|January 24, 19861986-01-24|
|Date of death|
|June 24, 2015 (29 years)2015-06-24|
|Place of Birth|
Cristiano Melo Araújo (January 24, 1986 – June 24, 2015) was a Brazilian singer and songwriter.
Araújo was famous for the singles "Efeitos" (2011), "Você mudou" (2012), "Maus bocados"(2013), "Cê que sabe" (2014) and "É com ela que eu estou" (2014). After his album Efeitos in 2011 and live álbum/ DVD Ao Vivo em Goiânia in 2012, he released his solo studio album Continua in 2013. In 2014, he released his third live album In The Cities - Ao Vivo em Cuiabá. With most of his latest songs not making it onto a CD due to his sudden death.
He was signed to the Brazilian Som Livre record label.
From early childhood in Goiás, Cristiano Araújo was influenced by sertanejo. Cristiano came from a musically inclined family, containing four generations of musicians and singers. His parents João Reis and Zenaide Melo encouraged and supported him in his conquest for a musical career and bought him his first guitar at 6 years old. By age 9, he was putting on public performances and shows . At 10 years old, he was composing songs. At age 13 he recorded his first EP and performed it during a popular Brazilian TV show, Festival do Faustão. His album was released and quickly shot up to the #6 spot in local "região centro oeste" (the midwest) charts. He was then offered the opportunity to include one of his songs in a popular "young talents" or "Jovens Talentos" CD, which would open chances for publicity all over the country. Again, Cristiano was still only a teenager at the time.
|Height||5 ft 9 in / 175 cm|
|Weight||159 lb / 72 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Race / ethnicity||White|