Gretchen (singer)

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Gretchen
Born Maria Odete Brito de Miranda
(1959-05-29) May 29, 1959 (age 57)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website http://www.gretchen.com.br/

Maria Odete Brito de Miranda, known as Gretchen[1][2][3] (born May 29, 1959 in Rio de Janeiro)[1][2][4] is a Brazilian singer and actress.[5] She became notorious as the Rainha do Bumbum[3] ("Butt Queen") in the late 1970s. Her stage name was taken from 1976 film Aleluia, Gretchen that tells the story of a German Brazilian immigrant family.[6]

Career[edit]

After doing backing vocals for years, Gretchen appeared on a TV show in 1978 and soon recorded her debut single, "Dance With Me".[5] In 1980, 1981 and 1982, she released her three most successful albums: My Name Is Gretchen, You and Me, and Lonely.[5] These three albums featured songs that became hallmarks in her career, such as "Freak Le Boom Boom",[2] "Melô do Piripipi", "Conga Conga Conga".[2][5] She sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.[7] Between 1980 and 1982, she grabbed the media's attention by making "sexy" music, while still enjoying popularity among children. After Lonely in 1982, she went on a downward spiral while trying to remain on the charts. Born as a Roman Catholic, Gretchen embraced the Protestant faith in the 1990s, and began singing Gospel music.[5]

By the end of the 1990s, her hits had returned to dance floors. With the emergence of Butt Music stars like Carla Perez, Gretchen was eventually recognized as a forerunner of the hip shakers.[3][5] The compilation 20 Super Sucessos came out in 1998 on Copacabana/EMI.

Gretchen signed a contract to star in a porn movie for Brazilian porn producers Brasileirinhas in 2006, following the example of Rita Cadillac, with whom she appeared in the 1982 pornochanchada Aluga-se Moças.[2] The movie, La Conga Sex,[8][9] was released by November, followed by another porn title, Carnaval 2007, released in February 2007.

In 2008, she became candidate of Socialist People's Party to be mayor of the city of Itamaracá.[4][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Gretchen's daughter Thammy Miranda, who's a trans man, appeared in a lesbian-themed pornographic film with her then girlfriend Júlia Paes in 2008.[12] She also considers herself as the aunt of the singer, model and short-term adult actress Íris Caroline de Mello (known artistically as Carol Miranda), although she is her husband's niece.[13] Her sisters Sula and Iara are also in the music business.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1979 - My Name is Gretchen (Building Records/Copacabana Discos)(DIAMOND)
  • 1981 - You and Me (Building/Copacabana)(3X PLATINUM)
  • 1982 - Lonely (Building/Copacabana)(2X PLATINUM)
  • 1983 - Gretchen (Building/Copacabana)(PLATINUM)
  • 1987 - Latino Americana (Copacabana)(GOLD)
  • 1988 - Gypsy (3M)(GOLD)
  • 1991 - Cheiro & Chamego (Musicolor)
  • 1993 - Vem Me Ver (Line Records)
  • 1995 - Sexy Charme Dance (RGE)
  • 1996 - Jesus Dance (Koinonia)
  • 1997 - A Nova Gretchen (Koinonia)
  • 2000 - La Pasión (Zen Records)
  • 2001 - Me Deixa Louca (Polymusic/Sony Music Manaus)
  • 2009 - De Conga A Coração - Gretchen Canta Dorgival Dantas (Nova Produções/Independente)
  • 1978 - Dance With Me (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1979 - Fera (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1979 - Freak Le Boom Boom (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1979 - 1-2-3 (One-Two-Three) (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1980 - Conga Conga Conga (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1981 - Give Me Love (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1981 - Melô do Piripipi (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1982 - Gretchen e os Três Patinhos (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1982 - Allah La Ô, My Love (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1982 - Mambo Mambo Mambo (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1983 - Melô do Xique Xique (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1984 - Melô do Pata Pata (Building/Copacabana)
  • 1984 - Bate Bate Coração (Copacabana)
  • 1985 - Le Bal Masquê (Copacabana)
  • 1985 - Hula Hula Ba Ba Yê (Copacabana)
  • 1988 - Colombiar (3M)

