Brazilian Female Singers

Throughout history, there have been many Brazilian women singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Brazilian female singers such as Anitta, Carmen Miranda, Xuxa, Melody, Astrud 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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Anitta
(Singer)

Anitta
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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.

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Carmen Miranda
(Actress, Singer)

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

Carmen Miranda was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba dancer, singer, film star, and Broadway actress. Nicknamed The Brazilian Bombshell, Miranda is credited with popularizing the fruit hat outfit in the USA. Her performances also popularized Brazilian music and helped increase awareness of Latin culture. Her life and career inspired a documentary titled Carmen Miranda: Bananas is My Business.

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Astrud Gilberto
(Samba and bossa nova singer)

Astrud Gilberto
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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.

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Xuxa
(Brazilian Television Host, Film Actress)

Xuxa
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Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Xuxa is a Brazilian TV host, film actress, singer, and businesswoman. She began her professional career as a model and soon started doing acting gigs as well. She became a superstar in the 1980s and her TV shows were broadcast in Portuguese, English, and Spanish worldwide. She is also a successful businesswoman with a net worth estimated at US$400 million. 

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Elis Regina
(Singer of popular and jazz music)

Elis Regina
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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.

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Melody
(singer)

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

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Claudia Leitte
(Singer, Musician)

Claudia Leitte
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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.

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Ivete Sangalo
(Singer-songwriter)

Ivete Sangalo
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Birthdate: May 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil

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Gal Costa
(Singer)

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

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Rita Lee
(Singer, Musician)

Rita Lee
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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.

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Georgia Brown
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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.

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Daniela Mercury
(singer, songwriter who has sold millions of records worldwide)

Daniela Mercury
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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. 

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Olga Souza
(Singer)

Olga Souza
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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. 

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Paula Fernandes
(Brazilian singer)

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

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Marisa Monte
(Singer, Musician)

Marisa Monte
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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.

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Dillon
(Singer-Songwriter)

Dillon
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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. 

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Nara Leão
(Singer, Musician)

Nara Leão
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Birthdate: January 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vitoria, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Died: June 7, 1989

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. 

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Laura Rizzotto
(Singer-songwriter)

Laura Rizzotto
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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. 

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Dom La Nena
(Cellist)

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

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. 

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

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Bidú Sayão
(Soprano)

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

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Guiomar Novaës
(Musician)

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

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. 

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Perla
(Singer)

Perla
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Birthdate: March 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paraguay

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Dulce Nunes
(Actress)

Dulce Nunes
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Birthdate: June 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: June 4, 2020

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.

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MC Melody Doll
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Birthdate: February 4, 2007
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sao Paulo

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Andreia de Olicar
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Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Itaocara, Brazil
Died: August 9, 2020

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.

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Emilinha Borba
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Birthdate: August 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: October 3, 2005

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Ludmila Ferber
(Singer, Songwriter)

Ludmila Ferber
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Birthdate: August 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: January 26, 2022

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.

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DJ Anna
(DJ who spins under the moniker DJ Anna)

DJ Anna
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Birthdate: February 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brazil

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.

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Joanna
(singer)

Joanna
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Birthdate: January 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Flora Purim
(Jazz singer known primarily for her work in the jazz fusion style)

Flora Purim
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Birthdate: March 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

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Lisa Ono
(Bossa Nova Singer)

Lisa Ono
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Birthdate: July 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

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Carla Maffioletti
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Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Nina Miranda
(Singer-songwriter)

Nina Miranda
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Birthdate: March 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brasília, Federal District, Brazil

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. 

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Luísa Sonza
(Singer-songwriter who gained fame on YouTube singing cover songs)

Luísa Sonza
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Birthdate: July 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuparendi, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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.

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Lovefoxxx
(Lead singer of the Brazilian indie band Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS))

Lovefoxxx
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Birthdate: February 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil

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.

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Zélia Duncan
(Singer-songwriter whose tour was success and became a full member of the band Os Mutantes)

Zélia Duncan
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Birthdate: October 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

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Angelica
(Television Host, Actress)

Angelica
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Birthdate: November 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

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Eliana Michaelichin Bezerra
(TV Host, Businesswoman)

Eliana Michaelichin Bezerra
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Birthdate: November 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Eliana Michaelichin Bezerra is a Brazilian businesswoman, TV host, and former singer. She is best known as the host of a popular TV show called Eliana, which has been broadcast since 2009 on SBT network. Over the course of her career, Eliana Michaelichin Bezerra has won a couple of awards, including the prestigious Troféu Imprensa.

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Deborah Blando
(Singer and Composer)

Deborah Blando
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Birthdate: March 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sant'Agata di Militello, Italy

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.