Ana Moura

Ana Moura (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. Her 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, Ana Moura became more widely known in Portugal. In 2007, Ana Moura joined the Rolling Stones in concert at the Alvalade XXI stadium in Lisbon. She sang "No Expectations" with Mick Jagger. In 2009 the rock star Prince stated he was a fan of fado, and expressed interest in collaborating musically with Ana. Her latest album, "Leva-me aos Fados" ("Take Me to a Fado House"), released on 12 October 2009, has gone platinum, and reached the Top 10 of best selling albums. With songs such as "Leva-me aos Fados" (single presentation), "Caso Arrumado" "Rumo ao Sul" and "Fado Vestido de Fado" Ana Moura delights her audience. Ana Moura is currently one of the most prestigious fadistas in Portugal, known for her excellent tone of voice, attractive appearance and connection with her audience.

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