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Performance Awards



Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist

 Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

Song Title Nominee(s)
Artist
Record Label
1      I’ll Be There Julie Anne San Jose 
GMA Records
2      On My Own
Lea Salonga Ivory Music & Video, Inc.
3      With A Smile Aiza Seguerra Star Recording, Inc.
4      Saan Darating Ang Umaga Angeline Quinto Star Recording, Inc.
5      Tao Sarah Geronimo
Viva Records Corporation





Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist

 Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

Song Title
Nominee(s)
Artist 
Record Label
1      Piso    Joey Ayala   Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
2      Kontrabida Sam Concepcion 
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
3      Ipadarama
Martin Nievera   
Polyeast Records
4      Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng
        Walang Hanggan  
Gary Valenciano   
Star Recording, Inc.
5      Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka   
Noel Cabangon   
Universal Records, Inc.
6      In Your Eyes   
Gary Valenciano   Universal Records, Inc.



    
 

Best Collaboration

 Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

Song Title   
Nominee(s)
Artist(s)   
Record Label
1      Himig Ng Panahon   
Duncan Ramos, Luke Mejares, Loonie, Thyro & Yumi   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
2      Lipad Ng Pangarap   Angeline Quinto and Regine Velasquez   
Star Recording, Inc.
3      Sirena   
Gloc 9 featuring Ebe Dancel   
Universal Records, Inc.
4      XGF   
Sponge Cola featuring Chito Miranda & Los Magno   
Universal Records, Inc.
5      With A Little Help From My Friends   
Tria Bascon with The Company   Universal Records, Inc./ Torch Music Productions


     



Best Performance by a Group Recording Artists

 Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

Song Title   
Nominee(s)
Artist(s)  
Record Label
1      Love You Like A Love Song   
Stephanie & Kim   
Galaxy Records
2      12:51   
Krissy & Ericka   MCA Music, Inc.
3      Minsan   
Callalily   Star Recording, Inc.
4      Pick Your Poison   Sponge Cola   
Universal Records, Inc.
5      Buksan   
Where’s the Sheep?   
Vicor Music Corporation


      
 



Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist

 Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

Song Title   
Nominee(s)
Artist   
Record Label
1      I’ll Be There Julie Anne San Jose   
GMA Records
2      Ayaw Na Kung Ayaw 
Cathy Go   
Mayumi Records
3      That Time of Year   Shiela Valderrama   
Signature Music, Inc.
4      Wag Ka Nang Umiyak    
KZ Tandingan   Star Recording, Inc.
5      Inseparable   K-La   
Star Recording, Inc.


     
   
 

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist

 Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

Song Title 
Nominee(s)
Artist   
Record Label
1      Kesa   
Daniel Grospe   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
2      Maria   
Jason Fernandez   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc.
3      Biglang Liko   Ron Henley   
MCA Music, Inc.
4      Grow Old With You 
Daniel Padilla   Star Recording, Inc.
5      Kung Ako Ba Siya   Khalil Ramos   
Star Recording, Inc.


       



Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists

 Vocal Quality (30%) Musicality (30%) Interpretation (40%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Artist(s)   
Record Label
1      Bigtime   
Baihana   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
2      KPL   
The Oktaves   
MCA Music, Inc.
3      Got to Be Real   Aka Jam   Star Recording, Inc.
4      Dying To Meet You   She’s Only Sixteen Universal Records, Inc.
5      Alive   
Never The Strangers   
Warner Music Philippines



      

Creativity Awards




Album of the Year

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Album Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. & Line)
Artist(s)   
Record Label
1      Julie Anne San Jose   
Felipe S. Yalong & Rene A. Salta
Alwyn B. Cruz
Julie Anne San Jose   
GMA Records
2      Find My Way To You   
Mike Villegas & Bayang Barrios
Bayang Barrios
Cathy Go   
Mayumi Records
3      Tuloy Ang Biyahe   
Kathleen Dy Go
Noel Cabangon
Noel Cabangon  
Universal Records, Inc.
4     MKNM Mga Kwento Ng Makata   Kathleen Dy Go
Jonathan Ong
Gloc 9   
Universal Records, Inc.
5    Pure OPM Classics   
Vic del Rosario, Jr., Tony Ocampo & Vincent del Rosario
Civ Fontanilla, Alwyn Cruz & Louie Ocampo
Sarah Geronimo   
Viva Records Corporation


