Popstar royalty Sarah Geronimo led this year’s winners at the MYX Music Awards held on Thursday night at the Kia Theatre. She earned three recognitions namely Favorite Music Video and Favorite Song for her hit “Tala” and Favorite Collaboration with the band Hale for the song “The Great Unknown.”
“The Voice Kids” alumnus Darren Espanto, meanwhile, received the coveted Favorite Artist award as well as the Favorite Male Artist award for the second consecutive year.
“I’m really thankful that artists like myself are recognized for what we do,” said Darren. “but I regard this as a bonus. Awarded or not, we still want to give it our all. Always.”
Meanwhile, Gloc-9 also took home two trophies for the Favorite Urban Video and Best Music Video categories for his song “Hoy.”
“Many thanks to MYX, to the people who voted, to the people who still support me,” said the rapper. “It’s my 20th year and I don’t know how long I will keep doing this, so thank you for the support.”
Other artists who bagged awards include Nadine Lustre for Favorite Female Artist, Ylona Garcia for Favorite New Artist, Nash Aguas for Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video, and Sharlene San Pedro for Favorite Remake.
This year’s MYX Magna Awardee was given not to a music artist but to a producer who has been in the music scene for 50 years—Mr. Vic Del Rosario Jr.
Thyro, Yumi, Jinky Vidal, Jaya, and last year’s MYX Magna Awardee Ogie Alcasid paid tribute to his tremendous contribution in the local music scene through a spine-chilling performance.
Among the artists who performed on the much-awaited awards night in Philippine music were Kiana Valenciano, KZ Tandingan, Inigo Pascual, Sue Ramirez, Daryl Ong, Jona, Morisette, Kristel Fulgar, Ella Cruz and BoybandPH. Other media personalities like Kira Balinger, Kiray Celis, Kyla, Hashtags, Gimme5, Pepe Herrera, Leila Alcasid, Glaiza de Castro, and PBB Teen Housemates Kisses Delavin, Marco Gallo, Edward Barber, and Maymay Enntrata also graced the stage as award presenters.
The 12th MYX Music Awards was hosted by MYX VJs Ai dela Cruz, Robi Domingo, Tippy Dos Santos, Sunny Kim, Donny Pangilinan, Alex Diaz, Jairus Aquino, and Sharlene San Pedro.
Here is the complete list of winners:
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
“Tala” – SARAH GERONIMO (Director: PAUL BASINILLO)
“Tala” – SARAH GERONIMO
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
FAVORITE MELLOW VIDEO
“Di Ka Man Lang Nagpaalam” – JUAN KARLOS LABAJO (Director: JIGGY GREGORIO)
FAVORITE ROCK VIDEO
“Videoke Queen” – RICO BLANCO Director: RA RIVERA)
FAVORITE URBAN VIDEO
“Hoy” – GLOC-9 (Director: PAUL BASINILLO)
FAVORITE NEW ARTIST
“The Great Unknown” – SARAH GERONIMO FEAT. HALE
“Paraan” – SHARLENE SAN PEDRO
FAVORITE MEDIA SOUNDTRACK
“This Time” – JAMES REID & NADINE LUSTRE
FAVORITE GUEST APPEARANCE IN A MUSIC VIDEO
Nash Aguas in “Pakipot Suplado” – ALEXA ILACAD
FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL VIDEO
“Closer” – THE CHAINSMOKERS FEAT. HALSEY
FAVORITE MYX CELEBRITY VJ
SPECIAL AWARD: BEST MUSIC VIDEO (Not for public vote)
“HOY” – GLOC-9 (Director: PAUL BASINILLO)
MYX MAGNA AWARD
Mr. Vic del Rosario Jr.