Deborah Salvatrice Blando
3 March 1969
Sant'Agata di Militello, Italy
|Years active||1981; 1989–2002; 2008; 2011–present|
Deborah Salvatrice Blando (born March 3, 1969) is an Italian-born Brazilian singer and composer. She has about 6 million copies sold worldwide, with six albums released between 1991 and 2002. She has seven #1 singles and ten Top 10 singles in Brazil, 5 singles in the American Hispanic market, and two of them in the Top 10 which became known in Europe, such as the pop ballad Innocence in 1992.
Blando was born in Sant'Agata di Militello, the daughter of an Italian father and a Brazilian mother of Ukrainian descent, who was raised in Brazil. In 1975 she moved to Florianópolis, Brazil. At age 12, she was invited to record her first album under the pseudonym Giovanna, entitled Joy of People, which was recorded completely in Italian and performed on major television shows. Her parents, however, did not allow her to pursue her career as it would disrupt her studies and thus forced her to stop. Later, she resumed her musical career working on Oswaldo Montenegro, including The Minstrels.
A Different Story
In 1989, Deborah Blando was already contracted by the Sony Music Brazil and met Cyndi Lauper and her manager at the time, David Wolff. Deborah soon moved to New York City and signed with Sony Music International to release her new album A Different Story.
The first single, Boy (Why Do You Want to Make Me Blue), joined the American dance chart, and traded in the Coca-Cola (Diet Coke). A Different Story: Special Edition was released in 1993, including a new version for Décadence Avec Élégance by Lobão, and a version of "A Maçã" by Raul Seixas and Paulo Coelho. The Innocence single, reached #13 on major radio stations in Europe.
In 1995, Deborah was invited by the Spanish trip hop band B-Tribe to join the album Suave Suave. She was also invited by Coca-Cola to record the track Seven Seas Of Rhye, the single selling 1 million copies in Brazil.
In 1997, Deborah released the CD Unicamente, which exploded onto the charts. In the same year, the single Cat was used as the title song for the Brazilian soap opera Malhação on the Rede Globo network. This album had the participation of renowned producers such as Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Jeff Back) and David Foster (Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston).
In 1998, Deborah released a new CD and once again exploded on the charts with the single Somente O Sol version of the song I'm Not in Love. Her second single and first music video this year wasEagles. Produced by Deborah and Marc Moreau, this album became her most successful in Europe, being certified gold in Portugal.
Concealed by April Music back to basics with the album Salvatrice with only rewrites recent Italian with covers of Rolling Stone and Laura Pausini. At this time, she recorded Junto Com Teu Sonho for the Portuguese release of Where the Dream Takes You, the theme from the Walt Disney movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
In 2002 Universal Music released a greatest hits collection, with a bonus with five previously unreleased tracks.
In 2003, she recorded the Brazilian cover for When You Say Nothing at All. The single reached the top 10 in the Latin charts. Her duet of the song in English with Irish singer Ronan Keating was a great success in England.
Decline and removal of media
Deborah Blando suffers from bipolar disorder and this greatly hindered her career. She decided to leave her career aside to move back to London and study Kadampa Buddhism to search for inner peace. With Deborah's illness, her musical projects were left to the background as she sought treatment.
Even through a personal crisis, Deborah found the strength to polish an electronic music album, combining house, psy-trance, and ballads with the influence of trip hop. The album was recorded during her stint in the United States and Mexico. Ready at the end of 2007, it is perhaps her boldest effort yet. It contains 16 tracks and is totally made in partnership with her friend Alexander Green. The album mixes are on account of total DJs Claudio Ferreira Audiocactos and Sandrinho "Sanschwartz", who brought to the work house and psy-trance elements. Polares moves in two worlds, a dance-based electronic music and other melancholy, with elements such as acoustic piano, strings and guitar. The singer interprets the songs in English and Portuguese, with the songs "Agreement Signed" and "Every Minute" being included on the soundtrack of national and international TV Globo soap opera Seven Sins.
|1991||A Different Story|
|1993||A Different Story Special Edition||
|2013||In Your Eyes||
Greatest hits albums
|2002||A Luz Que Acende o Olhar
|1991||"Boy (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)"||A Different Story|
|"Décadence Avec Élégance"|
|1993||"A Maçã"||A Different Story - Special Edition|
|1994||"O Descobridor dos 7 Mares"||Coca-Cola Commercial Theme|
|"Que Mala Vida"|
|1998||"Somente o Sol (I'm Not In Love)"||Deborah Blando|
|"In Assenza di Te"|
|2001||"Junto com teu Sonho (Where The Dream Takes You)"||Atlantis: Soundtrack|
|2002||"A Luz Que Acende O Olhar (Cuccioli)"||A Luz Que Acende O Olhar|
|"When You Say Nothing at All (O Amor Fala por Nós)" (feat. Ronan Keating)||O Beijo do Vampiro: Internacional|
|2003||"Chocolate com Pimenta"||Chocolate com Pimenta: Nacional|
|2007||"Contrato Assinado"||Sete Pecados: Nacional|
|2012||"Anjo"||In Your Eyes|
|"In Your Eyes" (feat. Antonio Eudi)|
|1991||"Boy (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)"||Vamp|
|Coca-Cola Commercial Theme|
|1993||"Merry-Go-Round"||Olho no Olho|
|"Décadence Avec Élégance"||Deus Nos Acuda|
|"A Maçã"||O Mapa da Mina|
|1994||"O Descobridor dos Sete Mares"||Coca-Cola Commercial Theme|
|1998||"Somente o Sol (I'm Not In Love)"||Corpo Dourado|
|2000||"Próprias Mentiras"||Laços de Família|
|2001||"Junto com teu Sonho (Where the Dream Takes You)"||Atlantis: The Lost Empire|
|2002||"A Luz que Acende O Olhar"||O Beijo do Vampiro|
|"When You Say Nothing at All (O Amor Fala por Nós)" (feat. Ronan Keating)|
|2000||"Chocolate com Pimenta"||Chocolate com Pimenta|
|2007||"Contrato Assinado"||Sete Pecados|
|2012||"Anjo"||Gerra dos Sexos|
|"In Your Eyes" (feat. Antonio Eudi)|
- A Different Story (1992)
- M200 Summer Concerts (1994)
- Unicamente Tour (1997)
- Self-titled Album "Deborah Blando" Tour (1998)
- A Luz Que Acende O Olhar (2002)
- Acústico Deborah Blando (2011)
- Remember Tour (2012)
- "PMB Certificações de Deborah Blando". PMB. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
- "Biografia e venda do álbum Unicamente, de Deborah Blando". Deborahblando.com.br. Archived from the original on 2004-12-04. Retrieved 18 December 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)