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Roberto Carlos in the early 70's.
Roberto Carlos in the early 70's.

Roberto Carlos Braga (born April 19, 1941 in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil) is one of the most popular MPB ('Brazilian Popular Music') singers in history, having achieved a great deal of success and recognition for over 40 years. Most of his songs are written in partnership with his friend, the singer and songwriter Erasmo Carlos. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (947x1644, 622 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Roberto Carlos (singer) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (947x1644, 622 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Roberto Carlos (singer) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 20s - 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s - 120s 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 Note: Sometimes the 70s is used as shorthand for the 1970s, the 1870s, or other such decades in other centuries... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... Cachoeiro de Itapemirim is the name of a municipality and of its capital, located in the south of Espírito Santo, Brazil, on the banks of the Itapemirim river. ... Flag of Espírito Santo See other Brazilian States Capital Vitória Largest City Vila Velha Area 46,184 km² Population   - Total   - Density 3 097 232 58. ... MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) is a specific musical genre of Brazilian popular music that employs sophisticated lyrics, melodies, and harmonies in which the commercial aspect is subordinate to the performers artistic standards. ... Erasmo Carlos, born Erasmo Esteves on June 5th, 1941, in the Tijuca area of Rio de Janeiro. ...

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Life and career

At age six, Roberto Carlos was involved in a freak train accident, the result being the amputation of part of his left leg, and the subsequent use of a prosthesis right below his knee. Influenced by his idol, Elvis Presley and the 1950s rock revolution, he rose to stardom as the main figure of the 60s musical movement known as Jovem Guarda (Young guard, as in vanguard), which was the first manifestation of the Brazilian pop rock movement and inspired new bands like River Raid. Since then, he has been called "O Rei" (the King), a la Elvis and Pelé. Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Look up vanguard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rock and roll is a style of popular African American music. ... Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (born October 23, 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil), best known by his nickname Pelé, is a former Brazilian football player, and widely regarded to be the greatest of all time. ...


During the 1960s, he also starred in a few motion pictures directed by Roberto Farias, many of them heavily inspired by the Beatles movies. Later, he moved towards a more serious, adult contemporary approach to singing, whilst consistently continuing to score hits throughout the 70s and 80s, in his country, throughout Latin America, Portugal, Spain and Italy. He remained active through the 90s and beyond, focusing on romantic songs. Every year, Roberto Carlos hosts a holiday special singing his greatest hits along with special guests, which has become a tradition in Brazilian television. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Romantic love is a form of love that is often regarded as different from mere needs driven by sexual desire, or lust. ...


In the 1980s, Carlos also started to record in English and French (he had already recorded albums in Spanish, Italian, and, naturally, Portuguese), having won the Globo de Cristal trophy, awarded by CBS to Brazilian artists who sell more than five million copies outside Brazil. At the same time, his albums continued to break records in his country. "Caminhoneiro" (1984) was aired 3,000 times in a single day, another record soon beaten by his own "Verde e Amarelo" (1985), with 3,500 spins. In 1986, he had success at Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY) and, two years later, won the Grammy as the Best Latin American Pop singer. In 1989, his Sonrie reached first place on Billboard's Latin chart.


In 1989, Roberto Carlos became one of the only Brazilians ever to win a Grammy Award in the category of Best Latin Pop Album with Roberto Carlos / Tolo. Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards, commonly abbreviated as the Grammys or GRAMMYs ), presented by the Recording Academy known as NARAS, (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards... The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album has been awarded since 1984. ...


In the 1990s, Roberto Carlos became the first Latin American artist to sell more albums than the Beatles (in 1994, having by then sold over 70 million copies of his albums). In the mid'90s, with the retro Jovem Guarda wave, Carlos, who was worn out among the younger generations who had only known his romantic and sentimental hits directed at a middleaged audience, had his importance recuperated by young rockers such as Cássia Eller, Chico Science Nação Zumbi, Barão Vermelho, and Skank, who recorded Rei, a tribute to him with his old Jovem Guarda hits.


In 1998, his second wife Maria Rita discovered she had cancer (she would die in 1999), which shattered his peace of mind. Trying to keep on with his career, Carlos continued to record and perform after one year of reclusion. In 2001, he broke his contract with Sony (exCBS), the recording company through which he had released a vast majority of his albums, due to commercial reasons related to his wife's demise.


