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TJ Monterde wins Wish Pop Song of the Year at 9th WMAs

Author: Mikoy Fernandez

Singer-songwriter TJ Monterde won the Wish Pop Song of the Year award at the 9th Wish Music Awards for his latest song “Palagi.” As a result of this win, P100,000 will be donated to Pangarap Foundation. The honor shortly follows his recognition as one of the most streamed male OPM artists of 2023 two months prior.

TJ was also nominated for the highly coveted Wish Artist of the Year award but the award ultimately went to rapper Flow G.

The star-studded awarding ceremony took place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last January 14, 2024 (Sunday).

TJ on stage at the 9th WMAs. Source: Wish 107.5

In a Facebook post dated January 16, TJ shared “I dont know where to start, sobrang overwhelmed pa rin ako. Pwede pala ‘to, posible pala. Una sa lahat, I want to thank God for giving me this song, naniniwala talaga ako na hindi sakin galing tong mga ‘to kasi kahit ako nagugulat kung pano sya nabubuo.”

“Palagi” was released last July 2023, quickly garnering more than 20 million streams on Spotify alone in just a few months. Due to popular demand, TJ also made a wedding version of the song, similar to how he also made a wedding version for his 2022 single “Walong Bilyon.”

Some of TJ’s fellow Cornerstone artists also bagged nominations including his wife and the inspiration behind the song that got him the trophy, KZ Tandingan. KZ was nominated for the Wish Contemporary R&B Song of the Year award for “Dito Ka Lang,” Moira Dela Torre was nominated for Wish Ballad Song of the Year for “Hilom,” Inigo Pascual was nominated for Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year for “Okay Lang Ako 3,” and Jay R was also nominated for Wishclusive R&B Performance of the Year award for “Blessed.”  

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