Wish 107.5 Music Awards, venue for world-class Filipino talents
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4th Impact, The X Factor UK 2015 fifth placer receiving an award at the 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — World-class artists are proud to take part in the collaboration of the next generation of Filipino talents through the 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards last January 16.
“The talent of OPM artists is seen all over the world. Just with that, Wish is already a winner. Secondly, all the youths who have no opportunity to be seen in the mainstream, it’s here. Get aboard the Wish FM bus and your talents will be seen,” Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) Chairman of the Board, Mitch Valdes said.
Judges in the 2nd Wish 107.5 Music Awards are delighted with the big help and opportunity that Wish 107.5 FM station gives to OPM artists.
Veteran singer / composer and actor Gary Valenciano expressed, “I want to thank Wish 107.5 for this platform reaching so many people around the world. And because of all of you, wishers, the rest of the artists see how much you love the artist that you support. And because of that, the artist here is gaining support from other people around the world. It’s a great experience for me.”
True to its advocacy, Wish FM serves as a venue to the unique singing prowess of Filipino artists, amateur and professionals.
Among the winners 2nd WMA were: balladeer Jason Dy, Darren Espanto; Sam Mangubat, X-Factor UK semi finalist 4th Impact; and the Juans.
Jason Dy got the Best Wish Cover, Best Wishclusive Performance by a Male Artist and the Wish Male Artist of the Year.
The young wonder Darren Espanto bagged the Best Wishclusive Performance by a Young Artist; Wish Original Song of the Year by a Male Artist and Wish Young Artist of the Year.
Wish Promising Artist award went to Sam Mangubat while Wishclusive Performance by a Group or a Duo was awarded to the 4th Impact and lastly, The Juans received the Wish Original Song of the Year by a Group or a Duo.
Artists whose Wishclusive videos have garnered at least 10 million Youtube views will be part of the elite circle.
Yearly, artists are eligible to be given recognition, depending on the milestone achieved which is based on the number of views at yearend – bronze award (10 million views), silver award (25 million views), gold award (50 million views), platinum (75 million views) and diamond (100 million views).
On the awards night, three OPM artists were given bronze awards. These are Morissette, Darren Espanto and Bugoy Drilon.
She received a total of 8 awards: Wish Female Artist of the Year, Wish Original Song of the Year by a Female Artist: “Throwback” with KZ Tandingan, Best Wishclusive Collaboration: “I Finally Found Someone” with Arnel Pineda, Best Wishclusive Performance by a Female Artist: “Secret Love Song” , Wish Reactors’ Choice: “Secret Love Song”, Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year: “Secret Love Song”, Wishclusive Elite Circle Award (Bronze): “Against All Adds”, Wishclusive Elite Circle Award (Bronze): “Secret Love Song”.
Morisette Amon expressed, “I am really really grateful to all those shared my videos, all those who were able to relate to the song. Thank you very much. I would also like to acknowledge, of course, the YouTube reactors’ videos which I also watch at home. And on behalf of all the artists and all the performers, thank you so much once again wish for letting us perform.”
Of course, the highlight of the Wish Awards is the P100,000 received by each chosen charitable institutions of every winner.
DJ Robin Nievera conveyed, “It’s amazing this is an award show with a lot of first, its giving away award for viral videos, giving away awards for views, but the biggest award that they are giving is, whoever the winner is, those winners get to pick a beneficiary they prefer. [And] one hundred thousand pesos given by Wish [ 1075 ]. So, that’s the best thing about it. All the winners get to giveaway and help another kind of community.” — Mon Jocson / UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — Wish Music Awards will return to Araneta Coliseum this year but under a new normal setting.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wishers and music artists have remained in the safety of their homes but the music never stopped. For the 2021 Wish Music Awards, several OPM artists will once again provide world-class performances on January 17 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Minimum health standards will be implemented in the venue, with limited attendance. Those who will enter the Big Dome will also undergo swab testing before the event. Wearing of face mask and physical distancing are also a must for the event-goers.
Gloc-9, KZ Tandingan, Ben&Ben, SB19, and other OPM artists will perform at the WMA. The event will be hosted by Christian Bautista and Gretchen Ho and will be broadcasted live via YouTube.
MANILA, Philippines — All-hits FM radio station, Wish 107.5 on Sunday (December 20) took “wishers’” and fans all over the world to a journey into its inception and success while being serenaded by some of the top Filipino artists in a virtual concert entitled “Behind the Wishper.”
