On November 26, artists, fans, and music industry professionals convened at the Kia Theatre for the 30th Awit Awards. Hosted by Donny Pangilinan and Tippy Dos Santos this year, the annual ceremony by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) showcases the best of Filipino music across different genres and gives due recognition to outstanding accomplishments in the industry.

Donny Pangilinan and Tippy Dos Santos hosting the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

Here are the different Awit Awards categories and their respective winners (in bold):

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

“Pakipot Suplado” – Alexa Ilacad – Star Music
“Spark” – Liza Soberano – Star Music
“Win The Fight” – Ylona Garcia – Star Music
“If I Fall In Love” – Ataska – Viva Records Corporation
“Naluluha Ako” – Kim Molina – Viva Records Corporation

Ylona Garcia at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

“Puso” – Chard Parojinog – Ivory Music & Video
“Fall For Me” – Kyle Echarri – MCA Music, Inc.
“Dahil Sayo” – Inigo Pascual – Star Music
“Defenseless” – Zion Aquino – Star Music/Trina Belamide
“Hiling” – Mark Carpio – Warner Music Corporation

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

“Laro” – Autotelic – MCA Music, Inc.
“Silakbo” – Miles Experience – MCA Music, Inc.
“On The Wings Of Love” – Acapellago – Viva Records Corporation
“Ilaw Sa Daan” – IV of Spades – Warner Music Corporation
“Again” – Leanne and Naara – Warner Music Philippines

Zion Aquino and Trina Belamide at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD/CHILDREN
Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

“This Little Child” – Krystal Brimner – Star Music
“Tatlong Bibe” – Xymon “Onyok” Pineda – Star Music

Krystal Brimner at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Be With Me – Darren Espanto – MCA Music, Inc.
Inigo Pascual – Inigo Pascual – Star Music
Sukli – Gloc-9 – Star Music
Pogi Years Old – Parokya Ni Edgar – Universal Records, Inc.
Life Of A Champion – Quest – Warner Music Philippines
For The Rest of My Life – Mayonnaise – Warner Music Philippines

SONG OF THE YEAR
Melody (40%) Lyrics (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Alam” – Jungee Marcelo – MCA Music, Inc.
“Dahil Sa’yo” – Inigo Pascual – Star Music
“O Pag-Ibig” – Honlani Rabe & Jack Rufo – Star Music
“Binibini Sa MRT” – Johann Garcia – Viva Records Corporation
“Walang Hanggan” – Jose ‘Quest’ Villanueva III – Warner Music Philippines

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

“Chasing The Light” – Julie Anne San Jose – GMA Records
“Hagdan” – Jennylyn Mercado – Ivory Music & Video
“Susunduin Kita” – Elha Nympha – MCA Music, Inc.
“Lagay ng Puso” – Vina Morales – Star Music
“Naluluha Ako” – Kim Molina – Viva Records Corporation

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

“Alam” – Darren Espanto – MCA Music, Inc.
“Visions” – Gabby Alipe – MCA Music, Inc.
“Dating Tayo” – TJ Monterde – Polyeast Records
“Brave for You” – Zion Aquino – Star Music/Trina Belamide
“Higher” – Quest – Warner Music Philippines

BEST COLLABORATION
Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

“Handog” – Aiza Seguerra & Noel Cabangon – Star Music
“Industriya” – Gloc-9 & KZ Tandingan – Star Music
“I’ll Be There” – Jed Madela & Darren Espanto – Star Music
“Monumento” – Kyla & Kris Lawrence – Star Music
“Stars Are Aligned” – Acapellago & Jimmy Marquez – Viva Records Corporation

Kyla at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

“Di Kayang Aminin” – The Ryan Cayabyab Singers – Curve Entertainment Inc.
“Love Supreme” – MilesExperience – MCA Music, Inc.
“Gising” – Autotelic – MCA Music, Inc.
“Dalawang Letra” – Itchyworms – Star Music
“On The Wings Of Love” – Acapellago – Viva Records Corporation
“How We Play” – SUD – Warner Music Philippines

