Filipino hip hop wins big at the 8th Wish Music Awards!

Held over the weekend (January 22) at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, Filipino radio station Wish 107.5 recognized the best Filipino music from the past year, with the spotlight on its popular exclusive “Wishclusives” series and showcasing performances from several nominees, including Flow G.

Pinoy pop act SB19 took home three major awards on Saturday—the most of any act this year—including their fourth Wishers’ Choice award, which goes to the nominee with the highest number of public votes.

Their hip hop-inspired track “Bazinga” received the Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year award.

 

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Meanwhile, SB19 member Ken a.k.a FELIP was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and his 2021 track “Palayo” won Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year.

James Reid’s “Hello 2.0 (Legends Only),” which features JAY B and ØZI, was named Wish R&B Song of the Year.

Experimental hip hop artist and “The Regionals: Philippines” alum JRLDM clinched the Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year for his Mood Swing cut, “Lagi Na Lang,” featuring Gloc-9.

The Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year award went to “Kagome” by Lo Ki.

Flow-G’s “Praning” won the Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year. The Ex Battalion member also brought home several Wishclusive Elite Circle awards for live Wishclusive performances of four solo and collaborative singles, which earned between 10 million and 100 million views on YouTube.

 

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The winners were determined by votes from a panel of judges (70%) and the public (30%), with major award nominees also naming charity organizations that will receive a donation of PHP100,000 if they win.

The awards show will be streamed on the Wish 107.5 YouTube channel in February.

At the awards ceremony, Flow G and Nik Makino performed their single “Moon.” The former was joined by DJ Phat for his live version of “Kay Ganda.” Flow G had a live band performance of his hit single, “Ibong Adarna,” with Gloc 9.

Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year recipient Lo Ki made his debut at WMA with a double serving of his hits, “Kagome” and “Manifest.”

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Here is the complete list of hip hop and R&B winners at the eighth edition of the Wish Music Awards:

Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year

  • Cean Jr. – “YK”
  • WINNER: FELIP – “Palayo” (Beneficiary: A Home For The Angels Crisis Home For Abandoned Babies Foundation, INC.)
  • Lance Santdas – “Tunay”
  • Sam Concepcion – “Diwata”

Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year

  • WINNER: Flow G – “Praning” (Beneficiary: Adarna Group Foundation, INC.)
  • Gloc-9 – “Pilak”
  • JMARA – “Mahal Kong Pilipinas”
  • JRLDM – “Para Sa Sarili”

Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year

  • WINNER: JRLDM feat. Gloc-9 – “Lagi Na Lang” (Beneficiaries: Make-A-Wish Foundation and Philippine Cancer Society)
  • Lola Amour and Al James – “Madali”
  • Loonie feat. JROA – “Eskapo”
  • Nik Makino feat. Flow G – “Moon”

Wish R&B Song of the Year

  • “Bitaw” – Daryl Ong
  • WINNER: “Hello 2.0 (Legends Only)” – James Reid (Beneficiary: A Home For The Angels Crisis Home For Abandoned Babies Foundation, INC.)
  • “Huling Gabi” – Quest
  • “NVMD” – Denise Julia

Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year 

  • WINNER: “Kagome” – Lo Ki (Beneficiary: ChildHope Philippines)
  • “Manila” – Young Cocoa
  • “PSG” – Al James
  • “Re-up” – Ez Mil

Wish Breakthrough Artist of the Year

  • ena mori
  • WINNER: FELIP (Beneficiary: A Home For The Angels Crisis Home For Abandoned Babies Foundation, INC.)
  • JRLDM

Wish Group of the Year

  • Ben&Ben
  • Lola Amour
  • WINNER: SB19 (Beneficiary: Autism Society Philippines)

 Wish Artist of the Year

  • Flow G
  • WINNER: Moira Dela Torre (Beneficiary: Virlanie Foundation Inc.)
  • Zack Tabudlo

Wishclusive Elite Circle

Bronze Wishclusive Elite Circle (10 million views)

  • Arthur Nery and Janine Teñoso – “Pelikula”
  • Bandang Lapis – “Nang Dumating Ka”
  • Flow G – “Praning”
  • Maymay Entrata – “Amakabogera”
  • Nik Makino feat. Flow G – “Moon”
  • Zildjian – “Ligaw Tingin”

Silver Wishclusive Elite Circle (25 million views) 

  • Arnel Pineda and Morissette – “I Finally Found Someone”
  • CLR – “Bat Ngayon (Part 1)”
  • Ex Battalion – “Hayaan Mo Sila”
  • Nik Makino feat. Flow G – “Moon”
  • Skusta Clee – “Umaasa”

Gold Wishclusive Elite Circle (50 million views)

  • Magnus Haven – “Imahe”
  • MC Einstein feat. Flow G, Yuri Dope, and Jekkpot – “Titig”
  • Michael Pangilinan – “Rainbow”
  • Pricetagg feat. Gloc-9 and JP Bacallan – “Pahina”
  • Nik Makino feat. Flow G – “Moon”

Platinum Wishclusive Elite Circle (75 million views)

  • Bandang Lapis – “Kabilang Buhay”
  • KZ Tandingan – “Two Less Lonely People In The World”
  • Pricetagg feat. CLR – “Kontrabida”
  • Sue Ramirez – “Your Love” 

Diamond Wishclusive Elite Circle (100 million views)

  • Curse One, Dello, Flict-G, and Smugglaz – “Nakakamiss”
  • Gloc-9 feat. Flow G – “Halik”