Sarah Geronimo, Nadine Lustre, Alden Richards among MYX Music Awards 2016 nominees

Sarah Geronimo, Nadine Lustre and Alden Richards are some of the nominees of the 2016 MYX Music Awards.



The nominees for the 2016 MYX Music Awards were unveiled during a press launch on Tuesday night, February 9, at 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub in Makati City.

Viva artists Sarah Geronimo and Nadine Lustre lead this year's nominations with a total of 6 nods, including top categories such as Favorite Song, Favorite Music Video, and Favorite Artist.

Following behind them are Abra, Darren Espanto, Julie Anne San Jose, and Bamboo with five nominations each.

Other artists who also earned multiple nominations are Alden Richards, Kathryn Bernardo, Yeng Constantino, Erik Santos, and Juan Karlos Labajo, among others.

This year, music fans will get to choose their favorites in 17 categories.

Fifteen of these are dedicated to OPM artists while one category is dedicated to international artists. This year, MYX introduced a new category wherein their own panel of experts will get to choose the winner of a Special Award for Best Music Video.

MYX channel head Andre Allan Alvarez explained, "We also want to parang take notice of creations during the past year na hindi naman necessarily became ano… or those artists have very big fan base voters.

"We created this music video [category] para naman to encourage other directors, music video creators, producers, and artists to continue pushing the envelope [in] creating more exciting, vibrant music videos na hindi naman necessarily, you know, if I were to name… I think automatic sa consciousness na pag Sarah Geronimo or Darren Espanto, parang lagi silang pasok sa mga categories.

"In this particular case, we chose the ones that are not necessarily that high-profile. So we are hoping that we will encourage artists, music labels, and directors to come up with exciting music videos."

He added, "We are looking for the technical aspect, yung creativity. Hindi lang porke't sikat yung artist mananalo na. That goes to a different category.

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"In this particular case, we’ll look at kung maganda ba yung ilaw, maganda ba yung konsepto, maganda ba yung execution ng gusto nilang iparating. So yun ang gusto naming kilalanin."

Aside from that, the country's leading music channel also introduced a new voting system for the awards show. This time, netizens can vote once per IP address, per category, per day. The voting started after the live nominations launch last Tuesday and will continue until March 13, at 11:59 pm.

Here's the full list of nominees for the MYX Music Awards:

Favorite Music Video

Firepower - Bamboo (Director: Paolo Valenciano)

Makin' Moves - Darren Espanto (Director: Ian Galsim)

Me and You - Nadine Lustre (Director: Miggy Tanchangco)

Minamahal - Sarah Geronimo (Director: Nolan Bernardino)

Tidal Wave - Julie Anne San Jose (Director: Laura Ferro)

Favorite Song

Firepower - Bamboo

Me and You - Nadine Lustre

Stuck - Darren Espanto

Teka Break - Sam Concepcion

Tidal Wave - Julie Anne San Jose

Favorite Artist

Bamboo

Nadine Lustre

Darren Espanto

Julie Anne San Jose

Nadine Lustre

Sarah Geronimo

Favorite Female Artist

Julie Anne San Jose

Kathryn Bernardo

Nadine Lustre

Sarah Geronimo

Yeng Constantino

Favorite Male Artist

Abra

Alden Richards

Bamboo

Darren Espanto

Juan Karlos Labajo

Favorite Group

Callalily

Gimme 5

Silent Sanctuary

Slapshock

Sponge Cola

Favorite Mellow Video

Dance Without The Music - Yeng Constantino (Director: Cristhian Escolano)

Mr. Right - Kim Chiu (Director: Cristhian Escolano)

Nag-iisa Lang - Angeline Quinto (Director: Cristhian Escolano)

Para Sa 'Yo - Juan Karlos Labajo (Director: Frank Lloyd Mamaril)

Wish I May - Alden Richards (Director: Louie Ignacio)

Favorite Rock Video

Firepower - Bamboo (Director: Paolo Valenciano)

Kagulo - Sandwich (Director: Quark Henares)

See You - Hale (Director: Veejay Jimenez)

Tayo Na Lang Dalawa - Mayonnaise (Director: Juancho Pancho)

Why - Pupil (Director: Mike Talampas & Nick Santiago)

Favorite Urban Video

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Cerberus - Abra feat. Loonie & Ron Henley (Director: Willan Rivera)

Diwata - Abra feat. Chito Miranda (Directors: Marco Gatchalian & Mark Ginolos)

Langit - Ron Henley feat. BV (Director: Jasper Salimbangon)

The Revival - Q-York (Director: Cristhian Escolano)

Walking Distance - Smugglaz feat. Ashley Gosiengfiao (Director: Edrex Clyde Sanchez)

Favorite New Artist

Alex Gonzaga

Jason Dy

Jensen and the Flips

Julian Trono

The Juans

Favorite Collaboration

Bitter Song - Callalily feat. Maychelle Baay

Diwata - Abra feat. Chito Miranda

Hanap Hanap - James Reid & Nadine Lustre

Move On - Sponge Cola feat. Jane Oineza

Tandaan Mo 'To - Erik Santos feat. Gloc-9

Favorite Remake

Cruisin' - Christian Bautista & Julie Anne San Jose

I Got You (I Feel Good) - Daniel Padilla

Mr. DJ - Kathryn Bernardo

On The Wings Of Love - Kyla

When I Met You - Nikki Gil

Favorite Media Soundtrack

Hanggang Wala Nang Bukas - Ebe Dancel

Happily Ever After - Janella Salvador

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Daniel Padilla feat. Morissette Amon

On The Wings Of Love - Kyla

Paano Ba Ang Magmahal - Sarah Geronimo & Piolo Pascual

Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video

Alden Richards (Kapangyarihan Ng Pag-Ibig - Aicelle Santos)

Ella Cruz (Isang Araw - Kaye Cal)

Jeron Teng (Move On - Sponge Cola feat. Jane Oineza)

Loisa Andalio & Joshua Garcia (Ako'y Tinamaan - REO Brothers)

Xian Lim (Mr. Right - Kim Chiu)

Favorite International Video

Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

Drag Me Down - One Direction

One Last Time - Ariana Grande

She's Kinda Hot - 5 Seconds of Summer

Where Are U Now - Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber

Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ

Kathryn Bernardo

Jairus Aquino & Sharlene San Pedro

Inigo Pascual

Darren Espanto

Kim Chiu

Alex Gonzaga

Nash Aguas & Alexa Ilacad

Janella Salvador

Ella Cruz

Juan Karlos Labajo

Jane Oineza

Matteo Guidicelli

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Special Award: Best Music Video

Cerberus - Abra feat. Loonie & Ron Henley (Director: Willan Rivera)

Me and You - Nadine Lustre (Director: Miggy Tanchangco)

Minamahal - Sarah Geronimo (Director: Nolan Bernardino)

See You - Hale (Director: Veejay Jimenez

Teka Break - Sam Concepcion (Directors: Voltz Hubillo & Icko Gonzales)


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