Fado singer Ana Moura is the most nominated artist at the 5th edition of the PLAY – Portuguese Music Awards, whose winners will be announced on April 20, at a ceremony in Lisbon, this Wednesday was announced at a press conference at the Coliseu dos Recreios , a space that will once again host the awards ceremony, to be broadcast live on RTP1.
Of the 13 competition categories, 11 of which are subject to nomination, Ana Moura is nominated in three: Song of the Year (grab mewith Pedro Mafama), Album of the Year (Guilhermina House) and Best Female Artist.
grab me competes for Song of the Year with the greatest betrayalby Carlo, Moonby Ivandro, I want to liveby Sara Correia, longing, longingby MARO, and Smileby Diogo Piçarra.
In the category of Album of the Year, Guilhermina House competes with The strange beauty of lifeby Rodrigo Leão, My historyby Sara Carreira, and Club Makumbaby Club Makumba.
Ana Moura competes for the Best Female Artist award with Aldina Duarte, MARO and Nena.
For the Play of Best Male Artist are nominated Carlão, Ivandro, Mário Laginha and T-Rex, for the Best Group the Calema, Capitão Fausto, Wet Bed Gang and Linda Martini, and for the Best New Artist A Garota Não, Club Makumba , Milhanas and Nena.
In the category of Best Fado Album compete Profile, by Dulce Pontes, Simpleby Carlos Leitao, Everything starts overby Aldina Duarte, and turningby Beatriz Villar.
For the Lusofonia Prize are nominated Sugarplumfrom Batida with Mayra Andrade, As beforeby Matias Damasio, Dancerby Pedro Sampaio with MC Pedrinho, and On the ground brand newby Anitta and Pedro Sampaio.
This year, in the running for the award for Best Videoclip are islandby Surma, directed by Telmo Soares, nacelleby Expresso Transatlântico with Conan Osiris, directed by Sebastião Varela, private eyesby Ditch Days, directed by António Amaral, and DEARby X-Tense with Slow J, performed by X-Tense and Gonçalo Carvoeiras.
JS Bach Keyboard Concertosby João Barradas, Pedro Neves and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, play offby Vasco Mendonça, Magnificat Marina Antiphons & Missa Salve Regionafrom Cupertino, and Lamentationes Hebdomadæby Joseph-Hector Fiocco – Ensemble Bonne Corde, are nominated for Play for Best Classical/Erudite Music Album.
In the category of Best Jazz Album compete asceticby Hugo Carvalhais, Chasing Contradictionsby the Ricardo Toscano Trio, Raftby Mario Laginha, and Protzelerfrom the Apophenia Group.
On the 20th of April, the winners of the Critics’ Awards, chosen by a panel of ten journalists, and the Careers Awards, attributed by the management of Audiogest (Association for the Management and Distribution of Rights) and GDA – Management of the Rights of Artists, will also be announced. , entities that promote Play through SAPM – Associação Prêmios da Música, in partnership with RTP and Vodafone.
The PLAY organization recalled that “eligible artists and works are nominated and voted by the PLAY Academy, made up of more than 300 professionals, mostly from the music industry (agents, managers, artists, technicians, producers and promoters), the media and the civil society”.
Nominations in the categories Best Group, Best Female Artist, Best Male Artist, Best Album and Song of the Year “are determined by volumetric criteria of sales and “airplay” [número de vezes que as canções são tocadas] radio”.
The categories of Best Videoclip, Lusofonia Award, Breakthrough Artist, Best Fado Album, Best Classical/Erudite Music Album and Best Jazz Album are subject to candidacies, and this year the organization received “more than 500, an absolute record in five years of existence of the PLAY Awards”.