Jonalyn Viray, professionally known as Jona swept major awards in the recent ceremony of the 31st Awit Awards held at New Frontier Theater on Sunday, October 14.
In her Instagram post, Jona took time to acknowledged her family and her fans who’s been with her from the start of her career as a singer.
“I never had any expectations that I’d be taking home even just 1 award, but Thank You So Much LORD for this unexpected blessing,” she said in her post.
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I never had any expections that I'd be taking home even just 1 award, but Thank You So Much LORD for this unexpected blessing. Sobra po talaga… To #31stAwitAwards, maraming maraming salamat po for these six recognitions: – Most Downloaded Artist Most Streamed Artist Most Downloaded Song for "You" Most Streamed Song for "Pusong Ligaw" People's Voice for Favorite Collaboration for Till The End Of Time with @boybandph ❤ – and – Best Selling Album Of The Year!! ———— Another song in the album, "Matibay", my collaboration w/ the Asia's Songbird Ms. @reginevalcasid, words and music by Tito Jungee Marcelo, also won Best Musical Arrangemen by sir Marvin Querido! Congratulations!! ???????????????? To everyone who worked hard behind my first album with @starmusicph! I'm sharing this success with you all!! Congratulations at salamat din po sa inyo!! Kung pwede lang po talaga hatihatiin natin ang trophy hihihi! ???????????????????????????????????? My entire Star Music Family; Our boss sir Roxy Loquigan; My superproducers kuya Jonathan Manalo and ate Patty Mayoralgo; My songwriters- tito Jungee Marcelo, Rox Santos, Rico Gonzales, kuya Dante Bantatua, Kiko Salazar, Marion Aunor, kuya Jonathan Manalo as well; My arrangers- tito Soc Mina, sir Marvin Querido, Paulo Zarate, Tommy Katigbak, Raizo Chabeldin, Iean Iñigo, Albert Tamayo Back up Vox – ate Biv de Vera and kuya Arnie Mendaros Sound Engineers- tito Angee Razul and kuya Dante Tanedo; To our Songbird Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, my lucky charm the Boyband PH and Mr. Pure Energy Sir Gary V! – thank you so much for sharing your beautiful hearts and voices in the album!❤❤❤ Last but not the least! Huuuuge thank you to my Manager —-Ms.Arlene Meyer, my Roadie @riyamae_m; my Family, Friends, and my Team Jona for your all out, 100% support and love for me!! Para po sa inyo ito! Kung hindi dahil sa inyo, all these awards won't be possible kaya Maraming Maraming salamat po???????????????? All Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ! Daddy Jo, para sa iyo rin ito.. I Love You and I Miss You!???????????????? . . Thank you also to my glam team — @carellgarciahairmakeup @florenz_1990 & @mr.miguelcruz @stylelistinc ???? kasabwat din pala kayo!????
The awards she bagged include: Most Downloaded Artist, Most Streamed Artist, Most Downloaded Song for “You,” Most Streamed Song for “Pusong Ligaw,” People’s Voice for Favorite Collaboration for “Till the End of time” with BoybandPH and Best Selling Album of the Year for self-titled album “Jona.”
Also, her collaboration with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, “Matibay,” was named as Best Musical Arrangement award for composer Marvin Querido.
In the end, Jona took time to give back the recognition to her Father who passed away in October 2017.