Even though Brazilian pop singer Michel Teló is best known internationally for his 2011 solo dance single "Ai Se Eu Te Pego!" (a favorite among soccer players for celebration dances) he had already been a successful performer for years before recording the number one hit that topped charts in more than 15 countries. Previously, Teló was lead vocalist for Grupo Tradição from 1997-2009, and they experienced a great deal of chart success; he recorded eleven albums with them. Teló sings primarily in the "musica sertaneja" genre, Brazil's most popular style that has dominated mainstream radio and sales figures since the '90s. Its sweet melodies and rich harmonies are underscored by pop hooks, organic and synthesized rhythms, and slick, often luxurious backing arrangements whether in ballad or uptempo forms. Teló's debut solo album, ...
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