Several hip hop and R&B artists are up for major categories at the 8th Wish Music Awards, which takes place on January 22, 2023, at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

The annual ceremony of Filipino radio station Wish 107.5 will also recognize top performances from its wildly popular Wish Bus YouTube series.

P-pop phenoms SB19 are nominated for 3 awards this year: Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year for their 2021 hit single, “Bazinga.” They are also up for Wish Pop Song of the Year for 2022’s “WYAT” and for the Wish Group of the Year award. Last year, the group bagged a total of 5 awards—winning all categories they were nominated for.

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Meanwhile, SB19 Ken is also a contender for the Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year for “Palayo,” his official debut single as FELIP.

A mix of up-and-coming and veteran artists are nominated for the Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year: Flow G, Gloc-9, JMara, and JRLDM.

JRLDM’s Mood Swing cut, “Lagi Na Lang,” featuring Gloc-9, and Loonie’s “Eskapo” featuring JROA are both up for the Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year award, which has an all-hip hop lineup of nominees.

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Al James’s comeback single in 2022, “PSG;” Young Cocoa’s K-pop co-signed track “Manila;” Ez Mil’s “Re-up;” and Lo Ki’s “Kagome” are competing for the Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year.

James Reid’s “Hello 2.0 (Legends Only),” Quest’s “Huling Gabi,” Denise Julia’s “NVMD,” and Daryl Ong’s “Bitaw” are nominated for Wish R&B Song of the Year.

This year’s edition has 53 acts competing across 19 major categories—with winners bringing home the WMAs trophy, a cash prize worth PHP25,000, and another PHP100,000 for their chosen charitable organization.

See the full list hip hop and R&B nominees below:

Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year

  • 4th Impact – “Here We Go”
  • ena mori – “Vivid”
  • Maymay Entrata – “Amakabogera”
  • SB19 – “Bazinga”

Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year

  • Cean Jr. – “YK”
  • FELIP – “Palayo”
  • Lance Santdas – “Tunay”
  • Sam Concepcion – “Diwata”

Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year

  • Flow G – “Praning”
  • Gloc-9 – “Pilak”
  • JMARA – “Mahal Kong Pilipinas”
  • JRLDM – “Para Sa Sarili”

Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year

  • JRLDM feat. Gloc-9 – “Lagi Na Lang”
  • 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
  • “Hello 2.0 (Legends Only)” – James Reid
  • “Huling Gabi” – Quest
  • “NVMD” – Denise Julia

Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year

  • “Kagome” – Lo Ki
  • “Manila” – Young Cocoa
  • “PSG” – Al James
  • “Re-up” – Ez Mil

Wish Song Collaboration of the Year

  • “Iba” – Zack Tabudlo and Moira Dela Torre
  • “Kamusta” – Shanti Dope feat. Flow G
  • “Mahika” – Adie and Janine Berdin
  • “Pancit” – juan karlos feat. Janine Berdin

Wish Breakthrough Artist of the Year

  • ena mori
  • FELIP
  • JRLDM 

Wish Group of the Year

  • Ben&Ben
  • Lola Amour
  • SB19

Wish Artist of the Year

  • Flow G
  • Moira Dela Torre
  • Zack Tabudlo