The 24th Awit Awards was held last night at the Music Museum by the PARI (THE PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF THE RECORD INDUSTRY, INC.)
Pambansang banda Parokya ni Edgar nabbed four top honors from the recently concluded 24th Awit Awards, held at the Music Museum.Parokya ni Edgar, with the song Pangarap Lang Kita from the album Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rocker, swept the awards for Best Performance by a Group, Best Ballad Recording, Best Collaboration (with Happee Sy), while the track Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Niyo Ako) won Song of the Year.
Juris’ solo effort paid off, her debut album ”Now Playing” under Star Records took home Album Of the Year. “Faithfully” by Jovit Baldivino was hailed as the Best Selling Album. Christian Bautista and Karylle were given a special recognition for being part of “The Kitchen Musical”. Asian sensations Karylle and Christian Bautista, also named the most downloaded artist because his numerous hits from his Romance Revisited album, were also recognized for bringing pride to the country with their successful stint in the Pan-Asian series The Kitchen Musical.
They also performed their version of Please Be Careful With My Heart. Prince of Soul JayR, nominated for his JayR Sings OPM Love Classics album as Album of the year, performed a stirring rendition of Ikaw Lamang, while Zia Quizon sang her debut hit single Ako Na Lang.
- ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Now Playing, Juris, Star Recording, Inc.
- SONG OF THE YEAR
Alfonso “Chito” Miranda Jr., “Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)”, Universal Records, Inc.
- BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Faithfully, Jovit Baldivino, Star Recording, Inc./Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
Kyla, “Mahal Kita (Di Mo Pansin)”, Polyeast Records
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Nyoy Volante, “Someday”, MCA Music, Inc.
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP OF RECORDING ARTISTS
Parokya Ni Edgar, “Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)”, Universal Records, Inc.
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
Lara Cuevas, “This Moment”, Viva Records Corporation
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Jovit Baldivino – “Faithfully”, Star Recording Inc./Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)
- BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW GROUP OF RECORDING ARTISTS
Ezra Band, “Walang Iba”, Star Recording Inc./Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)
- BEST BALLAD
“Pangarap Lang Kita”, Parokya Ni Edgar, Universal Records, Inc.
- BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE
“Higante”, Francis M & Ely Buendia, Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)
- BEST WORLD
“Panatang Makabayani”, Jingle Buena, Musikatha Ministries Foundation, Inc.
- BEST NOVELTY
“Shawarma”, Shivaker, MCA Music, Inc.
- BEST DANCE RECORDING
“Move”, Gabriel Valenciano feat. Kiana Valenciano, Star Recording, Inc.
- BEST INSPIRATIONAL/RELIGIOUS
“Sa ‘Yo Lamang”, Jamie Rivera with Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Chois, Star Recording, Inc.
- BEST CHRISTMAS
“Ilang Tulog Pa Ba?”, Ateneo Chamber Singers, Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
- BEST RAP
“Jejemon”, Blanktape, Warner Music Philippines
- BEST R&B
“Easy Ka Lang”, DJ Myke, Ivory Music & Video
- BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOVIE/TV/STAGE PLAY
“Kaya Mo” (RPG Metanoia), Ney Dimaculangan, Tutti Caringal, Kean Cipriano with Protein Shake, Star Recording, Inc.
- BEST MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT
“Kung Wala Ka”, Bobby Velasco, Polyeast Records
- BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT
“Mahal Kita (Di Mo Pansin)”, Francis Louie Salazar, Polyeast Records
- BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING
“You Don’t Know”, Willy Villa U.R. Recording Studio, Universal Records, Inc.
- BEST ALBUM PACKAGE
Bryan Begin, BWB Records & Music
- MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Kalayaan”, Bamboo, Polyeast Records