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Paula Fernandes
Fernandes in 2017
Fernandes in 2017
Background information
Birth namePaula Fernandes de Souza
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 39)
OriginSete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1993–present
LabelsUniversal Music Brazil

Paula Fernandes de Souza[1] (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈpawlɐ feʁˈnɐ̃dʒis]; born August 28, 1984, in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais)[2] is a Brazilian singer-songwriter. She won Latin Grammy Awards for her albums Amanhecer in 2016 and for Origens (Ao Vivo em Sete Lagoas) in 2020.


Fernandes performing in 2022

Fernandes was born in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, where she grew up on a farm with her parents and a younger brother.[1] She went to college to study Geography in Belo Horizonte when she was 18 years old.[3]

Fernandes started singing when she was eight years old, and released a self-titled debut album (Paula Fernandes) in 1993.[4] Her second album, Ana Rayo, was released in 1995, inspired by the telenovela A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão.[4] In 2005, she recorded "Ave Maria Natureza", one of the theme songs of Rede Globo's telenovela América. She released the album Canções do Vento Sul in 2005,[4] for which she was nominated for the Best Popular Singer Award at the Prêmio da Música Brasileira.[3] In 2007, Fernandes released an album in English titled Dust in the Wind, in an American western style.

The song "Jeito de Mato" from her 2009 album, Pássaro de Fogo, was used as a theme song on the telenovela Paraíso, and her version of Ivete Sangalo's "Quando a Chuva Passar" was the main theme of the telenovela Escrito nas Estrelas.[4] Fernandes released her first DVD in October 2010,[4] and gained further recognition after participating in two Rede Globo specials: the Roberto Carlos' end of year show, broadcast on December 25, 2010, and Show da Virada, broadcast on New Year's Eve, 2010.[4] Her live album, Paula Fernandes – Ao Vivo, released in 2011, was the top seller that year. Fernandes became known across Latin America with her collaboration on the song "Hoy Me Voy", which was released on Juanes' 2012 album MTV Unplugged.[5]

Fernandes' 2013 album Multishow ao Vivo – Um Ser Amor was nominated for the 2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best Sertaneja Music Album, with the title song being nominated in the Best Brazilian Song category.[6] Fernandes' album Hora Certa was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2019,[7] and she won a second Latin Grammy award in 2020 for her album Origens (Ao Vivo em Sete Lagoas), which was recorded live in June 2019.[8]

Fernandes has sung a number of duets, and ensembles, with other artists including Michael Bolton, Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano, Shania Twain and Taylor Swift. Fernandes has toured internationally, performing to more than 500,000 people in Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Portugal, United States, Luxembourg, Angola, Cape Verde, Spain, Argentina and Paraguay.[9][10]



Studio albums

Title Details Certifications
Canções do Vento Sul
Gold (ABPD)[11]
Dust in the Wind
  • Released: February 16, 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, digital download
Pássaro de Fogo
  • Released: April 18, 2009
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
3× Platinum (ABPD)[11]
Meus Encantos
  • Released: May 29, 2012
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, digital download
Diamond (ABPD)[11]
  • Released: October 23, 2015
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, digital download
Gold (ABPD)[11]
  • Released: April 7, 2023
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download

Live albums

Title Details Certifications
Paula Fernandes: Ao Vivo
  • Released: January 26, 2011
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
2× Diamond (ABPD)[11]

Platinum (AFP)
Multishow Ao Vivo: Um Ser Amor
  • Released: October 22, 2013
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
Diamond (ABPD)[11]
Amanhecer Ao Vivo
  • Released: September 30, 2016
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
Origens (Ao Vivo em Sete Lagoas)
  • Released: July 26, 2019
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download


Title Details Certifications
Um Ser Amor
  • Released: June 12, 2013
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, digital download
Platinum (ABPD)[11]

