Daniela Mercury

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About Daniela Mercury Daniela Mercuri de Almeida Póvoas better known as Daniela Mercury (born on July 28, 1965 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil) is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian axé, samba-reggae and MPB singer, songwriter and record producer. Since her breakthrough, Mercury has become one of the best known Brazilian female singers, selling over 10 million albums in her home country and almost 20 million albums worldwide. She is also the Brazilian female performer with most #1 hits in the country, with 14.Daniela Mercuri de Almeida was born on July 28, 1965, in Salvador, Bahia. Her mother is Liliana Mercuri, a social worker of Italian ancestry, and her father is António Fernando de Abreu Ferreira de Almeida, a Portuguese industrial mechanic. Mercury spent her childhood in a house in the Brotas neighborhood with her four siblings: Tom, Cristiana, Vânia (who would also become a singer) and Marcos. When Mercury was eight years old, she began dance lessons (classic ballet, African dances and jazz). At thirteen, she decided to become a singer (apparently influenced by the work of Elis Regina), and at sixteen, she started to sing in trio elétricos. Two years later, she entered the Federal University of Bahia's School of Dance. Mercury married electronic engineer Zalther Portela Laborda Póvoas in 1984, when she was nineteen years old. One year later, in September 3, 1985, Mercury gave birth to her first child, Gabriel (who is now a singer and songwriter). One year later, she gave birth to a girl named Giovanna (who is now a dancer in Mercury's band). In 1996, Mercury and Póvoas divorced.

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Rank Name Total
45. Wanessa Camargo 103
46. Nelson Ned 100
47. Martinho da Vila 100
48. Altemar Dutra 100
49. Daniela Mercury 100
50. Ana Carolina Souza 69
51. Arnaldo Antunes 53
52. Vinícius de Moraes 45
53. Rita Lee 41

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562. Paktofonika 104
563. Wanessa Camargo 103
564. Paula Seling 103
565. Nelson Ned 100
566. Daniela Mercury 100
567. Altemar Dutra 100
568. Martinho da Vila 100
569. Axelle Red 100
570. Papa Roach 100

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