Emílio Vitalino Santiago (6 December 1946 – 20 March 2013), known as Emílio Santiago, was a Brazilian singer.In 1973 he released the first single for Polydor Records, with songs “Transa de amor” and “Saravá Nega”, which caused major interests in radio and television programs. The first record was released by CID in 1975, with forgotten songs of enshrined composers as Ivan Lins, João Donato, Jorge Benjor, Nelson Cavaquinho, Guilherme de Brito, Marcos Valle and Paulo Sergio, among others. He moved the following year to the Philips/Polygram, staying on this label until 1984, by which released ten albums – all with little effect. In 1985, he was chosen as the best performer in the “Festival of Festivals”, TV Globo with the song “Elis, Elis”. His success actually came in 1988, when he released the LP Brazilian “Aquarela Brasileira” (Brazilian Watercolor) by Som Livre, a special project of seven volumes devoted exclusively to the repertoire of Brazilian music, the project surpassed four million copies sold. At that time, also released other special projects, as a tribute to singer Dick Farney (“Perdido de Amor” (Lost Love), 1995) or rewriting classics of Hispanic Bolero (“Dias de Luna”, 1996).