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Elis Regina

1945-03-17 - 1982-01-19

Elis Regina was a Brazilian singer of popular and jazz music. She became nationally renowned in 1965, after singing "Arrastão" in the first edition of TV Excelsior's festival song contest, and soon joined O Fino da Bossa, a television program on TV Record. Elis was noted for her vocalization, as well as for her personal interpretation and performances in shows. She recorded several successful compositions throughout her entire career. Her death, at the age of 36, shocked Brazil. She has frequently been regarded as the greatest Brazilian singer of all time by critics, musicians, and commentators.