MANILA, Philippines—In a recent announcement, the 35th Awit Awards has officially unveiled its list of nominees for its annual awards show, and in it, a good number of talented artists and releases under Universal Records Philippines received respective nominations in various categories.
This year, the music recognition show teamed up with Philippine Association of Recording Industries (PARI), along with popular music brand MYX to present its nominees last September.
Among the UR artists who got nominated include Christian Bautista for Best Song Written for a Movie/TV/Stage Play (“Tuloy Ka Lang”), Shanti Dope for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Recording (“Ikaw” feat. Pino G & Jobe Nkemakolam and “Peekaboo” feat. Skinny G.), and Ice Seguerra for Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording (“Wag Kang Aalis”).
Noel Cabangon was also nominated in categories such as Best Collaboration and Best Inspirational Recording (“Gagaan Din Ang Buhay” with Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao and Bullet Dumas), and Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording (“Paasa” feat. Moonstar88).
Rising rap star Hero scored a nomination for Best New Artist in a Collaboration (“Katulad” feat. Yuridope & Kxle), while young singer Gio Marlo was nomination for Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist (“Akala”). P:6 and Sam Cruz’s collab “Changes” was nominated for Best New Artist in a Collaboration as well.
The upcoming 35th Awit Awards is slated to be the first face-to-face live presentation of the acclaimed music recognition show since the pandemic started more than two years ago.
The awards show is happening on November 23 at Resorts World and will be mounted by MYX in partnership with PARI.