Viva singing star Sarah Geronimo emerged as the top winner in this year’s MYX Music Awards. She copped Favorite Song for the Medwin Marfil composition, Ikaw, which is one of the cuts in her all original Filipino album Taking Flight. She was also named Favorite Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist of the Year and finally, the MYX Celebrity VJ of the Year.
Unfortunately though Sarah was not around to enjoy those glorious moments as she could not be at the Meralco Theater last March 26 when the MYX Awards ceremonies were held. She is currently on a tour of Canada and the US with fellow singing champions Rachelle Ann Go, Christian Bautista and Mark Bautista. However, thanks to new technology, the enterprising guys in MYX USA were able to shoot Sarah with her thank you speech.
Incidentally, there is big news coming up regarding Sarah’s next recording. Reports have it that she will be staying behind in Los Angeles after the champions tour to record a duet with a cute member of one of the biggest boy bands in pop music history. The song will be included in her new album which has a July release date.
Now, since she is also on tour with Sarah, Rachelle Ann was also not able to accept her awards in person. These are for Best Mellow Video for her song Alam ng Ating Mga Puso from the album Obsession and for Pag-ibig Na Kaya, her duet with ex boyfriend Christian Bautista as Best Collaboration.
This is Rachelle Ann’s second win in this Mellow category. She got the same two years ago for her recording of From The Start from the CD of the same title. Ironically though, despite these mellow awards, Rachelle Ann is set to turn rocker soon with the release of a new live-recorded album of rock classics next month.
Gary Valenciano, Mr. Energy himself became the recipient of the MYX Magna Award. He comes on the heels of truly illustrious predecessors, namely Megastar Sharon Cuneta and the greatest trio ever to hit Pinoy pop music, the Apo Hiking Society.
And there is no question that Gary V, has indeed made his mark in Philippine music, not just because of the hits Sana Maulit Muli and Kailangan Kita or longevity in the business, he started out in the early ’80s but as an example of what a esteemed, well-liked and disciplined performer should be.
Here now is the complete list of winners at the MYX Music Awards 2008.
Favorite Music Video: Tuliro by Spongecola
Favorite Song: Ikaw by Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Artist: Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Male Artist: Erik Santos
Favorite Female Artist: Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Group: Spongecola
Favorite Rock Video: Vampire Social Club by Chicosci
Favorite Mellow Video: Alam ng Ating Mga Puso by Rachelle Ann Go
Favorite Urban Video: Like That by Billy Crawford
Favorite Collaboration: Pag-ibig Na Kaya by Rachelle Ann Go and Christian Bautista
Favorite Remake: Love Will Lead You Back by Kyla
Favorite New Artist: Sam Concepcion
Favorite Indie Artist: UP Dharma Down
Favorite International Music Video: Teenagers by My Chemical Romance
Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video: Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson in Loveteam by Itchyworms
Favorite Media Soundtrack: Tuloy Pa Rin by Spongecola from the TV series Pedro Penduko at ang Mga Engkantao
Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ: Sarah Geronimo
Favorite MYX Live Performance: Pupil
Favorite MYX Banda Rito Performance: Zelle
MYX Magna Award: Gary Valenciano
Special Citation: Allan Pineda (a.k.a. apl.de.ap)
You may now tune in to MYX 24/7 on Skycable Channel 23 for info re-airing dates set for the MYX Awards Night, backstage goings-on and other details.
Meanwhile here are the top favorites in the MYX Hit Chart for the week ending March 29. I am sure that some of them will be among next year’s winners at the MYX Music Awards 2009.
Aaminin by 6Cyclemind; Susundan by Callalily; Pasubali by Spongecola; Procrastinator by Sandwich; Just Once by Jaya; Migraine by Moonstar88; When You Look Me in the Eyes by the Jonas Brothers; Empty by The Click Five; Evidence by Urbandub; Monobloc by Pupil; With You by Chris Brown; Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis; Low by Flo Rida; Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna; Under Repair by Imago; Love Song by Sara Bareilles; Princesa by Itchyworms; Sana by Kenyo; Go On Girl by Ne-Yo; and Dead by My Chemical Romance.