Daniela Mercury

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Daniela Mercury

Daniela Mercury at São João do Pelourinho in 2009.
Background information
Birth name Daniela Mercuri de Almeida
Also known as Daniela Mercury
Born July 28, 1965 (1965-07-28) (age 49)
Origin Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Genres Latin pop, Axé, Samba-reggae, MPB
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Labels Estúdio Eldorado
Epic Records
BMG/MTV
Sony Music
EMI
Associated acts Companhia Clic
Website DanielaMercury.art.br

Daniela Mercuri de Almeida (born July 28, 1965), known by her stage name Daniela Mercury, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and record producer. She is one of the best known Brazilian female singers, selling over 20 million albums worldwide.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Mercury was born on July 28, 1965,[2] in Salvador, Bahia.[3] Her mother is Liliana Mercuri, a social worker[4] of Italian descent.[5] Her father is António Fernando de Abreu Ferreira de Almeida, a Portuguese-born[5] industrial mechanic.[4] Her four siblings include Tom, Cristiana, Vânia, and Marcos.[2][5] She attended both the Ana Néri School and the Colégio Baiano.

When Mercury was eight years old, she began taking dance lessons,[5].[6] At age 13, influenced by Elis Regina, she decided to become a singer.[5] She started singing in local bars in 1980.[5] Mercury went to the Universidade Federal da Bahia, where she enrolled in the Dance School in 1984[5]. A year later she married electronic engineer Zalther Póvoas.[7] She has two children in this marriage, Gabriel Almeida Póvoas.[5] and Giovana Almeida Póvoas born in 1985 and 1986 respectively.[5]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Live albums[change | change source]

Compilations albums[change | change source]

  • Swing Tropical - Grandes Êxitos
  • 20 Grandes Êxitos
  • XXI - Vinte um Grandes Êxitos
  • The Very Best Gold
  • O Canto da Cidade - 15 Anos

Concert tours[change | change source]

  • Canibália

Videography[change | change source]

Year Video Album
1991 "Swing da Cor" (featuring Olodum) Daniela Mercury
1992 "O Canto da Cidade" O Canto da Cidade
"O Mais Belo dos Belos"
"Batuque"
1993 "Você Não Entende Nada"
"Só Pra te Mostrar" (featuring Herbert Vianna)
1994 "Música de Rua" Música de Rua
"O Reggae e o Mar"
1997 "Nobre Vagabundo" Feijão com Arroz
"Rapunzel"
"Feijão de Corda"
1998 "Trio Metal" Elétrica - Ao Vivo
2000 "Ilê Pérola Negra" Sol da Liberdade
"Santa Helena"
2001 "Beat Lamento" Sou de Qualquer Lugar
2002 "Mutante"
2003 "Dona da Banca" MTV Ao Vivo - Eletrodoméstico
"Meu Plano"
2004 "Maimbê Dandá" (featuring Carlinhos Brown) Carnaval Eletrônico
2005 "Aeromoça" Clássica
"Sua Estupidez"
"Topo do Mundo" Balé Mulato
"Levada Brasileira"
2006 "Quero a Felicidade" (featuring Jammil e Uma Noites) Balé Mulato - Ao Vivo
"Toneladas de Amor"
2009 "Oyá Por Nós" (featuring Margareth Menezes) Canibália
2010 "É Carnaval" Canibália: Ritmos do Brasil

References[change | change source]

  1. Daniela Mercury on MSN Música
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daniela Mercury biography. Internet Movie Database.
  3. Mercury, Daniela. Daniela Mercury: O Canto da Cidade - 15 Anos opening sequence' [DVD]. Sony BMG.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biography at official website.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Birchmeier, Jason. Daniela Mercury biography. All Music Guide.
  6. Biography. Cravo Albin Dictionary of Brazilian Popular Music.
  7. Botelho, Thaís and Blanes, Simone. "O casamento secreto de Daniela Mercury". Istoé Gente.