Gal Costa Receives 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Latin Recording Academy

Gal Costa
Brazilian star Gal Costa is one of the recipients of the The Latin Recording Academy’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

One of Brazil’s most popular singers, Gal Costa has recorded more than 35 albums in a five-decade career. In 1981 her double album Fantasia became her biggest hit yet, reaching multi-platinum status.

She has recorded songs composed by some of Brazil’s iconic songwriters, including Tom Jobim, Jorge Ben Jor and Erasmo Carlos. Additionally, she has recorded in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

With her fiery and unique style, Costa became part of the Tropicalismo movement, which rose in the late ’60s and fused several musical genres. Currently, she is working with Caetano and Moreno Veloso on new compositions.

Costa has appeared and performed at countless festivals, exhibitions and concerts, which have garnered her many accolades.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards is a special award presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy’s Trustees to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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