Saturday, May 29, 2010
As a teenager, started to sing and play violin at gymkhanas, festivals and at presentations of the school where she studied. Ivete Sangalo's debut show happened in Ondina Neighborhood, Salvador, in August 1992. With that show she won the Dorival Caymmi trophy, the Grammy of Bahia music. The solo singer was once part of a group called Banda Eva, and with them she recorded six CDs and sold over four million copies. She's received 14 nominations for Latin Grammy Awards alongside her career.
Beginnings, Banda Eva and early solo career
Ivete Sangalo was born in Juazeiro, Bahia, where she spent her whole childhood. She is of Spanish ancestry on her fathers side. She started her singing career in events at school and then started singing at bars. Soon, she started to receive some attention and signed with Sony Music. In 1993, Sony decided to reform the Axé group Banda Eva and she was chosen as the lead singer. Her live album with the band, Banda Eva Ao Vivo, was their best-selling album, selling over a million copies. In 1997 she decided to start a solo career and in 1999 she released her first self-titled album. With lots of upbeat Bahian rhythms and axé, the album received gold and platinum certification. The following year she released another album, Beat Beleza, which also achieved platinum status.
In 2000 she released the album Festa (Party), whose title track was another major success. The single was very popular and the album got platinum certification. "Festa" was her biggest hit single up to that point and the video also received huge airplay. "Festa" ended up being the most popular song of 2001 in Brazil. Its music video featured over 20 cameo appearances by Brazilian celebrities. In 2002, she released the album Se Eu Não te Amasse Tanto Assim (If I Didn't Love You So Much), titled after her big hit that reached the first position in the singles chart. The album, which features a duet with American singer Brian McKnight, didn't sell as much as her previous albums, but was still a hit. Following Se Eu Não te Amasse Tanto Assim, she released Clube Carnavalesco Inocentes Em Progresso in 2003. It was the lowest-selling solo album of her career but it still managed to receive gold certification.
Career consolidation: 2003 - 2008
Sangalo in 2005.
MTV Ao Vivo Ivete Sangalo (MTV Live: Ivete Sangalo) (2004), was a live album and included her biggest hits, lots of them never released on an album before, and some Banda Eva hits. The album earned huge sales, most of them because of the single "Sorte Grande", which was renamed "Poeira" by the public and became a big hit in parties and on the radio and also on soccer stadiums (where it was used to cheer the soccer teams). The song received heavy airplay in Brazil. The album received diamond certification and was the second best-selling album of 2004. The DVD, which included the concert held at the Fonte Nova stadium, was certified 3x Diamond, sold over 600,000 copies, and is the best-selling musical DVD in Brazil of all time (and the best-selling musical DVD in the world in the second half of 2005).
Her 2005 album, As Supernovas, received triple platinum certification shortly after its release. The album was less upbeat than the others and included some songs with a 70s touch, with the big influence of Brazilian singer Ed Motta. She also included the hit "Soy Loco por ti America", a Gilberto Gil song. Ivete's cover would become the theme song of Rede Globo's soap opera América and thanks to the tie-in, the song became very popular. "Quando a Chuva Passar" was notable for being nominated at the Latin Grammy Awards, an uncommon feature for a non-Spanish speaking singer. As Supernovas also received diamond certification which consolidated her as the biggest female solo singer in Brazil.
Due to her remarkable appearances on TV, Rede Globo, the biggest Brazilian TV station, released her own TV show, Estação Globo, which aires about six episodes every year.
On December 16, 2006, she performed in the biggest stadium in South America, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, where Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Kiss, Police, Rush, RBD, and Madonna also performed. She was the first Brazilian act to perform in this stadium since pop phenomenon Sandy & Junior in 2002. The concert was released as a DVD in May 2007. While her last live DVD was an MTV Ao Vivo, this new one was from the Multishow Ao Vivo brand.
Her biggest career hits were "Sorte Grande" (which was renamed "Poeira" and was sung by crowds at soccer games) and "Festa". "Festa" was her biggest single in airplay both on the radio and on music TV channels while "Sorte Grande" was one of the reasons her MTV Ao Vivo album was such a huge hit, being currently her most well-known song. "Quando a Chuva Passar" was also very popular. The single "Berimbau Metalizado" was the first one in Brazil to receive gold certification for 50,000 digital downloads in 2007.
