The rise of Gospel music in South America is a beautiful sight to behold with one country massively enjoying the spread of the gospel through music. That country is Brazil! Famously known for its footballing heroics, triumphs and skillful individuals, the impressive growth of Christian music in the country has revealed another shade of uniqueness from the South American nation.
Uniquely known for not having a particular signature sound; rather than a unified genre, it is an umbrella term that encompasses many styles of gospel music delivered in the Portuguese language. With the listenership growth for Brazilian gospel songs increasing every year, one can not be surprised by the tremendous talented Christian artists that have emerged from the country.
We at Gmusicplus have decided to highlight some of the Top Brazilian Gospel Artists making waves with their sound across the globe. In no particular order, kindly find our curated list below;
Describe her as young and mighty, definitely, you won’t be mistaken. A bona fide representative of Contemporary Christian music in Brazil, Gabriela Rocha outstanding rise to the top began at the age of 5 when she already started singing and has not looked back since she became known through the Jovens Talentos contest, on a popular T.V Presenter show, Raul Gil’s television program, where she joined in March 2006 and won in May 2007.
With a consistent attempt to soar with her talents taking several positive dimensions, Gabriela signed with Sony Music on 28th July 2012 releasing her first album, titled “Jesus.” Two years later in December 2014, she released her second body of work “Pra Onde Iremos?” with her participation in one of the tracks “Ninguém Explica Deus” alongside renowned gospel music group Preto no Branco becoming one of her greatest hits as the top-charting song ranked as the most played song in Brazil, exceeding 500 million views on video streaming platform YouTube thereby, becoming the Christian music with the most views on the platform.
The “Lugar Secreto” crooner who is just 27 years old, has incredibly left her mark in the Gospel music industry within a short space of time which has resulted in her being the most listened Christian music artist on main digital platforms encompassing; Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and Deezer. Her most recent live album released in 2020 “Juntos em Adoração“ translated as “Together in Worship” is currently enjoying massive listenership with the music evangelist current single “Creio Que Tu És a Cura” released in May 13, 2021 amassing over 5 million views on YouTube since its official video was released.
The talented Christian singer/songwriter who doubles as a Pastor is one of the remarkable talents that has sharpened the elevation of Gospel music in Brazil. With a total of 12 albums to his credit, 7 with songs of his own. André Valadão has received multiple awards in different categories and has been twice nominated for a Latin Grammy for the album Sobrenatural in (2008) and Fé in (2009) with the latter becoming one of his most successful projects to date.
The gospel pop singer has hosted several television programs and he’s a sibling to other talented gospel music minstrels, Ana Paula Valadão and Mariana Valadão.
A renowned composer, producer, and minister, and lead pastor of Faz Chover Ministry, Fernadinho Jerônimo dos Santos Júnior has strongly influenced the Brazil culture with his message of Christ through music, one of which is improving the saints for the performance of their service, for the building up of the Body of Christ. With a strong message of confrontation for an upright and just life before God and society and, thus, the establishment of the Kingdom of God, Fernandinho who started his career in 2001 with the studio album “Famoso És” has not looked back ever since, making him one of the most revered singers in the country books.
A leading voice in Brazil’s gospel music world, Fernadinho emerged as the most-streamed artist of his genre on French online music streaming service Deezer. Currently his new album “Santo (Acústico)” translated as “Holy (Acoustic)” is currently creating an immense buzz amongst his fans and music lovers. The new project released on June 4, 2021, comprising 15 songs and available on music streaming platforms.
A dynamic Brazilian Christian singer, songwriter, worship pastor, and author, Nívea Soares is known for her vocal prowess and worship artistry that has greatly influenced music in Brazil.
Since releasing her first solo album was “Reina Sobre Mim” recorded in 2003, the contemporary worship singer has since gone on to release 12 inspiring projects with Glória e Honra considered as her most successful work, with several nationally known songs emerging from it. On July 15, 2021, Nívea Soares premiered released an extended play titled “Em Tua Presença (Versão Estendida) [Ao Vivo]”. The 17-min long worship rendition has welcomed positive feedback from fans and music lovers since its release.
Ana Paula Valadão
A priceless gem to emerge from Brazil, Gospel music icon, worship leader, and pastor Ana Paula Valadão has been one of the reference points for what can be described as the revolution of gospel music in the South American region of the world. Leader of Contemporary Gospel Band – “Diante Do Trono,” the largest worship ministry in Latin America and one of the world’s largest ministries of praise, worship, and mission, the award-winning singer has sparked a new wave of worship culture in Brazil, leading millions of worshippers throughout the world with a strong belief in using worship as a tool to restore lives and nations.
With her music ministry Diante do Trono, Ana Valadão has released more than 50 albums, including live recordings, studio and children’s projects, the Crianças Diante do Trono, plus some solo projects. The group has ever since its inception sold more than 15 million records in various formats, becoming one of the record sales of records in Brazil and hitting remarkable hallmarks in other parts of the world.
Her strong influence on other Brazilian gospel artists cannot be found neglected, as her colleagues have embarked on several collaborative projects with her in recent years. Her latest single with her music band “Respirar (Ao Vivo)” which was officially released on June 18, 2021, is activating the wonders of God in the lives of many.
Award-winning singer, songwriter, and presenter Aline Barros, is a household name in the Brazil Gospel Music industry who has consistently churned out mind-blowing projects to wide acclaim and reception.
Known for her strong versatility and flair, Aline Barros has been, for years, an important reference in gospel music and hugely respected for her innate talent and charisma, which in fact are proof of God’s anointing in her life and production that excels in excellence.
The multiple Latin Grammy Awards winner has executed several studio albums, children’s albums, and several music collections some of which have been certified multiple Diamond by the Pro-Música Brasil (PMB), an official representative body of the record labels in the Brazilian phonographic market.
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