Moira Dela Torre, Nadine Luster, Kiana Valenciano and More Win Big at the 13th Star Awards for Music
Moira Dela Torre took home the 13th Star Awards for Music, taking home the top two honors of the night with her second studio album “Patawad.”
The singer triumphed in the Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories for “Patawad” and his hit single “Paubaya”. The track also won the Dela Torre Award for Female Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
In other news coming out of the awards show, Nadine Luster’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ won Pop Abum of the Year while Kiana Valenciano beat out Kyrill’s ‘Gunita’ and Lirah’s ‘Bakit Hindi’ for the artist. Female R&B of the Year. Ben&Ben’s 2020 hit “Di Ka Sayang” also won them Duo/Group Artist of the Year.
Dela Torre released ‘Patawad’ in 2020. The 13-track album revolves around a trilogy of songs ‘Patawad, Paalam’ featuring I Belong To The Zoo, ‘Paalam’ featuring Ben&Ben and the title track, which has also received music videos telling the story of a couple struggling with their breakup.
Notably, Dela Torre wrote eight of the album’s tracks alongside her husband Jason Hernandez.
She recently revealed plans for a world tour in 2023 after her run as one of the judges on philippines idol season 2, which ended on September 18. No further details, including tour dates and box office details, have yet been released, although the singer promised details would be forthcoming.
Earlier this year, she teamed up with singer-songwriter Zack Tabudlo for his soulful ballad “Iba,” the first time the two worked together. The single followed its own twin singles, “Pabilin” and “Pagitan” at the end of October last year, as well as a festive cover of “Silent Night” in December.
The 13th winners of the PMPC Star Awards for Music are:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Moira Dela Torre – ‘Patawad’
SONG OF THE YEAR: Moira Dela Torre – ‘Paubaya’
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Moira Dela Torre – ‘Paubaya’
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Moira Dela Torre – ‘Paubaya’
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christian Bautista – ‘Bukas Wala Nang Ulan’
DUO/GROUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Ben & Ben – ‘Di Ka Sayang’
POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Nadine Chandelier – ‘Wildest Dreams’
ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Kaimerah – ‘Kaimerah’
ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Agsunta – ‘Sa Huling Pagkikita’
RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Heartbreak Szn 2 – ‘Because’
RAP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Aikee – ‘Mapa’
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