The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop the number one music channel in the Philippines — MYX — from honoring the biggest hitmakers in the local and international music scene as it successfully held a virtual celebration for its fifteenth year.
The MYX Awards 2020 — packed with amazing performances from artists both locally and abroad — brought together the likes of Ava Max, Anne-Marie, Alexander 23, Honne, Powfu, Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Inigo Pascual, KZ, and Julie Anne San Jose, among others.
Aside from the fun-filled performances, the show also featured special appearances from Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Maine Mendoza, Mimiyuuuh, LANY frontman Paul Klein, and Carly Rae Jepsen — showing up as presenters on the show.
Having snagged multiple trending spots on Twitter last Saturday night, July 25, the MYX Awards 2020 instantly became one of the most-talked-about topics as fans showered artists with congratulatory messages on the social media platform.
Meanwhile, five-piece group SB19 — composed of Sejun, Josh, Stell, Ken, and Justin — won big at the first-ever virtual celebration of the annual awards show.
Taking home three major awards namely "New Artist of the Year," “Song of the Year for “Go Up," and “Artist of the Year,” the group’s leader — Sejun — humbly thanked those who supported them and offered the awards to their legion of fans collectively known as A’TIN.
See the complete list of winners below:
New Artist of the Year - SB19
Rock Video of the Year - IV of Spades for “Come Inside of My Heart”
Urban Video of the Year - James Reid feat. Just Hush for “Fiend”
Mellow Video of the Year - Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre for “Mabagal”
MYX Celebrity VJ - Gino Roque and Kiara Takahashi
International Video of the Year - BTS and Halsey for “Boy with Luv”
Collaboration of the Year - Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre for “Mabagal”
Song of the Year - SB19 for “Go Up”
Music Video of the Year - James Reid and Nadine Lustre for “Summer”
Artist of the Year - SB19
Spotify’s Top OPM Hip-Hop Artist of 2019 - Skusta Clee
Meanwhile, siblings Saab, Elmo, and Barq Magalona were joined by Gary Valenciano, Chito Miranda, Raymund Marasigan, and Yael Yuzon for a tribute performance to this year’s MYX Magna Awardee - Francis M.
See the video below:
ICYMI: Watch this beautiful tribute for our MYX Magna Awardee, Francis Magalona.— MYX Philippines (@MYXphilippines) July 25, 2020
Here's "Kaleidoscope World" performed by by @GaryValenciano1, @chitomirandajr, @raymsmercygun, @yaelyraz, @saabmagalona, @SuperElmo, and Barq. pic.twitter.com/R9xmuT4inW
The MYX Awards 2020 simultaneously aired online via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.