Tulipa Ruiz was born in Santos in 1978, was raised in Sao Lourenco and start to sing as a pro in Sao Paulo. Daughter of Luiz Chagas, from Itamar Assumpcao's Banda Isca de Policia, and sister of Gustavo Ruiz, musician (nowadays touring with Vanessa da Matta), producer and composer (songs, themes and soundtracks too), she is considered a great singer although doesn't have any formal training. Due to a wide vocal range, or even with it, Tulipa developed a sophisticated way of singing, mixing bel canto with pop, without maneirisms, poseur, contemporary. Efemera, her first CD, colleted excelent reviews, so do her concerts. Best disc of the year and best song (and 10th too!) in local Rolling Stone Magazine. Among other prizes, her song Efemera is included in the 2011 versions of the most popular videogames in the world, american EA Sports' "Fifa Socer" and japanese Konami's "Pro Evolution Soccer".