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|Olga De Souza|
|Birth name||Olga Maria de Souza|
16 July 1968|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Olga Souza (born Olga Maria de Souza; 16 July 1968, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian singer, model and dancer. She is best known as the front woman the Italian music project, Corona, produced by Checco "LEE MARROW" Bontempi.
Souza was born on 16 July 1968 in Vigário Geral, Rio de Janeiro city, into a musical family. Her father was a musician and her mother was a cook. Olga worked in a bank for a few years before deciding to travel around the world. She finally arrived in Italy, then created her stage name Corona.
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Corona released their first single, "The Rhythm of the Night" in 1993, which remained at #1 in the Italian charts for 13 weeks. An album of the same name was released in Europe and topped the charts in several countries, gaining a platinum disc after selling more than 1 million copies. The group began its first world tour, and the album was released in the United States.
Corona’s second album Walking On Music, was released in 1998. In 2000, a third album, And Me U, was released. Corona participated as a guest in a concert named Angel Live, dedicated to John Paul II in 2006. Souza returned to America in 2007, where she continued her tour with the band. More recently, Corona released its fourth album named Y Generation, on POP Records.
In 1996, Souza debuted as a host, on the Italian television singing competititon, Festivalbar. She was a successful TV performer and was later invited to host a show named “Dance Machine” in France. Since May 2014, she has appeared as a contestant on the game show "Hora do Faro" aired on Brazilian TV channel Rede Record.
- De Angelis, Matteo (30 April 2009). "Torna il ritmo di Corona, la regina degli anni '90 "La dance? ora piace anche ai più giovani"". il Resto del Carlino (in Italian). Retrieved 10 June 2010.