MYX Music Awards 2013: An insight to my experience
by Ruby Alvez
“This is awesome!!!”
It’s the first phrase that popped in my head when I was finally inside the Music Museum to witness the annually held MYX Music Awards. (Well, minus the run-in with the security people. haha!)
I have never been in this “kind” of event, ever before and I was thankful that my friend invited me to come and experience it firsthand. I was truly hesitant at first (and I even mistook it for another day!), but then I thought, “What the heck, right? It should be fun.” And fun (and more), it is, indeed.
MYX Music Awards, already on its 8th year, is one of the music industry’s award-giving body in the Philippines, which honors the country’s biggest hitmakers — by giving the viewers the power to decide the winners themselves in 19 categories through SMS and online voting.
The theme of the night was the 80’s and it was great to see some of the artists joining the bandwagon and dressed up for the occasion, led by the VJs themselves who were, I must say, all fabulous.
Beatbox Philippines (who were such scene-stealers!), Yeng Constantino, Princess Velasco, Robin Nievera, Sam Concepcion, Anja Aguilar, KZ Tandingan, Zendee, Kean Cipriano and Elmo Magalona jumpstarted the night by performing the nominees for the Favorite Song category. We also got a taste of Abra’s rapping ingenuity by performing with Rhay Ty, Jose Amarra and Quest. And of course, a taste of the 80’s via the Neocolours and Menudo’s “If You’re Not Here” with a twist – not only on the song, but the hilarious costume as well – by Kamikazee, Hilera, and Typecast.
But the highlight of my night was the tribute to the MYXMagna Awardee for 2013 – Ms. Lea Salonga.
I had the once-in-a-lifetime chance of watching Lea Salonga when she comprised her role as ‘Kim’ in the well-loved musical ‘Miss Saigon’ when it was brought here in the Philippines back in 2001. The first musical I ever watched in my life. And the moment I became a fan of Lea Salonga.
Julie Ann San Jose sang “I Am But A Small Voice”; Erik Santos and K-La Rivera, “A Whole New World”; Juris and Richard Poon, “We Could Be In Love”; Nikki Gil, “Reflection”; and Christian Bautista & Rachelle Ann Go, “Sun And Moon” from the musical “Miss Saigon” were among those who performed to honor Lea Salonga with renditions of her popular songs and then came together to sing “Tagumpay Nating Lahat”. On a side note, it was delightful to see Lea giggling like a teenager at the sight of Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go singing together.
The internationally acclaimed artist — with a 35-year career to boot — had this to say to those who aspire to join the music industry, “Have an effin’ time doing this. Love this more than anything else. There can be nothing else. If you have the passion, you belong here.”
Gloc-9 was the biggest winner of the night by bagging three (3) of the awards – Favorite Song (Sirena with Ebe Dancel), Favorite MYX Live! Performance and Favorite Collaboration (Sirena with Ebe Dancel). Sarah Geronimo, Julie Anne San Jose and Abra claimed two awards each, while Christian Bautista, Yeng Constantino and Daniel Padilla were named Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist and Favorite New Artist, respectively. Below are the complete list of winners.
It was a stellar night. A wonderful experience I would love to repeat. It may be lacking on some parts (more preparation, maybe? and better artists attendance, perhaps? But generally, I think it was a success. And whoever said that OPM is dead is dead wrong. It will never die. Seeing the influx of artists – the old and the new – still striving to contribute their earnest talents, I believe that the music industry in the Philippines has come such a long way.
Full list of winners:
Favorite Song - “Sirena” - Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel
Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ - Julie Anne San Jose
Favorite Media Soundtrack - “Moving Closer” - Never The Strangers
Favorite Remake - “Bakit Pa Ba” - Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video - Elmo Magalona
Favorite K-Pop Video - “Sexy, Free, and Single” - Super Junior
Favorite International Video - “One Thing” - One Direction
Favorite Collaboration - “Sirena” - Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel
Favorite MYX Live Performance - Gloc-9
Favorite Urban Video - “Gayuma” - Abra feat. Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar
Favorite Rock Video - “Huling Sayaw” - Kamikazee feat. Kyla
Favorite New Artist - Daniel Padilla
Favorite Mellow Video - “I’ll Be There” - Julie Anne San Jose
Favorite Group - Callalily
Favorite Female Artist - Yeng Constantino
Favorite Male Artist - Christian Bautista
Favorite Artist - Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Music Video - “Gayuma” - Abra feat. Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar
MYX Magna Awardee - Lea Salonga
The MYX Awards 2011 photo set
The MYX Music Awards 2012 photo set
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Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa performed by Asia’s Acoustic Sensation Aiza Seguerra and penned by Jovinor Tan is the grand winner of the recently held Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song songwriting competition at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena last 24 Feb 2013. All video performance below is courtesy of ABSCBNOnline.
