Perla (4)

Real Name:
Ermelinda Pedroso Rodríguez D'Almeida
Profile:
Perla (born Ermelinda Pedroso Rodriguez D'Almeida in Caacupé on March 17, 1952) is a Paraguayan-Brazilian singer.

Born and raised in Paraguay, she moved to Brazil at an early age in search of challenges and opportunities. She raised to prominence in the 1970s with her hit Fernando, a Portuguese-language version of ABBA's song, from the same decade. During her career, she has sold more than 10 million records and won 10 Gold Records, 2 Platinum and a Double Platinum, among other awards.

Having been born into a musical Paraguayan family, she was still in her early youth when she gained first experience in performing music on stage as a member of the group "Las Maravillas del Paraguay" with her father and siblings. However, because of a discovery of an affair she was involved in, Perla left the group in the early 1970s and emigrated to Brazil, where she first settled down in the city of Santos. Quite some time later, she changed her location to the country's biggest city, Rio de Janeiro, where she started performing in nightclubs as "O Bigode do Meu Tio" (The Mustache Of My Uncle) in Vila Isabel. Eventually, in the mid-1970s, she managed to gain some major acceptance among bigger audiences. Her musical repertoire spanned a couple different genres, which ranged from guarânias, boleros and her own interpretations of pop hits. Perla soon gained some notability as a singer of romantic songs. She recorded Brazilian Portuguese cover versions of a couple hits originally performed by Swedish group ABBA, the greatest success of which was her localized "Fernando" cover taken from her 1976 LP "Palavras de Amor". In 1979, she released the album "Pequenina", attempting to reflect the new upcoming disco trends.

Beside that, Perla also recorded songs in a number of other languages like Spanish, Italian and English. Even during the following two decades, she remained an active artist by keeping on performing her songs on stage in concerts. The artist even went on recording a small number of "exclusive" albums (since they were not, as usual, financed by a record company but independently by her fan club). In 1999, she released her CD "Especialmente Para Você" (Especially For You); three years later, in May 2002, followed the compilation called "Perla Canta ABBA e Outros Hits" (Perla sings ABBA - and other hits).
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Perla (4) Discography Tracks

Albums

SPBA - 13031 Perla (4) - Perla -  album art Perla (4) Perla - (LP) Parlophone Odeon Series SPBA - 13031 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
Perla (4) - Perla album art Perla (4) Perla (Album) RCA Victor Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
RCALS-5020 Perla (4) - ¡Hipocresia! album art Perla (4) ¡Hipocresia!(LP, Album) Audio Latino RCALS-5020 US 1976 Sell This Version
103.0185 Perla (4) - Palavras de Amor album art Perla (4) Palavras de Amor(LP, Album) RCA Victor 103.0185 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Perla (4) - Perla album art Perla (4) Perla (Album) RCA Victor Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
DLIS-6608 Perla (4) - Perla album art Perla (4) Perla(LP, Album) Discos Latin International DLIS-6608 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
Perla (4) - Perla album art Perla (4) Perla (Album) RCA Victor Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
PL-40822 Perla (4) - Pequenina album art Perla (4) Pequenina(LP) RCA Victor PL-40822 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
103.0386 Perla (4) - Nosso Amor Será Um Hino album art Perla (4) Nosso Amor Será Um Hino(LP, Album) RCA International 103.0386 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
103.0354 Perla (4) - En Español album art Perla (4) En Español(LP, Album) RCA Victor 103.0354 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
Perla (4) - En Español - Vol. 2 album art Perla (4) En Español - Vol. 2 (Album) RCA Victor Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
103.0509 Perla (4) - É O Amor album art Perla (4) É O Amor(LP, Album) RCA Victor 103.0509 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
Perla (4) - Confidencias En Español album art Perla (4) Confidencias En Español (Album) RCA Victor Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
109.0127 Perla (4) - Apaixonada album art Perla (4) Apaixonada(LP, Album) Vik 109.0127 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
COLP-12877 Perla (4) - Perla album art Perla (4) Perla(LP, Album) Copacabana COLP-12877 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
12.940 Perla (4) - Voz E Coração album art Perla (4) Voz E Coração(LP, Album) Copacabana 12.940 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RCP-033-E Perla (4) - El Bimbo / Canavia / Procura / Argumento album art Perla (4), Oneida (2), José Augusto, Paulinho Da Viola Perla (4), Oneida (2), José Augusto, Paulinho Da Viola - El Bimbo / Canavia / Procura / Argumento(7", Mono, Promo) Rentape RCP-033-E Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
102.0072 Perla (4) - Brindo Por Ti E Por Mim album art Perla (4) Brindo Por Ti E Por Mim(7", EP) RCA Victor 102.0072 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
YPPE - 708 Perla (4) Brindo Por Ti E Por Mim(7", EP) RCA Victor YPPE - 708 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
101.0461 Perla (4) - Fernando album art Perla (4) Fernando(7", Single) RCA 101.0461 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
102.0143 Perla (4) - Perla album art Perla (4) Perla(7", EP) RCA Victor 102.0143 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
RCAL 600 Perla (4) - Sueños / Eres Tu El Gran Amor De Mi Vida album art Perla (4) Sueños / Eres Tu El Gran Amor De Mi Vida(7") Audio Latino RCAL 600 US 1977 Sell This Version
XXPBO-729 Perla (4) - Hipocresia / Estupidos album art Perla (4) Hipocresia / Estupidos(7", Single) RCA XXPBO-729 Chile 1977 Sell This Version
PB-9380 Perla (4) - Cara De Gitana ( Amor De Cigana ) / Os Amantes album art Perla (4) Cara De Gitana ( Amor De Cigana ) / Os Amantes(7") RCA PB-9380 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
Perla (4) - Pequenina / O Amor Está No Ar album art Perla (4) Pequenina / O Amor Está No Ar (Single) RCA Portugal 1979 Sell This Version

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