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Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira

Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira
Simone Background information Birth name Also known as Born Origin Genre(s) Occupation(s) Years active Label(s) Associated acts Website Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira Cigarra (Cicada, Buzzer) December 25, 1949 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Romantic, MPB, Samba Singer 1973- present Odeon, EMI, Universal Ivan Lins, Chico Buarque, Sueli Costa, Martinho da Vila www.Simone.art.br

Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, better known as Simone, is a Brazilian singer and a major performer of MPB who has recorded more than 31 albums.[1]

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.

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[3] (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[4]. This tour was organized by Hermínio Bello de Carvalho [5], 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 [6].

Success, Shows, Tv festivals
In the late 1970s, in 1977, she reached national recognition singing Jura Secreta, Face a face and O que será. The last, by Chico Buarque featured the soundtrack of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, by Bruno Barreto, which helped to popularize the music; an outstanding year when she also met Chico Buarque at the studio: "O que será opened doors for me and my career". In the following year (from June 16 to September 15, 1978), her name stood by those artists of the Projeto Pixinguinha which aimed to travel around the country with renowned and also new talented singers. An excerpt of the Projeto comments the growing success: In 1977, beyond launching ’Face a

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 [2] 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

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Face’ and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands soundtrack, she was acclaimed in a spectacle at the ’Museu de Arte moderna’. At the ’Teatro Clara Nunes’, directed by Hermínio Bello de Carvalho presented ’Face a Face’. She is improving her performance in each spectacle and is featured now among Brazil’s best singers. She has just recorded ’Cigarra’, singing Gonzaguinha’s ’Petúnia Resedá’, Fagner and Abel Silva (’Sangue e Pudins’), Milton Nascimento and Ronaldo Bastos (’Cigarra’); a prognostic of a career ascension still not outlined. (Excerpt by Funarte.) Along with Belchior young Simone crowded João Caetano theater presenting Seis e meia (25 August, 1977) and was highly acclaimed when singing Gota d´água; Seis e meia marked her first national recognition. Two years later, Pedaços (December 12, 1979, Canecão, Rio de Janeiro), was a definitive landmark and acclaimed by critics and audience. First presented in October, was considered the best show of the year, and in terms of audience, it was only surpassed by annual spectacle of Roberto Carlos. Directed by Flávio Rangel, who included Prá não dizer que não falei das flores (Caminhando) in the repertory, celebrating the first public hearing of this political hymn in her voice. For such was the excellent repercussion amid critics and audience that her interpretation was just not more popular than that of the composer himself, Geraldo Vandré. Simone was the first artist ever to sing ’Caminhando’ after censorship’s lift: When I started to sing at the ’Canecão’, everybody sang together and this was wonderful. ’Caminhando’ is a typical song of the collective unconscious and this is very moving for lots of people. The birth of a social artistic attitude and its excellent response would follow her along the career and would be emphasized by other coming successes, such as: Disputa de Poder and Louvor a Chico Mendes, Maria, Maria, Uma nova mulher, O sal da Terra, Será, Pão e poesia e Isto aqui o qué. At the end of the broadcasted Delírios e delícias (Rede Globo) show she claimed for Diretas Já, the greatest popular demand for democracy and the end of dictatorship in the country’s history. Later, in 1989, along with Marília Pêra and Cláudia Raia, she made public her support to the right-wing candidate and close friend Fernando Collor de Mello. An artist whose shows ended with flowers distributed to the audience was now not only the greatest voice

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for Vandre’s lyrics, she was also, along with many other artists, living each verse of them: Yet they make of a flower their strongest refrain, And believe flowers to defeat guns.

