Elis Regina

Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, known simply as Elis Regina, was an important singer of Brazilian popular music. She gained national recognition in 1965 after her captivating performance of "Arrastão" in the TV Excelsior festival song contest. With her perfect vocalization and personal interpretation, Elis became renowned for her outstanding performances on shows like O Fino da Bossa.

Throughout her career, Elis recorded numerous successful compositions including "Upa Neguinho," "Madalena," "Casa no Campo," "Águas de Março," and many more. Her premature death at the age of 36 shocked Brazil, leaving behind a legacy that solidified her as one of the greatest Brazilian singers of all time.

Elis Regina is often compared to artists such as *Gal Costa*, *Maria Bethânia*, *Ney Matogrosso*, and *Elza Soares*. Her influence can be heard in the works of musicians like *Caetano Veloso*, *Adriana Calcanhotto*, and *Gilberto Gil*. As a mother to João Marcello Bôscoli, Maria Rita, and Pedro Camargo Mariano, Elis's impact extends beyond her own artistry.


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