Beto (Portuguese singer)

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Beto (December 28, 1967 – May 23, 2010), stage name of Albertino João Santos Pereira, was a Portuguese singer.

Beto was born in Peniche, Portugal, and started to sing at the age of five. He settled in Torres Vedras at 17. Beto founded the music group Tanimaria in 1992, which performed in Xafarix, a bar in Lisbon. In 2000 he recorded a project with Rita Guerra which resulted in the album Desencontros, performed by both in shows across the country. His 2003 solo debut album, Olhar em Frente, reached platinum status, followed by the plantinum-selling Influência in 2005. Those were followed by Porto de Abrigo and Por Minha Conta e Risco.

A number of his songs appeared in several Portuguese soap operas throughout the early 2000s. In 2009, Farol records edited the collection O Melhor de Beto, a best-of compilation. Among his best known and most successful themes are: "Memórias Esquecidas"[1] and "Brincando Com O Fogo" (with Rita Guerra).[2]

Beto was found dead in his hotel room in Caldas da Rainha on May 23, 2010. A stroke was reported to be the cause of death. He is survived by his son Tiago.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romantismo em Peniche Beto performs "Memórias Esquecidas" during a live TV broadcast of SIC set in his hometown Peniche; SAPO Vídeos
  2. ^ Gala 11 anos TVI - Rita Guerra & Beto - Brincando com o fogo on YouTube, Rita Guerra and Beto singing "Brincando com o fogo" at the TVI 11 Years Gala, youtube.com

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