Showing posts with label Artist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artist. Show all posts

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Jay Justiniani Sings Again, Now with the Fireflies

6:44:00 AM

 

"Once an artist, always an artist," maybe this is a phrase that I could define Jay Justiniani, the former vocalist of Cueshe and now the lead vocals for the band "Fireflies." After seven (7) years and the onslaught of Covid19, Jay is back to singing, and this time he sings with the "Fireflies" band.

Early this September, a gig happened in Fiyo Bagi Restaurant and Bar. It is the relaunched of the "Fireflies" band together with a new set of band members. The current members of the group were composed of Junjie Dosdos, the keyboardist when he was in Cueshe, now Fireflies' songwriter and rhythm guitarist. JC Del Rosario IV is also a songwriter and bassist for the band. RM Tolentino, the drummer. Pat Galut, the lead guitarist. Of course, Jay Justiniani, Cueshe's former vocalist and now the lead vocals of the group "Fireflies."

Right after a few song performances of the group, which include pieces from the former band where everyone is familiar with Jay singing, a press conference was held together with some bloggers and media present. It was exclusive enough for a small number of individuals and platforms to cover print, TV, and online.


 
With so many questions to ask, I was more interested in the dynamics and process of how they create their songs for the new band, the Fireflies. According to Jay, "... luckily with this group nga, I'll tell you again, Junjie is a resolute writer, I also try to write songs and JC comes over there... that's a nice thing about it and then everybody is just everybody... hindi na-oofend... everybody comes to creating better songs." So, I can say that in this group they are more open and collaborative with the songs they make. It is indeed a good opportunity for a band.

With their songs, according to Junjie, who was from Cueshe, it is really hard not to sound like your former band because that's your style but they are striving not to make it the same as from their past song pieces.


A quick trivia about the band Fireflies, according to the band they named it Fireflies because they wanted to be that spark or a flicker of light, especially in dark times. The group is currently managed by Ms. Grace. To experience live band performance get in touch with them at 09923150106 or you can visit their FB page https://www.facebook.com/fireflies.ph for more info and updates on their gigs.

The night was great and being a person who loves to listen to music, especially live performances, it was a blast. And two other bands performed that night, the Rotom Olkis and Static Edge.
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Friday, July 1, 2022

Break down your walls with Valentina Ploy in her new single “Berlin”

6:36:00 AM

 


Valentina Ploy breaks down walls between herself and listeners in “Berlin”, her second single with Warner Music Asia. The track will drop across all digital streaming platforms at midnight of 9 June 2022.

Coming back with yet another upbeat tune, Valentina Ploy has a way with radiating her sunshine personality even when singing to a lyrically sad song. We see people build walls as a coping mechanism while they are in relationships. As the track title suggests, ”Berlin” expresses the frustration of being with someone who puts up walls as high as The Berlin Wall. Co-written with Richard Craker, the upbeat pop tune takes listeners on a relatable journey in trying to break down and cross these walls built up by the person that they love.

“Berlin” will be accompanied by an entertaining music video starring Valentina Ploy herself, and renowned Thai actor, Benjamin Joseph Varney. Brace yourself for an unseen side to Valentina Ploy, as she proves to be a multi-dimensional artist, and shows her relatable quirky side to fans in this visual feast. Fans can also anticipate yet another endearing dance routine in the music video as Valentina Ploy encourages everyone to step out of their comfort zone and embrace every part of themselves.

Warner Music Asia announced on 21 April 2022 that it has formed a strategic alliance with Thailand’s premier independent record company What the Duck by signing Valentina Ploy, one of its most accomplished singer-songwriters.

This deal will see Warner Music Asia add the established Bangkok-based star to its roster of prominent singers, and will serve to support the What the Duck label in its work to elevate Valentina’s career to new heights. Warner Music will be harnessing the support of Warner Music Thailand to strengthen her domestic fan base, and utilizing the Group’s regional network to introduce her work to music lovers throughout Asia and beyond.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Just Music Night, A Soothing Sound on a Friday Night

11:15:00 PM

 

After more than two years, it was my first Friday night experience again. It feels like the first time I spent a fun Friday night listening to a band. It sure brings back memories of my younger years in this JUST MUSIC NIGHT, a night filled with beats and emotions where TJ Monterde released his latest single, "Walong Bilyon," together with the other singer-songwriters, Kenji, Patrick Quirros, and NKD.

