1960 to 1983
August 12, 1943
April 2, 1983
Caetanópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Clara Nunes (Cedro da Cachoeira, 12 August 1943 or 1942 -- Rio de Janeiro, 2 April 1983), is considered one of the major Brasilian singers of samba music, next to Beth Carvalho and Alcione. Born in rural Minas Gerais in the Cedro da Cachoeira district, which at the time was a part of the Paraopeba local district, later to become Caetanópolis. Her date of birth is unknown, but is thought to be in 1942 or 1943. Nunes had a big hit with "Conto de areia"(Romildo/ Toninho) from her 1974 LP Alvorecer, which sold over 300 thousand copies (never before achieved by a woman in Brazil).