Summary

Aurea Sousa (born 7 September 1987) is a Portuguese soul singer from Santiago do Cacém, Alentejo. She debuted in 2008 with her single "Okay Alright", which was included on the soundtrack of the Portuguese serie "Morangos com Açúcar". In the end of 2008, she performed the song live at the Morangos Live Festival, among with two other cover duets. This concert was released on DVD in 2009. Aurea released her debut album, "Aurea", in September 2010. The album entered at number 21# at the Portuguese Albums Chart, but quickly reached number 1#. It features the hit single "Busy for Me", which was released as the album's lead single.

On December 2010, Aurea made a special Live TV broadcast to promote some of her songs, including "Busy for Me". It was transmitted by RTP2 and SIC Notícias. Her single "Busy for Me", released in August 2010, became her first number one single, it topped the Portuguese iTunes chart and is credited with firmly establishing the singer's career and is now considered her signature song. Critical reviewers of "Busy for Me" noted similarities between the song and releases by Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and The Supremes, as well as contemporaries such as British singer Amy Winehouse or Duffy. During the following year (2011), Aurea made a concert tour along the country to promote her album. She sold out all the major national venues, and the tour was a huge success. Her debut album remained 44 weeks on the top Portuguese charts, and still counting.