DennisSy DSYMusic

Singer Songwriter Producer

About Dennis Sy

About Dennis Sy DSYMusic

The music industry is a tough one to stay busy in for a long career. We all know the faces of the stars of radio but there are many amazing songwriters that stay busy without ever becoming mainstream darlings. Dennis Sy is a perfect example of this type of unknown star.


Originally from the Philippines, the singer and songwriter now makes his home in New Jersey. Through his 25-plus-year career Dennis Sy has seen the inside of Carnegie Hall and also played stages in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and the Mohegan Sun Casino. Moreover Dennis Sy is an award-winning singer, BMI songwriter, and GRAMMY-winning producer.


The influence of his upbringing in Manilla can be heard in the music as well. This unique musical heritage earned Dennis the Outstanding Artist Award from the Filipino American National Historical Society, New York Chapter in 2011. His voice is well known for its ability to move across multiple genres and still remain the focus of the song. Dennis Sy has gained critical acclaim. He has picked up nominations and awards from the Hollywood Music and Media Awards, American Songwriting Awards, and Global Music Awards.


Dennis Sy has been wowing us with his combination of observational genius wit and overwhelming musical prowess for some time now. All of Sy’s music is worth owning and listening to over and over again, as he is an intelligent and nuanced artist whose music actually overrides the zest for sticking to particular genres.


Awards / Nominations


2016 GRAMMY®-winning Producer

for Ted Nash’s Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album


2016 GRAMMY® Awards First Round Ballot

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - SHINE ON


2016 GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS

Silver Medalist (Alternative) - SHINE ON


2016 UK SONGWRITING AWARDS

Semi-Finalist - SHINE ON (Pop Category)

Semi-Finalist - CHRISTMAS MORNING (Christmas Songs Category)

Semi-Finalist - STRONGER THAN BEFORE (Jazz/Blues Category)

Semi-Finalist - THE ME I FOUND IN YOU (Love Songs Category)


2016 AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

FINALIST - Best Alternative for SHINE ON


2016 AKADEMIA AWARDS

Winner - Best Song Pop for SHINE ON


2016 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS

Nominee - Best Adult Contemporary for TWO STEPS FORWARD


2015 GRAMMY® Awards First Round Ballot

Best Rock Performance - I’VE BEEN SEARCHING


2015 AKADEMIA AWARDS

Winner - Best Song R&B/Jazz for STRONGER THAN BEFORE

Winner - Best Song Christian/Rock for I’VE BEEN SEARCHING

Finalist - Best Song Pop for THE ME I’VE FOUND IN YOU


2015 HOLLYWOOD SONGWRITING AWARDS

Nominee - THE ME I FOUND IN YOU (Easy Listening)


2015 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS

Nominee - Best Contemporary Christian Song for I’VE BEEN SEARCHING


2015 AMERICAN SONGWRITING AWARDS

Nominee - Best Song Easy Listening for TWO STEPS FORWARD


2014 GRAMMY® Awards First Round Ballot

Best R&B Performance - STRONGER THAN BEFORE


2014 AMERICAN SONGWRITING AWARDS

Nominee - Best Song Jazz for STRONGER THAN BEFORE

Nominee - Best Song Easy Listening for THE ME I FOUND IN YOU


2014 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS

Nominee - Best Vocal (Male) for I’VE BEEN SEARCHING


2013 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS

Nominee - Best Song Jazz for STRONGER THAN BEFORE

Nominee - Best Vocal (Male) for THE ME I FOUND IN YOU

Nominee - Best Song Pop for SHINE ON


2011 Outstanding Artist Award from the

Filipino American National Historical Society

New York Chapter


2006 LA MUSIC AWARDS

Nominee - Song Of The Year for REAL ME


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