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Só Pra Contrariar

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The group Só Pra Contrariar, focused on the pop-romantic pagode style, is really a phenomenon of world best-selling music, having sold 3,000,000 copies of an individual CD. They shaped in 1989 in Uberlândia MG, Alexandre Pires (the first choice, 13 at that time) confident his sibling Fernando Pires (drums), his cousin Juliano (percussion), and close friends Rogério (tantã), Serginho (keyboards), Hamilton (sax), Luiz Fernando (pandeiro), Alexandre Popó (surdo), and Luis Antônio (bass) to create the music group for fun. The name originated from a samba with the Carioca group Fundo de Quintal, “Só Pra Contrariar.” The group sharpened its abilities by playing in small pubs in Uberlândia. They documented a demonstration tape in 1993 and sent it to BMG. That same season, the group agreed upon with the business and documented their first Compact disc, Só Pra Contrariar, which got the strike “Que Se Chama Amor.” Their second tune to make achievement on the air was “A Barata” (Alexandre Pires). This initial CD marketed 500,000 copies, as well as the group became celebrated. They toured many metropolitan areas, participated in radio best graphs throughout Brazil, and also performed on Television. Their second Compact disc, Só Pra Contrariar (1994), experienced the strikes “O Meu Jeito De Ser,” “Te Amar Sem Medo,” as well as the samba “É Bom Demais,” however the biggest strike of this recording was “Essa Tal Liberdade.” During this time period, the group had been gathering 20,000 people at their shows. In their 1st three albums that they had 15 strikes in the very best parades. Só Pra Contrariar (1997), their 5th CD, experienced “Depois Perform Prazer,” that was probably the most spun track on radios in every of Brazil. Additional strikes like “Mineirinho,” “Minha Metade,” “Tá Por Fora,” and “Quando é Amor,” helped the group to earn the triple gemstone record for 3 million copies offered, which has nothing you’ve seen prior been reached by way of a Brazilian artist in one Compact disc. In 1998, these were the very first Brazilian group to earn the entire world Music Honours. That same 12 months they documented their first Compact disc in Spanish, which offered 700,000 copies. “Mi Mitad” was selected as the starting theme track to the passionate cleaning soap opera Romantica Obsession, from your Mexican Television Azteca. This Compact disc also brought the awards: Gardel (Argentina) as greatest Latin pop group, the Brazilian International Press Honours (Miami) as greatest touring group within the U.S., platinum record in Argentina, triple platinum record in Uruguay, platinum record in Chile, platinum record in Colombia, yellow metal record in Costa Rica, and yellow metal record within the U.S. In 1999 the group documented their second Spanish-sung Compact disc, Juegos de Amor, which got the involvement of Gloria Stefan in the monitor “Santo Santo.” This tune quickly reached the very best 20 on radios of many countries, staying in the next place for a month in Spain and 1st place for three weeks in Argentina. In addition, it reached the next put on the Billboard graph, being probably the most performed track within the Latin circles of U.S. The group received the Spanish honours Amigo and Ondas.

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Full Name Só Pra Contrariar
Awards Ondas Award for Music: Best New Latino Performer or Group, World Music Award for World's Best Selling Brazilian Artist/Group
Music Songs Que Se Chama Amor, Depois do Prazer / Essa Tal Liberdade / Encerramento, Cuando Acaba El Placer, Essa tal liberdade, Me Perdoa, Te Amar Sem Medo / Meu Jeito de Ser / Dói Demais, Meu Jeito De Ser, Depois Do Prazer, Mineirinho, Quando é amor / Dói demais / Nosso sonho não é ilusão, A Barata, Dói demais, Tão só, Você Vai Voltar Pra Mim, Você Virou Saudade, Interfone, Minha Metade, O Amor, Você E Eu, Domingo / Out Door / Essa tal liberdade / Depois do Prazer, Sai da minha aba, Minha Fantasia, Machuca Demais, O samba não tem fronteiras, Domingo, Tão só / Tá por Fora / Que se chama amor, Te Amar Sem Medo, Nosso sonho não é ilusão, Tá Por Fora, Você de Volta, Nunca mais te machucar, Mistérios do Coração, Out Door
Albums Só pra Contrariar 25 Anos - Ao Vivo em Porto Alegre, Só pra Contrariar - Acústico, So Pra Contrariar (1997), Bom Astral, Seguindo Em Frente, Samba Pop, Produto Nacional, Produto Nacional II, Só Pra Contrariar, O samba não tem fronteiras, Que Se Chama Amor, Box SPC 25 Anos (Ao Vivo), Só pra Contrariar: Simbora Meu Povo - Ao Vivo, SPC, Produto Nacional I, So Pra Contrariar Ao Vivo, Maxximum - Só Pra Contrariar, Focus: O Essencial de Só Pra Contrariar, Seleção Essencial - Grandes Sucessos - Só Pra Contrariar, The Best Of - Ultimate Collection
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Duo or Group Pop Vocal Album, International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Brasil


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