      



Song of the Year

 Melody (40%) Lyrics (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title (Artist) 
Nominee(s)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)  
Record Label
1      Ayaw Na Kung Ayaw   
Mike Villegas   Mayumi Records
2      12:51   Krissy Villongco   
MCA Music, Inc.
3      Paboritong Tag-ulan   Jonathan Manalo/Jericho Rosales   Star Recording, Inc.
4      Sirena   
Aristotle Pollisco   Universal Records, Inc.
5      Magkikita Pa Rin Naman Tayo   Moy Ortiz   Universal Records, Inc./Torch Music Productions


        
 
  

Best Ballad Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)  
Record Label
1      I’ll Be There   
Alwyn B. Cruz
Agat Obar Morallos
Julie Anne San Jose   
GMA Records
2      12:51   Francis Guevarra
Krissy Villongco
Krissy & Ericka  
MCA Music, Inc.
3      Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan   Roldeo Endrinal
George Canseco
Gary Valenciano  
Star Recording, Inc.
4      Tuwing Umuulan At Kapiling Ka   
Noel Cabangon
Ryan Cayabyab
Noel Cabangon   
Universal Records, Inc.
5      Tao   
Civ Fontanilla & Alwyn Cruz
Sampaguita/Gary Perez
Sarah Geronimo   
Viva Records Corporation


       

 
 

Best Rock/Alternative Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)   
Record Label
1      Tayo-Tayo Lang   Vic N. Valenciano, Marvin Querido & Toto Sorioso
Toto Sorioso
Ebe Dancel  
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
2      Maria   
Jason Fernandez
Jason Fernandez
Jason Fernandez   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc.
3      KPL   Robert Javier & Ely Buendia
The Oktaves
The Oktaves   
MCA Music, Inc.
4      Better Days   
Eric Perlas
Gabby Alipe & Franco Reyes
Franco   
MCA Music, Inc.
5      Halik   Eric Perlas
Kamikazee
Kamikazee   
Universal Records, Inc.


      
 


Best World Music Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)  
Record Label
1      Muli   Ramon Jacinto
Ramon Jacinto
RJ featuring Sitti   
MCA Music, Inc.
2      Pinoy Na Krismas   
Moy Ortiz
Jose Mari Chan/Ogie Alcasid
The Company  
Signature Music, Inc.


       
 


Best Novelty Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)  
Record Label
1      Pusong Bato   Alvin de Vera
Renato dela Rosa
Alon   
Alpha Music Corporation
2      Brown   
Vic N. Valenciano & Ferdie Marquez
James Leyte
Brownman Revival & James Leyte   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
3      Kesa   Vic N. Valenciano & Edwin Marollano
Edwin Marollano
Daniel Grospe with No Problems   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
4      Mahal Kita Kasi   
Christian Martinez
Christian Martinez
Kedebon Colim   
Star Recording, Inc.
5      Kape Ka Ba?   
Ogie Alcasid
Flava Matikz of Q-York & Eri Neeman
Boy Pick-Up (Ogie Alcasid)  
Universal Records, Inc.


      
 


Best Dance Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   
Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)  
Record Label
1      Kasayaw   Luke Mejares & Bimbo Yance
Archie D.
Luke Mejares   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc.
2      Your Name   
EAK of Doin’ It Big Productions
J. de Belen/JV Kapunan & T. Alfaro
Young JV   
Star Recording, Inc.
3      Pinoy Ako 2012   Jonathan S. Manalo
Jonathan S. Manalo & Clemens Castro
Toni Gonzaga   
Star Recording, Inc.
4      Matinik   
Kenjhons
Kenjhons
Kenjhons  
Viva Records Corporation
5      Sayaw   
Rico Blanco
Rico Blanco
Rico Blanco  
Warner Music Philippines, Inc.


