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Claudia Leitte
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Vocalist
    (July 10, 1980- )
    Born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Birth name is Cláudia Cristina Leite Inácio Pedreira
    Lead singer for Babado Nova (2002-07)
    Released her first solo album, 'Ao Vivo em Copacabana' (2008)
    Recorded 'Passaros,' 'Beijar na Boca,' 'Famo$a,' 'Exttravasa,' 'Deusas do Amor,' and 'Taquita'
    Performed the FIFA World Cup Official Song, 'We Are One (Ole Ola),' alongside Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull (June 2014)
    She admitted to skipping church to take dancing and singing lessons as a girl.
    She dropped out of college to pursue music (after attempts to study law and communications didn't work out).
    She was heavily criticized for performing in Carnival only a month after giving birth in 2009.
    She has struggled (or simply doesn't want) to crossover from the Brazilian 'Axe' genre to mainstream 'pop.'
    Tabloids covering the World Cup attempted to drum up a rivalry between herself and Jennifer Lopez where none existed.
    Her World Cup Performance, while not exactly panned by critics, was compared unfavorably to Shakira's star-studded 2010 World Cup show in South Africa. (Although some speculated that the loud noise of the dancers and the poor stadium aesthetics were to blame, by making the music difficult to hear.)
    She married her high school crush.
    She provided Brazilian dub work for Disney's Cars 2.
    She was a professional singer by the age of 13.
    She was named Brazil’s Best Female Singer at the MTV Video Music Awards Brazil (2007).
    She recorded her first solo album live in front of over a million people.
    Her debut studio album ('As Máscaras') topped Billboard's Brazilian Albums chart and earned her a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album (2010).
    She made the Guinness Book of World Records for promoting the biggest gathering of kissing people in history (2010).
    She spent over eight weeks on Billboard's Social 50 worldwide ranking after her World Cup performance.
    She has more than 38 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter combined.
    Her public life has been largely scandal free.

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    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
 
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