Currently, she's Brazil's most popular female singer based on her CD and DVD sales (although Ana Carolina came close in popularity in 2006). Ivete has sold more than 7,000,000 CDs copies and more than 1,500,000 DVDs copies. It's estimated that she has a patrimony of R$400,000,000 ($225,000,000). She is one of the richest Brazilian entertainers at the time, having several parallel business, including her own production company, "Caco de Telha", and lucrative commercial deals.
She is also one of the highest-paid concert acts. According to O Globo, Ivete asks for R$240,000 ($120,000 per concert) and a percentage of tickets sale, which makes her final paycheck R$350,000 ($275,000), the second highest-paid acts in Brazil. (Roberto Carlos is the most expensive, asking R$700,000 per concert). For special concerts, like the Omo free concert at Copacabana Beach and New Year's Eve concerts, the price may reach R$2 million ($1 million dollars).
Her parallel business, like her performances at her "blocos" on Salvador carnival and other performances at trio elétrico in off-season carnivals, are also very lucrative, as well as her commercial deals with companies like Avon, Grendene, Panasonic, Garnier, Danone, Arisco, Bradesco, Nova Schin beer, among others.
Thanks to Ivete, her record company, Universal, went back to the #1 most lucrative record company in Brazil, after losing the spot to Sony BMG. Her Ao Vivo no Maracanã DVD sold 555,000 copies making the best-selling musical DVD of the year in Brazil and the best-selling musical DVD overall in 2007 for Universal Records, including international acts. In October 2008, she released a children's album with Saulo Fernandes, lead-singer of Banda Eva.
2009 - present: Pode Entrar, motherhood, new live DVD
In June 2009, the singer released her tenth studio album, Pode Entrar, recorded in a studio set up at her home, in Salvador. The project had Ivete in a more intimate way, entertaining friends at his house, artists for duets and musical partnerships also acclaimed and unprecedented. It was also released as DVD and includes guest stars such as Maria Bethânia, Carlinhos Brown, Lulu Santos and Marcelo Camelo. The album includes the huge summer hits Cadê Dalila, elected the "song of the Salvador carnival" in 2009, and Na Base do Beijo, which had heavy airplay in the beginning of 2010. Both of them peaked #1 in the Brazilian charts. There's also Agora Eu Já Sei, a smash romantic hit that charted #2 on 2009 Winter. This album received three nominations for the 2009 Latin Grammy Awards.
On September 8, 2009, it was confirmed that Sangalo would be opening R&B singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles' concerts of her I Am... Tour in Brazil, in the cities of São Paulo and Salvador, Bahia.These shows took place in February, 2010.
Her first child, a boy named Marcelo, was born on October 2, 2009, in Salvador. His first public appearance was on May 16, 2010, when the press was able to take photos of Marcelo with his mother after his baptism in Salvador, which gathered many celebrities.
On November 17, 2009, she released a clothing collection through a deal with Lojas Riachuelo, the third biggest retail stores in Brazil.
In early 2010, she was the winner of the "Music" category of Shorty Awards for the best Twitter users.
In April 2010, a new DVD , "Ivete Sangalo Duetos" ("Ivete Sangalo duets", in English), was released, with a total of 19 performances with other artists, all of them previously released in her own discography or in the discography of the other artists with whom she sings. This DVD include performances with Alejandro Sanz, Alexandre Pires, Roberto Carlos, Gilberto Gil, Jorge Ben Jor, Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano, among other artists, and managed to peak #1 on Brazilian charts by the second week of May, 2010.
She was invited by TAM Airlines, which is now one of her sponsors, to perform on a private show to commemorate the entry of the airline in the Star Alliance. This pocket show took place beneath the Pão de Açúcar, in Rio de Janeiro, on May 13, 2010, and was broadcast by Terra Networks.
In Portugal, she was the only artist to perform at the four editions of Rock in Rio festival held in Lisbon. Her debut in the country in the 2004 edition of the festival charmed the Portuguese people and made her famous there. In the 2010 edition, she was one of the most awaited attractions of the opening night on May 21, and performed to an audience of more than 80 thousand people.
Ivete Sangalo will perform at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, where she will record her third live DVD on September 4, 2010. The singer will also perform at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on August 28, at the DCU Center in Worcester on September 1 and at the Brazilian Day party in Toronto on September 6.
Performance of Ivete Sangalo in Brazilian Oktoberfest - crowded.