OPM A-listers such as KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Morisette Amon, Bugoy Drilon, balladeer Marco Sison, the Wishfuls , The Juans among other special guests performed during the special digital concert streamed live on Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel.
The artists paid homage to Kuya Daniel Razon, the station’s innovator — and the voice behind the station’s “voiceprint”— for conceptualizing a unique platform for singers and composers of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), to showcase their talent not only in the Philippines but in the international music scene.
“It feels good na mayroong [Wish 107.5] na sobra ang support sa OPM. Hindi lang sa malalaking singers. Talagang open ang pinto ninyo for the new breeds to show their music,” said snger-composer Yeng Constantino.
Singer Bugoy Drilon echoed the same sentiment: “Sobrang malaki ang naitulong ng (Wish 107.5) kasi nagbigay sila ng avenue sa Filipino talents around the world.”
“Not only mainstream but even underground, they all deserve na marinig ang talent nila at music nila and (Wish 107.5) gave it to them, to us,” he added. Bugoy celebrated his 10th year anniversary in the industry with a first solo concert organized by Wish 107.5 in 2018.
Part of last night’s concert was a look back at the station’s charitable endeavors among which is the Wish Music Awards where winning artists are given the chance to help their chosen charities.
“The reason why Wish 107.5 is getting bigger and bigger kumbaga mas marami pang blessings na natatanggap ang Wish 107.5 is because they never forget to give back and to pay it forward,” noted Asia’s soul supreme, KZ Tandingan.
KZ was the first Filipino artist to perform at the Dubai World Trade Center which was made possible through Wish 107.5. She was proud to note how her Wishclusive videos helped her land a spot in a singing competition in China. The experience was an important milestone in the artist’s career.
During the concert, the station distributed 107 tablets to student beneficiaries for their online classes.
“Sabi ko nga mas blessed iyong feeling na nakaka-bless din tayo ng ibang tao kasi the fact na mayroon tayong abilidad at may pagkakataon tayong makatulong. Sobrang thankful ako na ginagawa ng Wish iyon kasi nagkakaroon kami ng venue para makatulong din sa iba,” said singer Daryl Ong who was hailed Wish Male Artist of the Year in 2016.
Like most wishers, the artists expressed their gratitude to Kuya Daniel for breathing new life into Filipino music through digital media and paving the way for OPM into the global airwaves.
“I think that’s the reason why a lot of artists love to always come back to Wish 107.5 kasi kay Kuya Daniel pa lang ang sarap na palagi ng trato. He respects you as an artist and as an individual,” noted KZ
“Thank you again for all your efforts, for your vision of Filipino music, for putting Filipino musicians and artists sa harapan ng publiko para makita nila kung gaano kaganda ang ating sariling musika,” said national artist for music, Ryan Cayabyab who wished Kuya Daniel more wisdom and more innovations ahead for OPM.
After the special concert, Wish 107.5 announced the next big project happening on January 15, 2021 — the 6th Wish Music Awards. Nominations for favorite artists officially opened on November 9, 2020.
As an added milestone, “Behind the Wishper” concert trended at number one spot with the hashtag #BehindTheWISHper on Philippine trends logging 14,400 tweets on Twitter.
Continuing its tradition in its fifth year, the Wish 107.5 Music Awards will once again recognize the people who have given significant contributions to the thriving Filipino music industry.
For the 5th WMA — which is slated on January 19, 2020, at the Mall of Asia Arena — over 60 acts are vying for 18 categories. The eligibility period is from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019.
The winners will be determined via text votes (30%) and votes from a select panel of judges (70%). The voting period will be from December 16 until January 17, 2020, at 12 noon.