The largest album seller of the Eighties
According to Revista Veja (Brazil’s largest weekly news magazine): Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira was born twice. The first, in 1949, in a low-class Salvador area, in Bahia. The second, in the last February 7, at the ’Morumbi Stadium’, in São Paulo, when she raised a vibrant chorus of 90,000 at the ’Canta Brasil’ spectacle, singing ’Caminhando’. When presentation ended, she was another shining star in the sky. Success assured career’s first golden disc and an eponymous program for Rede Globo, recorded alive at the ’Globo Theater’ (march, 1980). The program, Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, was the first of a series called Grandes Nomes. Still, in this glorious year of 1979, she was present at the Festival de Música Popular Brasileira, interpreting Para Lennon & McCartney (by Márcio and Lô Borges and Fernando Brant). In 1982, the same magazine would stamp Simone, the largest album seller of the decade, on the cover, with a seven pages coverage. Since the 1960s, when Festival de Música Popular Brasileira series were launched (Rede Record), until the 1980s, Brazilian television was marked by the great audience of those broadcasted programs from live music festivals. Mulher 80 (Rede Globo) was one of these remarkable ones; the program exhibited a series of interviews and musicals aimed to discussing women’s role in society with an approach to the national music evolvement and the indisputable predominance of female voices: presenting Elis Regina, Maria Bethania, Fafá de Belém, Marina Lima, Simone, Rita Lee, Joanna, Zezé Motta, Gal Costa and the extra participation of Regina Duarte and Narjara Turetta, from Malu Mulher TV series. On an interview to O Pasquim journal (nº 572, from 13th to 19/06/ 1980), Elis Regina talks about her: Elis, from all of these new talents, is there anyone to look at with attention?: "I Like Simone very much. Potentially, there is a talent to bloom out. She is a beautiful woman, her repertory is very good and she is very well orientated by Flávio Rangel and Nelson Ayres".

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At the age of 32 she became the first female singer to fill the Maracanãzinho Stadium. In February 1982 15 to 20 thousand people crowded Canta Brasil to see her perform music by Milton Nascimento, Ary Barroso, Chico Buarque, Tom Jobim, Fernando Brant, Vítor Martins, Paulo César Pinheiro, Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, Isolda, Sueli Costa and Abel Silva. In December 1983 she drew a crowd of 150 thousand people to Quinta da Boa Vista to see a live transmission of Rede Globo for a New Year’s TV show. As her success grew, Simone continued to be involved in political activities. She helped raise funds with Nordeste já[7], a Brazilian version of the American charity efforts We are the world or USA for Africa. The 155 chorus voices recorded a compact disc with two songs, Chega de mágoa and Seca d´água. In may 2006, in a pocket show at Bourbon Street Nightclub in São Paulo, Simone along with the band presented a romantic repertoire and delighted the audience with unusual arrangements, within a jazzy tone, for the Credicard Project. Among the most recent presentations, stands out the ones in Peru, where she was praised by the audience who stood by the stage clapping for more than five minutes straight; in Miami, along with Ivan Lins, was acclaimed by critics who considered the show one of the best ones in recent years. By June 2007, the Coliseum of Santos enthusiastically received an icon of MPB who was one day an unknown dweller. Amigo é Casa, sharing the stage with Zélia Duncan, was a show for the recording of an eponymous DVD and aimed to mark the partnership she evolved along with Zélia Duncan for the past two years.

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Medo de Amar nº2, Raios de luz, Lenha), samba, (O Amanhã, Disputa de Poder, Examor), and religious songs, (Cantos de Maculelê, Reis e rainhas do Maracatu, Então é Natal, Ave Maria, Jesus Cristo), are the most frequent on her work. During childhood and teenage years the main references of this romantic repertoire were Roberto Carlos, Maysa Matarazzo, of whom she is a great fan and who has a great influence on her work, Dolores Duran, Ângela Maria, Nora Ney -- the most relevant names of the samba-canção or fossa (gloom) gender. Often compared to bolero, for the featured exaltation and exploration of romantic love or the suffering of a non accomplished love affair was also called "elbow ache" (jealousy, heart ache). Samba-canção preceded the bossa nova music style, with which Maysa was associated. But this one, inheritor of the American jazz, presented a more refined, gentle and soft melodies and interpretations, in detriment of those resented, melancholic ones. Maysa’s legacy, although it points to a bossa nova bias, is that of a more dramatic singer and it would be more properly linked to the bolero and samba-canção rhythm [8]. Simone’s manifested fondness for boleros results from this musical heritage. From the albums recorded after the eighties, a period regarded as a more popular one, stands out Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira (1995), that brought ballads among other classic and consecrated samba composers; Café com leite (1996), a tribute to Martinho da Vila; Seda pura, an incursion to the pop (2001) and Baiana da gema, a tribute to Ivan Lins (2004)--works regarded as a reunion of a more refined repertoire and more selective arrangements. Among these stands out the renowned Café com leite, in which she notably interprets Martinho da Vila’s sambas. The singer and composer Caetano Veloso is among the public admirers of this album: Simone’s album with Martinho da Vila’s compositions, I find divine, divine and nobody said anything... The press fakes that is not anything. That is divine. His repertoire fits her very well -- that album is the kind I like to listen to at home, alone, together with my favourites. She gave clarity to those compositions, it is beautiful. And it was a project thought by the recording of a singer that would sing an author, combined, don’t know how was it, but it is beautiful, it is wonderful the result. And she is a great singer, very

