Lea Salonga is Myx Magna Awardee


The country’s no. 1 music channel MYX has once again honored Filipino music (OPM) and artists at this year’s glamorous 80’s themed MYX Music Awards held at the Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan last Wednesday (March 20).

Much-coveted trophies were given to the deserving winners from 18 various categories while the MYX Magna award was bestowed to the Filipino global artist, Lea Salonga handed by MYX Channel Head Andre Allan Alvarez.

Prior to this, Julie Ann San Jose, Erik Santos, K-La Rivera, Juris, Richard Poon, Nikki Gil, Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go, amazed the crowd as they paid tribute to Salonga as they sang their own renditions of “I Am But A Small Voice,” “A Whole New World,” “We Could Be In Love,” “Reflection,” and “Sun And Moon” which she popularized in the well-loved musical “Miss Saigon.”

These artists celebrated Salonga’s achievements by singing “Tagumpay Nating Lahat” all together.

Salonga was surprised and overwhelmed witnessing country’s quality artists singing her songs. “All they told me was I would just receive this trophy. They did not tell me that eight of our country’s brightest and best singers would be singing my music, and with all due respect to the people at MYX, I think the biggest reward I got tonight came from these eight incredible people who more than did justice to my music,” she said.

She also imparted that passion is the biggest factor for an artist to excel in the business. “You have to love this more than air, more than food, more than sex. All I’m saying is that it has to be a basic need as what can make you survive as a human being,” she added.

The MYX Magna Award is given to an icon who established an image and sound of Filipino music, not only in the Philippines, but also abroad.

Top awards also honored Sarah Geronimo as she was named Favorite Artist while Abra’s “Gayuma” with Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar was awarded Favorite Music Video of the Year.

Christian Bautista was awarded Favorite Male Artist, while Yeng Constantino was recognized as the Favorite Female Artist. Daniel Padilla, meanwhile, was named Favorite New Artist.

This year’s MYX Music Awards was packed with remarkable performances from several music acts by the country’s most talented guest performers. Among those who performed at the Music Museum stage were Beatbox Philippines, Yeng Constantino, Princess Velasco, Robin Nievera, Sam Concepcion, Anja Aguilar, KZ Tandingan, Zendee, Kean Cipriano, Elmo Magalona, Neocolours, Abra, Rhay Ty, Jose Amarra, Quest, Kamikazee, Hilera, and Typecast.

It was hosted by well-loved MYX VJs Iya, Nikki, Chino, Michelle and K.A. with fabulous celebrities as presenters.

For more information, to log-on to www.myxph.com and www.facebook.com/MYX.Philippines and follow @myxphilippines on Twitter.

Catch Myx Music Awards 2013 full telecast as it airs on Studio 23 on Saturday (March 23) at 6:30pm with replays on March 25 (1:30p.m), 29 (5:30p.m) and 31 (11:00a.m).

Here is the complete list of winners at the MYX Music Awards 2013:

Favorite Song – “Sirena” – Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel
Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ – Julie Anne San Jose
Favorite Media Soundtrack – “Moving Closer” – Never The Strangers

Favorite Remake – “Bakit Pa Ba” – Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video – Elmo Magalona
Favorite K-Pop Video – “Sexy, Free, and Single” – Super Junior

Favorite International Video – “One Thing” – One Direction
Favorite Collaboration – “Sirena” – Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel
Favorite MYX Live Performance – Gloc-9

Favorite Urban Video – “Gayuma” – Abra feat. Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar
Favorite Rock Video – “Huling Sayaw” – Kamikazee feat. Kyla
Favorite New Artist – Daniel Padilla

Favorite Mellow Video – “I’ll Be There” – Julie Anne San Jose
Favorite Group – Callalily
Favorite Female Artist – Yeng Constantino

Favorite Male Artist – Christian Bautista
Favorite Artist – Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Music Video – “Gayuma” – Abra feat. Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar

MYX Magna Awardee – Lea Salonga

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