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Sergio Mendes

Biography

Bandleader who have popularized the Brazilian audio. He was known for crossing bossa nova with jazz and funk. His recording Natural herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 presented his breakout strike, Mas Que Nada, that was therefore well-known it boosted recording sales towards the platinum level. He created Lani Hall’s vocals for the theme music to Never State Never Once again, the 1983 Wayne Bond film with Sean Connory. He wedded his regular collaborator Gracinha Leporace. They started performing collectively in the first 1970s. He offers two children called Gustavo and Tiago. He rerecorded Mas Que Nada with Stacy Ferguson, a.k.a. Fergie, as well as the Dark Eyed Peas.

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Full Name Sérgio Mendes
Date Of Birth February 11, 1941
Place Of Birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Profession Pianist
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Gracinha Leporace
Children Tiago Mendes, Gustavo Mendes
Awards Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album, Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Song, Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album, Echo Award for Jazz Production
Star Sign Aquarius

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1Leader of 1960s band, Brasil '66.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brothers Grimsby2016performer: "Magalehna"
Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure2015performer: "Magalenha"
Rio 22014lyrics: "Bola Viva" / music: "Real in Rio", "Batucada Familia" / producer: "Beautiful Creatures", "Batucada Familia"
Believe2013/Iperformer: "Mas Que Nada"
So You Think You Can Dance2006-2013TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Mad Men2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice Brasil2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Claudia Leitte: Negalora - Íntimo2012Video documentary performer: "Magalenha", "Mas Que Nada"
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series 1 episode
Avenida Brasil2012TV Series performer: "Mas Que Nada"
902102011TV Series 1 episode
Miss Universe 20112011TV Special performer: "Mas Que Nada"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rio2011lyrics: "Sapo Cai" / music: "Real In Rio", "Sapo Cai", "Copacabana Dreams", "Real in Rio New Home" / performer: "Copacabana Dreams", "Mas Que Nada" / producer: "Real In Rio", "Sapo Cai", "Copacabana Dreams", "Mas Que Nada", "Forro Da Fruta", "Real in Rio New Home"
American Idol2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dzi Croquettes2009Documentary performer: "Ye-Me-Le" / writer: "Ye-Me-Le"
Caras & Bocas2009TV Series performer: "Funky Bahia"
Hearsay2008performer: "Watch What Happens" / writer: "Watch What Happens"
Two Lovers2008performer: "Chove Chuva The Constant Rain" 1966
Over Her Dead Body2008performer: "Mas Que Nada"
Superbad2007performer: "Roda"
Ugly Betty2007TV Series 1 episode
Music Within2007performer: "Mas Que Nada"
ER2006TV Series 1 episode
Entourage2006TV Series 1 episode
Cobras & Lagartos2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Walk on Water2004arranger: "For What It's Worth" / performer: "For What It's Worth"
Undeclared2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance with Me1998performer: "Magalenha"
Digging to China1997performer: "Mas Que Nada"
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997performer: "Mas Que Nada"
I Shot Andy Warhol1996performer: "Mas Que Nada"
Quelli che... il calcio1993TV Series performer: "Mas que nada"
Made in America1993performer: "What Is This?"
Fame1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grijpstra & De Gier1979performer: "Where there is love"
Heavy Traffic1973performer: "Scarborough Fair"
The Boys in the Band1970performer: "The Frog"
Music Scene1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV Special performer: "The Look of Love"
The Danny Kaye Show1966TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rio 22014Street Vendor (voice)
Pharrell Williams: Happy2013Video shortDancer (uncredited)
Rio2011Samba School Director (voice)
Be Cool2005Sergio Mendes
Sullivan's Empire1967TV MovieSergio Mendes
Sangue na Madrugada1964

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rio 22014executive music producer
Rio2011executive music producer
Never Say Never Again1983music producer: title song - as Sergio Mendez

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bossa Nova2000special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Sábado noche1988TV SeriesHimself
Sergio Mendes & Friends: Live in Tokyo '841984TV MovieHimself
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651984TV SeriesHimself
Les nouveaux rendez-vous1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1980TV SeriesHimself - Musician / Himself - Bandleader
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1977TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Le grand échiquier1973TV SeriesHimself
It's Lulu1973TV SeriesHimself
La gran ocasión1973TV SeriesHimself
Monsanto Presents Mancini1971/IIITV SpecialBand
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Pearl Bailey Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour1970TV SeriesHimself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Music Tropical1970TV MovieHimself (as Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66)
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1969TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet1969TV SeriesHimself - Musician
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66)
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHimself
The Fred Astaire Show1968TV MovieHimself (as Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66)
The Hollywood Palace1967TV SeriesThemselves - Singers
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1967TV SeriesThemselves
The Jerry Lewis Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1967TV SeriesHimself
The Red Skelton Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
Where the Action Is1966TV SeriesHimself
LiveXLive Presents Rock in Rio2015TV MovieHimself
The Stern Grove Festival Videos2015TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Voice Brasil2012TV SeriesHimself
Claudia Leitte: Negalora - Íntimo2012Video documentaryHimself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Song
Boom-Boom Tish-Tish: The Sounds of Rio2011Video shortHimself (as Sérgio Mendes)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Easy Listening Hits at the BBC2011TV MovieHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
2008 ALMA Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2008TV SeriesHimself
Nokia New Year's Eve2006TV MovieHimself
The Best Hit USA2006TV SeriesHimself
B InTune TV2006TV SeriesGuest star
Peapod Benefit Concert2006TV MovieHimself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
J'écris dans l'espace1989Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsRio (2011)· John Powell
· Siedah Garrett

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongRio (2011)· Carlinhos Brown (music)
· Siedah Garrett (lyrics)
2012AnnieAnnie AwardsMusic in a Feature ProductionRio (2011)· Mikael Mutti
· Siedah Garrett
· Carlinhos Brown
· John Powell
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban/Alternative Performance· The Black Eyed Peas
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban/Alternative Performance· Erykah Badu
· Will.i.am


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