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Portuguese pop music on the radio

Portuguese pop music, also known as "música ligeira" or "música popular portuguesa," is a music genre that emerged in the mid-20th century in Portugal. It is a blend of traditional Portuguese music with international styles such as pop, rock, and jazz. The genre gained popularity in the 1960s and has since become an integral part of the country's music scene.

The most popular artists in Portuguese pop music include Amália Rodrigues, Carlos do Carmo, Mariza, Dulce Pontes, and Ana Moura. Amália Rodrigues is considered one of the most significant figures in the genre, having sold millions of records worldwide and being credited with bringing Portuguese music to a global audience.

Radio stations that play Portuguese pop music include Rádio Comercial, which is one of the most popular commercial radio stations in the country. It plays a mix of Portuguese and international pop music, as well as news and entertainment programs. Other radio stations that play Portuguese pop music include RFM and M80, both of which are also popular commercial radio stations.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in contemporary Portuguese pop music, with artists such as David Carreira, Diogo Piçarra, and Carolina Deslandes gaining popularity both in Portugal and abroad. These artists have blended traditional Portuguese music with modern pop and electronic influences, creating a fresh and unique sound that is gaining a following among younger audiences.