Board of judges include Jim Paredes, Louie Ocampo, August Benites, Jett Pangan, Olivia Lamasan, Freddie Agular, Cory Vidanes, Jed Madela, Freddie M. Garcia, and Sarah Geronimo. Chaired by the singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid.
List of winners include:
2nd Place: Soc Villanueva’s Hanggang Wakas, interpreted by Juris Fernandez.
3rd Place: Marion Aunor’s If You Ever Change Your Mind.
4th Place: Domingo Cubelo’s Scared To Death, interpreted by KZ Tandingan.
5th Place: Julius James de Belen’s Kahit Na, interpreted by Toni Gonzaga.
Daniel Padilla’s interpretation of Jungee Marcelo’s Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat won the MOR Listeners Choice Award, Tambayan Listeners Choice Award, CD Buyers Award and MYX Music Video Award.
The TFC’s Choice Award belongs to Jude Gitamondoc’s This Song Is For You, interpreted by Erik Santos.
Checkout the rest of the video performances of other finalists below:
Ma. Fe Mechenette G. Tianga, Melvin Huervana and Joel Jabat Jr.’s Alaala, interpreted by Yeng Constantino.
Agatha Obar Morallos’ One Day, interpreted by Angeline Quinto.
Jeffrey M. Cifra’s Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit, interpreted by Bugoy Drilon.
Arman Villarta Alferez’s Sana’y Magbalik, interpreted by Jovit Baldivino.
Wynn Andrada’s Tamang Panahon.
All songs performed in the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song were compiled in an album. It’s entitled the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs CD showcasing these great OPM materpieces of the brilliant Filipino composers and interpretations, each with featured music videos, released under Star Records. The album is already available in your favorite music stores for only P250. You can also download it at iTunes or at mymusicstore. Grab your copies now! Support OPM!
UP Fair 2013
12 to 16 Feb 2013 | Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, QC
12.12.13 | U.P. Sunken Garden
Organized by Iuvenis Orbis Geological Fraternity
Parokya ni Edgar
Never The Strangers
Dong Abay and the Tanods
Join The Club
with Slapshock, Giniling Festival and many more!
Kontrakultura II: Marked for Love, Marked for Destiny
13 Feb 2013 | U.P. Sunken Garden
Organized by UP Students of Destiny
Sabado Boys (Luke Mejares, Jimmy Bondoc, DJ Myke, Paolo Santos)
With Special Appearance of Mr. JOEY G of Side A & Special participation of KARYLLE and PHILPOP SINGERS: Toto and Keiko. With UP Bands: DOULOS, FORCES OF DESTINY, CROSSWORLD Band, The KEEPRIGHTS, FROM THE AUTHOR, and SALI.
Also performing LIVE, CORO CANTABILE and UP STREET DANCE CLUB! Tickets @ P110 only. Tickets avbl at Ticketworld outlets and Destiny Center or contact Jan @ 0905 689 9946
Roots: Music and Arts Festival
14 Feb 2013 | U.P. Sunken Garden
Organized by UP Underground Music Community
Up Dharma Down
Ang Bandang Shirley
Ourselves the Elves
Anton and the Salvadors
With Fingers Crossed
Lights in Transit
La Passionaria and many more.
Tickets starts at P100 (General Admission) available at Ticketworld outlets (over the counter only, not available online). Call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph or contact Sol Vicencio at 09177616576.
But wait, there’s more! Here’s the poster for the complete sked of music gigs for UP Fair 2013.
