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Roberto Carlos

Singer + Composer + Songwriter
Male
Born Apr 19, 1943
Age 73
Hometown Cachoeiro do Itap...
Genres Funk + Soul-funk ...
Instruments Guitar + Singer
Performed With Jovem Guarda + Er...
Nationality Brazilian
Other Names O Rei (The King)

Roberto Carlos Braga is a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer and composer, who has achieved a great deal of success and recognition in his 50-year career, also known as King of Latin Music or simply The King. Most of his songs are written in partnership with his friend, also singer and songwriter Erasmo Carlos. Roberto Carlos has sold over 120 million albums around the world.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1941 Birth Born on April 19, 1941.

TWENTIES

1962 21 Years Old Roberto Carlos insisted on investing the time in young music, rock, and in 1962 released "Splish Splash". … Read More
1965 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Nationally known, Roberto Carlos began to host the Jovem Guarda program in 1965 at TV Record, along with Erasmo Carlos and Wanderléa. … Read More
1966 25 Years Old In 1966 Roberto Carlos presented the programs "Roberto Carlos à Noite", "Opus 7", "Jovem Guarda em Alta Tensão" e "Todos os Jovens do Mundo", at TV Record, all of them short-lived. … Read More
1969 28 Years Old …  The singer would definitely change his style in 1969. … Read More
1970 29 Years Old The 1970 decade was marked by the end of the Jovem Guarda and the bolstering the prestige of Roberto Carlos as a romantic artist in Brazil and abroad (USA, Europe and Latin America). … Read More

THIRTIES

1971 - 1972 2 More Events
1977 36 Years Old In 1977, Roberto Carlos recorded "Muito Romântico" (Caetano Veloso) and "Cavalgada", released the Christmas album and reached the first places on the charts. … Read More
1978 37 Years Old In addition to albums that sold more than 1 million copies a year, the shows from Roberto Carlos were also played, in 1978, the singer toured the country for six months, always with crowded houses.
1979 38 Years Old When he visited Mexico in 1979, Pope John Paul II was greeted with the song "Amigo", sung by a choir of children. … Read More

FORTIES

1985 44 Years Old In 1985 he participated in the campaign to help children in Latin America, in the songCantarê Cantarás he performed with Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, Plácido Domingo among others.
1986 45 Years Old In 1986, Carlos performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York and two years later became one of the only Brazilians ever to win a Grammy Award in the category of Best Latin Pop Album with Roberto Carlos / Tolo. … Read More
1988 47 Years Old He won the 1988 Grammy for Best Latin American Singer and the following year he reached the top of Billboard's Latin charts. … Read More

FIFTIES

1992 - 1994 2 More Events
1996 55 Years Old In 1996, Roberto Carlos scored another success in partnership with Erasmo Carlos, Mulher de 40, and recorded along with Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Plácido Domingo, Ricky Martin, John Secada among others, the song in Spanish, Puedes Llegar, the theme of the Atlanta Olympics in the United States.
1997 56 Years Old In 1997, he launched the Spanish-language album Canciones Que Amo.
1998 57 Years Old In 1998, Carlos' second wife, Maria Rita, discovered she had cancer (she would die in 1999). … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2001 60 Years Old In 2001, he broke his contract with Sony (formerly CBS), the recording company through which he had released a vast majority of his albums, due to reasons connected to his wife's death. … Read More
2007 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2007, the singer travelled to Spain, where he recorded his first album in Spanish in a decade. … Read More
2008 67 Years Old In 2008, Roberto Carlos and Caetano Veloso did a show together in tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, which was recorded on CD and DVD "Roberto Carlos, Caetano Veloso and Tom Jobim's music". … Read More
2009 68 Years Old In 2009, he began a tour celebrating 50 years of his career, and his first concert was in Itapemirim, his hometown, the day he turned 68 years old. … Read More
2011 70 Years Old Roberto Carlos was paid homage by the Beija-Flor samba school in the 2011 Carnival parade. In 2013, "Esse Cara Sou Eu" won the Best Brazilian Song and was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards. … Read More
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