Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Sergio Mendes-Timeless

SERGIO MENDES, the legendary Brazilian artist who brought “Brasil ‘66” to America 40 years ago, has impacted the charts again with his new album TIMELESS, released February 14 on Concord Records/Starbucks Hear Music. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #44, selling over 27,000 copies in its first week.
For the album, produced by and featuring of the Black Eyed Peas, SERGIO and will brought in some of music’s biggest artists, each a Sergio fan, to contribute to various tracks, including John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Black Thought of The Roots, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Jill Scott, Q-Tip, india.arie and Justin Timberlake, among others. The collection includes interpretations of SERGIO’s classic repertoire along with new songs, mixing Brazilian melodies with contemporary hip-hop sounds, described by the New York Post as a "blend of Brazilian pop and urban music stylings works so seamlessly, you have to wonder why it had never been mashed before (2/12/06).”

In other SERGIO news, a June 25 performance at the Hollywood Bowl has been set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Brasil ’66, the groundbreaking album that helped introduce Brazilian music to America. That album included the international smash hit “Mas Que Nada,” which is included on Timeless, with SERGIO and the Black Eyed Peas reinterpreting it for 2006. Special guests from the Timeless album will be on hand (exact artists TBA) to celebrate and perform songs from SERGIO’s legendary career.


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