Bárbara Bentes' s career in Fado starts early, at home, near Oporto, where she used to listen to the records of Amália and Beatriz da Conceição that belonged to her parents and grandparents. Her grandmothers sang Fado in an amateur way and that was decisive for the love and dedication she has since given to Fado. The meetings in her house, promoted by her father, who played the guitar, consolidated the grace she carries nowadays while giving voice to songs of Amália and Maria Teresa de Noronha, among others.
As a teenager, she participated in several children’s music contests and at the age of 15 she is invited to give her body and voice to Aurora, in the play "Gandarela", in which she starred for two years. In 2003, she takes Fado across borders as an ambassador of the Portuguese delegation of the European Youth Parliament in Estonia. She sang at the events organized by EYP and at The National Concert Hall in Tallinn, and was applauded by delegations from all over Europe.
After a brief stay at the University of Coimbra, where she was transferred to in order to live closer to the Fado, she returns to Porto, where she began to sing at Fado events and competitions. She participates in Noite de Fado de Braga, Noite de Fado de Lordelo do Ouro and in the 8ª Grande Gala de Fado do Porto. In November 2011, she was awarded the Revelation Prize, in Braga Fado, after interpreting the song "Rain", from Jorge Fernando.
She briefly acted with Grupo de Fado de Lisboa do Orfeão Universitário do Porto and currently dedicates herself to the live shows.