Jonathan Manalo Earns 22 Noms in this Year’s Awit Awards

Kapamilya artist-songwriter-producer Jonathan Manalo has been nominated in 22 categories in this year’s Awit Awards, the 5th time he became the most nominated musician in the prestigious music award-giving body.

The ABS-CBN Music creative director got 16 Awit Awards nominations in 2016, 21 noms in 2018, 22 noms in 2019, and 26 noms in 2020.

Included in the 36th Awit Awards nominations for Album of the Year are records Jonathan produced under ABS-CBN’s Star Music label—Angela Ken’s self-titled album and BGYO’s “BE US” album. He was also the producer behind two Record of the Year nominees, “Lagi” by BINI and “Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw” by Morissette, which is still making waves on TikTok with more than 700 million views on the platform.

He also produced 10 of the singles nominated in various categories, including Best Christmas Recording nominee “Tayo Ang Ligaya Ng Isa’t Isa” performed by ABS-CBN artists.

As a songwriter, Jonathan has been nominated for the Best Inspirational Recording category for “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay” with Angela Ken; Best Alternative Recording for “Kwento Ng Alon” with Kristine Lim; Best Christmas Recording for “Tayo Ang Ligaya Ng Isa’t Isa” with Robert Labayen; and Best Original Soundtrack Recording for “Lyric & Beat” with Jeremy G and “Kahit Na, Kahit Pa” with Trisha Denise.

As an artist, among the nods he received are Best Collaboration and Best Original Soundtrack Recording for the song “Lyric & Beat” together with the “Lyric & Beat” artists and Best Alternative Recording for “Kwento Ng Alon,” his collab with Trisha Denise.

Also known as Mr. Music in the industry, Jonathan is a National Commission for Culture & the Arts SUDI awardee for the decade 2011-2020. He has produced and commercially released more than 200 albums with 75 multi-platinum and 100 Gold PARI Certifications. He is the most streamed Filipino songwriter and record producer of all time with over 1.5 billion Spotify streams of music he penned and produced.

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