Carminho, stage name of Maria do Carmo Andrade (born August 20, 1984, Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese fado singer and one of the Portuguese singers with the highest international profile.
she was born in the midst of guitars and the voices of fado. Daughter of the renowned fado singer Teresa Siqueira and sister of singer Francisco Rebelo de Andrade, she made her public singing debut at the age of 12 at the Coliseu de Lisboa. During college, she sang in fado houses and, although there were several proposals to record, she decided to wait. She graduated in Marketing and Advertising and realized that singing required a maturity and a world that she did not yet have. For a year, she traveled the world and returned to Lisbon determined to give herself entirely to a musical journey.
Her entire career has revealed an artist with firm and thoughtful decisions, who never forgets her origins, carrying in her a secular language, but who reveals herself current in her generation. Since the first album, “Saudades do Fado” (2003), she has performed on stages in the country and the world and collaborated with names such as Ney Matogrosso, Pablo Alborán, Marisa Monte, Tiago Bettencourt, among others. P>
Of the awards and distinctions that she has already received, the Amália Revelacao Feminina Award (2005) stands out. She has been Commander of the Order of Infante D. Henrique since 2015. P>