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Fernanda Abreu (born September 8, 1961) is a Brazilian singer.

Fernanda Abreu
Fernanda Abreu, 2009.jpg
Background information
Birth nameFernanda Sampaio de Lacerda Abreu
Born (1961-09-08) September 8, 1961 (age 57)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
GenresFunk carioca, pop, MPB
InstrumentsSinging

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BiographyEdit

Fernanda was born and raised in a middle-class family of the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Her first notable public appearance was the backing vocal of the band Blitz until 1986. After that, in 1990, she started a solo career singing funk, disco and dance music, achieving great success in her native country.

In 1989, she met Herbert Vianna, and with his help and encouragement formed a funk band. Her first solo album, SLA Radical Dance Disco Club (1990), was produced by Herbert Vianna and Fábio Fonseca and had a hit with A Noite, composed with Luiz Stein and Laufer. Her second album, SLA2/Be Sample (1992), was one of the earliest Brazilian pop records to extensively employ the sampler, and had success with Rio 40 Graus,[1] composed with Fausto Fawcett and Laufer, portraying Rio de Janeiro climate, people and lifestyle. Since then, Abreu has been considered the first lady of Brazilian funk.[2]

In 2006, she released Ao Vivo MTV, the first DVD of her career, which includes many of her hit songs.[3]

Abreu is married to the musician and designer Luiz Stein and has 2 daughters, Alice and Sofia.

DiscographyEdit

Title Details Sales Certications
SLA Radical Dance Disco Club
  • Released: March 17, 1990
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, LP
  • BRA: 260,000
  • ABPD: Platinum
SLA 2 Be Sample
  • Released: April 20, 1992
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, LP
  • BRA: 400,000
  • ABPD: Platinum
Da Lata
  • Released: July 5, 1995
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
  • BRA: 100,000
  • ABPD: Gold
Entidade Urbana
  • Released: November 15, 2000
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
  • BRA: 50,000
Na Paz
  • Released: July 15, 2004
  • Label: EMI, Garota Sangue Bom
  • Format: CD, download digital
  • BRA: 50,000
  • ABPD: Gold
Amor Geral
  • Released: May 20, 2016
  • Label: Sony, Garota Sangue Bom
  • Format: CD, download digital
  • BRA: 10,000

Live AlbumsEdit

Title Details
MTV ao Vivo

CollectedEdit

Title Details Sales Certications
Raio X
  • Released: July 14, 1997
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
  • BRA: 150,000
  • ABPD: Gold
Perfil
  • Released: June 3, 2010
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, download digital

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yúdice, George. "The Funkification of Rio." In Microphone Fiends, 193-220. London: Routledge, 1994.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-02-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.sites-faction.mus.br/Biografias/Fernanda%20Abreu.htm[permanent dead link]

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