On Sunday (10/14), the biggest names in Filipino music graced the New Frontier Theater stage at the 31st Awit Awards ceremony. Some of the awardees include fresh acts such as IV Of Spades, Ben&Ben, and Leanne and Naara, representing today's local music scene.
Here are some of the winners of this year's Awit Awards:
Leanne and Naara accepted their first Awit Award for Best Pop Recording.
Warner Music PH represent!!! THANK YOU for our first ever Awit Award for Best Pop Recording (Run Run)! Congrats to the boys also for bagging trophies and owning the stage tonight! We will forever be fans of your music ❤️❤️❤️— Leanne and Naara (@LeanneAndNaara) October 14, 2018
Will post more photos soon but tonight, we celebrate! pic.twitter.com/MqsWJhKjc2
Darren Espanto was named Favorite Male Artist at this year's Awit Awards
WOW! Thank you to every single one of you who voted for me as your ‘Favorite Male Artist’ at this year’s Awit Awards! Thank you po mga DARRENATICS! Ang lupet niyo, sobra! I’m so so grateful! Thank you to my managements and to everyone who supports me. I love y’all! Thank you Lord! #AwitAwards2018 #31stAwitAwards
Christian Bautista shares his thanks for Kapit.
Dear @xtianfriendsph @indocf @universalrecordsph @stagestalents @gmanetwork Bryan Lotho , thank you making “Kapit “ a success. Thank you @awitawards for the nominations and for this award. I thought Kapit was going to be my last record. I’m glad that the song itself spoke to me. May it speak to you as well : not to give up. Thank you @katramnani For being one of the first to show support when you first heard the raw version . Love you. And Thank You Lord for not giving up on me.
Ben&Ben list their songs that listeners brought "to many magical places."
You bring our songs to many magical places— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) October 15, 2018
LEAVES - AWIT AWARD for Best Inspirational Recording
MAYBE THE NIGHT - OST, Exes Baggage
SUSI - OST, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral
KATHANG ISIP - OST, Nakalimutan Kong Kalimutan Ka
Salamat. Lablab pic.twitter.com/rHstwFyBJ7
KZ Tandingan grabbed the Album of the Year award for Soul Supremacy.
Rivermaya were awarded Best Rock/Alternative Recording of the Year.
Keiko Necessario won Best Collaboration Performance for 'Bituin.'
Best Collaboration Performance for our song “Bituin” 💙 congrats @emceeshehyee 🙌🏼 thank you for your song and your talent! #awitawards2018 💥 pic.twitter.com/at6DRbIYSe— KEIKO NECESARIO 💥 (@KeikoSoundsLike) October 14, 2018
IV of Spades closed in with Music Video of the Year, Record of the Year, Favorite Group Artist, and Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist.
It was a rough year but you clasped us from falling. Thank you for believing in us.— IV OF SPADES (@IVOFSPADES) October 15, 2018
--- AWIT AWARDS 2018 ---
--- Music Video of the Year
--- Record of the Year
--- Favorite Group Artist
--- Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist pic.twitter.com/Ohpi5xZ6EE
The 31st Awit Awards will be aired on IBC 13 on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 8 PM.