Kelly Key

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs: the first or maternal family name is Almeida and the second or paternal family name is Afonso Freitas. Kelly Key_sentence_0

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Background informationKelly Key_header_cell_0_1_0
Birth nameKelly Key_header_cell_0_2_0 Kelly de Almeida Afonso FreitasKelly Key_cell_0_2_1
BornKelly Key_header_cell_0_3_0 (1983-03-03) March 3, 1983 (age 37)

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilKelly Key_cell_0_3_1

GenresKelly Key_header_cell_0_4_0 Kelly Key_cell_0_4_1
Occupation(s)Kelly Key_header_cell_0_5_0 Singer-songwriter, presenter, actressKelly Key_cell_0_5_1
InstrumentsKelly Key_header_cell_0_6_0 VocalsKelly Key_cell_0_6_1
Years activeKelly Key_header_cell_0_7_0 2001–presentKelly Key_cell_0_7_1
LabelsKelly Key_header_cell_0_8_0 Warner (2001–2007)

Som Livre (2007–2009) Sony Music (2012–2014) Deckdisc (2014–2018) Warner (2019–present)Kelly Key_cell_0_8_1

WebsiteKelly Key_header_cell_0_9_0 Kelly Key_cell_0_9_1

Kelly de Almeida Afonso Freitas (born March 3, 1983), known for her stage name Kelly Key, is a Brazilian pop singer, songwriter and TV hostess. Kelly Key_sentence_1

Biography Kelly Key_section_0

2001–04: Debut album, Do Meu Jeito and live album Kelly Key_section_1

Key released her first, self-titled album in 2001 at the age of 17. Kelly Key_sentence_2

Her first single was the song "Escondido" ("Hidden") in which she sang the suggestive lyrics 'We went out to make out and to make love'. Kelly Key_sentence_3

The song received much airplay thanks to her then-boyfriend, Brazilian funk singer Latino, who she had dated for years, and the risqué lyrics. Kelly Key_sentence_4

Her big breakthrough was the song "Baba" ("Drool") which was the biggest hit in the country during 2001 and 2002. Kelly Key_sentence_5

In the controversial song and music video, Kelly provokes an older man that ignored her when she was young and infatuated with him, but now that she's older, is sexually attracted to her. Kelly Key_sentence_6

Thanks to the success of the song, the album went 2x platinum in Brazil and selling over 500.000 copies. Kelly Key_sentence_7

In 2002 was released to international markets. Kelly Key_sentence_8

Furthermore, Key's first two singles comprised highly explicit sexual content; although, the albums appealed predominantly to minors. Kelly Key_sentence_9

The album would later tender two more successful singles: Cachorrinho ("Little Dog"), about a petulant man and his eventual apprehension of the reality of his relationship with his female boss, and "Anjo" ("Angel"), a sad ballad. Kelly Key_sentence_10

Both songs received major airplay and were big radio hits. Kelly Key_sentence_11

She spawned a doll, a shoes line and many other products targeted at young girls during her early years. Kelly Key_sentence_12

In the same year, Kelly received substantial exposure after appearing on the covers of various gossip magazines due to her divorce with Latino, which did not end amicably, and participation in a recent Playboy exposé. Kelly Key_sentence_13

In 2002 was released Kelly Key en Español, a Spanish version of the debut album only in Latin America, selling a 50,000 copies, and also was released Remix Hits, a remix album for the LGBT clubs, selling 100,000 copies worldwide. Kelly Key_sentence_14

On 2003 saw the release of Key's second album Do Meu Jeito (en: My Way). Kelly Key_sentence_15

Following "Baba"'s legacy, the album's first single, "Adoleta", recited Key's difficult relationship with a younger man. Kelly Key_sentence_16

Key also released "Chic Chic", song about the fame. Kelly Key_sentence_17

The album sold 300,000 copies in Brazil. Kelly Key_sentence_18

2005–09: Kelly Key, Por Que Não? and music hiatus Kelly Key_section_2

In 2005, after changing the writers and producers of her first works, Key went through a transformation to her third studio album, Kelly Key 2005 which featured teen pop songs. Kelly Key_sentence_19

The album featured the hits "Escuta Aqui, Rapaz" ("Listen, Boy") and a remake of Aqua's 1997 hit "Barbie Girl", selling about 100,000 copies in Brazil. Kelly Key_sentence_20

In 2006 she released her last album on the Warner Music label, Por Que Não? Kelly Key_sentence_21

(English: Why Not? Kelly Key_sentence_22

), selling 45,000 copies. Kelly Key_sentence_23

The album spawned the hits "Pegue e Puxe" ("Reach and Pull"), "Shake Boom" and "Analista" ("Analyst"). Kelly Key_sentence_24

In 2007 Key released her first compilation, 100% Kelly Key, by Som Livre Records, her new label, selling 50,000 copies. Kelly Key_sentence_25

The album released the smash "Você é o Cara" ("You're the Dude"), reaching her seventh number one single in Brazil. Kelly Key_sentence_26

In 2008 Key released her fifth studio album Kelly Key, rescuing adult themes and selling 40,000 copies. Kelly Key_sentence_27

In 2009 Key left Som Livre Records to become a presenter. Kelly Key_sentence_28

2010–present: Television career and No Controle Kelly Key_section_3

In 2009 she became host of the Rede Record's TV show Hoje em Dia with other presenters. Kelly Key_sentence_29

