The 4th Wish 107.5 Music Awards: Nominees, New Categories, and More

Dec 12, 2018

Now on its fourth year, the highly-anticipated Wish 107.5 Music Awards continues its annual tradition of recognizing and putting the spotlight on the best Filipino acts, songs, and Wishclusive performances.

More than 80 artists whose songs were released and Wishclusives were rendered from November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018 are nominated in the 18 categories of the 4th WMA. The awards night is slated on January 15, 2019, Tuesday, at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Making this edition’s roster of nominees more diverse than the previous WMAs is the addition of two new categories — Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year and Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year. With a broad range of nominated artists across different genres, the latest installment of the awards show promises to be a noteworthy occasion of breaking boundaries and bringing Filipino artistry to the forefront.

Check out the complete list of nominees below:

 

Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year

  • Ben&Ben – “Maybe The Night”
  • Bullet Dumas – “Tugtog”
  • Eloisa – “Blangko”
  • Ethan Loukas – “Dance With Me”
  • Keiko Necesario – “Di Bale Na”
  • Reneé Dominique – “Figure It Out”
  • Sabu – “Tulog Na”
  • The Ransom Collective – “Tides”

 

Wishclusive Urban Performance of the Year

  • Danidea – “Crave”
  • Extrapolation – “Black and White”
  • Fern. – “Lie 2 Me”
  • Leanne and Naara – “New York and Back”
  • Miss Ramonne – “WSK”

 

Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year

  • Abra (feat. DJ Buddah) – “Taya”
  • Al James – “Ngayong Gabi”
  • Blaze N Kane (feat. Pow Chavez) – “Pilipinas”
  • Gloc-9 – “TRPKNNMN”
  • Loonie (feat. Ron Henley) – “Balewala”
  • Partners in Rhymes (feat. Zendee) – “Super Hero”
  • Shanti Dope – “Nadarang”

 

Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year

  • Bobby Skyz – “Masayang Muli”
  • Daryl Ong – “Nais Kong Malaman Mo”
  • Jay R – “Kamusta Ka”
  • Kris Lawrence – “Ikaw Pala”
  • Kyla – “Only Gonna Love You”

 

Wishclusive Rock/Alternative Performance of the Year

  • IV of Spades – “Mundo”
  • Barbie Almalbis – “Torpe”
  • CHNDTR – “Martyr”
  • December Avenue – “Kahit Di Mo Alam”
  • Ian Veneracion – “We’re All Alone”
  • Mayonnaise – “Bakit Part 2”
  • Never The Strangers – “Wag Nating Sayangin”
  • Oh, Flamingo! – “Inconsistencies”
  • Tanya Markova – “High End”
  • The Dawn – “Tulad Ng Dati”

 

Wishclusive Ballad Performance of the Year

  • AJ Rafael – “Without You”
  • I Belong to the Zoo – “Sana”
  • Ice Seguerra – “Ano’ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa”
  • Jaya – “Hanggang Dito Na Lang”
  • Julie Anne San Jose – “Your Song”
  • Kyla – “Mahal Kita Pero Konti Na Lang”
  • Mark Carpio – “Ako Na Lang Sana”
  • Morissette – “Akin Ka Na Lang”

 

Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year

  • Bugoy Drilon – “Namo”
  • Eumee – “Bratatat”
  • Gabbi Garcia – “All I Need”
  • Jessica Sanchez – “Caught Up”
  • Julie Anne San Jose – “Nothing Left”
  • Karylle – “Iloveya”
  • Sue Ramirez – “While We Are Young”
  • Yeng Constantino – “Ako Muna”

 

Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year

  • Bullet Dumas, Ebe Dancel, and Johnoy Danao – “Burnout”
  • Chin Detera, Dotty Chan, Eloisa, Jana Garcia, and Veronica Macato – “Ulan”
  • Jessa Zaragoza and Dingdong Avanzado – “Panghabangbuhay”
  • Moira Dela Torre and IV of Spades – “Huli Na Ba Ang Lahat”
  • Moira Dela Torre and December Avenue – “Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw”

