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CRISTIANO ARAUJO

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Description: Vocalist, USA

Instruments: Voice

Music Styles: Popular

Date Born: January 24, 1986
Location Born: Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Date Died:June 24, 2015
Location Died:  Goiânia, Goiás Age 29

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site:   Official website

Other Links: See below:

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Cristiano Melo Araújo

Cristiano Melo Araújo (January 24, 1986 – June 24, 2015) was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. He came from humble beginnings and climbed his way to the top and into the hearts of many people. Araújo was famous for the singles “Mente pra mim” (2011), “Você mudou” (2012), “Cê Que Sabe,” “Caso indefinido” (2013) and “Maus bocados” (2013). After his EP Efeitos in 2011 and live álbum/ DVD Ao Vivo em Goiânia in 2012, he released his solo studio album Continua in 2013. He also released a few other DVDs and singles. With most of his latest songs not making it onto a CD due to his sudden death. He was signed to the Brazilian Som Livre record label.

From early childhood in Goiás, Cristiano Araújo was influenced by sertanejo. His singing talent was clear from a young age. Cristiano came from a musically inclined family, containing four generations of musicians and singers. His parents João Reis and Zenaide Melo encouraged and supported him in his conquest for a musical career and bought him his first guitar at 6 years old. By age 9, he was putting on public performances and shows . At 10 years old, he was composing songs. At age 13 he recorded his first EP and performed it during a popular Brazilian TV show, Festival do Faustão. His album was released and quickly shot up to the #6 spot in local “região centro oeste” (the midwest) charts. He was then offered the opportunity to include one his songs in a popular “young talents” or “Jovens Talentos” CD, which would open chances for publicity all over the country. Again, Cristiano was still only a teenager at the time.

In the years to come, Cristiano would appear on television shows and main events. At 17, he formed a duo with his twin sister Ana Cristina. For the next 6 years six years, they would record many songs and perform together. However, they failed to achieve much commercial success and were only truly known locally.

In 2010, at age 24, Araujo decided to go solo. He had much bolder plans for his career. He began to have appearances and features with already, well-established sertanejo artists and duos in preparation for a live CD and DVD. In early 2011, he released a solo EP Efeitos with appearances by Gusttavo Lima, Humberto & Ronaldo and by Jorge (from the famous duo Jorge & Mateus). The EP became a huge hit online. With tons of great encouragement from Jorge (duo Jorge &Mateus), a long time friend, cristiano decided to follow up his newly founded popularity with a country wide tour. In the peak of the tour, he performed an average of 20 shows per month in front of large crowds and sold out venues. Within a one year (2011-12) he performed 117 shows.

Due to all of the newfound attention Cris was receiving, he ended up being invited to the culturally popular talk show Domingão do Faustão, which paved the way for grand fame. This opened up doors for huge popular, Brazilian appearances at places such as the Sertanejo Pop Festival 2012 held in São Paulo, followed by a live album and DVD Ao Vivo em Goiânia with collaborations from well-known acts like Bruno e Marrone, Fernando & Sorocaba, Israel & Rodolffo and João Reis amongst others. In 2013, he released his first studio album Continua.

Death

Cristiano Araújo, 29, and his girlfriend, Allana Moraes, 19, died early morning of June 24th, 2015 when the car they were riding veered off the road and rolled over on the highway BR-153 at km 614, between Morrinhos and Pontalina in Goiás. The accident occurred around 3:30 a.m., as he was returning from a show in Ituambiara when his body guard/driver apparently lost control of their car. Range Rover There have been very few details released to the public as to what actually caused the driver to be distracted. However, alcohol was not a factor. Speed and lack of safety were factors. The driver and another one of Araujo’s employees (who was in the passenger seat) were lightly injured. They were wearing seat belts. Cristiano and Allana were in the back seat and not wearing their belts at the time of the accident which caused him severe injuries and for her to be pronounced dead on arrival (blunt cerebral trauma was later found to be the exact cause of Allana’s death). Araujo had been stabilized in a municipal hospital, but he did not endure the transfer to a larger, more effective hospital. He was transferred to the Hospital de Urgências de Goiânia (Hugo). And was pronounced dead upon arrival at the trauma center. Since then, there has been much speculation and many theories. The wake was on the saw day of passing and was public, so fans could pay respects and mourn. Both were buried the following day in the same cemetery.

Discography

Albums

Studio albums 2013: Continua
Live albums 2011: Efeitos
2012: Ao Vivo em Goiânia (also available on DVD)
2014: In The Cities – Ao Vivo em Cuiabá

Singles

2011: “Efeitos”
2012: “Me Apego”
2012: “Você Mudou”
2012: “Bara Bara”
2012: “Mente Pra Mim”
2013: “Caso Indefinido”
2013: “Maus Bocados”
2014: “Cê Que Sabe”
2014: “É Com Ela Que Eu Estou”
2015: “Hoje Eu Tô Terrível”

LINKS:

  1. ^ Eder Soares (18 January 2014). “Cristiano Araujo volta à cidade com seu novo show esta noite”

    (in Portuguese). Correio de Uberlandia.

  2. Jump up ^ Marilia Neves (16 December 2013). “Cristiano Araújo: “Desde que me entendo por gente, música popular brasileira é a sertaneja””

    (in Portuguese). sertanejo.ig.com.br. Retrieved 19 January 2014.

  3. Jump up ^ “Cantor Cristiano Araújo morre após acidente de carro em GO, diz hospital”

    . G1 Goiás. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.