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Elis Regina, one of the most ferociously talented singers from Brazil, began singing professionally at age 12, signed her first recording contract at 13. Sensitive and meticulous, she was the country's most popular and highest-paid singer at 21. After her premature death at 36, more than 100,000 people followed her funeral procession through the streets of São Paulo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elis_Regina

Elis Regina (1945-1982) was an extraordinary brazillian singer, sometimes known as the best brazillian female singer of all times. Her greatest songs are "Romaria", "Madalena"; "Como Os Nossos Pais", "Mais Que Nada" and "Águas de Março", one of the best and most famous brazillian songs ever, wihich she sang with the also legendary brazillian singer Tom Jobim.