Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Universal Records Artists Win Big at the 4th Wish Music Awards

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Gloc-9, Julie Anne San Jose, and Shanti Dope with their respective awards

Universal Records artists bagged multiple major awardsat the recently concluded 4th Wish Music Awards: Breaking Boundaries, which was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and hosted by Universal Records artist Christian Bautista along with Gretchen Ho.

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Photo courtesy of Smart Araneta Coliseum

Leading the pack is OPM Rap Icon Gloc-9, who won the Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year for the track 'TRPKNNMN' coming off of his 20th anniversary EP 'Rotonda.'

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Shanti Dope receiving his award from one of the judges for the event, singer-songwriter Kitchie Nadal

Following suit is his protege Shanti Dope, who added yet another accolade for his breakout year in the industry. The fiery hot rapper won Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year for his song 'Shantidope (feat. Gloc-9).'

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Julie and Fern. receiving the award for their collaboration Down For Me

Further proving her breakthroughs in the music scene is Julie Anne San Jose, who won the Wish Urban Song of the Year for the song 'Down For Me (feat. Fern.)', one of the singles from 'Breakthrough,' her debut album with the label. Joining her onstage was singer/songwriter/producer Fern. who collaborated with her on the track.

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Julie and Shanti with their Bronze Wishclusive Elite Circle Awards

On top of these, both Shanti and Julie were included in one of the Wish Music Awards' top awards for the night - the Bronze Wishclusive Elite Circle Award, awarded to those who have received a minimum of 10 million streams for their Wishclusive Performance Videos. Shanti received for the award for his performance of 'Shantidope' which has garnered 11 million streams to date, while Julie's sweet rendition of the Parokya ni Edgar classic 'Your Song (My One and Only)' which has 16 million unique views.

Aside from receiving their respective trophies, each winning artist was given the opportunity to share their achievement with a Php100,000 cash donation to a chosen charitable institution.

The artists are very proud of their achievements, and would like to thank Wish 107.5 for continuously providing not only a venue to promote their music, but also for supporting fresh new talents in commitment to flourishing the OPM scene.

Other Universal Records nominees for Wish Music Awards last night were Wischslusive Ballad Performance of the Year for "Your Song" by Julie Anne San Jose, Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year for "Nothing Left" by Julie Anne San Jose, Wish Artist of the Year for Julie Anne San Jose, 'Lagi' by Gloc-9 (feat. Al James) for Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year, Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year for "Nadarang" by Shanti Dope, Wish Promising Artist of the Year for Shanti Dope, Wishclusive Urban Performance of the Year for "Lie 2 Me" by Fern., Wish Urban Song of the Year for "Into You" by Fern., Wish Promising Artist of the Year for Fern., Wish Pop Song of the Year for "Crashing" by Kyle Juliano, Wish Ballad Song of the Year for "Anghel Sa Lupa" by Ice Seguerra, and Wish Rock/Alternative Song of the Year for "Phantoms" by Sponge Cola.

Watch out for more new music from these artists and more this 2019!

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