Wanessa Camargo (born on December 28, 1982 in Goiânia, Goiás) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter of pop music and romantic music. She is the daughter of Brazilian country singer Zezé Di Camargo from the duo Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano.
She was also the spokesperson for various different brands, such as Maybelline, and several products based on her image targeting young girls (dolls, shoes, make-up) were released.
Currently, besides being a singer, Wanessa is also the ambassadress in the non-governamental organization SOS Mata Atlântica, which defends the preservation of the Atlantic Forest. Due to her hard work in promoting the NGO and its goals, and also working for the depollution of the Tietê river, in São Paulo, Wanessa was awarded in 2007 with the Pro-Social Award from Brazil's Nickelodeon channel, and later received the Personality of the Year title from the Cisesp.
Wanessa was the first Brazilian female singer to have her first two singles reach #1 in Brazil. She has also performed a duet on television with Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti during one of his promotional trips to Brazil, and her newest album Total features a duet with another Italian singer, Gigi D'Alessio, in the song Um Coração Apaixonado (Un Cuore Malato), also included in D'Alessio's Made In Italy Brazilian album edition.
After marrying the businessman Marcus Buaiz on May 26th., Wanessa kept working on her new album with Nashville producer Jason Deere and Miami producer Cesar Lemos. After many delays due to the record company, her new album, Total, was released on August 25, 2007. Its first single, Não Tô Pronta Pra Perdoar, is a version of Dixie Chicks' 2007 Grammy Award-winning song Not Ready To Make Nice, authorized by the own trio.
In March, 2008, Wanessa went to Miami to record a musical partnership with Mexican trio Camila, in a special rendition of Camila's 2006 hit song Abrázame. The partnership was included in both Camila's Todo Cambió album in its Brazilian edition and in Wanessa's Total re-release.
In April, 2008, the singer started her new national tour, named after her sixth album. Wanessa recently announced that she will begin working on her next album in December, and that she will also promote this next album in Mexico. The album, scheduled to April, 2009, includes a new song featuring American rapper Ja Rule in two different versions, with Camargo singing in Portuguese in the version named "Meu Momento" and singing in English in the version named "Fly". "Fly" was released as a single in Brazil in April, with "Meu Momento" added to her album as a bonus track; no word has surfaced yet about whether Ja Rule intends or not to release "Fly" in the U.S.
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