SB19, JRLDM, Loonie, FELIP, James Reid, JMara, Al James, Gloc-9 & More nominated for 8th Wish Music Awards

Several hip-hop and R&B artists are up for major categories at the 8th Wish Music Awards, which will take place on January 22, 2023 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

The annual ceremony for Philippine radio station Wish 107.5 will also recognize top performers from its wildly popular Wish Bus YouTube series.

P-pop phenomena SB19 are nominated for 3 awards this year: Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year for their 2021 hit single, “Bazinga.” They are also up for Wish Pop Song of the Year for 2022 “WYAT” and for the prize for the Wish Group of the Year. Last year the group received a total of 5 awards – and won all the categories they were nominated for.

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Meanwhile, SB19 Ken is also a contender for Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year for “Palayo,” his official debut single as FELIPE.

A mix of up-and-coming and veteran artists are nominated for this year’s Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance: Flow G, Gloc-9, JMaraand JRLDM.

JRLDMs Mood swings cut, “Lagi Na Lang,” featuring Gloc-9, and Loonie’s “Eskapo” featuring JROA are both up for the Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year award, which features an all-hip-hop lineup of nominees.

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Al James’s comeback single in 2022, “PSG;” Young cocoa K-pop co-signed track “Manila;” Ez Mil’s “Re-up;” and Lo Ki’s “Kagome” compete for Wish Hip-hop Song of the Year.

James Reids”Hello 2.0 (legends only)” Quest’s “Huling Gabi,” Denise Julia’s “NVMD,” and Daryl Ong’s “Bitaw” are nominated for Wish R&B Song of the Year.

This year’s edition has 53 acts competing across 19 main categories – with winners taking home the WMA trophy, a cash prize worth PHP 25,000 and an additional PHP 100,000 for their chosen charity.

See the full list of hip-hop and R&B nominees below:

Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year

  • 4th Impact – “Here We Go”
  • ena mori – “Vivid”
  • Maymay Entrata – “Amakabogera”
  • SB19 – “Bazinga”

Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year

  • Sean Jr. – “YK”
  • FELIP – “Palayo”
  • Lance Santdas – “Tunay”
  • Sam Concepcion – “Diwata”

This year’s Onske hip-hop performance

  • Flow G – “Praning”
  • Gloc-9 – “Pilak”
  • JMARA – “Mahal Kong Pilipinas”
  • JRLDM – “Para Sa Sarili”

This year’s wish collaboration

  • JRLDM feat. Gloc-9 – “Lagi Na Lang”
  • Lola Amour and Al James – “Madali”
  • Loonie feat. JROA – “Eskapo”
  • Nik Makino feat. Flow G – “Moon”

Want R&B song of the year

  • “Bitaw” – Daryl Ong
  • “Hello 2.0 (legends only)” – James Reid
  • “Huling Gabi” – Quest
  • “NVMD” – Denise Julia

Wish Hip-Hop Song of the Year

  • “Kagome” – Lo Ki
  • “Manila” – Young cocoa
  • “PSG” – Al James
  • “Re-up” – Ez Mil

Wish song collaboration of the year

  • “Iba” – Zack Tabudlo and Moira Dela Torre
  • “Kamusta” – Shanti Dope feat. Flow G
  • “Mahika” – Adie and Janine Berdin
  • “Pancit” – Juan Carlos feat. Janine Berdin

Desire Breakthrough Artist of the Year

This year’s wish group

Wish Artist of the Year

  • Flow G
  • Moira Dela Torre
  • Zack Tabudlo

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