Buckle up! It’s Music’s biggest night of the year!!! Get ready to be star-struck!
This Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., will be a special night, as it marks the 33rd Awit Awards Night.
The Awit Awards is a yearly gathering of the music industry’s finest, in a bid to win the highly-coveted top award of the music industry, the AWIT AWARD.
This year will be a full online show, to be attended by more than 100 finalists nominated in 32 categories – from individual awards, to technical awards and the major awards – Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.
Top bands such as Silent Sanctuary, Ben&Ben, December Avenue, IV of Spades, and St. Wolf vie for Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist. Moira dela Torre is nominated for Best
Collaboration three times — one with Daniel Padilla, another with Ben&Ben, and still another with December Avenue. Sassa, Syd Hartha, Jaya, KZ Tandingan, and Kiana Valenciano are nominated for Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist, while Darren Espanto, TJ Monterde, Elmo Magalona, Shanti Dope and EJ de Perio are nominated for Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist. New artists nominated are August Wahh, Kyrill, Selena and Chin Detera for Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist, and Garrett Bolden, Jong Madaliday, Vanjoss Bayaban, Vanz Bonaobra and Kyle Raphael for Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist. On the other hand, new groups Deuces, The Vowels They Orbit, Chiquerella, Gibbs, and Hulo, have been nominated for Best New Group.
Who will win Best Rock/Alternative Recording among Hulyo, Agsunta, Wilabaliw, St. Wolf, and IV or Spades? Who will win Record of the Year among juan karlos, Moira dela Torre, Daniel Padilla, Ben&Ben, KZ Tandingan, Shanti Dope, Leanne & Naara and IV of Spades?
The show will be headlined by the performances of Julie Ann San Jose, Ethan Loukas, Kiana Valenciano, Keiko Necesario, Zild Benitez, Marione, KZ Tandingan, SB 19, juan karlos, December Avenue, Ben&Ben and Gary V, with a special number by Chito Miranda and Raymund Marasigan.
This year’s Dangal ng Musika awardee is Mike Hanopol, the artist and songwriter of such songs as Jeproks (Laki Sa Layaw), as well as the songs of Juan Dela Cruz Band (Kahit Na Anong Mangyari, Titser’s Enemy No. 1) and Hagibis (Legs, Katawan, Babae).
Aside from the Awit Awards, the “People’s Voice Awards,” a set of awards to be given to winners voted upon by the public, will also be given, including “Favorite Breakthrough Artist,” a new category introduced only this year.
The show will be hosted by Paolo Sandejas and Sam Cruz.
Find out who will be the big winners at the 33rd Awit Awards, to be held via livestream on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Awit Awards’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AwitAwards).
Donate to the AWIT FUND to help music frontliners affected by Covid-19. Log on to https://donation.ph/awit-fund for details. (DSWD-SB-SP-000104-2020)