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Roberto Carlos

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Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil (April 19, 1943 – present)

Roberto Carlos (born April 19, 1943 in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil) initiated a major revolution of customs in Brazil in the ’60s. Reaching success in a period coinciding with the youth movement started by the The Beatles that was taking over the world, Carlos was the leader of (“Young Guard”) . He led the TV show that became a generic denomination of a musical style and what was a definitive change of face to the Brazilian phonographic market and of the very art of marketing itself (with the advent of an aggressive merchandising of the JG’s top figures, including films, clothes, etc. ), encompassing deep behavioral/gestual/language influences widespread through his entire generation. His light music, derived from British pop, and his (and his partner’s Erasmo Carlos) lyrics (happy, humorous, and full of fashionable youth slang and naïve though unexpectedly sexual) were deeply contrasting to the serious , with its somber images and protest songs. After all, Brazil was living in a dark period of the military dictatorship, or the “years of lead” as they became known.

A few years later, in the late ’60s, Carlos (counseled by his advisers) changed his style to become the most successful romantic artist in Brazil. Having written (always with Erasmo Carlos) some of the most beautiful songs in this style (such as “Detalhes,” “Sua Estupidez,” “Jesus Cristo,” “Debaixo dos Caracóis dos Seus Cabelos,” etc.), Carlos accumulated virtually all possible accomplishments as a highly successful artist, including a solid international career with awards like the Grammy and top positions on Billboard’s Latin charts.

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  • liasouza

    Um astronauta eu queria ser Pra ficar sempre no espaço

    13 Jun 11:47am Reply
  • nosoyuncangrejo

    Mi mamá me lo pego.

    12 Jun 10:30pm Reply
  • meninoestranho

    Lady Laura. <3

    10 May 5:15pm Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    bão dimais

    30 Mar 10:02am Reply
  • Gochir

    Me llamo igual que el en su honor, Roberto Carlos

    19 Mar 5:44pm Reply
  • mateubs

    o melhor dos meus planos e o maior dos enganos que eu pude fazer.

    17 Jan 5:15pm Reply
  • VinniePaz36

    I loved his freekick goal against France in 1997

    1 Jan 11:27pm Reply
  • JeanLoco

    lenda, pena ter decaído de qualidade a partir dos anos 80, mas ouvirei para sempre ♥

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • fhylipemorais

    "Você que eu não encontro mais, os beijos que já não lhe dou, fui tanto pra você e hoje nada sou."

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • fhylipemorais

    "Olha, eu te amo tanto e você sabe..."

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • itsrosi

    "E a beleza é nada se for comparada com tudo que eu vejo em você"

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • jo_undrgrnd

    " mas se você voltar, direi sorrindo que já não me serve o seu amor, só tenho medo que você, meu bem, perceba a dor e a minha lágrima na hora do adeus... "

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • yannluiz

    E nunca mais eu vou deixar você tão só <3

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • HugoSls

    Rei.

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • kikaaRocks

    Lady Laura ♥

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    Rola todo dia no meu barraco.Meu pai curte autos.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Feeeeeeellzinho

    Vocês que dizem que ele não é rei certamente não conhece nada sobre o legado do Roberto Carlos para a música popular brasileira. Sim, ele é muito superestimado, porém seu valor é imenso.

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • lovelyfacehuger

    ************CARA_ESTRANHO*************** *********GIF DA MALU MAGALHÃES********************************

    16 Jul 2014 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Inimitável! O Rei!

    19 May 2014 Reply
  • KebisS

    Só os fortes escutam :D

    15 May 2014 Reply
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