Filipinas continue to make waves in the American music scene as exemplified by Bella Poarch, Olivia Rodrigo, and Saweetie’s nominations at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards.
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2021 has proven to be a breakthrough year for Filipinas, especially in the music scene. Pinays have been breaking records and topping charts left and right throughout the year. And their much-deserved success was further validated during the recently announced nominations for the 2021 People’s Choice Awards. On October 27, the PCAs revealed this year nominees over 40 categories across movies, TV, music, and pop culture. And among the nominees, three fast-rising Filipino musicians received multiple nominations.
BREAKTHROUGH PINAYS RECIEVE NOMINATIONS
First is Bella Poarch, whose transition from TikTok to music has proven to be more than successful. She is nominated for The New Artist Of 2021. This follows her recent three nominations at the 2021 Streamy Awards including Creator Of The Year. Then there’s Filipino-American rapper Saweetie who received two nominations. One is for The Female Artist Of 2021 while the other is for The Collaboration Song Of 2021 for her viral hit Best Friend with Doja Cat.
But it is Olivia Rodrigo who walks away as one of the biggest nominees. She snagged five nominations at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards. She is nominated for The Female Artist Of 2021 alongside Saweetie. Olivia is also nominated for The New Artist Of 2021 alongside Bella. Olivia also racked up nominations for The Song Of 2021 and The Music Video Of 2021 for Good 4 U and The Album Of 2021 with Sour.
OTHER NOMINEES AND WHERE TO VOTE
On the K-Pop side of things, past winner BTS is nominated for The Group Of 2021 and The Song of 2021 with Butter. Meanwhile, in The Music Video Of 2021 category, BTS has two nominations: one for Butter and another for My Universe with Coldplay. TOMORROW X TOGETHER also got a nomination for The New Artist Of 2021 while Squid Game received a nomination for The Bingeworthy Show Of 2021.
Voting for the 2021 People’s Choice Awards begins now and will run until November 17. You can vote for the nominees through their website. The 2021 PCAs will be held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California on December 7.
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