Marisa Monte

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Marisa Monte
Marisa Monte live in 2012.
Marisa Monte live in 2012.
Background information
Birth nameMarisa de Azevedo Monte
Born (1967-07-01) 1 July 1967 (age 54)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
GenresMúsica popular brasileira
InstrumentsSinging, guitar, cavaquinho, ukulele
Associated actsTribalistas

Marisa de Azevedo Monte (Brazilian Portuguese: /maˈɾizɐ dʒi azeˈvedu ˈmõtʃi/) (born 1 July 1967) is a Brazilian singer, composer, instrumentalist, and producer of Brazilian popular music and samba. As of 2011, she had sold 10 million albums worldwide[1] and has won numerous national and international awards, including four Latin Grammys, seven Brazilian MTV Video Music Awards, nine Multishow de Música Brasileira awards, 5 APCAs, and six Prêmio TIM de Música. Marisa is considered by Rolling Stone Brasil to be the second greatest singer, behind only Elis Regina. She also has two albums (MM and Verde, Anil, Amarelo, Cor-de-Rosa e Carvão) on the list of the 100 best albums of Brazilian music.

Biography[edit]

Monte was born in Rio de Janeiro, daughter of the engineer Carlos Saboia Monte and Sylvia Marques de Azevedo Monte. On her father's side, she is descended from the Saboias, one of the oldest Italian families in Brazil. She studied singing, piano, and drums as a child, and began studying opera singing at 14.

After failing to break through into 1980s Brazilian pop rock she went into semi-exile in Italy, where she met the famous producer Nelson Motta. Thereafter she became a hybrid of MPB diva and pop rock performer. While most of her music is in the style of modern MPB, she has also recorded traditional samba and folk tunes, largely in collaboration with such musicians and songwriters as Carlinhos Brown, Arnaldo Antunes, and Nando Reis and producer Arto Lindsay. She has also collaborated with the New York pop music vanguard, including Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Marc Ribot, Bernie Worrell and Philip Glass.[2]

Career[edit]

Monte owns the rights to all of her songs; it was her chief demand for renewing her contract with EMI Music.[3]

She also released her single "Não é Proibido", which was also used in the soundtrack of a video game by EA Sports, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.[4]

Discography[edit]

Marisa Monte
Album title Album details Peak chart positions
BRA FRA ITA POR SUI
Mais
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, LP
1
Verde, anil, amarelo, cor de rosa e carvão
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, LP
1
Barulhinho Bom
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
1
Memórias, Crônicas, e Declaracões de Amor
  • Released: 9 May 2000
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
1
Tribalistas (with Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes)
  • Released: 22 November 2002
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
1 39 2 1 90
Infinito Particular
  • Released: 10 March 2006
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
1 7
Universo ao Meu Redor
  • Released: 10 March 2006
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
2 161 9
O Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade
  • Released: 31 October 2011
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, download digital
2 8
Tribalistas (with Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes)
  • Released: 25 August 2017
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, download digital
1 67 30 2
Portas

Live albums[edit]

Album title Album details Peak chart positions
BRA POR
MM
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, LP
1
Verdade Uma Ilusão 1 18

Compilation albums[edit]

Album title Album details Peak chart positions
BRA POR
Coleção
  • Released: 29 April 2016
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, download digital
1 10

Video albums[edit]

Album title Album details Peak chart positions
BRA POR
MM Ao Vivo
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: VHS, DVD
1
Mais
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: VHS, DVD
1
Barulhinho Bom - Uma Viagem Musical
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: VHS, DVD
1
Memórias, Crônicas, e Declaracões de Amor
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: VHS, DVD
1
Tribalistas (with Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes)
  • Released: 22 November 2002
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: VHS, DVD
1 29
Infinito ao Meu Redor
  • Released: 7 November 2008
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: DVD
1
Verdade, Uma Ilusão 2

DVD[edit]

  • Memórias, Crônicas, e Declaracões de Amor (2001)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Felitti, Chico (30 October 2011). "Silencinho Bom". Serafina/Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). p. 56. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ Rohter, Larry (14 November 2006). "Marisa Monte - Music - Report". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ Musitec Archived 15 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Arts, Electronic (6 April 2010). "EA's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Music Soundtrack Sets The Stage For Football Glory". Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  5. ^ Particulars of DVD release of Memórias, Crônicas, e Declaracões de Amor; marisamonte.com; retrieved 23 April 2017.

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