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Tony Carreira

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  • Years Active: 2000s

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All Music Guide:

Tony Carreira initially made a name for himself as an entertainer among Portuguese immigrants living in France. By the late '80s, Carreira had gained enough recognition that he participated in national performance competitions, distinguishing himself among hundreds of competitors. He signed a three-year deal with Discossette in 1990, recording such hits as "E Verao em Portugal" and "Meu Heroi Pequeno," which elevated him to national renown. His 1992 release Canta, Canta Portugal marked the completion of his contract, and he began working with the Editora Especial label, with whom he produced his first record to go gold, Português de Alma e Coração. Having maintained an active recording and performance career throughout the mid- to late '90s, Carreira made his breakthrough into the mainstream in 2000 at the Olympia Theater in Paris. The live record that came out of the concert, Tony Carreira ao Vivo no Olympia, went triple platinum and spent 37 weeks at number one on the national charts. His tremendous success on-stage at the Olympia was repeated a short time later, and yet again in 2002 at the Coliseu in Lisbon. Celebrating 15 years of success in 2003, Carreira performed again in Lisbon, this time at the Atlantic Pavilion, producing a live album and DVD. Tony Carreira ao Vivo no Pavilhao Atlantico went quadruple platinum. Carreira returned to the Atlantic Pavilion in 2006 for another round of large-scale concerts, this time to slightly smaller audiences. His 2007 release Vida Que Eu Escolhi found its way to the Top 20 on Portuguese charts, marking Carreira as a pop talent with notable staying power.

Wikipedia:

Tony Carreira (born António Manuel Mateus Antunes on December 30, 1963) is a Portuguese musician. Born in the small rural locality of Armadouro, Pampilhosa da Serra, he moved to Paris at age 10 with his emigrant parents. He lived there for 20 years. Carreira has had several hits since 1991, becoming during the 2000s one of the most renowned and best-selling popular singers in his home country. Tony Carreira sold out concerts in one of the largest venues in Portugal, the Pavilhão Atlântico in Lisbon, and also at the Olympia in Paris.

His most recent album, O Homem Que Sou, has been certified seven times platinum in Portugal. He has sold over 700,000 records in Portugal.

In August 2008, the Portuguese Society of Authors (SPA) collected reports regarding possible cases of plagiarism against Tony Carreira. The references made to plagiarism related to three particular songs titled "Depois de Ti (Mais Nada)", "Ai Destino, Ai Destino" and "Leva-me ao Céu". SPA stated: "We have heard the songs and reached the conclusion that, there is one song, "Depois de Ti", which is an apparent copy without authorization.

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