[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. Namely, 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.
The recognition of Ben&Ben as the Best Asian Band is a testament to the band’s incredible talent and the growing prominence of Filipino musicians on the international stage. Their unique blend of indie folk and pop has resonated with audiences not only in the Philippines but across Asia and beyond.
This award also signifies the resilience of artists during challenging times, as the band continued to create and connect with fans despite the pandemic-related disruptions.
As Ben&Ben continues to make waves in the music industry, their success serves as an inspiration to aspiring musicians in the Philippines and throughout Asia, encouraging them to pursue their musical dreams with passion and dedication.