Adriana Calcanhotto

Adriana Calcanhotto

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Adriana Calcanhotto (born on October 3, 1965 in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian singer/composer. Her melancholic songs are most often categorized as belonging to the MPB genre. She started her professional career in 1984 and released her first studio album in 1990.

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Adriana's first album, called Enguiço, was released in 1990 and consisted mostly of covers of well known MPB (Brazilian pop) songs, part of the repertoire she used to perform as a singer in restaurants and bars in Porto Alegre. It included only one original composition, the title track. It spawned her first hit, a cover of Caetano Veloso's Naquela Estação, which became successful thanks to it being included in the soundtrack of the primetime soap Rainha da Sucata, one of the most watched in history of Brazilian television.

1992 saw the release of "Senhas", which included the hits Mentiras and Esquadros and was followed by a successful national tour. In 1994, Adriana, sporting a new look (short black hair as opposed to the slightly longer bright blond haircut she'd had since the beginning of her career) released A Fábrica do Poema, considered by many to be her most poetic album. She collaborated with lyricists like Wally Salomão and António Cícero (brother and constant musical partner of fellow singer Marina Lima) and included the hits Metade and Inverno. This was followed by Maritmo (a combination of the words mar (sea) and ritmo (rhythm)), a concept album intended as the first part of a...
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