Bebel Gilberto's magical voice and her soulful blend of Brazilian and electronic music took the world by surprise with the release of Tanto Tempo in 2000. Bebel was born to a family of illustrious musicians. Her late father was the bossa nova co-inventor Joao Gilberto, her mother is singer Miucha and her uncle is Chico Buarque. Originally she didn't have any intention of following in her parent's footsteps but having moved to New York, she started developing her own unique style by collaborating with artists as varied as David Byrne, Caetano Veloso, Towa Tei (Deee Lite) and Thievery Corporation. In 1999, when Bebel was ready to record her debut album, she joined the Crammed Discs' fledgling Ziriguiboom sub-label which was dedicated to Brazilian music. Bebel joined forces with another new Ziriguiboom artist, the late São Paulo-based Serbian musician/producer Suba, with whom she proceeded to record the "Tanto Tempo" album, which went on to become one of the most globally successful albums of Brazilian music ever.