Who among these singers will win the Female Recording Artist of the Year during the 2nd Star Awards for Music? The Philippine Movie Press Club has chosen the following nominees: (from top left, clockwise) Aiza Seguerra, KC Concepcion, Jaya, Joey Albert, Nina, Rachel Alejandro, Sarah Geronimo, and Yeng Constantino. Photo: Noel Orsal (except Joey Albert)


The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) is set to give out its awards to outstanding singer-recording artists in the 2nd Star Awards for Music, to be held on October 10 at the Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.  The awards program starts at 6 p.m.


Featuring the theme "Celebration of OPM Music and Artist," the second edition of the Star Awards for Music honors the country's current crop of pop idols and highly-esteemed music icons. Jolina Magdangal, Christian Bautista and Ms. Kuh Ledesma will serve as the program hosts. 

To give special numbers are Nina, The Company, La Diva, the UP Singing Ambassadors, Ballet Philippines, Nanette Inventor and Erik Santos.  

Aside from hosting the awards program, Kuh Ledesma will perform the opening number, while singer-comedienne Nanette Inventor will render the show's finale number. 

Ms. Pilita Corrales will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Asia's Queen of Songs started her singing career in the 1950s and is still considered an icon in the music industry, with over 135 albums to her credit. Aside from singing, she distinguished herself as a host for the shows Ang Bagong KampeonTanghalan ng Kampeon and An Evening with Pilita.

In 1991, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI).

A Star Awards for Music primer will be shown on October 9 at 7:30-8:00 p.m. on Net 25.  Singing champion Jed Madela will serve as host. This will be followed by a full telecast of the 2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music on October 11 at 10 p.m. to 12 midnight, also on Net 25.  


The 2nd PMPC Star Awards for Music is produced by Mr. Peter Pielago of the Peterworks Record Productions. The show will be directed by Elson Montalbo. 

Here is the official list of nominees:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Calla Lily/Calla Lily/Sony Music    
KC/KC Concepcion/Sony Music    
Lapit/ Yeng Constantino/Star Records               
Maharlika/ Kenyo /Universal Records    
Now Playing/ Juris/ Star Records     
Project 6 Cyclemind/6 Cyclemind/Sony Music

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Di Lang Ikaw"/Juris/ Now Playing/ Star Records           
"Hanggang Sa Muli" /Kenyo /Maharlika/Universal Records       
"Lapit"/Lapit/ Yeng Constantino/ Star Records                                    "Nananaginip"/Calla Lily/Calla Lily/ Sony Music                             
"Pusong Ligaw"/Jericho Rosales/Change/ Star Records


FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Aiza Seguerra/ Aiza Seguerra Live/Star Records                   
KC Concepcion/ KC / Sony Music           
Jaya/Real Love Stories/ GMA Records    
Joey Albert/ Songs of the Heart/Viva Records    
Nina/ Renditions of  The Soul/Warner Music                        
Rachel Alejandro/ Believe/ Sony Music     
Sarah Geronimo/ Music and Me/ Viva Records                    
Yeng Constantino/ Lapit/ Star Records


MALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR           
Christian Bautista/Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Marie  Chan/Universal Records              
Eric Santos/ The Jim Brickman Songbook/ Star Records          
Gary Valenciano/As 1/Universal Records                                     
Gino Padilla/Let Me Be The One/Vicor Records                          
Martin Nievera /As Always/ Poly East Records                            
Noel Cabangon/Byahe/Universal Records    
Piolo Pascual/Decades/ Star Records


DUO/GROUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR             
Eurasia/Eurasia/ Viva Records                                                                      Freestyle/Playlist/ Viva Records                                                        
La Diva/ GMA Records and Sony Music                                                
The Company/ Lighthearted/ Viva Records                                   
True Faith/Love and Parade/ Viva Records                                   
Side A /Only One/MCA Music Inc.                                       
XLR8/ XLR8/Viva Records


MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
Babe/ Piolo Pascual/Star Records      
   Director:   Mae Cruz                                     
Beautiful Girl/ Christian Bautista /Universal Records        
   Director: Treb Monteras II   
Because of You/ Sabrina/ MCA-Universal Records      
   Director: Treb Monteras II                                        

Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko/ Noel Cabangon/  Universal Records            Director: Galileo Te                  
Kasiping/La Diva/ GMA Records   
   Director: Louie Ignacio   
Pusong Ligaw/ Jericho Rosales/Star Records     
   Director: Mark Ocampo                                                                                   Why Can't It Be/ Gino Padilla /Vicor Records               
   Director:    Marla Ancheta


DANCE ALBUM OF THE YEAR     

Eurasia/Viva Records       
Hearthaches and Disco lights/Poly East Records
Pop Girls/Viva Records                                                              
Masculados  Dos/Universal Records                                       
Supahdance 2 / Star Records                                                     
XLR8/ Viva Records


POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR     
As Always/ Poly East Records          
Aiza Seguerra Live/ Star Records               
As 1/Universal -Poly East Records     
Erik Santos: The Jim Brickman Songbook/ Star Records
Music and Me/Viva Records                                                
Renditions of The Soul/ Nina/Warner Music Phils                        
Romance Revisited: The Songs of Jose Marie Chan/Universal Records


MALE POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR      
Christian Bautista/Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan/Universal Records    
DJ Myke/Homework/Ivory  Music                                                  
Erik Santos/ The Jim Brickman  Songbook/ Star Records       
Gary Valenciano /As 1/Universal Records and Poly East Records                    Jericho Rosales/Change/Star Records           
Martin Nievera/As 1/Universal Records and Poly East Records                 

Piolo Pascual/Decades /Star Records


FEMALE  POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR      
KC Concepcion/ KC/ Sony Music                                                    
Jaya/Real. Love. Stories/ GMA Records    
Jennylyn Mercado/Love Is../Viva Records       
Nina/ Renditions of the Soul/Warner Music                                   
Rachel Alejandro/Believe/Sony Music          
Roselle Nava/ Forever Love  Songs/Viva Records        
Sarah Geronimo/ Music and Me/ Viva Records


ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
   
Calla Lily/  Sony Music       
Carino Brutal/Slapshock/Poly East Records                                             
In Love and War/ Sony Music     Lapit/ Star Records                                     Mornings and Airports/Poly East Records    
Project 6 Cyclemind/  Sony Music               
Spongecola/Universal Records


ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR     
6 Cyclemind/ Project 6 Cyclemind/ Sony Music                         
Calla Lily/ Calla Lily/ Sony Music         
Rivermaya / Closest Things to Heaven/Warner Music                
Sponge Cola/Sponge Cola/Universal Records                                             Sugarfree/Morning and Airports/ Poly  East Records                              Slapshock/Carino Brutal/ Poly East Records    
Yeng Constantino/ Lapit/Star Records               
       
    
ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR     
Aiza Seguerra Live/ Star Records          
Addicted To Acoustic 2/ Vicor Music      
I Love Acoustic Too/ MCA Music Inc.    
Lighthearted/ Viva Records    
Mad About Acoustic/ Viva Records    
Intimately Acoustic/  Viva Records    
Renditions of the Soul/Warner Music Phil.               
           
          
FEMALE ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR    
Aiza Seguerra/Aiza Seguerra Live/ Star Records                       
Miki Hahn/ Intimately Acoustic/ Viva Records                                                   Nina/Renditions of The Soul/Warner Music Phils.                    
Princess Velasco/ Addicted to Acoustic 2/ Vicor Records         
Sabrina/I love Acoustic Too/MCA Music Inc.                               
Suy/Simply Suy/Ivory Music                                                       
      
    
MALE ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR    
Chris Cayzer/ The Only Thing / Warner Music Phil.           
Davey Langit/ Mad About Acoustic/Viva Records                                               Toto Sorioso/ Totoismo/ MCA Music Inc.                                                                                                      
          
RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR    
Bagsakan  Nato/Ivory Music      
Chika Lang 'Yon/ Alpha Records        
Clubzilla/ Dongalo Wreckords     
Matrikula/ Sony Music    
Ready or Not/Poly East Records
     
    
RAP ARTIST OF THE YEAR    
Andrew E./Clubzilla/ Dongalo Wreckords                                

Blanktape/Chika Lang 'Yon/ Alpha Records    
Dagtang Lason/Bagsakan Na'to/Ivory Music                        
Gloc-9/ Matricula/ Sony Music                                        
Young JV/ Ready or Not/ PolyEast  Records
                                      
    
R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR    
Amber Davis/ Filam/Viva Records    
Kris Lawrence/Moments of Love/MCA Music Inc.    
Jay R/ Jay R Sings OPM/ Universal Records                                      
                                                                                    

REVIVAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR    
As 1/ Universal Records and Poly East Records    
Aiza Seguerra Live/ Star Records    
As Always/ Poly East Records    
Byahe/ Universal Records                                                
Decades/ Star Records    
Renditions of The Soul/ Warner Music                                        
Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Marie Chan/Universal Records                                                                       
          

NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR    
Aljur Abrenica/ Aljur Abrenica/ GMA Records and Sony Music     
Bryan Termulo/Bryan Begins/ BWB Records and Music                        

Charlie Green/A Friend Like You/ Viva Records       
Kid Camaya/ Soul Session/ Ivory Music    
Davey Langit/Mad About Acoustic/ Viva Records    
Geoff Taylor/Frencesca -Geoff/GMA Records                                    
Rhap   Salazar/ Rhap Salazar/Star Records 
      
        
NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR    
Carol Leus /Carol Leus/ Sunrays  Music                                                               Frencheska Farr/Frencheska- Geoff/GMA Records                          

Gretchen Espina/ Shining Through/ Sony Music                                              

Hanna Flores/Hanna Flores / Star Records                                                     Princess Velasco/Addicted To Acoustic 1/Vicor Records
          

ALBUM COVER DESIGN OF THE YEAR    

As Always /Poly East Records                                                                    
Aiza Seguerra Live/Star Records                                                         
As 1/Universal Records and Poly East Records    
Change/ Star Records    
Decades/Star Records                                            
Erik Santos: The Jim Brickman Songbook                                          
KC/Sony Music    
Homework/Ivory Music                                         
White Lace and  Promises/Poly East Records
           

COMPILATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR    
Kris Aquino/Blessings of Love/Universal Records                             
Kris Aquino/Greatest Love/Universal Records                                   
Paalam, Maraming Salamat Pres. Cory Aquino/Star Records    
Sayo Lamang/ Star Records                                                                 
Senti 1/Viva Records                                                                              
Side A /Freestyle Back to Back/Viva Records                                  
The Best of Mga Awit Kapuso/Gma Records                                  
          

NOVELTY ARTIST OF THE YEAR    
Blakdyak / Sino Ba?/Viva Records                                    
Chris Tsuper Nicole Hyala/ 'D Nakakalurkei na album/ Ivory Music   

Masculados Dos/Masculados Dos/Universal Records             
Mystica / I've Got The Power/ Mystica Productions and Viva Records          

Ritchie  'D Horsie/The Return of  The Horseback/ Warner Music                                                            
    

NOVELTY ALBUM     
D' Nakakalurkei Na Album/Ivory Music              
I've Got The Power/ Mystica Productions and  Viva Records    
Masculados Dos/ Universal Records    
The Return of The Horseback/Warner Music                  
Sino Ba? /Viva Records
                                                  
    
NOVELTY SONG OF THE YEAR    
Nagmahal Ako ng Bakla/Ivory Music                                              
Mahal Kita Kasi/ Ivory Music                          
May Ganun?/Warner Music                                                             
Sino Ba?/ Viva Records                                          
     
    
JAZZ ARTIST    
Charmaine Clamor/ Jazzi Pino/Viva Records    
Charlie Green/A Friend Like You/Viva Records