AboutAmália da Piedade Rebordão Rodrigues was a Portuguese singer and actress, born on July 1, 1920 in Lisbon & dead on October 6, 1999 in Lisbon. She was considered the epitome of fado, commonly hailed as the voice of Portugal and one of the brightest singers of the twentieth century. She is buried in the National Pantheon, distinguished among the Portuguese. She became known worldwide as the Queen of Fado and therefore due to the symbolism that this genre has in Portuguese culture, was regarded by many as one of its best ambassadors in the world. Appeared on several television programs around the world, where not only sang fado and other Portuguese folk music tradition, but also contemporary songs (beginning the so-called fate-song) and even some music of foreign origin (French, American, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian). His outstanding contribution to the history of Fado, the novelty that was introduced to sing the poems of great authors Portuguese established after to music. Still had to work for your voice is worth some of the greatest poets and lyricists his contemporaries, like David Mourão Ferreira, Pedro Homem de Mello, Ary dos Santos, Manuel Alegre and Alexandre O'Neill.