Carlos' Spanish songs have enchanted Latin America for five decades.

The key moment in the career of the best-selling Latin American artist of all time came when he was persuaded to sing in another language. No, not English -- Spanish. In 1965, Brazilian singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos -- already a big Portugese-language star despite coming from the more remote province of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, six hours northeast of Rio de Janeiro -- was approached by A&R directors of Brazil and Argentina from CBS Records, the international arm of Columbia Records.

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