Roberto Carlos Launches in Miami Tour Celebrating His Fifty Years in Music

By Dialogo
April 15, 2010

Brazilian balladeer Roberto Carlos will launch Saturday in Miami an international tour with which he is celebrating his fifty-year career and the countless musical successes that made him the Latino artist with the record for worldwide sales. Roberto Carlos Braga Moreira, sixty-eight years old, got his start in 1960 as a pop singer influenced by the Beatles, and in subsequent years his melancholy and romantic style made him enormously famous in Brazil and the rest of the continent. With successes like “A Million Friends,” “Lady Laura,” “A Cat in the Dark,” “What Will Become of You,” and “Jesus Christ,” Roberto Carlos is a prolific artist who has sold more than 100 million records around the world, has provided music for several films, and has recorded in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and Italian, the record company Sony announced. Before the opening show in Miami, Sony will present a recognition award to Roberto Carlos at its headquarters in New York, the company indicated. After Miami, Roberto Carlos will continue the tour celebrating a half century in music with performances in New York and other U.S. cities, several cities in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Canada, and Costa Rica.