Check out the complete list of nominees below:
WISHCLUSIVE POP PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
SB19 – “Go Up”
Inigo Pascual – “Catching Feelings”
Jaya – “Tayo Pala Talaga”
Malaya Macaraeg – “Baga Ka’g Face”
WISHCLUSIVE BALLAD PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
KZ Tandingan – “Quicksand”
Music Hero – “KLWKN”
Juris – “Paano Kung”
Jayda – “Happy For You”
WISHCLUSIVE R&B PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Michael Pangilinan – “Rainbow”
Quest – “Permanente”
Justin Vasquez – “Love”
Kiana – “See Me”
WISHCLUSIVE ROCK/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Typecast – “Mulat Na Mata”
Mayonnaise – “Tayo Na Lang Dalawa”
IV of Spades – “Bawat Kaluluwa”
The Ransom Collective – “I Don’t Care”
WISHCLUSIVE HIP-HOP PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
O.C. Dawgs – “Pauwi Nako”
Pricetagg (featuring CLR) – “Kontrabida”
Alex Bruce – “Pull It Off”
ALLMO$T – “Dalaga”
WISHCLUSIVE CONTEMPORARY FOLK PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Clara Benin – “I Rose Up Slowly”
Rice Lucido – “Heto Na Naman”
Pinkmen – “Hanggang Sa Muli”
Ben&Ben – “Mitsa”
WISHCLUSIVE URBAN PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Ben&Ben – “Pagtingin”
KZ Tandingan – “Nag-iisa Na Naman”
Lola Amour – “Pwede Ba”
Arthur Nery – “Life Puzzle”
WISHCLUSIVE COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
KZ Tandingan, Shanti Dope – “Imposible”
Clara Benin, Munimuni – “Solomon”
Moira, I Belong To The Zoo – “Patawad, Paalam”
Morissette, Darren Espanto – “A Whole New World”
WISH POP SONG OF THE YEAR
“Take It Easy” – Janella Salvador
“Karera” – TJ Monterde
“Ikaw At Ikaw Pa Rin” – Sam Mangubat
“Kahit Ayaw Mo Na” – This Band
WISH BALLAD SONG OF THE YEAR
“Ikaw At Ako” – Moira, Jason Marvin
“Regrets” – Julie Anne San Jose
“Diyan Ba Sa Langit” – Morissette, Jason Dy
“Punas Luha” Earl Generao
WISH R&B SONG OF THE YEAR
“Binhi” – Arthur Nery
“Fly You To The Moon” – Justin Vasquez
“Maybe A Little Bit” – Ylona Garcia, Jay R
“Filipina Girl” – Billy Crawford, James Reid, Marcus Davis
WISH ROCK/ALTERNATIVE SONG OF THE YEAR
“Nagbabalik” – IV of Spades, Rico Blanco
“Huling Sandali” – December Avenue
“Sanity” – Lola Amour
“Bukod-Tangi” – Unique Salonga
WISH HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
“Urong; Sulong” – Kiyo, Alisson Shore
“Pati Pato” – Shanti Dope, Gloc-9, Chito Miranda, DJ Klumcee
“‘Yokona” – CLR
“LATINA” – Al James
WISH CONTEMPORARY FOLK SONG OF THE YEAR
“Kapit” – Armi Millare
“Ayaw” – syd hartha
“An Opportunity To Go To The Moon” – Reese Lansangan
“Wait” – Over October
WISH URBAN SONG OF THE YEAR
“Rumours” – Nathan & Mercury
“Sway” – Paolo Sandejas
“Don’t Let Go” – Memphiis
“Blithe” – Keiko Necesario
WISH BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WISH GROUP OF THE YEAR
IV of Spades
WISH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
As in the previous installments, the WMA will again give a cash prize of Php 25,000 to the major award winners, and another Php 100,000 to their respective beneficiaries.
Apart from the major awards, Wishclusive Elite Circle awards will also be given to honor acts whose Wishclusive videos have garnered at least 10 million views during the eligibility period.
The 5th WMA will also pay tribute to industry heroes through two new special awards, which are named after the main man behind Wish 107.5 — Kuya Daniel Razon.
The KDR Icon of Musical Excellence Award aims to recognize an industry luminary who has left an indelible mark in the music scene through his/her/their exemplary contributions. The KDR Icon of Music and Philanthropy Award, on the other hand, shines the spotlight on a person or a group that uses music to positively impact the lives of others.
The 5th Wish 107.5 Music Awards is happening on January 19, 2020 (7 p.m. PHT) at the Mall of Asia Arena, with performances by KZ Tandingan, Moira, Morissette, Julie Anne San Jose, Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, Janine Teñoso, This Band, Unique, Nathan & Mercury, and fast-rising American pop and R&B star, AJ Mitchell. The awards night will be directed by Paolo Valenciano and hosted by Gretchen Ho and Christian Bautista.
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