MYX Music Awards 2019 nominations: Shanti Dope, Moira, IV of Spades lead the way

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Posted at Mar 13 2019 06:09 PM

IV of Spades, Moira dela Torre, and Shanti Dope were all nominated in the major categories of this year's MYX Music Awards. Instagram of the respective artists

MANILA -- Newcomers are poised to dominate the awards show of MYX Philippines this year. 

Shanti Dope, Moira dela Torre, and IV of Spades -- all of whom have only a single album under their belts -- could all take home major awards at the MYX Music Awards 2019 this May. 

Focus will be particularly on Shanti Dope, who scored a rare feat by being nominated as New Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year --a testament to the rapper's meteoric rise to fame. 

He is tied with dela Torre for the most nominations with seven, with IV of Spades coming just behind them with five.

But Nadine Lustre and Darren Espanto, who have massive fanbases online, are also nominated in key categories, which, in a voting-based system, could earn them wins. 

Juan Karlos Labajo was nominated in the Song of Year category for "Buwan," which, interestingly enough, has more views than all of the ones nominated for Music Video of the Year on YouTube combined. It did not receive a nod in that category.

Indie band Ben&Ben has three nominations and could also win Song of the Year with "Kathang Isip." 

The MYX Music Awards 2019 nominations (voting can be cast here) in full below

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

IN MY PRISON – IV OF SPADES (DIRECTOR: RAYMOND DACONES)
PINIPIGIL – YENG CONSTANTINO (DIRECTOR: PAUL ALEXEI BASINILLO)
SHANTIDOPE – SHANTI DOPE FEAT. GLOC-9 (DIRECTOR: JC ECHANES)
ST4Y UP – NADINE LUSTRE (DIRECTOR: PETERSEN VARGAS)
TAGPUAN – MOIRA DELA TORRE (DIRECTOR: JOHN PRATS)

SONG OF THE YEAR

BUWAN – JUAN KARLOS
KATHANG ISIP – BEN&BEN
MUNDO – IV OF SPADES
NADARANG – SHANTI DOPE
TAGPUAN – MOIRA DELA TORRE

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DARREN ESPANTO
IV OF SPADES
MOIRA DELA TORRE
NADINE LUSTRE
SHANTI DOPE

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE
MOIRA DELA TORRE
MORISSETTE
NADINE LUSTRE
YENG CONSTANTINO

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

DARREN ESPANTO
INIGO PASCUAL
SAM MANGUBAT
SHANTI DOPE
UNIQUE

GROUP OF THE YEAR

BEN&BEN
BOYBANDPH
DECEMBER AVENUE
IV OF SPADES
JUAN KARLOS

MELLOW VIDEO OF THE YEAR

AKO MUNA – YENG CONSTANTINO (DIRECTOR: MIGUEL ALOMAJAN)
OKS LANG – JOHN ROA (DIRECTOR: ANDREI ANTONIO)
FIX YOU AND ME – KYLA (DIRECTOR: JOHN PRATS)
TAGPUAN – MOIRA DELA TORRE (DIRECTOR: JOHN PRATS)
TAYONG DALAWA – JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE (DIRECTOR: JC ECHANES)

ROCK VIDEO OF THE YEAR

CHA-CHING! – UNIQUE (DIRECTOR: UNIQUE)
IN MY PRISON – IV OF SPADES (DIRECTOR: RAYMOND DACONES)
KUNWARI – SPONGE COLA (DIRECTOR: YAEL YUZON)
REVALATION – CHICOSCI (DIRECTOR: KEVIN MAYUGA)
SISIKAT MULI ANG ARAW – ITCHYWORMS (DIRECTOR: ADRIAN ARCEGA)

URBAN VIDEO OF THE YEAR

LAME – MIDNASTY (DIRECTOR: FRANCIS JAMES KHO)
MISFITS – KIANA (DIRECTOR: LUIS DANIEL TABUENA)
NADARANG – SHANTI DOPE (DIRECTOR: HUSH MAGTOTO)
NGAYONG GABI – AL JAMES (DIRECTOR: J. ESTACIO)
NOREM – GLOC-9 FEAT. J.KRIS, ABADDON AND SHANTI DOPE (DIRECTOR: JC ECHANES)

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

AC BONIFACIO
I BELONG TO THE ZOO
JAYDA
KYLINE ALCANTARA
SHANTI DOPE

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

DAMBANA – SILENT SANCTUARY FEAT. AIA DE LEON
DOWN FOR ME – JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE FEAT. FERN.
KUNG DI RIN LANG IKAW – DECEMBER AVENUE FEAT. MOIRA DELA TORRE
SHANTIDOPE – SHANTI DOPE FEAT. GLOC-9 
TAKE IT TO FOREVER – JONA, JAY R AND REQ

REMAKE OF THE YEAR

BE MY FAIRYTALE – JANELLA SALVADOR
DI NA MULI – JANINE TENOSO
DYING INSIDE TO HOLD YOU – DARREN ESPANTO
I WILL BE HERE – ALDEN RICHARDS
PAGBIGYANG MULI – ERIK SANTOS AND REGINE VELASQUEZ-ALCASID

MEDIA SOUNDTRACK OF THE YEAR

BE MY FAIRYTALE – JANELLA SALVADOR
DI NA MULI – JANINE TENOSO
KAHIT MAPUTI NA ANG BUHOK KO – MOIRA DELA TORRE
MAYBE THE NIGHT – BEN&BEN
PROM – JAMES REID AND NADINE LUSTRE

MUSIC VIDEO GUEST APPEARANCE OF THE YEAR

BARBIE IMPERIAL (SA MGA BITUIN NA LANG IBUBULONG – JM DE GUZMAN)
ELISSE JOSON (PARA SA TABI – BOYBANDPH)
EMPOY (PINIPIGIL – YENG CONSTANTINO)
MARIS RACAL (LUMANG TUGTUGIN – INIGO PASCUAL)
TONY LABRUSCA (SUGAROL – MARIS RACAL)

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR

DELICATE – TAYLOR SWIFT
FAKE LOVE – BTS
GIRLS LIKE YOU – MAROON 5 FEAT. CARDI B
THANK U, NEXT – ARIANA GRANDE
THRU THESE TEARS – LANY

MYX CELEBRITY VJ OF THE YEAR

AC BONIFACIO
ALEX GONZAGA
ARCI MUNOZ
BARBIE IMPERIAL
CAST OF SPIRITS REAWAKEN
DONNA CARIAGA
ELMO MAGALONA AND JANELLA SALVADOR
JC SANTOS
KAKAI BAUTISTA
MAJA SALVADOR
NATHALIE HART
TONY LABRUSCA

MYX BANDARITO PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

BITA AND THE BOTFLIES
I BELONG TO THE ZOO
NATHAN AND MERCURY
OVER OCTOBER
ST. WOLF