Just Music is a sub-label of CS Music that caters to different talented singer-songwriters. And these four performers are just a few of the many talents of Just Music.


 
If you're one of those fans, who enjoy hearing different kinds of masterpieces, especially those with full of emotions and sincerity. The releases from Just Music are what will soothe your ears, and mine too.

Fans, friends, and relatives of these singer-songwriters are present during the event, showing their love and support to their favorite artists. Imagine seeing them perform face to face and live, put the entire crowd into cheer and roar.



Among the four performers, I and other bloggers got a chance to hear three of them sing and present their latest release. Two of them were interviewed. So, better catch the interview on my Youtube. And ironically, Kenji and TJ's releases are somewhat opposite or ying and yang. For Kenji, his songs are more of heart aches like the Liham, while TJ Monterde's "Walong Bilyon" is about his unending appreciation of the impossibility that came true, his love for his wife, KZ Tandingan.

Well, the night ends well with a smile on my face and the rhythm on my ear. I just hope that it is the start of more concerts and performances of different artists in the industry. 

To know more about the latest releases, catch the news on CornerStone Music and Just Music's FB pages.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SPARKLE Holds Its Biggest CONTRACT SIGNING EVENT

12:01:00 AM

 


Probably one of the biggest contract signing events in GMA network's history. 

Committed to its vision of being at the forefront of discovering and honing world-class talents, Sparkle GMA Artist Center once again spearheaded the historical and star-studded Signed for Stardom #ProudToBeKapuso Contract Signing event on May 26, 2022.

The Signed for Stardom contract signing event was held in GMA Network on a Thursday afternoon, with the intent of showcasing the freshest Sparkle faces to watch for and beloved stars who stayed true and loyal to Sparkle.

It was a fun-filled afternoon as seasoned actors and actresses, comedians, TV hosts, singers, beauty queens, hunks, and rising stars inked their management contracts with Sparkle GMA Artist Center.

Among the prime artists who renewed their contract with Sparkle are: Mars Pa More host Camille Prats, Award-winning actor Ken Chan, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Rabiya Mateo, Kapuso leading lady Max Collins, veteran comedian Rufa Mae Quinto, internationally-acclaimed actor Jeric Gonzales, dramatic actress Kim Domingo, and promising young Kapuso stars Zonia Mejia, Radson Flores, and Lexi Gonzales.

Also present at the event were Betong Sumaya, Dion Ignacio, Kokoy De Santos, Faith Da Silva, Nikki Co, Yasser Marta, Luis Hontiveros, and Jennie Gabriel.

 

The Clash alumni Mauie Francisco, Anthony Rosaldo, and Mariane Osabel joined the signing as well, hopeful to continue their singing careers all while exploring other opportunities in showbiz.

New Kapuso artists Katrina Chavez, Kirst Viray, Kazel Kinouchi, and Mariel Pamintuan were also welcomed into Sparkle’s fold.

This star-studded event was hosted by Sparkle’s celebrity hosts, Gianna Llanes and Martin Javier.

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon kicked off the event with a short opening message remarking the bright future of Sparkle and the exciting things in store for all the artists who signed earlier.

Among the GMA executives who were present during the signing ceremony were: Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Reasonable, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Assistant Vice President for Talent Management Unit 2 Joy Marcelo, Sparkle’s Consulting Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Lawrence Tan, and GMA Senior Talent Managers Daryl Zamora and Tracy Garcia.

The Signed for Stardom #ProudToBeKapuso Contract Signing Event marks another successful milestone for Sparkle as the talent arm continues to flourish in the entertainment industry with its amazing and multi-talented lineup of stars who thrive not only in the local scene but even across the globe. Sparkle is set to shine even brighter in the world of show business as the search for more potential talents and aspiring artists continue.

Stay updated about your favorite Kapuso shows and artists by visiting Sparkle’s official website GMAnetwork.com.
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Saturday, March 5, 2022

BGYO CELEBRATES 1ST ANNIVERSARY LIVE ON 'ASAP NATIN 'TO'

11:36:00 PM

 

Guys and gals if you're expecting your Sunday to be fun check out the celebration of BGYO in ASAP Natin To. 

