LIST OF WINNERS: 6th Wish Music Awards

by Matthew Escosia
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Wish 107.5 FM brings music and charity together for the 6th Wish Music Awards, their annual show celebrating the best of OPM (Original Pinoy Music).

In light of the recent challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Wish Music Awards (WMAs) held its program at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last January 17 (Sunday) with limited number of people comprised of hosts, performers, industry representatives and organizers, and strict health protocols in place.

To ensure that everyone at home will get to watch the show, the WMAs was livestreamed on the Wish YouTube channel.

A total of 70 acts are part of the nominations for this year’s WMAs, all of which complying to Wish FM’s rules of rendering Wish Bus performances and released songs within the eligibility period (November 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020).

The public were also given a chance to vote online through Wish FM’s website and mobile app. A record-breaking 3.9 million online public votes were made this year.

Here are the list of winners for this year’s Wish Music Awards.

Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year

  • Inigo Pascual – “Balang Araw”
  • SB19 – “Alab”
  • WINNER: The Juans – “Hindi Tayo Pwede” (Beneficiary: A Home For The Angels Crisis Home For Abandoned Babies Foundation, Inc.)
  • TJ Monterde – “Puhon”

Wishclusive Ballad Performance of the Year

  • WINNER: Darren Espanto – “Sasagipin Kita” (Beneficiary: Save the Children Philippines)
  • Jay Kent – “Mahal Pa Rin”
  • John Roa – “Oks Lang”
  • Juris – “Di Lang Ikaw”

Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year

  • Jay R – “No Pressure”
  • Kiana V – “Hide My Love”
  • Kris Lawrence – “Anong Gusto Mo”
  • WINNER: Skusta Clee – “Zebbiana” (Beneficiary: ChildHope Philippines)

Wishclusive Rock/Alternative Performance of the Year

  • I Belong To The Zoo – “Balita”
  • Mayonnaise – “Pahirapan”
  • Moonstar88 – “Naantala”
  • WINNER: Unique Salonga – “Sino” (Beneficiary: Save the Children Philippines)

Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year

  • Kiyo – “Nandito Na”
  • Konflick (ft. Ron Henley) – “Maskara”
  • WINNER: Michael Pacquiao – “Hate” (Beneficiary: A Home For The Angels Crisis Home For Abandoned Babies Foundation, Inc.)
  • Pricetagg (ft. Gloc-9 & JP Bacallan) – “Pahina”

Wishclusive Contemporary R&B Performance of the Year

  • GIBBS – “No Hearts”
  • WINNER: Julie Anne San Jose – “Nobela” (chosen beneficiary to be updated)
  • Paolo Sandejas – “Sorry”
  • the vowels they orbit – “Kiliti”

Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year

  • WINNER: Ben&Ben – “Araw-Araw” (Beneficiary: Adarna Group Foundation, Inc.)
  • Clara Benin – “It’s Okay”
  • Keiko Necesario – “Right Next To You”
  • syd hartha – “paruparo”

Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year

  • Imago, Bente Dos – “Partida”
  • Keiko Necesario, EJ De Perio – “Balang Araw”
  • Quest, Rita Daniela – “Di Ko Akalain”
  • WINNER: The Juans, Janine Teñoso – “BTNS (Bakit ‘To Nangyari Sa’tin)” (Beneficiaries: A Home For The Angels Crisis Home For Abandoned Babies Foundation, Inc. and Operation Smile Foundation Philippines, Inc.)

Wish Pop Song of the Year

  • “Happy Feelin’” – Rico Blanco
  • WINNER: “Love Goes” – SB19 (Beneficiary: House of Refuge Foundation, Inc.)
  • “Safe Zone” – ena mori
  • “Sirang Plaka” – The Juans

Wish Ballad Song of the Year

  • “Di Sapat Pero Tapat” – This Band
  • WINNER: “Hanggang Sa Huli” – Moira Dela Torre (Beneficiary: Virlanie Foundation, Inc.)
  • “Muling Maramdaman” – Dan Ombao
  • “Pipiliin Pang Maghintay” – Noel Cabangon

Wish R&B Song of the Year

  • WINNER: “Better” – Julie Anne San Jose (chosen beneficiary to be updated)
  • “Elated” – August Wahh
  • “Lost” – Inigo Pascual, Moophs
  • “Safe Place” – Kiana V

Wish Rock/Alternative Song of the Year

  • “Huwag Ka Sanang Magagalit” – Unique Salonga
  • WINNER: “Lakas” – COLN (Beneficiary: Save the Children Philippines)
  • “Sinungaling” – Zild
  • “Sunsets” – Oh, Flamingo!

Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year

  • WINNER: “ABAKADA” – Gloc-9 (ft. Mark Beats) (Beneficiary: Philippine Cancer Society)
  • “Iisang Tulay” – Mike Kosa (ft. Skusta Clee & OG Sacred)
  • “Marikit” – Juan & Kyle
  • “Titig” – MC Einstein (ft. Flow G, Yuridope & Jekkpot)
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Gloc-9

Wish Contemporary R&B Song of the Year

  • “Gemini Soul” – Jensen Gomez
  • “Lost” – Paolo Sandejas
  • WINNER: “Teka Lang” – EMMAN *Posthumous award (Beneficiary: Philippine Cancer Society)
  • “Two Worlds” – Armi Millare

Wish Contemporary Folk Song of the Year

  • “Evergreen” – Leanne & Naara
  • “Kwarto Waltz” – Halina
  • WINNER: “Lifetime” – Ben&Ben (Beneficiary: Adarna Group Foundation, Inc.)
  • “Wine” – Clara Benin

Wish Song Collaboration of the Year

  • WINNER: “Habangbuhay” – Noel Cabangon, Leanne & Naara (Beneficiary: A Home For The Angels Crisis Home For Abandoned Babies Foundation, Inc.; Cabangon’s beneficiary to be updated)
  • “I-Boogie Mo Ako Baby” – The Itchyworms, The CompanY
  • “Nais Lang Kitang Saktan” – Mayonnaise, Raymund Marasigan
  • “Plunder My Heart” – Ely Buendia, Cheats

Best Quarantine-Produced Song

  • WINNER: “Manalangin” – The Juans (Beneficiary: A Home For The Angels Crisis Home For Abandoned Babies Foundation, Inc.)
  • “May Pag-asa” – Moira Dela Torre, Jason Marvin
  • “The Silence” – The Itchyworms
  • “This Too Shall Pass” – Rico Blanco

Wish Breakthrough Artist of the Year

  • Michael Pacquiao
  • the vowels they orbit
  • WINNER: Zild (Beneficiary: Save Palawan Seas Foundation, Inc.)
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SB19

Wish Group of the Year

  • Ben&Ben
  • WINNER: SB19 (Beneficiary: House of Refuge Foundation, Inc.)
  • The Itchyworms
  • The Juans

Wish Artist of the Year

  • Clara Benin
  • WINNER: Gloc-9 (Beneficiary: Philippine Cancer Society)
  • Inigo Pascual
  • Rico Blanco

Special Recognitions

  • Wishers’ Choice Award: SB19
  • KDR Icon of Music and Philanthropy: Arnel Pineda
  • KDR Icon of Musical Excellence: Rey Valera
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Rey Valera

Wishclusive Elite Circle Awardees

Bronze Wishclusive Elite Circle (10 million views)

  • Al James – “Pwede Ba” (Lola Amour cover)
  • CLR, Omar Baliw – “K&B”
  • Michael Pacquiao – “Hate”
  • Skusta Clee – “Zebbiana”

Silver Wishclusive Elite Circle (25 million views)

  • Darren Espanto, Morissette – “A Whole New World”
  • Magnus Haven – “Imahe”
  • Moira Dela Torre – “Malaya”

Gold Wishclusive Elite Circle (50 million views)

  • Callalily – “Magbalik”
  • Pricetagg (ft. CLR) – “Kontrabida”

Platinum Wishclusive Elite Circle (75 million views)

  • C. Dawgs – “Pauwi Nako”

The winners of this year’s WMAs were also highlighted for paying their advocacies forward. PHP 100,000 was given to each of the winning acts’ chosen beneficiaries, while the artists received PHP 25,000.

Donations were given to the National Live Events Coalition PH, Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawait, Roadie Superstar, and the Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc. to support the affected workers in the live events and music industries during the pandemic.

“Together with the whole music industry, we will continue to pray to the Almighty for strength, resilience, and hope — dahil alam natin na ang Dios ang mag-iingat sa ating mga puso’t isipan (because we know that God will keep our hearts and minds),” Wish 107.5’s President and CEO Kuya Daniel Razon said.

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