Michel Teló

Even though Brazilian pop singer Michel Teló is best known for his 2011 single "Ai Se Eu Te Pego!," he had already been a successful performer for several years before recording the song, which became a number one hit in over 15 countries. Teló, who was born on January 21, 1981 in Medianeira, Paraná, had been singing since he was six years old, as well as playing the accordion, the piano, and the harmonica. He formed his first band when he was 12; in 1997, he joined the Brazilian band Grupo Tradição, with whom he released several successful albums and singles as a singer, songwriter, and harmonica player. In 2008, Teló decided to leave the band; his final album with Grupo Tradição, Micareta Sertaneja 2, was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Brazilian music category. Teló's first solo album, 2009's Balada Sertaneja, featured the hit single "Ei, Psiu! Beijo, Me Liga," while his 2010 live album, Ao Vivo, was awarded gold status and sported the single "Fugidinha," which reached number one in the Brazilian Hot 100 charts.

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