Daniela Mercury ( born July 28, 1965 in Salvador da Bahia; actually Daniela Mercuri de Almeida Póvoas ) is a Brazilian singer. Stylistically, it is counted in the Música Popular Brasileira and Axé music.
Daniela Mercury was born as the daughter of Liliana Mercuri de Almeida and Antônio Fernando Abreu Ferreira de Almeida. She grew up with her four siblings in Salvador da Bahia on. Since the age of eight she had dance lessons. As a young woman she and her sister Vânia in Salvador began to appear as singers. Her repertoire includes songs by Chico Buarque since then and Elis Regina.
In 1984 she married at 19 years old friend the electronics engineer Zalther Portela Laborda Póvoas. 1985 and 1986 were out of wedlock children Gabriel, now a singer-songwriter, and Giovanna, now a dancer in Mercury's ensemble show. In 1996 the divorce.
She was the lead singer of the band Companhia Clic with which they released two albums. Then Daniela Mercury began her solo career that eventually brought her international fame. After the release of their first album Daniela Mercury, she performed some time with various musicians. In 1989 she became a background singer in the band of Gilberto Gil. 1991 their album O Canto da Cidade was released, which sold in Brazil over 2 million times. After appearances at several major live concerts in Brazil Daniela Mercury was also outside Brazil, particularly in the U.S. and in Japan, known. Overall, Daniela Mercury sold about 11 million albums around the world and is thus regarded as the number one singer in Brazil.
She is an ambassador of the anti- AIDS Programme of the United Nations and UNICEF. Based on an advertisement for the use of condoms as part of its commitment she stroked the Vatican from the list of artists who early December 2005 in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI. intended to give a Christmas concert in Rome.
On October 12, 2013, she married in a civil ceremony in Salvador da Bahia, the journalist Malu Vercosa. Both brides were completely absorbed in white. Also Daniela Mercury's the connection initially critical of standing father attended the wedding. Back in April of this year Daniela Mercury talked about Malu Vercosa as " my wife, my family, to sing my inspiration. "