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Astrud Gilberto

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The Resume

    (March 29, 1940-June 5, 2023)
    Born in Salvador, Brazil
    Recorded 'The Girl from Ipanema,' 'Beach Samba,' 'A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness,' and 'Look to the Rainbow'

Why she might be annoying:

    She had little professional singing experience prior to recording 'The Girl from Ipanema.'
    When 'The Girl from Ipanema' came out, she was not even credited.
    She did not release her first solo album under her own name until 1965.

Why she might not be annoying:

    After her initial success, she went on to record several more albums for the Verve label.
    She worked with such major jazz artists as Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
    In the late 1960s, she started writing more of her own songs.
    Her fans include Basia, Sinead O'Connor, and Sade.
    She remained a big star in Brazil.
    She was an animal rights advocate.

Credit: The Truffle

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 87 Votes: 43.68% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 46 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 24 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 95 Votes: 37.89% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 47 Votes: 38.30% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 101 Votes: 45.54% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 124 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 193 Votes: 51.30% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 302 Votes: 43.38% Annoying