      
 


Best Inspirational/Religious Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)   
Record Label
1      Bawa’t Hakbang   
Vic N. Valenciano, Karl Villuga & Arnold Buena
Karl Villuga
Mark Bautista & The Akafellas   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
2      Liliwanag   Ma. Cecilia B. Van Ommen
Ma. Cecilia B. Van Ommen
Acel Van Ommen  
Praise, Inc.
3      Lipad Ng Pangarap 
Jonathan S. Manalo
Arnel de Pano
Angeline Quinto & Regine Velasquez 
Star Recording, Inc.
4      ‘Wag Ka Nang Umiyak   Jonathan S. Manalo
Vincent Ferdinand Dancel
KZ Tandingan   
Star Recording, Inc.
5      Buksan   
Civ Fontanilla & Alwyn Cruz
Mike Shimamoto & Hero Mauricio
Where’s The Sheep?  
Vicor Music Corporation


      

     

Best Christmas Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)  
Record Label
1      This Christmas   Miguel Escueta
Miguel Escueta
The Morning Episodes  
MCA Music, Inc.
2      Christmas Moments   Jose Mari Chan
Jose Mari Chan
Michael Philip Chan, Jose Antonio Chan, Jose Mari Chan, Liza Chan-Parpan & Franco Chan  
Signature Music, Inc.
3      Paskong Puno Ng Kasiyahan   Roque “rox” B. Santos & Patty Mayoralgo
Roque “rox” B. Santos/Juris Fernandez-Lim
Juris
Star Recording, Inc.
4      Pasko Na Sinta Ko   Civ Fontanilla & Alwyn Cruz
A.Estanislao/F.Dandan
Basil Valdez 
Viva Records Corporation
5      Kumukutikutitap 
Civ Fontanilla & Alwyn Cruz
Ryan Cayabyab
Rachelle Ann Go 
Viva Records Corporation


       
 
          

Best Rap Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)  
Record Label
1      Biglang Liko   Bojam
Ron Henley & Jumbo de Belen
Ron Henley featuring Pow Chavez  
MCA Music, Inc.
2      Tao Lang   
Klumcee
Loonie & Klumcee
Loonie featuring Quest 
MCA Music, Inc.
3      Rock This Town 
EAK of Doin’ It Big Productions
T. Alfaro/Young JV & Laze
Young JV featuring Laze & Yumi  
Star Recording, Inc.
4      Sirena   
Jonathan Ong
Aristotle Pollisco
Gloc 9 featuring Ebe Dancel  
Universal Records, Inc.
5      Bagsakan 
Chito Miranda
Chito Miranda, Francis M & Gloc 9
Parokya Ni Edgar featuring Gloc 9 & Frank Magalona 
Universal Records, Inc.


       
 
 

Best Jazz Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s) 
Record Label
1      Big Time   Vic N. Valenciano, Trina Belamide & Mel Villena
Trina Belamide
Baihana
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation


      
   


Best R & B Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title   Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)  
Record Label
1      Enough   Alwyn B. Cruz
Toto Sorioso
Julie Anne San Jose  
GMA Records
2      Himig Ng Panahon 
Vic N. Valenciano, Thyro Alfaro & Bojam de Belen
Thyro Alfaro
Duncan Ramos, Luke Mejares, Loonie, Thyro & Yumi 
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
3      Dota O Ako
Francis Guevarra
Aikee
Aikee featuring Sabrina  
MCA Music, Inc.
4      Dance With Me 
Jonathan S. Manalo & Roque “rox” B. Santos
Jonathan S. Manalo
Liezel Garcia 
Star Recording, Inc.


      
 
   
   

Best Regional Recording

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title 
Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s) 
Record Label
1      Basi Pa Lang 
Ariel Roger Arnao
Jose Pisuena, Rodelio Vicente & Whyt Vicente/Grace Lubaton
3BU   
AROA Records
2      Usahay   
Noel Cabangon
Gregorio Labja
Noel Cabangon
Universal Records, Inc.


         
 
 


Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play

 Artistic Excellence (40%) Technical Excellence (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title 
Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec. or Line)
Composer(s)/Lyricist(s)
Artist(s)
Record Label
1      Nag-iisang Bituin from the teleserye “Princess and I” 
Jonathan S. Manalo
Raizo Chabeldin & Biv de Vera
Angeline Quinto   
Star Recording, Inc.
2      Growing Up from the teleserye “Growing Up”   Jungee Marcelo
Jungee Marcelo
Yeng Constantino
Star Recording, Inc.
3    Dahil Sa’Yo from the teleserye “E-Boy”   
Jonathan S. Manalo
Francis Concio & Carla Lozada-Concio
Juris
Star Recording, Inc.


