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Astrud Gilberto ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ Singer, Died at 83! Details on Her Net Worth in 2023 and Family; Songs

Astrud Gilberto ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ Singer, Died at 83! Details on Her Net Worth in 2023 and Family; Songs

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A Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer and songwriter, Astrud Gilberto gained media attention after singing, The Girl from Ipanema. She rose to prominence when her song, Fly Me to the Moon was remade by Frank Sinatra in 2003. Her song, Who Can I Turn To? was also remade by The Black Eyed Peas in 2005. She sang popular songs like Berimbau, Once I Loved, and Time and Tide.

Early Life of Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto was born on March 29, 1940, in Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil. Gilberto was 63 years old at the time of her death. Her sun sign was Aries and Gilberto used to celebrate her birthday on the 29th of March. Her full name was Astrud Evangelina Weinert. Gilberto’s father was a language teacher and was native of German and her mother was from Brazil.

Astrud's childhood picture
Caption: Astrud’s childhood picture (Source: Hola)

She was a sister of Eda Weinert and Iduna Weinert. Her father named all of his children after the Goddess of German mythology. Astrud had Brazilian citizenship and used to belong to a mixed (German and Brazilian) ethnic background. Gilberto had a belief in the Christian religion.

Failed Marriages of Astrud Gilberto

Astrud was married twice but she was single at the time of her death. She was first married to a Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto. They met with the help of her friend, Nara Leão, a singer in the late 1950s. Astrud was only 20 years old when she married Filberto in 1960. They used to live in Rio but Astrud filed for divorce when João had an affair with Brazilian singer Miucha in 1964.

Astrud with her ex-partner
Caption: Astrud with her ex-partner (Source: Fresh Sound )

She again exchanged the wedding vows with Nicholas Lasorsa. Only after a few years of marriage, they divorced. Astrud also dated Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player. Due to Stan’s abusive nature and underpaying Astrud, they separated. Astrud had to hire a lawyer to fire him from her contract of the tour.

Astrud Gilberto, Mother of Two

She was a mother of two sons. She welcomed João Marcelo Gilberto with her first husband. Marcelo, a musician was born in 1960. Astrud and her second husband, Nicholas welcomed Gregory Lasorsa.

Astrud with her child and ex-partner
Caption: Astrud with her child and ex-partner (Source: Flickr)

Her son, Gregory works as a co-founder of Gregmar Productions, Inc. Sofia Gilberto is her granddaughter. 

Astrud Gilberto’s Net Worth

Gilberto had an estimated net worth of around $7 million as of 2023. She earned that hefty sum from her career as a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer and songwriter.

Astrud inside her house
Caption: Astrud inside her house (Source: Rolling Stone)

Astrud Gilberto Died at 83

Gilberto left this Universe on June 5, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. At the age of 83, she died peacefully surrounded by her family member. Her granddaughter announced her death on her Instagram account:

“I’m here to bring you the sad news that my grandmother became a star today and is next to my grandfather João Gilberto. Astrud was the true girl who took bossa nova from Ipanema to the world,”

Astrud Gilberto’s Career

  • Astrud released her album Getz/Gilberto along with musicians like João Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1963.
  • She even sang at her ex-husband’s concert at the Faculdade de Arquitetura.
  • She released her single, The Girl from Ipanema in 1964.
  • In 1965, she released her solo album, The Astrud Gilberto Album.
  • She even recorded her own compositions as a singer of bossa nova and American jazz standards in 1970.
  • She worked with Red Hot + Rio in 1996.
  • Astrud also sang, Desafinado in production with Red Hot Organization with George Michael.
Astrud spotted on the frame
Caption: Astrud spotted on the frame (Source: FOX 29)
  • Her song, Fly Me to the Moon was remade by Frank Sinatra for his album, Down with Love in 2003.
  • She was an original singer of songs, Who Can I Turn To, Berimbau, Once I Loved, and so on.

Songs & Albums

She released famous albums like Astrud Gilberto Now,  The Astrud Gilberto Album, Beach Samba, The Shadow of Your Smile, and Gilberto with Turrentine. Her hits songs were Gilberto Golden Japanese, Windy, Astrud Gilberto, I Haven’t Got Anything Better to Do, Gilberto with Turrentine, Now, That Girl from Ipanema, So & So: Mukai Meets Gilberto, Super Stars, Live in New York, and Jungle.

Awards & Nomination

  • She won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in the nomination for Best Vocal Performance by a Female for her song, The Girl from Ipanema.
  • In 1992, she earned the Latin Jazz USA Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Astrud received the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2002.

FAQs of Astrud Gilberto

How many languages does Astrud Gilberto speak?

Astrud speaks 6 languages. her father was a language teacher due to this she was fluent in Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Was Astrud Gilberto an advocate?

Yes, Astrud was an advocate. She was advocating for animal rights in her lifetime.

What genre is Astrud Gilberto?

Her genre was bossa nova and jazz. Astrud worked with popular musicians like Stan Getz, Gil Evans, and Stanley Turrentine.

Is Astrud Gilberto related to Bebel Gilberto?

No, Astrud and Bebel aren’t related to each other. Both of them share the same surname and same profession but aren’t related to each other.