Jason Fernandez: Panimula Album Launch
18 Jan 2013 | MetroWalk
Jason Fernandez officially launched his album in Metrowalk last 18 Jan 2013 and he is making music with the new band Sta Maria (Beejay Valero (guitars), Krish Pincaro (keys), Ezekiel Banzuela (bass) and Jared Aquino (drums)), all for one in creating songs and tunes with a hint of Rivermaya sound in the new release as part of his musical influence and evolution as an artist.
In the launch, Dello, MMJ Twins with Caleb, Kimpoy Feliciano, Jordan Bautista and Pio performed for Jason and Sta Maria. Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano, Soupstar Entertainment’s Darwin Hernandez, Orion Entertainment’s Gian Carlo Vizcarra, Universal Record’s Peter Chan were present to support the launch. More photos HERE courtesy of VerJube Photographics.
What’s impresive about the album is Jason’s appreciation of the art, making it mainstream for his local listeners to still access and listen to his craft and imparting positive musical influences to the next generation.
Watch the music video below, the first carrier single entitled Maria courtesy of IvoryMusicVideoPH.
Panimula is an all-original, inspiring and uplifting 7-song album include songs like Panimula, Maria, Karera, Kaya Mo Ba Akong Mahalin, Sundang and Bulong Ng Kalaban with a beautifully written track he collaborated with the Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino entitled Panaginip, released under Ivory Music Video.
Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino continues to reinvent herself for her upcoming fifth album with a new look and music style. Her passion for music is notable in the new single B.A.B.A.Y., its electro-pop rock sound defines the colorful and playful music video. Video below by Yeng Constantino.
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B.A.B.A.Y. - Yeng Constantino
Metamorphosis is the title of the new and all-original album, all songs composed by Yeng except for the track Chinito which is written by Jed Dumawal, soon to be released on 28 Jan 2013, under Star Records.
Support Yeng’s carrier single by downloading B.A.B.A.Y. via www.mymusicstore.com.ph HERE.
2. Hahanapin Kita
6. Sana’y ‘Di Nangyari
7. Pasensya Na
10. ‘Di Pa Huli
Yeng Constantino is featured on our year-end posts, check it out!
VerJube Photographics’ Top 10 OPM Live Music Events of 2012
VerJube Photographics: The 2012 Year In Live Music Photos
Jason Fernandez, the former Rivermaya vocalist is back with the release of his first self-produced solo album Panimula with the support of his new band Sta. Maria (Beejay Valera, Jared Aquino, Krish Pincaro and Kiel Banzuela), released under Ivory Music and Video. The said milestone album will be launched this Friday showcasing the versatility of Jason as a band vocalist on 18 Jan 2013, 8pm, at Metrowalk.
Panimula includes six tracks and one bonus track representing Jason’s journey as a musician, boast with all-original OPM songs. The album contains songs about hope, lost love, life, and inspirations. Panimula also features a collaboration between Jason and Pop-rock Princess Yeng Constantino in the sweeping ballad Panaginip.
When asked what the public can expect from the album, Jason quips that its sound will show his musical influences, including his former band Rivermaya. “It is undeniable that Rivermaya and its music made me evolve not just as a musician, but also as a human being. The group has taught me a lot, and this album will prove that,” says Jason. “I will forever be grateful to Rivermaya for the opportunity and the lessons that they have imparted to me.”
The album’s first single, the anthemic Maria challenges the listeners to rethink their ways and further highlights the versatility of Jason’s vocals. Watch the music video below courtesy of IvoryMusicVideoPH.
Jason Fernandez is being managed by Orion Entertainment, alongside Noel Cabangon, Kimpoy Feliciano, Malay, Jordan Bautista, Six Part Invention, Jensen Gomez, Runmanila, Aspen Way, and She’s Only Sixteen. For inquiries and bookings, please call 0916-4140358 or email email@example.com.
5. KAYA MO BA AKONG MAHALIN
7. BULONG NG KALABAN (BONUS TRACK)
Jason Fernandez performed with Sta. Maria at Route 196, QC
Yeng Constantino recently launched her carrier single from the 5th album Metamorphosis in Tambayan 101.9. Metamorphosis will be a rediscovery of a brand new Yeng Constantino and offering a fresh new sound to her listeners and fans released under Star Records. It features 10 original songs written by Yeng except the song Chinito. Let’s support OPM!
