Conan Osíris

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Conan Osiris
Birth nameTiago Miranda
Also known asElfo das barracas, Powny Lamb
Born (1989-01-05) 5 January 1989 (age 30)
Lisbon, Portugal
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2008–present
Associated actsJoão Reis Moreira (dancer)

Tiago Miranda (born 5 January 1989), known professionally as Conan Osiris (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkɔnɐn ͜ɔˈziɾiʃ]), is a Portuguese singer-songwriter.[1][2] His stage name is based on the main character from Japanese series Future Boy Conan and the ancient Egyptian god Osiris.[3] RTP misspelled the name, adding an i-acute when he doesn't spell it that way.

Osiris gained national recognition after presenting his song "Telemóveis" at the 2019 Festival da Canção, the national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest. After its release in online media, the song topped Portuguese trends in YouTube and Spotify.[4] On 2 March 2019, Osiris won the Festival da Canção, securing the right to represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Lisbon and lived in Cacém for a few years while in high school. Today, he lives in Lisbon.

In 2010 he finished his degree in graphic design at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. In the institute, he met Rúben de Sá Osório, who is his personal designer and dresser.[3]

In 2012 he began working at the one of the stores of the well-known Portuguese sex shop chain, ContraNatura, in Lisbon.[5]

In 2018, after the success of his second album "Adoro Bolos" he left his work at ContraNatura to work full time in his musical career.

Career[edit]

He is a self-taught singer-songwriter and learnt his craft by trial and error while using the program FL Studio (Fruity Loops) on his computer[6].

He started his musical career in 2008 when he created the group Powny Lamb with Rita Moreira (also known professionally as Sreya)[7]. In 2011 they released their first and only EP, called "Cathedral" on soundcloud.

He used the stage name Conan Osiris for first time on the track "Secluded" (created for Iuri's Fall/Winter 2013/2014 fashion show in ModaLisboa). He continued his work as a composer for fashion shows with "Evaporate" (Hibu, Spring/Summer 2014), "Pyres" (Gonçalo Pascoa, Spring/Summer 2014), "Tryptich" (Valentim Quaresma, Fall/Winter 2014/2015) and "Selenographia" (Hibu, Fall/Winter 2014/2015). These five songs were later released in the 2014 EP, called "Silk", along with the songs "Remuneration" and "Amália", the first song where he sang in Portuguese, recorded with a SingStar microphone[8].

In 2016 he released his first album called "Música, Normal", about which he said: " Música normal (Normal music) is any music that can be absorbed by a living being. Normal music is the kind of music suited for whatever you want to do: to laugh, to cry, to dance, to travel, to take a shower…"

In 2017 he co-wrote and produced the album "Emocional", the first album by singer Sreya.[9]

On the 30th of December 2017 he released his second album called "Adoro Bolos" on SoundCloud. This last album drew attention to him and he was invited by some Portuguese TV Shows to perform live, where he sang some of the most successful songs from the album such as "Adoro Bolos", "Celulitite", "Borrego" or "100 Paciência".[10]

In 2018, he was invited by RTP to compose a song for Festival da Canção 2019. He wrote "Telemóveis" and decided to perform himself, On the 2nd of March, and after finishing second on the semi-final, Osiris won the show and represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.[11] However Osiris failed to qualify to the final, making it the first time since 2015 that Portugal had failed to qualify.

He will perform at the Portuguese music festival Super Bock Super Rock 2019 performing at the Stage Somersby on 18 July,[12]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2019 PLAY - Portuguese Music Awards Best New Artist Won

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Música, Normal
  • Released: 5 August 2016[13] (POR)
  • Label: AVNL Records
Adoro Bolos
  • Released: 30 December 2017[14] (POR)
  • Label: Ao Sul do Mundo, AVNL Records

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Cathedral
  • Released: 2011 (POR)
Silk
  • Released: 24 June 2014[15] (POR)
  • Label: AVNL Records

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected details and chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
POR
[16]
"Telemóveis" 2019 10 Festival da Canção 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conan Osíris". Festival da Canção (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ Lopes, Diogo; Lopes, Diogo. "Conan Osiris. Quem é o músico que está a surpreender no Festival da Canção?". Observador (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b diz, Pearalta Melo (2 January 2019). "FC2019: Biografia de Conan Osiris" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ Manha, Correio da. "Conan Osíris partiu o telemóvel e está a tornar-se um fenómeno da música portuguesa". cmjornal.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Conan Osiris. Um Buéréré para adultos". Time Out Lisboa (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Traz Cerveja: EP.22 - ANEL PENIANO COM CONAN OSIRIS". trazcerveja.libsyn.com. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Powny Lamb". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  8. ^ são, Até tenho amigos que. "Episódio 149: Conan Osiris". Mixcloud. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Emocional". SoundCloud. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Conan Osiris – "Borrego"". 5 Para a Meia Noite (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Conan Osiris ganha Festival da Canção". jn.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  12. ^ "[AGENDA] Conan Osíris confirmado no Super Bock Super Rock 2019". ESC PORTUGAL | A Eurovisão em Português. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  13. ^ "MUSICA, NORMAL, by CONAN OSIRIS". AVNL Records. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  14. ^ "ADORO BOLOS, by CONAN OSIRIS". AVNL Records. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  15. ^ "SILK, by CONAN OSIRIS". AVNL Records. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  16. ^ "portuguesecharts.com – Portuguese charts portal". portuguesecharts.com. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
Preceded by
Cláudia Pascoal
with "O jardim"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent