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How Michel Telo Went From Obscure Brazilian Country Singer To Global Superstar – Billboard.biz

Michel Telo's "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"


Billboard.biz

How Michel Telo Went From Obscure Brazilian Country Singer To Global Superstar
Billboard.biz
In 2011, Michel Teló heard the song in Salvador during a forro concert and decided he wanted to perform the song to a Sertanejo (Brazilian country music) rhythm. So he reached out to Acioly, they worked out a deal and the rest is music history.

The astronomical global success of Michel Teló, a Brazilian country singer, is an example of the diverse new talents emerging from Brazil’s thriving pop scene and the multitude of ways even the most obscure artists can shine brightly on the world stage. Here superstars like Pitbull cover his hit song “Ai Se Te Pego,” Perez Hilton sings its praises and soccer stars like Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring goals roll around on the pitch to to the song.

“Ai Se Eu Te Pego” (Oh If I Catch You), with its catchy repetitive chorus, accordion hook and lyrics about a guy trying to seduce a girl, was not originally a hit. The song was officially written in 2008 by Sharon Acioly, who first heard the phrase in Porto Seguro from a group of girls who were singing and dancing to a song they came up with as a joke during a trip to Disney World.

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