|Birth name||Gabriela Amaral dos Santos|
|Also known as||Gaby Amarantos|
|Born||August 1, 1978|
Belém, Pará, Brazil
|Genres||Tecno brega, Latin pop, MPB|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, actress|
Amarantos was born in the favela district of Jurunas in Belém, in the state of Pará, Brazil. She is of mixed indigenous Amazonian and Afro-Brazilian descent. She began singing in the local church of Santa Teresinha do Menino Jesus, and at the age of 15 began to perform on the local bar scene.
Born into a family of samba enthusiasts, Amarantos was also influenced at an early age by the Caribbean radio frequencies that reached equatorial Belém, along with brega, lambada, Clara Nunes, Kraftwerk, and Juan Luis Guerra. Later, the electronic aparelhagem soundsystem parties in Jurunas would have a strong impact on her musical direction.
|"Xirley"||2011||Som Livre||Digital Download|
|"Ex Mai Love"||2012||Som Livre||Digital Download|
|"Chuva"||2013||Som Livre||Digital Download|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Category||Recipients and nominees||Outcome|
|2012||Prêmio Multishow||New Hit||Won|
|MTV Video Music Brazil||Best Album Art||Won|
|Clipe the Year||Nominated|
|Best Female Act||Won|
|Artist of the Year||Won|
|Latin Grammy Awards||Best New Artist||Nominated|
|Best Brazilian Roots Album||Nominated|
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- Bevins, Vincent (March 11, 2012). "Cultural Exchange: Gaby Amarantos has Brazil dancing". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- "Veja os vencedores do Prêmio Multishow 2012" (in Portuguese). Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- "Veja os vencedores do VMB 2012" (in Portuguese). Retrieved September 20, 2012.
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