14 Facts About Ivan Lins


Ivan Guimaraes Lins was born on June 16,1945 and is a Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian musician.


Ivan Lins has been an active performer and songwriter of Brazilian popular music and jazz for over thirty years.


Ivan Lins's first hit, "Madalena", was recorded by Elis Regina in 1970.


Ivan Lins's songs have been covered by Patti Austin, David Benoit, George Benson, Michael Buble, Eliane Elias, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Grusin, Shirley Horn, Quincy Jones, Steve Kuhn, the Manhattan Transfer, Sergio Mendes, Jane Monheit, Mark Murphy, Carmen McRae, Joe Pass, Lee Ritenour, Sarah Vaughan, Diane Schuur, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Take 6, Toots Thielemans, Dan Costa and Nancy Wilson.


Ivan Lins later received a degree in industrial chemical engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


Ivan Lins considered a career in volleyball before discovering his considerable musical talent.


Ivan Lins composed the soundtrack for the Brazilian film Dois Corregos.


Ivan Lins appeared as a guest performer on the albums Dois Mundos and Recorded in Rio by the Dutch artist Josee Koning.


Ivan Lins guested on American artist Jane Monheit's album Surrender, which includes his composition "Rio de Maio".


Ivan Lins maintains an active touring schedule, including a 2003 appearance at the Blue Note in New York City.


Ivan Lins is a political artist and musical icon in his country.


Ivan Lins became the first Brazilian artist and Portuguese-language artist to win the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year.


Ivan Lins was nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards in 2009 for his latest album, Regencia: Vince Mendoza performed with the Metropole Orchestra.


Ivan Lins was nominated for Record of the Year and Album of the Year.