is MYX Awardsâ big winner; Francis M hailed as MYX Magna awardee    Kapamilya day
James Reid and Nadine Lustre win Music Video of the Year for Summer

is MYX Awards’ big winner; Francis M hailed as MYX Magna awardee Kapamilya day

KAPAMILYA DAY - Kane Errol Choa (The Philippine Star) - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am

SB19 emerged victorious in the MYX Awards 2020 after bagging Song of the Year for the boy group’s single Go Up, New Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year recognitions.

“For us, we don’t deserve this, but we’re sure A’Tin deserve this award because they are the ones who led us to where we are now, and they are behind all our achievements, so thank you so much,” SB19 leader Sejun said at the virtual musical celebration held last Saturday.

OPM artists honor the late Master Rapper Francis M with a posthumous MYX Magna Award

Meanwhile, James Reid and Nadine Lustre scored the Music Video of the Year award for their song Summer, which Nadine co-directed with Chino Villagracia. James and Just Hush also won Urban Video of the Year for Fiend, directed by Dominic Bekaert.

Moira dela Torre and Daniel Padilla won Collaboration of the Year and Mellow Video of the Year for the song Mabagal, a collaboration they did which bagged the top prize in last year’s Himig Handog.

Mabagal by Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre wins Collaboration of the Year

“I’m so happy to have found a friend in (Daniel), and it’ll always be an honor to sing with the King of Hearts. To more projects!” said Moira in her acceptance video.

K-pop boy band BTS nabbed the International Video of the Year award for the song Boy With Luv, featuring Halsey, while local band IV of Spades won Rock Video of the Year for Come Inside of My Heart.

P-pop group SB19

“Thanks to all who voted and to MYX! Continue using your platform for local musicians. Padayon,” said Zild of IV of Spades.

Former PBB Otso housemates Kiara Takahashi and Gino Roque were hailed as MYX Celebrity VJ of the Year. The two, known together as KiaNo, served as MYX Celebrity VJs last October 2019.

Kiara Takahashi and Gino Roque are hailed as MYX Celebrity VJs of the Year

The musical celebration also honored the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona with a posthumous MYX Magna Award. Francis M’s wife, Pia Magalona, accepted the award on his behalf and dedicated the recognition to their eight children. She also reminded Filipinos to embrace the relevance of her husband’s nationalistic and socially-sensitive songs.

IV of Spades wins Rock Video of the Year for Come Inside of My Heart

Elmo Magalona, Barq and Saab Magalona-Bacarro performed a tribute for their dad through a performance of Kaleidoscope World, together with OPM artists Raymund Marasigan, Chito Miranda, Yael Yuzon and Gary Valenciano.

The first-ever MYX Awards virtual celebration featured performances from local artists, including SB19, Route 83, Julie Anne San Jose, Darren Espanto, KZ, Shanti Dope, Inigo Pascual and Ben&Ben.

Several international artists Alexander 23, Anne-Marie, Ava Max, Gracie Abrams, Honne, Keshi, Maximillian, Powfu and Valentina Ploy also performed and dedicated their songs to Pinoy fans.

KZ Tandingan and Shanti Dope perform their hit collaboration Imposible

Mimiyuuuh, COLN, Gloc-9, Benedict Cua, Donny and Hannah Pangilinan, Maine Mendoza and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray graced the event as award presenters, along with international sensation Carly Rae Jepsen and Paul Jason Klein of LANY.

In its 15th year, the MYX Awards 2020 was hosted by VJs Ai dela Cruz, Samm Alvero, Dani Mortel, Anton Fausto, Edward Barber and Robi Domingo. The event was streamed live on MYX Philippines’ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel. It was also viewed via livestream on TikTok.

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