First-Ever Radio Globo Quem Awards Will Honor & Celebrate Brazilian Music

Quem magazine and Radio Globo, two of Brazil’s biggest media companies, have joined forces for the first-ever Prêmio Rádio Globo Quem (Radio Globo Quem Awards), Billboard has learned.

The first annual ceremony, taking place in June, will honor and celebrate Brazil’s diverse music scene, including samba, hip-hop, rap, funk and forró, to name a few.

More than 60 artists are expected to be nominated in 16 categories, 11 of which will be based on popular fan votes, such as best collaboration, best fan club and best choreography. Categories such as artist of the year and best new artist will be voted by a special jury. Meanwhile, the awards for most-liked artist of the year and most-liked song of the year will be voted by listeners on the Radio Globo app.

“In the midst of everything we are experiencing, I am very happy to promote an award show that celebrates artists and music, our escape and everyday comfort, without prejudice to genres and styles,” Quem’s editor in chief, Danilo Saraiva, said in a statement. “For this, we are preparing a beautiful, safe, fun and digital event for people to enjoy at home.”

Jonas Vilandez, manager of music business, Radio Globo added: “Celebrating music never hurts. Recognizing the artists who help make our programming, and even at the hands of our listeners, is a huge pleasure. We hope this will be the first edition of many.”

Presented by Smirnoff and Tanqueray, the awards show will not only feature live and in-studio presentations, but also a red carpet with the nominated artists. Radio Globo Quem Awards are scheduled for June 23 via livestream across Quem and Radio Globo’s social accounts.