         
 

Technical Achievement Awards




Best Musical Arrangement

 Musicality (50%) Creativity (50%)

Song Title (Artist) 
Nominee(s)
Musical Arranger(s)  
Record Label
1      Piso   
Krist Melecio 
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
2      Makita Kang Muli 
Jimmy Antiporda   Star Recording, Inc.
3      Send In The Clowns 
Homer Flores
Universal Records, Inc.
4      Tonight 
Bobby Velasco 
Universal Records, Inc.
5      With A Little Help From My Friend
JD Villanueva
Universal Records, Inc./Torch Music Production


        
 
               

Best Vocal Arrangement

 Creativity (40%) Vocal Harmony (40%) Interpretation (20%)

Song Title (Artist)
Nominee(s)
Vocal Arranger(s)  
Record Label
1      Bawat Hakbang   Karl Villuga 
Ivory Music & Video, Inc./Philpop Music Foundation
2      December 25 Robert Delgado Signature Music, Inc.
3      Got To Be Real
Cezar Aguas & Jimmy Antiporda Star Recording, Inc.
4      Overjoyed
Mon Faustino
Universal Records, Inc.
5      With A Little Help From My Friend
Moy Ortiz Universal Records, Inc./Torch Music Productions


         
  
                         

Best Engineered Recording

 Technical Excellence (40%) Artistry or Creativity (40%) Over-All Impact (20%)

Song Title (Artist) 
Nominee(s)
Sound Engineer(s)
Recording Studio 
Record Label
1      Alipin Ako 
Dante Taňedo
Bellhaus Recording Studio  
Star Recording, Inc.
2      Roll The Dice   Pat Tirano
Pocket Universe Studios  
Universal Records, Inc.
3      Send In The Clowns Willy Villa
U.R. Recording Studio
Universal Records, Inc.
4      I’m Old Fashioned 
Dominic Benedicto
Asiatec Pink Noise  
Universal Records, Inc./Torch Music Productions
5      Amats 
Rico Blanco 
Warner Music Philippines, Inc.


         

  
 Album Packaging Excellence Award




Best Album Package

 Creativity (70%) Innovation (30%)

Album 
Nominee(s)
Creative Artists:
Graphic Designer(s)
Concept
Photography 
Record Label
1      Moonstar 88 – This Year 
Graphic Designers:
JP Cuison of Gigzilla & Robert Perez
Album Concept by:
JP Cuison of Gigzilla & Robert Perez
Photography by:
Carina Altomonte   
Ivory Music & Video, Inc.

2      3D Tatlong Dekada   
Graphic Designer & Album Concept by:
Willie Monzon
Photography by:
Raymund Isaac 
Polyeast Records
3      Piolo Pascual, Decades III
Graphic Designer & Album Concept by:
Andrew Castillo
Photography by:
Raymund Isaac  
Star Recording, Inc.
4      Doin’ It Big, Young JV Graphic Designer & Album Concept by:
Andrew Castillo
Photography by:
Xander Angeles  
Star Recording, Inc.

5      First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition (Book Bound) 
Graphic Designer:
Idee Kreativ, Inc.
Album Concept by: Kathleen Dy Go
Photography by:
Pat Dy & Jay Javier 
Universal Records, Inc.



         
Music Video





Music Video of the Year

 Creativity (40%) Production Value (30%) Appeal (15%) Technical Excellence (15%)

Song Title 
Nominee(s)
Producer (Exec.& Line)
Director
Artist(s)   
Record Label
1      Ligaw 
Ivory Music & Video
Mark Lenard Mendoza
Moonstar 88  
Ivory Music & Video, Inc.
2      Sirena 
Universal Records, Inc.
MJ Merle
J. Pacena II
Gloc 9 featuring Ebe Dancel
Universal Records, Inc.
3      Halik 
Universal Records, Inc.
Daphine Chui & Mari Darunday
Avid Llongoren
Kamikaze   
Universal Records, Inc.
4      La Belle Vie   
Universal Records, Inc./Torch Music Productions
Moy Ortiz
Chuck Gutierrez & Voyage Studios
Tria Bascon   
Universal Records, Inc./Torch Music Productions
5      Amats
Warner Music Philippines, Inc.
Rico Blanco
Maria Ancheta
Rico Blanco
Warner Music Philippines, Inc.