20 Hugely Popular Musicians Who Haven't Gotten Famous in America (Yet)

Superstars abroad, these artists haven't made much of a dent in the USA

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Caetano Veloso
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Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso helped establish Tropicália, a fusion of Brazilian folk music, impish art impulses and pop that influenced the likes of Talking Heads and Beck. Veloso, along with fellow Brazilian legends like Gilberto Gil and Tom Ze was at the forefront of the movement, and Veloso has been a star in his native Brazil since the early Seventies. While he's enjoyed much more fame in South America, where he's a best-selling artist, Veloso has occasionally reached American audiences: At the 75th Academy Awards, Caetano performed his Best Original Song-nominated "Burn It Blue" (from Frida) for a TV audience of millions. While Veloso lost that night – Eminem's "Lose Yourself" took home the Oscar – the singer does have two Grammys wins under his belt.

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