"ASAP Natin 'To" returns live with another world-class concert experience from your favorite Kapamilya stars, featuring an anniversary treat from BGYO, a scintillating birthday act from KZ, and much more this Sunday (March 6) on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

Get on your feet as one of the country's most trending P-Pop acts today BGYO returns on the ASAP stage for their first-anniversary celebration together with Darren and Gary Valenciano. The P-Pop fever ensues with an upbeat tandem number from BINI and ASAP's dance royalty Kim Chiu.

The celebration continues with a showstopping birthday treat from Asia's Soul Supreme KZ with Gigi de Lana. Groove along to your favorite dance hits together with your "ASAP Natin 'To" family, which includes Andrea Brillantes, Krystal Brimner, Karina Bautista, and more. Also belting out your favorite trending hits is vocal trio iDolls.


 

Hit the floor with ASAP's sizzling dance hotties AC Bonifacio, Francine Diaz, Maris Racal, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Edward Barber, and Enchong Dee.

Love is in the air anew as the breakout pairing of KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad sing along with OPM power couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez. Meanwhile, feel the mellow vibes with a sentimental jamming session from Anji Salvacion, Benedix Ramos, Jordan Andrews, Diego Gutierrez, Jeremy G, and Angela Ken alongside Ice Seguerra, Yeng Constantino, Kyla, Nyoy Volante, and Zsa Zsa Padilla.

The vocal spectacle continues with a Pinoy rock hits sing-off from New Gen Birit Singers Sheena Belarmino, Reiven Umali, Janine Berdin, JM Yosures, and Elha Nympha; and a '70s acoustic medley from Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Nina, Erik Santos, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Regine Velasquez in this week's edition of "The Greatest Showdown."

It's another live all-star party you should not miss from the country's longest-running musical variety show, "ASAP Natin 'To," this Sunday, 12 NN on local TV via Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, A2Z, and TV5, online through Kapamilya Online Live and iWantTFC, and worldwide via TFC.

Viewers who use any digital TV box at home, such as the TVplus box, only need to rescan their device to watch "ASAP Natin 'To" on TV5 and A2Z.

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

SPECIAL TICKETS TO BINI AND BGYO'S DUBAI DOCUFILM "DUBAI ADVENTURES" GET SOLD OUT IN A DAY

8:47:00 PM

 

SVIP tickets to the live premiere of BINI and BGYO's docufilm, "Dubai Adventures," which premieres on April 1 (Friday), got sold out after a day of ticket sales on KTX.PH on February 27 (Sunday).

The lucky fans who purchased the SVIP tickets are in for a treat as they will see BGYO and BINI face to face for the first time in two years as well as witness some exciting surprises from their idols.

As of now, VIP tickets priced at P1,000 which includes red carpet access and access to the replays on April 2 and 3, and the general admission tickets priced at P399 are both available.

The docufilm will feature never-before-seen footage from the sibling groups’ first international trip to Dubai, including their food trips, side adventures, and their experience to perform on their first international concert at 1MX Dubai held in December last year.

Meanwhile, BGYO and BINI recently made history as the first and only Filipino artists to grace the cover of XPEDITION's first-ever NFT magazine in the Metaverse.

The Metaverse is a simulated digital environment comprised of 3D virtual worlds designed to foster social connection and interaction.

To book tickets for the "BINI & BGYO Dubai Adventures" and get more information on it, visit www.ktx.ph. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok or visitwww.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Cassy London releases new single "New Age"

11:13:00 PM

 

Raised in Southern California, singer/songwriter Cassy London embodies a dynamic mix of razor-sharp strength and resonating grace; delivering a distinctive melodic style and euphoric tone. Cassy’s artist DNA combines her LA alt-rock roots with multiple genres across modern pop, resulting in a sound that is so uniquely her own. Now the artist returns with fresh offering ‘New Age’, a bold, uplifting and unifying pop anthem.

