Grammy Awards. In 1997, he won the award under the Best World Music Album category.

 19 Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias
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Famous As: Jazz artist whose numerous tours and recordings gained a devoted following among jazz aficionados and critics
Birthdate: March 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Eliane Elias is a Brazilian singer, pianist, composer, and arranger. Her album Made in Brazil earned her the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2016. In 2022, Eliane Elias’ album Mirror Mirror won the Grammy Award under the Best Latin Jazz Album category.

 20 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

Tim Maia was a Brazilian musician and songwriter best remembered for his ironic, iconoclastic, humorous, and outspoken musical style. Counted among the greatest icons in Brazilian music, Tim Maia is credited with pioneering sambalanço and introducing soul music in the Brazilian musical scene.  

 21 Gal Costa

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

 22 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

Jorge Ben Jor is a Brazilian musician renowned for his characteristic style that fuses funk, samba, bossa nova, and rock with lyrics that blend satire and humor with often esoteric subject matter. Many of his songs, such as Mas Que Nada and Chove Chuva, have been interpreted by famous artistes like Sérgio Mendes, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, and Miriam Makeba.

 23 Rita Lee

Rita Lee
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: December 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Rita Lee is a Brazilian singer, writer, and composer. Lee achieved popularity as a member of the famous band, Os Mutantes. Over the years, she has become a popular figure in Brazilian entertainment, having sold over 60 million albums and participating in animal rights campaigns. Rita Lee published her self-titled autobiography in 2017, the best-selling non-fiction book of the year.

 24 Carlinhos Brown

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

Carlinhos Brown is a Brazilian singer, record producer, and percussionist. He is best known for his characteristic musical style that fuses funk, soul, R&B, traditional Brazilian percussion, and reggae. Brown, who has won a couple of Latin Grammy Awards, is also known for his philanthropic activity. Carlinhos Brown has done much to improve the quality of living of his hometown.

 25 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

Cazuza was a Brazilian singer-songwriter remembered as one of the greatest exponents of Brazilian rock music. Over the course of his nine-year career, Cazuza sold over five million albums and achieved 18 Top 10 singles in Brazil. He died due to a septic shock triggered by AIDS at age 32. His life inspired the 2004 biopic Cazuza–O Tempo Não Pára.

 26 Georgia Brown

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

Georgia Brown is the stage name of Rossana Monti, a popular Italian Brazilian singer. She has been performing on stage since the age of 15. Renowned for her extensive vocal range, Brown broke Mariah Carey's vocal records in 2004 and currently holds the Guinness World Records for World's Highest Note "F8" and World's Greatest Vocal Range by a Female B2-F8.

 27 Daniela Mercury

Daniela Mercury
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Famous As: singer, songwriter who has sold millions of records worldwide
Birthdate: July 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Daniela Mercury is a Brazilian singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, producer, and television host. Mercury, who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, has several Brazilian Music Awards under her belt. Daniela Mercury is also known for her philanthropic activities; she performs at charitable events and represents various non-profit organizations. 

 28 Ken Chang

Ken Chang
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taiwan

 29 Paula Fernandes

Paula Fernandes
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Famous As: Brazilian singer
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais

 30 Marisa Monte

Marisa Monte
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marisa Monte is a Brazilian singer, instrumentalist, composer, and producer. An exponent of samba and Brazilian popular music, Monte has sold millions of albums worldwide and has received numerous international awards. Marisa Monte is a recipient of several Brazilian MTV Video Music Awards and Latin Grammys. She was ranked by Rolling Stone Brasil as the second-greatest singer of all time.

 31 Olga Souza

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

Olga Souza is a Brazilian-Italian singer, dancer, and model. Souza is best known for forming the popular Italian group Corona, where she performs as the frontwoman. Olga Souza is also a successful TV host and personality. She has hosted popular shows for Italian and French television. 

 32 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

Dillon is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist, currently based in Germany. Interested in music from a young age, she recorded a song the same year she graduated high school and shared it on the internet. She joined a band soon after. Her music has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. She has been compared to singers Björk and Lykke Li. 

 33 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

Luiz Gonzaga was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and musician. He is counted among the most influential figures of Brazilian popular music in the 20th century. He has been credited with spreading the rich north-eastern musical genres throughout Brazil. His contribution to Brazilian music has been phenomenal. He received the Shell prize for Brazilian Popular Music in 1984. 

 34 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

Naná Vasconcelos was a Brazilian percussionist and berimbau player. He was also a vocalist. He worked as a backing musician with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Björk, and Jan Garbarek, among others. He also had a successful solo career and released over two dozen albums. He was the recipient of several awards, including eight Grammy Awards. 

 35 Nara Leão

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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: January 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vitoria, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Died: June 7, 1989

 36 Leandro

Leandro
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goianápolis, State of Goiás, Brazil
Died: June 23, 1998

Leandro was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Along with his younger brother, Leonardo, he formed the country duo, Leandro & Leonardo. Born into a large family, he began working odd jobs as a young boy. He eventually began a musical career with his brother and found considerable success. Sadly, he died of cancer at the young age of 36.  

 37 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

Dorival Caymmi was a Brazilian singer-songwriter. He played a major role in the birth of Brazil's bossa nova movement. He gained much fame for his ballads celebrating the fishermen and women of Bahia. In an extensive career spanning more than 70 years, he composed around 100 songs and influenced Brazil's image in the eyes of both Brazilians and foreigners. 

 38 Sivuca

Sivuca
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Famous As: Accordionist
Birthdate: May 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Itabaiana, Paraíba, Brazil
Died: December 14, 2006

Sivuca was a Brazilian accordionist, guitarist, and singer. He began his career as a teenager and performed with musician and future politician Humberto Teixeira. He started working with Scandinavian jazz musicians in the 1980s and became known for designing his own unconventional musical instruments. Besides Brazil, he has also worked and lived in Paris, Lisbon, and New York City.  

 39 Laura Rizzotto

Laura Rizzotto
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Laura Rizzotto is a Latvian-Brazilian singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. She started studying both classical music and ballet as a young girl. After competing as a ballet dancer for a few years, she decided to focus on music. She has a master's degree in music from Columbia University and is an official voting member of the Recording Academy. 

 40 Dom La Nena

Dom La Nena
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Famous As: Cellist
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

 41 Carlos Cachaça

Carlos Cachaça
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: August 3, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: August 16, 1999

 42 Fabiana Anastacio

Fabiana Anastacio
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santo André, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: June 4, 2020

 43 Bidú Sayão

Bidú Sayão
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: May 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: March 13, 1999

 44 André Matos

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Famous As: Former Singer who was ranked No. 77 at the list of 100 Greatest Voices of Brazilian Music by Rolling Stone Brasil
Birthdate: September 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
Died: June 8, 2019

André Matos was a Brazilian singer, musician, producer, and composer who had been involved in the heavy metal bands Viper, Angra, and Shaman. He also had an extremely successful solo career and was named in the list of 100 Greatest Voices of Brazilian Music by Rolling Stone Brasil.  Unfortunately, he died at the relatively young age of 47.  

 45 Dominguinhos

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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Garanhuns, Pernambuco, Brazil
Died: July 23, 2013

 46 Guiomar Novaës

Guiomar Novaës
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 28, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São João da Boa Vista, Brazil
Died: March 7, 1979

 47 Bezerra da Silva

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Died: January 17, 2005

 48 Nelson Gonçalves

Nelson Gonçalves
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 21, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santana do Livramento, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died: April 18, 1998

 49 Perla

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paraguay

 50 David Correa

David Correa
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: São João de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: May 10, 2020