|Origin Lisbon, Portugal|
Name Armando Gama
|Years active 1971–present|
Record label Columbia Records
Labels Columbia Records
|Birth name Armando Antonio Capelo Diniz da Gama|
Born April 1, 1954 (age 61) Luanda, Angola (1954-04-01)
Genres Pop, , Singer-songwriter,
Albums Tu Tens Outra, Rodriguez, M.: Seneca [Opera]
Similar People Manuela Bravo, Toze Brito, Carlos Mendes, Petrus Castrus, Antonio Calvario
Armando António Capelo Diniz da Gama (born April 1, 1954 in Luanda, Angola) is a Portuguese singer-songwriter and baritone opera singer, whose physical trademark for decades has been his shoulder-length jet black hair.
Gama grew up in a colonial family in Angola and lived there until the age of 17. Upon moving to Portugal in 1971, he scored the first of many #1 hits on the Portuguese music charts. He is well-versed in performing piano and solfège, having studied them at the Portuguese music conservatory in Luanda.
In his four-decade music career, he has sold over five million records in Portugal alone. He became well-known internationally performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, singing the song "Esta balada que te dou," ranking 13th out of 20 countries.
Gama is still performing today, now presenting a live show called "Armando Gama: The Fifth Beatle," in which he performs cover versions of well-known Beatles songs.