FULL LIST: Gloc-9 leads nominees for Awit Awards 2018

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Posted at May 28 2018 11:37 AM

MANILA – Rapper Gloc-9 topped the nominations for this year's Awit Awards, which have finally been announced on Monday.

Gloc-9 received seven nods, several of which were for his collaborations with other artists like Ebe Dancel and Joey Ayala. He is also up for the top awards, including Album of the Year for "Rotonda" and Song of the Year for "TRPKNNMN."

KZ Tandingan received five nominations, while Jona and Moira dela Torre both got four nods.

All three women are up for Song of the Year with KZ getting the nod for "Labo," while Jona was cited for "Sampu," and dela Torre for "Titibo-tibo."

Quest's "Unang Hakbang" and TJ Monterde's "Mahika" tound up the Song of the Year nominees.

Apart from Gloc-9, other nominees for Album of the Year are Jona ("Jona"), KZ ("Soul Supremacy"), Regine Velasquez ("R 3.0") and James Reid ("Palm Dreams").

Now on its 31st season, the Awit Awards aims to recognize the best contributions to the music industry for the past year, as well as to celebrate the Filipino’s passion and love for music. 

Details about voting and the show proper will be announced soon. 

For now, hare the set of nominees for all 27 categories:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
Sampu - Jona
Titibo-tibo - Moira dela Torre
Labo - KZ
Hugot - Regine Velasquez
241 - Janine Teñoso

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Kabilang Dako – Jay-R
Dying Inside to Hold You – Darren Espanto
Idjay – Davey Langit 
Nakakalokal – Ogie Alcasid 
Cool Down – James Reid

BEST COLLABORATION
Till the End of Time – Jona feat. Boyband PH
Kung Ako Nalang Sana – Kaye Cal feat. Maya and Michael Pangilinan
Rotonda – Gloc-9 and Joey Ayala
Bituin - Shehyee and Keiko Necesario
Unang Hakbang - Quest feat. Keiko Necesario

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
Gisingin Mo Na Lang Ako (Kung Tayo Na) - Eevee
Cool Lang (On & Off) – True Faith
Peroplano – Acapellago
Hey Barbara IV of Spades
Maybe the Night – Ben & Ben

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
The Greatest Love of All – Jona Soquite
Walang Tayo – Ana Ramsey
Finally Found It – Claudia Barretto
Ang Bagal Mo Chong – Aubrey Caraan
Walk Alone – SaBu

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Gaga – Nar Cabico 
Refrain – Ian Veneracion
Maybe It’s Time – RJ dela Fuente 
Invincible – Joseph Santos
Tanging Ikaw – Jem Cubil

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
Till the Speakers Blow – Sub Projekt Band 
Super Hero – Partners in Rhymes
Tanghaling Tapat – 406 Unit 
Paano Na – After5
One Plus One – Nitro

BEST MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT
Wala Lang – Jungee Marcelo 
Sunshine – Miles Experience 
Itatago Na Lang – Albert Tamayo
Nakakalokal – Jem Florendo
Matibay - Marvin Querido
241 – Benjie Pating Jr.

BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT
Till the End of Time – Jonanthan Manalo
Kung Ako na lang Sana – Jonanthan Manalo
Unleash the Diva – Jonanthan Manalo
Head Over Heels – Moy Ortiz 
Peroplano – Acapellago 

BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING
Sunshine - Eric Perlas
Nakakalokal - Angee Rozul
Last Goodnight - Dante Tañedo
Nag-Iisa Na Naman - Boggie Manipon
Alon - Roll Martinez & Christanthony Vinzons

BEST BALLAD RECORDING
Kung Alam Mo Lang - Zsaris 
Daraan Lamang – Cookie Chua
Ikaw ang Tanging Pag-Ibig Ko – Ogie Alcasid 
Naririnig Mo Ba – Morissette Amon
Sandaang Habangbuhay – Yassi Pressman

BEST POP RECORDING
Demonyo – Juan Karlos Labajo
Nakakalokal – Ogie Alcasid 
Kapit – Christian Bautista 
Tandang-tanda – Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana 
Run Run – Leanne And Naara

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE RECORDING 
Gisingin Mo Na Lang Ako (Kung Tayo Na) - Eevee
Juan Leg Chacha – Mitoy Yonting
Demonyo – Juan Karlos Labajo
Manila - Rivermaya 
Tempura – Sponge Cola

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING 
Idjay – Davey Langit 
Air Tonight – Bugoy Drilon
Maybe the Night – Ben & Ben
Gabi ng Lagim – The Chong Keys

BEST NOVELTY RECORDING 
Gaga – Nar Cabico 
So Long Talong – Jojo Alajar
Gigil si Aquo – Vice Ganda
Toinks – Maymay Entrata
Aspin – Awra

BEST DANCE RECORDING 
Into You - Fern
Paano Na - After5
Princesa – Pop Girls
Friction - Edana and Moophs
Phone Down – Moophs feat. Sam Concepcion

BEST INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING 
Pagkakataon (Wag Kang Titigil) – Miles Experience 
Tell the World of His Love – Various Artists
Restart Back to Love – Various Artists
Skybound – Regine Velasquez
Leaves – Ben & Ben

BEST CHRISTMAS RECORDING 
Santa Dear – Hazel Faith
Buong Puso Magmahal ngayong Pasko - Kapuso Artists
Una Kong Pasko – Papa Obet
Just Love – Kapamilya Artists
Simbang Gabi – About Radio

BEST RAP/HIPHOP RECORDING 
Sulong – The Hybrid Project
Ang Panday – Ebe Dancel and Gloc-9
Nadarang – Shanti Dope
TRPKNNMN – Gloc-9 feat. Agsunta 
Bituin - Shehyee and Keiko Necesario

BEST R&B RECORDING 
Your Space – South Border
Isang Numero – Kris Lawrence 
Impossible - KZ
Tayo na Lang Kasi – Kyla and Jason Dy
Unleash the Diva - 4th Impact

BEST REGIONAL RECORDING 
Diri - Poppert
Cebuana - Karencitta
Gibuhat ko ang Tanan – Jude Pastor
Inday – Juanita Romualdez
Tumang Kamingaw – Empty Canvass

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOVIE/TV/STAGE PLAY 
Alaalarawan – Noel Comia Jr.
Ang Panday – Ebe Dancel and Gloc 9
Saglit – Moira dela Torre
Sa Ngalan ng Pag-Ibig – Jessa Zaragosa
Mi Amor – Nicole Omillo

BEST COVER ART 
Metropolitan
Soberhaul
Soul Supremacy
Run Run
Di Makatulog

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
Manila - Rivermaya
Hey – Matteo Guidicelli 
Tempura – Sponge Cola 
TRPKNNMN – Gloc 9 feat. Agsunta 
Bituin - Shehyee feat. Keiko Necesario
Where Have You Been, My Disco – IV of Spades

RECORD OF THE YEAR 
Mahika – TJ Monterde
Labo - KZ
Titibo-tibo – Moira dela Torre
Kapit – Christian Bautista
Hey Barbara – IV of Spades

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
Jona (Jona)
Soul Supremacy (KZ)
Rotonda (Gloc 9)
R 3.0 (Regine Velasquez)
Palm Dreams (James Reid)

SONG OF THE YEAR 
Mahika – TJ Monterde
Labo - KZ
Titibo-tibo – Moira dela Torre
Sampu - Jona
TRPKNNMN – Gloc-9 and Agsunta
Unang Hakbang – Quest feat. Keiko Necesario