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.

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Background information
Also known asMake Your Momma Proud
OriginDavao, Philippines
Years active2003–present
Labels2003–2009/2019–present: Ivory Music
2009–2011: Star Music
2011–2017: PolyEast/EMI/Galaxy Records
MembersChin Alcantara
Carmella Ravanilla
Aaron Cadaing
Benj Bamba
Rodnie Resos
Past membersNina Girado
Juris Fernandez


Origin (1995–2002)Edit

Jacques "Chin" Alcantara founded Make Your Momma Proud in late 1995, named in tribute to his deceased mother.[citation needed]

In 2003, Alcantara recruited Juris Fernandez and her then-boyfriend Mike Manahan to MYMP.[citation needed]

Early career (2003–2004)Edit

Kazu Watanabe produced their debut album, Soulful Acoustic under Ivory Music and Video. The band's original song "A Little Bit", a composition of Raymund Ryan Santes, 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.[citation needed]

Versions and Beyond, Now (2005–2008)Edit

Juris and Chin toured as a duo to promote Soulful Acoustic. They then recorded their double-disc 2nd album, Beyond Acoustic and Versions.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

In 2008, MYMP ended their contract with Ivory Music and signed a deal with Star Music, releasing their last album with Ivory Music, Now.[citation needed]

Departure of Juris Fernandez, new label and lineup changesEdit

On November 5, 2009, Juris Fernandez was expelled from MYMP due to "irreconcilable professional differences".[1] Contract disputes froze Chin and MYMP for 2 years, preventing them from recording outside Star Records, which was Juris' label. She was replaced by Carmela Ravanilla.

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.[citation needed]

In July 2020, they released "Blue Kiss". Their latest release is a Christmas single "Last Christmas" in October 2020.[citation needed]

Blackface controversyEdit

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,[2] saying "All Lives Matter".[3] This was met with tremendous backlash with over 11,000 comments on the live, with the majority denouncing MYMP's use of race as a costume.[4]


Band membersEdit

Current members

  • Chin Alcantara - Guitars and vocals
  • Carmella Ravanilla - Lead vocals
  • Aaron Cadaing - Bass
  • Benj Bamba - Drums
  • Rodnie Resos - Keyboards

Past members

Awards and nominationsEdit

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[5]
Favorite Artist N/A Nominated[6]
Favorite Group N/A Nominated[6]
Favorite Remake "Tell Me Where It Hurts" Nominated[6]
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[7]
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


  1. ^ Lo, Ricky. "M.Y.M.P. breaks up!". Philstar.com. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  2. ^ "MYMP wears blackface as Halloween costume, says Black Lives Matter is propaganda". Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  3. ^ "MYMP in hot water over blackface performance". Manila Bulletin. 2020-10-31. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  4. ^ Balleras, Care (2020-10-30). "MYMP slammed for blackface Halloween costume". Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  5. ^ Allan Castalone. "MYX Music Awards 2006 Winners". Mukamo. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Baby A. Gil (May 1, 2006). "List of 1st MYX Music Awards nominees". PhilStar. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  7. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan (February 18, 2008). "Third MYX Music Awards to be held on March 26". PEP.ph. Retrieved September 26, 2020.

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