Compilation albums

Title Details Certifications
As 20 Melhores
  • Released: April 2, 2013
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: Digital download
Encontros pelo Caminho
Platinum (ABPD)[11]
A Arte de Paula Fernandes
  • Compilation album
  • Released: October 30, 2015
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
Brasil Hot 100 Airplay Brasil Hot Popular Songs
2005 "Meu Eu em Você" Canções do Vento Sul
2009 "Pássaro de Fogo" 36 2 Pássaro de Fogo
"Jeito de Mato" 24 3
2010 "Quando a Chuva Passar" 29 20
2011 "Pra Você" 2 2 Paula Fernandes: Ao Vivo
"Não Precisa" (duet with Victor & Leo) 2 6
"Sensações" 60
2012 "Eu Sem Você" 2 Meus Encantos
"Cuidar Mais de Mim" 13
2013 "Se o Coração Viajar" 16
"Um Ser Amor" 4 Um Ser Amor (EP)
"Não Fui Eu" 3 Multishow Ao Vivo: Um Ser Amor
2014 "Quem É" 14
"You're Still the One" (duet with Shania Twain) 15 Encontros pelo Caminho
2015 "Pegando Lágrimas" (duet with Chitãozinho & Xororó) 17
"Depois" (duet with Victor & Leo) 29
"A Paz Desse Amor" 21 Amanhecer
2016 "Piração" 4
"Depende da Gente" 13
"Olhos de Céu" 88 Amanhecer Ao Vivo
2017 "Traidor" 51 Hora Certa
2018 "Beijo Bom" 32
2019 "Juntos" 26 Origens
2022 "Rebelde" (duet with Moderatto) Rockea Bien Duro
2022 "Tá Tudo Bem" (duet Israel e Rodolffo) 15 11:11
"Bloqueia Meu Zap" 40
"Prioridades" (duet Lauana Prado) 30
2023 "FDP" (duet Tierry) 25
"Tá De Mal Comigo"
"Ciúmes Demais"
As featured artist
2010 "Caminhoneiro" (duet with Dominguinhos) Emoções Sertanejas
2011 "Meu Grito de Amor" (duet with Eduardo Costa) 8 De Pele, Alma e Coração Ao Vivo
"Over the Rainbow" (duet with Michael Bolton) 28 Gems: The Duets Collection
2012 "Long Live" (duet with Taylor Swift) 10 Speak Now World Tour – Live (Brazilian edition)
"Hoy Me Voy" (duet with Juanes) 54 Juanes MTV Unplugged
"Criação Divina" (duet with Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano) 6 20 Anos de Sucesso
2013 "Se Tudo Fosse Fácil" (duet with Michel Teló) 6 Sunset

Awards and nominations


Latin Grammy Award

Year Category Nominated work Result
2011 Best New Artist Paula Fernandes Nominated
Best Sertaneja Music Album Ao Vivo Nominated
2012 Meus Encantos Nominated
2014 Multishow Ao Vivo – Um Ser Amor Nominated
Best Brazilian Song "Um Ser Amor" Nominated
2016 Best Sertaneja Music Album Amanhecer Won
2019 Hora Certa Nominated
2020 Origens (Ao Vivo em Sete Lagoas) Won


  1. ^ a b Ariane Abdallah (March 9, 2011). "O reinado de Paula Fernandes" (in Portuguese). Revista TPM. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Paula Fernandes – Dicionário Cravo Albin de Música Brasileira" (in Portuguese). Dicionário Cravo Albin da Música Popular Brasileira. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Sucesso em trilhas de novelas, Paula Fernandes raised popularity after sharing stage with the well known Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos" (in Portuguese). Correio Braziliense. January 5, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Paula Fernandes" (in Portuguese). Contigo. Archived from the original on May 3, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  5. ^ R7. "Paula Fernandes coloca disco ao vivo no topo da lista de mais vendidos" (in Portuguese). Rede Record. Retrieved March 29, 2011.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Wang, Andrea; Brown, Tracy (September 24, 2014). "Latin Grammys 2014: Complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  7. ^ Cabo, Leila (November 14, 2019). "Latin Grammys 2019 Winners: Complete List". Billboard. MRC. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  8. ^ "Paula Fernandes concorre ao Grammy Latino 2020 com álbum gravado ao vivo em Sete Lagoas".
  9. ^ "www.tudosobresertanejo.com". March 3, 2016. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  10. ^ "Paula Fernandes fará turnê pelos Estados Unidos em fevereiro – Notícias – Contigo!". February 10, 2013. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i Paula Fernandes certifications. ABPD. Accessed July 31, 2012.