CéU's success story in the past year has been phenomenal for the young artist out of Sao Paolo Brazil. Her self-titled debut has sold over 180,000 copies worldwide including Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Europe with close to 100,000 copies scanned in the U.S. alone. She was the first international artist featured in the Starbucks Hear Music™ Debut series which led to unprecedented Billboard chart numbers for a Brazilian female artist -- #1 on the World Music and Heatseekers Chart, and #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 - the highest position reached in that category by a Brazilian since Astrud Gilberto's "Garota de Ipanema" in the 1960's. Her album was also the iTunes U.S. editor's pick for "world music album of the year." If that wasn't enough, she received a Grammy nomination for "best contemporary world music album" in 2007 and a Latin Grammy nomination for "best new artist" in 2006. Currently CéU is working on her follow-up album and will be embarking on a U.S. tour in 2009. She has performed over 60 shows around the world to audiences of over 50,000 fans and building. Her last 3 U.S. tours sold out and she is being sought out by bigger and bigger venues.