MANILA—“The show must go on!” despite the pandemic for the Philippine Movie Press Club, Inc. (PMPC).
Known for its glittering, extravagant awards night, the 12 Star Awards for Music, hosted by Sanya Lopez and Alfred Vargas, was a big success.
Held virtually on October 10 via STV and RAD channels, Regine Velasquez was hailed Female Recording Artist of the Year for her song ‘I am Beautiful’. She also won the Female Concert Performer of the Year award for her ‘Iconic’ concert.
Meanhile, it was also a big win for Daniel Padilla as Male Recording Artist of the Year for his song ‘Mabagal’. This Moira Dela Torre/Daniel Padilla duet also won as Song of the year.
A star-studded presentation, the show was also graced by Sarah Geronimo who clinched the Female Pop Artist of the Year award for ‘Ang Tangi Kong Pangarap’ and by Lea Salonga whose ‘Perfect Ten’ was named Concert of the Year.
Kuh Ledesma and Louie Ocampo also received their much-deserved citations, the Pilita Corrales Lifetime Achievement Award and the Levi Celerio Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively.
Performances were headlined by Kuh Ledesma, Gary Valenciano, Marion Aunor and Cool Cat Ash.
Likewise, a Plaque of Appreciation were given each to Kuh Ledesma, Christian Bautista, Jed Madela, Gerald Santos, Luke Mejares, Ima Castro , Jeric Gonzales and Alden Richards for their participation in the PMPC benefit concert, Awit sa Pandemya, held on April 18 this year.
Also recognized were FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño-Seguerra, David Fabros and Rep. Alfred Vargas for their support to the 2021 PMPC Star Awards.
The PMPC, led by its current president, Roldan Castro, expressed his gratitude to FDCP, Director Pete Mariano, Frontrow and Raymond Francisco, RAD and STV Channels.
Here is the list of winners:
NOVELTY ARTIST OF THE YEAR—Cool Cat Ash – Mataba | Star Music;
NOVELTY SONG OF THE YEAR
• Mataba – Cool Cat Ash | Star Music
FOLK/COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR
• Oryang – Davey Langit | Star Music
COMPILATION ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• Himig Handog 2019 – Star Music
. REVIVAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
• Next in Line – Iñigo Pascual | Star Music
FEMALE R & B ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• KZ Tandingan – Halik sa Hangin | Star Music
MALE R & B ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Garth Garcia – Asian Girls | Ivory Music and Video Inc.
R & B ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• Evolution – Star Music
. RAP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Ex Battalion Bozs1ne and Flow G – Miss Flawless | Ex Battallion Music And Frontrow International.
MALE ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Jeric Gonzales – Taksil | GMA Music –
. FEMALE ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Marion Aunor – Paasa | Viva Records
ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• December Avenue – Huling Sandali | Tower of Doom Music –
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• Langit Mong Bughaw – December Avenue | Tower of Doom Music
DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
• Pinapa – Ianna Dela Torre | Star Music
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
• Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre – Mabagal | Star Music
NEW GROUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Three Two One – Hinahanap | Star Music
NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Zephanie – Pangarap Kong Pangarap Mo | Star Music
NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Lucas Garcia – Because You Believed | Star Music
DUO/GROUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Ben & Ben – Pagtingin | Sony Music Philippines
FEMALE POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Sarah Geronimo – Ang Tangi Kong Pangarap | Viva Records –
MALE POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Garrett Bolden – Handa Na Maghintay | GMA Music
POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• Lara Maigue – Lara Maigue | Star Music –
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• Miss Flawless – Ex Battalion Music and Frontrow International
Director: Jomar Lovena and Jill Singson Urdaneta
DUO/GROUP CONCERT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
• Southborder – Romantic Wednesdate | Red Crane Productions and
Resorts World Manila –
FEMALE CONCERT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
• Regine Velasquez – Iconic | iME , NSYshows and Artisthouse –
MALE CONCERT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
• Luke Mejares – Sound Trip Sessions Vol. 1 | Dragon Arc Events Management
CONCERT OF THE YEAR
• Perfect Ten – Resorts World Manila, Ultimate Shows, Inc. and Full House Theater Company, Inc.
FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Regine Velasquez – I am Beautiful | Vehnee Saturno Music Corp. –
MALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Daniel Padilla – Mabagal | Star Music –
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• Himig Handog 2019 – Star Music
SONG OF THE YEAR
• Mabagal – Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre | Star Music