“The message of ‘New Age’ has always been really important to me, especially right now. It’s about feeling powerful, not powerless in the face of change; holding onto optimism and rooting everything in love.” Cassy London shares.

Produced by global multi-platinum producer Harry Sommerdahl (Red Velvet, Lil Wayne, Steve Aoki) the song was created during a writing trip to Stockholm, Sweden.

“The day of the session, I remember waking up and having a sense something really special was going to happen! I walked into the studio on a super cold day and sat down with the other writer and producer and began sharing my iPhone notes, voice memos, and the overall vision I had for a song called ‘New Age’” Cassy adds.


 

ABOUT CASSY LONDON

With Cassy London, what you see is a true reflection as she is passionately involved in every aspect from songwriting, to production and visuals. Her use of fantastical elements to story-tell is a way of giving a sense of “surrealism” to the honest and relatable messages in her music. Cassy cites Imagine Dragons, Enya and Amy Lee as some of the artists that have most inspired her.

Cassy’s first commercial single, “Carousel” was self-released and took the #1 spot on Youtube’s top trending videos. She’s been featured in online media and radio publications such as Galore Magazine and RadioInfo etc. “Suburbs” followed and was released by Sony Music/RCA. Her latest single “Old School;” an uptempo dance-pop song was featured on numerous Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and YouTube global playlists along with exclusive performances on MTV Asia’s MTV Jammin series.

Working extensively with top European and US producers (Beyonce, Icona Pop, Red Velvet) while being mentored by iconic Rock and Roll Hall of fame songwriter Jeff Barry (Sugar Sugar, Leader of The Pack) and now signed with Swedish music powerhouse “The Kennel,” (BTS, Kygo, The Chainsmokers) Cassy is making music like never before.

With a global fan base of 4.3 million followers across social platforms, Cassy’s future is one to watch.



Sunday, January 30, 2022

Jarlo Bâse Made a Major Label Debut Release of a soulful, laid-back track “Kalapati”

9:39:00 PM

 

Filipino singer-songwriter Jarlo Bâse is ready to carve his own lane in the music industry with the release of “Kalapati,” his first official single under Sony Music Philippines.

Recorded at Sonic State Audio, “Kalapati” doesn’t sound like a total diversion from his previous releases, but it has a more pristine quality to it as far as production is concerned. The laid-back tune finds the promising newcomer embracing a lighthearted but soulful direction while remaining adept in making accessible R&B/pop music that yields ecstatic returns.

Lyrically, the song deals about “loving someone for reasons that actually matter,” and as Jarlo Bâse puts it, “accepting them for who they are now, not for who they were, and definitely not for who we want them to be someday.” With Jarlo Bâse’s signature smoothness adding an element of a much-needed chill, “Kalapati” makes for an exhilarating listening experience: a bop that is ready to redefine romance in an exciting, youthful way.

While the song was initially conceived four years ago, it was only in 2021 when Jarlo Bâse was able to record the track in a professional studio. “I had to be patient,” the multi-talented artist reveals. “Waiting for the availability of studio was the most challenging part for me. It was all about timing, and making sure I was ready when an opportunity would arise. If my memory serves me right, I finished the song around four years ago. Most of what we did was re-record the different stems of the track, and polish what needed polishing.”


 
Underlining his reputation as a skillful singer-songwriter who is open to possibilities and sonic ideas, Jarlo Bâse wrote and produced “Kalapati,” with Brian Lotho overseeing the recording and production process, and Munimuni’s Jolo Ferrer on bass duties.

“My good friend Jolo Ferrer played bass for this, which gave the track more color and movement. I also got to work with Brian Lotho of Sonic State Audio. Brian definitely knows how to work very well with artists and their songs. I thoroughly enjoyed the studio sessions with him.”

Jarlo Bâse is currently managed by Crown Artist Management—home to artists such as Maja Salvador (also its CEO), John Lloyd Cruz, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and more.

His latest single “Kalapati” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Belle, Morissette, Angeline kickstart KTX.ph's line-up of concerts this 2022

10:50:00 PM

 

KTX.ph, the leading digital events platform in the country, kicks off its spectacular concert series in 2022 with performances by three of country’s most popular artists, Belle Mariano, Morissette Amon, and Angeline Quinto.

