VIMA is the Southeast Asian Music awards and had winners and performers attending from Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The awards, held at The View, G Tower on 24th February 2013 (Sunday) had an attendance of 600 people made up mostly of celebrities and well known musicians.

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The highlight of the night was Poetic Ammo regrouping on stage after more than a decade to receive their VIMA “Hall of Fame” award. Also in attendance was Karyawan President, Datuk Freddie Fernandez, who gave away the “Hall of Fame” award to Jeff Siah, founder of Positive Tone.

Poetic Ammo
Poetic Ammo

Full list of winners are as follows:

Song of The Year: Bihzhu – “Heart Way”

Best Pop Act:

  1. Poova
  2. Bihzhu (cert)
  3. Albert Tobing (Indonesia) (cert)

Best Pop Song:

  1. Have a Safe Fall – Over You (Brunei)
  2. Bihzhu – Heart Way (cert)
  3. Stylo D’ Viruz feat Vish-1 & Shameshan Mani Maran – Avaleh Partenda (cert)

Best Electro Act:

  1. Homogenic
  2. Andrew LD (cert)
  3. Syko-G  (cert)

Best Electro Song:

  1. Homogenic – Takkan Berhenti Di Sini
  2. Shruthi – VA (cert)
  3. X –Clusive – Karma (cert)

Best Hip-hop Act:

  1. Psycho.Unit
  2. Masia One (cert)
  3. Son of Age (cert)

Best Hip-hop Song:

  1. Masia One – Warriors Tongue
  2. Psycho.Unit – Indian Monster (cert)
  3. Young Caddy Thrillhoodz feat Ife-Ezy – Fastball (cert)

Best Rock Act:

  1. Hevance (Sarawak)
  2. For Revenge (Indonesia) (cert)
  3. Frequency Cannon (cert)

Best Rock Song:

  1. Alex Subryn – Look Into The Sky
  2. Pheelers – Aku dan Simfoni (cert)
  3. Beat The System – Hero (cert)

“Thank You For Existing” Award: Homogenic (Indonesia) & Masia One (Singapore)

The Galaxtar Award for Best Digital Tech Album: Bunkface’s Augmented Reality ‘Bunk Not Dead” (First AR album in Asia)

Best Produce : Roshan Jamrock (Malaysia)

Best Overall Female Act: Amirah Ali (Malaysia)

Best Overall Male Act: Emir, Blackstar (Indonesia)

Best Collaboration: Masia One (Singapore) featuring Pharell, The Game & Isis Salam

Best College Act: SOG (Sekumpulan Orang Gila)

Best Genre-Bender: Psycho.Unit – Ghetto Disco (Malaysia)

Best Music Video: G.L.A (Malaysia) – Ubah (Malaysia)

Winners of Best Chinese Song – SLap! from Sarawak and Stephanie Liu (Silver)

Best Chinese Song: SLaP (Sarawak, Malaysia) – “壞習慣”

Best Punjabi Song: Raina Arvinder : Hai Ni Teri Yaad

Best Indian Song: Thyivya feat Shane X’treme, Mista Carey & D7 of S.L.Y SQUAD for “Inni Vendham”

Best Instrumental/World Song: Iwanouz (Indonesia) – Islands of Papua

Social Media Champion of Southeast Asia: Lady Kash & Krissy (Singapore)

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