Paula Fernandes

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Paula Fernandes
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Background information
Birth name Paula Fernandes de Souza
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 30)
Origin Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Genres MPB, sertanejo, country
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1993-present
Labels Universal Music Brasil
Website Official website

Paula Fernandes de Souza[1] (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈpawlɐ feʁˈnɐ̃dʒis]; born August 28, 1984 in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais)[2] is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and arranger. In a poll organized among readers of VIP magazine in 2011, she was named the 16th "sexiest woman in the world." That same year, she was one of the most accessed on Google Brazil.

Biography[edit]

Born in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, she lived in a farm with her parents and her younger brother during her childhood.[1] Fernandes started singing when she was eight years old, releasing her self-titled debut album two years later.[3] Her second album, named Ana Rayo, was released in 1995, and was inspired by the A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão telenovela.[3] Fernandes went to college to study Geography in Belo Horizonte when she was 18 years old, singing in pubs during this time.[4] She recorded one of the theme songs of Rede Globo's telenovela América, named "Ave Maria Natureza", and released the album Canções do Vento Sul soon after that.[3] Fernandes was nominated for the Best Popular Singer Award at Prêmio da Música Brasileira with that album.[4] The song "Jeito do Mato" from her following album, Pássaro de Fogo, was a theme song in the Globo telenovela Paraíso, and her version of Ivete Sangalo's "Quando a Chuva Passar" was the main theme of the telenovela Escrito nas Estrelas.[3] Fernandes released her first DVD in October 2010,[3] and gained further recognition after she participated in two Rede Globo specials: the Roberto Carlos' end of year show, broadcast on December 25, 2010, and Show da Virada, broadcast during New Year's Eve, on December 31, 2010.[3] Her live album, Paula Fernandes - Ao Vivo, released in 2011, was the top seller of that year, with over 3,000,000 copies sold according to the ABPD. Fernandes became known in the rest of Latin America due to her collaboration on the Juanes song "Hoy Me Voy", released in his 2012 MTV Unplugged album.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Certifications Sales
Canções do Vento Sul
Gold (ABPD)
Brazil: 50,000+
Dust in the Wind
Gold(ABPD)
Brazil: 50,000+
Pássaro de Fogo
3× Platinum (ABPD)[6]
Brazil: 350,000+
Meus Encantos
Diamond (ABPD)[6]
Brazil: 1,000,000+

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Certifications Sales
Paula Fernandes: Ao Vivo
2× Diamond (ABPD)[6]

Platinum (AFP)
Brazil: 4,000,000+ (CD/DVD)
Portugal: 250,000+
Multishow Ao Vivo: Um Ser Amor
Diamond (ABPD)[6]
Brazil: 2,000,000+ (CD/DVD)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
Brasil Hot 100 Airplay Brasil Hot Popular Songs
2005 "Meu Eu em Você" Canções do Vento Sul
2009 "Pássaro de Fogo" 36 2 Pássaro de Fogo
"Jeito de Mato" 24 3
2010 "Quando a Chuva Passar" 29 20
2011 "Pra Você" 2 2 Paula Fernandes: Ao Vivo
"Não Precisa" (duet with Victor & Leo) 2 6
"Sensações" 60
2012 "Eu Sem Você" 2 Meus Encantos
"Cuidar Mais de Mim" 13
2013 "Se o Coração Viajar" 16
"Um Ser Amor" 4 Um Ser Amor (EP)
"Não Fui Eu" 3 Multishow Ao Vivo: Um Ser Amor
2014 "Quem É" 14
As featured artist
2010 "Caminhoneiro" (duet with Dominguinhos) Emoções Sertanejas
2011 "Meu Grito de Amor" (duet with Eduardo Costa) 8 De Pele, Alma e Coração Ao Vivo
"Over the Rainbow" (duet with Michael Bolton) 28 Gems: The Duets Collection
2012 "Long Live" (duet with Taylor Swift) 1 Speak Now World Tour Live (Brazilian edition)
"Hoy Me Voy" (duet with Juanes) 54 Juanes MTV Unplugged
"Criação Divina" (duet with Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano) 6 20 Anos de Sucesso
2014 "You're Still the One" (duet with Shania Twain) 15 TBA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ariane Abdallah (March 9, 2011). "O reinado de Paula Fernandes" (in Portuguese). Revista TPM. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Paula Fernandes - Dicionário Cravo Albin de Música Brasileira" (in Portuguese). Dicionário Cravo Albin da Música Popular Brasileira. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Paula Fernandes" (in Portuguese). Contigo. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Sucesso em trilhas de novelas, Paula Fernandes raised popularity after sharing stage with the well known Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos" (in Portuguese). Correio Braziliense. January 5, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ R7. "Paula Fernandes coloca disco ao vivo no topo da lista de mais vendidos" (in Portuguese). Rede Record. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d Paula Fernandes certifications. ABPD. Accessed July 31, 2012.

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