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David Fonseca

David Fonseca

David Fonseca


David Fonseca, born in 1973, in Leiria, Portugal, is a well known Pop/Rock singer. He first began his professional life as a photographer, working for various fashion catalogues but he is mainly recognized because of his successful musical career. Besides playing various instruments and being the author of most of his own lyrics, he is also responsible for the graphic designs on his album covers. He has been influenced by famous musicians such as Jeff Buckley Read more on Last.fm.
David Fonseca, born in 1973, in Leiria, Portugal, is a well known Pop/Rock singer. He first began his professional life as a photographer, working for various fashion catalogues but he is mainly recognized because of his successful musical career. Besides playing various instruments and being the author of most of his own lyrics, he is also responsible for the graphic designs on his album covers. He has been influenced by famous musicians such as Jeff Buckley, B’52s, Pixies, Roy Orbison, Aphex Twin, Ryan Adams, all of whom play a huge role in his own musical creativity and individuality. He first came to be known as the leading man on the very popular portuguese band Silence 4. 2003 was the year for David Fonseca first solo work, “Sing Me Something New”, where he played nearly all instruments, exploring his composer and interpreter sides more than ever. “Someone That Cannot Love” was the first single and it debuted on Portuguese radios in an innovative way: 150 radios played the song at midnight, on the 10th of March 2003. It was a ..1 hit on airplay. David toured for a long time with his first record.

In fact, David has played all the big music venues and large festivals in Portugal since he started his career. He shared stages with international names like PJ Harvey, Portishead, Placebo, Tindersticks, Rufus Wainwright, Fatboy Slim, Beth Orton, N.E.R.D and many others. His first album reached ..2 on the National Sales Chart and certified Gold. The second single, “The 80’s” (one of David’s biggest hits) was chosen by Vodafone to be the song for their summer advertising campaign. In 2004, he joined a supergroup called Humanos, adding his voice - together with Manuela Azevedo and Camané - to never before heard songs from António Variações, a loved gone composer and singer from the 80’s.

This tribute album was quintuple platinum and stayed in ..1 for weeks. In 2005, he was ready to release his second solo album, “Our Heart Will Beat As One”. After a long time writing and composing dozens of songs, only the 11 best made it to the album. The first single, “Who Are U?”, is described by David as “the song I always wanted to write”. It reached ..3 on the airplay charts.

“Our Hearts Will Beat As One” was critically acclaimed by all media and was considered pop album of the year in Portugal even before the year-end. The album went straight to ..1 on National Sales Chart and reached Gold Status on the first week of sales. On October the 7th, his latest album (3rd) was on sale: Dreams In Colour, which presented as the first single the song "Superstars", showing is talents behind music, as he created for the first time his own video for the song. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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can someone please answer why is he famous ?
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