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Star Music, Jonathan Manalo bag numerous noms at Awit Awards 2015

Jonathan Manalo scored the most number of nominations for any composer/record producer in all categories at the prestigious award-giving body.

Star Cinema Admin
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8/4/2015 in News
Star Music, Jonathan Manalo bag numerous noms at Awit Awards 2015

Star Music and its audio content head Jonathan Manalo swept nominations in various categories at the Awit Awards 2015.
Jonathan got 12 nominations for the following songs he composed/produced for various artists:
Album of the Year: “The Nightingale Returns” (Lani Misalucha)
Best Ballad Recording: "Ikaw" (Yeng Constantino) and "Paano" (Lani Misalucha)
Best Dance Recording: "This Love is Like" (Toni Gonzaga)
Best Novelty Recording: “Boom Panes” (Vice Ganda)
Best Inspiration/Religious Recording: "May Bukas Pa" (Lani Misalucha Feat. Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan & Yeng Constantino), "This Love is Like" (Toni Gonzaga), and "Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino" (Gary Valenciano)
Best Jazz Recording: "Ikaw Lamang" (Lani Misalucha)
Best Song Written for Movie/ TV/ Stage Play: "Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino" (TFC song for their 20th anniversary), "Tangi Kong Kailangan" (Lea Salonga with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, from the teleserye "Dyesebel"), and "Sabihin Mo Sa Akin" (by Klarisse de Guzman, from the teleserye “Mirabella”)
The certified hit record producer expressed his gratitude over the nominations.
“So ‪Grateful for the 12 Nominations that I've got in the ‪28th Awit Awards (for the songs & records that I've either written or produced),” he said in a statement. “Salamat sa lahat ng mga nakasama ko in producing these records. All the composers, arrangers, musicians, recording engineers, maraming salamat!”
He added, “I also would like to share this honor to the following artists whom I've worked with in the said nominations, ‎Lani Misalucha, ‪Gary Valenciano, ‪‎Lea Salonga, ‎Yeng Constantino, ‪‎Toni Gonzaga, ‪‎KZ Tandingan, ‪Vice Ganda, ‪‎Angeline Quinto, and ‪the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra. Special mention to Dhuntz Dante Tanedo who engineered, mixed, and mastered all my music productions! Salamat sir! I bring back all the glory & honor to my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! Thank you Lord!”
Below are the other nominated entries under Star Music as posted on the Awit Awards official website:
“Kapalaran” by Gary Valenciano for Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
“May Bukas Pa” for Best Collaboration
“Hatid Sundo” by Gimme 5” and “Love is Killing Me” by Generation for Best Performance by a Group Recording Artists
“Akin Ka Na Lang” by Morissette Amon for Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist
“Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako” by Michael Pangilinan and “Muling Magbabalik” by Paolo Valenciano for Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
“Ako’y Tinamaan” by Reo Brothers, “Love is Killing Me” by Generation, and “Pinoy Ako” by ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra for Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists
“Ikaw” by Yeng Constantino and “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” by KZ Tandingan for Song of the Year
“Ikaw,” “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako,” and “Paano” for Best Ballad Recording
"Parusa" for Best Rock/Alternative Recording
"Papa Francisco Mabuhay Po Kayo" by Jamie Rivera for Best World Music Recording
"Boom Panes" by Vice Ganda, "Walang Basagan Ng Trip" by Jugs and Teddy, and "Tambalang OMG" by Enchong Dee and Alex Gonzaga for Best Novelty Recording
"May Bukas Pa," "This Love is Like," and "Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing Ng Pilipino" for Best Inspirational/ Religious Recording
"Thank You, Thank You Ang Babait Ninyo" for Best Christmas Recording
"Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino" and "Tangi Kong Kailangan" for Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play
"Bulag, Pipi, Bingi" for Best Engineered Recording
"Walking A Fine Line" for Music Video of the Year
Awit Awards 2015 is presented annually by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) and Laurel Media to recognize the outstanding achievements in the music industry. The event happens on Aug. 25 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.

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