Maro (Portuguese singer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

MARO
MARO in 2022
MARO in 2022
Background information
Birth nameMariana Brito da Cruz Forjaz Secca
Born (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 29)
Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter

Mariana Brito da Cruz Forjaz Secca (born 30 October 1994), known professionally as MARO (stylised in all caps), is a Portuguese singer and songwriter. She won Festival da Canção 2022 and represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with the song "Saudade, saudade".[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Mariana is the second of the three children of João Pedro Basto Forjaz Secca and Cristina Isabel Capello Brito da Cruz.[3] She initially planned to become a veterinarian, but instead chose to pursue a musical career, studying at Berklee College of Music and moving to Los Angeles.[4]

Career[edit]

She has collaborated with Jacob Collier in his Djesse Vol. 2 album and has a presence on YouTube, where she posted videos of herself singing with artists such as António Zambujo, Rosa Passos, Eric Clapton, Mayra Andrade, Salvador Sobral and a plethora of other artists.

She features on the track "Better Now" by American electronic music duo Odesza, the second single from the upcoming album The Last Goodbye.[5] As of April 2022, the song peaked at 19th on the Dance/Electronic Billboard Chart.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • MARO, Vol. 1 (2018)
  • MARO, Vol. 2 (2018)
  • MARO, Vol. 3 (2018)
  • MARO & Manel (with Manuel Rocha) (2018)
  • it's OK (2018)
  • can you see me? (2022)
  • hortelã (2023)

EPs[edit]

  • PIRILAMPO (2021)
  • MARO ilumina Sonastério (2022)

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
POR
[7]
ISL
[8]
IRE
[9]
LTU
[10]
NLD
[11]
SWE
[12]
SUI
[13]
"Midnight Purple" (featuring NASAYA) 2019 Non-album singles
"Why" (featuring Ariza)
"What Difference Will it Make"
"Mi condena" (featuring Vic Mirallas) 2020
"Tempo" (featuring NASAYA) 2021
"I See it Coming" (featuring NASAYA)
"Saudade, saudade" 2022 3 13 93 3 6 68 79
"Am I Not Enough for Now?" Can You See Me?
"We've Been Loving in Silence"
"It Keeps On Raining"
"Like We're Wired"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

  • "Lua" (Jacob Collier feat. MARO) (2019)
  • "Walk Above the City" (The Paper Kites feat. MARO) (2021)
  • "Better Now" (Odesza feat. MARO) (2022)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MARO wins 'Festival da Canção': will represent Portugal in Turin 🇵🇹". Eurovision.tv. 13 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Maro wins Festival da Canção 2022 with "saudade, saudade"". 13 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Mariana Brito da Cruz Forjaz Secca". geneall.net. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  4. ^ ArticlesNews·. "MARO". Portuguese Soul Magazine. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Listen to ODESZA's Stunning New Single, "Better Now"".
  6. ^ "ODESZA". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Maro [PT] - Saudade, saudade (song)". Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved 31 August 2023.
  8. ^ "Streymi, spilun og sala viku 20 – Listarnir gilda til 28. maí 2022" (in Icelandic). Plötutíðindi. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  9. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  10. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Dutch Single Tip 21/05/2022". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Maro [PT] – Saudade, saudade". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved 31 August 2023.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by