PHOTOS: The 25th Awit Awards

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Here is the complete list of winners plus photos from the event

ANOTHER BIG WINNER. Sarah Geronimo brought home two awards: Best Selling Album of the Year and Most Downloaded Song (allhits.ph). All photos by Edric Chen

MANILA, Philippines – Zia Quizon came out as the big winner at the 25th Awit Awards held at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City on November 27.

Zia brought home two top awards: Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist and Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist.

Her song Ako Na Lang, composed by Jungee Marcelo, was also named Song of the Year.

Her father Dolphy was given a posthumous Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino award.

Other recepients of the award were Regine Velasquez, Gary Granada, The Eraserheads and Kuh Ledesma.

Here is the complete list of the winners:

I. Performance Awards

1) Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist

Song title: Ako Na Lang

Artist: Zia Quizon

Record label: Polyeast Records

2) Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist

Bamboo Manalac

Song title: Questions

Artist: Bamboo Manalac

Record label: Polyeast Records

3) Best Collaboration

Gloc 9 and Sheng Belmonte

Song title: Walang Natira

Artists: Gloc 9 featuring Sheng Belmonte

Record label: Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)

4) Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist

Zia Quizon

Song title: Ako Na Lang

Artists: Zia Quizon

Record label: Polyeast Records

5) Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist

Ney Dimaculangan receives the award

Song title: Ligaw

Artists: Ney Dimaculangan

Record label: Star Recording, Inc.

6) Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist

Voyz Avenue

Song title: Ulap

Artist: Voyz Avenue (Takeoff)

Record label: Universal Records, Inc./Avenues Music and Events Management

7) Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist

Thyro and Yumi

Song title: Kiss (Never Let Me Go)

Artists: Thyro and Yumi

Record label: Viva Records Corporation

8) Best Performance by a Child/Children

Song title: Born This Way

Artist: Maria Aragon

Record label: Star Recording, Inc.

II. Creativity Awards

1) Album of the Year

Album title: Panaginip

Producer: Kathleen Dy Go

Artist: Noel Cabangon

Record label: Universal Records, Inc.

2) Best Selling Album of the Year

Sarah Geronimo

Album title: One Heart

Producer: Vic del Rosario Jr., Tony M. Ocampo and Vincent del Rosario

Composer/Lyricist: Vehnee A. Saturno

Artist: Sarah Geronimo

Record label: Viva Records Corporation

3) Song of the Year

Jungee Marcelo

Song title: Ako Na Lang

Composer/Lyricist: Jungee Marcelo

Record label: Polyeast Records

4) Best Ballad Recording

Sam Milby

Song title: Hindi Kita Iiwan

Producer: Jonathan S. Manalo

Composer/Lyricist: Jonathan S. Manalo

Artist: Sam Milby

Record label: Star Recording, Inc.

5) Best Rock Alternative Recording

Letter Day Story

Song title: Save Me

Producer: Jonathan Ong, Robert Javier and Chrisanthony Vinzons

Composer/Lyricist: Jonathan Ong and Oliver Agustin

Artist: Letter Day Story

Record label: Sony Entertainment Music (Phils.)

6) Best World Recording

Song title: Para Sa Tao

Producer: Johnny Alegre

Composer/Lyricist: Humanfolk

Artist: Humanfolk

Record label: MCA Music, Inc.

7) Best Novelty Recording

Lito Camo

Song title: Nanana

Producer: Lito Camo

Composer/Lyricist: Lito Camo

Artists: Johnny Estrada, Rico J. Puno and Randy Santiago

Record label: Star Recording, Inc.

8) Best Dance Recording

JayR with Q-York and Chelo A

Song title: Connection

Producer: Chelo A. and Bennie Espina

Composer/Lyricist: Chelo A., Q-York and JayR

Artist: Chelo A. featuring Q-York and JayR

Record label: Universal Records, Inc./Homeworkz Entertainment Services

9) Best Inspirational/Religious Recording

Producer Jamie Rivera receives the award

Song title: Sino Ako

Producer: Jamie Rivera

Composer/Lyricist: Joe Castaneda

Artist: Fatima Soriano

Record label: Star Recording, Inc.