Asia's Pheonix Morissette will celebrate her tenth anniversary in the music industry via the digital concert, "Phoenix," on January 23 (Sunday). It highlights her journey as a performer through the years. Morissette's fans can still purchase P1,999 VIP tickets that include a meet and greet with Morisette, P999 regular tickets.

Angeline Quinto's "10Q: Ten Years of Angeline Quinto at the Metropolitan Theatre" continues this year. Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano and Kapamilya teen heartthrob Darren Espanto will join the Queen of Teleserye themesongs in her anniversary concert on January 28 (Friday), while she will have Ogie Alcasid as guest on January 29 (Saturday).Also on January 30 (Sunday), Angeline will reunite with her co-Divas, Kyla, KZ Tandingan, and Yeng Constantino. Tickets are still available for P499 per concert.

Rising teen superstar Belle Mariano marks her first major solo digital concert, "Daylight" on January 29 (Saturday). After just two minutes, "Daylight" had sold P300,000 tickets and within 30 minutes, it had sold P500,000. The SVIP and VIP tickets have already been sold out, but regular tickets sold at P195 are still available. For those who cannot make it on January 29, fans can still purchase a ticket to watch it on January 30 (Sunday).

Aside from the concerts of these three phenomenal artists, watch out for the re-run of the "One Dream: The BINI and BGYO concert version 2022" on February 12 (Saturday) or 13 (Sunday). For 700, they can experience the one-of-a-kind sibling concert once more with exciting surprises for the Blooms and ACEs.

To book tickets and get more information on the events, visit www.ktx.ph. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Music News : Acclaimed singer-songwriter lullaboy drops debut album, chapters of you

9:14:00 PM


 

Another Asian music release for your playlist. 

 Singapore-based Indonesian-American artist lullaboy rings in the new year with his debut compilation album, chapters of you—released independently and available now on all major digital streaming platforms. The record comes with two new songs: “deja vu” and “open up.”

After being rejected by countless labels, lullaboy decided to take matters into his own hands across 2021, releasing a song every month for the whole year. Each song explored different perspectives around a central theme of discovering what love means, in all its different shapes and forms. With his storybook lyricisms and genuine, heartwarming vocals, it didn’t take long for fans around Southeast Asia (and the globe!) to take notice. This persistent approach garnered him tens of millions of streams, and grew his following to an incredible 1.5 million monthly listeners by the turn of the year.

Hundreds of fans then came together to co create the artwork for chapters of you, each submitting handwritten versions of their favorite lyrics and lines from his catalogue, to be placed alongside each other in the final image.

“From songs about crushes to self worth, from regret to filial and spiritual needs, “chapters of you” represents a photobook that I’m showing a significant other, but I also hope it represents every single fan’’s own experience,” the rising singer-songwriter shares. “I hope that listening to the album will be like looking into a mirror and realizing that true love is found in every chapter of your life.”

“dejavu” is the lead single off of this album, and will be accompanied by a music video filmed in Malibu, California. The track is an anthemic one, created together with longtime collaborator Nacho Larrazza, and combines lullaboy's signature pop sensibilities with powerful, upbeat soundscapes. It will be released at 2pm (SGT) on the 24 January.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Jeremy G Unveils His Heart-Tugging Ballad “SOMEDAY”

11:50:00 PM

 

Music has indeed pierced through hearts and for this versatile musical charmer Jeremy G welcomes the New Year with a soul-pop ballad about longing for a loved one entitled “someday.”

The latest Star Pop release is his first composition, which was inspired by his yearning for those who mean to him the most. “I wrote ‘someday’ during a time when even the closest of people felt the farthest away. The pandemic has made us miss the people we care about and love the most,” said Jeremy, who rose to fame after becoming a finalist in “The Voice Teens Philippines” season 1 under the team of his coach, Sharon Cuneta.

The Kapamilya singer also dedicated the song to “those who are missing ‘their person’ and are hoping that ‘someday’ everything will be okay.” He worked with Star Pop label head Rox Santos to co-produce the album.

Along with the release of the single, the music video premiered on ABS-CBN Star Music YouTube channel, depicting the struggles of someone who is separated from his love, evoking hope that one day they will be reunited again. “someday” music video also stars Magui Ford.

