MTV PILIPINAS 2001 AWARDS SET
Manila, June 2, 2001 - MTV Philippines is set to present ''MTV Pilipinas 2001,'' an event that honors the very best in music video-making in the Philippines! The very first music award-show of its kind in the Philippines, the event is expected to be the biggest night for music video-making.
It is slated to happen on June 8, 2001 at the EDSA ShangriLa Hotel, where the winners for Best New Artist, Best Group, Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, Best Director and Best Video will be known.
New artist Kyla leads the group of nominees with five nominations including one for Best New Artist and Best Video, Longtime favorite Parokya ni Edgar follows with four nominations and new group Slapshock, "Mr. Pure Energy" Gary V., and sexy singer/actress Jessa Zaragoza follow with three nominations. Other nominees are Chico Science, Teeth, Eraserheads, Ogie Alcasid, Battery, Radioactive Sago Project, Kaya, Side A, Francis, Francis M., Mo Twister, Viktoria, Regine Velasquez and Lani Misalucha.
"MTV Pilipinas 2001" will premiere on MTV Philippines, Channel 41 on June 24 at 1 p.m., where MTV video music lovers will get to watch their favorite artists perform during the event such as Vina Morales, Ana Fegi, Battery, Teeth, Parokya ni Edgar, Mark Abaya, Rico, Buddy Zabala and Tirso Ripol. The show will be hosted by MTV's very own VJs Donita Rose, KC, Belinda and Sarah. The presenters will feature the likes of Barbie Almalbis, Epy Quizon, Jinky Vidal, Jet Pangan, Jun Lupito, Randy Ortiz, Ogie Alcasid, Vina Morales, Jim Paredes, Erik Matti, Yam Laranas and Boy Abunda.
"Sian Ju Tan, " the Editorial Advisor of MTV Philippines and one of the conceptualizers of "MTV Pilipinas 2001" says, "All the categories in this year's awards not only have a nice mix of veteran talent running headtohead with newcomers, but there is a wide range of concepts and styles both creatively and technically in this year's entries. We'll have a very interesting showdown on June 8, I'm sure."
The nominees for "MTV Pilipinas 2001," were chosen through a poll of select people from the music industry and label companies, while the winners for Best New Artist, Best Group, Best Male, Best Female and Best Song were voted by fans who cast their votes through
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