Compilations[edit]

  • 1998 - 20 Super Sucessos (EMI)
  • 2002 - 25 Anos De Sucesso (EMI)
  • 2011 - Charme, Talento e Gostosura (Copacabana Discos/EMI)
  • 1982 - Gretchen e Os Três Patinhos, e o Yure Vale (EP)
  • 1982 - Quiero Ser Libre/My Name Is Gretchen
  • 1998 - Louca Tentação
  • 2004 - Relaxa Baby (Me Queira Want)
  • 2006 - Linda E Toda Sua
  • 2007 - Mito Dourado
  • 2008 - Tuta Kisses
  • 2010 - Forró: Maracutaia - Xana Rana
  • 2010 - Coletânea Gretchen Prata-Cor: Êxitos De Uma Rainha

Singles[edit]

  • 2016 Usurpadora
  • 2015 Te Quiero Besar
  • 2015 Lento
  • 2015 Rainha do Bumbum
  • 2012 So Let Your Body Rock
  • 2012 Plastic Lover
  • 2011 I'm Cool
  • 2011 The Lazy Song
  • 2010 Fio Dental
  • 2010 Sonho Acordado
  • 2010 Pintura Íntima
  • 2010 Mordida De Amor (Love Bites)
  • 2010 Bola Que Embola
  • 2010 Maracutaia (I'm Yours)
  • 2009 Eu Digo Stop!
  • 2009 Final De Semana
  • 2009 Quero Te Amar
  • 2009 Você Não Vale Nada
  • 2009 Mexe, Remexe
  • 2009 Eu Só Quero Te Amar
  • 2009 Por Que? (Eu Acho Que Estou Gostando De Você)
  • 2009 Primeiro Passo
  • 2008 Tutaminando
  • 2008 Kisses Baby Hula-la
  • 2008 Marinheira Pachará
  • 2008 O Mito
  • 2008 Piranga
  • 2008 Vó Gina
  • 2008 Tutatinamonga
  • 2007 Mito Dourado
  • 2007 Eu Quero É Você
  • 2007 Muxada
  • 2007 Põe Ae
  • 2007 Disco Show
  • 2007 Mito Mitado
  • 2006 Sereia A-Bê-Mar
  • 2006 Linda E Toda Sua
  • 2006 Pra Você
  • 2006 Sonhando Acordada
  • 2006 Tá Afim De Hã (Mas Comigo Hã, Hã)
  • 2004 Salgadinha
  • 2004 Muribeca Assada
  • 2004 Querendo Te Quiero Want (Those Days)
  • 2004 Lábios
  • 2004 Relaxa (Don't Stop The Game)
  • 2002 É Pra Dançar
  • 2002 Que Saudade
  • 2001 Tá Bom Demais
  • 2001 Requebra
  • 2001 Vamos Fazer Tchi, Tchi
  • 2001 Me Deixa Louca
  • 2000 Voulez Vous, Voulez Vous
  • 2000 Love to Love Baby
  • 2000 Ok! DJ
  • 2000 Dança do Umbigo
  • 2000 Baby, Baby
  • 2000 Mambo Venga
  • 2000 Mira Que Mina Manera
  • 2000 Could It Be Magic
  • 2000 Cunhé, Cunhé
  • 2000 La Pasión
  • 1999 Amor Canibal
  • 1999 Peri Selvagem
  • 1999 Me Tira Daqui
  • 1999 Tentação Animal
  • 1999 Louca E Selvagem
  • 1999 Louca Tentação
  • 1998 Anjos De Deus
  • 1998 Meu Prazer
  • 1997 Jesus Pode Entrar
  • 1997 Dom De Deus
  • 1997 Livre E Feliz
  • 1996 Maravilhoso
  • 1996 Reino De Deus
  • 1996 Tribo De Judá
  • 1996 Amo Jesus
  • 1996 Com Alegria e Adoração
  • 1996 Não Há Barreiras
