|Birth name||António Joaquim Fernandes|
|Born||November 27, 1951|
|Origin||Vale da Porca, Macedo de Cavaleiros,
Roberto Leal, stage name of António Joaquim Fernandes, is a Portuguese Brazilian singer, born in Macedo de Cavaleiros municipality, Braganza district, in northeast Portugal. He has sold more than 17 million albums, and has received 30 golden records and 5 platinum records.
In 1962 his family moved to Brazil. Roberto Leal writes and produces most of his songs. Leal has a dynamic vocal range and is a great dancer. In an opinion poll conducted by Datafolha in Rio de Janeiro, asking what was the first famous Portuguese person people could think of, Roberto Leal came in first, with 15%, ahead of Pedro Álvares Cabral (9%) and Luís de Camões (4%). Some of Leal best known songs are: Bate o Pé, Clareou, O Vinho de Meu Amor, and Marrabenta. He recently recorded a CD in Portuguese and Mirandese languages.
His son, Rodrigo Leal, is also a musician.
- Caminho das Estrelas: Roberto Leal, Correio da Manhã, February 10, 2007. Accessed October 15, 2007. (Portuguese)
- Roberto Leal em mirandês, Jornal de Notícias, September 24, 2007. Accessed October 15, 2007. (Portuguese)
- "Ninguém" é o português mais famoso no Brasil, Folha Online. Accessed October 15, 2007. (Portuguese)
- Roberto Leal (Portuguese)
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