"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." This was the very verse our very own Jonathan Manalo quoted from the Bible after receiving very important recognitions from the recent Awit Awards.
Through KZ Tandingan and Jona's respective albums, the 'Soul Supremacy' and Jona's self-titled release, Manalo bagged the Album of the Year and Best-selling Album of the Year.
"Winning the TOP Awards for both critical and commercial fronts for the albums that I’ve over-all produced under Star Music is just so overwhelming," he said. "This year is truly very special."
The grateful producer, who serves as ABS-CBN music arm's audio content head on a daily basis, humbly told that "this wouldn’t be possible without the astounding talents of KZ & JONA."
"Salute to both of you. Always my great pleasure to bring out the best in you in every project that we do," Manalo said.
He also gave credits to the people he worked with in such projects.
For him, "This is one of our best years ever!"
Apart from the two awards mentioned, Manalo was also in charge of other winning pieces at Awit such as the Best Ballad Recording of the Year: “Naririnig Mo Ba?” by Morissette; Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play: “Saglit” by Moira dela Torre; Most Downloaded Song: “You” by Jona; and the Favorite Collaboration: “Till The End Of Time” by Jona and BoybandPH.