Lexa (singer)

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Lexa
Lexa 3.jpg
Lexa in 2018
Born
Léa Cristina Araújo da Fonseca[1]

(1995-02-22) February 22, 1995 (age 27)
NationalityBrazilian
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
Years active2013–present
Spouse
(m. 2018)
Musical career
Genres
LabelsMaximo

Léa Cristina Lexa Araújo da Fonseca[1] (born February 22, 1995), better known by her stage name Lexa, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and dancer. In September 2015, Lexa released her debut studio album, titled Disponível. Five singles were released from this album.

Biography[edit]

Léa Cristina Araujo da Fonseca, known professionally as Lexa, was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro on February 22, 1995, to music producer Darlin Ferrattry. The stage name "Lexa" was created by adding an 'x' to her birth-name, Léa as a tribute to Brazilian presenter Xuxa Meneghel.[2] She joined the Brazilian carnival at a very young age because her mother had a lot of roles inside Samba schools, what influenced her a lot to start her professional career. She learned to play the tambourine when she was 11 years old, and after this, she started her artistic career. She was the muse of Mocidade drums (a famous Samba School), also the queen of Unidos de Bangu, and now she is the queen of Unidos da Tijuca, as she mentioned in an interview with Vanity Teen Magazine.[3]

Career[edit]

2014–present: Disponível[edit]

Lexa's first single, Posso Ser, was released in December 2014. The song was featured on Brazil Hot 100 Airplay Top 30 singles. The extended play (EP) contains three new tracks in addition to the 2014 single. The same EP was re-released in April 2015 and also included the bonus track "Delete". Later that year Lexa launched a second song,"Parra de Marra" whose music video was released the following month.

Disponível, Lexa's debut album, launched on September 18, 2015, under the Som Livre label. The album consists of thirteen tracks and includes compositions from Naldo Benny, Umberto Tavares, Batutinha and the artist herself. The title track, "Disponível"[4] was released the same month as the first single. On December 12, 2015, Lexa began the Disponível Tour with a debut show in Rio de Janeiro.

Management[edit]

Lexa formerly partnered with Kamilla Fialho, of K2l, in launching her career. The partnership ended, with Lexa choosing to leave the company. A suit was later filed by Fialho concerning the right to use the name "Lexa" after Araújo's departure.[5] The dispute was settled out of court, with both parties reported as satisfied with the outcome. Lexa was reported in May 2016, as having joined the Mallupy Entertainment group, owned by Netto Maluppy and Thiago Basso.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lexa has been dating rapper MC Guimê since December 2015.[6] They became engaged in 2017.

In 2022, Lexa and MC Guimê performed together cosplayed as Maria Bonita and Lampião in the reality singing competition The Masked Singer Brasil.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref.
2015 Meus Prêmios Nick Revelação Musical Lexa Nominated [8]
Prêmio Jovem Brasileiro Cantora Revelação Won [9]
Geração Z Awards Música Nacional "Posso Ser" Nominated
Clipe Nacional Nominated
Revelação Nacional Lexa Nominated
Cantora Nacional Nominated
Radio Music Awards Brasil Revelação Won [10]
Melhor Música Emocional "Pior Que Sinto Falta" Nominated
Melhor Coreografia "Para de Marra" Nominated
Capricho Awards Revelação Nacional Lexa Nominated [11]
2016 Radio Music Awards Brasil Artista do Ano Lexa Nominated [12]
Melhor Coreografia "Se Eu Mandar" – Lexa Nominated
2018 International Golden Panther Music Awards Best Brazilian Artist Lexa Nominated
2019 MTV Millennial Awards Brasil Danceokê "Sapequinha" Nominated [13]
Prêmio Jovem Brasileiro Feat do ano (com Glória) "Provocar” Nominated
Hit do ano "Provocar” Nominated
Prêmio Multishow de Música Brasileira Clipe TVZ do ano "Amor Bandido” Nominated
2020 MTV Millennial Awards Brasil Feat Nacional "Combatchy" Won
Prêmio Jovem Brasileiro Best Singer Lexa Nominated
Hino do Ano "Combatchy" Nominated
Melhor Feat Nominated
"Chama Ela" Nominated
BreakTudo Awards Clipe Nacional Nominated
"Combatchy" Nominated

Discography[edit]

  • Posso Ser (2015)
  • Disponível (2015)
  • Só Depois do Carnaval (2019)

Tours[edit]

Headlining[edit]

Opening act[edit]

Reality and variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2015–2016 Diário da Lexa MTV herself [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lexa ganha na Justiça direito de usar nome artístico na identidade". Ego.
  2. ^ a b "Lexa e Kamilla Fialho fazem acordo milionário e encerram processo". www.msn.com. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Villarroel, Jatniel (September 6, 2021). "Lexa: Women Have Been Working Twice As Hard Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Menswear & New Faces Magazine". www.vanityteen.com. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "Lexa canta sucessos, fala sobre "Big Brother", estudos e mais no "Encontro com Fátima Bernardes"!". purebreak. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lexa e Kamilla Fialho entram em acordo e dão fim a processo na Justiça". Ego (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Lexa publica foto romântica com MC Guime e se declara: "Por mais momentos assim"". purebreak. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Lexa e MC Guimê são Lampião e Maria Bonita, desmascarados na semifinal do 'The Masked Singer Brasil'". Globo.com (in Portuguese). April 17, 2022. Retrieved April 17, 2022.
  8. ^ "Veja os indicados ao MPN 2015". Billboard Br. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "Prêmio Jovem Brasileiro 2015". Loucos por Tabela. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Radio Music Awards Brasil 2015". Radio Music. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "Capricho Awards 2015". Capricho. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "2016".
  13. ^ "Saiba quem são os indicados ao MTV MIAW 2019". MTV Miaw. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  14. ^ MTV. "DIARIO DA LEXA: EPISÓDIO 2".

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