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Artist
Skank
   
Number of songs: 16 | Total weeks on charts: 204
Appearing in a total number of: 20 charts | Total period running: 1207 days
Biography

Skank is a Brazilian rock/reggae band, begun in 1991, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. As of 2004, they had sold approximately 5,200,000 copies of their albums. Initially intending to mix dancehall with traditional Brazilian styles, later the band changed its sonority to music closer to Britpop and local movement Clube da Esquina. 

In 1983, Samuel Rosa (guitars, vocals) and Henrique Portugal (keyboards) started to play in a reggae band called "Pouso Alto", along with Dinho Mourão (drums) and his brother Alexandre (bass). In 1991, Pouso Alto arranged for a performance in São Paulo, but due to the Mourão brothers not being in Belo Horizonte, bassist Lelo Zaneti and drummer Haroldo Ferretti were called for the gig. The band premiered on June 5, 1991, and due to the performance competing with the Campeonato Paulista final match, the audience was 37 people. After the show, the group changed its name to Skank, inspired by Bob Marley's song "Easy skanking", and began to perform regularly at "Mister Beef" churrascaria in Belo Horizonte. 

Members: 
Samuel Rosa - vocals and guitar 
Lelo Zaneti - bass, backing vocals 
Henrique Portugal - keyboard, backing vocals 
Haroldo Ferretti - drums 

Discography: 
Skank (1993, 250,000 copies sold) 
Calango (1994, 1,250,000 copies sold) 
O Samba Poconé (1996, 1,800,000 copies sold) 
Siderado (1998, 750,000 copies sold) 
Maquinarama (2000, 275,000 copies sold) 
MTV Ao Vivo (2001, 600,000 copies sold) 
Cosmotron (2003, 400,000 copies sold) 
Radiola (2004, 240,000 copies sold) 
Carrossel (2006, 200,000 copies sold) 
Estandarte (2008, 70,000 copies sold) 
Multishow Ao Vivo (2010, 150,000 copies sold) 
Velocia (2014)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia




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