 

Wish Contemporary Folk Song of the Year

  • “Ang Awit Natin” – Janine Teñoso
  • “Dalawang Tao” – Rice Lucido
  • “Ikaw Pa Rin” – Raffy Calicdan
  • “Sunrise” – Ben&Ben
  • “Tagu-Taguan” – Moira Dela Torre
  • “Tides” – The Ransom Collective

 

Wish Urban Song of the Year

  • “Down For Me” – Julie Anne San Jose (feat. Fern.)
  • “HNNP” – Bopek
  • “Into You” – Fern.
  • “Poison” – Darren Espanto
  • “We Got This” – Isabela Vinzon (feat. Alvin Chong)
  • “WIMWY” – Sam Shoaf

 

Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year

  • “Ganid” – Loonie (feat. Ron Henley)
  • “Hayaan Mo Sila” – Ex Battalion
  • “Lagi” – Gloc-9 (feat. Al James)
  • “Mitsa” – Apekz (feat. Mikerapphone)
  • “Shantidope” – Shanti Dope (feat. Gloc-9)
  • “Teritoryo” – Third Flo’

 

Wish R&B Song of the Year

  • “Fix You And Me” – Kyla
  • “Kamusta Ka” – Jay R
  • “Knots” – Moira Dela Torre and Nieman
  • “Mahal Pa Rin Kita” – Daryl Ong
  • “Masayang Muli” – Bobby Skyz

 

Wish Rock/Alternative Song of the Year

  • “Buwan” – Juan Karlos
  • “Blank Pages” – Farewell Fair Weather
  • “In My Prison” – IV of Spades
  • “Kung ‘Di Rin Ikaw” – Mayonnaise
  • “Litrato” – Callalily
  • “Phantoms” – Sponge Cola
  • “Slippin’ Away” – Plan of Fools
  • “Takipsilim” – Autotelic

 

Wish Ballad Song of the Year

  • “Anghel Sa Lupa” – Ice Seguerra
  • “Balang Araw” – I Belong To The Zoo
  • “Bukas Makalawa” – Sam Concepcion
  • “Dulo” – Alexander Diaz
  • “Mahalaga” – Trisha Denise
  • “Paalam Na” – Mikee Misalucha
  • “Right Now” – Isabela Vinzon
  • “Sana Bumalik” – SUD

 

Wish Pop Song of the Year

  • “Crashing” – Kyle Juliano
  • “Love Is Easy” – Maris Racal
  • “Lumang Tugtugin” – Inigo Pascual
  • “Make Me Sing” – Leanne and Naara
  • “Pagka’t Nariyan Ka” – Sam Mangubat
  • “Panaginip” – Morissette
  • “Tahimik” – Yeng Constantino
  • “Walls” – Juan Miguel Severo

 

Wish Promising Artist of the Year

  • Al James
  • CHNDTR
  • Eumee
  • Fern.
  • I Belong To The Zoo
  • Shanti Dope

 

Wish Group of the Year

  • IV of Spades
  • Ben&Ben
  • Callalily
  • December Avenue
  • Ex Battalion
  • Mayonnaise

 

Wish Artist of the Year

  • Gloc-9
  • Julie Anne San Jose
  • Kyla
  • Moira Dela Torre
  • Morissette
  • Yeng Constantino

 

Winners will be determined through the votes of Wishers (20%) and a panel of judges (80%). Wishers can cast their votes via the WMA website, the Wish app, and the Wish YouTube channel. WMA polling sites will also be put up in key establishments across the country.

Polling period is from December 17, 2018 (12 p.m.) until January 15, 2019 (12 p.m.).

Special recognitions including the Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year and the Wishclusive Elite Circle will also be given to honor stand-out Wish Bus performances during the abovementioned eligibility period.

Leave a Reply

Related Articles