Raimundo Fagner Cândido Lopes
(born in Orós
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, October 13, 1949) is a Brazil
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ian singer, composer, musician, actor and music producer. He is commonly known by the stage name Fagner
The youngest of the five children of José Fares, Lebanese
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immigrant to Brazil, and Dona Francisca, Fagner was born in Fortaleza
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, the capital of the state of Ceará, although his birth was recorded in Orós.
At the age of five years he won a youth competition at a local radio station. As a teen, he formed vocal and instrumental groups and began to compose his own music. In 1968 he won the Festival de Música Popular do Ceará (Popular Music Festival of Ceará) with his song "Nada Sou" (I am Nothing).
In 1971 he moved to the capital Brasília
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, taking first place in the Festival de Música Popular do Centro de Estudos Universitários de Brasília (Popular Music Festival of the University Studies Center of Brasília) with his piece "Mucuripe" (with collaborator Belchior
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), which was later recorded by artist Elis Regina
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, and became Fagner's first notable success as a composer. He won prizes in other categories with additional pieces, as well.
He has had a distinguished career as a performer, singer, songwriter and composer for over 3 decades, and is also known for his collaborations with other MPB artists such as Caetano Veloso
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, Roberta Miranda
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, Chico Buarque
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, and others.
In 2003 Fagner was prosecuted for plagiarism
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: his song As Penas do Tiê
appeared to have the same music and lyrics that one of earlier Brazilian composer Hekel Tavares.
- 1973 - Manera Fru Fru, Manera
- 1975 - Ave Noturna
- 1976 - Raimundo Fagner
- 1977 - Orós (featuring Hermeto Pascoal
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- 1978 - Eu Canto - Quem Viver Chorará
- 1979 - Beleza
- 1980 - Eternas Ondas
- 1981 - Traduzir-se
- 1982 - Sorriso Novo - Qualquer Música
- 1983 - Palavra de Amor
- 1984 - A Mesma Pessoa - Cartaz
- 1985 - Fagner - Semente
- 1986 - Fagner - Lua do Leblon
- 1987 - Romance no Deserto
- 1989 - O Quinze
- 1991 - Pedras que Cantam
- 1993 - Demais
- 1994 - Caboclo Sonhador
- 1995 - Retrato
- 1996 - Raimundo Fagner - Pecado Verde
- 1997 - Terral
- 2001 - Fagner
- 2004 - Donos do Brasil
- 2007 - Fortaleza
- 2009 - Uma Canção no Rádio
- 1981 - Raimundo Fagner Canta en Español
- 1984 - Fagner - Dez Anos
- 1991 - Fagner en Español
- 1993 - Uma Noite Demais - Ao Vivo no Japão
- 1998 - Amigos e Canções
- 2000 - Ao Vivo
- 2002 - Me Leve (ao vivo)
- 2003 - Fagner & Zeca Baleiro