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Sérgio Mendes is the executive music producer of "Rio," which features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am and Rodrigo Santoro. Mendes also provides the voice for the samba school director in the film.

Sérgio Mendes is one of the most successful Brazilian musical artists of all time. He has recorded more than 35 albums, several of which went gold or platinum, and is a three-time Grammy Award winner. From the mid 1960s to the late 1970s, Mendes took numerous albums and singles to the top of the charts, including "The Look of Love," "Mas Que Nada" and "Brasil 66," the latter marking the first time that a song sung entirely in Portuguese reached the top five on Billboard magazine's pop chart in the U.S. Mendes's signature mix of bossa nova/samba and his distinctive pop instrumentation feature melodies with distinct sophistication and alluring sexiness that ultimately came to define Brazilian music for music enthusiasts around the world.

Mendes's innovation and versatility has enabled him to collaborate with a wide range of artists, ranging from Frank Sinatra (with whom he did two tours) and Fred Astaire to recent recordings with Justin Timberlake and will.i.am. He has also played twice at the White House, in 1971 and 1982.

In 1992, Mendes was awarded his first Grammy in the category of Best World Music for his album "Brasileiro," and has since been honored with two Latin Grammy Awards for Best Brazilian Record—"Timeless" (2006) and "Bom Tempo" (2010); the latter was also nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award.

In 2011, Mendes released his 39th album, "Celebration: A Musical Journey," which honors his 50 years as a recording artist. As a producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Mendes' influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and media.


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Age: 75 years old
Birthday: February 11, 1941
Birthplace: Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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