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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ben&Ben is nominated for best Southeast Asian act at 2020 MTV EMA!

10/11/2020 11:49:41 PM

More than just being a breakthrough act in the Philippine music scene for half-a-decade, Ben&Ben continues to make waves in the international scene since joining major label Sony Music Philippines. Recently, the nine-piece folk-pop collective has joined the list of nominated artists for the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA).

The critically-acclaimed big band behind smash hits Pagtingin, and Kathang-Isip was named the nominee for the Best Southeast Asian Act—a special category that aims to recognize the region’s finest.

According to percussionist Andrew de Pano, the group wasn’t really sure of what to feel after receiving the news but felt grateful to be part of this year’s selection. 

“Being nominated feels like such a huge honor, so we have nothing but gratitude to all the people who helped us get here,” Miguel says in a statement. “We all grew up seeing all our favorite artists get nominated for MTV awards, so to actually be in this same position feels nothing short of surreal.” 

Ben&Ben vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin also expressed gratitude to everyone who supported the band. “We've always worked towards a collective goal to play the music that speaks to and of the heart and soul of the Filipino. In our humble yet exciting journey of sharing our musical stories to the world, we thank everyone for continuing to believe in us. We promise to continue giving our all in every single step.”

Ben&Ben joins Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, IV of Spades, and Moira Dela Torre in the ranks of being shortlisted for this category in recent years. Meanwhile, Joining them in the category for this 2020 are Agnez Mo (Indonesia), K-Clique (Malaysia), Benjamin Kheng (Singapore), Violette (Wautier), and Jack (Vietnam).

Who will reign supreme at the 27th edition of MTV EMA? Find out on 8 November 2020. Meanwhile, voting runs until 2 November 2020, so hurry now to and vote for Ben&Ben!

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