Dolphy given posthumous award
Zia Quizon reaps top honors
MANILA, Philippines -- Several Kapamilya recording artists were recognized at the 25th Awit Awards held Tuesday night in Makati City, where singer Zia Quizon reaped top honors for her debut record.
The daughter of the late film icon Dolphy and veteran singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla, Quizon took home Song of the Year for her hit song "Ako Na Lang"; Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist and Best Performance by A New Female Recording Artist for the same record.
Nikki Cunanan was also recognized for Best Engineered Recording for another song by Quizon, "Simple Girl."
Other Kapamilya stars who were recognized at the awarding ceremony held at Glorietta 1 were Sam Milby (Best Ballad Recording: "Hindi Kita Iiwan"); Randy Santiago, Rico J. Puno, and John Estrada (Best Novelty Recording: "Nananana"); Bamboo (Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist: "Questions"); and Sarah Geronimo (Best-Selling Album of The Year: "One Heart").
A number of veteran singers were also honored with special awards. Jose Mari Chan received a Special Citation, while Regine Velasquez, Kuh Ledesma, Gary Granada, Dolphy, and Eraserheads were given the Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award.
Hosted by Anthony and David Semerad, Denise Laurel and Krista Kleiner, the 25th Awit Awards featured a number of performances from popular recording artists, including: The Company, Zendee Rose, Young JV, Bryan Termulo, Callalily, Quizon, Erik Santos, Ebe Dancel, Gloc-9, Richard Poon, and Gary Valenciano.
Following is the full list of winners at the 25th Awit Awards:
Best-Selling Album of The Year:
"One Heart" by Sarah Geronimo
Album of the Year:
"Panaginip" by Noel Cabangon
Song of the Year:
"Ako Na Lang" by Zia Quizon
Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist:
"Questions" by Bamboo
Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist:
"Ako Na Lang" by Zia Quizon
Best Collaboration Recording:
Gloc-9 and Sheng Belmonte for "Walang Natira"
Best Group Recording Artists:
"Ulap" by Voyz Avenue/Takeoff
Best Inspirational and Religious Recording:
"Sino Ako" by Fatima Soriano
Best Christmas Recording:
"Pasko Ng Pagbibigayan" by Noel Cabangon
Best Musical Arrangement:
"Tuloy na Tuloy Pa Rin ang Pasko" by Albert Tamayo"
Best Vocal Arrangement:
"O Holy Night" by Jay-R
Best Engineered Recording:
"Simple Girl" (by Zia Quizon) engineered by Nikki Cunanan
Best Album Package:
Kinse Kalibre (Slapshock), album concept by Team Manila
Best Performance by a Child:
Maria Aragon for "Born This Way"
Best World Music Recording:
"Para sa Tao" by Humanfolk
Best Novelty Recording:
"Nananana" by Randy Santiago, Rico J. Puno, and John Estrada
Best Rap Recording:
"Walang Natira" by Gloc-9 feat. Sheng Belmonte
Best Dance Recording:
"Connection" by Chelo A. feat. Q-York and Jay-R
Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play:
"Sabay Tayo" (from "The Biggest Loser Philippines") by Mayonnaise
Best Jazz Recording:
"Sa Iyo Lang" by Tricia Garcia
Music Video of the Year:
"20/20" by Pupil
Best Performance by New Group Recording Artists:
Thyro & Yumi for "Kiss (Never Let Me Go)"
Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist:
Ney Dimaculangan for "Ligaw"
Best Performance by A New Female Recording Artist:
Zia Quizon for "Ako Na Lang"
Best Ballad Recording:
"Hindi Kita Iiwan" by Sam Milby
Best R&B Recording:
"Kiss (Never Let Me Go)" by Thyro & Yumi
Best Rock/Alternative Recording:
"Save Me" by Letter Day Story
I-Gateway Mobile Philippines Inc.'s Most Downloaded Song for 2011:
"Nang Dahil sa Pag-ibig" by Bugoy Drilon
EGG's AllHits.ph Most Downloaded Song for 2011:
"Sino Nga Ba Siya" by Sarah Geronimo
I-Gateway Mobile Philippines Inc.'s Most Downloaded Artist for 2011:
ABS-CBN Interactive's Most Downloaded Song for 2011:
"Hey Daydreamer" by SomeDayDream
ABS-CBN Interactive's Most Downloaded Artist for 2011:
Special Citation from the PARI for the OMB's Fight Against Piracy:
Ronnie Rickets and Amb. James Dy
Jose Mari Chan
Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award:
Regine Velasquez, Kuh Ledesma, Gary Granada, Dolphy, and Eraserheads