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Country: Brazil

About Simone
Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, better known as Simone, is a Brazilian singer and a major performer of Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) who has recorded more than 31 albums.Biography Simone was born on December 25, 1949 in Salvador, Bahia as the seventh daughter in a family of nine children. During her teenage years she was a professional basketball player and moved to São Paulo to become a member of the women's national basketball team. She studied in Santos (São Paulo), majoring in Physical Education. Career Her career begun when a close friend and guitar teacher Elodir Barontini invited her to sing in a pre-schedule dinner with Odeon´s marketing manager. At the end of this meeting, specially scheduled for the performance, came an offer of a contract to record not one but four albums at once. Her eponymous debut album was recorded in October 1972 at low cost and with a few musicians, conducted by José Briamonte. This inaugural edition circulated only for friends, relatives and artists; ten years later it would be re-edited and with a different cover. By the 20 March 1973, Simone was launched for the press in a closed meeting at the Hilton Hotel, in São Paulo; later on she would appear for the first time ever on a Tv program, for Tv Bandeirantes. Followed by another expected show up on Mixturação (director/producer Walter Silva, April, 1973), a Tv Record program where she was one of the promising new talented. Thus success gradually took place. A previous sportswoman who had already met success now turned to the stage, supported by the family's incentive, her father, an opera amateur singer, and her mother, a pianist, from whom she received a great stimulus. Before becoming familiar to the Brazilian audience, she was one of those invited to participate in an international tour in Europe, starting with a presentation at the Olympia, in Paris. This tour was organized by Hermínio Bello de Carvalho , regarded as one of the most important Record producers in Brazil. They performed at Olympia, Madison Square Garden, in New York, Belgium and Canada with great success, originating Brasil Export 73 e Festa Brasil - both produced by Hermínio Bello who would also produce the next two albums, Quatro paredes and Gotas d´água; the latest with Milton Nascimento´s production .

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Brazil Musicians Ranking

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Rank Name Total
5. Roupa Nova 41021
6. Renato Russo 28680
7. Maria Rita 25488
8. Marina Lima 22000
9. Simone 20321
10. Guilherme Arantes 18462
11. Adriana Calcanhotto 16000
12. Luiz Gonzaga 12128
13. Gal Costa 11814

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66. Nawal Al Zoghbi 22612
67. Marina Lima 22000
68. Ebrahim Hamedi 21655
69. AR Rahman 21655
70. Simone 20321
71. Googoosh 20277
72. Najwa Karam 19637
73. Shatha Hassoun 19437
74. Ibrahim Dashti 19436

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