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Lea Salonga Receives Highest Honor in the 21st Awit Awards

Lea Salonga was named as this year's recipient of the Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino award given out by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) at the 21st Awit Awards last November 26, 2008 at Eastwood Central Plaza Libis, Quezon City.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 2008 Awit Awards:

Best Inspirational/Religious:
“Salamat” Yeng Constantino (Star Recording Inc. / Dream Big Productions)

Best Christmas:
“A Perfect Christmas” Jed Madela (Universal Records, Inc.)

Best Regional Recording:
“Matud Nila” Mark Bautista (Star Recording, Inc. / ASAP Music)

Best Dance:
“Sumayaw Ka” Gloc 9 (Sony-BMG Music Philippines)

Best Musical Arrangement:
“Probinsyana” Bamboo (EMI Philippines)

Best Vocal Arrangement:
“Souvenirs” Moy Ortiz (Viva Records Corporation)

Best Engineered Recording:
“Probinsyana” Angee Rozul – Tracks Studio (EMI Philippines)

Best Album Package:
Moonlane Gardens Orange & Lemons (Universal Records)

Best Ballad:
“It’s Over Now” Kyla (EMI Philippines)

Best Rock:
“Tatsulok” Bamboo (EMI Philippines)

Best Novelty:
“Itaktak Mo” Joey de Leon (Sony-BMG Music Philippines)

Best World/Alternative/Bossa Music:
“Turning My Safety Off” Sinosikat? (Warner Music Philippines)

Best Rap:
“Lando” Gloc 9 feat. Francis M (Sony-BMG Music Philippines)

Best Jazz Recording:
“Akin Ka” Sinosikat? (Warner Music Philippines)

Best R&B:
“Let Me Love You Tonight” Ryan Cayabyab Singers (Sony-BMG Philippines)

Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play:
“Paano Kita Iibigin” Piolo Pascual and Regine Velasquez (Star Recording, Inc. / Viva Records Corporation)

Music Video of the Year:
“Probinsyana” Bamboo (EMI Philippines)

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist:
“Let Me Love You Tonight” Ryan Cayabyab Singers (Sony-BMG Philippines)

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist:
“I’ll Take Care of You” Richard Poon (MCA Music, Inc.)

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist:
“Grateful” Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)

People’s Choice Favorite Music Video of the Year:
“Time In” Yeng Constantino (Star Recording. Inc.)

People’s Choice Favorite Song of the Year:
“Salamat” Yeng Constantino (Star Recording, Inc. / Dream Big Production)

People’s Choice Favorite New Group Artist:
3rd Avenue “Why It Can’t Be” (Universal Records, Inc. / Barnyard Music Phils.)

People’s Choice Favorite Group Artist:
Sinosikat? “So Blue” (Warner Music Phils.)

People’s Choice Favorite New Male Artist:
Daniel Razon “All My Life” (EMI Philippines / Breakthrough & Milestone Production Int’l)

People’s Choice Favorite Male Artist:
Martin Nievera “Hard Habit to Break” (EMI Philippines)

People’s Choice Favorite New Female Artist:
Olivia “Oh Lori” (Ivory Music & Video)

People’s Choice Favorite Female Artist:
Aicelle “Ikaw Pa Rin” (GMA Records)

Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Awardee:
Lea Salonga

Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist:
“Tatsulok” Bamboo (EMI Philippines)

Best Performance by a Duet:
“Hard Habit to Break” Jed Madela and Gary Valenciano (Universal Records, Inc.)

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist:
“Sana Maulit Muli” Gary Valenciano (Star Recording, Inc. / ASAP Music)

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist:
“Tulak ng Bibig” Julianne (MCA Music, Inc.)

Best Selling Album of the Year:
“Salamat” Yeng Constantino (Star Recording, Inc. / Dream Big Productions)

Album of the Year:
“Salamat” Yeng Constantino (Star Recording, Inc. / Dream Big Productions)

Song of the Year:
“Ikaw” Sarah Geronimo (Viva Records Corp.)

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