Marília Mendonça died in a plane crash this Friday (5), in Minas Gerais, while traveling to fulfill her concert schedule. In addition to the country singer, four more people who were on the plane died on the spot. She leaves a 1 year old child.
Known as the “queen of suffering”, the 26-year-old country singer has established herself as a success in the music charts in Brazil and around the world. At 12, she began to stand out as a songwriter.
The singer was one of the precursors of the “feminine” movement, marked by the rise of women singing in the genre that, until the beginning of the 2000s, was predominantly male.
His success in the sertanejo earned him some of the biggest hits in Brazil, such as “Infiel”, “Supera”, “Ciumeira” and “De Quem é a Culpa”.
On the music streaming platform Spotify, the singer has more than 18 million fans, and has surpassed, in number of followers, artists like the Beatles.
In 2020, Marília Mendonça was the most heard artist on the platform in Brazil. In the same year, she was ranked 27th as the most listened to female artist in the world.
Check out the most popular songs by the artist on the platform.
“Whose Fault Is It?” (2017)
“Hello Porter” (2016)
“Without salt” (2019)
“Everyone Will Suffer” (2019)
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In April of last year, at the beginning of the pandemic, the singer broke the world record for simultaneous viewers in a live on YouTube, when it reached 3.2 million people at the same time. The singer followed the trend of Brazilian artists to show concerts over the internet in order to raise funds for victims of Covid-19.
At the time, as a differential, the singer’s live had the participation of an interpreter of Libras (Língua Brasileira de Sinais).
Marília also stands out for the large number of followers on social networks. On Instagram alone, the singer’s official profile has 36.5 million followers.
His most recent work is the project “As Patroas”, in partnership with the duo Maiara and Maraisa.
Marília Mendonça plane crash
The singer Marília Mendonça died, aged 26, this Friday (5), in a plane accident, according to the Fire Department of Minas Gerais. The singer was traveling to fulfill her schedule of concerts when the plane crashed into a watercourse close to the BR 474 access, in the city of Piedade de Caratinga, in Vale do Rio Doce, in the west of Minas.
According to Infraero, the plane with the artist took off at 1:05 pm (GMT) from Santa Genoveva airport, in Goiânia.
“This Friday (05), a small aircraft, model Beech Aircraft, crashed in the rural area of Piedade de Caratinga. The CBMMG confirms that the aircraft was carrying the singer Marília Mendonça and that she is among the fatal victims,” said the Fire Department in a statement.
The singer’s advisors confirmed the deaths of producer Henrique Ribeiro, his uncle and advisor Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho, the pilot and co-pilot of the plane, whose names were not revealed.
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) said, in a note, that it is identifying the reasons for the plane crash and has removed part of the aircraft for analysis.
The aircraft that crashed is a twin-engine Beech Aircraft, by the company PEC Táxi Aéreo, from Goiás.
The singer’s staff initially told journalists that the artist had survived the plane crash in Minas Gerais. THE CNN published the information passed on by the staff in the middle of the afternoon. The Minas Firemen later confirmed the singer’s death.
“With immense regret, we confirm the death of singer Marília Mendonça, her producer Henrique Ribeiro, her uncle and advisor Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho, the pilot and co-pilot of the plane, whose names we will preserve at this time. The plane took off from Goiânia to Caratinga/MG, where Marília would have a presentation tonight. At the moment, this is the information we have”, said the singer’s advisor.
Marília leaves her 1-year-old son Léo.
Reference: CNN Brasil