"Ultimate artista" ang pagkaka-describe ni Daniel Padilla kay James Reid sa isang episode ng Gandang Gabi Vice.
Speechless at halos hindi naman makapaniwala si James sa positibong pahayag na ito ng kapwa Kapamilya star.
"Wow! I don't know about the ultimate artist, I heard he's doing pretty well on his movie.
"He's right on the top so I don't know how to take that compliment,” sabi ni James nang makausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at Cinema News sa 9th and 10th Star Awards For Music ng Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC).
Ginanap ang event sa Newport Performing Arts Theater, sa Resorts World Manila, noong Linggo, September 9.
Ikinatuwa rin ni James ang paglalarawan ni Daniel kay Nadine Lustre bilang "fearless na babae."
Aniya, "Yes, she's on the phase of exploring herself, finding out what she wants to do next, so I think its really for her."
Masaya rin si James sa mainit na pagtanggap at tagumpay sa takilya ng pelikula nila ni Sarah Geronimo na Miss Granny.
"I'm really happy especially for Sarah, she did an amazing job.
“She's so funny, she was so perfect, really.
"I'm really very happy and thankful to all the fans who supported Miss Granny and continue to support."
Sa Star Awards for Music, inuwi ni James ang tropeyo bilang 2018 Male Pop Artist of The Year, ka-tie si Xian Lim.
Nakamit din ng album niyang Cool Down ang 2018 Pop Album of the Year.
At muli niyang pinasamalatan ang Pop Princess na si Sarah Geronimo.
Sambit ng actor-singer, "It's truly an honor when I'm performing on stage with her, I'm really lucky to be with her on stage."
Para kay James, bonus ang mga parangal na ipinagkaloob sa kanya sa 9th and 10th Star Awards for Music.
"Honestly, when I first made the album Come Dreams, I wasn't planning on winning… I think I won Album of the Year.
"I just made it for my own creative satisfaction, something I really needed at that time.
"So this is really a bonus, I appreciate the recognition."