He was the first Latin artist to sell a million records in the U.S. with his hit "Happy Birthday My Darling" in 1974. He also did some instrumental work for the "Electric Moog Orchestra" in 1977. Since his conversion in 1993, he has only recorded Christian Evangelical songs in both Portuguese, Spanish and some in English. Some of Nelson Ned's best-known ballads in Portuguese language are: "Domingo à Tarde", "Tudo Passará", "Eu Tambem Sou Sentimental", "Deus Abençoe as Crianças do Brasil", "Medo" and "Feliz Aniversario". Nelson Ned was born in 1947 in Ubá, a small city in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
He was the eldest of seven siblings, and the only one to develop dwarfism; as an adult he was just 1.12 m (44 inches) tall. Ned married twice, and had three children with his second wife, Maria Aparecida. All three also developed dwarfism: Nelson Ned Junior (1.08 m [42.5 inches]), musician now living in Mexico; Monalisa Ned d'Ávila, doctor, and Ana Veronica Ned Pinto (90 cm [35.5 inches]), singer and acrobat in a Brazilian circus. Ned died aged 66 of pneumonia at São Paulo on January 5, 2014. Read more on Last.fm.
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