Grammy-winning ‘Garota de Ipanema’ singer Astrud Gilberto passes away at 83

Paul Ricci, singer and close family friend, confirmed the death of the performer with an unmistakable voice.

Brazilian Astrud Gilberto, one of the greatest exponents of bossa nova, known worldwide for her unmistakable voice and interpretation of “Garota de Ipanema,” died at 83, her family informed.

“I come to bring the sad news that my grandmother became a star today and is next to my grandfather Joao Gilberto,” Sofia Gilberto, the singer’s granddaughter, wrote early Tuesday morning.

The singer will be remembered for decades

She was the first Brazilian to be nominated for a Grammy
She was the first Brazilian to be nominated for a Grammy

Astrud Gilberto was a singer born in Salvador, capital of Bahia, northeastern Brazil, in 1940 and was married to singer Joao Gilberto, another prominent person in the world of music who passed away in 2019.

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The singer was the creator of 19 albums. Astrid innovated the “Garota de Ipanema,” the famous song by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes that became a worldwide hit with its English version together with the talented saxophonist Stan Getz.

She was the first Brazilian nominated for a Grammy Award, which she won for Best Song of the Year in 1965.