Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Executive summary: Clube da Esquina
Raised in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. Began working as a crooner at age 13, and recorded his first single in 1966. Nascimento became nationally established following the release of the double album Clube da Esquina (1972), a collaboration with lyricists Fernando Brant, Beto Guedes, and the brothers Márcio and Lô Borges, which was soon canonized and spawned an eponymous musical style in the region.
Mother: Maria do Carmo Nascimento (biological, d. 1944)
Father: Josino Brito (bank clerk, adoptive)
Mother: Lília Silva (music teacher, adoptive)
Grammy World Music, for Nascimento (1997)
Risk Factors: Anorexia
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