Sérgio Mendes

Sérgio MendesCountry: Brazil
Genre: Pop
Style: Latin, Jazz, Funk
Real name: Sérgio Santos Mendes
Info: Sérgio Mendes is a Brazilian musician. He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk. Mendes is married to Gracinha Leporace, who has performed with him since the early 1970s. Mendes has also collaborated with many artists through the years, including the Black Eyed Peas, with whom he re-recorded in 2006 a version of his breakthrough hit 'Mas Que Nada'.

2012 - Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song 'Real in Rio' from the animated film Rio.