Damares

Damares (IPA: [dɐ̃maɾɨs] born Damares Alvez Bezerra de Oliveira; January 30, 1980, Umuarama) is a Brazilian gospel singer. Popularly known as "Diva of Pentecostal Music",[1] her talent awarded trophies in the categories of "Album of the Year", "Song of the Year" among others and Promises in the categories of "Best Video", "Best Singer" among others and still has two diamond disks. The Revelation album has sold over 600,000 copies, making Damares become known in Brazil and abroad.[2]

Damares
Birth nameDamares Alves Bezerra de Oliveira
Born (1980-01-30) January 30, 1980
Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil
GenresPop, gospel
Occupation(s)Musician
Years active1997–present
LabelsSony Music (2010 – present)
Louvor Eterno (1999–2009)
Louvores ao Rei (1997–1998)
Associated actsDavi Sacer, Cassiane, Rayssa e Ravel, Regis Danese, Fernanda Brum, Aline Barros, André Valadão, Lauriete, Elaine de Jesus, Lázaro
WebsiteDamares.com

Their newest album, Diamante (Diamond) has sold over 400 thousand copies is between making more cd's sold in 2011, according to ABPD, only behind artists like Paula Fernandes, Father Marcelo Rossi and Fabio de Melo. In exclusive list of international artists this singer in ninth place, but the list of national singer getting up a position in eighth place. The singer was the only Christian among musicians.[3] Also on the list were the singer Ludmila Ferber, in sixteenth place with "O Poder da Aliança" and the musical group Diante do Trono, in the position of twelfth best selling DVD in 2011.

Biography, career and national recognition

Damares is the daughter of the Pastor Antonio and Rosa Maria Bezerra (née Alvez), Damares is younger sister of seven brothers.[4] She studied at the Municipal School of Augusto Angels. Damares is married to the pastor Aldori de Oliveira. They married when she was just 16 years.

The singer became known in the gospel world in 2008, when she released the album Revelation, which sold over 600,000 copies, including the song "Sabor de Mel" (lit. "Taste of Honey"), which became a fever on the radio segment, and earned her several Talento Trophy awards in 2009, having won the Revelation category alongside Mariana Valadão.[5]

In 2009, in Curitiba she was recording a live album recorded on CD and DVD. The following year, the singer closes contract with Sony Music and released the album Diamante, which sold 130,000 copies in a month, and how is the album title, is a diamond with more than 300,000 copies sold.

In 2011, the singer was nominated in several categories in the Trophy Promessas, and on 22 October the same year she recorded a live DVD with an audience of more than 60,000 people.[6] The recording was made during the event Glorifica Litoral, in the city of São Sebastião, São Paulo, and still others brought singers and groups like the Rescue. It is on record views on YouTube. Only a music video for "Sabor de Mel" has more than five million views, and the song "Um Novo Vencedor" from his latest album was nearly half a million views a month. She also was one of those invited to participate in the Festival Promessas, an event that brought together some 20, 000 people in Flamengo Park and aired on Rede Globo. Besides Damares, the singers were fellow gospel singer Fernandinho, Eyshila, Fernanda Brum, Davi Sacer, Pregador Luo, Ludmila Ferber, Regis Danese and Diante do Trono. The transmission of the event was a success on TV, making the station was isolated leader of audience.[7]

Damares also received the title of "Ambassador of Peace" by the United Nations.[8]

Discography

Studio Albums
Title Details Sales Certications
Asas de Águia
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Louvores ao Rei
  • Format: K7
A Vitória É Nossa
  • Released: June, 2000
  • Label: Louvor Eterno
  • Format: CD, Playback, download digital
Agenda de Deus
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Louvor Eterno
  • Format: CD, Playback, download digital
O Deus que Faz
  • Released: February 1, 2004
  • Label: Louvor Eterno
  • Format: CD, Playback, download digital
  • BRA: 150,000
  • ABPD: Gold
Diário de um Vencedor
  • Released: March 4, 2006
  • Label: Louvor Eterno
  • Format: CD, Playback, download digital
  • BRA: 130,000
  • ABPD: Gold
Apocalipse
  • Released: May 8, 2008
  • Label: Louvor Eterno
  • Format: CD, Playback, download digital
  • BRA: 1,000,000
  • ABPD: Diamond
Diamante
  • Released: November 30, 2010
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, Playback, download digital
  • BRA: 500,000
  • ABPD: Diamond
O Maior Troféu
  • Released: April 29, 2013
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, Playback, download digital
  • BRA: 300,000
  • ABPD: Diamond
Obra Prima
  • Released: November 4, 2016
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, Playback, download digital
  • BRA: 60,000
  • ABPD: Gold
Live Albums
Title Details Sales Certications
A Minha Vitória Tem Sabor de Mel - Ao Vivo
  • Released: September 12, 2009
  • Label: Louvor Eterno
  • Format: CD, DVD, download digital
  • BRA: 200,000
  • ABPD: Platinum
Uma Vida, Uma História - Ao Vivo
  • Released: December, 2011
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, download digital
  • BRA: 75,000
  • ABPD: Gold
O Maior Troféu ao Vivo
  • Released: March, 2015
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, download digital
  • BRA: 40,000
  • ABPD: Gold
Video Albums
Title Details Sales Certications
A Minha Vitória Tem Sabor de Mel - Ao Vivo
  • Released: September 12, 2009
  • Label: Louvor Eterno
  • Format: CD, DVD, download digital
  • BRA: 50,000
  • ABPD: Platinum
Uma Vida, Uma História - Ao Vivo
  • Released: December, 2011
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, download digital
  • BRA: 30,000
  • ABPD: Gold
O Maior Troféu ao Vivo
  • Released: March, 2015
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, download digital
  • BRA: 40,000
  • ABPD: Gold

Awards and nominations

Troféu Talento
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 Apocalypse Album of the Year Nominated
Sabor de Mel Music of the Year Nominated
Apocalypse Album Pentecostals Nominated
Damares Featured of 2008 Nominated
"Damares" "Singer of the year" Nominated
Damares Revelation Women Won
Troféu Promessas
Year Nominee / work Award Result
2011 Um Novo Vencedor Best Video Nominated
Um Novo Vencedor Best Music Nominated
Damares Best Singer Nominated
Diamante ("Diamond") Best CD / Best Album Won
2012 Ao Vivo em São Sebastião ("Live in San Sebastian") Best CD/Best Album Nominated
Consolador e Sabor de Mel ("Comforter and Taste of Honey") Best Music Nominated
Damares Best Singer Nominated
Ao Vivo em São Sebastião ("Live in San Sebastian") Best DVD/Blu-ray Nominated
Ao Vivo em São Sebastião ("Live in San Sebastian") Best CD Pentecostal Won

References

  1. Loja Evangélica. What happened to the 'Divas' music Pentecostal? part I Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on March 29, 2013
  2. https://musica.gospelprime.com.br/onu-concedera-o-titulo-de-embaixadora-da-paz-para-a-cantora-damares/
  3. Uol. Religious and sertanejos dominate list of best-selling CDs in 2011 Archived 2014-04-22 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on February 28, 2013
  4. Damares – Site Oficial. "Fotos". Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  5. Gospel+. "Vencedores do Troféu Talento 2009, confira". Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  6. Gospel Prime. "Damares reúne multidão na gravação de DVD em São Sebastião". Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  7. Gospel Prime. "Festival Promessas é sucesso na Globo". Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  8. Gospel Prime. "ONU concederá o título de Embaixadora da Paz para a cantora Damares". Retrieved 5 March 2012.
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