Diante do Trono (Before the Throne) is a Christian Brazilian contemporary music band, formed in 1997 in the city of Belo Horizonte, in the Lagoinha Baptist Church and led by singer, songwriter and pastor Ana Paula Valadão. The group became popular in Brazil since the release of his first work, the disc Diante do Trono 1998. however, was from the album Águas Purificadoras and Preciso de Ti who achieved international recognition, becoming the major worship ministry in Latin America and one of the most successful in Brazilian music.
In one presentation, held in 2003 during the recording of the album Quero Me Apaixonar, the Diante do Trono gathered about 2 million people. It has also been winning trophies Talent and Promises, as well as being nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2012 with the Sol da Justiça work. According to the group itself and some sources, Diante do Trono has sold over ten million records in various formats, one of the record holders of record sales in Brazil.
The band, from its inception had a brass orchestra and strings, suffering several instrumental changes during his career, especially the period of the years 2008 and 2010, when the only members that remained in the initial training group were Ana Paula Valadão, vocalist and band leader, and Elias Fernandes, rhythm guitarist of the set. With the end of the orchestra, who always accompanied the Diante do Trono of course the band's sound became more pop rock noticeably. In its musical characteristics, the band is based in congregational singing and contemporary Christian music, with influences of pop rock, progressive rock and folk in the works, highlighting the most recent.
The set also created the Center for Ministerial Training Diante do Trono the CTMDT, preparatory for musicians and singers in the area of missions, the Arts Factory which is a partnership with the Lagoinha Baptist Church, to train professionals in diverse areas such as singing, theater and dance, and has part of his discography devoted entirely to children. Participates and participated in social projects, such as India Project, which collects and help Indian girls in prostitution in food donations to cities in the North of Minas Gerais in 2003 and a campaign of bone marrow donations in Barretos, during the recording of their thirteenth album in 2010.
1995-2000: The early:
In 1995, the pastor Márcio Valadão, father of Ana Paula and Sérgio Gomes, conductor of the Church, decided to make a record, whose income would serve to combat child prostitution that they saw on a trip to India. The material for the album was recorded on 31 January 1998, a cult of the Lagoinha Baptist Church. Along with Ana Paula, the vocals were formed by singers like André Valadão, his brother, and Nívea Soares. A few months after recording the musical work was released, especially the song "Diante do Trono". With the positive impact of the song, the group, which until then had no official name, became known before the throne. Besides this, other songs of the set were also very popular on the radio, especially "Aclame ao Senhor", "Deus de Amor" and "Manancial".
With the commercial success of the first work, the group decided to continue. Thus, in February 1999, recording the second album, the title Exaltado was performed. It was produced by Ana Paula, Sérgio Gomes and André Espíndola, and was attended by vocalists for their first job, as Nívea Soares, and also new members as Helena Tannure and João Lúcio Tannure.
From Exaltado, the Diante do Trono started making presentations throughout Brazil and band's popularity began to grow among evangelicals, was consolidating your trips to Brazilian states and its significant selling records. In 2000, Águas Purificadoras was released, recorded in Gameleira Park in Belo Horizonte and produced by Sérgio Gomes, where the group gathered about seventy thousand people.
Also in 2000, was held the 1st International Congress of Praise & Worship Diante do Trono. That same year, Kelly Burton, in collaboration with the American label Hosanna! Music, recorded two musical works: Aclame ao Senhor, the Portuguese version of Shout to the Lord album was recorded at the Lagoinha Baptist Church, in Belo Horizonte, in 2000, and Shalom Jerusalém, consisting of songs with Jewish pace with participation of singer and American worship leader Paul Wilbur.
In 2001, the group released the album Preciso de Ti, recorded on 14 July 2001 in Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte, 15 gathering around two hundred and ten thousand people, occupying the stadium. Had the largest capacity in the history of estádio. The work sold four hundred thousand copies in its first week of release and has since reached the milestone of two million copies, becoming the best-selling gospel album of Brazil today. In addition to the commercial success, the band won the Talent Trophy award in 2002 in the best song category and best group.
