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Two times Latin Grammy Nominated fado singer Marisa dos Reis Nunes or better know with her stage name Mariza, was born in Mozambique on December 16, 1973.
Mariza was raised in Lisbon, Mouraria and Alfama, after she moved to Portugal at the age of 3 as her father was Portuguese and her mother belong from Mozambique.
While being raised there she learned how to sing fado at an early age. Before choosing fado as her style of singing, Mariza also sang in other different styles including soul, jazz and gospel.
Mariza released her debut album Fado em Mim in the 2001. Marizas first album came out to be a success story and sold more than 30,000 copies after its release only in Portugal.
Observing the great reception that her debut enjoyed, her record company went on to release her album internationally, after which it enjoyed commercial success in Japan, Europe and Mexico.
The following year Mariza also performed Portuguese national anthem at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in a match between Portugal and South Korea. Apart from that in 2004, she also sang a duet A Thousand Years for the Olympic Games held in Athens, along with Sting.
The track was featured on Unity, a official pop album of the Athens Olympics, comprising the fado in both Portuguese and English languages.
Prior to the release of her second studio album Fado Curvo in 2003, she was considered a member of New Fado Movement. Also in the March of the same year, she was awarded with a BBC Radio 3 Award for the Best European Artist in World Music, as her amazing interpretation of fado standards led her to international stardom in such a short amount of time. Mariza made her acting debut as she starred in a British TV show, Jools Holland.
Almost after two years, she released her third studio album Transparente. The album was released in 2005, and was recorded in Brazil. After she sang at the Eden Project in Cornwall, she was included among the artists who performed at Live 8.
This provided her with international recognition that was followed by several concerts in the countries such as the United States, Argentina, Australia and many more to help promote the Portuguese culture.
Mariza has performed in front of sold out crowds in venues such as Central Park, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Union Chapel, Royal Festival Hall, , Barbican, Hollywood Bowl, London's Royal Albert Hall, Paris' The?tre de La Ville.
Madrid's Teatro Albeniz, Royal Festival Hall, Lisbon's Centro Cultural de Belem, Frankfurt's Alte Oper, Barcelona's Teatro Grec, X Cairo International Song Festival 2004, Moscow International House of Music, Toronto's Massey Hall, Centro Cultural de Macau, and Sydney Opera House.
In 2007 her live album titled Concerto em Lisboa, fetched her Latin Grammy Nomination for the Best Folk Album. Mariza released her most recent album Terra in 2008.
It was her first album in which influences from some other genres like Jazz, Latin, African and Flamenco were observed. It was also nominated for Best Folk Album in 2008 Latin Grammy Awards.