Melim announces separation: remember other artist brothers who followed different paths
Jonas Brothers, Hanson, HAIM, Zezé DiCamargo and Luciano… When talent runs in the family, there’s no one better to share the frustrations and achievements of fame than a brother, right?
But, over time, mixing career with family may no longer be a path they both want to follow, as was the case with the band Melim, which announced its separation at Altas Horas this Saturday (4).
On the program, brothers Rodrigo, Diogo and Gabi Melim spoke about the decision:
Melim announces that he will take a break from the group
“We’re going to take a break from our band so we can follow our new dreams now in solo careers. We talked a lot. Instead of one Melim, one Melim is not enough, having three ‘Melims’ for you”, said Diogo.
“It’s the closing of a cycle, it’s not the end. It’s the beginning of another (cycle). Melim will always live in us, it’s part of who we are. Flying towards new paths. And art is plural. We want being able to have more and more fun, do different things”, added Gabi.
Just like Melim, other “brother artists” decided to follow different paths – and careers.
There is no way to start this list any other way. Sandy & Junior began their career as a duo in their childhood, children of one of the greatest country singers in Brazil, Xororó. After filling stadiums, selling thousands of records and starring in a successful series, the brothers announced their separation in 2007.
In 2019, Sandy & Junior announced a comeback for the Nossa História tour, the most profitable in the world that year. Currently, Sandy and Junior have solo pop careers. The singer even recently released his first album: “Solo”.
Formed by brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy and Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5 was a pop and R&B group that emerged in 1964, coming to an end 20 years later, in 1984, when Michael, aged 26, decided to follow solo career.
After the breakup of the Jackson 5, several stories about behind-the-scenes abuse and violence began to emerge, mainly those committed by the members’ father and band manager, Joe Jackson.
In 1993, during an interview on the Oprah Winfrey show, Michael revealed that his father used to beat him to discipline him and was “extremely strict and severe”.
Liam and Noel Gallagher are two of the five members of the band Oasis, who ended their activities in 2009, after their great success in the 1990s. The group’s trajectory was marked by constant fights between the brothers, culminating in attacks on stage.
The duo Simone & Simaria lasted exactly 10 years. The two sisters began their careers in 2012 and came to an end in 2022, after Simaria announced that she would step away from the stage to take care of her health. Simone continued to fulfill the duo’s show schedule until taking on a solo career.
The White Stripes were an American rock duo, formed in 1997 by brothers Jack and Meg White. Connected by eccentricity, the brothers had success with singles like “Seven Nation Army” and announced the end of activities in 2011.
At the time, the duo announced their separation claiming that “The White Stripes no longer belongs to Meg and Jack” and that the decision was made for “a thousand reasons.”