The International Portuguese Music Awards organizers are proud to announce this year’s class of IPMA nominees for their 7th annual award show. IPMA will present their awards on May 18, at the majestic Zeiterion Theatre located in historic downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Awards will be presented in thirteen different categories. This year’s nominee’s hail from eight different countries and three continents. In addition, two artists have been chosen as finalists in the “New Talent” category. They will compete by performing live at the awards show. The winner will be chosen by a panel of music professionals and announced during the event.

The nominees are as follows:

Music Video of the Year
“Guarded” by Tyler & Ryan, Directed by Mitch Francis (USA)
“Nôs Morna” by Cremilda Medina & Tito Paris, Directed by Marko Lokko Monkeys (FRANCE)
“Crazy Love Is” by Pedro Barbosa, Directed by Beatrice Pretorius (GHANA)
“Vai” by The Code, Directed by Line Up Productions (PORTUGAL)

Instrumental
“Ode to Joe” by Pedro Silva (USA)
“RICARDVS” by Ricardo J. Martins, Ricardo Gordo & Ricardo Silva (PORTUGAL)
“Quiero Ser Tu Sombra” by Daniel Binelli & Pedro H. da Silva (USA)
“Thunderstorm” by Mike Kerr (USA)

World Music
“Par Serment” by Dan Tibério (FRANCE)
“Nôs Morna” by Cremilda Medina & Tito Paris (CAPE VERDE)
“Tiki Taki” by Assol Garcia (USA)
“Nos Amizad” by Roy Job (USA)

Traditional
“Ai Ai Vizinho” by Ronda Da Madrugada (PORTUGAL)
“Trago Nos Olhos a Ria” by Fátima Santos (USA)
“Talvez Por Isso” by Sarah Pacheco (USA)
“Verdes São os Campos” by Rodrigo Serrão (PORTUGAL)

Fado
“Divino Fado” by Clara Santos (CANADA)
“Quadras Soltas de Pessoa” by Cordeone (FRANCE)
“Tarde Demais” by Sandra Correia (PORTUGAL)
“Voz Magoada” by Sarah Pacheco (USA)

Dance
“Blame It” by Andre Aires (PORTUGAL)
“Energy” by Nelson Rego (USA)
“Dance With You” by Sabrina Alves (SOUTH AFRICA)
“Neon Heart” by Sir Matty V (USA)

Rap/Hip-Hop
“Nutso” by Nutso (USA)
“Quero Andar Contigo” by Andy Scotch (PORTUGAL)
“1991” by Jayjezz (LUXEMBOURG)
“Captain Sun” by My Mysterious Friend (CANADA)

Rock
“Change is Coming” by Josh Pereira (USA)
“Vai” by The Code (PORTUGAL)
“Pretend” by FirstBourne (USA)
“Don't Ask Don't Tell” by Social Hysteria (CANADA)

Pop
“Let Me Ask You” by Roy Job (USA)
“O Melhor Lugar” by A.M.A. - Amar Mais Agora (PORTUGAL)
“Amores Proibidos” by Sarah Pacheco (USA)
“Distraction” by Tyler & Ryan (USA)

Musica Popular
“Já te Esqueci” by Safira (PORTUGAL)
“Mas Sou Portugês” by Zé Duarte (USA)
“Cinderela” by Michelle Madeira (CANADA)
“Há Mulherada (Há Caipirinha)” by Joey Medeiros (USA)

New Talent
Lioness (LUXEMBOURG)
Peter Serrado (CANADA)

Song of the Year
“Xtoria D'bo Manera” by Roy Job (USA), written by Roy Job
“Par Serment” by Dan Tibério (FRANCE), written by Dan Tibério, Michel Handson
“Nutso” by Nutso (USA), written by Lafayette Azevedo
“Meu Amor Meu Amante” by Sarah Pacheco (USA), written by Sarah Pacheco, Minah Jardim

An additional category is the Azores Airlines People’s Choice category. This is the only category voted on by the general public via online votes on the website. The voting process is expected to commence next month. The public should stay tuned to the IPMA Facebook page for more information in the coming days.