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Bossa nova vocalist Bebel Gilberto has partnered with such world-famous artists as Kenny G, David Byrne, Amon Tobin, Smoke City, the Thievery Corporation, Towa Tei, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, and João Gilberto. Gilberto has also enjoyed worldwide success as a songwriter with the international hits "Batucada" and "Technova." Gilberto comes from a famous musical family in Brazil. Her father is João Gilberto, her mother is the singer Miúcha, and her uncle (Miúcha's brother) is Chico Buarque de Hollanda. She learned how to sing with Miúcha, and since she was a child, she was already participating in professional musicals like Saltimbancos and Pirlimpimpim. At seven, she experienced her recording debut on her mother's first solo album. Two years later, she performed together with her mother and Stan Getz at Carnegie Hall. In 1983, Gilberto shared an album with the singer Pedrinho Rodrigues (Um Certo Geraldo Pereira, Funarte). Nevertheless, she wisely managed her career, avoiding a hasty debut as a solo singer. She eventually made her solo debut with 1986's Bebel Gilberto, an album whose songs were written through collaborations with Brazilian pop/rock artists like Cazuza, Dé, and others. In 1991, Gilberto moved to New York (where she was born) and began gigging in clubs, performing at Lincoln Center, and working with David Byrne and Arto Lindsay, among others. That same year, she participated (together with Gal Costa, Naná Vasconcelos, and Laurie Anderson) in a tribute to Carmen Miranda, idealized by Arto Lindsay. She began participating in productions that targeted the dance music market with a Brazilian bossa nova flair, even co-writing the worldwide hit "Technova" with Deee-Lite's DJ/producer Towa Tei. She also appeared in singles by the Thievery Corporation ("Só Com Você") and the duo Arling & Cameron ("Sem Contenção"), and had relocated to England by the end of the '90s. In 1998, Gilberto had a duet with João Gilberto in his Carnegie Hall concert. Tanto Tempo arrived in 2000 on Ziriguiboom Records and fared well on the World Music charts, eventually winning two Latin Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Música Popular Brasileira Album in 2001. Its companion, Tanto Tempo Remixes, was also issued that same year, and Gilberto hooked up with producer Marius de Vries for her second album shortly thereafter. The introspective, self-titled effort appeared in mid-2004, followed three years later by Momento, which featured appearances from Brazilian Girls and Orquestra Imperial, and by All in One in 2009. Although Gilberto's husband, Didiê Cunha, was the executive producer and sound engineer for All in One, by the time of the sessions for her Mario Caldato, Jr.-produced 2014 album, Tudo, the pair had divorced, and much of that record's original material was inspired by their split. ~ Alvaro Neder
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  2.   Tanto Tempo
  3.   Aganjú
  4.   Momento
  5.   Samba Da Bencao
  6.   August Day Song
  7.   Lonely
  8.   Bring Back the Love
  9.   Os Novos Yorkinos
  10.   So Nice (Summer Samba)
  11.   Cada Beijo by Thievery Corporation
  12.   Sem Contencio
  13.   Mais Feliz
  14.   Winter
  15.   Tout Est Bleu
  16.   Bananeira
  17.   Um Segundo
  18.   Azul
  19.   Samba E Amor
  20.   Close Your Eyes
  21.   The Real Thing
  22.   Segredo
  23.   Words
  24.   Close to You
  25.   All Around by Telefon Tel Aviv
  26.   Tranquilo
  27.   Cadê Você
  28.   Cada Beijo
  29.   Jabuticaba
  30.   Sem Contenção
  31.   Samba De Orly
  32.   Tom de Voz
  33.   Baby
  34.   Bim Bom
  35.   Every Day You've Been Away
  36.   One Rascal Acapella
  37.   Alguém
  38.   Bob
  39.   Tanto Tempo - Sound-a-Like Cover
  40.   Sem Contenção - Sound-a-Like Cover
  41.   Iracema Voou
  42.   Eu Preciso Dizer Que Te Amo
  43.   Rio
  44.   It's All Over Now
  45.   Inspiração
  46.   Lonely in My Heart
  47.   Areia
  48.   Saudade Vem Correndo
  49.   Tudo
  50.   Harvest Moon
  51.   Nada Não
  52.   Somewhere Else
  53.   Baby by Yam Who?
  54.   Acabou Chorare
  55.   One Rascal Remix
  56.   Sun Is Shining
  57.   Port Antonio
  58.   Nossa Senhora
  59.   Forever
  60.   Far from the Sea
  61.   Ela (On My Way)
  62.   Canção de Amor
  63.   All in One
  64.   Chica Chica Boom Chic
  65.   Caçada
  66.   Next to You
  67.   Céu Distante
  68.   O Caminho
  69.   River Song
  70.   All Around
  71.   Simplesmente
  72.   No Return
  73.   Ugo and Sanz Remix
  74.   Night and Day
  75.   Beauty and the Beast
  76.   Vivo Sonhando
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