Jeremy’s most recent release kickstarts his projects for 2022, which includes an all-original extended play (EP). He is also set to star in the musical series “Lyric and Beat,” an ABS-CBN and iQiyi production, alongside Darren Espanto, Angela Ken, Seth Fedelin, Andrea Brillantes, Sheena Belarmino, and AC Bonifacio. He is currently a mainstay of “ASAP Natin ‘To.”

Check out Jeremy G’s “someday,” now available in music streaming services. For more details, follow Star Pop on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starpopph) and on Twitter and Instagram (@starpopph).

Friday, December 24, 2021

SB19 GIVES INFECTIOUS ENERGY TO “LOVE AT FIRST STREAM’S” THEME SONG “NO STOPPING YOU”

10:10:00 PM

 

Josh, Justin, Ken, Pablo, and Stell of the P-Pop boy group SB19 have lent their voices for the inspiring track “No Stopping You,” the theme song of the Star Cinema and kumu film “Love At First Stream.”

“No Stopping You” encourages the idea of being unstoppable in pursuing dreams, keeping the fire burning to achieve goals, and never letting mistakes define who someone is. It marks the first project of the trailblazing quintet with ABS-CBN Music.


 
Aside from SB19’s solo version, a remix version of “No Stopping You” also dropped last Friday (December 17), which features Kapamilya singer-songwriter Jayda.

The positive track was written and composed by Richard “Putito Chief” Salazar, arranged, mixed, and mastered by Theo Martel, and produced by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo.

With its inspiring message, “No Stopping You” will surely delight not only the fans of SB19 and Jayda but also the supporters of Daniela Stranner, Anthony Jennings, Kaori Oinuma, and Jeremiah Lisbo—the main cast of “Love At First Stream” directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, which will start showing on

Christmas (December 25) as an official entry of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.

 

Prove that there is “No Stopping You” by streaming SB19’s solo version and its remix with Jayda on various digital music platforms. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

Thursday, December 16, 2021

TROY LAURETA DROPS NEW OPM ALBUM “GILIW” FEAT. ALL-4-ONE, DEBORAX COX, RUBEN STUDDARD, AND MORE

10:15:00 PM

 

A year after launching the successful OPM collective “KAIBIGAN,” Filipino-American music director Troy Laureta continues to shine a light on Filipino music in his new album, “GILIW: A Troy Laureta OPM Collective Vol. 2,” featuring more world-renowned singers such as Grammy award-winning artists All-4-One and Deborah Cox and “American Idol” season 2 winner Ruben Studdard.

The 13-track “GILIW” album includes a “Magkasuyo Buong Gabi” duet by Deborah and Ruben and a reimagined version of “Laging Tapat” by American singer Skylar Stecker. Also part of the newly released collective is male R&B and pop group All-4-One for the song “Paano Ang Puso Ko.”


 
More American artists have given their shot at singing OPM with classical singer Fernando Varela also joining the album with his rendition of “You Are My Song,” while singer-songwriter Shoshana Bean renders her version of the classic ballad “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw.” “Never Enough” singer Loren Allred is also featured in a track with her beautiful rendition of the song “Araw Gabi.”

On the local front, Boy Abunda makes a surprising presence in the album via the “Interlude: Pag-ibig” while Jona sings her version of “Someone To Love Me.” “GILIW” also features the “Kaibigan” intro by former “The Voice Kids Philippines” season 4 contestant Adah.



Joining Troy anew is his sibling Cheesa for the remake of the late 90’s hit “Kaba.” This time, Nicole Scherzinger has a duet with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid for the reimagined version of “Nandito Ako.” Jake Zyrus, also part of the “KAIBIGAN” album, is likewise back for the song “Maghintay Ka Lamang” as well as for the album’s “Outro: “Kung Kita’y Kapiling.”

An initiative of Troy in collaboration with ABS-CBN Music International, “GILIW” follows the well-received “KAIBIGAN” OPM collective, which was released to breathe new life into local classics with fresh interpretation by Filipino and non-Filipino collaborators to promote OPM masterpieces on the international stage.