Repertoire
In the history of MPB the tradition of romanticism was overly intensified during the eighties and the themes of romantic love, passion, were thoroughly explored by singers and composers. Simone, whose repertoire has been predominantly romantic since the beginning of her career, is one of them, and she is for this reason categorized as a romantic singer; her repertoire comprehends some 350 interpretations, one of the largest and most diversified among Brazilian female singers. The themes of romantic love, passion, (Começar de Novo, Jura Secreta, Corpo,

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good, I adore. A very beautiful voice which makes one feels good. As an interpreter, Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Milton Nascimento, Fernando Brant, Paulo César Pinheiro, Gonzaguinha, Chico Buarque, Martinho da Vila, Fátima Guedes, João Bosco, Aldir Blanc, Isolda, Roberto Carlos, Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, Paulinho da Viola, Sueli Costa e Abel Silva, are those with larger number of interpretations in the voice. The current repertoire includes Zélia Duncan, Cássia Eller, Adriana Calcanhotto, Aldir Blanc, Joyce, Martinho da Vila, Ivan Lins, Paulinho da Viola and Zeca Pagodinho.

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audience. And the white clothes already comes from a long time. The white is the unification of all the colors and it symbolizes my spiritual master, that accompanies me always´´ [9]. Her Christian spirituality is thus manifested in the songs she chooses as repertoire, the clothing, scenery, and in her personal life: • Born in the Christmas day, December 25; • The gesture of opening her arms like a cross, so much that Veja magazine declared: "When Simone opens her arms on the stage, no one is more powerful on MPB"; • The biblical 7 (number) is recurrent for her: she is the seventh daughter, born seven minutes after midnight, in a seven day (2 + 5); according to the numerology the sum of her name results in a seven ("6" is the sum of all vowels and "1" the sum of all consonants) and has twenty seven letters; the first two letters of her name SI is also the seventh musical note: Do - Re - Mi - Fa - Sol - La - Si; her rising sign is Libra, the seventh star sign of the zodiac; • In the beginning of her career she met a guru that introduced her to the principles of Theosophy after the first meeting between them. Without telling him anything, he explained why she used to see a light colorless focus. Together they discovered Simone’s spiritual master, Serapis Bey, who acts on the fourth ray by a colorless light (or white), which is, in the catholic tradition, symbolized by the luminous heart of Christ; • The habit of praying before entering the stage; the many statements she does thanking God for her gifts; • 25 December is the name of an album she launched and which was the record sale of the career, reaching over 1.2 million copies in the Portuguese version and 2.0 million in the Spanish version; • As one of the top romantic singers in Brazil, she has love (which is also the central philosophy of Christianity) as the central theme of her repertoire.

Spirituality
Spirituality has been expressed publicly in her career, especially esoteric and religious interests. At the beginning of her career, she had a very significant encounter with Mário Troncoso, who introduced to Esoterism and was her guru for some years. Since she was a child, Simone used to see a light focus that appeared occasionally and which she attributed to the eleven degree near-sightedness of her right eye. The guru, without knowing her, explained the occurrence of this phenomenon by introducing her to some Theosophy principles and to the Great White Brotherhood. Aside from her initiation into the principles of Theosophy, what stands out among all that was learned, was the association of this light focus to a spiritual master’s discovery, activated by the white light of Serapis Bey, an Ascended Master who works with the fourth ray and the base of the spine chakra, as well as the heart chakra (on the diaphragm), the fourth chakra (in the Catholic tradition, this chakra is symbolized by the luminous heart of Christ), guiding spiritual artists and musicians in harmony and creativity. In the public life this discover had as consequence the practice of some idiosyncrasies, guided by Troncoso, as the adoption ever since of the inseparable white clothing, that symbolizes the Spiritual Purity, Peace and the ascension to the Light and it seeks to honor the master, besides the habit of lighten incenses and praying before entering in the stage. Thus, it is for this reason that Simone is always wearing a white clothing; also in honor of her master she recorded Raios de luz Cd (Rays of light) (1991), which was also a tribute to Clara Nunes. ``The roses are a form of gratitude, it is my memory to the

