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Mariza (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾizɐ]), ComIH, born Marisa dos Reis Nunes (16 December 1973, Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique), is a popular fado singer.

Mariza was born to a Portuguese father and a mother of partial African heritage. At age three, her family moved to Metropolitan Portugal, and she was raised in Lisbon's historic quarters of Mouraria and Alfama. While very young she began singing in a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, soul and jazz. Her father strongly encouraged her to adopt fado; he felt that participating in the traditional music would grant her greater acceptance in the Portuguese community. Mariza has sold over 1,000,000 records worldwide.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2001 Fado em mim 4
2003 Fado curvo 1
2005 Transparente 2
2008 Terra 1
2015 Mundo 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2010 Fado Tradicional 5 2
2014 Best Of 1
2014 Best Of Mariza 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 Live in London 1
2006 Concerto em Lisboa 2

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