Armando Gama

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Armando Gama
Birth name Armando António Capelo Diniz da Gama
Born (1954-04-01) April 1, 1954 (age 64)
Luanda, Angola
Origin Lisbon, Portugal
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter
Years active 1971–present
Labels Columbia Records

Armando António Capelo Diniz da Gama (born April 1, 1954 in Luanda, Angola) is a Portuguese singer-songwriter and baritone opera singer, whose physical trademark for decades has been his shoulder-length jet black hair.

Gama grew up in a colonial family in Angola and lived there until the age of 17. Upon moving to Portugal in 1971, he scored the first of many #1 hits on the Portuguese music charts. He is well-versed in performing piano and solfège, having studied them at the Portuguese music conservatory in Luanda.

In his four-decade music career, he has sold over five million records in Portugal alone. He became well-known internationally performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, singing the song "Esta balada que te dou," ranking 13th out of 20 countries.

Gama is still performing today, now presenting a live show called "Armando Gama: The Fifth Beatle," in which he performs cover versions of well-known Beatles songs.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Bem bom"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Maria Guinot
with "Silêncio e tanta gente"