Top Ten Best Brazilian Singers


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The Top Ten

Tom Jobim
Tom Jobim was a master. I was a great composer, arranger, conductor, comparable Mozart. How come somebody can list together Jobim and Michael Telo. For the Lord sake...
I am splitting hairs. Tom Jobim or Chico Buarque? One or the other, hard to make a decision. Both of them define many traits of contemporary Brazilian music.

He's so cool like oh my G
[Newest]He was the most influential composer, arranger, conductor, producer, but not necessarily the best singer.

2Marisa Monte
Marisa monte is a huge star in Brazil known as a very sophisticated singer and song writer. Her voice, songs and stage presence is something beyond the ordinary... She is amazing brilliant! She was elected by the French Newspaper Le Monde as top 10 best singer in the world.

Marisa Monte is considered best singer in Brazil!
She definitively represents a great Brazilian music... How could someone in good mental shape compare Marisa Monte with Michael Telo?
[Newest]Marisa always inspires me! She is a great woman and artist. Her voice is extremely beautiful, it touches our souls and her songs are always very well chosen.

3Renato Russo
The man it's a legend here... not only becouse he it's a singer... but he was also a band lider and a writer so... what else do you want me to say... he was a poet... the best of his generation and his songs are so perfect imperfect that untill this days fix it in our lives... just love him so much! the Legião Urbana it's Renato Russo and Renato Russo its a Legend
Renato Russo is the king of rock in Brazil! He is the best composer that Brazil already had their music portrayed the sufferings and joys of all teenagers of Brazil.
Summarizing the great poet of Brazilian music
He died over his cry is still alive! He will always be in our hearts! Hear the maximum volume
He was and even having him left us alone, he still the best singer in Brazil, way far from the others... We all missed of that rich time, plenty of good taste on music...
I like his rythims, I feel myself when listening to his songs

4Michel Telo
His the best singer I have every heard... I love the song he sing the one ai se eu te pego. I play that song over and over and never get bored. I the way he dance to when he is also single I love all the song he sing because I can feel them in my heart when I heard him sing them. Telo you're the best
He got nice voice and love all his song
THAILAND! I always listen your song before go work.

5Elis Regina
I think, when listening her singing, that she give as hundred percent of her beautiful soul. she hasn t tehnique, she has immortal way to tell as what is the rooth of harmony. I have 57 years and heard many nice voice s, but her... that s enyoin in each way.
Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, known simply as Elis Regina (March 17, 1945 � January 19, 1982) was a singer of Brazilian popular music who achieved great success and recognition during her lifetime. She remains one of the most popular and beloved stars in Brazil.


She had a powerful and sweet voice at the same time. With a strong personality and incredible talent, she is still remembered after 30 years of her dying.

6Caetano Veloso
Caetano Emanuel Viana Teles Veloso (born August 7, 1942), better known as Caetano Veloso, is a composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. He has been called "one of the greatest songwriters of the century" and is sometimes considered to be the Bob Dylan of Brazil. Veloso is most known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship.


He combines everything: Great (eccentric) voice and out of the ordinary songs!
And then he is by now the Brazilian éminence grise, one couldn't get around this guy.
Caetano was very important to compile the African and indigenous heritage of the Brazilian music, and he was also important for the fight for democracy during the Brazilian dictatorship.

7Chico Buarque
Takes me where no other music can...

8Andre Matos
Make the name of power metal in brazil
crating a label with angra and shaman inscripting
brazil's rock's
If you don't know Andre Mattos' power, listen to Shaman - Fairy Tale, or then Angra - Carry On, and many others. And Andre Mattos was supposed to be Iron Maiden's vocalist, but Bruce had got it through one position better. Andre Matos rocks!


This is the brazilian legend of metal, the best singer in brazil, André Matos, whith a killer discography

9Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and his political commitment. Since 2003, he has been serving as his country's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz In�cio LULA the Silva.