  • 1996 Jeová Jire
  • 1996 Jesus É Rei
  • 1995 Oh Carol!
  • 1995 Não Vou Deixar de Amar (I Can't Stop Loving You)
  • 1995 Coisas Do Meu Coração (For All We Know)
  • 1995 Feelings
  • 1995 The Summer Is Magic
  • 1995 Baby Não Dá (Lady Don't Cry)
  • 1995 Tempos de Prazer (Sweet Dreams)
  • 1994 Arte Final
  • 1994 La Salsa
  • 1994 Sha, Na, Na
  • 1993 Não Há Sede Que Resista
  • 1993 Voulez Fouche [Frisson]
  • 1993 Vem Me Ver
  • 1993 Porompompero
  • 1992 Soy La Mujer
  • 1991 Luar de Amor
  • 1991 Tô Que Tô
  • 1991 Siboney (Siboney)
  • 1991 Bailarina (The Boxer)
  • 1990 Xamegando
  • 1990 Cheiro & Chamego
  • 1989 Shaking My Body
  • 1989 Diamante Mujer
  • 1989 Give It Up In Vain
  • 1989 Pillow Talk
  • 1988 Colombiar
  • 1988 Monster Party
  • 1988 Those Were The Days
  • 1988 Gypsy (Czardas)
  • 1987 Comment Ça Va
  • 1987 I Was Born To Love You
  • 1987 Do You Like Boom Boom?
  • 1987 Love is Love
  • 1987 Do Bidu Dam Dam
  • 1987 Sueño Tropical
  • 1987 Je T'aime Moi Non Plus
  • 1987 Latino Americana (Soy Fuego)
  • 1985 Wild Tiger
  • 1985 Body Baby
  • 1985 Teach Me A Tiger
  • 1985 Le Bal Masque
  • 1985 Hula Hula Ba Ba Yê
  • 1983 Melô do Xique Xique
  • 1984 Bate Bate Coração
  • 1983 Veneno
  • 1983 Coochie-Coochie
  • 1983 Aerobic (Ginástica)
  • 1983 Ela Tem Raça, Charme, Talento e Gostosura
  • 1983 Chá Chá Chá Boom Boom
  • 1983 Baby
  • 1983 Give Me Your Love
  • 1983 Melô do Pata Pata (Aie So Mama Ie Pata Pata)
  • 1982 Allah-la-ô My Love
  • 1982 Bumbum No Chão
  • 1982 Gretchen E Os Três Patinhos (EP)
  • 1982 Disco Show Medley
  • 1982 It's All Right
  • 1982 Y Te Amare
  • 1982 My Man of Love
  • 1982 Mambo Mambo Mambo
  • 1982 Melô do Piripipi (Je Suis La Femme)
  • 1981 Climax In The Space
  • 1981 Carmem Miranda
  • 1981 Do You Wanna Love?
  • 1981 Quiero Ser Libre
  • 1981 You And Me
  • 1981 Give Me Love
  • 1981 Conga Conga Conga
  • 1979 Outra Vez Mulher
  • 1979 My Name is Gretchen (Sex Star)
  • 1979 Lock'n Roller
  • 1979 I Love You Je T'aime
  • 1979 Boggie Boggie
  • 1979 1,2,3 (One Two Three)
  • 1979 Me Gusta El Cha-Cha-Cha
  • 1979 Freak Le Boom Boom
  • 1978 Dance With Me

Soundtrack[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • 1990 A Rot a do Brilho[1]
  • 1984 Pirlimpimpim 2 (TV)[1]
  • 1982 Aluga-se Moças[1]
  • 1979 Vamos Cantar Disco Baby[1]

References[edit]

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