Leandro Lopes

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Leandro Lopes
Birth name Leandro Lopes Luis
Born (1984-01-24) January 24, 1984 (age 33)
Origin Santíssimo, Rio de Janeiro
Genres Pop Music, Axé Music
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2006–present
Labels Sony BMG
(2006–2007)
Universal Music Group
(2008–present)
Associated acts Rapazolla

Leandro Lopes Luiz (born January 24, 1984),[1] best known as Leandro Lopes, is a Brazilian pop rock and axé music singer and songwriter.

He rose to fame after winning the first season of the reality television show Ídolos Brazil.[2]

Biography[edit]

Leandro Lopes was born on January 24, 1984 in Santíssimo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Adopted at age 15, he played drums in a pop rock band. At 16, he segued to a frontman role and joined a pop rock and heavy metal band. He then began performing at night, partying with his best friend of 13 years.[3][4]

His repertoire includes the musical inspiration from artists such as Zé Ramalho and Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden.[3][4]

Ídolos Brazil[edit]

Overview[edit]

Lopes auditioned for the first season of Ídolos Brazil on Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.

Performances[edit]

Week # Theme Song Choice Original Artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Tempos Modernos" Lulu Santos N/A Advanced
Theater First Solo "A Sombra Da Maldade" Cidade Negra N/A Advanced
Top 30 Semi-Final/Group 3 "Noite Do Prazer" Cláudio Zoli 10 Advanced
Top 10 My Idol "Paraíso" Cláudio Zoli 6 Safe
Top 9 Male Singers "Último Romântico" Lulu Santos 8 Safe
Top 8 Female Singers "Lanterna dos Afogados" Cássia Eller 1 Safe
Top 7 Birth Year Songs "Frisson" Tunai 4 Safe
Top 6 Jovem Pan Hits "Do Seu Lado" Jota Quest 6 Safe
Top 5 Jovem Guarda "O Bom" Eduardo Araújo 3 Safe
"Vem Me Ajudar" The Fevers 8
Top 4 Brazil Regional "Eva" Radio Taxi 3 Safe
"Admirável Gado Novo" Zé Ramalho 7
Top 3 Contestant's Choice "As Sete Vampiras" Léo Jaime 2 Safe
"Eu Me Rendo" Fábio Júnior 5
Top 2 Winner's Single "Deixo A Voz Me Levar" Leandro Lopes 2 Winner
Challenging Songs "Queixa" Caetano Veloso 4
Judge's Choice "Quero Te Encontrar" Kid Abelha 6
Best of the Season "Paraíso" Cláudio Zoli 8
Celebrity Duet "Admirável Gado Novo"
with Zé Ramalho
Zé Ramalho 10

Career[edit]

Lopes signed a recording contract with Sony BMG, managed by SBT in July 2006, as part of his Ídolos Brazil prize package.[2]

Por Você[edit]

Studio recording sessions for the eponymous major label debut Leandro Lopes ran in São Paulo, São Paulo, started in August 2006 and finished in September in the same year.

Leandro Lopes: Por Você was released on October 6, 2006 in Brazil, with the song "Deixo A Voz Me Levar" (English: Let The Voice Carry Me) as first single.[5]

First Single Music Video[edit]

Filming of Leandro Lopes' first music video started around September 2006 in São Paulo, São Paulo. The video was directed by Pietro Sargentelli and first premiered on October 13, 2006 on MTV Brasil.[6]

Rapazolla[edit]

During Carnival 2008, Leandro joined the axé music band Rapazolla as a vocalist, where he remains until today.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Album Details Certifications
(sales threshold)
2006 Ídolos Brazil - First Season
  • BRA: N/A
Leandro Lopes: Por Você
  • BRA: 50.000[7]
2008 Rapazolla: Ao Vivo Em Salvador
  • BRA: N/A

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2006 "Deixo A Voz Me Levar" Leandro Lopes: Por Você
"Será?"
2007 "Nosso Amor É Assim"
"Por Você"
2008 "De Bem Com a Vida"[8] Rapazolla: Ao Vivo Em Salvador

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biografia de Leandro Lopes" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Leandro Lopes vence reality show "Ídolos" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2006-07-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Biografia de Leandro Lopes" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Biografia de Leandro Lopes" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Produtos de "Ídolos", Leandro Lopes lança CD e Osnir grava pela Sony" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Clipe de Leandro Lopes estréia na MTV" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2006-10-16. 
  7. ^ a b "Por onde andas? - Vencedores "Ídolos" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  8. ^ "Rapazolla lança CD promocional" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-05-21. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
None
Ídolos Brazil winner
2006
Succeeded by
Thaeme Mariôto