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Maro (Portuguese singer)

Maro (Portuguese singer)

Mariana Brito da Cruz Forjaz Secca (born 30 October 1994), known professionally as MARO (stylised in all caps), is a Portuguese singer and songwriter. She won Festival da Canção 2022 and represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with the song "Saudade, saudade".

Early life and education

Mariana is the second of the three children of João Pedro Basto Forjaz Secca and Cristina Isabel Capello Brito da Cruz. She initially planned to become a veterinarian, but instead chose to pursue a musical career, studying at Berklee College of Music and moving to Los Angeles.


She has collaborated with Jacob Collier in his Djesse Vol. 2 album and has a presence on YouTube, where she posted videos of herself singing with artists such as António Zambujo, Rosa Passos, Eric Clapton, Mayra Andrade, Salvador Sobral and a plethora of other artists.

She features on the track "Better Now" by American electronic music duo Odesza, the second single from the upcoming album The Last Goodbye. As of April 2022, the song peaked at 19th on the Dance/Electronic Billboard Chart.


Studio albums

  • MARO, Vol. 1 (2018)
  • MARO, Vol. 2 (2018)
  • MARO, Vol. 3 (2018)
  • MARO & Manel (with Manuel Rocha) (2018)
  • it's OK (2018)
  • can you see me? (2022)
  • hortelã (2023)


  • PIRILAMPO (2021)
  • MARO ilumina Sonastério (2022)


As featured artist

  • "Lua" (Jacob Collier feat. MARO) (2019)
  • "Walk Above the City" (The Paper Kites feat. MARO) (2021)
  • "Better Now" (Odesza feat. MARO) (2022)


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