Gretchen


Gretchen

Maria Odete Brito de Miranda, known as Gretchen [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0340389/ Gretchen Profile] . IMDb.] [http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/ilustrada/ult90u63269.shtml Gretchen negocia ensaio de nudez ao lado da filha Thammy] . Folha de São Paulo] [http://ego.globo.com/Gente/Noticias/0,,MUL352063-9798,00-ENTREVISTA+GRETCHEN+SE+RECUSA+A+PASSAR+TITULO+DE+RAINHA+DO+BUMBUM+ADIANTE.html Entrevista: Gretchen se recusa a passar título de rainha do bumbum adiante] Ego. Globo.com] (May 29 1959 in Rio de Janeiro – ) [http://www3.tse.gov.br/sadEleicaoDivulgaCand2008/gerenciarregistrocandidatura/manterCandidato!mostrarRegistroCandidatura.action?codigoUECandidato=24511&sqCandidato=7602 Gretchen Profile] . Tribunal Superior Eleitoral do Brasil.] is a Brazilian singer. [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0xfpxqq0ldae~T1 Gretchen Profile] . Allmusic.] She became notorious as the "Rainha do Bumbum" ("Butt Queen") in the late 1970s when, after doing backing vocals for years, she appeared on a TV show and soon recorded her debut album, "Dance With Me". In 1980, 1981 and 1982, she released her three most successful albums: "My Name Is Gretchen", "You and Me", and "Lonely". These three albums featured songs that became hallmarks in her career, such as "Freak Le Boom Boom", "Melô do Piripipi", "Conga Conga Conga".

Between 1980 and 1982, she grabbed the media's attention by making "sexy" music, while still enjoying popularity among children. After "Lonely" in 1982, she went on a downward spiral while trying to remain on the charts. Born as a Roman Catholic, she embraced the Protestant faith in the 1990s, and began singing Gospel music. By the end of the 1990s, her hits had returned to dance floors. With the emergence of Butt Music stars like Carla Perez, Gretchen was eventually recognized as a forerunner of the hip shakers. The compilation "20 Super Sucessos" came out in 1998 on Copacabana/EMI.

Gretchen signed a contract to star a porn movie for Brazilian porn producers "Brasileirinhas" in 2006, following the example of Rita Cadillac, with whom she appeared in the "Pornochanchada" "Aluga-se Moças" in 1982. The movie, "La Conga Sex" [ [http://cinema.terra.com.br/interna/0,,OI1132580-EI1176,00.html Gretchen vai estrelar filme pornô em novembro] . cinema.terra.com.br] [ [http://cineminha.uol.com.br/filme.cfm?id=100590 La Conga Sex (2006)] . cineminha.uol.com.br] , was released by November, followed by another porn title, "Carnaval 2007", released in February 2007.

In 2008, she became candidate to be mayor of the city of Itamaracá. [ [http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/brasil/ult96u334915.shtml Partidos escalam Gretchen, Ronaldo Esper, Sérgio Mallandro e Viola para puxarem votos] . Folha de São Paulo] [ [http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Politica/0,,MUL28135-5601,00.html No PPS, Gretchen terá aulas para ser prefeita] . g1.globo.com]

Discography

;Albums

*"2002" 25 Anos De Sucesso [ [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0xfpxqq0ldae~T2 Gretchen Discography] Allmusic.]
*"2001" Me Deixa Louca
*"2000" La Pasion
*"1998" 20 Super Sucessos
*"1997" A Nova Grethen
*"1996" Jesus Dance
*"1995" Sexy Charme Dance
*"1993" Vem Me Ver
*"1991" Cheiro & Chamego
*"1988" Gypsy
*"1987" Latino Americana
*"1983" Gretchen
*"1982" Gretchen Disco Show (Argentina)
*"1982" Gretchen Soy La Mujer (Argentina)
*"1982" Lonely
*"1981" You And Me
*"1979" My Name Is Gretchen

;Singles

*"1985" Le Bal Masque
*"1985" Hula Hula Ba Ba Ye
*"1984" Bate Bate Coração
*"1984" Melô do Pata Pata
*"1983" Melô do Xique Xique
*"1982" Allah-la-ô My Love
*"1982" Gretchen E Os Três Patinhos
*"1982" Melô do Piripipi
*"1981" Give Me Love
*"1981" Conga Conga Conga
*"1980" 1,2,3...(One, Two, Three)
*"1979" Freak Le Boom Boom
*"1979" Outra Vez Mulher
*"1978" Dance With Me

oundtrack

*"Bar Esperança" 1983, track Conga Conga Conga
*"Elas Por Elas" 1982, track Melô do Piripipi

Guest Appearances

*"As Melindrosas" Disco Baby 1978, Choir, Chorus
*"Pirlimpimpim II" 1984, track Milongueira da Sierra Pelada
*"No Mundo da Crianca" 1986, track Bumbum No Chão
*"A Discoteca do Chacrinha" 1999, Medley Freak Le Boom Boom, Me Gusta El Cha Cha Cha, Conga Conga Conga

Filmography

* 1990 A Rota do Brilho
* 1984 Pirlimpimpim 2 (TV)
* 1982 Aluga-se Moças
* 1979 Vamos Cantar Disco Baby

References

External links

* [http://www.gretchen.com.br/novo/index.asp Official Website]


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