Ana Carolina

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Ana Carolina
Ana Carolina Show da Turne 2 Quartos em BH 20 de setembro de 2009-enhanced.jpg
Ana Carolina in 2009 performing in Belo Horizonte.
Background information
Birth name Ana Carolina Sousa
Born (1974-09-09) September 9, 1974 (age 40)
Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Genres MPB, bossa nova, samba, jazz, pop, folk, salsa, rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, composer, instrumentalist
Years active 1998–present
Labels Sony BMG Brasil
Website ana-carolina.com
Notable instruments
Vocals, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Bass guitar, Pandeiro, Piano

Ana Carolina Sousa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɐ̃nɐ karoˈlinɐ], born September 9, 1974 in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a Brazilian singer, composer, and musician.

Career[edit]

Carolina has a contralto vocal range.[1] Her musical influence comes from the crib, her grandmother used to sing on the radio, and her great aunt and uncle played percussion, piano, cello, and violin. She grew up hearing Brazilian musical icons such as Chico Buarque, João Bosco, Maria Bethânia as well as international icons such as Nina Simone, Björk, and Alanis Morissette. She began her career singing in local bars.

With the determination to become a successful professional musician she left Minas Gerais and moved to Rio de Janeiro. Shortly after moving to Rio she signed a contract with the BMG recording company. She released her first CD, Ana Carolina in 1999, which was responsible for her nomination in the Latin Grammy Awards.

Her second album, Ana Rita Joana Iracema e Carolina was another success, released in 2001. The album's title is in reference to songs by the singer Chico Buarque, one of Ana Carolina's idols. This album contained hits like "Quem de nós dois" and "Ela é bamba".

In 2003 she released her 3rd album, Estampado which showed her musical originality. Her 4th CD, Ana Carolina: Perfil released in 2004, was a collection of her most successful songs from her first 3 CDs and, according to ABPD, is the best-selling in Brazil in 2005. Also in 2004 she performed a show with Seu Jorge and released a live CD and DVD of the show called Ana & Jorge. The song, "É Isso Aí", a Portuguese version for Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter", reached the #1 spot on the charts.

Carolina came out in Veja magazine as bisexual,[2] creating much debate and attracting new fans. She also released her 6th album, Dois Quartos in 2006. The album contained 2 CDs, the 1st called 'Quarto' and the 2nd called 'Quartinho'.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Album details BRA Certification / Sales
1999 Ana Carolina 1st studio album Platinum / 125.000
2001 Ana Rita Joana Iracema e Carolina 2nd studio album Platinum / 250.000
2003 Estampado 3rd studio album Platinum 2x / 200.000
2005 Perfil: Ana Carolina Compilation album Diamond / 600.000
2005 Ana & Jorge: Ao Vivo Live album with Seu Jorge Diamond / 500.000
2006 Dois Quartos 4th studio album Platinum / 100.000
2008 Multishow Ao Vivo: Ana Carolina – Dois Quartos Live album Platinum / 100.000
2009 N9ve 5th studio album Platinum 2x / 150.000
2011 Ensaio de Cores Live album Platinum / 100.000
2013 #AC Live album Gold / 75.000

DVDs[edit]

Year DVD DVD details BRA Certification / Sales
2003 Estampado Mafing-of 3rd studio album Platinum / 50.000
2004 Estampado – Um Instante Que Não Pára Live concert Platinum / 50.000
2005 Ana & Jorge: Ao Vivo Live concert with Seu Jorge Diamond / 100.000
2008 Multishow Ao Vivo: Ana Carolina – Dois Quartos Live concert Diamond / 100.000
2009 N9ve Making-of 5th studio album Platinum / 50.000
2012 Ensaio de Cores Live concert on Citibank Hall – Rio de Janeiro / Brazil Platinum/ 50.000

Singles[edit]

Ano Single Charts Album
BRA Hot 100 BRA Year End
1999 "Tô Saindo" 26 97 Ana Carolina
"Nada Pra Mim" 19 50
2000 "Garganta" 1 5
"Beatriz" 58
2001 "Ela é Bamba" 10 30 Ana Rita Joana
Iracema e Carolina
"Confesso" 22 91
2002 "Quem de Nós Dois (La Mia Storia Tra le Dita)" 1 2
2003 "Encostar na Tua" 5 10 Estampado
"Elevador" 1 3
2004 "Uma Louca Tempestade" 4 9
"Nua" 42
2005 "Pra Rua me Levar" 59
"Que Se Danem os Nós" 25 Perfil: Ana Carolina
2006 "É Isso Aí (The Blower's Daughter)" (feat. Seu Jorge) 1 6 Ana & Jorge
"Pra Rua me Levar" (2nd Version) (feat. Seu Jorge) 15
"Rosas" 1 9 Dois Quartos
2007 "Carvão" 7 69
"Ruas de Outono" 12
"Aqui" 36
"Vai" (Simone saback) 27 Multishow ao Vivo: Ana
Carolina – Dois Quartos
2008 "Tolerância" 39
"Eu Comi a Madona" 28 Dois Quartos
2009 "Tá rindo, é?" 11 N9ve
2009 "Entreolhares (The Way You're Looking at Me)" (feat. John Legend) 11
2010 "10 Minutos"
2011 "Problemas" Ensaio de Cores
2012 "Simplesmente Aconteceu" 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matins, Sérgio (December 21, 2005), Sou bi. E daí?, Veja, retrieved 2007-10-05 

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