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Michel Teló

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Medianeira, Brazil (2009 – present)

Michel Teló (Medianeira, January 21, 1981) is a Brazilian singer and composer. Teló was part of two music groups but was in Group Tradition that his career as a singer took off. The group’s biggest hits, were “Goodbye”, “The Cauldron”, “Forever My Life”, “The Brazilian”, and “I Want You”. In addition to being a singer-songwriter he is also a dancer and plays the accordion and harmonica.

Teló received international fame when many football players used the signature dance to “Ai se eu te pego” during goal celebrations, spreading the song’s popularity. The Football Player Neymar appears on a video dancing the song “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” of Michel Telo. In the National Professional Football League of Spain, players Marcelo Vieira and Cristiano Ronaldo (of Real Madrid C.F.) danced to this song when Cristiano scored the first goal against Málaga CF on October 22, 2011. The single not only topped the Brazilian charts in 2011, but also it went to #1 in many other countries, including France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain. The song reached the Billboard Hot 100, making Michel Teló the first Brazilian solo act to have a song enter the US singles chart since Sérgio Mendes in the 1960s.

Teló started his career in 2009 with the album Balada Sertaneja released by Brazilian record label Som Livre.

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