Hits
She is known for her charismatic stage presence, her tall, athletic body dressed in white clothes and—and a characteristic gesture

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where she opens her arms in a cross [10], as if contemplating the songs. Simone ends her shows by distributing flowers, white roses, to the audience. On request, she received in 1978, from her friend Bituca, Milton Nascimento, the composition that later became the nickname, Cigarra (Buzzer), of the homonymous disk thrown in the same year. The request for a song with the cicada theme came from Simone herself because of an event that happened in Salvador, when Simone affirms she was surprised by a voice that repeated three times the word cicada being addressed her and in an unusual way. The lyric refers to Aesop’s famous fable, the The Ant and the Grasshopper, as in the passage: ...because you asked for a song to sing, as the cicada it tears of so much light and it fills with sound the air... because the ant is the best friend of the cicada, roots of the same fable that she scratches, she weaves and she spreads in the air...because it is still winter in our heart, that song is to sing as the cicada lights the summer and it illuminates the air... Apart from Cigarra, many other songs were consecrated on her voice: Começar de Novo, Jura Secreta, Medo de amar no. 2, O ronco da cuíca, Face a face, Cordilheiras, Bodas de Prata, Quem é você, De frente pro crime, Fantasia, Quatro paredes, Desgosto, Mar e lua, Novo tempo, Música música, Condenados, Encontros e Despedidas, A distância, Outra vez, Danadinho danado, Canta canta minha gente, Disritmia, Sangrando, Cantos do maculelê, Louvor a Chico Mendes, Será, Sou eu, Você é real, Voltei pro morro, Samba de Orly, Reis e rainhas do maracatu, Caçador de Mim, Sob medida, Maria Maria, Iolanda, Quem te viu quem te vê, Tô que tô, Tô Voltando, Gota d’água, Me deixas louca, Vida, Pão e Poesia, O Amanhã, Pra não dizer que não falei das flores, Disputa de Poder, Uma nova mulher, O que será, Loca, Procuro Olvidarte, Raios de Luz, Tudo por amor, Tudo bem, Alma, Corpo, Amor no coração, Codinome beija-flor, Ex-amor, Um Desejo só não Basta, Amor explícito, Então é Natal, Jesus Cristo, Lenha, Separação, É festa, Pedaço de mim, Desesperar jamais, Saindo de mim, Começaria tudo outra vez, Veneziana, Idade

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do céu, Matriz ou filial, Cofre de seda, Muito estranho, Então me diz, Existe um céu. The anthological Começar de novo, from Pedaços album (1979), stands out as the most outstanding success and for it being also the theme song of the Tv series Malu Mulher (Rede Globo, 1979), that revolved controversial issues at that time such as the feminine emancipation, divorce, abortion and domestic violence. The character Malu (played by Regina Duarte) was the first to take birth-control pill on Tv. Simone was chosen to interpret it in detriment of Maria Bethânia, also cogitated for the interpretation. The composition, that was written especially for the series, by Ivan Lins and Vítor Martins, became a great success at the time and a landmark in the history of MPB. Começar de Novo was also recorded by Barbra Streisand and Sarah Vaughan [11]. The North American producer Quincy Jones stands as one of her greatest admirers of this interpretation; admiration which he extends to her talent, citing Simone as "one of the world´s greatest singers" [12]. Along with Jones, stands Brad Mehldau, who compares her to Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington, referring her strong identity, passion and grace" [13]. Julio Iglesias [14] , Dionne Warwick and the Portuguese composer Tiago Torres refer Simone as one of their favourites among Brazilian female singers.

Duets
Simone has performed duets with many other well known artists, including Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Isolda, Roberto Carlos, Martinho da Vila, Zeca Pagodinho, João Bosco, Ivan Lins, Gal Costa, Toquinho, Cazuza, Erasmo Carlos, Gonzaguinha, Ney Matogrosso, José Luis Rodrigues, Dionne Warwick, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Pablo Milanes, Julio Iglesias, Luís Represas, Fátima Guedes, Olodum, Meninas Cantoras de Petrópolis, Daniela Romo, Eugénia Melo e Castro, Dulce Pontes, Hebe Camargo, Marília Gabriela, Ângela Maria, and Zélia Duncan. Her albums have sold over 15.0 million copies with twenty gold albums, sixteen platinum albums, and one diamond album.

