Already small, it starts to sing. The college, it benefits from the recreations to play of the violin and, in the family evenings, deals with the percussions. At 17 years, it settles with El Salvador to work there as mannequin but does not resist its passion for the music.
It then starts to play in bars and, thereafter, makes some concerts in the interior of the state of Bahia until the Pernambuco. In its birthplace, it is then invited to make the first part of Geraldo Azevedo with the theater of the local arts center.
Of return to El Salvador, it takes part in a Micareta in the town of Morro C Chapéu. It meets there the producer Jonga Cunha, founder of the group Banda Eva . Thus the reign of Ivete started on the group Banda Eva, with which it will record six albums, sold with more than 4 million specimens. Front, in 1992, the artist had gained the Prix Dorival Caymmi of better interpreter.
Its career solo starts officially the Ash Wednesday 1999, for its last carnival with Banda Eva. From April at June of this same year, it records the 14 titles of its first album, Ivete Sangalo . It already sold more than 2 million albums until today.