KZ, Gloc-9, IV of Spades Win Top Prizes at 31st Awit Awards

October 19th, 2018
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It was a night of surprises as the music industry celebrated the 31st Awit Awards last night at the New Frontier Theater.

KZ Tandingan bagged the top prize of “Album of the Year” for her album “Soul Supremacy,” while the “Record of the Year” Award went to IV of Spades for their single, “Hey Barbara.” The “Song of the Year” award went to Gloc9 for his composition, entitled “TRPKNNMN.”

KZ Tandingan

 

Gloc 9

On the other hand, Jona made Awit history by sweeping all digital categories – Most Downloaded Song for “You”, Most Downloaded Artist, Most Streamed Song for “Pusong Ligaw”, and Most Streamed Artist. Jona’s self-titled album also bagged the “Best-Selling Album of the Year” award based on combined physical and digital sales.

Meanwhile, millennials proved their diverse musical taste when they voted Ms. Regine Velasquez’s “Hugot” as the Favorite Performance by a Female Artist, and Mr. Ian Veneracion’s version of “Refrain” as their Favorite Performance by a New Male Artist.

Other big winners of the night were Moira dela Torre, who won “Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist” and “Favorite Song of the Year,” both for the song, “Titibo-tibo.” Moira also won “Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play” for “Saglit,” which she composed and recorded for the teleserye “The Better Half.”

Aside from “Record of the Year,” IV of Spades also won “Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist” for “Hey Barbara” and “Music Video of the Year” for “Where Have You Been, My Disco?”

IV of Spades

Winning in their respective genres were Shantidope (Best Rap/Hiphop Recording), Ben&Ben (Best Inspirational Recording), Leanne & Naara (Best Pop Recording), Rivermaya (Best Rock/Alternative Recording), Morissette (Best Ballad Recording) , Nar Cabico (Best Novelty Recording), MOOPHS feat. Sam Concepcion (Best Dance Recording), Kris Lawrence (Best R & B Recording), and Karencitta (Best Regional Recording).

The band “Cinderella” was this year’s “Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino” Awardee. Accepting on their behalf was member Sunny Ilacad, after a tribute performance by Elha Nympha, Edray Teodoro and Sabrina, together with Miles Experience.

Sunny Ilacad of Cinderella, Atty. Marivic Benedicto – PARI, Johhny K. Sy – PARI, and Punch Liwanag – PARI

The 31st Awit Awards will be telecast on IBC 13 on October 28, 2018, Sunday, 8:00 p.m. Read the full list of winners of the 31st Awit Awards here.

31st Awit Awards
Official List of Winners

AWIT AWARDS: MAIN CATEGORIES
Tabulated by: PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPER (PWC)
IT Partner: STI

A. PERFORMANCE AWARDS
1. Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist
a. Song Title : Titibo-Tibo
b. Artist : Moira dela Torre
c. Record Label : Star Music

2. Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
a. Song Title : Idjay
b. Artist : Davey Langit
c. Record Label : Star Music

3. Best Collaboration
a. Song Title : Bituin
b. Artists : Shehyee and Keiko Necesario
c. Record Label : Viva Records

4. Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist
a. Song Title : Hey Barbara
b. Artist : IV of Spades
c. Record Label : Warner Music Phils.

5. Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist
a. Song Title : Ang Bagal Mo Chong
b. Artist : Aubrey Caraan
c. Record Label : Vicor Music

6. Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
a. Song Title : Invincible
b. Artist : Joseph Santos
c. Record Label : Viva Records

7. Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist
a. Song Title : Till The Speakers Blow
b. Artist : Sub Projekt
c. Record Label : Homeworkz Entertainment

B. CREATIVITY AWARDS
1. Album of the Year Album
a. Album Title : Soul Supremacy
b. Executive Producers : Malou N. Santos and Roxy A. Liquigan
c. Line Producers : Jonathan Manalo, Jungee Marcelo, Kiko Salazar, Roque “Rox” B. Santos, Shorya Sharma, Edwin Marollano
d. Artists : KZ Tandingan,REQ, MichaelPangilinan and TJ Monterde
e. Record Label : Star Music

2. Song of the Year Song
a. Song Title : TRPKNNMN
b. Composer : Aristotle C. Pollisco
c. Record Label : Universal Records

3. Record of the Year
a. Song Title : Hey Barbara
b. Producer : Jinno Mina
c. Recording Engineer : Jonathan Ong
d. Artist : IV Of Spades
e. Record Label : Warner Music Phils.

4. Best Ballad Recording
a. Song Title : Naririnig Mo Ba
b. Producers : LJ Manzano and Jonathan Manalo
c. Composers/Lyricists : LJ Manzano andJoan Da
d. Artist : Morissette
e. Record Label : Star Music

5. Best Pop Recording
a. Song Title : Run Run
b. Producer : Jonathan Ong
c. Composer/Lyricist : Leanne Mamonong
d. Artists : Leanne and Naara
e. Record Label : Warner Music Phils.

