Sarah G, Darren lead Star Awards nominations

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Posted at Sep 10 2016 02:26 AM | Updated as of Sep 10 2016 03:49 AM

Sarah Geronimo (left) and Daren Espanto (right) lead this year's nominees for the 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music. Photos are from Geronimo's Instagram account and Bruce Cassanova

MANILA - The Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards nominations for 2016 have been announced, with Kapamilya stars such as Sarah Geronimo and Darren Espanto among the nominees.

Nominated for this year's Album of the Year award are Geronimo's The Great Unknown, Jolina Magdangal's Back To Love, Bamboo's Bless This Mess, Marion's self-titled debut, Alden Richard's Wish I May, Willie Revillame's Nando'n Ako, and Espanto's Be With You. 

Espanto, who earned the most nominations with nine, was also nominated for Male Recording Artist of the Year, Concert of the Year, and Song of the Year. Geronimo received eight and is up for Female Recording Artist of the Year and Female Concert Performer of the Year. 

Below is the full list of nominees for this year's awards show, which will be held on October 23 at the Novotel Hotel in Quezon City. 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Back To Love by Jolina Magdangal (Star Music)
  • Be With You by Darren Espanto (MCA Music)
  • Bless This Mess by Bamboo (Polyeast Records)
  • Marion by Marion (Star Music)
  • The Great Unknown by Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records)
  • Wish I May by Alden Richards (GMA Records)
  • Nando’n Ako by Willie Revillame (GMA Records)

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • 'Gusto Kita' by Bailey May (Star Music)
  • 'Home' by Darren Espanto (MCA Music)
  • 'Nando’n Ako' by Willie Revillame (GMA Records)
  • 'Maghihintay Ako' by Jona (Star Music)
  • 'Tala' by Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records)
  • 'Take A Chance' by Marion (Star Music)
  • 'Wish I May' by Alden Richards (GMA Records)

CONCERT OF THE YEAR

  • All Request 5 by Jed Madela
  • Birthday Concert by Darren Espanto
  • Flying High by Kyla
  • From The Top by Sarah Geronimo
  • Gary V. Presents by Gary Valenciano
  • Love Catcher by Lani Misalucha
  • Royals by Martin Nievera,Erik Santos,Angeline Quinto and Regine Velasquez

MALE CONCERT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

  • Arnel Pineda (Love Rock ‘N Roll)
  • Darren Espanto (Birthday Concert)
  • Erik Santos (Royals)
  • Gary Valenciano (Gary V Presents)
  • Jed Madela (All Request 5)
  • Mark Bautista (Here Sings Love)
  • Martin Nievera (Royals)

FEMALE CONCERT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

  • Angeline Quinto (Royals)
  • Dulce (The Timeless Diva)
  • Kyla (Flying High)
  • Lani Misalucha (Love Catcher)
  • Regine Velasquez (Royals)
  • Sarah Geronimo (From The Top)
  • Zsa-Zsa Padilla (Beginnings)

MALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bamboo (Bless This Mess/Polyeast Records)
  • Darren Espanto (Be With Me/MCA Music)
  • Erik Santos (Champion Reborn/Star Music)
  • Jed Madela (Iconic/Star Music)
  • Jovit Baldivino (JB Jukebox/Star Music)
  • Ogie Alcasid (Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko/Universal Records)
  • Martin Nievera (Kahapon Ngayon/Polyeast Records)

FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Aiza Seguerra (Araw-Gabi: Mga Awit Ni Maestro Ryan/Universal Records)
  • Donna Cruz (Now And Forever/Star Music)
  • Jolina Magdangal (Back To Love/Star Music)
  • Marion (Marion/Star Music)
  • Sarah Geronimo (The Great Unknown/Viva Records)
  • Toni Gonzaga Soriano (My Love Story/Star Music)
  • Zsa-Zsa Padilla (Beginnings/ Polyeast Records)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 'Bibitawan' by Juris (Director: Richmond Cadsawan)
  • 'Cruisin'' by Christian Bautista and Julie Ann San Jose (Director: Mark Reyes)
  • 'Wag Kang Pabebe' by Vice Ganda (Director: Jasper Salimbangon)
  • 'Ipapadama Na Lang' by Matteo Guidecelli (Director: Peewee Gonzales and Lloyd Corpuz)
  • 'Kalsada' by Sam Concepcion (Director: Miguel Tanchanco)
  • 'Puso Kong' Ito by Edward Benosa (Director: Carlo Obispo)
  • 'Tayo' by Rivermaya (Director: Musseli Cruz) 

BEST NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bailey May (Bailey/Star Music)
  • Daryl Ong (Daryl Ong/Star Music)
  • Derrick Monasterio (Derrick Monasterio/ GMA Records)
  • Idolito dela Cruz (Ngayong Nandito Ka/ DB Energy Music Co.)
  • JC de Vera (Stellar/Ivory Music and Videos)
  • Kenneth Ray Parsad (Still/Universal Records)
  • Matteo Guidecelli (Matteo Guidecelli/Star Music)

BEST NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Alyssa Angeles (Falling In Love/Synergy Music)
  • Esang de Torres (Ako Ay Kakanta/MCA Music)
  • Janella Salvador (Janella Salvador/Star Music)
  • Maxine (Maxine/Ivory Music And Videos)
  • Michelle Ortega (Michelle Ortega/Universal Records)
  • Pauline Cueto (Pauline Cueto/MCA Records)
  • Yassi Pressman (Yassi/Viva Records)

