FULL LIST: 28th Awit Awards Nominees, Kyla Leads Nominations

The Awit Awards, organized by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry or PARI recently announced its official list of nominees for 2015.

Awit Awards is an annual event aimed to recognize the best in the industry and pays tribute to the musical achievements of local OPM artists and musicians. It gives spotlight on performance, creativity, technical achievement, album packaging, excellence and music video.

This year, R&B Queen Kyla leads the pack with 8 nominations including Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist, Best R&B Recording, Song of the Year (Kunwa-Kunwari Lang), Best Rock/Alternative Recording, Best Inspirational/Religious Recording (Salbabida) and three nominations for Technical Achievement for her song Kunwa-Kunwari Lang from her Journey album.

Sarah Geronimo, who topped the 27th Awit Awards nomination, gets five nods this year with Gary Valenciano, Yeng Constantino, KZ Tandingan and Darren Espanto also getting their share of nominations.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist

Love Me Instead – Moira
Never Knew Love ( Until I Met You) – Janice Javier
Weekend With You – Krissy
Salbabida – Kyla
Kilometro – Sarah Geronimo

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist

Kapalaran – Gary Valenciano
Which Way Robert Frost – Paolo Onesa
Honey Under The Moon – Myk Perez
Saytay – Gary Valenciano
Buntong Hininga – Johnoy Danao

Best Collaboration

May Bukas Pa – Lani Misalucha ft Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan & Yeng Constantino
Hope for Humanity – MCA All Star
Sino Ka Ba – Klarisse ft Nyoy Volante
O Come, All Ye Faithful – Basil Valdez & The Phil Madrigal Singers
Kapantay Ay Langit – Pilita Corrales and Basil Valdez

Best Performance by a Group of Recording Artists

Hatid Sundo – Gimme 5
Love Is Killing Me – Generation
Krismas Na – Koro Ilustrado
Spin & Fall – Franco
May I Have The Dance – The Company

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist

Akin Ka Na Lang – Morissette Amon
Heart Song – Mica Javier
Love Me Instead – Moira
Tulala – Joyce Pring
Dear Heart – Kiana Valenciano

Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako – Michael Pangilinan
Muling Magbabalik – Paolo Valenciano
Kung Hindi Ikaw – James Wright
In Love Na Ako Sa’yo – Darren Espanto
Ready Ka Na Ba? – Kito Romualdez

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists

Ako’y Tinamaan – Reo Brothers
Love Is Killine Me – Generation
Pinoy Ako – ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra
Tayo Pa Kaya – Crazy As Pinoy
Paano – Innervoices

Best Performance by a Child/Children

Narito Ako – Lyca Gairanod
Dance With My Father Ton Ton Cabiles

Album of the Year

The Nightingale Returns – Lani Misalucha
Throwback: Ang Songbuk Ng Apo – Noel Cabangon
With You – Gary Valenciano
Samu’t Sari – Johnoy Danao
Perfectly Imperfect – Sarah Geronimo

Song of the Year

Ikaw – Yeng Constantino
Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako – KZ Tandingan, Edwin Marollano
Salbabida – Kyla, Jungee Marcelo
Babalikan Mo Rin Ako – Nikki Gil, Soc Villanueva
Kilometro – Sarah Geronimo, Thryo Alfaro/Yumi Lacsamana

Best Ballad Recording

Ikaw – Yeng Constantino
Babalikan Mo Rin Ako – Nikki Gil
Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako – KZ Tandingan
Paano – Lani Misalucha
If You Tell Me You Love Me- Moira

Best Rock/Alternative Recording

Parusa – Paolo Valenciano
Spin and Fall – Franco
Salbabida – Kyla
Song On A Broken String – Nicole Asensio
Run for Cover – Barbie Almalbis

Best World Music Recording

Papa Francisco Mabuhay Po Kayo – Jamie Rivera
Di Ko Makontrol – Moonflowers
Salubong – Johnoy Danao

Best Novelty Recording

Boom Panes – Vice Ganda
Walang Basagan ng Trip – Jugs and Teddy
Tambalang OMG – Enchong Dee and Alex Gonzaga
Di Sinasadya – Crazy As Pinoy
Kwek kwek – P.A.R.D

Best Dance Recording

This Love Is Like – Toni Gonzaga
Breathe – Janice Javier ft Apl de Ap
Saytay – Gary Valenciano
Qrush on You – Q-York, Jayr, Elmo Magalona
Dyosa – Yumi Lacsamana

Best Inspirational/Religious Recording

This Love Is Like – Toni Gonzaga
May Bukas Pa – Lani Misalucha ft Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan & Yeng Constantino
Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino – Gary Valenciano
Radical Love – Victory Worship
Salbabida – Kyla
Saytay – Gary Valenciano

Best Christmas Recording

Thank You, Thank You Ang Babait Ninyo – The Voice Kids
Sa Araw Ng Pasko – Paulette
Pamaskong Anyaya – Musica Chiesa
Lord Merry Christmas – Bassilyo ft The Voice Kids
Be With You This Christmas – Myk Perez

Best Rap Recording

Dedma – Abra & Julie Anne San Jose
Tayo Pa Kaya – Crazy As Pinoy
Qrush on You – Q-York, Jayr, Elmo Magalona
PML – Smugglaz
Inuman Tagay – Project Pinas

Best Jazz Recording

Ikaw Lamang – Lani Misalucha
Salamat Sinta – Johnoy Danao
Yakap Sa Dilim – Noel Cabangon
Hindi Magbabago – Arthur Manuntag
Beginning Today – The Company

Best R&B Recording

Kunwa-Kunwari Lang – Kyla
Hangout Lang – Young JV
Torpe – Kris Lawrence
Businessman – Gloc 9 ft Vinci Montaner
Kilometro – Sarah Geronimo

Best Regional Recording

Puso Nga Bato ( Pusong Bato Ilocano Version) – Project Alpha ft Patrick Ignacio
Pusung Bato ( Pusong Bato Kapampangan Version) – Project Alpha ft Mark Anthony Gatus
Usahay – Pilita Corales ft Chad Borja

Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play

Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino – Gary Valenciano – TFC 20th Anniversary
Tangi Kong Kailangan – Lea Salonga & ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra – Dyesebel
Paraiso Ko’y Ikaw – Janno Gibbs
Ikaw, Ako at Siya – Janno Gibbs, Jaya & Julie Anne San Jose – Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real
Sabihin Mo Sa Akin – Klarisse de Guzman – Miracle

Best Album Package

Darren Espanto
Big Mouth Big Band
With You
Perfectly Imperfect

Music Video of the Year

Walking A Fine Line – Generation
Out of Control – Pupil
Tayo Lang Dalawa – Rivermaya
Kilometro – Sarah Geronimo
Ready Ka Na Ba? – Kito Romualdez

The 28th Awit Awards will be held at at the Newport Performing Arts Theater,
Resorts World Manila on August 25, 2015.

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Written by Kaye


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