Band Eva (1993-1998)
Year Album Sales
1993 Banda Eva 150 thousand (Gold)
1994 Pra Abalar 150 thousand (Gold)
1995 Hora H 200 thousand (Gold)
1996 Beleza Rara 450 thousand (Gold)
1997 Banda Eva Ao Vivo 1.2 million (Diamond)
1998 Eva, Você e Eu 700 thousand (2x Platium)
Total 2.8 millions
Year Single Album
1993 "Adeus Bye Bye" Banda Eva
1994 "Flores (Sonho Épico)" Pra Abalar
1995 "Me Abraça" Hora H
1996 "Beleza Rara" Beleza Rara
1997 "Eva" Banda Eva Ao Vivo
"Vem, Meu Amor"
"Carro Velho" Eva, Você e Eu
Solo career (1999 - Present)
Year Album Sales
1999 Ivete Sangalo 250 thousand (2x Platium)
2000 Beat Beleza 400 thousand (Gold)
2001 Festa 800 thousand (Platium)
2003 Clube Carnavalesco Inocentes em Progresso 500 thousand (Gold)
2004 MTV Ao Vivo - Ivete Sangalo 2.5 millions (Diamond)
2005 As Super Novas 1.2 million (Diamond)
2007 Multishow Ao Vivo - Ivete No Maracanã 1.5 million (4x Platium)
2008 A Casa Amarela -
2009 Multishow Registro - Pode Entrar 200 thousand -
Total 5.6 millions
Year Single Album
1999 "Canibal" Ivete Sangalo
"Se Eu não Te Amasse tanto Assim"
"Tá Tudo Bem"
2000 "Tô Na Rua"
"Pererê" Beat Beleza
"A Lua Q Eu Te Dei"
2001 "Bug, Bug, Bye, Bye"
2002 "Festa" Festa
"Back at One" (feat. Brian McKnight)
"Sorte Grande]" Clube Carnavalesco Inocentes Em Progresso
"Somente Eu e Você"
"Você e Eu, Eu e Você"
2004 "Flor do Reggae" MTV Ao Vivo - Ivete Sangalo
"Céu da Boca" (feat. Gilberto Gil)
2005 "Só Pra me Ver"
"Soy Loco Por Ti América" As Super Novas
2006 "A Galera"
"Chorando Se Foi"
"Quando a Chuva Passar"
"Berimbau Metalizado" Multishow ao Vivo: Ivete no Maracanã
"Não Precisa Mudar" (feat. Saulo Fernandes)
2008 "Não Me Faça Esperar" Song release only
"Corazón Partío" (feat. Alejandro Sanz) Multishow ao Vivo: Ivete no Maracanã
"Dengo de Amor"
2009 "Cadê Dalila" Pode Entrar
"Agora Eu Já Sei"
"Quanto Ao Tempo" (feat. Carlinhos Brown)
"Na Base do Beijo"
2010 "Lobo Mau" Song release only
"Meu Segredo" Pode Entrar
Year Single Album
2005 "Não Me Conte Seus Problemas" (feat. Saulo Fernandes) Banda Eva 25 Anos Ao Vivo
"Se Eu Não Te Amasse Tanto Assim" (feat. Roberto Carlos) Roberto Carlos - Duetos
2007 "Amor Que Fica" (feat. Zezé di Camargo & Luciano) Amazônia, de Galvez a Chico Mendes: Soundtrack
2008 "Além Mar" (feat. Asa de Águia) Asa de Águia 20 Anos
"Bota pra Ferver" (feat. Asa de Águia)
"Estrela Cadente" (feat. Alexandre Pires) Em Casa
2009 "E Agora Nós?" (feat. Sorriso Maroto) Sinais
2010 "Flor do Reggae" (feat. Maísa) Tudo Que Me Vem Na Cabeça
Other charted songs
Year Single Album
2001 "Narizinho" Festa
2008 "Não Quero Dinheiro" Multishow ao Vivo: Ivete no Maracanã
"Bicho" (feat. Saulo Fernandes) Veveta e Saulinho - A Casa Amarela
"Funk do Xixi"
2009 "A Casa Amarela" (feat. Saulo Fernandes)
"Sintonia e Desejo" (feat. Aviões do Forró) Pode Entrar
"Teus Olhos" (feat. Marcelo Camelo)
Colorama (Nail Polish)
Year Film Role Notes
1998 Simão, o Fantasma Trapalhão Estrela
2006 Xuxa Gêmeas Alice
2009–2010 Ivete Stellar e a Pedra da Luz Voz (Ivete Stellar)
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Planeta Xuxa Host
2000 Brava Gente Rosália Guest appearance
2005 Estação Globo Host 2005–present
2007 Paraíso Tropical Herself