Paula Fernandes

Paula Fernandes de Souza[1] (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈpawlɐ feʁˈnɐ̃dʒis]; born August 28, 1984, in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais)[2] is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and arranger. In a poll organized among readers of VIP magazine in 2011, she was named the 16th "sexiest woman in the world". That same year, she was one of the most searched people on Google Brazil. She winner a Latin Grammy Awards for her album "Amanhecer" in 2016.

Paula Fernandes
Background information
Birth namePaula Fernandes de Souza
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984
OriginSete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1993-present
LabelsUniversal Music Brazil
WebsiteOfficial website


Born in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, she lived on a farm with her parents and her younger brother during her childhood.[1] Fernandes started singing when she was eight years old, releasing her self-titled debut album two years later.[3] Her second album, named Ana Rayo, was released in 1995, and was inspired by the A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão telenovela.[3] Fernandes went to college to study Geography in Belo Horizonte when she was 18 years old, singing in pubs during this time.[4] She recorded one of the theme songs of Rede Globo's telenovela América, named "Ave Maria Natureza", and released the album Canções do Vento Sul soon after.[3] Fernandes was nominated for the Best Popular Singer Award at Prêmio da Música Brasileira with that album.[4] The song "Jeito de Mato" from her following album, Pássaro de Fogo, was a theme song on the Globo telenovela Paraíso, and her version of Ivete Sangalo's "Quando a Chuva Passar" was the main theme of the telenovela Escrito nas Estrelas.[3] Fernandes released her first DVD in October 2010,[3] and gained further recognition after she participated in two Rede Globo specials: the Roberto Carlos' end of year show, broadcast on December 25, 2010, and Show da Virada, broadcast during New Year's Eve, on December 31, 2010.[3] Her live album, Paula Fernandes - Ao Vivo, released in 2011, was the top seller of that year. Fernandes became known in the rest of Latin America due to her collaboration on the Juanes song "Hoy Me Voy", released on his 2012 MTV Unplugged album.[5] Her 2013 album Multishow ao Vivo - Um Ser Amor was nominated for the 2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best Sertaneja Music Album, with the title song being nominated in the Best Brazilian Song category.[6] Fernandes was also a singer with another, earlier, famous, group headed by another popular South American, Luciano. Earlier, she sang a Luciano passion song "Saudade Bandida" but was not named the vocalist, or shown in the video. Paula recorded one album in English titled Dust in the Wind in an American western style, see below (EMI). She also recorded a duet with Canadian country singer Shania Twain and one with American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.


Studio albums

Title Details Certifications
Canções do Vento Sul
Gold (ABPD)[7]
Dust in the Wind
  • Released: February 16, 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, digital download
Pássaro de Fogo
  • Released: April 18, 2009
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
3× Platinum (ABPD)[7]
Meus Encantos
  • Released: May 29, 2012
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
Diamond (ABPD)[7]
  • Released: October 23, 2015
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
Gold (ABPD)[7]

Live albums

Title Details Certifications
Paula Fernandes: Ao Vivo
  • Released: January 26, 2011
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
2× Diamond (ABPD)[7]

Platinum (AFP)
Multishow Ao Vivo: Um Ser Amor
  • Released: October 22, 2013
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
Diamond (ABPD)[7]
Amanhecer Ao Vivo
  • Released: September 30, 2016
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download


Title Details Certifications
Um Ser Amor
  • Released: June 12, 2013
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
Platinum (ABPD)[7]

Compilation albums

Title Details Certifications
As 20 Melhores
  • Released: April 2, 2013
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: Digital download
Encontros pelo Caminho
  • Compilation album
  • Released: September 23, 2014
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, DVD, digital download
Platinum (ABPD)[7]
A Arte de Paula Fernandes
  • Compilation album
  • Released: October 30, 2015
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Format: CD, digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
Brasil Hot 100 Airplay Brasil Hot Popular Songs
2005 "Meu Eu em Você" Canções do Vento Sul
2009 "Pássaro de Fogo" 36 2 Pássaro de Fogo
"Jeito de Mato" 24 3
2010 "Quando a Chuva Passar" 29 20
2011 "Pra Você" 2 2 Paula Fernandes: Ao Vivo
"Não Precisa" (duet with Victor & Leo) 2 6
"Sensações" 60
2012 "Eu Sem Você" 2 Meus Encantos
"Cuidar Mais de Mim" 13
2013 "Se o Coração Viajar" 16
"Um Ser Amor" 4 Um Ser Amor (EP)
"Não Fui Eu" 3 Multishow Ao Vivo: Um Ser Amor
2014 "Quem É" 14
"You're Still the One" (duet with Shania Twain) 15 Encontros pelo Caminho
2015 "Pegando Lágrimas" (duet with Chitãozinho & Xororó) 17
"Depois" (duet with Victor & Leo) 29
"A Paz Desse Amor" 21 Amanhecer
2016 "Piração" 4
"Depende da Gente" 13
"Olhos de Céu" 88 Amanhecer Ao Vivo
2017 "Traidor" 51 Hora Certa
2018 "Beijo Bom" 32
2019 "Juntos" 26 Origens
As featured artist
2010 "Caminhoneiro" (duet with Dominguinhos) Emoções Sertanejas
2011 "Meu Grito de Amor" (duet with Eduardo Costa) 8 De Pele, Alma e Coração Ao Vivo
"Over the Rainbow" (duet with Michael Bolton) 28 Gems: The Duets Collection
2012 "Long Live" (duet with Taylor Swift) 10 Speak Now World Tour – Live (Brazilian edition)
"Hoy Me Voy" (duet with Juanes) 54 Juanes MTV Unplugged
"Criação Divina" (duet with Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano) 6 20 Anos de Sucesso
2013 "Se Tudo Fosse Fácil" (duet with Michel Teló) 6 Sunset


  1. Ariane Abdallah (March 9, 2011). "O reinado de Paula Fernandes" (in Portuguese). Revista TPM. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  2. "Paula Fernandes - Dicionário Cravo Albin de Música Brasileira" (in Portuguese). Dicionário Cravo Albin da Música Popular Brasileira. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  3. "Paula Fernandes" (in Portuguese). Contigo. Archived from the original on May 3, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  4. "Sucesso em trilhas de novelas, Paula Fernandes raised popularity after sharing stage with the well known Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos" (in Portuguese). Correio Braziliense. January 5, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  5. R7. "Paula Fernandes coloca disco ao vivo no topo da lista de mais vendidos" (in Portuguese). Rede Record. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  6. Wang, Andrea; Brown, Tracy (September 24, 2014). "Latin Grammys 2014: Complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  7. Paula Fernandes certifications. ABPD. Accessed July 31, 2012.
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