Pinoy pop group SB19 emerged as the big winner in the MYX Awards 2021, winning three major categories Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Song of the Year, while Pinoy folk-rock band Asin was honored with the MYX Magna recognition for its major contribution to Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
SB19, who also dominated last year’s music awards, won Song of the Year for their hit single “Alab” which also won Music Video of the Year for the accompanying visual directed by Julienne Gueco.
OPM icon Lolita Carbon received the MYX Magna award for Asin, the band behind the classics “Balita,” “Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran,” and “Himig Ng Pag-ibig” who pioneered the use of traditional Filipino instruments in popular music.
The highly anticipated annual music recognition, which determines its winners from fan votes (60%) and artists’ poll (40%), happened virtually last Saturday (August 7) via MYX’s social media pages.
The New Artist of the Year award went to rapper-songwriter Matthaois, while “Dynamite” by BTS was hailed as International Video of the Year.
Ben&Ben earned two wins—Collaboration of the Year with Moira dela Torre for “Paalam” and Mellow Video of the Year for “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay” video directed by Jorel Lising. Rock Video of the Year went to COLN for “Lakas” directed by Vladimer Castañeto, while Michael Pacquaio’s “Love” directed by Edrex Clyde Sanchez and Nick Hernandez won R&B/Hip Hop Video of the Year.
MYX also conferred two distinctive recognitions this year—the Special Achievement Award for Nadine Lustre for her stunning visual album “Wildest Dreams” and the Global Achievement Award for Filipino-American singer Olivia Rodrigo who is making an impact in the industry with her music.
For the first time, MYX also gave recognition to an outstanding livestreamer via the Kumu Music Streamer of the Year award that went to Jex de Castro.
Aside from honoring the past year’s favorite artists and videos, the musical event also showcased numerous foreign and local artists with their amazing performances.
LIST OF MYX AWARDS 2021 WINNERS
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
ALAB – SB19
(DIRECTED BY JULIENNE GUECO)
SONG OF THE YEAR
ALAB – SB19
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MELLOW VIDEO OF THE YEAR
SA SUSUNOD NA HABANG BUHAY – BEN&BEN
(DIRECTED BY JOREL LISING)
ROCK VIDEO OF THE YEAR
LAKAS – COLN FEAT. DALE JAIRUS
(DIRECTED BY VLADIMER CASTAÑETO)
R&B / HIP HOP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
LOVE – MICHAEL PACQUIAO
(DIRECTED BY EDREX CLYDE SANCHEZ AND NICK HERNANDEZ)
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
PAALAM – MOIRA AND BEN&BEN
INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR
DYNAMITE – BTS
GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
MYX MAGNA AWARD
KUMU MUSIC STREAMER OF THE YEAR
JEX DE CASTRO