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IPMA Virtual Show

The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) is an annual awards show recognizing outstanding achievement in the music industry by artists of Portuguese ancestry from around the world. Due to COVID-19, the IPMA show set for Sunday, August 2 will be presented virtually.

Beloved television personality Sónia Araújo will host the event that will include participation from several prominent artists including: Carlão, Helfimed, João Pedro Pais, Inês Brusselmans (Miss Portuguesa, Miss World Portugal), Sylvie Da Costa Silva (Miss Universe Portugal), Kevin Antunes, Mariza, Pedro Abrunhosa, Rui Bandeira, The Portuguese Kids, Miguel Angelo, and TIM, of Xutos e Pontapés.

Awards will be presented in twelve categories, with this year’s nominees hailing from eight different countries: Brazil, Canada, France, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and the United States. The winners are chosen by a panel of music professionals and announced during the show.

The 2020 International Portuguese Music Awards will air via web stream on and on the IPMA Facebook page, as well as on The Portuguese Channel, Camões TV, and Xfinity On-Demand at 8 PM EST (Boston/Toronto) on Sunday, August 2.

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The RTP International airing will be announced later.

IPMA will begin to accept submissions for 2021 by this year’s virtual show airing date (August 2).  The deadline will be November 30, 2020.

The full list of nominees can be read here.


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Diane Fontes is a first-generation Luso-American with ties to Santa Maria, Azores. You can see snapshots of her travels on Instagram: @diane_fontes

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