Ana Moura

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Ana Moura
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Background information
Birth nameAna Cláudia Moura Pereira
Born (1979-09-17) 17 September 1979 (age 40)
Santarém, Portugal
GenresFado
Occupation(s)Singer
LabelsUniversal Music
Websitewww.anamoura.pt
Ana Moura in concert, 2010

Ana Moura (born 17 September 1979) is an internationally recognized Portuguese fado singer, and the youngest fadista to be nominated for a Dutch Edison Award.

Biography[edit]

Ana Cláudia Moura Pereira was born 17 September 1979, in Santarém, Portugal.

Career[edit]

Ana Moura's 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, Moura became more widely known in Portugal. These television appearances helped promote this record, which was to reach triple platinum for sales exceeding 45,000 units. The album stayed in the Top 30 in Portugal for 78 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.[1]

After two big concerts in coliseums of Porto and Lisbon, Moura launched her first live DVD on 24 November 2008, which has enjoyed great success with the public. She appeared at the World Music Institute concert.[2]

With the recognition from critics came also the recognition of peers, and in 2008, Ana Moura received the prize for "best performance Amalia".

In 2009, the rock artist, Prince, stated he was a fan of fado, and expressed interest in collaborating musically with Ana. Prince traveled to Lisbon in July 2011.[3]

Moura's album, Leva-me aos Fados ("Take Me to a Fado House"), released on 12 October 2009 (presented at the Casa da Musica – Porto Coliseum and Lisbon on 20 and 21 October) reached the Top 10 of best-selling albums, and went platinum. With songs such as "Leva-me aos Fados" (single presentation), "Caso Arrumado", "Rumo ao Sul" and "Fado Vestido de Fado" Ana Moura delighted her audience. Ana began to tour in Portugal and abroad, with concerts in northern Portugal, London, Canada, Austria and Germany. She appeared at the 2010 and 2011 San Francisco Jazz Festival.[4] Moura sang with Italian singer Pacifico on the song "Pioggia sul mio alfabeto".

Her fifth album, Desfado, was produced by former Joni Mitchell producer, Larry Klein and featured her cover of Mitchell's "A Case of You." Released in November 2012, the album debuted at number 2 and went on to top the chart. The album topped sales in Portugal for 6 weeks, spent 117 weeks in the top 10 and 200 weeks on the entire chart, making it the all-time best-charting album in Portugal.[5] The album was certified 6x Platinum by the Portuguese Phonographic Association and became the best-selling album of the 2010s released by a local act. Two singles from it were released, including "Até ao Verão" and the title track.

In 2015, Moura released her 6th album of new material, entitled Moura. Moura debuted at number 2 on the Portuguese charts and rose to the number 1 spot, remaining there for 4 weeks. It has spent a total of 168 weeks on the charts and is ranked as the 4th best-charting album of all time in Portugal.[6] Like Moura’s previous album, it was produced by Larry Klein, and features 13 Portuguese tracks, and 1 English track—a cover of "Lilac Wine”. Omara Portuondo of Buena Vista Social Club duets with Moura on “Eu Entrego”.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
POR
[7]
Guarda-me a Vida na Mão 28
Aconteceu -
Para Além da Saudade 4
Leva-me aos Fados 2
Ana Moura (box set) -
Coliseu (live CD of 2008 Concert) -
Desfado 1
Moura
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Universal Music Classics
  • Formats: CD
1
Best of
  • Released: 2017
  • Label: Universal Music, Portugal
  • Formats: CD
3

DVDs[edit]

  • 2008: Coliseu - Live performance from Coliseu de Lisboa (Coliseum of Lisbon)

Non-album tracks[edit]

  • 2005: “Filha De Hervas” - Various Artists – A Tribute to Amalia Rodrigues
  • 2005: ‘‘De Nua’‘ - Sara TavaresBalance
  • 2008: “Brown Sugar” and “No Expectations” - Tim RiesStones World: The Rolling Stones Project
  • 2010: “Saia de Carolina”- Leopoldina – Missão Sorriso
  • 2012: “Janelas Obertas, No. 2” - Various Artists – A Tribute to Caetano Veloso
  • 2012: “Pioggia Sul Mio Alfabeto” - Pacifico – Una Voce Non Basta
  • 2012: “Por Um Dia” - Jorge Fernando – Memória E Fado and O Nosso Fado
  • 2013: “Novo Fado Alegre” - Carlos do CarmoFado E Amor
  • 2013: “Sabe Deus” - Idan RaichelQuarter to Six
  • 2014: “Clandestinos Do Amor” - Movie Soundtrack – Os Gatos Não Tem Vertigens
  • 2015: “Maldicão” - Various Artists – Amalia: As Vozes Do Fado
  • 2015: “O Recomeço: Cessar Fogo, Pt. 2” - Aldina Duarte – Romances
  • 2015: “Eu Seguro” - They’re Heading West - They’re Heading West
  • 2015: “E Tu Gostavas de Mim” and “Reader’s Digest” - Miguel Araujo – Cidade Grande Ao Vivo No Coliseu do Porto
  • 2017: “Manto de Água” - Agir – Manto de Água
  • 2017: “Man Who Sold the World” - David FonsecaBowie 70
  • 2018: “Não Hesitva Un Segundo” - Toze Brito – A Memoria de Amor
  • 2019: “Dor Sem Álibi” - Pedro Abrunhosa - Espiritual
  • 2019 “Depressa Demais - Stereossuaro – Bairro da Ponte

Album Tracks on Compilations (Partial List)[edit]

  • 2005: “Porque Teimas Nesta Dor” - The Best of Fado: Um Tesoura Portugues Vol. 3
  • 2007: “Lavava No Rio Lavava” – Saudade: Ámalia Noutras Vozes
  • 2008: “Fado De Pessoa” - Songs of the Siren: Irresistible Voices
  • 2008: “Até Ao Fim Do Fim”- A Outra (Soundtrack)
  • 2009: “Os Búzios” – Fado Anthologia I & II
  • 2011: “Amor Em Tons De Sol Maior” – Fado Portugal
  • 2012: “Caso Arrumado” – Fado
  • 2012: “Amor Em Tons De Sol Maior” – The Story of Fado
  • 2012: “Mouraria” – New Queens of Fado
  • 2013: “A Fadista”- Este Meu Fado
  • 2013: “Os Búzios” – Fado Montra Nacional
  • 2013: “A Case of You” – This is Cool!
  • 2014: “Amor Em Tons De Sol Maior” – Best of Portugal
  • 2014: “E Tu Gostavas De Mim” – Fado Alegre
  • 2014: “Desfado” – Fado Festival De Fado De Madrid
  • 2015: “Os Búzios” – The Very Best of Fado: Um Tesoura Portugues
  • 2016: “Os Búzios” – Caixa Ribeira: Os Maiores Fadistas Do Nosso Tempo
  • 2016: “Desfado” – The Best of Fado: Um Tesoura Portugues Vol. 7
  • 2017: “Moura Encantada” and “Eu Entrego” – Siesta Festival, 2017
  • 2018: “Manto de Agua” – No Fame (digital only)
  • 2019: “Moura”- Siesta Festival, 2019
  • 2019: “A Case of You” – Herbie Hancock Songbook (digital only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Songlines Music Awards 2011".
  2. ^ Pareles, Jon (31 March 2008). "Sorrow in Seductive Adornment". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Rohter, Larry (2 March 2011). "Carving Out a Bold Destiny for Fado". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2015-12-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ https://portuguesecharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Ana+Moura&titel=Moura&cat=a
  7. ^ "portuguesecharts.com – Discography Ana Moura". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2017.

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