Portuguese singer Maria Mendes alongside Beyoncé


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Maria Mendes is nominated for the Grammy Awards, the American music awards. The Portuguese singer was nominated for the Grammy for Best Arrangements, Instrumentals and Vocals, with the theme “Asas Fechadas”, by Amália Rodrigues, who recorded on the album “Close To Me”, with John Beasley and the Metropole Orkest from Holland, launched in October 2019. The artist’s title stands out within the music world, alongside names like Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift (through Sapo).

The Portuguese singer has a coronary heart and soul in Jazz. In his biography we are able to learn that he studied in New York, Brussels, Rotterdam and Porto and his expertise and work have been praised by musical legends like Quincy Jones and Hermeto Pascoal.

For her new album, Maria Mendes explored a musical style utterly completely different from that which is so distinctive, however which portrays her nation culturally: Fado. “A jazzy and symphonic approach to Fado”, is how, briefly, the singer describes the music of her new album “Close To Me”.

It was by Instagram that Maria Mendes shared her happiness with all of the followers and gave the information to the world, talking in each languages ​​(English and Portuguese).

Portugal could be very properly represented. Portuguese producer André Allen Anjos can also be nominated for Best Remixed Recording, this time with the blending of the music “Do You Ever”, by Phil Good. The 63rd version of the grand prizes gala will happen on January 31 with a presentation by Trevor Noah. Until then … take pleasure in this masterpiece:


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