In 2010, she became host of her own TV show, the Game Show de Verão. Kelly Key_sentence_30

In 2011 she returned to music and released her first house music single, "O Problema é Meu" ("The Problem is Mine"), which featured DJ and producer Mister Jam. Kelly Key_sentence_31

On November 15, she released her debut English single, "Shaking (Party People). Kelly Key_sentence_32

In 2014 Kelly announced return to the stage; the single "Controle" marked her return to music after five years dedicating herself exclusively to television. Kelly Key_sentence_33

On February 3, 2015, the singer released her sixth studio album No Controle [], which features a sound inspired by the rhythms kizomba, zouk and electronic music. Kelly Key_sentence_34

In 2019, she released an EP titled Do Jeito Delas [], and the following year expanded it into an album of the same name []. Kelly Key_sentence_35

Philanthropy and other activities Kelly Key_section_4

Key has a great success with the LGBT people in Brazil, and she supports same-sex marriage in the country. Kelly Key_sentence_36

She was a spokesperson to high-school age young adults in a campaign in which she said, "Show how you've grown up. Kelly Key_sentence_37

This Carnaval, use condoms." Kelly Key_sentence_38

Discography Kelly Key_section_5

Main article: Kelly Key discography Kelly Key_sentence_39

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Tours Kelly Key_section_6

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  • 2001–03: Turnê Kelly Key" (247 concerts – In Brazil)Kelly Key_item_1_9
  • 2003–04: Turnê Ao Vivo e do Meu Jeito (118 concerts in Brazil)Kelly Key_item_1_10
  • 2005: Turnê O Filme Já Começou"Kelly Key_item_1_11
  • 2006: Turnê Por que Não? (46 in Brazil)Kelly Key_item_1_12
  • 2008–09: 100% Tour (90 concerts in Brazil)Kelly Key_item_1_13
  • 2010: Holiday Tour (7 concerts – Brazil)Kelly Key_item_1_14
  • 2011–13: In The Night/Shaking Tour (43 concerts – Brazil)Kelly Key_item_1_15
  • 2015–present: Turnê No Controle (19 concerts – Brazil)Kelly Key_item_1_16

Filmography Kelly Key_section_7

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TelevisionKelly Key_table_caption_1
YearKelly Key_header_cell_1_0_0 FilmKelly Key_header_cell_1_0_1 RoleKelly Key_header_cell_1_0_2 NotesKelly Key_header_cell_1_0_3
1999Kelly Key_cell_1_1_0 SP&CKelly Key_cell_1_1_1 PresenterKelly Key_cell_1_1_2 Kelly Key_cell_1_1_3
2004Kelly Key_cell_1_2_0 Band KidsKelly Key_cell_1_2_1 PresenterKelly Key_cell_1_2_2 Kelly Key_cell_1_2_3
2003Kelly Key_cell_1_3_0 CelebridadeKelly Key_cell_1_3_1 HerselfKelly Key_cell_1_3_2 Telenovela; 1 episodeKelly Key_cell_1_3_3
2004Kelly Key_cell_1_4_0 Contando Histórias com Kelly KeyKelly Key_cell_1_4_1 PresenterKelly Key_cell_1_4_2 5 episodesKelly Key_cell_1_4_3
2005Kelly Key_cell_1_5_0 Prova de AmorKelly Key_cell_1_5_1 HerselfKelly Key_cell_1_5_2 Telenovela; 1 episodeKelly Key_cell_1_5_3
2006Kelly Key_cell_1_6_0 Dança dos FamososKelly Key_cell_1_6_1 Celebrity contestantKelly Key_cell_1_6_2 Season 2Kelly Key_cell_1_6_3
2008Kelly Key_cell_1_7_0 AstrosKelly Key_cell_1_7_1 JudgeKelly Key_cell_1_7_2 Season 1, 2 episodesKelly Key_cell_1_7_3
2009Kelly Key_cell_1_8_0 Hoje em Dia EspecialKelly Key_cell_1_8_1 PresenterKelly Key_cell_1_8_2 2009–10Kelly Key_cell_1_8_3
2009Kelly Key_cell_1_9_0 Mestres do IlusionismoKelly Key_cell_1_9_1 PresenterKelly Key_cell_1_9_2 Special TV show; 1 programKelly Key_cell_1_9_3
2010Kelly Key_cell_1_10_0 Game Show de VerãoKelly Key_cell_1_10_1 PresenterKelly Key_cell_1_10_2 2010–11Kelly Key_cell_1_10_3
2012Kelly Key_cell_1_11_0 Ídolos KidsKelly Key_cell_1_11_1 Herself/Judge/MentorKelly Key_cell_1_11_2 2012–13Kelly Key_cell_1_11_3
2014Kelly Key_cell_1_12_0 Domingo Da GenteKelly Key_cell_1_12_1 PresenterKelly Key_cell_1_12_2 1 programKelly Key_cell_1_12_3
2015Kelly Key_cell_1_13_0 Vai Que ColaKelly Key_cell_1_13_1 HerselfKelly Key_cell_1_13_2 1 episodeKelly Key_cell_1_13_3

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FilmsKelly Key_table_caption_2
YearKelly Key_header_cell_2_0_0 FilmKelly Key_header_cell_2_0_1 RoleKelly Key_header_cell_2_0_2
2003Kelly Key_cell_2_1_0 O Cupido TrapalhãoKelly Key_cell_2_1_1 HerselfKelly Key_cell_2_1_2

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