Metamorphosis will be available in your favorite record stores on 28 Jan 2013. Mark your calendars! Buy the album for only P299.
2. Hahanapin Kita
6. Sana’y ‘Di Nangyari
7. Pasensya Na
10. ‘Di Pa Huli
Watchout for more details soon!
Yeng Constantino is featured on our year-end posts, check it out!
1. When Jon Santos impersonates notable personalities like former Pres. Joseph Estrada with The Company
2. AJ Rafael and Kiana Valenciano Duet
3. Yeng Constantino’s OK Lang Maging Single sa Valentines
4. Pepe Smith and Rene Garcia in Rockin’ The Roots
5. Kevyn Lettau at the 2012 Philippine Jazz Festival
6. Charlie Green’s latest album
7. Gary V on Higher G
8. Bamboo Music Live
9. David Choi’s Second Tour in Manila
10. Pedicab ride
11. Sesa for youth
12. Where’s the Sheep?
13. The Elements Music Camp Mentors
14. The Ryan Cayabyab Singers
15. Joey Albert at the 70s and 80s Relived
16. PhilPop’s Grand Prize Winner is Karl Villuga’s ‘Bawat Hakbang’
17. Joey G Stand
18. Johnoy Danao’s Music
19. Kina Grannis
20. Rico Blanco’s Galactik Fiestamatik
21. Love, Baihana
22. The phenomenal I♥MLA
23. Noel Cabangon’s Tuloy ang Byahe
24. Markki Stroem’s Jazz album
25. Callalily’s FLower Power
26. Rachelle Ann Go’s Rise Against Gravity
27. ELy Buendia Rocks
28. Dingdong Avanzado’s Gangnam Style Dance with Ogie Alcasid
29. The Von Trapps
30. Yeng C and Paolo V’s rock kilig moment
Please visit our 2011 Year-end review HERE.
Here’s the top 10 OPM live music events, covered and listed down by your live music photography authority VerJube Photographics for the year 2012. Click photos for the links.
1. Gary Valenciano’s On Higher Ground
2. Ely Buendia Sings His Greatest Hits Live! (A Trip Down Rock Memory Lane)
3. Yeng Constantino’s OK Lang Maging Single Sa Valentines
4. Rockin’ The Roots
5. Rachelle An Go’s Rise Against Gravity
6. Noel Cabangon’s Tuloy ang Byahe
7. Dingdong Avanzado 3.25 Tatlong Beinte Singko
8. Love, Baihana
9. Rico Blanco’s Galactik Fiestamatik Album Launch
10. Philippine Popular Music Festival 2012
Making more live music photos for 2013! Happy New Year peeps! ;)
Pinoy Music Fest 2012
18 Dec 2012 | SMART-Araneta Coliseum
Featuring Erik Santos, Yeng Constantino, Side A, The Company, Angeline Quinto, Callalily and 6cyclemind, produced by Dreamcast Events Production. Video invitation below by dobokong.
Pinoy Music Fest 2012 promotes an alcohol free, drug free and youthful event. Proceeds will benefit the Philippine Red Cross and establish a chapter in Marikina since they are still under the Rizal Chapter. Help raise funds and strengthen their equipment for preparation for any disaster in the future.
Ticket Prices: PATRON VIP – P4,250 | PATRON REG – P3,200 | LOWER BOX – P2.650 | LOWER BOX – P2,150 | UPPER BOX A – P1,600 | UPPER BOX B - P1,100 | GENERAL ADMISSION – P500
Pangarap Lang Kita: PNE’s Award-winning Song
Here’s Pambansang Banda Parokya Ni Edgar’s Pangarap Lang Kita, now a collaboration song with Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino performed in Inuman Sessions Vol 2 album. More videos/songs from the album HERE courtesy of InumanSessionsVol2.
Parokya Ni Edgar’s Pangarap Lang Kita has been awarded as MYX Music Awards 2012 Favorite Song, 24th Awit Awards’ (2011) Best Collaboration and Best Ballad, song included in the album Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers.
Parokya Ni Edgar’s Inuman Sessions Vol 2 comes in CD and DVD format now avbl in your favorite record bars nationwide.
