Amália Rodrigues nickname(s):

Queen of fado, Queen of fado (Rainha do Fado, in Portuguese)

Amália Rodrigues date of birth:

July 23, 1920

How old was Amália Rodrigues when died?

79

Where was Amália Rodrigues born?

Fundão, Portugal

When did Amália Rodrigues die?

October 6, 1999

What is Amália Rodrigues nationality?

Portuguese

What is Amália Rodrigues's occupation?

Singer, Actress

What genre is Amália Rodrigues's work?

Fado

What instruments does Amália Rodrigues play?

Vocals, Portuguese Guitar

Short Biography

Amália Rebordão Rodrigues (July 23, 1920 – October 6, 1999), known as Amália Rodrigues was a Portuguese fadista (fado singer in direct translation) and actress. Known as the Rainha do Fado ("Queen of Fado"), Rodrigues helped popularize fado worldwide and traveled internationally between the 1950s and 1970s. She became one of the most important figures in the genre's development and was a leading female fadista during a 50-year recording and stage career. Rodrigues was an important inspiration for other fado and popular music artists such as Madredeus, Dulce Pontes, and Mariza. Rodrigues contributed to putting fado as a musical genre on the world map of music.