Zia Quizon bags three major awards at 25th Awit Awards; Sarah Geronimo wins Best Selling Album of the Year

Zia Quizon (wearing white), daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla (wearing black) and the late Dolphy, bagged four awards at the recently-concluded 25th Awit Awards. Sarah Geronimo (wearing red) won the Best Selling Album of the Year trophy for One Heart.


Kapamilya artists were big winners at the 25th Awit Awards held on November 27 at Glorietta 1 in Makati City.

Pop superstar Sarah Geronimo bagged the Best Selling Album of the Year award for One Heart.

In her acceptance speech, she joked, "Boyfriend na lang ang kulang?"

But she also fired off a rejoinder: "Si Sir Vehnee po ang nagsabi nun," while looking at composer Vehnee Saturno who was standing behind her on stage.

But it was ASAP Sessionista Zia Quizon who dominated the awards.

Her hit single "Ako Na Lang" took home three awards: Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist, Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist, and Song of the Year.

Zia also won Best Engineered Recording for the song "Simple Girl," which was sound engineered by Nikki Cunanan.

Zia, daughter of the late Comedy King Dolphy, was not present to receive the Best Recording Artist award because she left early.

Zia attended the event with her mother Zsa Zsa Padilla, and even performed "Ako Na Lang" for the audience.

Zia's co-star in ASAP 2012, Bamboo MaƱalac, meanwhile, bagged the Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist award for his song "Questions."

Bamboo dedicated the recognition to his fans, saying, "Thank you for seeing the bigger picture."

Kapamilya actor and singer Sam Milby won Best Ballad Recording for "Hindi Kita Iiwan."

OTHER WINNERS. The Album of the Year award went to Noel Cabangon's Panaginip.

Kapuso performer Jay-R won two awards: Best Vocal Arrangement for the song "O Holy Night" and Best Dance Recording for the song "Connection," with Chelo A. and Q-York.

Rap artist Gloc-9 was happy to share two awards with singer Sheng Belmonte. The two won the Best Rap Recording and the Best Collaboration Recording awards for their hit song "Walang Natira."



Several artists were also given a Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Kuh Ledesma, Gary Granada, Dolphy, and Eraserheads.

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The night's hosts were Denise Laurel, Krista Kleiner, and twins Anthony and David Semerad.

Several performers lightened the mood in between awards. They included Moonstar88, The Company, Luke Mijares, Zendee Rose, Young JV, Bryan Termulo, Callalily, Zia Quizon, Erik Santos, Ebe Dancel, Gloc-9, Richard Poon, and Gary Valenciano.

Presenters included Ogie Alcasid, Erik Santos, Ronnie Liang, General Luna, Never The Strangers, and Bugoy Drilon.

THE WINNERS' LIST. Here is the full list of winners at the 25th Awit Awards:

Best-Selling Album of The Year: One Heart by Sarah Geronimo

Album of the Year: Panaginip by Noel Cabangon

Song of the Year: "Ako Na Lang" by Zia Quizon

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist: "Questions" by Bamboo

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist: "Ako Na Lang" by Zia Quizon

Best Collaboration Recording: Gloc-9 and Sheng Belmonte for "Walang Natira"

Best Group Recording Artists: "Ulap" by Voyz Avenue/Takeoff

Best Inspirational and Religious Recording: "Sino Ako" by Fatima Soriano

Best Christmas Recording: "Pasko Ng Pagbibigayan" by Noel Cabangon

Best Musical Arrangement: "Tuloy na Tuloy Pa Rin ang Pasko" by Albert Tamayo"

Best Vocal Arrangement: "O Holy Night" by Jay-R

Best Engineered Recording: "Simple Girl" (by Zia Quizon) engineered by Nikki Cunanan

Best Album Package: Kinse Kalibre (Slapshock), album concept by Team Manila

Best Performance by a Child: Maria Aragon for "Born This Way"

Best World Music Recording: "Para sa Tao" by Humanfolk

Best Novelty Recording: "Nananana" by Randy Santiago, Rico J. Puno, and John Estrada

Best Rap Recording: "Walang Natira" by Gloc-9 feat. Sheng Belmonte

Best Dance Recording: "Connection" by Chelo A. feat. Q-York and Jay-R

Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play: "Sabay Tayo" (from The Biggest Loser Philippines) by Mayonnaise

Best Jazz Recording: "Sa Iyo Lang" by Tricia Garcia

Music Video of the Year: 20/20 by Pupil

Best Performance by New Group Recording Artists: Thyro & Yumi for "Kiss (Never Let Me Go)"

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist: Ney Dimaculangan for "Ligaw"

Best Performance by A New Female Recording Artist: Zia Quizon for "Ako Na Lang"

Best Ballad Recording: "Hindi Kita Iiwan" by Sam Milby

Best R&B Recording: "Kiss (Never Let Me Go)" by Thyro & Yumi

Best Rock/Alternative Recording: "Save Me" by Letter Day Story

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DIGITAL AWARDS. I-Gateway Mobile Philippines Inc.'s Most Downloaded Song for 2011: "Nang Dahil sa Pag-ibig" by Bugoy Drilon

EGG's AllHits.ph Most Downloaded Song for 2011: "Sino Nga Ba Siya" by Sarah Geronimo

I-Gateway Mobile Philippines Inc.'s Most Downloaded Artist for 2011: Sabrina

ABS-CBN Interactive's Most Downloaded Song for 2011: "Hey Daydreamer" by SomeDayDream

ABS-CBN Interactive's Most Downloaded Artist for 2011: SomeDay Dream

SPECIAL CITATION. Special Citation from the PARI for the OMB's Fight Against Piracy: Ronnie Rickets and Ambassador James Dy

Special Citation: Jose Mari Chan

Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Kuh Ledesma, Gary Granada, Dolphy, and Eraserheads


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