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About Maria Rita
Maria Rita (born September 19, 1977 in São Paulo, Brazil) is the performance name of Maria Rita Mariano, a Brazilian singer. She is the daughter of famed pianist/arranger César Camargo Mariano and the late Brazilian singing legend Elis Regina and sister to Pedro Mariano and music producer João Marcelo Bôscoli. Her namesake is family friend and famed Brazilian rock legend Rita Lee. Maria Rita majored in Latin American studies and communications at New York University, and worked as a journalist at a magazine for adolescents. "Rita" is pronounced "Hee-ta".Maria Rita began singing professionally at the age of 24, although she had wanted to sing since she was 14. Her first CD, Maria Rita, launched her career symbolically, with the first cut on her first album, A Festa (The Party), being written by Milton Nascimento, a Brazilian singer-songwriter whose career was launched by Maria Rita's mother, Elis Regina. The CD went platinum and was a hit worldwide, making her an international star. Her mother's reputation as one of Brazil's greatest female singers has been a major influence in Maria Rita's life although she respectfully avoids the songs identified with her mother; she has said that she was always conscious of being the only daughter of a great singer. Despite having her mother's vocal DNA, she has developed her own jazzy vocal style, with singers like Ella Fitzgerald as her model. She won the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards for Best New Artist in the General Field, Best Song in Portuguese (“A festa”) and her debut album Maria Rita won the Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album award for that year. The world hit that “Segundo” turned out to be, granted her in 2006, two additional Grammys Latinos – Best MPB Album and Best Brazilian Song with “Caminho das Águas” authored by Rodrigo Maranhão – and over 50 shows abroad, with full public and reviews acceptance in the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Irving Plaza (NY), San Francisco Jazz Festival, among others. Maria Rita was nominated for the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music in 2008. On 28th June 2008, Maria Rita performed in London for the first time, with a production by Tuba Productions and JungleDrums Magazine.

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3. Clara Nunes 51142
4. Chico Buarque 42448
5. Roupa Nova 41020
6. Renato Russo 28680
7. Maria Rita 25488
8. Marina Lima 22000
9. Simone 20321
10. Guilherme Arantes 18462
11. Adriana Calcanhotto 16000

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58. Ramy Chemaly 26589
59. P. I. Tchaikovsky 25996
60. Coskun Sabah 25585
61. Ferdi Tayfur 25574
62. Maria Rita 25488
63. Marwan Khoury 24740
64. Sultan Alrashed 24687
65. Mohammad Ramadan 22917
66. Nawal Al Zoghbi 22612

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