On 1 December 2001, recorded the double album Brasil Diante do Trono, in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro. In the same year, it launched the first disc of the compilation Crianças Diante do Trono with their work directed at children. The work of the eponymous name become the first of a series of children's albums.
In 2002 debuted the Diante do Trono Program, in Rede TV with various ministries and frames.
In July 2002, the project continued in Brasil Diante do Trono was recorded fifth album together, called Nos Braços do Pai, written on the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, Federal District, with more than the presence of more than one million two hundred thousand people coming from all over the caravans Brasil. from that year, the Diante do Trono has shown his work in other countries, doing shows in Guatemala and Japan, and launching versions in English and Spanish labor Nos Braços do Pai.
In 2003, Nívea Soares decided to start a solo career and recorded his first album, Reina Sobre Mim, without, however, no longer be part of the group. On 12 July 2003 the band recorded their sixth album and third project Brasil Diante do Trono: Quero Me Apaixonar. Recording took place at Campo de Marte Airport, on the north side of São Paulo, and had an audience of two million people. In this event, the band collected 35 tons of food, which were distributed in the North of Minas Gerais. In Talent Trophy that year, the Diante do Trono took two of three nominations had.
2003-2006: After 2003:
Shortly after the recording of the CD Quero Me Apaixonar in São Paulo, the Diante do Trono went through a period of change spanning the entire internal structure of the group. After this period, the seventh work, Esperança, was recorded in the Administrative Center of Bahia in Salvador, on 10 July 2004, gathering around one million two hundred thousand people, according to the Civil Police of Bahia. In Talent Trophy, the band was the highlight, winning seven of eight nominations had. In 2004, André Valadão followed the footsteps of Nívea Soares and began his solo career with the work Mais Que Abundante.
In 2005, Diante do Trono yet recorded the album Ainda Existe Uma Cruz in Porto Alegre, the banks of the Guaiba Lake, attended by three hundred thousand people. The same year also occurred the final output Maximiliano Moraes. During the Talent Trophy, the group won in three categories.
The following year, 2006, Alegria album, André Valadão were recorded during the same Congress held annually by the group, and Por Amor de Ti, Oh Brasil, the ninth in the series Diante do Trono, recorded live at Yamada Arena in Belém work featured the return of Nivea Soares. Sem Palavras was also released, the first instrumental group. In Talent Trophy, the group won mostly in the categories of children's albums.
2007-2010: Celebrations and new cycles:
In March 2007 the Diante do Trono recorded Tempo de Festa, a special double DVD and CD commemorating 10 years of career at Via Funchal, which presents the theme songs for each of the 9 CDs of the group and still hits like "Manancial", "Tempo de Festa" and still unreleased song "Amado Salvador", composed by band leader especially for this work. According to critics, the weak point of the event was the lack of innovation. At the International Congress of Praise & Worship Year that year, the band recorded the second CD and DVD celebrating 10 years Com Intensidade, which only brings the animated music group. In July, shortly before the release of Tempo de Festa, the Diante do Trono recorded his tenth album: Príncipe da Paz, written in the Apoteose Square in Rio de Janeiro, with a readership of over 100,000 people. The work was considered as the closing of a cycle, at the close of the Brasil Diante do Trono project, with recordings in all regions of Brazil. Talent Trophy in the same happened in the previous year: the set won mostly in children's categories.
In May, during an event in Anápolis, Goiás, Ana Paula Valadão imitated a lion making animal gestures with his hands. A recording was released on the Internet, which caused several criticisms of the singer. In two months, the video has received over sixty thousand hits.
On 29 September 2007, the Diante do Trono Program stopped being shown on Rede TV and continued being aired on Rede Super and TV Genesis.
In January 2008 the Diante do Trono entered into a distribution partnership with the set Trazendo a Arca, where the label of Diante do Trono distribute the albums of other bands. The goal of the partnership was to strengthen the two groups against piracy.
In May, the group was honored at Raul Gil Program. The program told the story of the band, other musicians of the gospel world, as David Quinlan, Marina de Oliveira, Aline Barros, Trazendo a Arca and Adhemar de Campos did homage to Diante do Trono.
