Brazilian sertanejo star Michel Telo continues to serve as the country's foremost musical ambassador with sold-out shows around the world. The beloved singer has been performing since age 6, and his concerts are so impressive that his collection of live albums outnumbers his studio records. Whether he's singing along with fans to his international No. 1 smash "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" or busting out an epic accordion solo, Telo always creates an upbeat party atmosphere at his unforgettable live shows.
Brazilian-born Michel Telo began playing music in early childhood, performing his first choir solo at age six and taking up the accordion at age ten. At age 16 he was the lead singer of the band Grupo Tradicao, and he quickly became a national celebrity as the band racked up an impressive string of early-'00s hits like "Barquinho" and "A Brasileira". After 11 successful years with the band Telo left to pursue a solo career, and in 2009 he released his debut album Balada Sertaneja. His first live album, Michel Telo - Ao Vivo, followed in 2010, and was a massive commercial success that led to extensive touring and a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Sertanejo Album. His success continued in 2011 with his second live album Na Balada, which contained his biggest hit to date "Ai Se Eu Te Pego". That song topped the charts in nine countries, and the signature dance that accompanied the music video has become a favorite victory dance for the world's top football players. A passionate and energetic performer, Telo continues to treat fans around the world to the sounds of Brazil on perennial tours.