Céu began her career in 2007 with the release of her eponymous album and from her debut was nominated for a Grammy Award in the World Music category, which is extremely rare for a Brazilian artist.
His debut album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker and World Music charts, and No. 57 on the Billboard 200 Best Selling Album chart, the highest US chart position ever achieved by a Brazilian artist since Astrud Gilberto with “Girl From Ipanema” in 1963.
With 5 released albums, Céu has been nominated eight times and won three Latin Grammy Awards with her last two albums Tropix (2017) and Apka! (2020).
Céu’s music has spread all over the world. She has performed on 5 continents in the most prestigious festivals, such as the Montreal Jazz Festival (CAN), North Sea Jazz (NL), Coachella (USA), Roskilde (DK), Rock in Rio (BRA) and Lollapalooza (BRA).
Having collaborated with Brazilian and international artists such as Duran Duran, Herbie Hancock, Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, Emicida, among others, Céu is one of the few Brazilian artists to have performed on the show Later…with Jools Holland from the BBC.
His albums and concerts regularly appear on the Best of World Music lists of magazines and newspapers around the world, such as The New York Times, Billboard, The Guardian, Mojo Magazine, Wired, Sunday Times, Les Inrockuptibles, Telerama, O Globo and Folha de S. Paulo.
Her previous album APKA! (2020) reached No. 1 on the iTunes World Music Chart in the United States and Canada. It was also the most played album on more than 200 college and non-commercial radio stations in the United States and Canada in the Latin music and world music categories in 2020 (NACC Rankings).
Céu is considered one of the most influential Brazilian artists of her generation.
In 2021, after five author albums, Céu released his first cover album, Um Gosto de Sol. This is the first album in which Céu is only an interpreter, giving voice to a dozen songs written by different authors, including João Gilberto (Bim Bom), Francis Albert (Feelings), Sade (Paradise), Jimi Hendrix (May This Be Love), Beastie Boys (I Don’t Know), Fionna Apple (Criminal) among others.
For the first time, Céu uses the acoustic guitar as a key element on his album – performed by Andreas Kisser, well known for his metal band Sepultura, who learned to play the seven-string guitar especially for this recording.
The album currently holds No. 2 on the NACC Independent American and Canadian World and Latin Music Radio Charts and has successfully entered radio playlists around the world in Brazil, the United States, Canada, in France and Germany. He was praised by important media in Brazil and around the world, such as the Canadian newspaper La Presse, Radio Canada, CKRL Quebec, and even in France by Télérama, Radio Nova, FIP, France Inter, German radio WDR Cosmo , etc.
In 2022, Céu will embark on a world tour to celebrate the album and will perform on stages in the UK, Europe, North America, Latin America and Brazil.
“A very successful album”
Nova Club – Radio Nova
“A luminous and catchy opus to make hope shine again in his country”
“Through his covers, Céu manages to create a unity while slipping between borders and registers”
“It seems that in this album everything is in Brazilian music and Brazilian music is in everything”
The Sound Wall – Radio France Inter
“Céu pays tribute to the great classics with a dream cast”
By Jupiter! – Radio France Inter
“We forage there at will, sure to make our honey there”
“Since her first album in 2005, the composer and singer has established herself with her feminist texts and her political positions carried by her sweet voice and her inventive and elegant musical universe”
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