PMPC launches 1st music award

By Boy Villasanta,

Posted at Aug 19 2009 12:19 PM | Updated as of Aug 19 2009 08:28 PM

MANILA - After a series of deliberations and consultations with industry leaders, the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) is finally holding its first music awards in October.

The 1st Star Awards for Music will be staged on Oct. 29, 2009 at SM Skydome in North Edsa to recognize the outstanding contributions of Filipino artists.

To qualify and arm its members of critical acumen about music, a seminar was held under the auspices of three of the country’s leading practitioners in the field of music education. They were Prof. Ryan Manal from University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music, prizewinning composer Vehnee Saturno, “Pinoy Dream Academy” voice coach Von Arroyo, and Vince de Jesus, composer and musical director for film and stage.

Manal and Saturno, together with Universal Records’ publicist and former PMPC president Ernie Pecho, acted as consultants during the screening of the nominees in various categories.

They conducted audio screening of CD albums and music videos released between January 2008 and May 2009.

To be directed by Louie Ignacio, the first PMPC Star Awards for Music will be jointly produced by the National Press Club (NPC) presided by Benny Antiporda and Alyansa ng Filipinong Mamamahayag (AFIMA) headed by Jerry Yap.

Here’s this year’s official list of nominees:

Album of the Year

Artist: Bayang Barrios
Producers: Bayang Barrios & Mike Villegas (Produktong Mayumi ni Bayang Barrios)

“ Buhay” A
Artist: Rivermaya
Album Producer: Rivermaya
Executive Producer: Jim Baluyot (Warner Music Phils.)

Artist: Christian Bautista
Album Producer: Neil Gregorio
Executive Producer : Jim Baluyot (Warner Music Phils. )

Artist: Sarah Geronimo
Album Producers: Eugene Villaluz, Eloisa Matias, Melvin Morallos, Alwyn Cruz, Patty Mayoraigo, Lito Camo,Civ Fontanilla & Regine Velasquez
Executive Producers: Vic Del Rosario, Tony Ocampo & Vincent Del Rosario (Viva Records)

“Self Titled”
Artist: Itchyworms
Album Producer : Itchyworms
Executive Producer: Rudy Y. Tee ( Sony BMG Music Entertainment)

Artist: Gary Valenciano
Producers: GV Productions, Inc. & Universal Records
Executive Producers : Katheleen Dy-Go, Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano
Album Producer: Gary Valenciano (Universal Records)

“Your Universe”
Artist: Rico Blanco
Album Producer : Rico Blanco
Executive Producer: Jim Baluyot (Warner Music Phils.)

Song of the year

“Hanggang Kailan”
Performed by: Jolina Magdangal”
Album: “Jolina Destiny”
Composer: Agatha Obar/GMA Music
Arranger: Melvin Morallos (GMA Records)

Performed by: Sarah Geronimo
Album: “OPM”
Composer – Medwin Marfil /
Arranger – Nino Regalado ( Viva Records)

“Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap”
Performed by: Martin Nievera
Album: “Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap”
Composer: Ogie Alcasid
Arranger: Arnold Buena (EMI Records)

“Ikaw Na Nga”
Performed by: Willie Revillame
Album: “Ikaw Na Nga”
Composer: Vehnee Saturno
Arranger: Elmer Blancafor (Star Records)

Performed by : MYMP
Album: Now
Composer: Cattski Espina/Bami
Arranger: Chin Alcantara (Ivory Records)

“Paano Na Kaya”
Performed by: Bugoy Drilon
Album: Paano Na Kaya
Composer : Ryan Cayabyab
Arranger: Arnold Buena (Star Records)

“Your Universe”
Performed by: Rico Blanco
Album: Your Universe
Composer & Arranger – Rico Blanco (Warner Music Phils)

Male Recording Artist

Billy Crawford, “Groove” (Universal Records)
Gary Valenciano, “Rebirth” (Universal Records)
Jed Madela, “Songs Rediscovered 2” (Universal Records)
Martin Nieverra, “Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap” (EMI Records)
Ogie Alcasid, “Great Filipino Song Book (Universal)
Richard Poon, “For You” Universal (MCA)
Rico Blanco, “Your Universe” (Warner Music Phils.)