10) Best Christmas Recording

Song title: Pasko ng Pagbibigayan

Producer: Ito Rapadas

Composer/Lyricist: Noel Cabangon

Artist: Noel Cabangon

Record label: Universal Records

11) Best Rap Recording

Sheng Belmonte

Song title: Walang Natira

Producer: Jonathan Ong

Composer/Lyricist: Aristotle Pollisco

Artist: Gloc 9 featuring Sheng Belmonte

Record label: Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)

12) Best Jazz Recording

Tricia Garcia

Song title: Sa Iyo Lang

Producer: Jonathan Ong and Roldan Baluyot

Composer/Lyricist: Joseph L. Pinaza

Artist: Tricia Garcia

Record label: MCA Music, Inc.

13) Best R & B Recording

Song title: Kiss (Never Let Me Go)

Producer: Bojam Flipmusic

Composer/Lyricist:  T. Alfaro and K. Lacsamana

Artist: Thyro and Yumi

Record label: Viva Records Corporation

14) Best Song written for Movie/TV/Stage Play

Florimon Carlo Macalimo

Song title: Sabay Tayo for reality show “The Biggest Loser”

Producer: Mayonnaise

Composer/Lyricist:  Florimon Carlo B. Macalimo

Artist: Mayonnaise

Record label: Star Recording, Inc.

III. Technical Achievement Awards

1) Best Musical Arrangement

Albert Tamayo

Song title: Tuloy na Tuloy Pa Rin ang Pasko

Musical arranger: Albert Tamayo

Record label: Pilipinas Productions and Entertainment Recordings, Inc.

2) Best Vocal Arrangement

JayR

Song title: O Holy Night

Vocal arranger: JayR

Record label: Universal Records, Inc./Homeworkz Entertainment Services

3) Best Engineered Recording

Song title: Simple Girl

Sound engineer: Nikki Cunanan

Recording studio: Asiatec Pink Noise

Record label: Polyeast Records

IV. Other Awards

1) Best Album Package

Album title: Kinse Kalibre

Graphic designer: Team Manila Graphic Design Studio

Album concept: Team Manila Graphic Design Studio

Photography: Xander Angeles of Edge of Light Studios

Record label: Polyeast Records, Inc.

2) Music Video of the Year

Ely Buendia and band Pupil receive the award

Song title: 20/20

Producer: Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.), Pat Tirano

Director: Jayson Tan

Artist: Pupil

Record label: Sony Music Entertainment (Phils.)

V. Awards for Downloaded Music

1) Most downloaded song: Nang Dahil sa Pag-ibig (I-Gateway Mobile Phils.)

Sabrina Orial

Artist: Bugoy Drilon

Composer: Larry Hermoso

Most downloaded artist: Sabrina

2) Most downloaded song: Sino Nga Ba Siya (Allhits.ph)

Artist: Sarah Geronimo

Composer: Vehnee Saturno

3) Most downloaded song: Hey Daydreamer (ABS-CBN Interactive)

Artist: Somedaydream

Composer: Rez Toledo

Most downloaded artist:  Somedaydream

VI. Special Awards

1) Special recognition: Jose Mari Chan

Jose Mari Chan's son Joe accepts the award in his father's behalf

2) Special Citation for Fight against Music Piracy: Optical Media Board chair Ronnie Ricketts and Philippine Association of the Recording Industry honorary chairman Amb. James Dy

Optical Media Board chair Ronnie Ricketts

3) Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino: Dolphy, Kuh Ledesma, Regine Velasquez, Eraserheads, Gary Granada

Ogie Alcasid and Kuh Ledesma

Here are more photos:

Eric Santos

Callalily

Ebe Dancel

Gary Valenciano

General Luna

Luke Mijares

Moonstar 88

The Company

Richard Poon

YouTube sensation Zendee Tenerefe

Ely Buendia and Buddy Zabala

– Rappler.com with reports from Jerald Uy

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