Rafael Barreto (singer)

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Rafael Barreto
Birth nameRafael Rodrigues Barreto
Born (1985-10-21) October 21, 1985 (age 34)
OriginSalvador, Bahia, Brazil
GenresPop Music
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter
Years active2008–present
LabelsSony Music Entertainment

Rafael Rodrigues Barreto (born October 21, 1985),[1] best known as Rafael Barreto, is a Brazilian pop singer and songwriter. He rose to fame after winning the third season of the reality television show Ídolos Brazil.[2]


Rafael Barreto was born on October 21, 1985 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He has been singing since age 13 and began composing at 16.[3]

Barreto became motherless in 2006, his father left home and gave no further news. Then, he had a brain aneurysm at the end of 2007 and receive a full support from his brother, Edu Barreto and his girlfriend Deya.[1]

Rafael's musical inspirations include Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, LS Jack, Skank, Ana Carolina, Jota Quest, Djavan and Lulu Santos.[4][5]

Ídolos Brazil[edit]


Barreto auditioned for the third season of Ídolos Brazil in Salvador, Bahia.


Week # Theme Song Choice Original Artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Quando Chove" Patricia Marx N/A Advanced
Theater First Solo Você Chegou LS Jack N/A Advanced
Top 30 Semi-Final/Group 2 "Uma Carta" LS Jack 9 Advanced
Top 10 My Idol "Pra Rua Me Levar" Ana Carolina 6 Safe
Top 9 Female Singers "Nada Por Mim" Leila Pinheiro 8 Safe
Top 8 Love Songs "Anjo" Roupa Nova 4 Safe
Top 7 Country Pop "Como Um Anjo" César Menotti & Fabiano 7 Bottom 2
Top 6 Samba "Tarde em Itapuã" Vinicius de Moraes / Toquinho 5 Safe
Top 5 Birth Year Songs "Olhar 43" RPM 5 Safe
"Dona" Roupa Nova 10
Top 4 Roberto Carlos &
Elis Regina
"É Preciso Saber Viver" Roberto Carlos 2 Safe
"Romaria" Elis Regina 6
Top 3 Jovem Pan
Number 1 Hits
"O Sol" Jota Quest 2 Safe
"Tem Que Ser Você" Victor & Leo 5
"Por Mais Que Eu Tente" Marjorie Estiano 8
Top 2 Winner's Single #1 "Ficou No Ar" Rafael Barreto 2 Winner
Contestant's Choice "You'll Be in My Heart" Phil Collins / Ed Motta 4
Winner's Single #2 "Não Vou Duvidar" Rafael Barreto 6


Barreto signed a recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment, managed by Rede Record in December 2008.[4]

Pensando em Você[edit]

Studio recording sessions for the eponymous major label debut Rafael Barreto ran in São Paulo, São Paulo early 2009. Rafael Barreto: Pensando em Você was released on June 2009 in Brazil, with the song "Pensando em Você" (English: Thinking of You) as first single.[4]

In a break with Ídolos tradition, Barreto's Ídolos "coronation song", "Não Vou Duvidar" (English: I Don't Doubt), despite being included on his major-label debut, wasn't released as a single, becoming the first Ídolos winner album to do so.[4]

Music Video[edit]

Filming of Rafael Barreto's first music video started between May to June 2009 in São Paulo, São Paulo. The video premiered on June 26, 2009.[6]

Preceded by
Ídolos winner's singles
Pensando em Você (2008)
Succeeded by
Nova Paixão


  • Rafael Barreto: Pensando em Você (2009)


  1. ^ a b "Rafael Barreto: Ele é o nosso ídolo!" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  2. ^ "Rafael Barreto vence o reality show "Ídolos"" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  3. ^ "Rafael Barreto: Descubra o que é que o baiano tem" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  4. ^ a b c d "Rafael Barreto: 'A batalha começa agora'" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  5. ^ "Rafael Barreto, vencedor do Ídolos 2008, fala sobre seu CD de estreia" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2000-07-14. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Rafael Barreto, ganhador do Ídolos, lança primeiro vídeoclipe" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2009-06-25.

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Preceded by
Thaeme Mariôto
Ídolos Brazil winner
Succeeded by
Saulo Roston