This Thursday, July 8th, the third edition of Play: Portuguese Music Awards took place and Dino D’Santiago was the big winner of the night.
The singer took to the stage of Coliseu dos Recreios three times to receive the awards for Best Male Artist, Best Album, with “Kriola”, and Prêmio da Crítica, awarded by a group of ten journalists.
Capicua received the award for Best Female Artist and Clã won the Best Group category. The song “Louco” by Piruka and Bluay was distinguished as Vodafone Song of the Year and the award for Best Music Video went to Carlão for “Assobia Para O Lado”.
The awards for Best Fado Album and Best Jazz Album went to the actresses Sara Correia, with “Do Coração” and André Fernandes, with “Dianho”. The Cupertinos group won the Best Classical Music Album category with “Duarte Lobo: Masses, Responsories & Motets”
Cláudia Pascoal was distinguished with the New Artist Award and the Lusofonia Award was given to the theme “É tudo pra ontem” by the Brazilian rapper Emicida with Gilberto Gil.
Throughout the ceremony, there were several live performances, which included unprecedented collaborations.
Carolina Deslandes performed on stage alongside 11 singers: Bárbara Tinoco, Cláudia Pascoal, Irma, Sara Correia, Carolina Leite, Diana Castro, Inês Pires, Joana Duarte, Madalena Guedes, Rita Rocha and Rosa Antunes.
Os Quatro e Meia and Bárbara Tinoco performed in duet, as did Capicua and Mallu Magalhães and Bispo and João Pedro Pais.
In addition, Buba Espinho, Cuca Roseta and Sara Correia joined in a tribute to Carlos do Carmo, who died on January 1 of this year, with three of the guitarists who accompanied the fado singer throughout his career on stage: José Manuel Neto, Marino de Freitas, and Carlos Manuel Proença.
The Play Awards ceremony ended with the performance of HMB.