(born 1979 in Santarém, Portugal
) is an internationally recognized Portuguese fado singer
, and the youngest fadista to be nominated for a Dutch Edison Award
Ana Moura was born in the district capital of Santarém.
Ana Moura debut album was "Guarda-me a vida na mão" (2003), followed by "Aconteceu" (2005). She sang in various nightspots in Lisbon and became known on television, performing fado with Antonio Pinto Basto.
"Para Além da Saudade" (2007), containing songs such as "Os Buzios" or "Fado da Procura", is the album that followed "Aconteceu". With this album and appearances on programs such as Family Contact and Superstar, Ana Moura became more widely known in Portugal. These television appearances helped her to promote this record, which was to reach triple platinum for sales exceeding 55,000 units. The album stayed in the Top 30 in Portugal for 120 weeks.For this album, Moura received a nomination for the Golden Globes in the category of Music, Best Individual Performer, losing to Jorge Palma.
In 2007, Ana Moura joined the Rolling Stones in concert at the Alvalade XXI stadium in Lisbon. She sang "No Expectations" with Mick Jagger.
After two big concerts in coliseums of Porto and Lisbon, Ana Moura launched her first live DVD on November 24, 2008, which has enjoyed great success with the public. She appeared at the World Music Institute... Read More