Bands/Musicians The Best Fado Groups/Artists  

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Fado artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good fado bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top fado bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Fado groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all fado bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest fado bands of all time, since the most famous fado artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best fado music.

You can click on the fado band names to see more information about that particular notable fado group. If they're near the top of the best fado artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top fado bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the fado band names themselves.

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists, like Mariza and Amália Rodrigues, in it. Upvote your favorites to see them rise to the top. Also, you should vote on artists like Luciana Abreu and Souad Massi, if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in fado music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new fado bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of fado, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into fado music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good fado bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent fado bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best fado bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest fado musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular fado bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Amália Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Mariza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
World music, Fado

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Ana Moura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Fado

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Cristina Branco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Dulce Pontes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Pop music, World music, Classical music

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Madredeus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Folk music, World music, Fado

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Carminho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
gilgethan added Fado

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Carlos do Carmo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Camané is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Fado

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Alfredo Marceneiro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Antonio Zambujo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Joana Cota added Fado

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Hermínia Silva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Lucília do Carmo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Maria Severa-Onofriana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Mafalda Arnauth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Rodrigo Costa Félix is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Souad Massi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Rock music, Folk music, World music

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Vicente Da Câmara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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MajaMfado added Fado/world music -

Maja Milinkovic is a fado singer and songwriter with beautiful, charismatic and powerful voice.
She was born in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and graduated at the Music Academy in Sarajevo. She began singing at a very early age, plays the piano and guitar and works as singer, songwriter, composer and music arranger. 

2009. Maja discovered and started to sing Portuguese Fado music
2012. Maja Recorded the first Fado in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The well known Fado “Tudo isto é fado” which the great Amalia Rodrigues recorded in 1955.
During 2012, she had a dozen Fado concerts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among them a concert at the most known music festival “Bascarsijske noći”, (The nights of Bascarsija) in Sarajevo where she accomplished a huge success, and acceptance of Fado music from the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. And at the end of 2012, a glamorous concert performance at the Sarajevo Chamber Theater where tickets for the concert were sold out in one day. Maja's captivating and clear voice and the heartfelt music of Fado - they seem to be made for each other. Her charismatic, powerful and strong emotional interpretation brings tears to the eyes of those who are listening to her singing. Thanks to Maja, Fado is becoming more and more popular and adored in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
Maja Milinkovic moved to Portugal 2013 where she currently lives. 
2015. release single "Znam za rijeku", the first fado on Balkan Slavic languages.
2016. release single "Sou a chuva" . 

Maja Milinković became known to a wide public in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BaH) and other parts of South East Europe in 2003, as one of the finalists of the first OBN Music Talent Show, at that time the most popular television show in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its neighboring countries. Since then she was singled out by music experts and critics for her vocal abilities, her unique color of voice, energy and talent. She received strong sympathy by the public and nation-wide popularity gaining the status of a rock-pop star.Discography:

2006 - “Zacarani krug” CD
2011 - “Ocekivanja” CD
2012 - “Expectations”CD
2013 - “ Fado Meu” CD

Singles
2007 - “Mito bekrijo”
2008 - “Kraj”
2009 - “Ako te ne budem imala”
2012 - “Tudo isto é fado”
2013 -“Trago fados nos sentidos”
2015 - “Znam za rijeku”
2016 - "Sou a chuva" 

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Dina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Pop music, Fado

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Berta Cardoso is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Fernanda Maria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Rozett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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Maria Teresa de Noronha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Cesária Évora is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Morna, Coladeira, Fado

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FEUP Fado Group is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Pedro Moutinho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Hélder Moutinho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Ana Sofia Varela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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João Ferreira-Rosa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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António Pelarigo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Maria Do Rosário Betten... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Alexandra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Argentina Santos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Adriano Correia de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Katia Guerreiro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Ercília Costa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Raquel Tavares is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Fernando Farinha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Maximiano de Sousa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists

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Ricardo Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Flor-de-Lis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Folk music, Acoustic music, Fado

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Marco Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
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Anabela is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Pop music, Fado

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Anna Abreu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Pop music, Latin American music, Dance music

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Luciana Abreu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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Yolanda Soares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Operatic pop, Crossover, Fado

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Fernando Machado Soares is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Traditional music, Folk music, Fado

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Hind is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fado Groups/Artists
Pop music, Jazz, Arabic music