Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Song

The Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Song is an honor presented annually at the Latin Grammy Awards, a ceremony that recognizes excellence and creates a wider awareness of cultural diversity and contributions of Latin recording artists in the United States and internationally. According to the category description guide for the 13th Latin Grammy Awards, the award is for "a song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Portuguese and must be a new song. Award to the Songwriter(s). Not Eligible: Instrumental recordings and cover songs."

Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Song
Awarded forA song must contain at least 51% of the lyrics in Portuguese and must be a new song.
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Latin Recording Academy
First awarded2000
Currently held byAnavitória from "Trevo (Tu)" (2017)

The award was first presented to Djavan for "Acelerou" in 2000. The only songwriter who has won this award more than once is Milton Nascimento, who won twice consecutively in 2003 and 2004. In 2013, "Esse Cara Sou Eu" by Roberto Carlos and "Um Abraçaço" by Caetano Veloso became the first songs in the category to be nominated for Song of the Year. In 2014, "A Bossa Nova É Foda" by Caetano Veloso was nominated for Song of the Year. From 2000 to 2015, the award category was presented as Best Brazilian Song and was changed to its current name in 2016.


2016 Djavan for "Vidas Pra Contar" performed by Djavan
  • Tiago Iorc for "Amei Te Ver" performed by Tiago Iorc
  • Almir Sater, Paulo Simões and Renato Teixeira for "D de Destino" performed by Almir Sater and Renato Teixeira
  • Dani Black for "Maior" performed by Dani Black and Milton Nascimento
  • Douglas Germano for "Maria da Vila Matilde" performed by Elza Soares
2015 Hamilton de Holanda, Diogo Nogueira and Marcos Portinari for "Bossa Negra" performed by Diogo Nogueira and Hamilton de Holanda
2014 Caetano Veloso for "A Bossa Nova É Foda" performed by Caetano Veloso
2013 Roberto Carlos for "Esse Cara Sou Eu" performed by Roberto Carlos
2012 Chico Buarque for "Querido Diário" performed by Chico Buarque
2011 Nando Reis and Samuel Rosa for "De Repente" performed by Skank
  • Gigi, Dan Kambaiah, Fabinho O'Brian and Magno Sant'Anna for "Acelera Aê (Noite do Bem)" performed by Ivete Sangalo
  • Ná Ozzetti and Luiz Tatit for "Equilíbrio" performed by Ná Ozzetti
  • Adriana Calcanhotto for "Mais Perfumado"
  • Eliane Elias for "What About The Heart (Bate Bate)"
2010 Adriana Calcanhotto for "Tua" performed by Maria Bethânia


2009 Lenine for "Martelo Bigorna"
2008 Marco Moraes and Soraya Moraes for "Som Da Chuva" performed by Soraya Moraes
  • Vanessa da Mata and Sérgio Mendes for "Acode"
  • Dudu Falcão for "Coisas Que Eu Sei" performed by Danni Carlos
  • Djavan for "Delírio Dos Mortais"
  • Jota Maranhão and Jorge Vercillo for "Ela Une Todas As Coisas" performed by Jorge Vercillo
2007 Caetano Veloso for "Não Me Arrependo"
2006 Rodrigo Maranhão for "Caminho das Águas" performed by Maria Rita
2005 Lenine and Ivan Santos for "Ninguém Faz Idéia" performed by Lenine
  • Francis Hime and Olivia Hime for "Canção Transparente" performed by Olivia Hime
  • José Miguel Wisnik for "Ponte Aérea" performed by Eveline Hecker
  • Totonho Villeroy for "São Sebastião"
2004 Milton Nascimento for "A Festa" performed by Maria Rita
2003 Milton Nascimento and Telo Borges for "Tristesse" performed by Milton Nascimento and Maria Rita Mariano
2002 Dori Caymmi and Paulo César Pinheiro for "Saudade De Amar" performed by Nana Caymmi
2001 Raimundinho do Accordion, Targino Gondim and Manuca for "Esperando Na Janela" performed by Gilberto Gil
2000 Djavan for "Acelerou"
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