The organizers of the MYX Music Awards 2010 revealed this year’s nominees for over 19 categories including the most coveted awards Favorite Artist, Favorite Group and Favorite Music Video. Not only were the MMA nominees announced, the night also featured rocking performances by some of the country’s top music artists. The event was hosted by homegrown MYX VJs Robi, Bianca, Chino, Janine and Nel.
The recipient of last year’s MMA Favorite Group Award, 6cyclemind opened the night with their hit song "Kasalanan" followed by the up-and-coming rock band and Favorite New Artist nominee Letter Day Story, both bands featuring popular rapper Gloc-9 who is nominated for a whopping six categories. Hale also brought the house down with their hit song "Bahay Kubo" nominated as Favorite Music Video. Hale lead vocalist Champ hopes to win an MMA trophy this year. If they get lucky, this will be their first from MMA. He proudly talked about their band’s experience while shooting their music video with actress Heart Evangelista, who is also nominated for Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video.
Former MYX Celebrity VJ Sponge Cola was welcomed by thunderous shouts and applause which increased in volume when they performed their catchy song "Di na Mababawi." Lead vocalist Yael shared, "We’re so lucky that we were able to work with Mr. Gary V. in the song ’Ayt." Then he showed off some dance moves that Mr. Pure Energy himself taught him.
R&B Princess Kyla, one of last year’s performers at the MMA night, gave a heartfelt performance of a love song. She was quoted as saying: "I feel great and happy to be nominated. It’s hard enough for your songs to be played on-air, but to be nominated, it’s such a privilege."
Chicosci ended the event on a rocking mode with the song "Diamond Shotgun." The band is also nominated in six categories including Favorite Rock Video and Favorite Song.
Solo artist Rico Blanco is also tied with Gloc-9 and Chicosci with six nominations while Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo is tied with Kyla, both with five nominations.
Voting for the MYX Music Awards 2010 will run until February 26, 2010 only. The much-anticipated event will take place on March 2, 6 pm at the Music Museum. For more details and complete list of nominees, tune in to MYX (Skycable Channel 23).