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Wish Music Awards 2018 Winners

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Last January 15, 2018, the country’s No. 1 FM Station on YouTube, Wish 107.5, announced the winners from their 3rd Wish Music Awards 2018 held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The event, themed “Taking Filipino Music Across the Globe” and was hosted by Christian Bautista and Gretchen Ho. The event was to gather and recognized the best and well-loved Filipino musicians and artists.

For a complete look of the winners, check out the list below:

MAJOR AWARDS

Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year

  • Ben&Ben – “Ride Home”
  • Dane Hipolito – “Krayola”
  • Daniel Ombao – “Paper Plane”
  • Keiko Necesario – “Away From The Current”
  • WINNER: Moira Dela Torre – “Malaya” (Beneficiary: Save The Children)
  • Reese Lansangan – “Exploration No. 5”
  • Zsaris – “Alangan”

Wishclusive Urban Performance of the Year

  • Apartel – “That’s What She Said”
  • Extrapolation – “Feeling Better”
  • WINNER: IV of Spades – “Ilaw Sa Daan” (Beneficiary: Cancervants PH)
  • Kjwan – “One Look”
  • Leanne and Naara – “Run Run”

Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year

  • Billy Crawford – “Future”
  • Jay R – “Kabilang Dako”
  • Kris Lawrence – “Versace On The Floor”
  • WINNER: Michael Pangilinan – “Tayo Na Lang” (Beneficiary: Save The Children)
  • Quest – “Walang Hanggan”
  • Radha – “If I Ain’t Got You”

Wishclusive Rock/Alternative Performance of the Year

  • Barbie Almalbis – “Tabing Ilog”
  • Mayonnaise – “Jopay”
  • Pedicab – “Soul Riot”
  • Sponge Cola – “Gemini”
  • WINNER: Tom’s Story – “Anchors” (Beneficiary: Teach For The Philippines)

Wishclusive Ballad Performance of the Year

  • WINNER: 5thGen – “Panahon” (Beneficiary: Cribs Foundation Inc.)
  • Angeline Quinto – “At Ang Hirap”
  • Glaiza De Castro – “Bato Sa Buhangin”
  • Juris – “Forevermore”
  • Kaye Cal – “Why Can’t It Be”
  • Marcelito Pomoy – “The Prayer”
  • Sue Ramirez – “Your Love”

Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year

  • December Avenue – “Dahan”
  • Inigo Pascual – “Dahil Sa’yo”
  • Kiana Valenciano – “Circles”
  • KZ Tandingan – “Two Less Lonely People In The World”
  • WINNER: Morissette – “Rise Up” (Beneficiaries: Sto. Niño Home For The Aged Inc. and Meritxell Children’s World Foundation Inc.)
  • Nina – “Jealous”

Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year

  • Bituin Escalante/Frenchie Dy/Radha – “Saving All My Love For You”
  • Clara Benin/Dane Hipolito – “Your Universe”
  • WINNERS: Curse One/Dello/Flict-G/Smugglaz – “Nakakamiss” (Beneficiary: Bukas Palad Foundation)
  • Keiko Necesario/Quest – “While We Are Young”
  • KZ Tandingan/TJ Monterde – “Ikaw At Ako Pa Rin”
  • Yeng Constantino/Erik Santos – “Paano Ba Ang Magmahal”

Wishclusive Performance of the Year by an International Artist

  • David Archuleta – “Up All Night”
  • WINNER: Dua Lipa – “Blow Your Mind”
  • Gabe Bondoc – “Gentlemen Don’t”
  • Jasmine Thompson – “Old Friends”
  • The Moffatts – “Miss You Like Crazy”

Wish Contemporary Folk Song of the Year

  • “A Song Inspired By You” – Gabrielle Gross
  • “Alangan” – Zsaris
  • “Krayola” – Dane Hipolito
  • WINNER: “Leaves” – Ben&Ben (Beneficiary: Bukas Palad Foundation)
  • “Open Road” – The Ransom Collective

Wish Urban Song of the Year

  • WINNER: “Labo” – KZ Tandingan (Beneficiary: Save The Children)
  • “Misfits” – Kiana Valenciano ft. Sam Concepcion
  • “Run Run” – Leanne and Naara
  • “Space Travel” – Moophs ft. Xela
  • “Twelve” – Alessandra De Rossi
  • “Win The Moment” – Quest ft. KZ Tandingan

