Ricardo Ribeiro was born in Lisbon in 1981 and after taking music classes he discovered fado at an early age. In 2001, he was invited to take part in several worldwide music festivals. In 2004, his first album Ricardo Ribeiro was released by the CNM Coleção Antologia label, and he also took part in the Tribute to Amália Rodrigues album. Ricardo Ribeiro was awarded the Male Revelation Prize by the Amália Rodrigues Foundation and the Revelation Award by Casa da Imprensa in 2005. He was cast in the movie Fados by Carlos Saura and also took a role in the feature Rio Turvo by Edgar Pêra. Ribeiro tours regularly throughout Portugal and Europe.