BEST BALLAD RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Both Of Us” – B.O.U. – Curve Entertainment, Inc./Warner Music Philippines
“Fall For Me” – Kyle Echarri – MCA Music, Inc.
“Hanggang Kailan” – Michael Pangilinan – Star Music
“Stay” – Daryl Ong – Star Music
“Ever My Only Love” – Zion Aquino – Star Music/Trina Belamide
“Nasayang Lang” – The Juans – Viva Records Corporation
“Hiling” – Mark Carpio – Warner Music Philippines

Zion Aquino and Trina Belamide at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

BEST POP RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Sana Kung Pwede Lang” – Juan Karlos Labajo – MCA Music, Inc.
“O Pag-Ibig” – Ylona Garcia & Bailey May – Star Music
“Pakipot Suplado” – Alexa Ilacad – Star Music
“Dahil Sa’yo” – Inigo Pascual – Star Music
“Nobody But You” – Monica Cuenco – Viva Records Corporation

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Love Supreme” – Miles Experience – MCA Music, Inc.
“Gising” – Autotelic – MCA Music, Inc.
“Visions” – Gabby Alipe – MCA Music, Inc.
“Lagi Mong Tatandaan” – Parokya Ni Edgar – Universal Records, Inc.
“You Can’t Be Right” – Mayonnaise – Warner Music Philippines

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Bayle” – Reggae Mistress – Curve Entertainment Inc.
“Mobe” – Enrique Gil – Star Music
“Eres Mio” – Vina Morales – Star Music
“Pare-Pareho” – Banda Ni Kleggy feat. Bayang Barrios – Warner Music Philippines

Banda ni Kleggy at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

BEST NOVELTY RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Taxi Driver” – Bassilyo – MCA Music, Inc.
“Paasa (T.A.N.G.A.)” – Yeng Constantino – Star Music
“Chuva Choo Choo 2.0” – Jolina Magdangal with Vice Ganda – Star Music
“Peksman” – Schizophrenia – Viva Records Corporation
“Tatlong Bibe” – Acapellago – Viva Records Corporation

BEST DANCE RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Kinikilig” – Hazel Faith – Curve Entertainment Inc.
“San Na” – Top One Project aka T.O.P. – GMA Records
“Take You Down” – Paolo Onesa – Homeworkz Entertainment Services, Inc.
“Isasayaw Ko” – #Hashtags – Star Music
“Dumadagundong” – Yassi Pressman – Viva Records Corporation

Yassi Pressman at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

BEST INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Hagdan” – Jennylyn Mercado – Ivory Music & Video
“Nyebe” – Kaye Cal – Star Music
“Handog” – Aiza Seguerra & Noel Cabangon – Star Music
“So Grateful” – Zion Aquino – Star Music/Trina Belamide
“Higher – Quest” – Warner Music Philippines

BEST CHRISTMAS RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Magic Ng Pasko” – Julie Anne San Jose – GMA Records
“Nakaraang Pasko” – Jennylyn Mercado – Ivory Music & Video
“This Little Child” – Krystal Brimner – Star Music
“Ngayong Pasko” – Jireh Lim – Warner Music Philippines

BEST RAP/HIPHOP RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“The Philippine Dream” – Q-York feat. Diana D. – Homeworkz Entertainment Services, Inc.
“Mukha Ng Pera” – Stickfiggas – MCA Music, Inc.
“Industriya” – Gloc-9 feat. KZ Tandingan – Star Music
“Angas Mo” – Blaze N Kane – Viva Records Corporation
“Sige Lang” – Quest – Warner Music Philippines

KZ Tandingan and Gloc-9 at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

BEST R&B RECORDING
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Tadhana” – Myrtle Sarrosa – Ivory Music & Video
“Pano Na Lang” – Jason Dy – MCA Music, Inc.
“Not Yo Bae” – Ylona Garcia – Star Music
“Monumento” – Kyla & Kris Lawrence – Star Music
“Really Over You” – Zion Aquino – Star Music/Trina Belamide
“Stars Are Aligned” – Acapellago & Jimmy Marquez – Viva Records Corporation
“This Time – Jeric Medina” – Viva Records Corporation

