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|Also known as||Make Your Momma Proud|
|Origin||Katipunan Ave., Quezon City, Philippines|
|Labels||2003–2009/2019–present: Ivory Music |
2009–2011: Star Music
2011–2017: PolyEast/EMI/Galaxy Records
|Past members||Nina Girado |
M.Y.M.P. (or MYMP, short for Make Your Momma Proud) is an acoustic band from Quezon City, Philippines. They released their first album, Soulful Acoustic, in 2003 and a double album, Beyond Acoustic and Versions in 2004.
Jacques "Chin" Alcantara founded Make Your Momma Proud in late 1995, named in tribute to his deceased mother. All of MYMP's founding members but Chin left the band. Chin then recruited Marifil Niña Girado and Brix Ferraris, until both left in 2002.
In 2003, Alcantara recruited Juris Fernandez and her then-boyfriend Mike Manahan to MYMP.
Early career (2003–2004)
Kazu Watanabe produced their debut album, Soulful Acoustic under Ivory Music and Video. The band's original song "A Little Bit" won the People's Choice "Favorite Song" Awit Award in 2004. Manahan left the band in 2003 due to “professional differences” as well as fallout from Manahan's breakup with Fernandez.
Versions and Beyond, Now (2005–2008)
On October 1, 2005, MYMP had their first concert at the Music Museum, titled 'Especially For You'. The success of the concert prompted the band to hold its first major concert at the Araneta Coliseum on November 18, 2005, and a repeat on February 3, 2006. MYMP later released New Horizon (MYMP album). MYMP embarked on a US summer tour in 2006 and 2007.
Departure of Juris Fernandez, new label and lineup changes
On November 5, 2009, Juris Fernandez left MYMP due to "irreconcilable professional differences". Contract disputes froze Chin and MYMP for 2 years, preventing them from recording outside Star Records, which was Juris' label.
On January 24, 2010, Juliet Bahala was introduced as the new vocalist of MYMP on ASAP. Bahala, sang on MYMP's sixth album The Unreleased Acoustic Collection released in May 2011 under Galaxy-Polyeast Records.
In 2018, Carmella Ravanilla joined the band as a lead vocalist. 2018 also marked the year when MYMP returned to its original label, Ivory Music and Video. They released original song "Wishes & Dreams" after almost 6 years of not recording new material.
On July 2020, they released "Blue Kiss". Their latest release is a Christmas single "Last Christmas" on October 2020.
On October 30, 2020, MYMP went live on Facebook for a Halloween show with Chin Alcantara wearing blackface. In the session, the group stated that the Black Lives Matter movement was not to be supported and was propaganda, saying "All Lives Matter". This was met with tremendous backlash with over 11,000 comments on the live, majority denouncing MYMP's use of race as costume.
Other albums & Singles
- Chin Alcantara - Guitars and vocals
- Carmella Ravanilla - Lead vocals
- Aaron Cadaing - Bass
- Benj Bamba - Drums
- Rodnie Resos - Keyboards
- Nina Girado
- Juris Fernandez
- Jana Laraza
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2004||Awit Awards||People's Choice Favorite Song||"A Little Bit"||Won|
|SOP Music Awards||Best Acoustic Act||N/A||Won|
|2005||Aliw Awards||Best Pop Performance in Hotel, Music Lounges and Bars||N/A||Won|
|ASAP Platinum Circle Awards||Top Awardee||"Versions and Beyond"||Won|
|SOP Music Awards||Viewer's Choice for Artist of the Year; Revive '05 Category||"Tell Me Where It Hurts"||Won|
|2006||Aliw Awards||Best Performance in a Concert||N/A||Won|
|GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Most Popular Recording Group||N/A||Won|
|MYX Music Awards||Favorite MYX Live Performance||N/A||Won|
|Favorite Remake||"Tell Me Where It Hurts"||Nominated|
|2007||ASAP's 24k Gold Awards||Gold Record Award||"New Horizon"||Won|
|ASAP Platinum Circle Awards||Band Awardee||"New Horizon"||Won|
|ASAP's Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Best Band Performance in a Music Video||"Only Reminds Me of You"||Won|
|2008||MYX Music Awards||Favorite Mellow Video||"Only Reminds Me Of You"||Nominated|
|2009||Awit Awards||Best Christmas Wishlist||for the album "Now"||Won|
|Digital Music Awards (Korea)||August International Artist||N/A||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards||Best Duo/Group Artist of the Year||N/A||Won|
- Lo, Ricky. "M.Y.M.P. breaks up!". Philstar.com. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
- "MYMP wears blackface as Halloween costume, says Black Lives Matter is propaganda". Retrieved 2020-10-31.
- "MYMP in hot water over blackface performance". Manila Bulletin. 2020-10-31. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
- Balleras, Care (2020-10-30). "MYMP slammed for blackface Halloween costume". Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
- Allan Castalone. "MYX Music Awards 2006 Winners". Mukamo. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
- Baby A. Gil (May 1, 2006). "List of 1st MYX Music Awards nominees". PhilStar. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
- Jocelyn Dimaculangan (February 18, 2008). "Third MYX Music Awards to be held on March 26". PEP.ph. Retrieved September 26, 2020.