21st Awit Awards (2008) Winners

Eastwood Central Plaza
November 26, 2008
List of finalists (winners are highlighted)

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

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist
1 Love Will Lead You Back - Kyla (EMI Philippines)
2 Ikaw Pa Rin - Aicelle (GMA Records)
3 Tulak Ng Bibig - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
4 Promise Me - Lea Salonga (Sony BMG Music Phils.)
5 Ikaw - Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records Corp.)

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
1 Hard Habit To Break - Martin Nievera (EMI Philippines)
2 I’ll Take Care Of You - Richard Poon (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Sana Maulit Muli - Gary Valenciano (Star Recording, Inc./ASAP Music)
4 Tagumpay - Guji Lorenzana (Synergy Music Corp./Lukas Music Philippines)
5 Windmills Of Your Mind - Jose Mari Chan (Universal Records, Inc.)

Best Performance by a Duet
1 Lando - Gloc 9 with Francis Magalona (Sony BMG Music Phils.)
2 Paano Kita Iibigin - Piolo Pascual & Regine Velasquez (Star Recording, Inc./Viva Records)
3 Hard Habit To Break - Jed Madela & Gary Valenciano (Universal Records, Inc.)
4 Ang Aking Awitin - Ronnie Liang & Nikki Gil (Universal Records, Inc.)
5 Unsaid - Lala & Christian Baustista (Warner Music Phils.)

Best Performance by a Group Recording Artists
1 Tatsulok - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
2 Evidence - Urbandub (EMI Philippines)
3 Sala - Pupil (Sony BMG Music Phils.)
4 Argos - Bamboo (Star Recording, Inc./EMI Philippines, Inc.)
5 So Blue - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Phils.)

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist
1 Oh Lori - Olivia (Ivory Music & Video)
2 Grateful - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Laya - Nityalila (Universal Records, Inc./Manna Records)
4 Ugly Girl - Miki Hahn (Viva Records Corp.)
5 Stars - Lala (Warner Music Phils.)

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
1 All My Life - Daniel Razon (EMI Philippines/Breakthrough & Milestones Productions Int’l.)
2 I’ll Take Care Of You - Richard Poon (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Crazy But Incredible - Brian Josef (Sony BMGMusicPhils./Talentfolio/Upperhand Entertainment)
4 Shake Yo Thang - Gabriel Valenciano (Star Recording, Inc.)
5 Someone In The Dark - Miguel Aguila (Warner Music Phils.)

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists
1 Ale - The Bloomfields (EMI Philippines)
2 Let Me Love You Tonight - Ryan Cayabyab RCS (Sony BMG Music Phils.)
3 Sabihin - Zelle (Sony BMG Music Phils./Talentfolio/UpperHand Entertainment)
4 Why Can’t It Be - 3rd Avenue (Universal Records, Inc./Barnyard Music Phils.)
5 Magic - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Phils.)

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

Album of the Year
1 Aiza Seguerra - Para Lang Sa’yo (Star Recording, Inc.)
2 Yeng Constantino - Salamat (Star Recording, Inc. /Dream Big Productions)
3 Solid - Parokya Ni Edgar (Universal Records, Inc.)
4 Taking Flight - Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records Corp.)

Best-Selling Album of the Year
Yeng Constantino - Salamat (Star Recording, Inc. /Dream Big Productions)

Song of the Year
1 Tulak Ng Bibig – Julianne - Julianne Tarroja (MCA Music, Inc.)
2 Para Lang Sa’yo – Aiza Seguerra - Jonathan Manalo (Star Recording, Inc.)
3 Salamat – Yeng Constantino - Yeng Constantino (Star Recording, Inc. / Dream Big Productions)
4 Ikaw – Sarah Geronimo - Medwin Marfil (Viva Records Corp.)
5 So Blue – Sinosikat? - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Phils.)

Best Ballad
1 It’s Over Now - Kyla (EMI Philippines, Inc.)
2 Sabihin - Zelle (Sony BMG Music Philippines/Talentfolio/Upperhand Entertainment)
3 Para Lang Sa’yo - Aiza Seguerra (Star Recording, Inc.)
4 Catch Me I’m Falling - Toni Gonzaga (Star Recording, Inc.)
5 Iisa Lang - Parokya Ni Edgar (Universal Records, Inc.)