Bibliography
• Travessia: A vida de Milton Nascimento. Maria Dolores. 2006. Rcb Publisher.

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• 1985, O ano em que o Brasil recomeçou. Edmundo Barreiros e Pedro Só. 2006. Ediouro Publisher. • História sexual da MPB. Rodrigo Faour. 2006. Rcb publisher. • Nada será como antes, a MPB nos anos 70. Ana Maria Bahiana. 2006. Senac Publisher. • Timoneiro - Perfil Biográfico de Hermínio Bello de Carvalho. Alexandre Pavan. 2006. Casa da Palavra Publisher. • Toquinho: 40 anos de música. João Carlos Pecci. 2005. RCS Publisher . • Viver de Teatro - Uma biografia de Flávio Rangel. José Rubens Siqueira. Nova Alexandria Publisher. • Bibliography not critical. Just citations. • • • • • • 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 -

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25 de diciembre (Spanish) Brasil, O Show - Live Loca (Espanhol) Fica Comigo Esta Noite Seda Pura Feminino - Live

EMI
• 2004 - Baiana da Gema • 2005 - Simone ao Vivo

Biscoito Fino
• Amigo é Casa (CD) • Amigo é Casa (DVD)

EMI
• O canto da Cigarra nos anos 70 (CD)

Discography
EMI
• • • • • • • • • • • 1973 1973 1973 1974 1974 1975 1977 1978 1979 1980 1980 Simone Brasil Export Expo Som 73 - ao vivo Festa Brasil Quatro Paredes Gotas D’Água Face a Face Cigarra Pedaços Simone Ao Vivo no Canecão Simone (Atrevida)

Brazilian soap opera theme songs
• Um desejo só não basta (Corpo a Corpo) Sony • Pensamentos (Explode Coração) Universal • Íntimo (Uma Esperança no Ar) - Sony • Naquela noite com Yoko (Brilhante) - Sony • Quem é Você (A Próxima Vítima) - Sony • É festa (Senhora do Destino) - Universal • Sentimental demais (Laços de Família) Universal • Será (Perigosas Peruas) - Sony • Desafio (Mulheres de Areia) - Sony • Apaixonada(Pantanal) - Sony • Então Me Diz (Belíssima) - EMI • Raios de Luz (De Corpo e Alma) - Sony • Muito Estranho (Desejos de Mulher) Universal • Veneziana (A Lua me Disse) - EMI • Seu Corpo (Sassaricando) - Sony • Loca-Crazy (Torre de Babel) - Universal • Tô Que Tô (Sol de Verão) - Sony • Anjo de Mim (Anjo de Mim) - Sony • Em Flor (Roda de Fogo) - Sony • Amor explícito (Corpo Santo) - Sony • Carta Marcada (Araponga) - Sony • Beija, Me Beija, Me Beija (O Amor Está no Ar) - Universal • Uma Nova Mulher (Tieta) - Sony • Sob Medida (Os Gigantes) - EMI • Saindo de Mim (Chega Mais) - EMI • Medo de Amar nº 2 (Sinal de Alerta) - EMI • Povo da Raça Brasil (Terras do Sem Fim) EMI

Sony BMG / CBS
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1981 - Amar 1982 - Corpo e Alma 1983 - Delírios e Delícias 1984 - Desejos 1985 - Cristal 1986 - Amor e Paixão 1987 - Vício 1988 - Sedução 1989 - Simone (Tudo por Amor) 1991 - Raio de Luz 1991 - Simone - Procuro Olvidarte (Espanhol) (featuring Hernaldo Zúñiga) 1993 - Sou Eu 1993 - La Distancia (Espanhol) 1995 - Simone Simone 1995 - Dos Enamoradas (Espanhol)

