[Cebu City] March 21, 2022— The Philippines’ indie folk pop band Ben&Ben is hailed as the Best Band of the year in Asia’s Awards BandLab New Musical Express (NME).
After a year out owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the folk-pop band emerged as the sole Filipino act among the winners in the all-new Asia categories of awards.
Ben&Ben also had a stellar 2021 with their heavy-collab second album ‘Pebble House, Volume 1: Kuwaderno’, that became Spotify’s most streamed.
Ben&Ben beat out other Asian music icon nominees such as the Indonesian supergroup Lomba Sihir, Kelantan-based punk rockers No Good, Indonesian duo Senyawa, and Singaporean band Subsonic Eye.
On their Facebook post, January 19, 2022, Ben&Ben wrote “WE WON BEST ASIAN BAND AT THE BANDLAB NME MUSIC AWARDS.”
This year, the annual awards, sponsored by renowned social music production platform BandLab, featured brand-new Asia-only categories to highlight the finest of Southeast Asian talent.
Ben&Ben, along with all of the other winners in the Asia categories, will participate in the BandLab NME Awards’ worldwide equivalents in 2022.