Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino, and Darren Espanto were among the big winners during the 28th Awit Awards.
The awarding ceremony was held yesterday, December 9, at the Music Museum.
Popstar Princess Sarah earned the Album of the Year award for Perfectly Imperfect.
On the other hand, Yeng’s own compostion “Ikaw,” which was released in 2014, got the recognition for Song of the Year.
Darren Espanto also bagged two awards: Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist for his song “In Love Na Ako Sa’Yo” and Best Album Package of the Year.
In his Instagram account, Darren posted his photo with the two trophies and provided this caption: "I would like to thank AWIT AWARDS for the 2 recognitions that I received tonight. Thank you also to MCA music, Starmagic and to all the songwriters and music producers who helped put this project together. To my family, friends and the DARRENatics, thank you so much! Most of all, to God, for the gift of music He has given me. To God be the glory!"
GMA-7 singer Julie Anne San Jose also brought home the Best Selling Album of the Year Award for her album Deeper.
Spearheaded by the PARI (Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc.), this annual event "gives recognition to Filipino performing artists and people behind the making of Filipino recorded music."
Here is the full list of winners of the 28th Awit Awards:
Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist:
“Never Knew Love (Until I Met You),” Janice Javier
Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist:
“Buntong Hininga,” Johnoy Danao
Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist:
“Dear Heart,” Kiana Valenciano
Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist:
“In Love Na Ako Sa’yo,” Darren Espanto
Best Performance by a Group of Recording Artists:
“Krismas Na,” Koro Ilustrado
Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists: “Paano,” Innervoices
“May Bukas Pa,” Lani Misalucha ft Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan & Yeng Constantino
Best Performance by a Child/Children:
“Narito Ako,” Lyca Gairanod
Album of the Year:
Perfectly Imperfect, Sarah Geronimo
Song of the Year:
“Ikaw,” Yeng Constantino
Best Ballad Recording:
“Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako,” KZ Tandingan
Best R&B Recording:
“Torpe,” Kris Lawrence
Best Inspirational/Religious Recording:
“Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino,” Gary Valenciano
Best Jazz Recording:
“Hindi Magbabago,” Arthur Manuntag
Best Rock/Alternative Recording:
“Salbabida,” Kyla, Jungee Marcelo
Best Rap Recording:
“Dedma,” Abra & Julie Anne San Jose
Best Dance Recording:
“Dyosa,” Yumi Lacsamana
Best Novelty Recording:
“Di Sinasadya,” Crazy as Pinoy
Best World Music Recording:
“Salubong,” Johnoy Danao
Best Christmas Recording:
“Pamaskong Anyaya”, Musica Chiesa
Best Regional Recording:
“Usahay,” Pilita Corrales ft. Chad Borja
Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play:
“Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino,” Gary Valenciano (TFC 20th Anniversary)
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
Best Musical Arrangement:
“Kunwa-Kunwari Lang,” Marlon Oliveros (Musical Arranger)
Best Vocal Arrangement:
“Kunwa-Kunwari Lang,” Jungee Marcelo (Vocal Arranger)
Best Engineered Recording:
“Kumot at Unan," Willy Villa (Sound Engineer)
Best Selling Album of the Year Award:
Deeper, Julie Anne San Jose
Music Video of the Year:
“Out of Control,” Pupil
Best Album Package: Darren Espanto
Most Downloaded Song: “Nakakamiss”
Most Downloaded Artist/s: Smugglaz, Curse One, Dello & Flict G
Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award: The Dawn