Lulu Santos

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Lulu Santos
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Background information
Birth name Luis Maurício Progana dos Santos
Born (1953-05-04) May 4, 1953 (age 61)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genres MPB, rock, reggae, soul, funk, electronic
Occupations Singer, guitarist, songwriter, music producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1973-present
Notable instruments
Guitar

Lulu Santos, stage name of Luiz Maurício Pragana dos Santos (Rio de Janeiro, May 4, 1953) is a Brazilian singer and guitarist.

Career[edit]

Beginning in the progressive band Vímana, Lulu left the band and embarked on a solo career that produced several hits, such as "Tesouros da Juventude" (a tribute to John Lennon, written with Nelson Motta), "De Repente Califórnia", "Tempos modernos", "Adivinha o quê", the smash hit "Como uma Onda (Zen-surfismo)", another Lulu Santos/Nelson Motta partnership and "Um certo alguém". The 1984 album Tudo Azul brought the hits "O último romântico" (whose instrumental arrangement was heavely based on George Harrison's song "Greece", from the 1982 album Gone Troppo), "Certas coisas" and the title track.[1]

In 1986, the album Lulu had "Casa" and "Um pro outro". Lulu sold 250,000 copies.[1] The 1988 album Toda Forma de Amor had the optimistic song "A Cura" (with the lyrics "In every port will fly/the old flag of life/In every lighthouse will burn/a glimmer of hope...Strongly defying the notion/That hell is here/There will be/Every race will experience/The cure for all evils". "A Cura" was the most played song in FM radio in the year.[1]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Sold
1982 Tempos Modernos 150.000 (Gold)
1983 O Ritmo do Momento 350.000 (Platinum)
1984 Tudo Azul 400.000 (Platinum)
1985 Normal 180.000 (Gold)
1986 Lulu Santos 170.000 (Gold)
1988 Toda Forma de Amor 240.000 (Gold)
1989 Popsambalanço: e Outras Levadas 80.000
1989 Amor à Arte - Lulu Santos e Auxílio Luxuoso Ao Vivo 100.000 (Gold)
1990 Honolulu 70.000
1992 Mondo Cane 60.000
1994 Assim Caminha a Humanidade 950.000 (3x Platinum)
1995 Eu e Memê, Memê e Eu 1.000.000 (Diamond)
1996 Anticiclone Tropical 400.000 (Platinum)
1997 Liga Lá 150.000 (Gold)
1999 Calendário 120.000 (Gold)
2000 Acústico MTV 900.000 (3x Platinum)
2002 Programa 160.000 (Gold)
2003 Bugalu 120.000 (Gold)
2004 MTV Ao Vivo 200.000 (Platinum)
2005 Letra & Música 50.000 (Gold)
2007 Longplay 50.000 (Gold)
2009 Singular
2013 Lulu Canta & Toca Roberto e Erasmo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dicionário Cravo Albin de Música Popular Brasileira