Jorge Ferreira


Born in February 5th 1955 at 3:00 AM, in the parish of Ajuda da Bretanha, in the city of Ponta Delgada in São Miguel Island (Azores, Portugal), Jorge Oliveira Ferreira is a Portuguese-American International Recording Artist, singer and songwriter, musician, producer and businessman. Also known as the “U.S.A.’s Portuguese King of Pop”, Jorge Ferreira is the President and founder of “Portuguese Music World”, the world’s most famous Portuguese record company.

Became famous in the early 80s thanks to the hit song ”Papai” which is the 5th best selling single in the Top 10 Best Selling Singles of All Time from Portugal’s charts with over 1,200,000 sold copies worldwide, awarded with numerous Gold and Platinum Records around the world, Jorge Ferreira is the most famous Portuguese singer of the United States and the Portuguese Music’s International Ambassador.

Along the years, Ferreira acquired a big popularity worldwide, and particularly in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Venezuela, United Kingdom, France and Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores.

Along his career, Ferreira has released numerous record projects. Next to his albums, he adds up 4 EPs, 15 singles, 19 compilations, 2 live albums, 13 musical collaborations, 3 VHS’s, 4 DVDs, and an amazing number of music videos.

Nowadays, Jorge Ferreira is author, songwriter, performer, musician, producer and graduate in musicology. Despite his worldwide success, he still depends on the Portuguese dictionary to write his lyrics. He is still among the top 20 artists in Portugal and enters about 40 records including with them 24 gold records, 8 silver records and 14 platinum records, and numbering about 600 songs written and recorded by himself. He is famous in all Portuguese-speaking countries and areas. Applied by famous impresarios, he appears on the best worldwide stages and he is the artist who leaves the most nostalgia where he passes. Sometimes, he is invited by the American authorities to sing the Portuguese national anthem in the soccer worldwide championships, usually when the Portuguese National Team plays in the U.S.A… He is the most famous Portuguese singer of the United States in so far as reference number one in Portuguese music, with more than 5 millions of sold records throughout the world. His best songs are “Viva Fall River”, “Mãe”, “Mãe, Ja Partiste”, “Os Olhos De Minha Mãe”, “Carro Preto”, “Carro Branco”, “Caminhos Da California”, “Era Pouco E Acabou-se”, “A Chupeta”, “Como Este Mundo Mudou”, “Papai”, “Açoriano De Raiz”, “Açores”, “Um Velhinho Caminhava”, “Não Ha Gente Como A Gente”, “A Portuguesa E A Mais Linda”, “Nos Arraiais”, “As Biatas”, “As Velhas E Os Solteirões”, “Flamengo De Perdição”, “Sonho Desfeito”, “Tu Es Português, Tu Es Meu Irmão”, “Amor De Verão”, “Natal Duma Criança”, “Chau”, “Eu Voltarei”, “Ja Que A Vida E Um Malhão”, “Fronteiras De Saudade”, “Olhos Verdes”, “Deixei Meu Coração Em Portugal”, “Trigueirinha”, “Minha Sogra”, “Amor Da-me A Tua Mão”, “Autocarro Do Amor”, “Viagem À California”, “Bacalhau”, “A Fonte Do Amor”, “Minha Mulher”, “Ai Ai Meu Amor Ai Ai”, “O Pensar Dum Emigrante”, etc…

He has written songs for other artists : “Desde Que Te Vi” and others sung by Hugo, “Solidão” including a complete work sung by Luís Manuel, “Milena” and others sung by Luís Filipe Reis, “Olá Transmontano” and others sung by Cândida Branca Flor, Arlindo Andrade, Marante, “Copos De Cristal” including two complete works sung by José Ribeiro, “A Moça Da Minha Escola” sung by Saul, “No Tempo De Outrora” including a complete work sung by Manuel Pereira, “Saudades De Portugal” and “Uma Lágrima” sung by Tony Carreira, etc….

Jorge Ferreira received three nominations from the International Portuguese Music Awards, they were:
MUSICA POPULAR, RAP-HIP-HOP, and SONG OF THE YEAR.

Jorge Ferreira is the recipient of the "Musica Popular" award at the 2013 IPMA for his song "Pedaços do Meu Passado". 

Congratulations, from the PPHC