This year’s star-studded International Portuguese Music Awards, which was presented by Happin live streaming app, featured performances by Carminho, Cristóvam, Piruka, Cremilda Medina, Nikita Afonso, Tabu, and Anjos. Trophies were presented in fourteen categories, with this year’s nominees hailing from seven different countries.
Catarina Furtado hosted the ninth annual celebration honoring musicians of Portuguese descent from around the globe, using the Teatro da Trindade in Lisbon as the backdrop.
Take a look at the full list of winners.
Music Video of the Year
“Bela” by Djodje, Directed by Wil Soldiers (PORTUGAL)
Best Instrumental Performance
“Medusa” by In.dia (PORTUGAL)
Best Quarantine Performance
“Various Songs” by Syro (PORTUGAL)
Best World Music Performance
“Aguenta (ft. Lura)” by Mário Marta (PORTUGAL)
Best Traditional Performance
“Cio da Terra” by Maria Monda (PORTUGAL)
Best Fado Performance
“Ai Mas Ai De Mim (ft. Cristina Branco)” by LST Lisboa String Trio (PORTUGAL)
Best Dance Performance
“MOTM (Magic Of The Moment)” by GAMIIX and Moses Christopher (PORTUGAL/FRANCE)
Best Rap/Hip-Hop Performance
“Voar” by Moses Christopher and ELITE 4K (PORTUGAL/FRANCE)
Best Rock Performance
“Connect” by Jump The Fall (USA)
Best Pop Performance
“Acordar” by Syro (PORTUGAL)
Best ‘Música Popular’ Performance
“A Guitarra Vai Tocando” by Maurício Morais (USA)
The RedBeds (PORTUGAL)
Song of the Year
“I Don’t Think I’m Doing This Right” by Nikita Afonso and Ty Falcoa (CANADA/USA), written by Nikita Afonso and Ty Falcoa
“Amar do Zero (ft. Pedro Gonçalves)” – Lookalike (PORTUGAL)
The audience was transported to several locales, as the show was filmed internationally in various locations. New talent finalist Isabel Mesquita performed in Santa Maria, Azores and The RedBeds home base was in Lisbon. Other featured spots were Porto, Cape Verde, Vancouver, Toronto, and Terceira, Azores.
Several familiar faces joined the event to present the coveted awards: Bárbara Bandeira, Tito Paris, Olavo Bilac, António Manuel Ribeiro (UHF), José Malhoa, Rita Guerra, Frankie DaPonte Jr. (EXP Edition), Oscar nominated Luis Sequeira, Julia Dantas, Peter Serrado, Ruby Anderson, David Leite, and Maria Lawton (TV host of the Emmy nominated Maria’s Portuguese Table).
IPMA is accepting submissions until November 30th for next year’s award show, which marks the tenth anniversary of the prestigious event. Fans can expect a massive celebration for the milestone year.
Visit IPMAawards.com for more information and to listen to the nominated songs.