Happy birthday to Marisa Monte, who turns 53 today.

Happy birthday Marisa Monte, who celebrates with a new Fan Club book  in Rio today.
Image: Leo Aversa

The big news from Rio is Marisa Monte’s jaw-dropping announcement of her new deal with Sony Music, along with a hint that work on her first new album in nearly a decade has already begun. Check out the links below:

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Monte’s last studio album O Que Voce Quer Saber De Verdade was met with mixed reviews on its release in 2011. But we know that Marisa Monte is prepared to deliver an awesome album, perhaps as soon as later this year.

Why else would she want to return to the studio scene?

But today, let’s revisit her first hist song. ‘Bem Que Se Quis’. It’s the song that propelled Monte to pop success.

Feliz Anniversario, Marisa!

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