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SB19, Ben&Ben win big at 35th Awit Awards

by Khryzztine Joy Baylon
Nov 24, 2022
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SB19 (L) and Ben&Ben (R) were among the big winners at the 35th Awit Awards. SB19 bagged seven trophies while Ben&Ben won five awards.
PHOTO/S: SB19/Ben&Ben Instagram

P-Pop sensation SB19 and folk pop rock band Ben&Ben were among the big winners at the 35th Awit Awards.

Awit Awards is one of the most prestigious music award-giving bodies in the country, recognizing the achievements of Filipino composers and singers in the local music industry.

Presented by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) and MYX Global, the awarding ceremony was held Wednesday night, November 23, 2022, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City.

SB19 earned seven awards including Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist, Most Streamed Song, and Best Vocal Arrangement for “MAPA”; Most Streamed Artist, Best Pop Recording and Best Dance Recording for “Bazinga”; and Best Global Recording for their single “What?”

SB19 recently wrapped their U.S. concert tour and is set to fly to Singapore,

Read: SB19 announces "WYAT" world tour dates

Ben&Ben bagged five awards including Album of the Year for Pebble House Vol. 1: Kuwaderno; Best Collaboration and Best World Music Recording for “Sabel” featuring KZ Tandingan; Best Musical Arrangement for “Upuan”; and Best Music Video for “Lunod.”

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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.

Here is the complete list of winners of the 35th Awit Awards:

Record of the Year: “Anticipation” by Leanne & Naara

Album of the Year: Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno by Ben&Ben

Song of the Year: “Binibini” by Zack Tabudlo

Best Collaboration Performance: “Sabel” by Ben&Ben feat. KZ Tandingan

Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist: “MAPA” by SB19

Best Instrumental Performance: “Cutting Candy” by Noel Mendez feat. Rancis de Leon, Jack Rufo, and Bobby Taylo

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist: “Kyusi” by Zild

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist: “11:59” by KZ Tandingan

Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Awardee: Nonoy Zuñiga

Best Music Video: “Lunod” by Ben&Ben, Zild, and Juan Karlos Labajo

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Best Cover Art: “Kalawakan" by Paul Ramirez

Best Engineered Recording: “Blink” by Clara Benin, sound engineering by Fran “the ringmaster” Lorenzo

Most Streamed Artist: SB19

Most Streamed Song: “MAPA” by SB19

Best Christmas Recording: “Halo-Halo” by The Itchyworms

Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play: “Di Ka Nag Iisa” by Regine Velasquez

Best Ballad Recording: “Manatili” by Ebe Dancel

Best Rock/Alternative Recording: “Mahirap Mahalin” by Valley of Chrome

Best Pop Recording: “Bazinga” by SB19

Breakthrough Artist: Belle Mariano

Favorite Song: “Sigurado” by Belle Mariano

Favorite Group: BGYO

Favorite Male Artist: Darren Espanto

Favorite Female Artist: Maymay Entrata

Best Inspirational Recording: “Ako Naman Muna” by Angela Ken

Best Jazz Recording: “Cutting Candy” by Noel Mendez feat. Rancis de Leon, Jack Rufo and Bobby Taylo

Best Novelty Recording: “Chub@by” by Grin Department

Best Dance Recording: “Bazinga” by SB19

Best R&B Recording: “Anticipation” by Leanne & Naara

Best Rap/HipHop Recording: “Lagi Na Lang (featuring Gloc 9)” by Jrldm

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Best Vocal Arrangement: “MAPA” by SB19

Best Regional Recording: “Asa Naman” by Maris Racal

Best Global Recording: “What?” by SB19

Best World Music Recording: “Sabel” by Ben&Ben and KZ Tandingan

Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording: “Wag Kang Aalis” by Ice Seguerra

Best Musical Arrangement: “Upuan” by Ben&Ben

Best New Artist in a Collaboration: LouisVint, Juliana Celine for “Get Me Down”

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist: “Operation 10-90” by Shockra

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist: “Mamahalin” by Angelo Garcia

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist: “Ako Naman” by Jessica Villarubin

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SB19 (L) and Ben&Ben (R) were among the big winners at the 35th Awit Awards. SB19 bagged seven trophies while Ben&Ben won five awards.
PHOTO/S: SB19/Ben&Ben Instagram
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