Gal Costa is a Brazilian singer and songwriter who has been active in the music industry since the 1960s. She is known for her unique blend of tropicalia, bossa nova, and samba music. Her discography includes over 20 studio albums, including her debut album, Gal Costa (1969), and her most recent album, A Pele do Futuro (2018). Throughout her career, she has collaborated with some of the most influential Brazilian musicians, such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Tom Zé. Her music has been praised for its poetic lyrics and her powerful vocal performances. Costa has also been recognized for her activism, having been involved in the Brazilian military dictatorship protests in the 1970s. Her music continues to be an inspiration to many Brazilian artists and her influence can be heard in many of today's popular Brazilian music.