Mabuhay ang OPM! The Official Nominees for the MYX Music Awards 2018

 

Among my many interests, I gotta say that music is my first love. Our family loved singing (most especially my father) so we always had to have a microphone or two, and  multiplex – if not minus one – tapes.

Since I grew up at the time when the only “threats” to studies were Nintendo Family Computer, Brick Games (Tetris), teksjolen, and sipa, my favorite past time was singing. Music has been a huge part of my life, but do not expect me to belt like Regine! (WHOOH!)

I have a confession to make: I’m a frustrated singer!

I haven’t listened to many new songs these days, both local and foreign, so it was truly refreshing to have heard new breeds of singers and musicians and their music (and they’re mostly indie) during the media launch of MYX Music Awards 2018.

There, I was able to see local artists such as TJ Monterde, Sassa Dagdag, Glaiza de Castro (whom I shared alone time in the powder room 🤭),  Jona, Shehyee, IV of SPADES, Keiko Necesario, Kaye Cal, Brisom, and Mr. Bones and the Boneyard.

Sassa, Jona, Glaiza de Castro, and TJ Monterde each performed one song. Sassa was the first performer and she sang Itatago na Lang, her second single from her debut album “Sassy Sassa”. Glaiza de Castro performed a Cinderella original, Bato sa Buhangin. TJ Monterde, who has been nominated for the category Male Artist of the Year, performed his single Kahit Kunwari. Finally, Jona (formerly known as Jonalyn Viray) sang Pusong Ligaw, which has been nominated for Media Soundtrack of the Year.

Her voice gave me goosebumps!

After that,  voting was officially opened by MYX VJ’s. Fans can vote for their favorites on www.myxph.com/myxmusicawards until May 8 (Tuesday) at 11:59 PM. The public’s vote will account for 60% of the final tally while the remaining 40% will be decided by fellow artists.

Find out the winners of the 17 exciting categories (listed below) and the prestigious MYX Magna Award plus witness awesome performances from the best OPM acts at the MYX Music Awards 2018 live at the Araneta Coliseum on May 15.

Before I take you to the complete list of nominees, let me just thank Adober Studios’ Network Managers Mr. Mark Miranda and Mr. Matt Nicolai Guillermo for letting me become a part of this event.

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Now here are the official MYX MUSIC AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES:

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

🎤 C@ll – Bamboo (Director: Paul Basinillo)
🎤 Cebuana – Karencitta (Director: Karencitta & Paul Martin)
🎤 Misteryo – Sarah Geronimo (Director: Nolan Bernardino)
🎤 Sa’yo Pa Rin – Glaiza de Castro (Director: Kring Elenzano-Kim)
🎤 The Life – James Reid (Director: Nadine Lustre & Petersen Vargas)

SONG OF THE YEAR

🎤 Ano Nga Ba Tayo – Jona
🎤 Cool Down – James Reid
🎤 Kaibigan Mo – Sarah Geronimo feat. Yeng Constantino
🎤 Sa’yo Pa Rin – Glaiza de Castro
🎤 Titibo-tibo – Moira dela Torre

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

🎤 Darren Espanto
🎤 Iñigo Pascual
🎤 James Reid
🎤 KZ Tandingan
🎤 Sarah Geronimo

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

🎤 Glaiza de Castro
🎤 Jona
🎤 KZ Tandingan
🎤 Morissette
🎤 Sarah Geronimo

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

🎤 Darren Espanto
🎤 Iñigo Pascual
🎤 James Reid
🎤 Quest
🎤 TJ Monterde

GROUP OF THE YEAR

🎤 BoybandPH
🎤 Gimme 5
🎤 IV OF SPADES
🎤 Silent Sanctuary
🎤 The Juans

MELLOW VIDEO OF THE YEAR

🎤 Ano nga ba Tayo – Jona (Director: Giselle Andres)
🎤 Fly Tonight – Ylona Garcia (Director: Alco Guerrero)
🎤 Malaya – Moira dela Torre (Director: John Prats)
🎤 Naririnig Mo Ba? – Morissette (Director: Miguel Potestades)
🎤 Walang Hanggan – Quest (Director: James Muleta)

ROCK VIDEO OF THE YEAR

🎤 Against the Ropes – Typecast feat. Reg Rubio (Director: Arvin Kadiboy Belarmino)
🎤 Balewala – Brisom (Director: Kevin Dayrit)
🎤 Disease – Philia (Director: Jeremy Jay Abano & Ramona Thornes)
🎤 Laro – Autoletic (Director: Jiggy Gregorio)
🎤 Take me Down – Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus (Director: Pedring Lopez)

URBAN VIDEO OF THE YEAR

🎤 Bituin – Shehyee feat. Keiko Necesario (Director: Tey Clamor)
🎤 Does She Know – Kiana Valenciano feat. Curtismith (Director: Gab Valenciano)
🎤 Ice Tubig – Gloc-9 feat. Mike Luis (Director: Christopher Santos)
🎤 Labo – KZ Tandingan (Director: Kean Cipriano)
🎤 Tagay – Quest (Director: Andrei Antonio)

