Wanessa

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Wanessa
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Wanessa performing in 2007
Background information
Birth name Wanessa Godói Camargo
Born (1982-12-28) 28 December 1982 (age 31)
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer-songwriter
  • dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Labels
Website www.wanessa.uol.com.br

Wanessa Godói Camargo Buaiz (née Wanessa Godói Camargo) (born on December 28, 1982, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil), also known simply as Wanessa, is a Brazilian pop singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of Brazilian sertanejo/country singer Zezé Di Camargo from the duo Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano.

She was also the spokesperson for various brands, such as Maybelline, and several products based on her image targeting young girls (dolls, shoes, make-up) were released.

Currently, besides being a singer, Wanessa is also the ambassadress in the non-governamental organization SOS Mata Atlântica, which defends the preservation of the Atlantic Forest. Due to her hard work in promoting the NGO and its goals, and also working for the depollution of the Tietê river, in São Paulo, Wanessa was awarded in 2007 with the Pro-Social Award from Brazil's Nickelodeon channel,[1] and later received the Personality of the Year title from the Cisesp.[2]

In 2009, Wanessa released her first single in English "Fly" featuring American rapper Ja Rule, for the album "Meu Momento". The song became the most played in the country, and was nominated for "Hit of the Year" at the MTV Video Music Brazil Awards.

Wanessa has a great success with the LGBT people in Brazil, and she supports the same-sex marriage in the country.[3]

In 2011, she released her first album in English, titled DNA. Wanessa has sold 1,5 million albums in her 13-year-career.[4]

Career[edit]

After marrying the businessman Marcus Buaiz on May 26, Wanessa Camargo kept working on her new album with Nashville producer Jason Deere and Miami producer Cesar Lemos. After many delays due to the record company, her new album, Total, was released on August 25, 2007 with the singer taking out her last name from her artistic name. Its first single, Não Tô Pronta Pra Perdoar, is a version of Dixie Chicks' 2007 Grammy Award-winning song Not Ready To Make Nice, authorized by the trio.

In March, 2008, Wanessa Camargo went to Miami to record a musical partnership with Mexican trio Camila, in a special rendition of Camila's 2006 hit song Abrázame. The partnership was included in both Camila's Todo Cambió album in its Brazilian edition and in Wanessa's Total re-release.

Her following album, "Meu Momento", was released on June 2009. The album includes a new song featuring American rapper Ja Rule in two different versions, with Wanessa Camargo singing in Portuguese in the version named "Meu Momento" and singing in English in the version named "Fly".[5] "Fly" was released as a single in Brazil in April, with "Meu Momento" added to her album as a bonus track; no word has surfaced yet about whether Ja Rule intends or not to release "Fly" in world. The song is ranked number #1 in Brazil.[6]

In 2011, she released her first album completely in English, titled "DNA", whose lead single, "Sticky Dough", featured American singer and DJ Bambam. This album also featured dance songs such as "DNA" and "Falling For U", which despite not being official singles, became popular in Brazilian clubs.

In 2013, she performed a media fiasco by lying publicly about her pregnancy. She signed a contract with a Brazilian magazine for the cover and the right to let that magazine be the first to divulge her pregnancy, when the information leaked before this magazine was published, she went on Live TV and told everyone she was not pregnant.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, certifications, and sales
Title Album details
Wanessa Camargo
Wanessa Camargo
Wanessa Camargo
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Total
Meu Momento
DNA

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, certifications, and sales
Title Album details
Transparente - Ao Vivo
DNA Tour - Ao Vivo

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Song Year
O Amor Não Deixa 2000
Apaixonada por Você[8] 2001
Eu Posso te Sentir 2001
Eu Quero Ser o seu Amor 2001
Tanta Saudade 2002
Gostar de Mim 2002
Um Dia... Meu Primeiro Amor 2002
Sem Querer 2003
Filme de Amor 2003
Me Engana que Eu Gosto 2004
Metade de Mim 2004
Amor, Amor 2005
Não Resisto a Nós Dois 2006
Louca 2006
Não Tô Pronta Pra Perdoar 2007
Abrázame (featuring Camila) 2008
Amuleto Protetor 2008
Fly (featuring Ja Rule)[9] 2009
Não Me Leve a Mal (Let me Live) 2009
Falling for U (featuring Mr. Jam) 2010
Worth It 2010
Stuck on Repeat 2011
Sticky Dough (featuring Bam Bam) 2011
DNA 2012
Get Loud! 2012
Hair & Soul 2012
Shine It On 2013
Amor, Amor (2013 Remix) 2013
Turn It Up
(featuring Soulja Boy)
2013

Promotional singles[edit]

Song Year
Relaxa 2006
Culpada 2007
Me Pega De Jeito (Me Pega De Jeito Ou Não Pega) 2008
Independente (Ladies Night) 2008

Awards[edit]

Prêmio Multishow de Música Brasileira:

  • 2001: Best New Artist

Meus Prêmios Nick (Brazil's Kids Choice Award):

  • 2007: Pro-Social Award

Centro de Integração Cultural e Empresarial de São Paulo (Cisesp):

  • 2007: Personality of the Year title

Prêmio iBest:

  • 2008: Best Celebrity Blog (Audience Choice)

Prêmio Jovem Brasileiro: [2]

  • 2008: Best Young Female Singer
  • 2009: Best Young Female Singer
  • 2010: Best Young Female Singer
  • 2010: Best Young Music Video ("Não Me Leve A Mal (Let Me Live)")
  • 2011: Best Young Female Singer

Troféu Imprensa:

  • 2010: Best Female Singer (Audience Choice)

Troféu Mzotv Multimídia de Música:

  • 2009: Special MZOTV Award (10 years of musical career)

Troféu Top TVZ:

  • 2011: National Artist of the Year (ranked 3rd)

Ordem dos Músicos do Brasil:

  • 2011: Diploma of Merit [3]

DJ Sound Awards

  • 2012: Best National Dance Artist [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UOL - Página não encontrada". Meuspremiosnick.zip.net. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "QUEM - QUEM E PENSA - NOTÍCIAS - Wanessa: "Quando a Dilma tomar posse, vou tentar falar com ela"". Revistaquem.globo.com. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Batalha Musical: Sandy x Wanessa". Pop. 04 June 2013. Retrieved 05 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Wanessa Camargo faz dueto com o rapper Ja Rule". Virgula. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Sucesso de Wanessa Camargo chega no topo das paradas". MSN Entretenimento. Retrieved 2009-07-05. [dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.arenafama.com/2011/06/wanessa-camargo-mente-sobre-gravidez.html
  8. ^ "Apaixonada Por Você" was part of the "Um Anjo Caiu do Céu" soap opera soundtrack and had two different versions: the original, dance-oriented version, and the slow ballad version made for the soap opera
  9. ^ "Meu Momento" and "Fly" have the same melody, but in "Meu Momento" Wanessa sings in Portuguese while in "Fly", she sings in English. Ja Rule's rap is in English in both songs

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