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Nelson Ned built a solid career as a singer and composer of sentimental, suffering songs. His recordings have been released in America, Europe, and Africa, and he has received gold records both in Brazil and abroad. His compositions have been recorded by the likes of Mantovani and Matt Monroe; in Brazil he had his songs recorded by Moacir Franco, Antônio Marcos, and Agnaldo Timóteo. In 1968, he recorded for the first time; the song was his own composition (with Hamilton Gouveia Bastos) "Tamanho Não É Documento" (loosely, "Size Doesn't Matter," an allusion to his small stature). In the same year, he won the I Festival de la Canción (Buenos Aires, Argentina) with his "Tudo Passará." In 1969, when he was already very popular in Brazil, he started to sing internationally, performing in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Africa. His international performances included four shows at Carnegie Hall, two at Madison Square Garden, and mega-events in Mexico. After his conversion in 1993, he has only recorded evangelic songs. ~ Alvaro Neder