Discography

Singles

  • João e Maria / Fora do Tom (1959)
  • Canção do Amor Nenhum / Brotinho sem Juízo (1960)
  • Fim de Amor / Malena (1962)
  • Susie / Triste e Abandonado (1962)

LPs

  • Louco por Você (1961)
  • Splish Splash (1963)
  • É Proibido Fumar (1964)
  • Roberto Carlos Canta para a Juventude (1965)
  • Jovem Guarda (1965)
  • Roberto Carlos / Eu te Darei o Céu (1966)
  • Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura (1967)
  • O Inimitável (1968)
  • Roberto Carlos / As Flores do Jardim de Nossa Casa (1969)
  • Roberto Carlos / Ana (1970)
  • Roberto Carlos / Detalhes (1971)
  • Roberto Carlos / À Janela (1972)
  • Roberto Carlos / A Cigana (1973)
  • Roberto Carlos / Despedida (1974)
  • Roberto Carlos / Quero que vá Tudo pro Inferno (1975)
  • San Remo 1968 (1976)
  • Roberto Carlos / Ilegal, Imoral ou Engorda (1976)
  • Roberto Carlos / Amigo (1977)
  • Roberto Carlos / Fé (1978)
  • Roberto Carlos / Na Paz do seu Sorriso (1979)
  • Roberto Carlos / A Guerra dos Meninos (1980)
  • Roberto Carlos / Honestly (1981)
  • Roberto Carlos / Ele está pra Chegar (1981)
  • Roberto Carlos / Amiga (1982)
  • Roberto Carlos / O Amor é a Moda (1983)
  • Roberto Carlos / Coração (1984)
  • Roberto Carlos / Verde e Amarelo (1985)
  • Roberto Carlos / Apocalipse (1986)
  • Roberto Carlos / Tô Chutando Lata (1987)
  • Roberto Carlos ao Vivo (1988)
  • Roberto Carlos / Se Diverte e já não Pensa em Mim (1988)
  • Roberto Carlos / Tolo (1989)
  • Roberto Carlos / Super-Herói (1990)
  • Roberto Carlos / Todas as Manhãs (1991)
  • Roberto Carlos / Você é Minha (1992)
  • Roberto Carlos / O Velho Caminhoneiro (1993)
  • Roberto Carlos / Alô (1994)
  • Roberto Carlos / Amigo não Chore por Ela (1995)
  • Roberto Carlos / Mulher de 40 (1996)
  • Canciones que Amo (1997)
  • Roberto Carlos / Meu Menino Jesus (1998)
  • Amor sem Limite (2000)
  • Acústico MTV (2001)
  • Pra Sempre (2003) BRA: #1 (1,000,000 copies in its first week)
  • Roberto Carlos Pra Sempre ao Vivo no Pacaembu (2004) (Latin Grammy 2005 Best Romantic Album)
  • Roberto Carlos (2005)/ Arrasta uma cadeira

Filmography

  • Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura (1967)
  • Roberto Carlos e o Diamante Cor-de-Rosa (1970)
  • A 300 km/h (1971)

Trivia

  • The mother of the Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos named him after the singer.

Roberto Carlos, full name Roberto Carlos da Silva (born April 10, 1973, Garça, São Paulo), is a Brazilian-Spanish football wingback who has played for Real Madrid since 1996. ...

See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ...

External links

  • Roberto Carlos official website (in Portuguese)

Videos

Two of Roberto Carlos' (and Erasmo Carlos') most memorable songs of all times
Roberto Carlos - Namoradinha de um amigo meu
Roberto Carlos - Amigo


  Results from FactBites:
 
Roberto Carlos (singer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Roberto Carlos Braga (born April 19, 1941 in Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil) is one of the most popular MPB singers in history, having achieved a great deal of success and recognition for over 40 years.
Most of his songs are written in partnership with his friend, the singer and songwriter Erasmo Carlos.
At age six, Roberto Carlos was involved in a freak train accident, the result being the amputation of part of his left leg, and the subsequent use of a prosthesis right below his knee.
CMT.com : Roberto Carlos : Biography (1573 words)
Carlos, Erasmo, and Tim Maia (together with Edson Trindade, Arlênio Lívio, and José Roberto "China") formed the group the Snacks (later the Sputniks), playing balls and performing on TV (including at Carlos Imperial's Clube do Rock on TV Continental, where Carlos was already a regular).
In 1965, Carlos was elected the King for the first time by direct vote of the audience in a contest promoted by Antônio Aguillar on his Reino da Juventude show.
Roberto Carlos, released in December 1966 and went right to number one in the second week (remaining there until April 1967), sold 300,000 copies in less than a year.
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