Female Recording Artist

Aiza Seguerra, “Open Arms” (Star Records)
Bayang Barrios, “Biyaya” (Produktong Mayumi ni Bayang Barrios)
Lea Salonga, “Inspired” (Sony BMG)
Lani Misalucha, “Reminisce” ( Universal Records)
Rachel Ann Go, “Falling In Love” (Viva Records)
Regine Velasquez, “Low Key” (Universal Records)
Sarah Geronimo, “OPM” (Viva)

Duo / Group Artist of the Year

Cueshe, “Driven” (Sony BMG Music)
Itchyworms, “Self Titled” (Sony BMG Music)
Kamikazee, “Long Time Noisy” (Universal Records)
MYMP, “Now” (Ivory Records)
6 Cyclemind, “Fiesta: Magsasaya ang Lahat ( Sony BMG Music)
Sponge Cola, “Self Titled” ( Universal Records)
Rivermaya, “Self Titled” (Warner Music Phils.)

Music Video of the Year

“And I Love You So”
Director: Treb Contreras II
Performed by: Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)

Director : Treb Contreras II
Performed by : Rico Blanco (Warner Music)

Directed by : Paul Soriano
Performed by: Sam Concepcion ( Universal Records)

Directed by: Direk Paul Basinilio of Denim Inc.
Performed by : Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records)

“Pambansang Kamao”
Directed by : Ace Villena
Performed by : D’Coy (Wika Records)

“Sexy Mama”
Directed by : Milos Curameng
Performed by :Jano Gibbs (GMA Recording)

“When I Hear You Call”
Directed by : Luis Tabuena
Performed by : Gary Valenciano (Universal Records)

Dance Album of the Year

“Let’s Dance” Artist,”
Artist: Streetboys (Star Records)

Artist: Mocha Girls (Viva Records)

“Giling giling”
Artist: Willie Revillame
Produced by: Lito Camo (Star Records)

Pop Album of the Year

“Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap”
Artist: Martin Nieverra ( EMI Records )

“Ikaw Na Nga”
Artist: Willie Revillame
Produced by: Vehnee Saturno (Star Records)

Artist: Lea Salonga ( Sony BMG)

Artist: Sarah Geronimo ( Viva Records)
“My Inspiration”
Artist: Charice Pempengco ( Star Records)

Artist: Christian Bautista ( Warner Music Phils.)

“Invitation To A Wedding”
Artist: Gary Granada ( M2K Music )

Male Pop Artist of the Year

Christian Bautista, ”Captured” (Warner Music Phils.)
Gary Valenciano, “Rebirth” (Universal Records)
Jan Nieto, “Self Titled” (Universal Records)
Jed Madela, “Songs Rediscovered 2 “ (Universal Records)
Martin Nievera, “Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap” (EMI Records)
Ogie Alcasid, “Great Filipino Song Book (Universal Records)
Richard Poon, “For You” (Universal /MCA)

Female Pop Artist of the year

Charice Pempengco, “My Inspiration” ( Star Records)
Lani Misalucha, “Reminisce” ( Universal Records)
Lea Salonga, “Inspired” (Sony BMG)
Nina “Nina Sings The Hits,” (Warner Music Phils.)
Regine Velasquez, “Low Key” (Universal Records)
Rachel Ann Go, “Falling In Love” (Viva Records)
Sarah Geronimo, “OPM’ (Viva Records)

Alternative album of the year

Artist: Bayang Barrios ( Star Records )

Artist: Cueshe ( Sony BMG Music)

“Fiesta! Magsasaya Ang Lahat”
Artist: 6 Cyclemind ( Sony BMG Music)

Itchyworms (Sony BMG Music)

“ Rivermaya”
Artist: Rivermaya ( Warner Music Phils)

“Sponge Cola”
Artist: Sponge Cola ( Universal)

“Your Universe”
Artist – Rico Blanco ( Warner Music Phils.)

Revival album of the year

“Falling In Love”
Artist: Rachel Ann Go ( Viva Records)

“Great Filipino Song Book”
Artist: Ogie Alcasid (Universal Records)

Artist: Billy Joe Crawford ( Universal Records)

“Low Key”
Artist: Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)

“Nina Sings The Hits”
Artist: Nina ( Warner Music Phils.)

