Gal Costa Biography, Wikipedia, Networth, Husband, Discography, Cause Of Death, Family

Gal Costa Biography

Maria da Grace Costa, who was born Penna Burgos on September 26, 1945, died on November 9, 2022. Gal Costa was a popular music performer from Brazil.

She had a significant part in the late 1960s Brazilian tropicalia music movement and appeared on the highly regarded compilation Tropicália: ou Panis et Circenses (1968).

Gal Costa Early Life

The Brazilian state of Bahia’s capital, Salvador, is where Gal Costa was born on September 26, 1945. The parents of Gal Costa were both of Portuguese ancestry.


Gal’s mother Mariah Costa Penna, who passed unexpectedly in 1993, listened to classical music for hours every day while she was pregnant in the hopes that Gal would become interested in music.

Gal never met her father, Arnaldo Burgos, who died in 1960 and died when Gal was 15 years old.

Gal became acquainted with Sandra and Andréia Gadelha when she was ten years old. These two women subsequently wed Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, respectively. Gilberto Gil had two marriages in the future: Sandra and Andréia Gadelha.

When she was 14 years old, she first heard Joo Gilberto’s “Chega de Saudade” being played on the radio. This was her introduction to bossa nova. She then obtained employment as a clerk in Salvador’s main record store to further her involvement in music.

When she was 18, Andréa Gadelha introduced her to Caetano Veloso, and the two hit it off right away.

Gal Costa Discography

Studio albums

  • 1965: Maria da Graça (EP)
  • 1967: Domingo (with Caetano Veloso)
  • 1969: Gal Costa
  • 1969: Gal
  • 1970: Legal
  • 1971: -Fa-Tal- Gal a Todo Vapor
  • 1973: Índia
  • 1974: Cantar
  • 1975: Gal Canta Caymmi
  • 1977: Caras e Bocas
  • 1978: Água Viva
  • 1979: Gal Tropical
  • 1980: Aquarela do Brasil
  • 1981: Fantasia
  • 1982: Minha Voz
  • 1983: Baby Gal
  • 1983: Trilha Sonora do Filme ‘Gabriela’
  • 1984: Profana
  • 1985: Bem Bom
  • 1987: Lua de Mel Como o Diabo Gosta
  • 1990: Plural
  • 1992: Gal
  • 1994: O Sorriso do Gato de Alice
  • 1995: Mina D’Água do Meu Canto
  • 1998: Aquele Frevo Axé
  • 2001: Gal de Tantos Amores
  • 2002: Gal Bossa Tropical
  • 2004: Todas as Coisas e Eu
  • 2005: Hoje 
  • 2011: Recanto
  • 2015: “Estratosférica”
  • 2018: “A Pele do Futuro”
  • 2021: “Nenhuma Dor”

Live albums 

  • 1971: -Fa-Tal- Gal a Todo Vapor
  • 1976: Doces Bárbaros (with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethânia)
  • 1986: Jazzvisions: Rio Revisited (with Antonio Carlos Jobim)
  • 1997: Acústico MTV
  • 1999: Gal Costa Canta Tom Jobim Ao Vivo
  • 2006: Gal Costa Live at the Blue Note
  • 2006: Gal Costa Ao Vivo
  • 2013: Recanto Ao Vivo

Gal Costa Desafinado Live At The Blue Note HQ Video Below;


  • 1968: “Baby”
  • 1969: “Que Pena (Ela Já Não Gosta Mais De Mim)”
  • 1970: “Meu Nome É Gal”
  • 1970: “London, London”

Gal Costa Career

Gal made her debut as a professional musician at the event “Nós, por exemplo” (We, For Example) on the evening of August 22nd, 1964. Along with musicians like Gil, Veloso, Maria Bethania, and Tom Zé, she played at the concert.

Her hometown’s freshly refurbished Vila Velha Theatre held its official opening at the occasion. The same year, at the same location, and with the same singing partners, she also performed in Nova Bossa Velha, Velha Bossa Nova (New Old Wave, Old New Wave).

On Bethania’s debut album, which was published in 1965, was the recording of Gal’s first song to be commercially released.

It was Caetano Veloso, Bethania’s brother, who wrote the duet “Sol Negro,” commonly known as “Black Sun.” The first singles she released through RCA Records were the songs “Eu vim da Bahia,” written by Gil, and “Sim, foi você,” written by Veloso.

Gal Costa Networth

Gal Costa had an estimated net worth of $2.1 million at the time she passed on to eternity

Gal Costa Death

On November 9, 2022, Gal passed away in So Paulo at the age of 77. She postponed her performance at the Primavera Sound because she was still healing from the removal of a nodule from her nasal cavity.


Who Is Gal Costa?

Maria da Graca Costa Penna Burgos was born Gal Costa on September 26, 1945, and she passed away on November 9, 2022.   Gal Costa was a Brazilian singer of popular music.

Who Is Gal Costa Husband?

Gal was androgynous, Her husband’s name is not known, but you can get back here after some time to confirm about this information when its updated.

Gal Costa Songs?

She drop only 4 singles with tens of albums.

The singles are ;

  • 1968: “Baby”
  • 1969: “Que Pena (Ela Já Não Gosta Mais De Mim)”
  • 1970: “Meu Nome É Gal”
  • 1970: “London, London”

Gal Costa Albums?

  • 1965: Maria da Graça (EP)

You can scroll back to Gal Costa Discography above to read about her studio album from 1965 to 2021.


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