Home » Events »

The 21st Awit Awards Coverage

 
The Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc. (PARI) held its 21st Awit Awards at the Eastwood Central Plaza in Quezon City last November 26, 2008.

Awit Awards, organized by the Philippine Association Of The Record Industry (PARI), once again recognized the Filipino musical talents, performing artists, producers and people behind the making of Filipino recorded music.

Being the prestigious and longest-running award-giving body of the Philippines, Awit Awards has five objectives:

1. To recognize exceptional works of music and the people working behind it;
2. To promote the Philippine music industry, artistry, and legacy;
3. To champion music making and production, at par with global trends and excellence;
4. To showcase talents in an event dedicated to music; and
5. To reinforce the fight against piracy.

PRE-AWARDING

Around 6:30 PM, Callalily and Pedicab started the pre-awarding program with powerful performance. Hosted by Richard Poon and Sitti, the pre-awarding revealed the worthy awardees for Best Inspirational/Religious, Best Christmas, Best Regional, Best Dance, Best Musical Arrangement, Best Vocal Arrangement, Best Engineered Recording and Best Album Package

To name a few awardees for this category:
Yeng Constationo’s Salamat won the Best Inspirational/Religious.
A Perfect Christmas by Jed Madela got the Best Christmas Song.
Kuya
Angee Rozul’s Probinsyana was chosen to be the Best Engineered Recording. (Angee Rozul is my friend’s brother) Congrats Kuya!

Anyway, the pre-awarding ended with a Samba performed by Eileen Sison of Guarana together with the sexy dancers from Escola de Samba de Manila. The men were drooling while the dancers moved their hips. I can’t blame them as those girls really know how to move on the dance floor, or should I say on stage.

AWARDS PROPER

At exactly 7:45 PM, the stage lights were up again as 6Cyclemind and Sandwich performed a collaboration of Sandwich’s Betamax.

Hosted by Christian Bautista and Nikki Gil, the 21st Awit Awards was a combination of award presentations and musical performances. Aside from 6Cyclemind and Sandwich, bands like Itchyworms, Sino Sikat?, Parokya ni Edgar, True Faith, Cueshe, Hale also rocked the night. Nyoy Volante, Julianne, and MYMP had a back to back to back acoustic session. While Richard Poon and Sitti serenaded the crowd. It was really a night of music.

The “Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award” by the Philippine Association of Record Industries (PARI) was given to Ms. Lea Salonga during the 21st Awit Awards Night. Karylle, Ronnie Liang, Aicelle Santos, Raki Vega, Nikki Gil, Christian Bautista, and Toni Gonzaga paid tribute to the multitalented Ms. Lea Salonga with her hits. Unfortunately, Ms. Lea Salonga was not there to accept the award. Instead, she prepared a short video for all of her fans, family and friends in the industry.


Yeng Constantion received several awards including Best Selling Album of the Year, Album of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. However, Yeng Constatinto is on tour with Gary V. Julianne also received several awards such Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist and Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist.

Though most of the winners were not there to receive the awards, the 21st Awit Awards was a success. It was fun to be a part of this event.

Congratulations to all the winners !

WINNERS OF THE 21ST AWIT AWARDS

 

Performance Awards

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
SONG TITLE ARTIST RECORD LABEL
Tulak Ng Bibig JULIANNE MCA Music, Inc.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE RECORDING ARTIST
SONG TITLE ARTIST RECORD LABEL
Sana Maulit Muli GARY VALENCIANO Star Recording, Inc. / ASAP Music

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A DUET
SONG TITLE ARTISTS RECORD LABEL
Hard Habit To Break JED MADELA & GARY VALENCIANO Universal Records, Inc.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
SONG TITLE ARTIST RECORD LABEL
Tatsulok BAMBOO EMI Philippines

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
SONG TITLE ARTIST RECORD LABEL
Grateful JULIANNE MCA Music Inc.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST
SONG TITLE ARTIST RECORD LABEL
I’ll Take Care Of You RICHARD POON MCA Music Inc.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW GROUP RECORDING ARTISTS
SONG TITLE ARTIST RECORD LABEL
Let Me Love You Tonight RYAN CAYABYAB RCS Sony BMG Music Phils.

Creativity Awards

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
ALBUM TITLE PRODUCERS
ARTIST 
RECORD LABEL
Salamat Laurenti Dyogi, Malou N. Santos & Annabelle R. Borja / Jon Ilagan, Billet Sangalang & Civ Fontanilla
Yeng Constantino
Star Recording, Inc. / Dream Big Productions

SONG OF THE YEAR
SONG TITLE COMPOSER
ARTIST
RECORD LABEL
Ikaw Medwin Marfil 
Sarah Geronimo 

Viva Records Corp.


BEST-SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
ALBUM TITLE
SONG TITLES
PRODUCERS
ARTIST(S) 
RECORD LABEL
Salamat Laurenti Dyogi, Malou N. Santos & Annabelle R. Borja / Jon Ilagan, Billet Sangalang & Civ Fontanilla
Yeng Constantino

Star Recording, Inc. / Dream Big Productions

BEST BALLAD
SONG TITLE PRODUCERS
COMPOSER
LYRICIST
ARTIST
RECORD LABEL
It’s Over Now Francis Guevarra 
Louie Ocampo, Joey Albert & Janice de Belen 
Kyla 
EMI Philippines, Inc.

BEST ROCK
SONG TITLE PRODUCER (EXEC. OR LINE)
COMPOSERS
LYRICISTS
ARTIST
RECORD LABEL
Tatsulok Bamboo 
Romeo Dongeto 
Bamboo 

EMI Philippines, Inc. 

