Filipino boy group SB19—composed of Sejun, Josh, Stell, Ken and Justin—ruled the MYX Awards 2020 after being hailed as both New Artist and Artist of the Year, as well as winning Song of the Year for their highly successful single “Go Up”.
MYX held the virtual awards celebration last July 25, honoring today’s hitmakers and showcasing exclusive musical performances from local and international artists.
James Reid and Nadine Lustre bagged the Music Video of the Year award for “Summer” which Nadine co-directed with Chino Villagracia. James and Just Hush also won Urban Video of the Year for “Fiend”.
Himig Handog 2019’s Best Song “Mabagal”, interpreted by Moira and Daniel Padilla, racked up wins in two categories—Collaboration of the Year and Mellow Video of the Year.
Former PBB housemates Kiara Takahashi and Gino Roque, known together as KiaNo, shared the award for MYX Celebrity VJ of the Year.
IV of Spades’ “Come Inside of My Heart” prevailed as the Rock Video of the Year while record-breaking K-Pop boy band BTS scored International Video of the Year for "Boy with Luv” featuring Halsey.
The late Master Rapper Francis Magalona was honored with a posthumous MYX Magna Award. OPM veterans Gary Valenciano, Raymund Marasigan, Chito Miranda, and Yael Yuzon performed a tribute for him through a rendition of "Kaleidoscope World". Francis M's children—Elmo, Barq, and Saab Magalona—also joined the performance.
Meanwhile, Skusta Clee received Spotify's Top OPM Hip-Hop Artist of 2019 for his song “Sa Susunod Na Lang” which garnered over 64 million streams.
The event featured performances from SB19, Ben&Ben, Route 83, Julie Anne San Jose, Darren Espanto, KZ, Shanti Dope, Inigo Pascual, Gracie Abrams, Alexander 23, Valentina Ploy, Keshi, Ava Max, Powfu, Maximillian, Honne and Anne-Marie.
Mimiyuuuh, COLN, Gloc-9, Benedict Cua, Donny and Hannah Pangilinan, Maine Mendoza, Catriona Gray, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Paul Klein of LANY also graced the virtual event as award presenters.
MYX Awards 2020, which was streamed live on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok, garnered over 4 million tweets globally, with various event-related hashtags occupying the social networking site's trending list.
Catch the TV premiere of the MYX Awards 2020 on August 1 at 8pm only on MYX. With replays on August 2 at 12pm, August 4 at 4pm, August 8 at 2pm, and August 16 at 9pm. Don't miss it!