Céu is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, born in São Paulo, Brazil. Originally issued in 2005 on the São Paulo-based Urban Jungle, Céu’s self-titled debut album was picked up by Six Degrees/Starbucks/Hear Music in the US and UK; JVC in Japan and Harmonia Mundi in France and in the Netherlands.
Céu received a Latin Grammy nomination for “best new artist” of 2006 and a Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary World Music Album" of 2007. On the same year, Céu performed at the opening ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2008, Céu received a Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary World Music Album” for her debut album Céu. In 2009, her critically acclaimed second album Vagarosa reached #2 on the US Billboard's World Music charts. The album has since been nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Brazilian Pop Record. Céu reached unprecedented chart numbers for a Brazilian female artist—#1 on Billboard's Heatseekers (New Artist) Chart, 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Billboard's World Music charts. In 2010, Céu was invited by Herbie Hancock to record a version of "Tempo de Amor" for The Imagine Project album. In 2012, Céu received her fourth Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Brazilian Pop Record” of 2012 for her critically acclaimed third album “Caravana Sereia Bloom”. In 2014, she released her first live DVD/CD in Brazil entitled "Céu - Ao Vivo", the concert was filmed in August 2014 in São Paulo and contains 15 tracks in total, including the never before released cover versions of all time classics "Piel Canela" and "Mais Uma Noite de Amor", behind the scenes footage of the band and more. Céu - Ao Vivo also includes live versions of Céu's greatest hits, "Lenda", "Malemolência", "10 Contados", "Cangote" and "Baile de Ilusão".