Friday, August 24, 2007

Ivete Sangalo

Ivete Sangalo (born May 27, 1972 in Juazeiro, Bahia) is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian axé and MPB singer, songwriter, and occasional actress and television show host. She is arguably the most popular and best-selling Brazilian female singer of the present, with six albums released with Banda Eva, and seven more albums in a solo career. Ivete is most often recognized by her powerful voice, charisma and live performances. Her music is also popular in Portugal.

Currently, she's Brazil's most popular female singer based on her CD and DVD sales (but Ana Carolina came close in popularity in 2006). She is one of the richest Brazilian entertainers (she even has her own private jets) at the time, having several parallel business and lucrative commercial deals. She is also one of the highest-paid concert acts. According to O Globo newspaper, Ivete asks for R$240,000 ($120,000 per concert) and a percentage of tickets sale, which makes her final paycheck R$350,000 ($275,0000) making her one of the five highest-paid solo acts in Brazil (Roberto Carlos is the most expensive, asking R$700,000 per concert). For special concerts, like the Omo free concert at Copacabana Beach and New Year's Eve concerts, the price may reach R$2 million ($1 million dollars). Her parallel business, like her trio-elétrico and her abadá for Salvador carnival, are also very lucrative, as it is her commercial deals with companies like Avon, Grendene and Nova Schin beer.

Her biggest hits to date have been Festa and Sorte Grande

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

do you know where can i find an english translation for the song "berimbau metalizado?

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