Morissette, Darren Espanto, Bugoy Drilon among first members of WISHclusive Elite Circle
admin • January 18, 2017 • 9471
The first members of WISHclusive Elite Circle: Morisette Amon, Darren Espanto and Bugoy Drilon.
Driven by the power of social media, 2016 saw the phenomenal rise of Wish 107.5’s online digital platforms.
The station’s YouTube channel is now being recognized both here and abroad for its wide array of WISHclusive performances by top-notch artists.
Wish 107.5 shows it will persist in introducing innovative concepts that revolutionize musical experience.
As such, the station has launched the WISHclusive Elite Circle, coinciding with the second Wish Music Awards.
Music acts whose WISHclusive videos have garnered at least 10 million YouTube views will be part of the Elite Circle.
Yearly, artists are eligible to be given recognition, depending on the milestone achieved which is based on the number of views at year-end – Bronze Award (10 million views), Silver Award (25 million views), Gold Award (50 million views), Platinum (75 million views) and Diamond (100 million views).
Here are the recipients of 2nd WMA’s highest citations:
Morissette – “Secret Love Song” 19 million+ views
Darren Espanto – “Chandelier” 15.8 million+ views
Morissette – “Against All Odds” 11 million+ views
Bugoy Drilon – “One Day” 10 million+ views
The second WMA was held on January 16, Monday, at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Before their much-awaited grand finals night at the Big Dome on February 26, the Wishcovery Season 2 grand finalists serenaded the music lovers in Antipolo Rizal on Tuesday night.
They claimed having mixed emotions as they got together for the first time to sing the composition of their Composer-Wishcoverer in front of a live audience.
Aside from their one-of-a-kind experience, the Wishcoveree grand finalists said they will cherish the happy memories they have shared despite the stiff competition.
They also said they are in awe of the concept of Wishcovery Season 2 and the opportunities that Wish 107.5 had presented not only to them as aspiring singers in the country but also to their chosen beneficiaries.
The eight Wishcoverees claimed that it is a wish-come-true for them to perform in such huge venue.
The Wishcovery Season 2: The Singer and The Song finals night will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 26. — Maris Federez (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Filipino artists took the center stage at the Big Dome on Tuesday (January 15) for the fourth Wish Music Awards hosted by Wish 107.5.
Wish Music Awards aims at recognizing exceptional talents of Filipino artists and their notable contributions to the Philippine music industry.
Hailed big winners were Morissette Amon and the rising funk rock trio IV of Spades.
Morisette bagged six major awards including the Wish Artist of the Year; Wishclusive Ballad Performance of the Year and the Wish Pop Song of the Year.
“I’m so really grateful to wish for giving us the platform to share our music to so many people around the world. Thank you so much and congratulations kasi siyempre this is all for a good cause. We’re all helping out our beneficiaries, our foundations and I think that was really special about the Wish Music Awards,” the Asia’s Phoenix said.
Meanwhile, IV of Spades received four major awards namely Wish Group of the Year; Wishclusive Rock/Alternative Performance of the Year and Viral Video of the Year.
The group is also the recipient of the very first Diamond Wishclusive Elite Circle Award for their Wishclusive performance of their hit song ‘Mundo’ which garnered over 103 million votes and counting on YouTube.
“Ma-recognize at this na parang nandito kami sa state na ito na nagsisimula pa lang kami na gumawa pa ng music so parang ngayon mas nakaka-inspire na gumawa pa ng mas maraming music,” the group said.
A total of 26 other artists were included in the bronze, silver, gold and platinum Elite Circle Awards. This particular category recognizes the artists who get at least 10 million views for their respective Youtube video.
The TNT Boys and the Wishfuls were also recipient of a special award called the ‘Breaking Boundaries’ Award for their achievement as rising artists.
Meanwhile, Wish Music Awards is not only a celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM) but a way to reach out to those in need.
Each winning artist received P25,000 for each award while their chosen beneficiaries received P100,000.
Morisette took home P150,000 for six awards and her chosen beneficiary Meritxell Children’s World Foundation Incorporated received a total of P600,000.
“There’s really no other award-giving body like it. Sobrang nakaka-happy kasi we are recognized as artists and the hard work we do, at the same time, we get to help out. Dito ko lang po narinig iyon. And I’m very happy to be part of the Wish family po talaga,” Morisette said.
Meanwhile, IV of Spades took home P100,000 for their group and P400,000 for their chosen beneficiary — the Philippine Assistance for Hydrocephalus Victims — for bagging four awards.
“I think this is the very first award-giving body na nagbibigay ng cash along with the award so it’s a very good idea that hindi lang kami ‘yung nakakatanggap ng blessings pero kasama din ‘yung mga beneficiaries,” the group said.
Other charitable institutions who received cash donations from winning artists include Virlaine Foundation Incorporated; A Home for the Angels Crisis Home for Abandoned Babies Foundation, Incorporated; Kythe Foundation Incorporated; Children’s Rehabilitation Center; Bethany House- Sto. Niño Orphanage Incorporated; Willing Hearts Orphanage Incorporated; Children’s Mission Philippines; and Hills of Grace Foundation Incorporated.
“Very thankful kasi aside from the trophy na hinding-hindi mababayaran ng salapi, we get to help people who need like for example, may P100,000, sobrang laki na noon. Ang daming bata na mapapakain noon. Madaming bata na ang mabibigyan ng school supplies, hindi ba? So sobrang thankful na hindi lang ito. Kumbaga, mas importante nga iyon. Parang mas mabigat sa puso ko ang award na iyon, iyong makatulong ka sa kapuwa mo just by singing,” said KZ Tandingan who was among the recipients of the Gold and Bronze Elite Circle Award for her two Wishclusive performances.
First time guest and British YouTube reactor Dan Evans was truly amazed by the concept.
“I think it’s an amazing idea. I don’t think there’s enough events like this where people give so generously to charity, something which is an amazing job,” Evans said.
Wish FM’s innovator Kuya Daniel Razon hopes that the cash donations will somehow help and make a positive difference in the advocacies of the chosen beneficiaries.
“Iba-iba lang ang mukha, pero ang ating intent at ang ating ultimate goal ay makapag-extend ng tulong sa lahat ng pwede nating maabot na matulungan sa iba’t ibang mga pamamaraan,” Kuya Daniel said.
“Kung meron tayong UNTV Cup (na) sa pamamagitan ng basketball, nakakaabot tayo ng mga charity doon sa ating mga kapuwa taong nangangailangan, ito ay sa pamamagitan naman ng music na natutulungan natin ang ating mga OPM artists na ipakita ang kanilang mga talent at same time ay maipagpatuloy natin ang ating adbokasiya na makagawa ng kabutihan sa lahat ng mga tao regardless of race, regardless of affiliation, regardless ng kanilang mga belief. Ang sa atin ay ang nangangailangan ay gusto nating maabot,” he concluded.
Since year one, Wish Music Awards has already given away a total of P7.125 million to the winning artists and their respective charities. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Mon Jocson / Asher Cadapan Jr.)
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