Maria Luiza de Arruda Botelho Pereira de Magalhães, best known
as Mallu Magalhães or just "chiquita bacana", (São Paulo,
August 29, 1992) is a Brazilian singer-songwriter.
Mallu used to search for LPs in her grandmother's house and had
influence from her parents in her musical tastes. In 2001, she
received her first guitar as a gift and two years later she
began to attend classes. At twelve, Mallu began to compose her
own songs, the majority in English. "It sounds better", she
says. "I've always been shy to sing in Portuguese. Sometimes,
you want to say things that need to be darker". But she says
she is not too fluent, and always keeps a dictionary nearby to
For fifteenth birthday, Mallu wanted her gifts in money, from
her parents and grandparents. With this money, Mallu could
record four songs and put them on the internet. "Tchubaruba"
and "J1" were among these songs, and "Vanguart", a video. Soon,
Mallu became a success on the Internet, recording videos and
being interviewed by magazines, like Rolling Stone, and TV
shows such as Minha MTV, Domínio MTV, Altas Horas and Programa
Her favourite bands and artists are Beatles, Belle and
Sebastian, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, in addition to other
similar musical styles.
Nowadays, Mallu is a cultural phenomenon in Brazil, being well
known not only for its songs, but also for her polemical
relationship with Marcelo Camelo, former member of the band Los
Hermanos, who is 31 years old.
Maria Luiza de Arruda Botelho Pereira de Magalhães (São Paulo,
29 de Agosto de 1992) é uma cantora, compositora e
instrumentista brasileira. Mallu ganhou notoriedade no seu
MySpace Brasil e tornou-se famosa pelas músicas de sua autoria.
Em 2008 lançou seu primeiro álbum, auto-intitulado. Seus
maiores sucessos são Tchubaruba e J1.
Depois de muitos singles no MySpace, o 1º álbum, Mallu
Magalhães, foi lançado em outubro de 2008 apenas para clientes
da operadora de celular Vivo, gravado na memória de novos
aparelhos. O CD chegou às lojas em 15 de novembro com as
You Know You've Got
Don't You Look Back?
O Preço da Flor
Town of Rock n' Roll
Her Day Will Come
Get to Denmark
Dry Freezing Tongue
It Takes to the Tango