In Recife, the nights of the 4 and 5 July at Chevrolet Hall, the Diante do Trono recorded work A Canção do Amor. The album marked the beginning of a new cycle for the group.
In 2009, the International Congress of Praise and Worship Diante do Trono, which brought people from all states of Brazil and other parts of the world every year, he returned to his roots and was held at the Lagoinha Baptist Church, with the theme: Church is no finish bridge, is the starting point. Also in the same year announced a partnership between the group and the label Som Livre.
A collection of the group was sold on newsstands in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte in February 2009, and a presentation in Manaus, Ana Paula Valadão even announced that the city would host the recording of the twelfth working group. However, as there was no release of the site in due time, the band performed recording disc recording Tua Visão in the city of Belo Horizonte, in Station Square. The album recorded on 1 August, and featured appearances by Fernanda Brum, Nívea Soares, Mariana Valadão and Felippe Valadão. According to critics, the study confirmed the need for a musical renewal at Diante do Trono.
The March for Jesus in Belo Horizonte, held on 14 November featured a presentation of Diante do Trono alongside another large group of gospel music to: the Renascer Praise.
During the 12th International Congress of Praise & Worship Diante do Trono, with an audience of six thousand people recording the album Glória a Deus, a Portuguese version of a work group of the American Gateway Worship was held. Also during the Congress several changes were announced. Instrumentalists and vocal oldest officially announced their outputs together. Furthermore, the "orchestra", would also left be part of the band.
2010-2012: Musical renewals:
Before recording the thirteenth labor, Diante do Trono has created a website dedicated to the recording of the musical work in the city of Barretos, titled Aleluia. On the day of recording, the band did social work in a partnership with the Cancer Hospital of Barretos, in a campaign of bone marrow donations. The album was, at the most pop rock band season, joining the sound of guitars with metals. It was the best-selling gospel work of the year in Brazil.
In 2010, the Diante do Trono Program stopped being displayed in Rede Super.
In 2011, the group recorded the Sol da Justiça in Meio Beach, in Natal. However, bad weather hindered the local recordings, thereby causing the event was held again at the Riachuelo Theater. In just one day of release the album sold over fifty thousand copies.
On 4 February 2011, the program premiered Nos Bastidores com o DT in Rede Super. The public has the opportunity to follow the travels and tours conducted by worship leader Ana Paula Valadão and by the Diante do Trono staff in addition to the experiences of ministry. With presentation of Ana Paula Valadão, the program records all the scenes moments: from the route inside cars, buses and planes passing through the dressing rooms, yet the ministrations.
During the ceremony Promises Trophy in 2011, the group was the most prized, winning in the categories Best Praise Ministry and Best DVD. On 10 December, the Diante do Trono been to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Promises Festival, organized by Globo, which gathered beyond the group eight singers: Davi Sacer, Fernanda Brum, Fernandinho, Damares, Pregador Luo, Ludmila Ferber, Regis Danese and Eyshila.
2012-actually: 15 years, celebrations and musical renewals:
On 15 February 2012 on the second season of the show Nos Bastidores com o DT began airing.
On 9 June 2012 the band held its fifteenth recording an unprecedented disk, thus celebrating fifteen years years the group. Creio it was recorded in Manaus, and had an audience of 350,000 people at the Sambadrome of Manaus. The album was directed by Alex Passos, who chose to do differently than is done in most audio-visual projects produced nowadays work. The event also brought appearances by Ludmila Ferber, Thomas Miller from Gateway Worship, Mariana Valadão, Felippe Valadão among other musicians. The project confirmed a possible back and clear the Diante do Trono to gospel mainstream, having a recording with more than 300,000 people, which was not many years ago public. The book received positive reviews from specialized media, and received considerable public acclaim, reaching sell fifty thousand copies in one day. The same work in DVD format became platinum in a fortnight.
Still, in 2012 the Diante do Trono released a commemorative hot-site fifteen year career, containing testimonials, stories, photos, polls, among other special materials, most exclusive origin. Created by Quartel Design, the project brought a mosaic design reminiscent recordings and photos of the band. Was also recorded disc Suomi Valtaistuimen Edessä, an international project in Finnish, bringing remakes of Aleluia and Sol da Justiça disks and also participation in the project Hillsong Global Project, recording the Portuguese version of the project, the Global Project Português, released by record label CanZion Brasil and that he sold forty thousand copies, reaching gold status.