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

🎤 IV OF SPADES
🎤 Karencitta
🎤 Leanne and Naara
🎤 Sassa
🎤 Volts Vallejo

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

🎤 I’ll Be There – Darren Espanto and Jed Madela
🎤 Kaibigan Mo – Sarah Geronimo feat. Yeng Constantino
🎤 Tayo Na Lang Kasi – Kyla and Jason Dy
🎤 Till the End of Time – Jona and BoybandPH
🎤 Tumalon – Ella Cruz and Julian Trono

REMAKE OF THE YEAR

🎤 Can’t Help Falling in Love – Daniel Padilla
🎤 I’ll Be There – Darren Espanto and Jed Madela
🎤 If We Fall in Love – Mccoy de Leaon & Elisse Joson
🎤 Somebody – BoybandPH
🎤 Why Can’t It Be – Kaye Cal

MEDIA SOUNDTRACK OF THE YEAR

🎤 Alon – Hale
🎤 Balisong – The Juans
🎤 Pusong Ligaw – Jona
🎤 Torete – Moira dela Torre
🎤 Two Less Lonely People in the World – KZ Tandingan

MUSIC VIDEO GUEST APPEARANCE OF THE YEAR

🎤 Angelica Panganiban and Sam Milby (Malaya – Moira dela Torre)
🎤 Arci Muñoz (Why Can’t It Be – Kaye Cal)
🎤 Kisses Delavin & Marco Gallo (Kulay – Young JV)
🎤 Maja Salvador and John Lloyd Cruz (Lloydy – Paulo Avelino)
🎤 Nadine Lustre (The Life – James Reid)

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR

🎤 Black Suit – Super Junior
🎤 Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
🎤 Perfect – Ed Sheeran
🎤 Sign of the Times – Harry Styles
🎤 Touch – Little Mix

MYX CELEBRITY VJ OF THE YEAR

🎤 BoybandPH
🎤 Edward Barber
🎤 Empoy
🎤 JK Labajo
🎤 Kim Chiu
🎤 Kira Balinger
🎤 Kisses Delavin & Marco Gallo
🎤 Kyle Echarri
🎤 Leila Alcasid
🎤 Maris Racal
🎤 Maymay Entrata
🎤 Mccoy de Leon & Elisse Joson

MYX BANDARITO PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

🎤 Brisom
🎤 IV OF SPADES
🎤 Keiko Necesario
🎤 Snakefight
🎤 Zsaris

After the event, we were given the opportunity to interview the artists, as well as the VJ’s. I got some clips of interviews with VJ Donny and VJ AI (which you can watch on my YouTube channel). I didn’t get to interview any of them, except for one – Iñigo Pascual! He’s super fun, nice, quick, smart, and sincere. Despite the fact that he already had to leave, he still went on answering the questions! I hope he wins an award! 🤭

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VJ AI, VJ Sunny, and VJ Sharlene

Being in this event made me see what I’d been missing. There were so many artists I hadn’t heard of. Now I’m trying to catch up on what I missed out on.

Sometimes we’re just too busy listening to amazing foreign songs that we fail to notice equally amazing ones from local acts.

I have voted! Have you? What are you waiting for? Support your favorite singers and bands!

Watch MYX on Skycable channel 23, log on to www.myxph.com, LIKE @MYX.Philippines on Facebook, and follow MYX on Instagram (@myxph), and Twitter (@MYXPhilippines) for updates on ticket prices.

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4 thoughts on “Mabuhay ang OPM! The Official Nominees for the MYX Music Awards 2018

  1. Oh… May bayad pala tickets ng MYX Awards, hindi ako aware. Dati nanonood ako niyan nung panahon pa nila VJ Luis Manzano at VJ Nikki Gil tapos palaging nasa stage ni Sarah G, as in taun-taon may award/s…😍😍😍 Trivia ko lang na isa ako, este si Heart Evangelista pala, hehehe, ay isa sa mga original VJs ng MYX Channel…❤️ I’m super happy to see you smiling the whole time sa mga posts mo sa Instagram.😊😊😊 Lalo na chit chat mo with Iñigo Pascual.😉 I’m excited to watch your vlog for this!🤓🤓🤓 P.S. Related much ako pagdating sa mga bagong kanta ngayon, ako both local and international songs, outdated na ako. Huhuhu.

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    1. True!! Nung panahon ng G-mik, fan ako ni Heart. Though na-sad ako talaga nung nawala doon si Sarah Christophers kasi super bet ko sya. I watched Heart din sa MYX dati. Haha napaghahalataan masyado mga edad 😅 up na yung vlog mamaya po-post ko rin here. Hihi!

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