Antônio Carlos Jobim, also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and composer. He was born on January 25, 1927, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jobim pioneered the bossa nova style of music, combining elements of Brazilian samba and jazz.
He is best known for writing the music for the song “The Girl from Ipanema,” which became a worldwide hit in the 1960s. Jobim composed and recorded many other popular songs throughout his career and collaborated with numerous other musicians, including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. He won several awards for his work, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Jobim died on December 8, 1994, in New York City.