I don't understand Portuguese, but I like the beat

10Joao Gilberto
Jo�o Gilberto (born Jo�o Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10, 1931 in Juazeiro, Bahia) is a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer and guitarist. He is credited with having created the BOSSA NOVA beat and is known as the "Father of Bossa Nova. " His seminal recordings, including many songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, established the new musical genre in the late 1950s.


Classic brazilian bossa nova!
Fantastic, that how samba is done

The Contenders

11Ivete Sangalo
Awesome singer, the true Brasil icon, you know what it fells like a sold out Madison Square Garden... So unforgettable 2011 turner! Love you Ivete*****
Shes a great singer, Very funny and have a strong voice. IVETE ROCKS!
She is the QUEEN of Brazil, incredible voice!

12Roberto Carlos
I guess who ever wrote this does not know anything about Brazilian music. if you place Roberto Carlos in the number 12 slot. Please correct your self just consider how many records he has sold, how many songs he has written and last all his concerts are sold out wherever he goes. This year (2014) alone he sold out all his concerts in the US and Mexico including Las Vegas MGM Grand. In Brazil he holds the record also of filling up the largest stadium for a concert. On top of all this he has sold more records than the Beatles or Elvis in Latin America. How dare you place him in the 12 position. He is by far the number one singer in Brazil since the sixties, with a hit records in every decade since then.
Roberto Carlos is still my favorite. He captures such emotion and I love the fact that his songs honor family, long lasting love, and tells fun little stories.
His voice is amazing! He and Julio Inglesias are my favourite singers of all time! All of his songs are really beautiful!
[Newest]Love him so much much much

Cazuza (April 4, 1958 � July 7, 1990) was a Brazilian composer, singer and poet, born Agenor Miranda Ara�jo Neto in Rio de Janeiro. Along with Raul Seixas, Renato Russo and Os Mutantes, Cazuza is considered one of the best exponents of Brazilian rock music. In 1989, he admitted publicly for the first time that he had AIDS and released his last album: Burguesia. Cazuza was openly bisexual but was not active in the gay movement. However his openness about being a person with AIDS helped to change public perceptions and attitudes about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.


14Cássia Eller
C�ssia Rejane Eller (December 10, 1962 - December 29, 2001) was a Brazilian musician. She was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1962, but spent most of her adolescence in Bras�lia. In 1990 she returned to Rio and her recording career took off. Her most popular album is the live recording Ac�stico that she did for MTV Brasil (essentially the Brazilian version of an MTV Unplugged album), and her best-known hit songs are her cover of Malandragem, originally written by Cazuza and "Segundo Sol". Eller is known for her fusion of rock and MPB, and for her extremely deep and husky singing voice. She is also notable as one of Brazil's most prominent lesbian artists. Her sexuality, along with her musical style, has caused some to draw comparisons with Ani DiFranco and the Indigo Girls as well as Melissa Etheridge.


15Paula Fernandes
Very beautifull voice and girl

Great voice, fantastic attractive appearence and wonderful songs
As a woman, I see her as beautiful in her being.

17Gusttavo Lima
He's awesome and good looking as well as a great singer I love him and all of his songs
Balada boa! He's totally awesome
Arrocha Arrocha :) from jordan

18Zizi Possi
I love the sound of her voice, it's unique, and she sings perfectly in tune, she is lyrical, and she is a superb interpreter, with an original interpretation of each song she records. Simply the best!
Her voice is calming and sweet I wish I could see her in a live concert

19Tim Maia
A great Brazilian singer, who is considered one of the best singers for being himself. He used and abused the talent.
Just discovered him, lovely stuff!
Are you kidding me? Nobody can sing like Tim Maia

20Maria Bethânia

21Lisa Ono
~ Known as the Queen of Boosa Nova in Asia, presently one of the words best ambassador's of Boosa and Brazilian Sound.

22Adriana Calcanhotto
She is the best out of all
Beloved Brazil
The rare sound
Inexhaustibly ringing.

