Tony Carreira

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Tony Carreira
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Tony Carreira live at Lagoa
Background information
Born (1963-12-30) December 30, 1963 (age 56)
Armadouro, Pampilhosa da Serra, Portugal
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active1991–present
Website www.tonycarreira.com

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. [1] 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.[ citation needed ]

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O Homem Que Sou has been certified seven times platinum in Portugal. Up to 2009, he sold over 700,000 records in Portugal.[ citation needed ]

Nos fiançailles France/Portugal , released in February 2014, includes duets with several French artists such as Natasha St-Pier, Vincent Niclo, Gérard Lenorman, Michel Sardou, Dany Brillant, Serge Lama, Anggun, Didier Barbelivien, Lisa Angell and Hélène Ségara. [2]

The album Sempre was released in 2014.

His most recent album, Mon Fado, was released in 2016. [3]

Tony Carreira is the father of three children, Sara Carreira, a TV personality and singer, killed in a car crash on 5 December 2020, and the pop singers David Carreira and Mickael Carreira.

Discography

Albums

Studio albums
Compilation albums
Live albums

International charting

YearTitlePeak chart positionsSales
BEL
(Wa)
FR
[4]
SWI
2003Passionita pila Lolita116
2010Reste - Best Of122
2014Nos fiançailles, France / Portugal27440
  • FR: 65,000 [5]
2016Mon fado1121593
2017Le cœur des femmes6918
[6]
26

Singles

YearTitleChart PositionsAlbumYear-end positions
POR
2007 "O Que Vai Ser De Mím (quando Fores Embora)"2A Vida Que Eu Escolhi
2009 "Porque E Que Vens?"2O Homem Que Sou
3
"Se Me Vais Deixar"10O Homem Que Sou
37
2011 "A Saudade De Ti"13O Mesmo De Sempre

Controversies

In August 2008, the Portuguese Society of Authors (SPA) announced that it had received several complaints about possible plagiarism by Tony Carreira. The complaints related to three songs: "Depois de Ti (Mais Nada)", "Ai Destino, Ai Destino" and "Leva-me ao Céu". SPA concluded that the song "Depois de Ti (Mais Nada)", is an apparent unauthorized copy of the song "Después de Ti...¿Qué?", composed by Rudy Pérez and first performed by José Feliciano. No action was taken however because SPA had not received an official complaint from the rights owners, who were represented by Universal Music Publishing. According to Universal Music the matter was "under investigation". In 2017, Tony Carreira was formally accused of plagiarism by the Portuguese Public Prosecution Service. [7]

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References

  1. (in Portuguese) Angelo Barata, Tony Carreira, Portugal Música (November 12, 2008)
  2. "Just Music - Votre blog 100% musique". www.justmusic.fr. Retrieved Dec 9, 2020.
  3. mag, My SOUND. "TONY CARREIRA - MON FADO [ÁLBUM COMPLETO]" . Retrieved Dec 9, 2020.
  4. "Discography Tony Carreira". French Charts Portal.
  5. "David Carreira publie un EP avant l'album "Tout recommencer"". chartsinfrance.net (in French). Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  6. "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 7, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique . Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  7. "Ministério Público acusa Tony Carreira de plagiar 11 músicas". PÚBLICO. Retrieved Dec 9, 2020.