Paula Lima (born in São Paulo, 1970) is a Brazilian singer and composer whose music is influenced by bossa, percussion, samba, Brazilian soul, international funk music and one of judges of Brazilian Idol, Ídolos Brazil (Season 3 and Season 4).
Lima's career started a little by chance but she had been involved in different school festivals. In 1992 she joined her firs band, the "Unidade Móvel", which later became "Unidade Bop". In 1995 she was invited to sing in a Samba, Rock, Funk and Soul band, led by Skowa. Lima lists her influences to be Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Elza Soares, Ed Motta, Gilberto Gil, Banda Black Rio and Jorge Benjor.
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