23Luan Santana
Amazing singer... He can carry a note and his lyrics are wonderful!
Sweet voice and beautiful songs!
His lyrics are the most beutiful I have ever seen, woah

24Astrud Gilberto

25Bebel Gilberto

26Max Cavalera

27Gal Costa
A great tone and always in tune, a great singer!
The best ever. Rick Baran

28Raul Seixas

29Ana Carolina

30Claudia Leitte
She's amazing! And the most beautiful singer and dancer in the world! Really Nice vocal! She Rocks because she knows how to make a hot concert! I LOVE HER VOICE!
Done Best In FIFA World Cup 2014
She is very very good! The more original blazilian singer

31Daniela Mercury
Vocal and dance = great
She is the best

32Martinho da Vila

33Seu Jorge
One of the truly raw voices of Brasil. He is addictive.

34Ivan Lins

35Zezé Di Camargo
He's a very good singer, wish I could participate in a concert one day. Carry on doing the excellent work you have been doing since long.
Wonderful music! His voice is very unique

36Samuel Rosa

37Roberta Sá
I like the clarity and smoothness of her voice. very soothing and her pitch is excellent. She has a young sounding voice and yet has body to it. Overall, her voice suits both classic and modern bossa and samba songs

38Jorge Ben Jor
Maybe the best Brazilian singer! Mas Que Nada, Pais Tropical and Taj Mahal are maybe the most famous Brazilian songs!
Show the Brazilian happiness in his songs! The best ever

39Sergio Mendes

Awesome singer and songwriter. Beautiful tone and guitar playing abilities. I've seen him live and he is t h en truth!

41Moraes Moreira



44Oswaldo Montenegro


46Edu Falaschi

47Carlinhos Brown

48Vanessa da Mata

49Nara Leao

Surpasses all boundaries of music. Expressed differently and has a wonderful voice! ♥
The best of the time
Anitta is the best

51MC Guimè
He is awesome! Listen to his song and you
Will know why

52Geraldo Vandré
One of the more importants singers Brazil ever has. Big important to the story of the country, when the military forces take the control of the citys, and the teenagers do quiet protests. The more important of then was Geraldo Vandré.

53Mano Brown
Canta um rap the porra mano!

54Tom Zé
It is considered one of the most original figures in Brazilian popular music, having actively participated in the musical movement known as Tropicália in the 1960s and become an influential voice in the alternative music scene in Brazil.
The father of invention.

55Jorge Aragao

56Dick Farney
He sang something similar to bossa nova before the existence of bossa nova. His voice was fantastic and he was considered our Bing Crosby. If you can, hear "UMA LOURA"-(A Blonde Woman).

57Junior E Leonardo
The greatest ever Brazilian singers/rappers
Just listen to Rap Das Armas
Parapapapa! Best ever song

58Elza Soares
Hey you! Aren't you forgetting someone very important. An black woman with an incredible voice? Are you kidding when you mention Anitta and other trashes? Elza Soares Ever. Try: "A Carne" and "Malandro". Doing so, she will be held to the ten top!

59Saulo Fernandes
Uma nice voz com emoçaõ e ritmo
A nice voice that transmit a lot of emotions.
Very good musicians too, lot of rhythm.
With this kind of artist the future of brasilan music is already here.

He scored 1456 in his career

The Brazilian Madonna, the shimmy queen. She revolucioned the whole music in Brazil since the 70's and made greatly really hot performances on T.V. in the middle of dictatorship. Her musics crossed the country and went to Argentina, Mexico and other countries. Actually, She sold more than 15 million albums just in Brazil. She is recognized by her lil shoouts on her songs and a sweet voice.

62Ines Brasil
The Brazilian Lady Gaga

A singer and songwriter northeastern who represents Brazil very well. His songs touch the soul!

64Paulinho Moska


66Pedro Quevedo

67Jorge Vercilo

68Wanessa Camargo
She is the Queen of Brazilian Pop, and one of the greatest singers of the country, their songs are in the style pop rock, pop and dance... she is like Katy Parry or Sia from Brazil!

69Lorena Simpson
Princess of Brazilian Pop and Dance music...

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