Bebel Gilberto is back with Momento, her third solo album, presenting some of her most elegant and personal musical statements yet. Bebel Gilberto's soulful restrained blend of Brazilian and international music took the world by surprise with the release of Tanto Tempo in 2000. Although Gilberto has an impressive genealogy she never had any intention of following in her parents' footsteps. She developed her own unique style moving to New York City and working with artists as varied as David Byrne, Caetano Veloso, Towa Tei (Deee Lite) and Thievery Corporation. By the time she recorded Tanto Tempo, she had already forged her own musical identity, combining Brazilian pop, European sophistication, and cutting edge electronica with a unique silky vocal style which entranced audiences all around the world. While Tanto Tempo became the third biggest selling Brazilian album in US chart history. It also earned her two Latin Grammy nominations for Best Brazilian Album and Best New Artist. On her second self-titled collection, Gilberto aimed for a more traditional sound. I called the album Bebel Gilberto to make a statement about my name, the singer says. I grew up cautiously, in terms of being a songwriter, not knowing how people might react. There are still touches of Electronica on Bebel Gilberto, but it's largely a showcase for her sweetly affecting vocals and polished songwriting. The album captured positive press worldwide and earned her another Grammy nomination - Best World Music Album. `I am honored that people look forward to hear my music, which is the biggest inspiration an artist can have. Bebel's long awaited new release draws on the graceful, low-key electronica of Tanto Tempo and the enchanting, acoustic simplicity of her second self-titled album. Gilberto's voice is presented in a variety of settings that showcase her magical delivery and subtle, powerful emotions. On Momento Gilberto also comes into her own as a songwriter, writing or cowriting the majority of the songs, and delivers three impressive covers. Momento was made with the help of such diverse producers as Guy Sigsworth and the band Brazilian Girls and was recorded in three of Bebel's favorite cities London, Rio de Janeiro and New York. The new CD is as forward thinking and dynamic as we've come to expect from Gilberto, an artist with an omnivorous creative bent. Momento's blend of samba, pop, bossa, electronica and Gilberto's growing confidence as both singer and writer, catapults her into he first rank of international performers. There is no category that can contain her, save one Bebel Music. Welcome to this `Momento.'