Universal / Polygram
• 1995 - 25 de Dezembro • 1996 - Café com Leite

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• Mulher da Vida (Champagne) - Sony • O Tempo Não Pára (O Salvador da Pátria) - Sony • Começar de Novo (Malu Mulher) - EMI • A Outra (Roque Santeiro) - Sony • Desesperar jamais (Água Viva) - EMI • Face a Face (O Pulo do Gato) - EMI • Valsa do Desejo (Força de um Desejo) Universal • Mundo Delirante (Elas por Elas) - Sony • Vento nordeste (Pé de Vento) - EMI • Existe um céu (Paraíso Tropical) - EMI • Jura secreta (O Profeta e Memórias de Amor) - EMI • Cigarra (Cara a Cara) - EMI’ • Ela disse-me assim (Os Imigrantes Terceira Geração) - EMI • Então vale a pena (Salário mínimo) - EMI • O que será (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands) - EMI • Enrosco (Paixões Proibidas) - EMI

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Main Spectacles
• 1973: Panorama brasileiro Feira Brasil Export de Bruxelas (Bélgica) e Olympia de Paris (França) • 1973: Simone, Turnê nos Estados Unidos e no Canadá • 1973: Expo 73, Esporte Clube Pinheiros, São Paulo • 1977: Projeto Pixinguinha, Teatro Dulcina, Rio de Janeiro e turnê nacional • 1978: Cigarra, Canecão, Rio de Janeiro • 1979: Pedaços, Canecão (RJ) e turnê nacional • 1981: Simone, Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro • 1982: Canta Brasil, Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo • 1982: Corpo e alma, Canecão, Rio de Janeiro • 1992: Sou eu, Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo • 1997: Brasil, o Show, Metropolitan, Rio de Janeiro • 2000: Fica comigo esta noite, Canecão, Rio de Janeiro • 2004: Baiana da Gema, Tom Brasil, São Paulo • 2004: Baiana da Gema, Canecão, Rio de Janeiro • 2004: Baiana da Gema, Scala, Rio de Janeiro • 2005: Baiana da gema, Claro Hall, Rio de Janeiro • 2006: Projeto Credicard Vozes, Bourbon Street, São Paulo • 2006: Simone Canecão, Rio de Janeiro • 2006: Simone e Ivan Lins, Au-Rene Theater, Broward Center, Miami • 2006: Tom Acústico com Zélia Duncan, Tom Brasil, São Paulo • 2007: Santos Coliseum • 2007: Casino, Estoril, Portugal • 2008: National tour in Brazil, Amigo é casa, along with Zélia Duncan • 2009: National tour in Portugal, Amigo é casa, along with Zelia Duncan

Album Sales
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Simone (1972) - 5 thousand Quatro Paredes (1974) - 50 thousand Gota d’Água (1975) - 50 thousand Face a Face (1977) - 140 thousand Cigarra (1978) - 140 thousand Pedaços (1979) - 250 thousand Ao Vivo (1980) - 300 thousand Simone (1980) - 300 thousand Amar (1981) - 400 thousand Corpo e Alma (1982) - 700 thousand Delírios e Delícias (1983) - 300 thousand Desejos (1984) - 300 thousand Cristal (1985) - 500 thousand Amor e Paixão (1986) - 800 mil thousand Sedução (1988) - 250 thousand Simone (1989) - 250 thousand Raio de Luz (1991) - 100 thousand Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira (1995) 300 thousand 25 de Dezembro (1995) - 1,2 million Café com Leite (1996) - 600 thousand 25 de diciembre (1996) - 2 million Brasil O Show (1997) - 100 thousand Loca (1998) - 100 thousand Fica Comigo Esta Noite (2000) - 100 thousand Seda Pura (2001) - 68 thousand Feminino (2002) - 53 thousand Baiana da Gema (2004) - 50 thousand Ao Vivo (2005) - 100 thousand Ao Vivo (2006) (DVD) - 25 thousand

References and notes
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] All Music Profile: Simone - Biography First album recorded Mixturação Biography at AllMusic.com Picture of Simone and Hermínio Bello The repercussion of Gotas d´água

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[7] Nordeste já [8] Com letras e melodias sofridas, estrelas como Maysa, Dolores Duran e Nora Ney fizeram brilhar o samba-canção em sua versão mais sentimental, a música de fossa (Portuguese) [9] Jornal Paraná On-Line, September 28 2007 [10] Flickr, On the stage, opening her arms [11] Memória Globo [12] Rede Bandeirantes, Flash Program, 2006

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[13] Folha de S. Paulo, (June 9th 2007) [14] O estado de S. Paulo, Não canto mais pelo dinheiro, diz Iglesias

External links
• Simone´s Official Web Site • All Music.com • Instituto Memória Musical, Complete discography and duets

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