Maro (Portuguese singer)

Portuguese singer (1994-)

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Secca in 2022
Secca in 2022
Background information
Birth nameMariana Brito da Cruz Forjaz Secca
Born (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 27)
Lisbon, Portugal
  • Singer
  • songwriter

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 is set to represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with the song "Saudade, saudade".[1][2]

Early life and education

Secca is the second of the three children of João Pedro Basto Forjaz Secca and Cristina Isabel Capello Brito da Cruz.[3] 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.[4]


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 has António Zambujo, Rosa Passos, Eric Clapton, Mayra Andrade, Salvador Sobral and a plethora of other artists.

She features on the track “Better now” from Grammy-nominee american eletronic music duo Odesza, the second single from the upcoming album “The Last Goodbye”.[5] As of April 2022, the song peaked at 19th on the Dance/Eletronic Billboard Chart.[6]


Studio albums

  • Maro, vol. 1 (2018)
  • Maro, vol. 2 (2018)
  • Maro, vol. 3 (2018)
  • Maro & Manel (with Manuel Rocha) (2018)
  • It's OK (2018)


  • Pirilampo (2021)


  • "Midnight Purple" (feat. Nasaya) (2019)
  • "Why" (feat. Ariza) (2019)
  • "What Difference Will It Make" (2019)
  • "Mi condena" (feat. Vic Mirallas) (2020)
  • "Tempo" (feat. Nasaya) (2021)
  • "I See It Coming" (feat. Nasaya) (2021)
  • "Saudade, saudade" (2022)
  • "am i not enough for now?" (2022)
  • "we've been loving in silence" (2022)
As featured artist
  • "Walk Above the City" (The Paper Kites feat. Maro) (2021)
  • "Better Now" (Odesza feat. Maro) (2022)


  1. ^ "MARO wins 'Festival da Canção': will represent Portugal in Turin 🇵🇹". 13 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Maro wins Festival da Canção 2022 with "saudade, saudade"". 13 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Mariana Brito da Cruz Forjaz Secca". Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  4. ^ ArticlesNews·. "MARO". Portuguese Soul Magazine. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Listen to ODESZA's Stunning New Single, "Better Now"".
  6. ^ "ODESZA". Billboard.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by

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