Maria Bethânia Vianna Telles Veloso (Portuguese pronunciation: [maˈɾiɐ beˈtɐ̃niɐ]; born June 18, 1946), known by her stage name
Maria Bethânia, is a Brazilian MPB singer. Born in Santo Amaro, Bahia, she started her career in Rio de Janeiro in 1964 with the
show "Opinião" ("Opinion"). Due to its popularity, with performances all over the country, and the popularity of her 1965 single
"Carcará", the artist became a star in Brazil.
Bethânia is sister of the singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso. The singer has released 50 studio albums in 47 years of career, and
is among the 10 best-selling music artists in Brazil, having sold more than 26 million records.