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FULL LIST: Winners, Awit Awards 2020

FULL LIST: Winners, Awit Awards 2020

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IV of Spades wins big at the music awards' 33rd edition

Despite the challenges of running a music awards show in the middle of a pandemic, the 33rd Awit Awards pushed through on Saturday, August 29.

The awarding ceremony was livestreamed online on the awards’ official Facebook page and YouTube channel. Winners across 32 categories were announced, as acts including SB19, KZ Tandingan, and juan karlos performed throughout the night.

Funk rock band IV of Spades, currently on hiatus, emerged as the big winner, taking home two out of 3 major awards: Album of the Year for their debut release CLAPCLAPCLAP and Record of the Year for the album’s carrier single “Bawat Kaluluwa”.

The third major award, Song of the Year, was given to “Imposible,” performed by KZ Tandingan and Shanti Dope.

Here’s the full list of winners.

Performance Awards

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
“Halik sa Hangin,” KZ Tandingan

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE RECORDING ARTIST
“Karera,” TJ Monterde

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
“Pagtingin,” Ben&Ben

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
“Silent Rumblings,” Kyryll

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST
“Buwan ng Mayo,” Kyle Raphael

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
“No Hearts,” Gibbs

BEST COLLABORATION
“Imposible,” KZ Tandingan and Shanti Dope

BEST INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Paghahandog ng Sarili,” Musica Chiesa

Creativity Awards

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
CLAPCLAPCLAP, IV of Spades

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Imposible,” KZ Tandingan and Shanti Dope

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Bawat Kaluluwa,” IV of Spades

BEST BALLAD RECORDING
“Diyan ba sa Langit,” Jason Dy, Morissette, Kikx

BEST POP RECORDING
“No Hearts,” Gibbs

BEST JAZZ RECORDING
“Moon Dogs,” Basically Saturday Night

BEST INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
“Begin Again,” Quest

BEST DANCE RECORDING
“Sabay sa Bayle,” Thryo Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE RECORDING
“Hindi Na Makita,” Wilabaliw

BEST RAP/HIPHOP RECORDING
“Amatz,” Shanti Dope

BEST R&B RECORDING
“Sa’Yo,” Jeremy Glinoga and Kikx

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
“Lord,” Chocolate Factory
“Lango,” Vanz Bonaobra

BEST NOVELTY RECORDING
“Lakompera,” Pio Balbuena

BEST CHRISTMAS RECORDING
“A Christmas Song I Wrote For You,” Issa Rodriguez

BEST REGIONAL RECORDING
“Mangundang Na’ta,” Meunnie

BEST FOLK RECORDING
“Ayaw,” syd hartha

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOVIE/TV/STAGE PLAY
“Huling Sandali” for Tayo sa Huling Buwan ng Taon, December Avenue

Technical Achievement Awards

BEST MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT
“Binata” by Chan Millanes, Albert Tamayo

BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT
“‘Di Na Muli” by Acapellago, Happy Laderas

BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING
“Too Many Reasons” by BRWN, Chrisanthony Vinzon and Brian Lotho

Other Awards

MOST STREAMED ARTIST
Moira Dela Torre

MOST STREAMED SONG
“Ikaw at Ako,” Moira dela Torre and Jason Marvin

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Headlights” by Sud, Edzon Rapisora and Enzo Valdez

BEST COVER ART
“You Don’t Love Me It’s Okay,” Juan Miguel Severo, Gray Danao

People’s Choice Awards

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
TJ Monterde

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Kiana V

FAVORITE GROUP ARTIST
St. Wolf

FAVORITE NEW FEMALE ARTIST
Selena

FAVORITE NEW MALE ARTIST
Garret Bolden

FAVORITE NEW GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
the vowels they orbit

FAVORITE COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE
“Mabagal,” Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre

FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Limasawa Street, Ben&Ben

FAVORITE SONG OF THE YEAR
“Pagtingin,” Ben&Ben

FAVORITE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Mabagal,” Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Mabagal,” Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre

FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SB19

The Awit Awards is given by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) to recognize the best in the Philippine recording industry today. It is among the longest-running music awards in the Philippines.

Aside from pushing through with the awards ceremony this year, PARI also created the Awit Fund to help musicians displaced by the coronavirus pandemic. Donations can be made online. – Rappler.com