2 Caroline Celico(Socialite)
Caroline Celico is a Brazilian singer, socialite, and former Evangelical pastor. She started hogging the limelight in 2005 when she married the famous football player Kaká. Caroline Celico is also known for her philanthropic efforts; she is the founder of a non-profit organization named Horizontal Love, which aims at providing supplies for education and construction to Brazilian NGOs.
3 Elis Regina(Singer of popular and jazz music)
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.
4 Claudia Leitte(Singer, Musician)
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.
5 Rita Lee(Singer, Musician)
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.
6 Georgia Brown(singer)
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.
7 Daniela Mercury(singer, songwriter who has sold millions of records worldwide)
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.
8 Olga Souza(Singer)
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.
9 Marisa Monte(Singer, Musician)
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.
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.
11 Nara Leão(Singer, Musician)
Nara Leão was a Brazilian singer specializing in bossa nova and popular music. As a young girl, she was trained under composer Patricio Teixeira and classical guitarist Solon Ayala. After launching her professional career, she often toured with musician Sérgio Mendes. She shifted to political music during the period of military dictatorship in Brazil.
12 Naomi Munakata(Conductor)
Naomi Munakata was a Japanese-born Brazilian choral conductor. She also had an academic career and taught in the city of São Paulo. She studied composition and conducting at the Instituto Musical de São Paulo and was trained under Eric Ericson in Sweden. She has been credited to have strengthened choral music in South America.
13 Laura Rizzotto(Singer-songwriter)
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.
14 Dom La Nena(Cellist)
Dom La Nena is a Brazilian-born cellist and singer-songwriter. She began studying piano at the age of five and soon started learning cello as well. She studied under the acclaimed American cellist Christine Walevska for many years. She began her career giving collaborative performances with British singer-actress Jane Birkin. She has since released several albums.
15 Guiomar Novaës(Musician)
Guiomar Novaës was a Brazilian pianist. She was best known for her interpretations of works by Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin. She received her early training under Luigi Chiafarelli and later went to the Paris Conservatory. She thrived there and graduated with the first prize. Following a sensational debut, she went on to enjoy a concert career spanning five decades.
16 Dulce Nunes(Actress)
Dulce Nunes was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and actress. She released three studio albums between 1964 and 1968 and also appeared in four movies between 1949 and 1967. Apart from her musical and acting career, Dulce Nunes was also active as an architect. She owned an architecture firm called Bressane Arquitetura & Interiores in Rio de Janeiro.
17 Andreia de Olicar(Singer)
Andréia de Olicar was a Brazilian singer, composer, and pastor. She is best remembered for her contribution to contemporary Christian music. Andreia de Olicar achieved popularity among evangelical gospel singers, who started recording her compositions. Songs from her extended play Sou Milagre have been sung in many evangelical events and churches since its release in 2014.
18 DJ Anna(DJ who spins under the moniker DJ Anna)
DJ Anna is a Brazilian DJ best known for her energetic and captivating performances. One of the most-sought after DJs in Brazil, Anna also performs in festivals and events around the world. Her achievements and talent were honored by DJ Mag, which featured her on the cover page of the magazine's North American edition in February 2019.
19 Ludmila Ferber(Singer, Songwriter)
Ludmila Ferber was a Brazilian writer, worship pastor, and Christian singer-songwriter. After the release of her debut solo CD Marcas, Ferber established herself as a prominent gospel singer. She then went on to release several other studio albums, live albums, and compilations. Ludmila Ferber died in 2022 at the age of 56.
20 Flora Purim(Jazz singer known primarily for her work in the jazz fusion style)
Flora Purim is a Brazilian singer best known for her contribution to the jazz fusion style. She achieved popularity when she contributed to the success of the popular American jazz fusion band, Return to Forever. Referred to as the Queen of Brazilian Jazz, Flora Purim has also performed with several other artistes like Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, and Gil Evans.
21 Nina Miranda(Singer-songwriter)
Nina Miranda is a Brazilian-born British songwriter and singer. She is best known for her association with popular English bands like Shrift, Smoke City, and Zeep. Many of her songs, including those from Smoke City, have been featured in ads and films.
22 Luísa Sonza(Singer-songwriter who gained fame on YouTube singing cover songs)
Luísa Sonza is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. She achieved popularity in 2014 when her YouTube channel, which houses cover songs, became popular among music lovers. Her popularity increased in 2017 when she released Good Vibes, her first major label song. She has received many awards including MTV Millennial Award Brasil. Luísa Sonza has also established herself as an actress.
23 Lovefoxxx(Lead singer of the Brazilian indie band Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS))
Lovefoxxx is a Brazilian singer best known for her association with the band Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS) where she performs as the lead singer. Best known for her distinctive style and fashion sense, Lovefoxxx has been featured on NME magazine's Cool List on a couple of occasions.
24 Zélia Duncan(Singer-songwriter whose tour was success and became a full member of the band Os Mutantes)
Zélia Duncan is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Although she achieved popularity after joining the famous band Os Mutantes, Duncan decided to pursue a solo career and left the band after spending only a few months as a vocalist. In 2019, Zélia Duncan received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best MPB Album for her album Tudo É Um.
25 Deborah Blando(Singer and Composer)
Deborah Blando is a Brazilian singer and composer. Blando has released six albums despite suffering from bipolar disorder, which has greatly hindered her career. She has also sold more than six million records worldwide and has achieved ten Top 10 singles and seven number one singles in Brazil.