Morris Albert

Morris Albert, actually Maurício Alberto Kaisermann, ( born September 7, 1951 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Since his breakthrough in the mid -1970s, he sold more than 150 million records worldwide.


Albert was born the son of an Austrian immigrant family. At the beginning of his musical career, he was a singer and guitarist member of several bands. After the success of the first single Feel The Sunshine he took in 1974 under the title of his debut album Feelings on. With him he achieved in his native place 1 and held for half a year in the charts. The coupled as a single title track gave Albert a worldwide hit. The ballad came in the summer of 1975, entering the top ten of the U.S. Billboard charts and sold in the U.S. alone more than 300,000 times. For his success, he was in 1976 nominated for four Grammy Awards. Later created by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Mathis and The Offspring own interpretations of the song.

1988 accused the French songwriter Loulou Albert Gasté of intellectual property theft. Feelings is merely a plagiarism of his song Pour Toi. Guests won the case and received 88 percent of all royalties recording.

Albert now lives with his family in Italy. In 2004 he participated with the song Cuore, a duet with singer Mietta, at the Sanremo Festival in part.