BEST NOVELTY
SONG TITLE PRODUCER 
COMPOSER(S)/LYRICIST(S)
ARTIST
RECORD LABEL
Itaktak Mo Rudy Y. Tee 
Josephous Ybanez / Joey de Leon 
Joey de Leon

Sony BMG Music Philippines

BEST WORLD/ALTERNATIVE MUSIC
SONG TITLE PRODUCER 
COMPOSER
LYRICIST
ARTIST
RECORD LABEL
Turning My Safety Off Neil Gregorio & Sinosikat? 
Sinosikat? 
Sinosikat? 

Warner Music Philippines

BEST RAP
SONG TITLE PRODUCER 
COMPOSER
LYRICISTS
ARTISTS
RECORD LABEL
Lando Jonathan Ong 
Chito Miranda & Aristotle Pollisco 
Gloc 9 featuring Francis M 

Sony BMG Music Phil.

BEST JAZZ RECORDING
SONG TITLE PRODUCER 
COMPOSER
LYRICIST
ARTIST
RECORD LABEL
Akin Ka Neil Gregorio & Sinosikat? 
Sinosikat? 
Sinosikat? 

Warner Music Philippines

BEST R & B
SONG TITLE PRODUCER
COMPOSERS/LYRICISTS
ARTISTS
RECORD LABEL
Let Me Love You Tonight Ryan Cayabyab 
Ryan Cayabyab 
Ryan Cayabyab RCS 

Sony BMG Music Philippines

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOVIE/TV/STAGE PLAY
SONG TITLE PRODUCER
COMPOSER
LYRICIST
ARTISTS
RECORD LABEL
Paano Kita Iibigin (for the movie “Paano Kita Iibigin”) Regine Velasquez, Diana Velasquez-Roque & Civ Fontanilla
Ogie Alcasid 
Piolo Pascual & Regine Velasquez 

Star Recording, Inc. / Viva Records Corporation

BEST INSPIRATIONAL/RELIGIOUS
SONG TITLE PRODUCER
COMPOSERS
LYRICISTS
ARTISTS
RECORD LABEL
Salamat Jon Ilagan, Billet Sangalang & Civ Fontanilla 
Yeng Constantino 
Yeng Constantino 

Star Recording, Inc. / Dream Big Productions

BEST CHRISTMAS
SONG TITLE PRODUCER
COMPOSER
LYRICIST
ARTIST
RECORD LABEL
A Perfect Christmas Ito Rapadas 
Jose Mari Chan 
Jed Madela

Universal Records, Inc.

BEST REGIONAL RECORDING
SONG TITLE PRODUCER
COMPOSER
LYRICIST
ARTIST
RECORD LABEL
Matud Nila Patty Mayoriago, Djhonna Geraldoy & Civ Fontanilla 
Ben Zubiri
Mark Bautista 

Star Recording, Inc./ ASAP Music

BEST DANCE
SONG TITLE PRODUCER
COMPOSER
LYRICIST
ARTISTS
RECORD LABEL
Sumayaw Ka Rudy Y. Tee 
Aristotle Pollisco 
Gloc 9 

Sony BMG Music Philippines

Technical Achievement Awards


BEST MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT
SONG TITLE MUSICAL ARRANGER(S) RECORD LABEL
Probinsyana Bamboo EMI Philippines

BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT
SONG TITLE VOCAL ARRANGER(S) RECORD LABEL
Souvenirs Moy Ortiz Viva Records Corporation

BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING
SONG TITLE SOUND ENGINEER/ RECORDING STUDIO RECORD LABEL
Probinsyana Angee Rozul 
Tracks Studio
EMI Philippines

BEST ALBUM PACKAGE
ALBUM TITLE CREATIVE ARTISTS: GRAPHIC DESIGNER 
CONCEPT, PHOTOGRAPHY 
RECORD LABEL
Moonlane Gardens Graphic Designer & Photography: Sarah Gaugler 
Album Concept: Clementine 

Universal Records, Inc.
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
SONG TITLE PRODUCER (EXEC. OR LINE)
DIRECTOR
ARTISTS
RECORD LABEL
Probinsyana Christopher Sy 
Bamboo 
Pancho Esguerra 
Bamboo 

EMI Philippines

 


Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Awardee

LEA SALONGA

 


21st Awit Awards People’s Choice Winners

The People’s Choice Winners were determined based on votes sent in through text during the period July 15 to Aug 31, 2008.


PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE NEW MALE ARTIST
DANIEL RAZON (for All My Life)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE NEW FEMALE ARTIST
OLIVIA (for Oh Lori)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
MARTIN NIEVERA (for Hard Habit To Break)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
AICELLE (for Ikaw Pa Rin)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE NEW GROUP
3RD AVENUE (for Why Can’t It Be)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE GROUP
SINOSIKAT? (for So Blue)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE SONG OF THE YEAR
SALAMAT by Yeng Constantino

PEOPLE’S CHOICE FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
TIME IN by Yeng Constantino

For more information, visit: http://www.awitawards.com.ph/

Pictures:

The 21st Awit Awards CoverageEd, Me, Monch (my husband), Tin and Jaydj, Nice meeting you guys and of course thanks to Azrael (Photo Credit: http://popazrael.multiply.com)

Here are some of our pics. (using our cam phone. Too bad, we don’t have digital camera with us:


The 21st Awit Awards Coverage

Written By Aeirin

 

Related Posts

  • No Related Posts
 
 

2 Comments

  1. Azrael Coladilla says:

    great coverage!!!!!

  2. Ada says:

    Whha! Sana nakapunta ako LOLz. Haggard ako Lol. Like what az said, great coverage!

 
 

Leave a Comment