SB19 and ARASHI Lead the Way with Three WPVR PINNACLE AWARDS. See the Full List of Music Award Winners in 30 Categories!
Agnez Mo, King & Prince and Victor Daze Also Dazzle with Two Pinnacle Awards Each
New York City, New York Feb 1, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – On January 27, 2023, WPVR NY Platinum Vibes Radio and First Icon Entertainment presented its announcement broadcast of its 2022 YEAR-END PINNACLE AWARDS. The award winners were announced from an incredibly talented pool of 80 nominees across 30 categories in a multitude of genres.
SB19 and ARASHI Take the Night!
SB19 and ARASHI stood out at the end of the evening claiming three Pinnacle Awards apiece. SB19, the five-member Filipino idol group widely heralded as the Kings of P-Pop and who recently capped off a successful international tour, won the Pinnacle Award in the prestigious Song of the Year category for the dance-infused smash “WYAT (Where You At)” (co-produced by SB19 member Pablo and his brother Joshua Daniel Nase.
SB19 also earned honors as Best World Group and won in the Best Collaboration Record category for their up-tempo ballad hit with Korean producer Ohwon Lee, “Love Yours”.
Japanese group ARASHI garnered a big evening as well as the J-Pop luminaries captured three Pinnacle Awards. The legendary group whose immense catalog spans 20-plus years and 17 studio albums, received awards for Best Group and World Song of the Year for the upbeat pop hit, “Turning Up”.
ARASHI also won the Best Ballad category for “Whenever You Call”, written by hit-making recording artist Bruno Mars.
Agnez Mo, King & Prince, and Victor Daze Also Dazzle Winning Two Pinnacle Awards Apiece
Indonesian recording artist Agnez Mo, Japan idol group King & Prince, and Victor Daze, an independent R&B artist from the New York area, had a spectacular showing as well winning two Pinnacle Awards each, respectively.
Agnez Mo is distinguished as the most awarded artist in Indonesian music history, possessing 30 years in the industry, releasing her first album at the remarkable age of 6.
Agnez adds to her amazing list of accolades by garnering two Pinnacle Awards for Best Solo Artist and R&B Song of the Year with the soulful ballad “Patience”.
King & Prince won the Best World Album category for their 11-track effort titled Made In which features such standout tracks as “Ichiban”, “Dream In”, “RING DING DONG” and “Last Train”.
The quintet also earned honors for The Most Requested Song for the fast-paced dance track “Ichiban”. The Pinnacle Award in this category is the one most influenced by the fans as it is based on the number of requests submitted and social media activity surrounding a particular song.
Independent R&B artist Victor Daze continues his surge of momentum from a string of flourishing single releases and live performances in the New York Tri-State area as he won Two Pinnacle Awards for Best Indie Artist and Indie R&B Song of the Year for the funky R&B smash ” Rock Ya Body”.
“Rock Ya Body” has topped the Platinum Vibes radio Indie Charts for several weeks consecutively and singles such as “Read Me’ and “They Can’t Touch You” receive frequent airplay on the platform.
More Pinnacle Award Winners
In other standout categories such as Album of the Year, Filipino-Australian recording artist James Reid won the Pinnacle Award for his sensational R&B/pop album lovescene on the Careless Music label which features such captivating songs as “Lie to Me”, “Chasin”, “Cali Lovin” and “Spotlight” to name a few.
The Best New Artist category was captured by the rapidly emerging Japanese dance and vocal group Psychic Fever, a 7-member group under LDH Japan management and LDH Records. Psychic Fever has dropped a number of successful singles in their debut year such as “Choose One’, Hotline” and “Best for You”.
What’s Next for the WPVR Pinnacle Awards?!?
During February 2023, each Pinnacle Award winner will be issued a pristine crystal tower engraved with the WPVR logo, artist name, and winning category.
WPVR Director Kevin James shared that, “we are looking forward to sharing photos on social media in the next coming weeks of the awards before they are distributed to the well-deserving winners”.
James also revealed that WPVR will be expanding some of the categories in the international space for next year’s Pinnacle Awards due to the tremendous response. Categories for Best Solo Artist and Best Group will be added to each of the P-Pop, J-Pop, and K-Pop fields.
Upholding the station mantra of “This is Where Extraordinary Happens”, WPVR NY continues its directive towards innovation in radio programming for the 21st century.
Full List – WPVR 2022 Pinnacle Year-End Award Winners
- SONG OF THE YEAR : SB19 – WYAT (WHERE YOU AT)
- ALBUM OF THE YEAR: JAMES REID – LOVESCENE
- BEST GROUP: ARASHI
- BEST SOLO ARTIST : AGNEZ MO
- BEST NEW ARTIST: PSYCHIC FEVER
- MOST REQUESTED SONG: KING & PRINCE – ICHIBAN
- POP SONG OF THE YEAR: JUSTIN BIEBER – BEAUTIFUL LOVE FREE FIRE
- BEST POP ARTIST : DUA LIPA
- RAP SONG OF THE YEAR: NAV, TRAVIS SCOTT & LIL UZI VERT – NEVER SLEEP
- BEST RAP ARTIST: LIL BABY
- EDM SONG OF THE YEAR: KREAM – PRESSURE
- BEST EDM ARTIST : FORTELLA
- R&B SONG OF THE YEAR: AGNEZ MO – PATIENCE
- BEST R&B ARTIST: CHRIS BROWN
- BEST WORLD GROUP: SB19
- BEST WORLD SOLO ARTIST: FUJII KAZE
- WORLD ALBUM OF THE YEAR: KING & PRINCE – MADE IN
- WORLD SONG OF THE YEAR: ARASHI – TURNING UP
- J-POP SONG OF THE YEAR: BALLISTIK BOYZ – ANIMAL
- K-POP SONG OF THE YEAR: BLACKPINK – PINK VENOM
- P-POP SONG OF THE YEAR : SARAH GERONIMO – DATI DATI
- INDIE BEST ARTIST: VICTOR DAZE
- INDIE SONG OF THE YEAR: KAIAK – KHARMA NEVER DIES
- INDIE POP SONG OF THE YEAR: SORENZA NURYANTI – REALITY SHOW (FUNKY FATHER VERSION)
- INDIE RAP SONG OF THE YEAR: ELAN SUAVE – GIFTED
- INDIE R&B SONG OF THE YEAR: VICTOR DAZE – ROCK YA BODY
- INDIE EDM SONG OF THE YEAR: STARKILLERS & ANDREA GODIN – YOUR LOVE
- DANCEHALL REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR: SEAN PAUL – HOW WE DO IT FT PIA MIA
- BEST BALLAD: ARASHI – WHENEVER YOU CALL
- BEST COLLABORATION RECORD: OHWON LEE FT. SB19 – LOVE YOURS
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