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About Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born June 26, 1942), better known as Gilberto Gil (Portuguese pronunciation: ), is a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political commitment. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.Gil began playing music as a child and was still a teenager when he joined his first band. He started out as a bossa nova musician, eventually writing songs that reflected a new focus on political awareness and social activism. He was a key figure in the Música Popular Brasileira and tropicália movements of the 1960s, alongside artists like longtime collaborator Caetano Veloso. The Brazilian military regime that took power in 1964 saw both Gil and Veloso as a threat, and the two were held for nine months in 1969 before they were told to leave the country. Gil moved to London, but returned to state of Bahia in 1972 and continued his musical career, as well as working as a politician and environmental advocate. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock, Brazilian genres including samba and forró, African music, and reggae.

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Brazil Musicians Ranking

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Rank Name Total
77. Walter Franco 9
78. Cartola 9
79. Ary Barroso 9
80. Carmen Miranda 9
81. Gilberto Gil 9
82. Dorival Caymmi 9
83. Dalva de Oliveira 8
84. Lamartine Babo 8
85. Jorge Aragão 8

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910. Paul McCartney 9
911. Dorival Caymmi 9
912. Carmen Miranda 9
913. Ary Barroso 9
914. Gilberto Gil 9
915. Walter Franco 9
916. Tony Cetinski 9
917. Jelena Tomašević 9
918. Mihai Traistariu 8

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