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Who was Marilia Mendonca?

Marilia Mendonca (22 July 1995 – 5 November 2021) was a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

In 2015, she released her eponymous debut EP, however, Mendonça only gained prominence after releasing her first eponymous live album in 2016, which received a triple platinum certificate for the 240,000 copies sold. “Infiel”, a song included in the album, became one of the most played songs in Brazil and received a triple diamond disc certificate, making Mendonca gain national visibility. Her second album Realidade was released in 2017 and received a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Sertaneja Music Album

In 2019, she released the album Todos os Cantos, a project scripted with shows recorded by the singer in all capitals in the country. The album earned her a triple-platinum certification for the 240,000 copies sold and the Latin Grammy award in the Best Sertaneja Music Album.

Marília Mendonça, chart-topping Brazilian musician, dies in plane crash

Marília Mendonça, chart-topping Brazilian musician, dies in plane crash
Marília Mendonça, chart-topping Brazilian musician, dies in plane crash

Brazilian country music star Marilia Mendonca died in a plane crash on Friday in a rural region of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, according to her public relations firm. She was en route to a concert at the time of the crash, which killed four other people in addition to the singer. Mendonça, 26, is survived by her 1-year-old son.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but in a statement on Friday, the Minas Gerais Electric Company (CEMIG) said Mendonça’s plane had hit a cable on an electric tower belonging to the power firm.

Minas Gerais police chief Ivan Lopes Sales said at a news conference Friday that it was still too early to determine the cause of the crash but added the dispersed debris field suggested the aircraft had “hit something before the plane fell.”News of the death of the charismatic Latin Grammy winner, known as “the Boss” to her millions of fans, shocked the country Friday.

Prominent Brazilians, including football star Neymar, came forward in the wake of the news to share their grief. Mendonça quickly rose to fame in the popular sertanejo country music genre and made her mark by singing about women’s empowerment in an environment traditionally dominated by male musicians.

Marilia Mendonca Biography, Wiki

Marilia Mendonca (22 July 1995 – November 5, 2021) was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. She became known as a composer, credited for songwriting hits for Brazilian sertanejo singers such as Cristiano Araújo and Henrique & Juliano.

In 2015, Marília Mendonça recorded her own album, which became a huge success all over Brazil. She became known as one of the most popular female singers in the country. She was known as a voice for women’s empowerment, and her style of sertanejo (“backcountry music”) was sometimes known as “feminejo.”

Marília Mendonça was part of WorkShow, an agency that has Henrique & Juliano, Zé Neto & Cristiano, Marcos & Fernando and Maiara & Maraísa.

Marília and four fellow travelers died in a plane crash in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on November 5, 2021, while on their way to a scheduled performance.

Marilia Mendonca Biography Wikipedia
Marilia Mendonca
Birth nameMarília Dias Mendonça
Born22 July 1995
Cristianópolis, Goiás, Brazil
Died5 November 2021 (aged 26)
Piedade de Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
GenresSertanejo
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2011–2021
LabelsSom Livre

Marilia Mendonca Husband

In March 2015, Mendonça started dating the businessman Yugnir Ângelo, with whom she became engaged in December 2016. She ended the relationship in August 2017, stating she was too young for such a commitment. 

After maintaining casual relationships, in May 2019 she revealed she had been in a serious relationship for five months with fellow singer and songwriter Murilo Huff. The couple got engaged and moved in together. 

In June the same year, she confirmed that she was pregnant, giving birth to her son Léo, born eight weeks premature, on 16 December 2019, in Goiânia, through normal labor.

Marilia Mendonca with her husband and child
Marilia Mendonca with her husband and child

Marilia Mendonca Career

Mendonça launched her career as a singer in January 2014, through her first namesake EP. In June 2015, the song “Impasse” was released, the singer’s first single which featured the participation of the duo Henrique & Juliano. 

In March 2016, Mendonça released her first album entitled Marília Mendonça: Ao Vivo which featured as singles the songs “Sentimento Louco” and “Infiel” and the participation of duo Henrique & Juliano. 

Infiel became the fifth most performed song on radio in Brazil that year, making the singer gain national recognition. In October, a live acoustic EP named Agora É Que São Elas was released with previous successful tracks and having as a single only with the song “Eu Sei de Cor”.

In January 2017, Mendonça released another eponymous EP with four new tracks. In March, her second album was released entitled Realidade, which had singles such as “Amante Não Tem Lar” and “De Quem É A Culpa” and counted again with participation of the duo Henrique & Juliano. 

In November, she released the single “Transplante” in partnership with duo Bruno & Marrone. In July, Mendonça won the post of the most heard Brazilian artist on YouTube, ranking 13th in the world ranking.

In February 2019, the first volume of the singer’s third live album was released entitled Todos os Cantos whose singles are the songs “Ciumeira”, “Bem Pior Que Eu”, “Todo Mundo Vai Sofrer” and “Supera”. 

In March, it was announced by the streaming service Spotify, that Mendonça occupies the first place in the TOP 10 of the most heard women in Brazil on the platform. In May, the second volume of the album Todos os Cantos was released. The third volume of the live album was released in August. In 2019, the album won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Sertaneja Music Album.

Marilia Mendonca FAQ’s

Who was Marilia Mendonca?

Marilia Mendonca (22 July 1995 – 5 November 2021) was a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

How did Marilia Mendonca die?

Brazilian country music star Marilia Mendonca died in a plane crash on Friday in a rural region of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, according to her public relations firm. She was en route to a concert at the time of the crash, which killed four other people in addition to the singer.

How old was Marilia Mendonca?

Marilia Mendonca was 26 years old.

Who is Marilia Mendonca’s husband?

Marília Mendonça was married to singer Murilo Huff. Their son is named Léo Dias Mendonça Huff.

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