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Nelson Ned built a solid career as a singer and composer of sentimental, suffering songs. His recordings have been released in America, Europe, and Africa, and he has received gold records both in Brazil and abroad. His compositions have been recorded by the likes of Mantovani and Matt Monroe; in Brazil he had his songs recorded by Moacir Franco, Antônio Marcos, and Agnaldo Timóteo. In 1968, he recorded for the first time; the song was his own composition (with Hamilton Gouveia Bastos) "Tamanho Não É Documento" (loosely, "Size Doesn't Matter," an allusion to his small stature). In the same year, he won the I Festival de la Canción (Buenos Aires, Argentina) with his "Tudo Passará." In 1969, when he was already very popular in Brazil, he started to sing internationally, performing in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Africa. His international performances included four shows at Carnegie Hall, two at Madison Square Garden, and mega-events in Mexico. After his conversion in 1993, he has only recorded evangelic songs.
Nelson Ned (born as Nelson Ned d'Ávila Pinto, on March 2, 1947) is a famous Brazilian singer from Ubá, Minas Gerais. Nelson built a solid career as a singer and composer of sentimental, suffering songs, rising to popularity in Brazil and Latin America in 1969 and becoming known internationally, especially in Portugal, France and Spain. In 1971 he released his first Spanish album, "Canción Popular" and performed in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Africa. His international performances have included Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and mega-events in Mexico. He was the first Latin artist to sell a million records in the U.S. with his hit "Happy Birthday My Darling" in 1974. He also did some instrumental work for the "Electric Moog Orchestra" in 1977. Since his conversion in 1993, he has only recorded Christian Evangelical songs in both Portuguese, Spanish and some in English.
Some of Nelson Ned's best-known ballads in Portuguese language are: "Domingo à Tarde", "Tudo Passará", "Eu Tambem Sou Sentimental", "Deus Abençoe as Crianças do Brasil", "Medo" and "Feliz Aniversario".