Cláudia Cristina Leite Inácio Pedreira (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈklawdʒɐ ˈlejt; born 10 July 1980) is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who is also known by popular nickname Claudinha. She rose to fame in late 2002 as the lead vocalist of the Axé music group Babado Novo. The group achieved a string of consecutive diamond-certified hit singles in Brazil and five golden and platinum albums from 2003 to 2007, as granted by the Brazilian Association of Record Producers (ABPD).
Leitte embarked on a solo career and released her first solo album Ao Vivo em Copacabana (2008), recorded live in front of a crowd of over one million people. The album was awarded gold and triple platinum certifications and established the singer as one of Brazil’s greatest stars. The lead single from the album, “Exttravasa,” hit number one on the Brazilian charts – becoming one of the best selling singles of the year along with topping radio airplays. 2010 saw the release of Leitte’s first studio album As Máscaras which topped Billboard’s Brazilian Albums chart and earned her a Latin Grammy Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album nomination. Along with Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, she recorded “We Are One (Ole Ola)”, which served as the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
With more than 26 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter combined, she is one of the most powerful and popular female acts in Brazil and Latin America, having sold over a million records and being the recipient for many awards including a Latin Grammy and three World Music Awards nominations for 2014 alone. Aside from her musical career, since 2012 she also serves as coach and mentor on the Brazilian version of television show The Voice.
She married businessman and teenage crush Márcio Pedreira on March 7, 2007. Her first child, a boy named Davi Leite Inácio Pedreira, was born on 20 January 2009, in Salvador, Bahia, generating controversy after Leitte got back to work and performed in Carnival only a month after giving birth. The couple welcomed a second child, a son named Rafael, born on 15 August 2012 via C-section.
|2011||Bahêa Minha Vida||Herself||Documentary about Esporte Clube Bahia|
|2011||Cars 2||Carla Veloso||Voice; Brazilian version|
|2007||Estúdio Coca-Cola||Herself||1 episode|
|2008||Família MTV||1 episode|
|2009||Uma Hora de Sucessos||Host||1 episode|
|2011||Miss Universe 2011||Herself||1 episode|
|2012–present||The Voice Brasil||Herself / Judge|
|2014||2014 Billboard Music Awards||Herself||“We Are One (Ole Ola)” performance|