Xou da Xuxa 3
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 30, 1988 (1988-06-30)
LabelSom Livre
Xuxa chronology
Xegundo Xou da Xuxa
Xou da Xuxa 3
4º Xou da Xuxa
Singles from Xou da Xuxa 3
  1. "Ilariê"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  2. "Brincar de Índio"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  3. "Arco-Íris"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  4. "Abecedário da Xuxa"
    Released: 1987 (1987)
  5. "Abecedário da Xuxa"
    Released: 1987 (1987)

Xou da Xuxa 3 (English: Xuxa Show 3) is the fourth studio album by Brazilian pop singer, TV host and actress Xuxa. It was released on June 30, 1988 by Som Livre. It is the most successful album released throughout her career, selling about 3 million and 216 thousand copies. It is the second best-selling album in Brazil, behind only the album Músicas para Louvar o Senhor (1998), by Father Marcelo Rossi, who sold about 3 million and 228 thousand copies. Thus, Xou da Xuxa 3 is the best selling album in Brazilian history by a female artist.

The album, which featured hits like "Arco-íris", "Abecedário da Xuxa", "Brincar de Índio" and especially "Ilariê" that became the most famous song of Xuxa until today, became the most expressive album in Latin American sales at the time. The song "Ilariê" was in 1st place for 20 weeks in the Brazilian charts, being the most performed song in the radios along with "Faz Parte do Meu Show" of Cazuza. According to Jornal do Brasil, with data from Nelson Oliveira Pesquisas de Mercado, at the time the album reached number one on the list of best selling albums.

Background and production

A children's programs most successful Brazilian television history, the Xou da Xuxa was a game show hosted by Xuxa. His first appearance as host of TV was in the Clube da Criança, directed by Maurice Sherman in 1983 in Rede Manchete. Sherman was responsible for the discovery of Xuxa on television.[1]

Since their first LP in Som Livre, Xou da Xuxa of 1986, presenter and now singer became a phonograph phenomenon. At Christmas 1986, Xuxa received his eighth Platinum record, award granted every 250,000 copies sold in Brazil. The album hit the mark more than two million copies, reaching the South American record sales.[2]

Xou da Xuxa 3 was produced by Michael Sullivan, Paulo Massadas, with Max Pierre's artistic coordination, Xuxa's album Xuxa 3 was recorded at the SIGLA (Som Livre) studios and the LP was manufactured by BMG Ariola (RCA Records).

The process of selecting the songs was mandated by the screening of Xuxa's manager, Marlene Mattos, who listened to about 200 compositions sent from all over the country before separating 16. After playing these songs on TV Globo's show and receiving the opinion of students of public schools in the form of notes, Xou da Xuxa 3 left with 14 songs among them "Arco-iris", theme of the film Super Xuxa Contra Baixo Astral, "Ilariê", its greater commercial success, and "Brincar de Índio" besides the "Abecedário da Xuxa", specially recorded to play on the TV for the deaf and dumb.


Xou da Xuxa 3 was released on June 30, 1988 by Som Livre, in CD, cassette and LP formats.[3][4][5] The album was the first of Xuxa to be released on CD, and was reissued on CD in 1989 in Israel,[6] reissued on CD and cassette in Brazil in 1996, and on CD in 2006.[7][8] In 2013, Som Livre in partnership with Xuxa Productions, launched Xou's collection of Xuxa + Untitled CD Fans Selection, a box with all 7 albums released at the time of the program, and with it a CD with unpublished songs, chosen by fans of the hostess.[9]

Commercial performance

Xou da Xuxa 3 release, Xuxa has once again become a big seller of albums throughout Brazil, the album has become the most successful of its career, selling more than 3,216,000 copies to the present day.[10] According to the Jornal do Brasil, with data from NOPEM (Nelson Oliveira Market Research), during its release the album reached number one on the list of best selling albums.[11] Brazil's second best seller, just a few seconds behind Músicas para Louvar o Senhor of Father Marcelo Rossi.[12][13]

"Ilariê" became the most played song in the Brazilian radio in 1988, being 20 consecutive weeks in n. ° 1 in the stops. being the most performed song in the radios along with "Faz Parte do Meu Show" of Cazuza.[14]


The album entered the Book of Records as the best-selling children's record of all time,[12][14] is the best seller of his career and the second best seller in Brazil and also the best-selling album by a solo artist for children around the world.[15] The album was considered the best seller in the history of country until the released Músicas para Louvar o Senhor (1998), of Father Marcelo Rossi.[12] which sold about 3 million and 228 thousand copies, being the best selling album by a female artist solo in Brazil and is also the best selling album in the history of the record company Som Livre.[16][17][15] established itself as the most expressive album in Latin American sales at the time.[15]

"Ilariê" has been recorded in 80 dialects over the years, the English and Spanish language version being Xuxa itself, as well as a Chinese version interpreted by the Taiwanese trio i.n.g in 2006 as "健 健美".[18][19]

Track listing

Xou da Xuxa 3[5][4][3]
  • Cid Guerreiro
  • Dito
  • Ceinha
3."O Praga É Uma Praga"
  • Reinaldo Waisman
  • Michel Bijou
  • Waisman
  • Alexandre Agra
  • Fred Nascimento
  • Guilherme Jr.
5."Beijinhos Estalados"
  • Lincoln Olivetti
  • Claudia Olivetti
6."Coração Criança"
  • Sullivan
  • Massadas
7."Brincar de Índio"
  • Sullivan
  • Massadas
8."Dança da Xuxa"
  • Prentice
  • Ronaldo Monteiro de Souza
9."Eu Não"
  • Dani
  • Luiz Otávio
10."Abecedário da Xuxa"
  • César Costa Filho
  • Souza
  • Sullivan
  • Massadas
  • Ana Penido
  • Sullivan
  • Massadas
  • Neuma Morais
  • Neon Morais
Total length:53:25


Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[10] 3× Diamond 3.200.000[10]

See also


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  2. ^ Gustavo Miller e Laura Brentano (2 July 2011). "Fotos ao redor do mundo que imitam pose da Xuxa viram hit no Facebook". G1. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Xou da Xuxa 3 - CD". Discogs. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Xou da Xuxa 3 - LP". Discogs. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Xou da Xuxa 3 - Cassete". Discogs. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Xou da Xuxa 3 (1989)". Discogs. 3 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Xou da Xuxa 3 (1996)". Discogs. 3 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Xou da Xuxa 3 (2006)". Discogs. 3 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Xuxa refaz representar polêmica da Década de 1980 na capa de novo album". Caras. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Sem saber cantar, Xuxa vendeu 2,5 milhões de cópias de "Xou da Xuxa"". UOL. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Discos / Os mais vendidos". Jornal do Brasil. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  12. ^ a b c "Os 10 discos mais vendidos no Brasil até hoje". Vix.com. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  13. ^ Ana Carolina Prado. "Os 10 discos mais vendidos no Brasil até hoje". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Rainha dos Baixinhos sente falta do "cheiro das crianças" do "Xou da Xuxa"". Uol. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  15. ^ a b c "50 anos de Xuxa: os números e os recordes da Rainha dos Baixinhos". R7. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  16. ^ "Som Livre: Crescimento". Memória Roberto Marinho. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  17. ^ Ana Carolina Prado (18 May 2009). "40 anos de Som Livre: uma história contada pelas novelas da Rede Globo". Rede Globo. Archived from the original on January 11, 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  18. ^ Renata Reif (31 May 2012). "Cid Guerreiro: "Não ganho como deveria com 'Ilariê'". Internet Group.
  19. ^ Blog do Curioso (12 June 2009). "Versão chinesa de Ilariê".