Astrud Gilberto Obituary, Death – One of the most famous bossa nova singers to come out of Brazil, she rose to fame with her version of “The Girl from Ipanema” in 1964. Astrud Gilberto, who passed away at the age of 83, was the female bossa nova singer who was best known for her rendition of the song “The Girl from Ipanema.” This song sold more than a million copies when it was released as a single in 1964, and it was the song that introduced the laid-back, sophisticated Brazilian musical style to a vast new audience across the United States and the rest of the world.
Astrud Gilberto was the best known female bossa nova singer. Gilberto did not write the song, and she had not been regarded as a significant personality in the bossa nova movement prior to the time of its release because she had never sang professionally before. However, the release of that one hit record shifted everything. She became the voice and face of what would become a new trend in pop music all across the world, and she had an incredibly cool voice.
In the same year that she was inducted into the Latin Music Hall of Fame, she also released the album Jungle, which would turn out to be her last. The album comprised ten of her newly composed original songs. In addition to that, she declared that she would be retiring from the public stage for a “undetermined amount of time.” She currently spends a significant portion of her time to projects that advocate for animal welfare in addition to her work as an artist.
In 2008, the Latin Recording Academy honored her with a Grammy for lifetime achievement for her work in the music industry. Marcelo, her son with Joo Gilberto, as well as Gregory, her son from a previous relationship, are the only members of her family to survive her passing. Astrud Gilberto (Astrud Evangelina Weinert), singer and songwriter, born 29 March 1940; died 5 June 2023