Brazilian axé singer, and former vocalist of the group Babado Novo Since she is one of the most popular axé singers in Brazil,she hosted MTV Brasil’s Video Music Brasil 2007, in which she had been nominated as best singer in that award.Claudia Leitte has also won other awards.
Claudia Leitte started singing children’s songs, while still young, then worked as a singer in bars. She was also the vocalist of several axé music bands. As a teenager she sang in trios elétricos. She became a professional singer when she was thirteen years old.
Leitte has been the vocalist of Salvador-based axé band Babado Novo since November 2001. Her band released five albums. The band’s first album, named Sem Vergonha, released in 2003, sold more than 90,000 copies, being the band’s first Gold disc, while the album named Uau! Babado Novo ao Vivo em Salvador, released in 2004, sold more than 100,000 CDs and more than 70,000 DVDs, and the fourth album, released in December 2005, named Diário de Claudinha (meaning Claudinha’s Diary, Claudinha being Claudia Leitte’s nickname) sold 70,000 copies in just one week.