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Teresa Salgueiro

Teresa Salgueiro (born Amadora, 8 January 1969) is a Portuguese singer. She is best known as the lead singer of Madredeus from 1987 until now.
As a young girl, Teresa Salgueiro sang the traditional Portuguese music Fado and Brazilian bossa nova in the streets and taverns of Lisbon. She moved to old Lisbon to live with friends at the age of 16 and continued her singing.

Salgueiro met guitarist and producer Pedro Ayres Magalhães in 1987 and formed Madredeus together with Francisco Ribeiro on cello, Gabriel Gomes on accordion and Rodrigo Leão on keyboards. The band has been together since 1987 recording 11 albums released through record companies such as Blue Note Records, Nettwerk and EMI Records all subsidiaries of EMI. As well, Madredeus has played throughout the world.

Teresa Salgueiro played a prominent part in the 1994 Wim Wenders Lisbon Story (Viagem a Lisboa) together with Magalhães. Salgueiro and Magalhães recorded the soundtrack with Madredeus released as Ainda in 1994. Salgueiro is known as one of the best contemporary singers of Fado. She has also sung on albums by Carlos Nuñez and António Chainho released in 2000.

In November 2005 Teresa Salgueiro edited her first CD (Obrigado), with the participation of other musicians such as, Caetano Veloso, Carlos Nuñez and José Carreras. She is now one of the best Portuguese singers.

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