6. Best Rock/Alternative Recording
a. Song Title : Manila
b. Producer : Rivermaya
c. Composer/Lyricist : Rivermaya
d. Artist : Rivermaya
e. Record Label : Star Music

7. Best World Music Recording
a. Song Title : Idjay
b. Producer : Davey Langit
c. Composer/Lyricist : Davey Langit
d. Artist : Davey Langit
e. Record Label : Star Music

8. Best Novelty Recording
a. Song Title : Gaga
b. Producers : Nar Cabico and Jennylyn Mercado
c. Composer/Lyricist : Nar Cabico
d. Artist : Nar Cabico
e. Record Label : GMA Records

9. Best Dance Recording
a. Song Title : Phone Down
b. Producers : Tarsier Records, Inc., and MOOPHS
c. Composer/Lyricists : Chris Lopez
d. Artists : MOOPHS feat. Sam Concepcion
e. Record Label : Warner Music Phils.

10. Best Inspirational Recording
a. Song Title : Leaves
b. Producer : Ben&Ben
c. Composer/Lyricist : Paolo Benjamin Guico
d. Artist : Ben&Ben
e. Record Label : Warner Music Phils.

11. Best Christmas Recording
a. Song Title : Just Love
b. Producer : Jimmy Antiporda
c. Composers/Lyricists : Jimmy Antiporda /Lloyd Oliver Corpuz Christian Faustino, Robert Labayen
d. Artists : Various Artists
e. Record Label : Star Music

12. Best Rap/HipHop Recording
a. Song Title : Nadarang
b. Producer : Klumcee for Day Zero Music Prod.
c. Composers/Lyricists : Sean Patrick Ramos and Lester Paul Vaño
d. Artist : Shanti Dope
e. Record Label : Universal Records

13. Best R & B Recording
a. Song Title : Isang Numero
b. Producer : Homeworkz Music
c. Composer/Lyricist : Noah Zuniga
d. Artist : Kris Lawrence
e. Record Label : Homeworkz Entertainment

14. Best Regional Recording
a. Song Title : Cebuana
b. Producer : Karen Ann “Karencitta” Cabrera
c. Composer/Lyricist : Karen Ann “Karencitta” Cabrera
d. Artist : Karencitta
e. Record Label : Viva Records

15. Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play
a. Song Title : Saglit
b. Teleserye: “ The Better Half ”
c. Producer : Jonathan S. Manalo
d. Composer/Lyricist : Moira dela Torre
e. Artist : Moira dela Torre
f. Record Label : Star Music

C. TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
1. Best Musical Arrangement
a. Song Title : Matibay
b. Musical Arranger : Marvin Querido
c. Record Label : Star Music

2. Best Vocal Arrangement
a. Song Title : Peroplano
b. Vocal Arranger : Acapellago
c. Record Label : Viva Records

3. Best Engineered Recording
a. Song Title : Nakakalokal
b. Sound Engineer : Angee Rozul
c. Recording Studio : Angee Rozul Studio
d. Record Label : Star Music

D. OTHER AWARDS
1. Best Cover Art
a. Album Title : Di Makatulog
b. Graphic Designer : Nicolai Maverick
c. Album Concept : Nicolai Maverick
d. Record label : Warner Music Phils.

2. Music Video of the Year
a. Song Title : Where Have You Been, My Disco?
b. Producer : IV of Spades
c. Director : Two Fold Media
d. Artist : IV of Spades
e. Record Label : Warner Music Phils.

BEST-SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Based on Physical and Digital Sales Reports submitted by PARI members

PEOPLE’S VOICE AWARDS
Based on Text Votes as Certified by ZED Philippines
1. Favorite Performance by a Female Recording Artist
Hugot
Regine Velasquez
2. Favorite Performance by a Male Recording Artist
Dying Inside to Hold You
Darren Espanto
3. Favorite Collaboration
Til The End of Time
Jona and Boyband PH
4. Favorite Performance by a Group Recording Artist
Hey Barbara
IV of Spades
5. Favorite Performance by a New Female Recording Artist
Walk Alone
Sabu
6. Favorite Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
Refrain
Ian Veneracion
7. Favorite Performance by a New Group Recording Artist
Paano Na
Afters
8. Favorite Album of the Year
R 3.0
Regine Velasquez
9. Favorite Song of the Year
Titibo-Tibo
Moira Dela Torre
10. Favorite Record of the Year
Kapit
Christian Bautista
11. Favorite Music Video of the Year
Hey
Matteo Guidicelli

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