y the hits The Fool on the Hill and Scarborough Fair. Enjoying immense popularity, Mendes added soul and funk to his jazz and pop, but always with a Brazilian rhythm. His earlier single, Mas Que Nada, marked the first time that a song sung entirely in Portuguese hit Billboards Pop chart in the U.S. Mendes signature mix of bossa nova/samba and his distinctive pop instrumentation features melodies with distinct sophistication and alluring sexiness that ultimately came to define Brazilian music for many music enthusiasts around the world.In the 80s, he scored with the No. 1 Adult Contemporary and pop top-10 hit Never Gonna Let You Go. And in 1992 Mendes was awarded his first Grammy in the category of Best World Music for his album Brasileiro. Since then, Mendes has gone on to be honored with two Latin Grammy awards for Best Brazilian Record, Timeless (2006) and Bom Tempo (2010), which was also nominated for a 2010 Grammy award.