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Creativity (40%) Production Value (30%) Appeal (15%) Technical Excellence (15%)

“Hagdan” – Jennylyn Mercado – Ivory Music & Video
“Label” – Myrtle Sarrosa – Ivory Music & Video
“Mukha Ng Pera” – Stickfiggas – MCA Music, Inc.
“Laro” – Autotelic – MCA Music, Inc.
“Hoy!” – Gloc-9 – Star Music

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOVIE/TV/STAGE PLAY
Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Sa Piling Mo” (Alyas Robinhood) – Kristoffer Martin – GMA Records
“Dama’s Song” (Alamat ng Dama de Noche) – Frencheska Farr – GMA Records

BEST MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT
Musicality (50%) Creativity (50%)

“Buhay Ng Buhay Ko” – Albert Tamayo – Polyeast Records
“Reyna Ng Puso Ko” – Karel Honasan – Star Music
“Ambon” – Jack Rufo – Star Music
“Maghihintay Pa Ba?” – Arnold Buena – Star Music
“Nobody But You” – Gino Cruz – Viva Records Corporation

BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT
Creativity (40%) Vocal Harmony (40%) Interpretation (20%)

“Superhero” – Albert Tamayo / Dante Bantatua – Aika Records
“Reyna Ng Puso Ko” – Karel Honasan – Star Music
“Notes Of Our Song” – Victor Nino Salazar – Universal Records, Inc/Bel Andres Productions
“Stars Are Aligned” – Acapellago – Viva Records Corporation
“On The Wings Of Love” – Acapellago – Viva Records Corporation

Acapellago at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING
Technical Excellence (40%) Artistry or Creativity (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

“Haplos” – Jonathan Ong – Ivory Music & Video
“O Pag-Ibig” – Dante Tañedo – Star Music
“Reyna Ng Puso Ko” – Dante Tañedo – Star Music

BEST COVER ART
Creativity (70%) Innovation (30%)

Jennylyn Mercado – Ultimate Graphic Design: Piexel Box, Photography: Xander Angeles – Ivory Music & Video
Enchong Dee Moves (EDM) – Graphic Design: Andrew Castillo, Photography: JB de Leon – Star Music
Catharsis – Graphic Design: Christine L. Cheng, Photography: John Daryl Ocampo – Star Music
Transparent – Graphic Designer, Photography: Nina Ledesma – Warner Music Philippines
Life of A Champion – Graphic Design: Jose Villanueva III, Photography: Kris Rocha – Warner Music Philippines

BEST SELLING ALBUM

Be With Me – Darren Espanto – MCA Music, Inc.

MOST DOWNLOADED ARTIST

Juris Fernandez – Star Music

MOST DOWNLOADED SONG

Forevermore – Juris Fernandez – Star Music

 

THE PEOPLE’S VOICE AWARDS:

Favorite New Male Artist – Kyle Echarri
Favorite New Female Artist – Alexa Ilacad

Alexa Ilacad at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

Favorite New Group – IV of Spades

IV of Spades and Allan Silonga at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

Favorite Music Video – “Label” – Myrtle Sarrosa/Ivory Music & Video

Myrtle Sarrosa at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

Favorite Collaboration – “I’ll Be There” – Jed Madela and Darren Espanto
Favorite Song – “Alam” – Darren Espanto/MCA Music, Inc.
Favorite Record/Single – Darren Espanto/MCA Music Inc.

Darren Espanto at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

Favorite AlbumBe With Me – Darren Espanto/ MCA Music Inc.
Favorite Group – Acapellago
Favorite Male Artist – Darren Espanto
Favorite Female Artist – Vina Morales

Vina Morales at the 30th Awit Awards | Photo by Jeremee Baes

Check out other photos from the evening below:

 

LEAVE A REPLY