SÃƒÂ©rgio Reis is a Brazilian sertanejo singer and actor. He has sold approximately 16 million copies of his more than 40 album releases.
Reis began working in radio stations and nightclubs as a teenager. In 1958, he released his first record, "Enganadora" b/w "SerÃƒÂ¡", but did not garner any notice. In 1967 he was invited to record with The Jet Blacks, and the resulting singles - "CoraÃƒÂ§ÃƒÂ£o de Papel," "Nuvem Branquinha," "Fim de Sonho," and "Qual a RazÃƒÂ£o," all shot to the top of the Brazilian charts. He became a fixture on Jovem Guarda radio and television, writing songs for Jenny Andriani, Wanderley Cardoso, Nalva Aguiar, Deni e Dino, Marcos Roberto, and The Golden Boys.
Reis's style mixes caipira music with a heavy influence from American pop and country. Among his most well-known songs are "O Menino da Porteira," "O Menino da Gaita", "JoÃƒÂ£o de Barro", "Rei do Gado", "Cabocla Teresa" "Os TrÃƒÂªs Boiadeiros," and "Cavalo Zaino." Alongside his music career he has appeared often in film and television, including Brazilian soap operas.