Wish R&B Song of the Year

  • “Future” – Billy Crawford
  • “Isang Numero” – Kris Lawrence
  • WINNER: “Kabilang Dako” – Jay R (Beneficiary: Child Haus)
  • “Palaging Ikaw” – Aicelle Santos
  • “Unang Hakbang” – Quest ft. Keiko Necesario

Wish Rock/Alternative Song of the Year

  • “Alon” – Hale
  • “Balewala” – Brisom
  • “Dear Laarni” – BennyBunnyBand
  • WINNER: “Hey Barbara” – IV of Spades (Beneficiary: Cancervants PH)
  • “Insomnia” – Hilera
  • “Kung Pwede Lang” – Soapdish
  • “Sinta” – Glaiza De Castro

Wish Ballad Song of the Year

  • WINNER: “Ano Nga Ba Tayo” – Jona (Beneficiary: The Philippine Animal Welfare Society)
  • “At Ang Hirap” – Angeline Quinto
  • “Hugot” – Regine Velasquez-Alcasid
  • “Kahit Kunwari” – TJ Monterde
  • “Kay Tagal” – Mark Carpio

Wish Pop Song of the Year

  • “Cool Down” – James Reid
  • “Huling Gabi” – Moira Dela Torre ft. Quest
  • WINNER: “Mahika” – TJ Monterde (Beneficiary: Inspire Metro)
  • “Nasayang Lang” – The Juans
  • “Walk Alone” – Sabu

Wish Promising Artist of the Year

  • WINNER: Extrapolation (Beneficiary: Save The Children)
  • Gabrielle Gross
  • IV of Spades
  • Kiana Valenciano
  • Sabu
  • Sue Ramirez
  • Tom’s Story

Wish Young Artist of the Year

  • Angelina Cruz
  • Ataska
  • Claudia Barretto
  • Sassa
  • WINNER: Ylona Garcia (Beneficiary: Visayan Forum Antipolo)

Wish Group/Duo of the Year

  • Apartel
  • WINNER: Ben&Ben (Beneficiary Bukas Palad Foundation)
  • December Avenue
  • Hale
  • Leanne and Naara
  • Moonstar88
  • Sponge Cola

Wish Artist of the Year

  • Bugoy Drilon
  • Glaiza De Castro
  • Jona
  • KZ Tandingan
  • Moira Dela Torre
  • WINNER: Morissette (Beneficiaries: Sto. Niño Home For The Aged Inc. and Meritxell Children’s World Foundation Inc.)
  • TJ Monterde

SPECIAL AWARDS

Wishclusive Viral Videos of the Year

  • Curse One/ Dello/ Flict-G/ Smugglaz – “Nakakamiss”
  • Moira Dela Torre – “Malaya”
  • KZ Tandingan – “Two Less Lonely People In The World”

Wish Reactors’ Choice

  • Morissette – “Rise Up”

Wishclusive Elite Circle

Bronze Awardees (10 million YouTube views)

  • Curse One/ Dello/ Flict-G/ Smugglaz – “Nakakamiss”
  • Kris Lawrence – “Versace On The Floor”
  • Michael Pangilinan – “Your Love”
  • Moira Dela Torre – “Malaya”
  • Morissette – “Chandelier”
  • Regine Velasquez-Alcasid – “Araw-Gabi”
  • Yeng Constantino – “Ikaw”

Silver Awardees (25 million YouTube views)

  • Bugoy Drilon – “One Day”
  • KZ Tandingan – “Tadhana”
  • KZ Tandingan – “Two Less Lonely People In The World”
  • Morissette – “Against All Odds”
  • Sue Ramirez – “Your Love”

Gold Awardee (50 million YouTube views)

  • Morissette – “Secret Love Song”

All the winners will give cash donations to their chosen beneficiaries. While those who bagged major awards received Php 25,000, their respective charitable groups were granted with Php 100,000. Wish 107.5 has shelled out a total of Php 2.125 million for this year alone.

This year’s panel of judges were composed of OPM heavyweights Gino Padilla, Noel Cabangon, Arnel Pineda and Kuh Ledesma, The Dawn’s vocalist Jett Pangan and guitarist/music journalist Francis Reyes, National Youth Commission Chairperson Aiza Seguerra, and Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors President Isah Red. One slot was also given to accommodate the collective votes of the Wish jocks.

Congratulations to all the winners and to Wish 107.5 family! More Power and God Bless!

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