Top Ten Best Brazilian Singers

Top Ten list of the best Brazilian singers of all time.

The Top Ten

1 Elis Regina

One of the strongest vocalists in history. Her range, both vocally and stylistically, positively consumes what most vocalists possess. While she had the skill of a veteran though, even as a young adult, she approached her work as a prodigy (which she was) does naturally. While her reputation tells varied tales of what she was like to work with, the product itself shows us a singer who is frequently playful on tracks, often to the point of outright laughter, and who tried not to take herself too seriously.

Her talent commanded the respect of the best composers of her era, and so she has not only recorded some of the most creative and memorable versions of classics that came before her, but has also left a trail of classic recordings behind her that artists today still tribute. Her record speaks for itself.

Elis is the greatest.

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.

Roberto Carlos is the most famous Brazilian singer of all time, period. He has sold more records than any other Brazilian artist and his shows around the globe sell out all the time, he has more hit songs than anyone. These people that make up these stupid lists don't know a damn thing and many folks are jealous of Roberto's success. He is and will be Brazil's most famous artist for many, many years if not forever!

There's no one like Elis. So unique and so great...

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2 Tim Maia

A great Brazilian singer, who is considered one of the best singers for being himself. He used and abused the talent.

Tim is just epic. Greatest Brazilian voice of all time. And a rebel soul. - vpenno

Are you kidding me? Nobody can sing like Tim Maia

Very good

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3 Marisa 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!


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.


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4 Milton Nascimento

He is The best out of Brazil!

I have listened to Milton since 1973. I have all his albums and have recorded Beijo Partido with strings arrange by Onaje Gumbs. On the Norman Connors recording. There no better singer. I saw Milton in La when Miles Davis opened for him. I took my son named Moacir, yes after Maestro Moacir Santos. I saw Milton in November in Atlanta. I come to Rio in the summer to teach and inspire the young aspiring students in the program Arts and Social Transformation. I wish Milton could come to meet them. Obrigado, Milton

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5 Caetano 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. - oliveraldo

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.

I am from central america and like Caetano like no other Brazilian singer, he put his emotions to song, great composer and magnificient singer


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6 Chico Buarque

Takes me where no other music can...

Chico Buarque is the best..!

7 Gilberto 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. - oliveraldo

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

8 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

Just incomparable. His songs have nice sophisticated chords. He knew what he was doing. After all he is a conductor.

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9 Zé Ramalho

He is very good singer that I like lot!

I like him a lot you know.

He's simply the best.

10 Renato Russo

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...

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

Renato Russo is a poet, a genius from Brasilia and he made history in the country.

One of the greatest singers,song writers,poets,revolutionary,multi-lingual thinker and singer,public figure from the city of Rock, Brasília, the Capital of Brazil.His poetry inside his music lyrics are the voice of the labor citizen fighting for a place in society as well as a free class of politics,civil rights,love and spirituality.The spirituality within his angel's strong and bright voice has reached even the gospel circuit.The British punk rock influence originated the music accords of Aborto Eletrico Renato's Russo first band.Legião Urbana was his band which became the most important rock band of the national rock.Listen to him singing Madonna.

We are at this time creating a social movement is his memory.We need many likes on our page on Facebook: Memorial Renato Russo. E want to create a small simple memorial with important historical stuff from him n Brasília.Help us following the page.

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The Contenders

11 Michel Telo

Man...I don't Understand That Songs Because I don't Understand The Language...But I Love His Songs...

Bcouse Neymar love his songs

I love him and he is very good.

He got nice voice and love all his song

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12 Ivete 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!


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13 Andre Matos Andre Matos André Coelho Matos is a Brazilian vocalist, pianist and composer. He was involved in the heavy metal bands Viper, Angra and Shaaman.

Make the name of power metal in brazil
crating a label with angra and shaman inscripting
brazil's rock's

He is the best in the world! We did everything possible and impossible for the Brazilian Heavy Metal!

Used to sing for Angra, great range, great power, deserves to be here.

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14 Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha, more commonly known simply as Roberto Carlos, is a Brazilian retired footballer.

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!

The Best!

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15 Joao Gilberto

Fantastic, that how samba is done

Classic Brazilian bossa nova!

A clasic one.

16 Paula Fernandes

No she she don't

Attractive voice

She is so nice!

She's bealtifull

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17 Gusttavo Lima

He's awesome and good looking as well as a great singer I love him and all of his songs

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18 Simone

Great voice, fantastic attractive appearence and wonderful songs

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19 Cazuza

Good de mais

20 Cássia 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. - oliveraldo

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21 Zizi 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

22 Maria Bethânia

This woman is the best of all Brazilian female singers by far!

She so talented and she has a unique voice.

Yo adoro a María soy mexicano y la escuche por primera vez en 2013 es fabulosa

23 Lisa Ono

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

24 Anitta

She's the best pop singer nowadays and their producers are really good.

She is diva, and represents the girl power!

The best of the time

Dhe is the best

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25 Astrud Gilberto
26 Adriana Calcanhotto

She is the best out of all

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27 Raul Seixas


Raul Seixas should be in first place, the best singer in Brazil, because he was the only one who had the ability to sing in whatever style he wanted, and yet he did not lose the essence, his songs are puzzling and timeless, he transmitted a message which could be interpreted individually by each listener, for example the music. Gita, Tente outra vez, Metamorfose ambulante, Trem das sete, Medo da chuva e muitas outras...

28 Luan Santana

Amazing singer... He can carry a note and his lyrics are wonderful!

He should be the number 10! Not "Michael Telo"! Luan is better than him!

Sweet voice and beautiful songs!

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29 Max Cavalera Max Cavalera Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazillian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed.

What comes to mind when you think about Brazilian Metal. Sepultura was great with him and he have the most intersting projects in metal like Killer be Killed.

30 Bebel Gilberto
31 Gal Costa

A great tone and always in tune, a great singer!

Gal Costa is a most versatile Singer with an incredible passionate interpretation of many Styles. Her Tone is Impeccable!

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32 Ana Carolina

Ana Carolina is incredible, her voice is very strong and unique. I really love her songs, the mensages behind the musics about love and liberty.

Poweful voice, confident
And melodious. I love her power singing and She is unique and beautiful. And I Love Her.

33 Claudia 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!

Only Brazilian singer to sing in major global awards

Done Best In FIFA World Cup 2014

The best in brazil!

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34 Djavan

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

35 Ivan Lins
36 Martinho da Vila
37 Samuel Rosa

He's the best

38 Daniela Mercury

Vocal and dance = great

She is the best

39 Seu Jorge

One of the truly raw voices of Brasil. He is addictive.

40 Jorge Ben Jor

Maybe the best Brazilian singer! Mas Que Nada, Pais Tropical and Taj Mahal are maybe the most famous Brazilian songs!

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41 Roberta 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

She sings totally consistant throughout all her performances. She has beautiful stage personality. Love her smile. Her Delírio No Circo concert is unsurpassed all made possible by superb musicians. Roberta deserves all the praise she can get.

42 Zezé 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.

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43 Sergio Mendes
44 Dinho
45 Oswaldo Montenegro
46 Jessé
47 Vanessa da Mata

Her voice is very beaultiful and has what Brazilian songs have the best: rithm and joy of life!

48 Daniel
49 Clara Nunes
50 Moraes Moreira
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