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Só Pra Contrariar

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Essa Tal Liberdade Só Pra Contrariar 04:03
Que Se Chama Amor Só Pra Contrariar 04:00
Depois do Prazer / Essa Tal Liberdade / Encerramento Só Pra Contrariar 06:39
O Samba Não Tem Fronteiras Só Pra Contrariar 03:37
Não dá Pra Desligar Só Pra Contrariar 03:41
Me Perdoa Só Pra Contrariar 03:53
Domingo Só Pra Contrariar 02:56
É Bom Demais / Out Door Só Pra Contrariar 04:25
Você Vai Voltar Pra Mim Só Pra Contrariar 03:13
Se Você Chorar Só Pra Contrariar 03:27

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Nega Bumbum

by Só Pra Contrariar

02/12/2022

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Fronted by Latin pop hitmaker Alexandre Pires, Só Pra Contrariar is a Brazilian band best known for its self-titled 1997 release, which was the first album by a Brazilian act to sell more than three million copies. Pires formed the band in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, in 1989, naming Só Pra Contrariar after a song by the group Fundo de Quintal. After playing local shows for several years, the band signed with BMG in 1993 and released a self-titled debut record later that same year. Multiple albums followed, yielding radio hits like "Essa Tal Liberdade," "O Meu Jeito De Ser," and "É Bom Demais." An even bigger hit, "Depois Do Prazer," followed in 1997, and its accompanying album — another self-titled release — became the best-selling Brazilian release in history, earning triple-diamond status while significantly expanding the group's international reputation. Só Pra Contrariar continued to expand its global audience with the band's first Spanish-language album, SPC, in 1998. The album went gold in the US, Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica, and its follow-up, 1999's Juegos de Amor, fared similarly well, thanks to the Gloria Estefan duet "Santo Santo." Nominated for "Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group" at the following year's Latin Grammy Awards, "Santo Santo" topped the charts in Spain and peaked at Number 2 on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks. Alexandre Pires released his first solo record in 2001, thereby launching a platinum-certified solo career that continued to flourish throughout the early 2000s. Meanwhile, Só Pra Contrariar continued releasing a mix of archival songs, live records, and new material, including albums like 2008's O Samba Não Tem Fronteiras, singles like 2018's "Mistérios do Coração," and concert recordings like 2019's O Lado B (30 Anos).