Alexandre Pires

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Alexandre Pires
Background information
Birth name Alexandre Pires do Nascimento
Born (1976-01-08) January 8, 1976 (age 41)
Origin Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Genres Pagode, samba, pop, latin pop
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments Voice
Years active 1987–present
Labels BMG U.S. Latn, EMI Music, Sony Music
Associated acts Só Pra Contrariar

Alexandre Pires do Nascimento (born January 8, 1976 in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais) is a Brazilian singer-songwriter. Pires was previously the singer of group Só Pra Contrariar which he joined in the late 1980s.


Pires began his career playing a new and more apelative style of samba that is known as Pagode and more romantic too that used to be known as Samba-canção and now is known as Samba Romântico. After his rhythm and melody started to become a little more romantic. He crossed the vertent known as "Pagode Romântico" and then he jumped to Samba-canção his favourite style. The Sambas-canção most famous are "Depois do Prazer" and "Tudo tem A ver" with a lot of influences of Brazilian Country Music ("Sertaneja"). The pagodes that are the most famous are "Quando é Amor", "A barata" and "Mineirinho" produced with the group Só Pra Contrariar. At that time, he received also a lot the influences of Cauby Peixoto, Ângela Maria and Agnaldo Rayol, mainly because his father was one of the best friends of Cauby Peixoto, according to a conversation with Pires at TV also edited at the internet. When he finished his last album with the group he produced also Romantic pop and Latin music.

After several albums in Portuguese, the band released a very successful album in 1999 titled Juegos de Amor. The album included the hit song "Santo Santo" featuring Gloria Estefan.

In 1998, Pires co-starred in the critically panned film Cinderela Baiana, alongside his then-girlfriend, Carla Perez.

On July 3, 2001, Pires released his first solo album to much success. He has continued to release albums both in Portuguese and in Spanish achieving several hits in Latin charts.

In 2007, he released a tribute album to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias. That 2007, he met and had a duet on the song titled "Junto A Ti" with Kika Edgar from the telenovela Bajo las Riendas del Amor.

Non-original music[edit]


Studio albums

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome Ref.
2000 Latin Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals Santo Santo Nominated
2002 Latin Billboard Music Awards Pop album of the year, New artist Alexandre Pires Nominated
Premio Lo Nuestro Pop New Artist Alexandre Pires Nominated
2003 Latin Billboard Music Awards Artist of the Year Alexandre Pires Won
Latin Grammy Awards Album of the Year Estrella Guía Nominated
Latin Grammy Awards Best Male Pop Vocal Album Estrella Guía Nominated
2004 Premio Lo Nuestro Pop Male Artist of the Year Alexandre Pires Nominated
2013 Latin Grammy Awards Best Samba/Pagode Album Eletrosamba - Ao Vivo Won

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