In 1959, Brazilian singer Joao Gilberto recorded Chega de Saudade (also known in English as No More Blues) for his first album of the same name. Chega de Saudade is considered the first recorded bossa nova song, and the album is considered the first bossa nova album. Gilberto actually first recorded the song 2 years before - he played guitar on a less successful first recording of Chenga de Saudade by Brazilian singer and actress Elizete Cardosa. The song was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and lyricist Vinicius de Moraes. In 1962, the two songwriters composed the seminal bossa nova classic The Girl From Impanema. Chega de Saudade launched Gilberto's career, and it sparked a worldwide bossa nova sensation. In 2000, Gilberto's version of Chega de Saudade was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. And in 2001, in the first year of the Latin Grammys, Gilberto's influential first album was in the first group of 17 recordings inducted into the Latin Grammys Hall of Fame.
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