Artist: Lani Misalucha ( Universal Records)

“Songs Rediscovered 2”
Artist: Jed Madela ( Universal Records)

New Female Recording artist

Bea Alonzo, “ The Real me” (Star Records)
KC Concepcion, “Aka Cassandra” (Sony BMG Music)
Laarni Lozada, “Kung Iniibig Ka Niya” (Star Records)
Maricris Garcia, “Mahal Kita” (GMA Records)
Martha Joy, “Self Titled “ ( Viva Records )
Pokwang, “Album Na May Puso” (Star Records)
Sabrina,“I Love Acoustic” (MCA Music/Universal)

New male recording artist

Bugoy Drilon, “Paano na Kaya” (Star Records)
Jmore, “Self Titled” (LDG Prod.& Ent.Recording Co..)
Lemuel Santos, “ Mahal” (Concorde Records)
Ramil Omusura, “One Minute” (Concorde Records)
Simon Wood, “SW” (Viva Records)
Sundalong Bata, “Sundalong Bata & Miss Ganda (Hip-Rap) (Warner Music)
Vince Kamua, “Spells of a Young Crooner” ( Viva Records)

Album cover design

Cover Concept – Andrew Castillo
Artist-Gretchen Barretto (Star Records)

Cover Concept – Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy
Artist-Billy Crawford (Universal Records)

“Long Time Noisy”
Cover Concept – Three Floors Up
Artist-Kamikazee (Universal Records)

Cover Concept – Andrew Castillo & Kevin Cabrera
Artist - Boy Abunda (Star Records)

“Low Key” Artist
Cover Concept – Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy
Artist: Regine Velasquez (Universal Records)

Cover Concept: Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy
Artist: Lani Misalucha ( Universal Records)

“We are 1”
Cover Concept: Annabelle Regalado- Borja
Artist: Kris Aquino & Baby James ( Star Records)

Compilation album of the year

“Best of Pinoy Folk Rock”
Artist: Various Artist ( Universal)

“Face Off”
Artist: Erik Santos & Christian Bautista (Star Records)

Artist: Boy Abunda
Produced by: Jonathan Manalo( Star Records)

“OPM 1”
Artist: Various Artist ( Star Records)

“Pinoy Sound Trip”
Artist – Various Artist ( Viva Records)

“Platinum Ballad Collection”
Artist: Gary Valenciano (Universal Records)

“Senti Dos”
Artist: Various Artist ( Vicor Records)

Acoustic Album

“Back to Basics”
Artist: Paolo Santos ( Ivory Music)

Artist: Nyoy Volante ( Vicor Records)

Artist: MYMP (Ivory Records)

“Open Arms”
Artist: Aiza Seguerra (Star Records)

Acoustic artist

Aiza Seguerra, “Open Arms” (Star Records)
MYMP, “Now” (Ivory Records)
Nyoy Volante, “Heartstrings” (Vicor Music)
Paolo Santos, “Back to Basics” ( Ivory Music)

Rock Album

Artist: Yeng Constantino ( Star Records)

“Long Time Noisy”
Artist: Kamikazee (Universal Records)

“Markus Hi- way”
Artist: Marcus Hi-way (Warner Music Phils.)

“Sulit “
Artist: Ram Chaves Band (GMA Records)

Artist: Mayonaise (Viva Records)

Rock Artist

Kamikazee, “Long Time Noisy” ( Universal Records)
Mayonaise, “Tersera” (Viva Records)
Markus, Hi-way (Warner Music Phils.)
Ram Chaves Band, “Sulit” (GMA Records)
Yeng Constantino, “Journey” (Star Records)

R & B Album

Artist: Billy Joe Crawford (Universal Records))
“Heart 2 Heart”
Artist: Kyla (Poly East Recording)

“Soul In Love”
Artist: Jay R (Universal Records)

R & B male Artist

Billy Crawford, “Groove” (Universal Records)
Jay R, “Soul In Love” (Universal Records)
Kyla, “Heart 2 Heart (PolyEast Records) .

Lifetime Achievement Award- Apo Hiking Society. -Boy Villasanta,