MANILA, November 24 ------ Filipino supergroups SB19 and Ben&Ben emerged as the big winners in the 2022 Awit Awards, with seven and five trophies, respectively.
Presented by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) and curated by MYX Global, the star-studded awarding ceremony was held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Artists who won more than one award also included KZ Tandingan with three, and Belle Mariano, Leanne & Naara, Zild, and Noel Mendez, with two each.
Winners of the top prizes were Leanne & Naara’s “Anticipation” as Record of the Year, Ben&Ben’s “Pebble House Vol. 1: Kuwaderno, Ben&Ben” as Album of the Year, and Zack Tabudlo’s “Binibini” as Song of the Year. SB19, which recently wrapped its US concert tour and is set to fly to Singapore, was represented by its music collaborators in accepting awards. Three members of Ben&Ben, meanwhile, were present at the ceremony.
Hosted by MYX VJs Edward Barber and Samm Alvero, the awards night featured performances from Paolo Sandejas, Sam Concepcion, Maymay Entrata, Alamat, Alex Bruce, Angela Ken, Janine Berdin, Jason Dhakal, Khimo Gumatay, Lola Amour, Hero, and Zild. Award presenters included AC Bonifacio, Alexa Ilacad, Andrea Brillantes, KD Estrada, KAIA, VXON, Jeremy G, and JC Alcantara.
Below are some of the winners of the 35th edition of Awit Awards:
Record of the Year
• Anticipation, Leanne & Naara
Album of the Year
• Pebble House Vol. 1: Kuwaderno, Ben&Ben
Song of the Year
• Binibini, Zack Tabudlo
Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
• Kyusi, Zild
Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist
• 11:59, KZ Tandingan
Best Music Video
• Lunod, Jerrold Tarog/Ben&Ben/Zild/Juan Karlos
Most Streamed Artist
Most Streamed Song
• MAPA, SB19
• Sigurado, Belle Mariano
Favorite Male Artist
• Darren Espanto
Favorite Female Artist
• Maymay Entrata