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2018 Awit Awards Nominees Revealed

Jona, KZ Tandingan, Gloc 9, Regine Velasquez, and James Reid are all vying for Album of the Year in the 31st edition of the Awit Awards. Meanwhile, Moira dela Torre’s “Titibotibo” and KZ Tandingan’s “Labo” are up for Song of the Year. So who are the other OPM artists who got a prestigious nomination or two?

Here is the list of nominees:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
Sampu – Jona
Titibo-tibo – Moira dela Torre
Labo – KZ
Hugot – Regine Velasquez
241 – Janine Teñoso

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Kabilang Dako – Jay-R
Dying Inside to Hold You – Darren Espanto
Idjay – Davey Langit
Nakakalokal – Ogie Alcasid
Cool Down – James Reid

BEST COLLABORATION
Till the End of Time – Jona feat. Boyband PH
Kung Ako Nalang Sana – Kaye Cal feat. Maya and Michael Pangilinan
Rotonda – Gloc-9 and Joey Ayala
Bituin – Shehyee and Keiko Necesario
Unang Hakbang – Quest feat. Keiko Necesario

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
Gisingin Mo Na Lang Ako (Kung Tayo Na) – Eevee
Cool Lang (On & Off) – True Faith
Peroplano – Acapellago
Hey Barbara IV of Spades
Maybe the Night – Ben & Ben

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST
The Greatest Love of All – Jona Soquite
Walang Tayo – Ana Ramsey
Finally Found It – Claudia Barretto
Ang Bagal Mo Chong – Aubrey Caraan
Walk Alone – SaBu

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST
Gaga – Nar Cabico
Refrain – Ian Veneracion
Maybe It’s Time – RJ dela Fuente
Invincible – Joseph Santos
Tanging Ikaw – Jem Cubil

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW GROUP RECORDING ARTIST
Till the Speakers Blow – Sub Projekt Band
Super Hero – Partners in Rhymes
Tanghaling Tapat – 406 Unit
Paano Na – After5
One Plus One – Nitro

BEST MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT
Wala Lang – Jungee Marcelo
Sunshine – Miles Experience
Itatago Na Lang – Albert Tamayo
Nakakalokal – Jem Florendo
Matibay – Marvin Querido
241 – Benjie Pating Jr.

BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT
Till the End of Time – Jonathan Manalo
Kung Ako na lang Sana – Jonathan Manalo
Unleash the Diva – Jonanthan Manalo
Head Over Heels – Moy Ortiz
Peroplano – Acapellago

BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING
Sunshine – Eric Perlas
Nakakalokal – Angee Rozul
Last Goodnight – Dante Tañedo
Nag-Iisa Na Naman – Boggie Manipon
Alon – Roll Martinez & Christanthony Vinzons

BEST BALLAD RECORDING
Kung Alam Mo Lang – Zsaris
Daraan Lamang – Cookie Chua
Ikaw ang Tanging Pag-Ibig Ko – Ogie Alcasid
Naririnig Mo Ba – Morissette Amon
Sandaang Habangbuhay – Yassi Pressman

BEST POP RECORDING
Demonyo – Juan Karlos Labajo
Nakakalokal – Ogie Alcasid
Kapit – Christian Bautista
Tandang-tanda – Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana
Run Run – Leanne And Naara

BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE RECORDING
Gisingin Mo Na Lang Ako (Kung Tayo Na) – Eevee
Juan Leg Chacha – Mitoy Yonting
Demonyo – Juan Karlos Labajo
Manila – Rivermaya
Tempura – Sponge Cola

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Idjay – Davey Langit
Air Tonight – Bugoy Drilon
Maybe the Night – Ben & Ben
Gabi ng Lagim – The Chong Keys

BEST NOVELTY RECORDING
Gaga – Nar Cabico
So Long Talong – Jojo Alajar
Gigil si Aquo – Vice Ganda
Toinks – Maymay Entrata
Aspin – Awra

BEST DANCE RECORDING
Into You – Fern
Paano Na – After5
Princesa – Pop Girls
Friction – Edana and Moophs
Phone Down – Moophs feat. Sam Concepcion

BEST INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
Pagkakataon (Wag Kang Titigil) – Miles Experience
Tell the World of His Love – Various Artists
Restart Back to Love – Various Artists
Skybound – Regine Velasquez
Leaves – Ben & Ben

BEST CHRISTMAS RECORDING
Santa Dear – Hazel Faith
Buong Puso Magmahal ngayong Pasko – Kapuso Artists
Una Kong Pasko – Papa Obet
Just Love – Kapamilya Artists
Simbang Gabi – About Radio

BEST RAP/HIPHOP RECORDING
Sulong – The Hybrid Project
Ang Panday – Ebe Dancel and Gloc-9
Nadarang – Shanti Dope
TRPKNNMN – Gloc-9 feat. Agsunta
Bituin – Shehyee and Keiko Necesario

BEST R&B RECORDING
Your Space – South Border
Isang Numero – Kris Lawrence
Impossible – KZ
Tayo na Lang Kasi – Kyla and Jason Dy
Unleash the Diva – 4th Impact

BEST REGIONAL RECORDING
Diri – Poppert
Cebuana – Karencitta
Gibuhat ko ang Tanan – Jude Pastor
Inday – Juanita Romualdez
Tumang Kamingaw – Empty Canvass

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOVIE/TV/STAGE PLAY
Alaalarawan – Noel Comia Jr.
Ang Panday – Ebe Dancel and Gloc 9
Saglit – Moira dela Torre
Sa Ngalan ng Pag-Ibig – Jessa Zaragosa
Mi Amor – Nicole Omillo

BEST COVER ART
Metropolitan
Soberhaul
Soul Supremacy
Run Run
Di Makatulog

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Manila – Rivermaya
Hey – Matteo Guidicelli
Tempura – Sponge Cola
TRPKNNMN – Gloc 9 feat. Agsunta
Bituin – Shehyee feat. Keiko Necesario
Where Have You Been, My Disco – IV of Spades

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Mahika – TJ Monterde
Labo – KZ
Titibo-tibo – Moira dela Torre
Kapit – Christian Bautista
Hey Barbara – IV of Spades

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Jona (Jona)
Soul Supremacy (KZ)
Rotonda (Gloc 9)
R 3.0 (Regine Velasquez)
Palm Dreams (James Reid)

SONG OF THE YEAR
Mahika – TJ Monterde
Labo – KZ
Titibo-tibo – Moira dela Torre
Sampu – Jona
TRPKNNMN – Gloc-9 and Agsunta
Unang Hakbang – Quest feat. Keiko Necesario

There’s no announcement yet on when or where will the 31st Awit Awards will be held this year.

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