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1st Awit Awards (1969)

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Location  Makati
Date  23 March 1969
Most awards  Pauline Sevilla (3)
1st Awit Awards (1969)
Albums of the Year  Her Kind of Music by Norma Ledesma (Local-English) Mabuhay Singers sing Pandangguhan, Dahil sa Iyo and other Philippine Songs by Mabuhay Singers (Local-Vernacular) The Graduate by Simon and Garfunkel (Foreign)
Singles of the Year  "Ting-A-Ling" by Pauline Sevilla (Local-English) "De Colores" by Pauline Sevilla (Local-Vernacular) "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel (Foreign)

The 1st Awit Awards were held in March 23, 1969, in Makati. These awards recognized musical achievements for the year 1968. This was the only award ceremony organized by the Awit Awards Executive Committee after the Philippine Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (PARAS) took charge the next year.

A total of 28 awards were presented that night. Another category, the Visiting Recording Artist of the Year, would be given in the foreign division supposedly but due to lack of nominees, it was not awarded. Pauline Sevilla won the most awards with three.

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