Paula Fernandes de Souza (born August 28, 1984, in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and arranger. In a poll organized among readers of VIP magazine in 2011, she was named the 16th "sexiest woman in the world." That same year, she was one of the most accessed on Google Brazil.
Born in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, she lived in a farm with her parents and her younger brother during her childhood. Fernandes started singing when she was eight years old, releasing her self-titled debut album two years later. Her second album, named Ana Rayo, was released in 1995, and was inspired by the A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão telenovela. Fernandes went to college to study Geography in Belo Horizonte when she was 18 years old, singing in pubs during this time. She recorded one of the theme songs of Rede Globo's telenovela América, named "Ave Maria Natureza", and released the album Canções do Vento Sul soon after that.
Fernandes was nominated for the Best Popular Singer Award at Prêmio da Música Brasileira with that album. The song "Jeito do Mato" from her following album, Pássaro de Fogo, was a theme song in the Globo telenovela Paraíso, and her version of Ivete Sangalo's "Quando a Chuva Passar" was the main theme of the telenovela Escrito nas Estrelas. Fernandes released her first DVD in October 2010, and gained further recognition after she participated in two Rede Globo specials: the Roberto Carlos' end of year show, broadcast on December 25, 2010, and Show da Virada, broadcast during New Year's Eve, on December 31, 2010. Her live album, Paula Fernandes - Ao Vivo, released in 2011, was the top seller of that year.
Fernandes became known in the rest of Latin America due to her collaboration on the Juanes song "Hoy Me Voy", released in his 2012 MTV Unplugged album. Her 2013 album Multishow ao Vivo - Um Ser Amor was nominated for the 2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best Sertaneja Music Album, with the title song being nominated in the Best Brazilian Song category. Paula was a singer with another, earlier, famous, group headed by another popular South American, Luciano. She adored his lead guitarist, and they had a fling, during her participation and duets with Luciano that were well-received. Earlier, she sang a Luciano passion song "Saudade Bandida" but was not named the vocalist, or shown in the video. Paula did one album in English, entitled "Dust in the Wind" in the USA western style, see below (EMI). And she did one duet with Nashville stars Shania Twain and one with Taylor Swift.
2005 - Canções do Vento Sul
2007 - Dust in the Wind
2009 - Pássaro de Fogo
2012 - Meus Encantos
2015 - Amanhecer
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
Paula Fernandes in the news
Pablo Alboran, Farruko, Paula Fernandes, Il Volo, Los Tigres Del Norte, Mana, Mariachi Sol De Mexico, Prince Royce, Alejandro Sanz, And Wisin Set To Perform On 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Camila, Paula Fernandes, Jesse & Joy, Victor Manuelle, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, And Dionne Warwick To Perform At The 2015 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Roberto Carlos
New Juanes Single "La Senal" Is Released On March 6, 2012
Sean Kingston Added To The Stellar Lineup For The 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Additional Performers/Presenters For 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Pablo Alboran; Alex, Jorge Y Lena; Intocable; Los Tigres Del Norte With Paulina Rubio; Demi Lovato; Reyli; Taboo; And Wisin Y Yandel Added To The Stellar Lineup For The 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Pablo Alboran, Alex, Jorge Y Lena, Intocable, Los Tigres Del Norte With Paulina Rubio, Demi Lovato, Reyli, Taboo And Wisin Y Yandel Added To The Stellar Lineup For The 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Pepe Aguilar, Ricky Martin, Pitbull W/ Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos W/ Usher And More Added To 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Nominees For The 12th Annual Latin Grammys Announced
Michael Bolton Set To Release A Brand New Album 'Gems: The Duets Collection' In Stores June 21, 2011
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