Check out Troy’s “GILIW” album, now available on music streaming services worldwide. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

KZ Tandingan on New York Times Square Billboard Feature

3:20:00 AM

 

KZ Tandingan, Asia’s Soul Supreme creates a global surge as she lands a coveted feature on Spotify’s EQUAL Global Playlist, as seen sky-high on the most prominent billboard in Times Square, New York City, positioned right above where the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

“My heart is full. I don’t know what I did to deserve these people, achievements, and moments but I am grateful, Lord,” said KZ on Instagram, sharing photos of recent special moments in her life, including a snapshot of the Times Square billboard. “When I find myself doubting the path and questioning my abilities, I will look at these photos to remember that Your plans are always greater than mine.”

Unveiled last November 16, Spotify’s EQUAL feature aims to empower female artists from around the world and increase their music’s visibility. KZ’s newest single under Tarsier Records, “11:59,” amplifies her presence in the music industry as she is selected as the cover artist for Spotify Philippines’ EQUAL playlist for the month of November.

Launched last month, the soulful track “11:59” landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists in 10 territories, including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Gulf, Korea, and the Philippines. KZ was also the top seed on keystone Spotify PH editorial playlists Tatak Pinoy and OPM Rising, her bold, red-clad likeness also gracing the latter as the featured cover artist. To date, the single has amassed 150,000 streams and counting on Spotify alone.

“11:59” was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Luigie “LUGO” Gonzalez with additional composition by Traci Hale, America Jimenez and Dennis Matosky. It was released internationally by Tarsier Records as part of ABS-CBN Music’s continued effort to showcase Filipino talents on the global stage.

Keep streaming KZ’s “11:59” single and watch the amazing, one-take music video on the Tarsier Records YouTube channel. For updates, follow Tarsier Records on various social media accounts @tarsierrecords.

Monday, October 18, 2021

SHERYN REGIS Brings LOVE, HOPE, AND HEALING in“LOVE UNITED” Digital Concert

11:20:00 PM

 

If ever you missed the powerful vocal of Sheryn Regis, well, worry no more as she'll be having a show that will let you experience and hear once again. The first-eve digiital concert is set to stage  “Love United” via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV on October 23 (Saturday) with a re-run the next day (October 24).

The grand musical event will highlight the Crystal Voice of Asia’s heartwarming performances promoting love, hope, and healing today.

“Maganda kasi mag-express ng songs na inspirational these days, like, you can give hope and love through a song. So the viewers can receive healing from the songs that we're going to perform as well,” she said in a MYXclusive interview.

Sheryn, who made her showbiz comeback this year through her songs “Tulad ng Dati” and “Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw,” also admitted that it’s a challenge to not be able to connect with her audience eye-to-eye, but promised that the concert experience will still be special, nonetheless.

“Gusto kong i-assure na mafi-feel nila gaano mag-work ang mga puso namin through our singing, ma-feel nila na nasa harap lang nila kami. Na iba ito from just watching us on TV,” she guaranteed. "Digitally dadalhin ko kayo sa isang concert stage."

The Kapamilya singer will be sharing the virtual stage with rising and talented artists like viral sensation EZ Mil, Filipino pop-rapper H-BOM, child singing prodigy Kaela Francheska, former “Tawag ng Tanghalan” finalist Froilan Canlas, and the vocal trio of Francis Concepcion, Keifer Sanchez, and Mackie Empuerto aka the TNT boys.

“Love United” is presented by ABS-CBN Events and produced by MAK Entertainment. Tickets for the concert are now available online for P899/USD 17.99 (regular) and P1,4999/USD 30 (VIP with access to digital after party).

Find healing with Sheryn in “Love United,” streaming 8PM PhST via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV on October 23 (Saturday) with a re-run the next day (October 24) at 10AM PhST. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The INUTIL Single is Out, Viral Online Seller Madam Inutz is officially a singer

7:22:00 AM

 

Remember my blog about this lady being helped and now managed by Sir Wilbert? Well, the tides of change had come and things happen so fast. Read more of the details about what happened to her.

Viral Online Seller Daisy Lopez, also known as Madam Inutz, has officially released the much-anticipated music video of her debut song titled “Inutil”. She released the official music video on her YouTube channel last Thursday, September 23.

