It was one of those nights where I enjoyed having time with some of the OPM Artists. One, it's because it gives me a little rejuvenation after a whole day work at the office and two, hey it's our OPM artist getting to know them more, the better. Since one of our advocacy is to support OPM Artist, this is really a good event to enjoy their music and know more of their craft.
Last Monday, for this specific night, I get a chance to be part of a pool of bloggers who get a chance for a greet and meet of one of the bubbliest female acoustic artist that I know, her screen name is SABRINA. Beautiful, sweet and the most part "Kalog". It's very rare to meet an artist like her. Just what I have wrote on one of my tweets that "It was really great knowing a singer like you who praises God above all."
The evening was great for a much more intimate and interactive chat with Sabrina plus the place at Red Box: Rock, Dine, Roll was much comfy and private, so we get more chance to hear about Sabrina's background and her lovely voice.
For those who doesn't know who Sabrina was, well here's a little background about her. Her real name is Roli Alexandra Ngo Orial or known as Xanxan. Born in 1989 under the zodiac sign Capricorn. Hey here's something that I'm sure everybody would normally ask why SABRINA when her name is Roli Alexandra, well according to her it was given by the previous management and since her voice were inline with bossa nova songs. A latin feel for the voice and for the name.
Here are a portion of the video during the chat with Sabrina.
Well for the benefit other readers who doesn't know Sabrina, she's an acoustic sweetheart in Asia and Sabrina releases her follow-up single from her highly successful "I Love Acoustic 4" album her own version of the hit "Moves Like Jagger".
Another news is that last November the "I Love Acoustic 4" turned GOLD in Indonesia and this month, it is certified PLATINUM in that country. This makes Sabrina one of the few Filipino singers to have multi-platinum success in Indonesia which other singers have tried but failed to penetrate. The "I Love Acoustic 4" was also released in Thailand and soon in Singapore and Malaysia. Her previous albums "I Love Acoustic", "I Love Acoustic Too" and "I Love Acoustic 3" were multi-platinum success in those countries. She's the only Filipino female singer to break in successfully in the South East Asian market, Her huge following abroad is now translating locally as the album is still in retail charts where it debuted at #1 at Astroplus and #9 at Odyssey upon its first week of release. Because of her success abroad, she became a recipient of the "International Achievement Award at the recent Awit Awards where she also took home the I-Geteway Mobile Philippines, Inc.'s Most Downloaded Artist for 2010.
The album also includes the tracks "Price Tag", "Who Says", "Edge of Glory", "On the Floor", "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", "California King Bed", "Hold It Against Me", "Rolling In The Deep", "The Lazy Song", "Back To December", "that should Be Me", "Marry Me", "Rockeeter", "Just The Way You Are" featuring Indonesian singer Calvin Jeremy and "Lucky" featuring multi-platinum crooner Richard Poon.
Catch Sabrina as she serenades SM Pasig on February 17 (Friday) at 4 pm. those who will buy her album "I Love Acoustic 4" will get to have their CDs autographed by Sabrina herself after the show.
"I Love Acoustic 4" by Sabrina is now out in CDs under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and available for download at mymusicstore.com.ph. To download Sabrina's single "Moves Like Jagger" text JGR and send to 2728 for Smart and Talk N Text subscribers, text KL343 and send to 2332 for Globe/ TM or text 5493161 and send to 2300 for Sun Cellular subscribers. For more of Sabrina's music, just text SABRINA to 3456 or check out www.facebook.com/mcamusic.
A Bloggers' Evening with Sabrina is brought to you by MCA Music in cooperation with Pinoy Magazine, Orange Magazine TV and Red Box: Rock, Dine, Roll.
Here's a little words from Sabrina to the bloggers.
Some pictures during the night.