By: TME | Sound Bound
Following a spectacular tribute to the name, many know all too well, Rivermaya, the MYX Music Awards 2019 was an awards night people will remember especially for Kapamilya star Nadine Lustre with the most triumphant with four wins in the much-awaited event.
Nadine took home Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Media Soundtrack of the Year for Prom with James Reid, and Music Video of the Year for her single St4y Up, directed by Petersen Vargas.
The celebration began with a grand musical act by KZ Tandingan and Acapellago. The awards night also featured special numbers from Janella Salvador who performed her new track Take It Easy, Ben & Ben, Moira and husband Jason Hernandez, St. Wolf, This Band and Unique.
This year’s MYX Magna awardee, Rivermaya, was given a heartwarming performance tribute, reliving the legacy of its past and present members and remembering the band’s contributions to the music scene for the last 25 years.
Guest performers Jolina Magdangal, Jona, Julie Anne San Jose, Juris, Maysh Baay and Moira dela Torre sang Rivermaya’s biggest hits — 214, Awit ng Kabataan, Elesi, Himala, Liwanag sa Dilim, and Ulan.
Rock band Juan Karlos, led by frontman JK Labajo, also won big after winning the highly-coveted Song of the Year award for the song Buwan.
Star Music artist Moira, meanwhile, won Collaboration of the Year for Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw with December Avenue and Mellow Video of the Year for her hit song Tagpuan.
Darren Espanto and I Belong to the Zoo also nabbed two awards each — Darren with Male Artist of the Year and Remake of the Year for Dying Inside to Hold You, and I Belong to the Zoo with New Artist of the Year and MYX Bandarito Performance of the Year.
I Belong to the Zoo, winner of New Artist of the Year and MYX Bandarito Performance of the Year.