The “most streamed artist on Spotify” who bagged not one, not two – but six prestigious awards at the recently held 2019 Awit Awards at the New Frontier Theater: “Music Video of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, “Song of the Year”, “Most Streamed Single”, and “Most Streamed Album”– Moira Dela Torre – revealed her gratitude to a random performer in a mall who was playing her multi-awarded song “Tagpuan” on social media. The twenty five year old singer-songwriter posted a video of herself singing with the performer, TJ Velasco, while a throng of people are watching, cheering, and taking videos and photos of them performing the song together. She captioned it, “Nagddinner lang kame nung may narinig kaming nagbbusk kinakanta mga kanta namin. Iba parin talaga yung feeling na marinig mo yung kanta mong kinakanta ng iba. Sobra sobra akong nagpapasalamat sa Panginoon sa lahat ng pinakilala Niya sa akin sa Tagpuan😊 Kaya sinurprise namin ni Jason yung kumakanta. Pangalan niya TJ. At ang dami niyang napasaya kagabi… isa na’ko don. Salamat sa lahat ng nakikanta sa #BiglaangTagpuan. What a great way to end the year ❄️ // And to @trinamorata please always remember this… You are stronger and braver than you think. I’m so thankful to have met you. 💖”
Moira dela Torre marked her name in the local and international music industry for her Himig Handog winning single “Titibo-tibo”. She became Spotify Philippines’ number one most streamed artist last year after releasing her full album “Tagpuan”, which comprises beautiful songs such as “Malaya” and “Tagpuan”, among others. Despite going through a lot of bashing, the young and talented singer-songwriter revealed in one of her interviews that she has learned that the best way to deal with negative comments from her critics is to offer a prayer for them.