Maria Gadú is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist. She has been nominated twice for a Latin Grammy Award. She released her first album in 2009, self-titled Maria Gadú. Her single “Shimbalaiê” became a number one hit in Italy during summer 2011, staying atop the FIMI chart for five straight weeks.
In 2015, her album Guelã was nominated for the 16th Latin Grammy Awards in the Best MPB Album category.