In 2013, vocalist Ana Nóbrega signed a contract with the Som Livre label to release his second solo work, being the first since their entry into Diante do Trono entitled Nada Temerei. The disc received contributions from band members in the production, arrangements and recording, but the musical style of the work is distinguished from Diante do Trono. The songs were signed by the artist in collaboration with vocalist Israel Salazar, who also contributed the arrangements. It was released in February.
During the 14th International Congress of Praise & Worship Diante do Trono, was recorded the disk Renovo, in Expominas, who brought a retelling of older songs that made history and set in the current arrangements.
In March 2013, the 14th International Congress of Praise & Worship Diante do Trono, the prophetess Cindy Jacobs, known internationally prophesied the fall of corruption in Brazil. In June, large demonstrations took place across the Brazil. Also in March, the prophetess Cindy Jacobs prophesied that a future president of Brazil will come from the Lagoinha Baptist Church, Cindy also told us that one day she was in Costa Rica and saw a man in a wheelchair, and the Holy Spirit told her to prophesy that man that he will be the future president of the country, after a while Cindy discovered that man became the president of Costa Rica.
It was announced at the 14th International Congress of Praise & Worship Diante do Trono, that from 2014 the name of the Congress will be changed to the International Congress of Worship & Intercession Diante do Trono.
In May 2013, Diante do Trono was featured in Billboard Brazil with "Creio", "Canta Minh'alma" and "Me Ama" songs.
In June 2013, Ana Nóbrega left Diante do Trono to pursue a solo career. Still, in the same month, Ana Paula Valadão announced the departure of several vocal band. Besides Ana Nóbrega, which had left earlier for a solo career, the couple and Rodrigo and Saara Campos went to Finland, Guilherme Fares, Sebastião Batista and Roberta Izabel left the group.
Reaching 15 years of career the group, said that the intention of this initiative is to draw attention from all over Brazil to the sad reality of the northeastern backlands, which still suffers from poverty and the worst drought in fifty years.
In June 2013, the Diante do Trono released a custom clothing shop, "DT Wear", the shop contains books, accessories, footwear and clothing with messages of songs from Diante do Trono.
On 6 July 2013, the Diante do Trono recorded the sixteenth work in Juazeiro do Norte from project Sertão Diante do Trono project with several rewrites and only three new songs, titled Tu Reinas. The recording attracted an audience of about 50,000 people in Park Events Padre Cícero. the album had cameos from André Valadão, Mariana Valadão and Juliano Son and direction of Alex Passos with several innovations. After recording the band proceeded towards other states that are also suffering from the reality of drought in northeastern backlands, to record images.
On 21 August 2013 aired the last episode of the show Nos Bastidores com o DT that was displayed Wednesday at 21 pm.
On 23 October 2013, returned to the air Diante do Trono Program, with a new format, the program contains frames "Bem de Perto", the leader of Diante do Trono, Ana Paula Valadão Bessa, visit people who have some testimony to tell which the ministry, in its 15 years of operation, has taken part in some form, "Por Dentro do CTMDT" shows the daily life of students and teachers of the Centre Ministerial Diante do Trono and "Na Estrada com o DT ", the viewer has the opportunity to monitor records the scenes of Diante do Trono presentations.
In 2013, Diante do Trono participated again the Promises Festival, being the only ministry to participate in all editions.
Crianças Diante do Trono:
Crianças Diante do Trono project began from a desire to take their songs in a targeted at children, using cartoon characters and children's language Lagoinha Baptist Church band.
The first disc geared to children was Crianças Diante do Trono in 2001. Album was very successful, and contains the song "Aos Olhos do Pai". After the good reception of the work, launched seven: Amigo de Deus, Quem é Jesus?, Vamos Compartilhar, A Arca de Noé, Samuel, o Menino que Ouviu Deus,Para Adorar ao Senhor (Live),Amigos do Perdão and Davi. With albums, the group was winning the Talent Trophy in several years.