Tim Maia (September 28, 1942 – March 15, 1998), born Sebastião Rodrigues Maia in Rio de Janeiro, was a worldwide famous Brazilian musician known for his iconoclastic, ironic, outspoken, and polemical (but always humorous) musical style. He was ranked by Rolling Stone as the greatest Brazilian singer of all time, and by the same magazine, the 9th largest Brazilian music artist of all time. He was also known for his habit of lightheartedly missing appointments and even important gigs.
Maia performed in a variety of musical genres, ranging from happy and energetic dance music to sentimental songs such as his hit "Me Dê Motivo". He performed soul, funk, bossa nova, disco, romantic songs, American pop, rock, jazz, baião and MPB. He frequently recorded albums and made tours alongside Banda Vitória Régia.