Michel Teló (Portuguese pronunciation: [mi'ʃɛw te'lɔ], Medianeira, Paraná, Brazil January 21, 1981) is a Brazilian singer and composer. After being vocalist in various bands, most notably "Grupo Tradição", before going solo. His biggest national and international hit is "Ai se eu te pego!", a number 1 in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Turkey and many other countries. From his early years, Teló has dedicated his life to music. His artistic career began in 1987 when, as an eight-year-old, he made his first solo performance in his school choir, singing a piece by Roberto Carlos and Erasmo Carlos. At 10, his musical talent blossomed when his father gave him an accordion. At the age of 12, upon encouragement by neighbors, school friends and his brothers, he formed a young band for playing traditional music, which was called "Guri" and served to strengthen Teló taste in music in a professional organized manner. He was the band's lead singer. Besides his love for the harmonica, Michel also took piano lessons for five years. He was also dancer and played the accordion, harmonica and guitar.