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Alden Richards (Wish I May/GMA Records)
  • Daniel Padilla (I Feel Good/Star Music)
  • Darren Espanto (Be With Me/MCA Music)
  • Erik Santos (Champion Reborn/Star Music)
  • Nadine Lustre and James Reid (Jadine: On The Wings Of Love/Viva Records)
  • Marion (Marion/Star Music)
  • Sarah Geronimo (The Great Unknown/Viva Records)

MALE POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Alden Richards (Wish I May/GMA Records)
  • Daniel Padilla (I Feel Good/Star Music)
  • Darren Espanto (Be With Me/MCA Music)
  • James Reid (On the Wings of Love/Viva Records)
  • Jovit Baldivino (JB Jukebox/Star Music)
  • Piolo Pascual (The Breakup Playlist/Star Music)
  • Sam Concepcion (Bago/Universal Records)

FEMALE POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Janella Salvador (Janella Salvador/Star Music)
  • Karylle (A Different Playground/Polyeast Records)
  • Kathryn Bernardo (Christmas Duets/Star Music)
  • Marion (Marion/Star Music)
  • Nadine Lustre (Jadine: On The Wings Of Love/Viva Records)
  • Sarah Geronimo (The Great Unknown/Viva Records)
  • Toni Gonzaga (My Love Story/Star Music)

ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Araw-Gabi, Mga Awit Ni Maestro Ryan by Aiza Seguerra (Universal Records)
  • Bawat Daan by Ebe Dancel (Star Music)
  • Sa ‘Yo Lamang Papuri At Inspirasyon by Noel Cabangon (Universal Records)
  • TJ Monterde by TJ Monterde (Polyeast Records)

ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Aiza Seguerra (Araw-Gabi, Mga Awit ni Maestro Ryan/Universal Records)
  • Ebe Dancel (Bawat Daan/Star Music)
  • Noel Cabangon (Sa’yo Lamang Papuri At Inspirasyon/Universal Records)
  • TJ Monterde (TJ Monterde/Polyeast Records)

REVIVAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Araw-Gabi, Mga Awit Ni Maestro Ryan by Aiza Seguerra (Universal Records)
  • Iconic by Jed Madela (Star Music)
  • Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko by Ogie Alcasid (Universal Records)
  • JB Jukebox by Jovit Baldivino (Star Music)
  • Kahapon Ngayon by Martin Nievera (Polyeast Records)
  • Nostalgia by The Company (Universal Records)
  • Now And Forever by Donna Cruz (Star Music)

DANCE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Bago by Sam Concepcion (Universal Records)
  • Bailey by Bailey May (Star Music)
  • Be With You by Darren Espanto (MCA Music)
  • Classy Girls by Classy Girls (LOP Production)
  • #Hashtags by Hashtags (Star Music)
  • The Juans by The Juans (Viva Records)
  • Top One Project by Top One Project (GMA Records)
  • Zayaw Pilipinas by Ron Antonio (Universal Records)

DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Callalily (Greetings From Callalily/ Universal Records)
  • Never The Strangers (Screenburn/Universal Records)
  • T.O.P. (Top One Project/GMA Records)
  • Silent Sanctuary (Langit. Luha/Ivory Music And Video )
  • Six Part Invention (Always And Ever/ Univeral Records)
  • The Company (Nostalgia/Universal Records)
  • The Juans (The Juans/Viva Records)

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Avalon Beyond by Avalon Beyond (Pulp Live Records)
  • Bless This Mess by Bamboo (Polyeast Records)
  • Dating Gawi by Rico Blanco (Universal Records)
  • Debris by Sandwich (Polyeast Records)
  • Greetings From Callalily by Callalily (Universal Records)
  • Langit. Luha. by Silent Sanctuary (Ivory Music And Videos)
  • Screenburn by Never The Strangers (Universal Records)

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Avalon Beyond (Avalon Beyond/Pulp Live Records)
  • Bamboo (Bless This Mess/Polyeast Records)
  • Callalily (Greetings From Callalily/Universal Records)
  • Never The Strangers (Screenburn/Universal Records)
  • Rico Blanco (Dating Gawi/ Universal Records)
  • Sandwich (Debris/Polyeast Records)
  • Silent Sanctuary (Langit. Luha./Ivory Music And Videos)

R&B ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Daryl Ong (Daryl Ong/Star Music)
  • Jason Dy (Jason Dy/MCA Records)
  • Most Requested Playlist (Kris Lawrence /Universal Records)

R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Daryl Ong (Daryl Ong/Star Music)
  • Kris Lawrence (Most Requested Playlist/Universal Records)
  • Jason Dy (Jason Dy/MCA Records)

COMPILATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Gold Gary Valenciano (Universal Records)
  • Aldub Is Forever (Universal Records)
  • Theme Song Compilation (Star Music)
  • Himig Handog Phil Pop Love Songs (Star Music)
  • Bituin Walang Ningning by Mark Bautista and Cris Villongco (Viva Records)

COVER DESIGN OF THE YEAR

  • Aiza Seguerra (Araw-Gabi,Mga Awit Ni Maestro Ryan Cayabyab/Universal Records)
  • Daniel Padilla (I Feel Good/Star Music)
  • Darren Espanto (Be With You/MCA Music)
  • Donna Cruz (Now And Forever/Star Music)
  • Gary Valenciano (Gold/Universal Records)
  • Jed Madela (Iconic/Star Music)
  • Jolina Magdangal (Back To Love/Star Music)
  • Sarah Geronimo (The Great Unknown/Viva Records)