Sharing you videos from Parokya Ni Edgar’s Inuman Sessions Vol 2 launch held in Eastwood City last 24 Aug 2012.
The Yes Yes Show ft. Miggy Chavez, video by jona026.
Order Taker ft. Kamikazee, video by jona026.
I am big fan of Yend Constantino and a longtime supporter of Parokya ni Edgar so I was excited to hear about this new collaboration!
Even more exciting is knowing that both Chito Miranda and Yeng Constantino are coming to the 3rd ELEMENTS National Singing and Songwriting Camp as Mentors this year!
Today is the last day to apply for the all-expenses paid Camp! So, all of the aspiring Singers Songwriters out there should log on to www.elementsmusiccamp.com.ph NOW and send it their entries!
If you like Chito and Yeng, this is your chance to learn from them directly!
Congratulations to Parokya and Yeng! Love the song!
Pangarap Lang Kita - Parokya ni Edgar with Yeng Constantino
Nagulat ako nung kinontak ako ni Kuya Chito para dito.. Sobrang saya ko na nakajam ko sila… at sana di pa ito ang huli… Sana sa album ko naman yung next… :) (praying mode)
Sesa: Music for the Youth
23 June 2012 | Route 196, QC
So after the Fete dela Musique stopover, we went to Route 196 for Sesa’s gig. It’s our first time at this small yet intimate music venue dedicated for music lovers and music enthusiasts, a Cross and Arrow Events Management productions held last 23 June2012 at Route 196, QC. It’s great to listen to young inspiring musicians including RunManila, Clover Street and One Click Straight who performed to open the stage for Sesa, a project band giving rise to a heartwarming contemporary christian music.
Sta Maria is former Rivermaya vocalist Jason Fernandez (vocals), Beejay Valera (guitars), Krish Pincaro (keyboards), Jared Aquino (drums) and Ezekiel Banzuela (bass). Yahweh (also an original contemporary praise song), Rivermaya’s Elisi, Oasis’ Champagne Supernova and an untitled Yeng Constantino composition were the songs presented to the lively crowd supporters of OPM.
Sesa, the main act of the show composed by Yeng Constantino (vocals), Acel Bisa van Ommen (vocals and rhythm Guitar), Karmi Santiago (drums), Julie Samonte (guitars), and Edrei Olarte (bass), who rendered their own contemporary christian songs, a praise music which empowers the youth in a pop rock tune like Umalab Ka, Liliwanag, Panginoon, Kalasag and Extreme (performed for The Youth Summit 2012). Sesa were formed in 2010, has produced splendid original praise music in 2 years time and now they’re looking forward in compiling their songs to an album soon. Watch out for it! Let me hear those who are excited? Yell!
“Walang matigas na ulo sa mainit na pagmamahal,” Yeng’s greatest, sincerest and most memorable passage I’ve heard that night, very enlightening.
Sharing some Sesa music happened in Route 196.
Liliwanag, video by jhenndecastro.
Umalab Ka, video by jhenndecastro.
Extreme, video by jhenndecastro.
Kalasag, video by jhenndecastro.
Panginoon, video by jhenndecastro.
Sesa Live! in Route 196
23 June 2012
Sesa is Yeng Constantino (vocals), Acel Bisa van Ommen (vocals and rhythm Guitar), Karmi Santiago (drums), Julie Samonte (guitars), and Edrei Olarte (bass), offering an inspiring contemporary christian music. Here’s a photo teaser of Sesa’s gig held in Route 196 last 23 June 2012 along with other artists, a Cross and Arrow Events Management (Joshua Uy), courtesy of VerJube Photographics.
Sesa’s Extreme, written by Paul Armesin, performed for The Youth Summit 2012. Video by kkbcynmovement.
Yeng on live performance
Yeng Constantino being emotional onstage, I liked it because it’s when I get to appreciate more of the songs that she’s singing and feel it right inside my heart. I missed her live performances and hoping to watch her again soon.
Photo taken from her Valentines concert in Music Museum, OK Lang Manging Single sa Valentines. More photos HERE.
Yeng Constantino: OK Lang Maging Single sa Valentines
03 Feb 2012 | Music Museum