Best Rock
1 Guillotine - Urbandub (EMI Philippines)
2 Probinsyana - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
3 Tatsulok - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
4 Sala - Pupil (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
5 Argos - Bamboo (Star Recording, Inc./EMI Philippines)

Best World/Alternative/Bossa Music
1 Buwan - Kitchie Nadal (GMA Records)
2 Empty Chairs - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Sala - Pupil (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
4 Sorry Na, Pwede Ba? - Brownman Revival feat. Rico J. Puno (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
5 Turning My Safety Off - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Philippines)

Best Novelty
1 Berting -1017 (EMI Philippines)
2 Gimik - Zoo (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Itaktak Mo - Joey de Leon (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
4 Sayaw Darling - Willie Revillame (Star Recording, Inc./‘D Loverboy Productions)
5 Cowboy - Cowgirl - Andrew E. (Viva Records Corporation)

Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play
Paano Kita Iibigin (for the movie “Paano Kita Iibigin”) Piolo Pascual & Regine Velasquez, Star Recording, Inc. / Viva Records Corporation

Best Inspirational/Religious
Salamat, Yeng Constantino, Star Recording, Inc. / Dream Big Productions

Best Christmas
A Perfect Christmas, Jed Madela, Universal Records, Inc.

Best Regional Recording
Matud Nila, Mark Bautista, Star Recording, Inc./ ASAP Music

Best Dance
1 Tarat Tat - Galaxy Records, Inc.
2 Sexy Mama - GMA Records
3 Sumayaw Ka - Sony BMG Music Philippines
4 Sugarpop - Sony BMG Music Philippines
5 Reggae Fever - Sony BMG Music Philippines

Best Rap
1 Shagiddy Shapopo - Kawago (Alpha Music Corporation)
2 May Pulis Sa Ilalim Ng Tulay - Kawago (Alpha Music Corporation)
3 Tarat Tat Dos - Fuertes (Galaxy Records, Inc.)
4 Lando - Gloc 9 featuring Francis M. (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
5 Neva Loose - Mobbstar (Star Recording, Inc.)

Best Jazz Recording
1 Beacon Call - Eastern Skies (Candid Records Phils. Corporation)
2 Empty Chairs - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
3 Choose To Believe - Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)
4 Magic - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Philippines)
5 Akin Ka - Sinosikat? (Warner Music Philippines)

Best R & B
1 Back Into You - Amber Davis (Bellhaus Entertainment, Inc.)
2 Ikaw Pa Rin - Aicelle (GMA Records)
3 Let Me Love You Tonight - Ryan Cayabyab RCS (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
4 Pangako Yan - Luke Mejares (Sony BMG Music Philippines)
5 Rainbow Coloured Sky - Freestyle (Viva Records Corporation)

Music Video of the Year
Creativity (40%) Production Value (30%) Appeal (15%) Technical Excellence (15%)

1 Probinsyana - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
2 So Far Away - Bamboo (EMI Philippines)
3 Break Na Tayo - Rocksteady (Sony BMG Music Philippines/12 Stone Records)
4 Time In - Yeng Constantino (Star Recording, Inc.)
5 Ang Katulad Mong Walang Katulad - Orange & Lemons (Universal Records, Inc.)

Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Awardee: LEA SALONGA

21st Awit Awards People's Choice Winners
The People’s Choice Winners were determined based on votes sent in through text during the period July 15 to Aug 31, 2008.

People's Choice Favorite New Male Artist
DANIEL RAZON (for All My Life)

People's Choice Favorite New Female Artist
OLIVIA (for Oh Lori)

People's Choice Favorite Male Artist
MARTIN NIEVERA (for Hard Habit To Break)

People's Choice Favorite Female Artist
AICELLE (for Ikaw Pa Rin)

People's Choice Favorite New Group
3RD AVENUE (for Why Can't It Be)

People's Choice Favorite Group
SINOSIKAT? (for So Blue)

People's Choice Favorite Song Of The Year
SALAMAT by Yeng Constantino

People's Choice Favorite Music Video
TIME IN by Yeng Constantino

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