Teresa Salgueiro (b. 8 Jan 1969, Amadora, Portugal - aka Tereza Salgueiro, she changed first-name spelling), is the former lead singer of Madredeus (1987 to 2007), now pursuing a solo career. As a young girl, Salgueiro sang fado / bossa nova, in Lisbon's streets & taverns. In 1985 (at 16 y/o), she moved to old Lisbon, to live with friends & continued singing. Her latest release is "Você E Eu" ('07, with João Cristal & his septet).
In 1987, Salgueiro met guitarist / producer Pedro Ayres Magalhães & they formed Madredeus, with Francisco Ribeiro (cello), Gabriel Gomes (accordion) & Rodrigo Leão (keyboards). They subsequently played internationally & released eleven albums (through Blue Note, Nettwerk & EMI).
Teresa Salgueiro played a prominent part in the 1994 Wim Wenders' Lisbon Story (Viagem a Lisboa) together with Magalh?es. Salgueiro and Magalh?es recorded the soundtrack with Madredeus, released as Ainda in 1994.
Salgueiro has sung on albums by Carlos Nu?ez and Ant?nio Chainho released in 2000.
In November 2005 Teresa Salgueiro edited her first CD (Obrigado), with the participation of other musicians such as Caetano Veloso, Carlos Nu?ez and Jos? Carreras. She is currently one of Portugal's most acclaimed singers.