Every time that MYX mounts the Philippines’ biggest awards night in music, they select one mover and shaker of local music scene that they deem historically groundbreaking. This year’s music awards saw the recognition of a group that has brought a whole new, hilarious flavor to Philippine sound.
The award was given to a band that celebrated twenty years of friendship, humor, and good music—Parokya ni Edgar.
In true Parokya fashion, eight friends and pioneers of band members Chito Miranda, Buwi Meneses, Gab Chee Kee, Darius Semana, Dindin Moreno and Vinci Montaner gathered on stage around a plastic table and monobloc chairs to share a pitcher and snacks. Among those present at the table were Rico Blanco, Gloc-9, Miggy Chavez, Yeng Constantino, Barbie Almalbis, Gabby Alipe, Ebe Dancel, and Raimund Marasigan. They performed six renditions of Parokya ni Edgar’s famous songs, “Buloy”, “Harana”, “Pangarap Lang Kita”, “Halaga”, “The Yes Yes Show”, and “Inuman Na,” which aptly capped off the performance when the members of Parokya ni Edgar stepped on stage to accept the title.
Vocalist Chito Miranda found himself humbled by all of this. “Usually people would expect us to say something funny, but for once I’m speechless,” he said when MYX Channel Head Andre Allan Alvarez presented him with the award.
The night of the MYX Music Awards was also one to honor artists, groups, and music video directors who made an impact in the local scene over the past year.
Here is the complete list of winners from the MYX Music Awards night, which was held last Wednesday (March 26, 2014):
Favorite Music Video: “Magda” by Gloc9 feat. Rico Blanco
Favorite Artist: Sarah Geronimo
Magna Awardee: Parokya ni Edgar
Favorite Female Artist: Yeng Constantino
Favorite male Artist: Bamboo
Favorite Group Winner: Parokya ni Edgar
Favorite Celebrity Guest Appearance in a Music Video: Kim Chiu for “Discolamon” by Banda ni Kleggy
Favorite New Artist: KZ Tandingan
Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ: Abra
Favorite Mellow Video: “Magkabilang Mundo” by Jireh Lim
Favorite Rock Video: “Carousel” by Bamboo
Favorite Urban Video: “Magda” by Gloc9 feat. Rico Blanco
Favorite Remake: “It Take a Man and a Woman” by Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Media Soundtrack: “Carousel” by Bamboo
Favorite Collaboration: “Magda” by Gloc 9 feat. Rico Blanco
Favorite Song: “Magda” by Gloc9 feat. Rico Blanco
Favorite International Video: Roar by Katy Perry
Favorite K-POP Video: “Wolf” by Exo