Parokya ni Edgar sweeps 24th Awit Awards
- Carlo Orosa (The Philippine Star) - December 19, 2011 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Parokya ni Edgar nabbed four top honors at the recently-concluded 24th Awit Awards held at the Music Museum.

Parokya ni Edgar, with the song Pangarap Lang Kita from the album Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rocker, won the awards for Best Performance by a Group, Best Ballad Recording, Best Collaboration (with Happee Sy), while the track Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Niyo Ako) won Song of the Year.

Christian Bautista, who was named most downloaded artist because of his numerous hits from his Romance Revisited album, and Karylle were both recognized for bringing pride to the country with their successful stint in the Pan-Asian series The Kitchen Musical. They also performed their version of Please Be Careful With My Heart. JayR, whose JayR Sings OPM Love Classics album was nominated as Album of the Year, performed a stirring rendition of Ikaw Lamang, while Zia Quizon sang her debut hit single Ako Na Lang. Likewise, Kyla sang a heartfelt rendition of Mahal Kita (Di Mo Pansin) that won her Best Performance by a Female Artist.

Below is the complete list of winners:

• Album of The Year

Now Playing, Juris, Star Recording, Inc.

• Song of The Year

Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako), Alfonso “Chito” Miranda Jr., Universal Records, Inc.

• Best Selling Album of The Year

Faithfully, Jovit Baldivino, Star Recording, Inc./Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)

• Best Performance By A Female Recording Artist

Kyla, Mahal Kita (Di Mo Pansin), Polyeast Records

• Best Performance By A Male Recording Artist

Nyoy Volante, Someday, MCA Music, Inc.

• Best Performance By A Group of Recording Artists

Parokya Ni Edgar, Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako), Universal Records, Inc.

• Best Performance By A New Female Recording Artist

Lara Cuevas, This Moment, Viva Records Corporation

• Best Performance By A New Male Recording Artist

Jovit Baldivino, Faithfully, Star Recording Inc./Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)

• Best Performance By A New Group of Recording Artists

Ezra Band, Walang Iba, Star Recording Inc./Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)

• Best Ballad

Pangarap Lang Kita, Parokya Ni Edgar, Universal Records, Inc.

• Best Rock/Alternative

Higante, Francis M and Ely Buendia, Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)

• Best World

Panatang Makabayani, Jingle Buena, Musikatha Ministries Foundation, Inc.

• Best Novelty

Shawarma, Shivaker, MCA Music, Inc.

• Best Dance Recording

Move, Gabriel Valenciano featuring Kiana Valenciano, Star Recording, Inc.

• Best Inspirational/Religious

Sa ‘Yo Lamang, Jamie Rivera With Hail Mary The Queen Children’s Choir, Star Recording, Inc.

• Best Christmas

Ilang Tulog Pa Ba?, Ateneo Chamber Singers, Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.

Best Rap

Jejemon, Blanktape, Warner Music Philippines

• Best R&B

Easy Ka Lang, Dj Myke, Ivory Music & Video

• Best Song Written for Movie/Tv/Stage Play

Kaya Mo (Rpg Metanoia), Ney Dimaculangan, Tutti Caringal, Kean Cipriano with Protein Shake, Star Recording, Inc.

• Best Musical Arrangement

Kung Wala Ka, Bobby Velasco, Polyeast Records

• Best Vocal Arrangement

Mahal Kita (Di Mo Pansin), Francis Louie Salazar, Polyeast Records

• Best Engineered Recording

You Don’t Know, Willy Villa U.R. Recording Studio, Universal Records, Inc.

• Best Album Package

Bryan Begin, Bwb Records & Music

• Music Video of The Year

Kalayaan, Bamboo, Polyeast Records

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