Madam Inutz stunned the netizens with her fashionista looks in her trending music video. This video reminded the netizens of Lady Gaga although Madam Inutz is a big fan of Miley Cyrus.

Now that she is officially a recording artist, her raspy voice is perfect for novelty, rap, hip hop or rock "Tunog Kalye" genre just like the Pinoy singers who were known for their own style like Aegis, Sampaguita or Up Dharma Down. Her musical influence were her idols Aegis and Miley Cyrus. Her inspiration when it comes to singing are Janine Berdin, Aegis, Sampaguita, Miley Cyrus, Cardi B, Nikki Minaj.

Madam Inutz is very professional and fast learner. She knows how to give the melody to the song and doesn't mind the long working hours for as long as she can deliver well and can produce the right song. The shoot for her music video was taken till dawn but she never complained and was still all-smiles and full of energy.

The preparations of Madam Inutz for her debut single was not a joke. She took it by heart, for days she didn't drink cold water and she didn't even shout the way she used to during her online selling so that she can modulate her voice once she started recording. She studied the lyrics and even analyzed it if it's suits her personality. Madam Inutz is indeed born to be a singer because she enjoyed what she was doing and she didn't find the whole process difficult plus she can very well relate to the lyrics of the song.

Daisy Lopez couldn't be more thankful to Wilbert Tolentino, her manager, for giving her the biggest break and an amazing opportunity that not everybody can get especially at her age, she said. According to her, there are a lot more younger and talented aspiring singers out there but here she is, launching her debut single. She feels honored and forever grateful to Wilbert because never in her wildest dream that she think she would have gone this far. All these years, she was just working hard as an online seller for her family especially her bed-ridden mother and now that the opportunity is here, she will not pass it up and would do her best.


 

The inspiration behind the song "Inutil"

Ryan Soto composed the song for Madam Inutz and before he did, he made sure that the genre, words and melody are perfect for her personality. The inspiration would be Aegis style or Sampaguita in a novelty style since she was best known for her catch phrases like "Inutil", "gunggong", "oh jiiieva" and more which is why he made it sure that he will use it for her debut single for recognition and a seal of her own identity.

This is what the whole song is all about, her life as an online seller, her struggles in life and some frustrating moments when no one is buying from her and they're just making fun of her online. The song also reflects her life in Tondo and Cavite. "Inutil" is also perfect for the masang Pinoy since everyone can sing and dance with it and the lyrics is very easy to memorize.

We all know that a lot of netizens enjoyed watching her online live selling which gained thousands of watchers and was even anticipated and watched by a lot of showbiz personalities but not all are amused, some were offended by her bad words and Madam Inutz said she can't please everybody which is why she always warned those who are watching not to let their kids watch her and she hopes they can just let her do her live selling because this is what she does for a living and also for the medical treatment of her ill mother.

Wilbert Tolentino has a lot of plans for Madam Inutz aka Daisy Lopez, she is very hard working, responsible and listens carefully to all of his advices and instructions, he knows that her career will sail smoothly as well as their partnership and friendship. They trust each other that much and will work side by side to achieve success.

He plans on making her a Brand Ambassador of Online Sellers and he wanted her to learn more about Entrepreneurship so that she can invest and make her business grow while making her way to the Entertainment Industry. He plans on making her name a staple in showbiz so expect more projects for her in the future and lastly, for her to be a famous Vlogger and that her YouTube account will be successful.

INUTIL is now available via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal, Vevo, Tiktok, Youtube Music, Beatport, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch, Shazam, iTunes, Facebook, iTunesRadio, and other online kusic streaming sites. Don't forget to watch the official video and subscribe to Daisy Lopez YouTube account!

For Inquiries & Product endorsement call 09175INUTIL / 09175468845 or Email DLINUTIL@GMAIL.COM

Monday, September 20, 2021

From "Pinoy Ako" to "Pinoy Tayo," Rico Blanco Reimagine PBB Hit Theme Song

11:40:00 PM

 

Rico Blanco, one of the OPM icons, unifies Filipinos through a spin of the hit Pinoy Big Brother theme song "Pinoy Ako". Renaming it to "Pinoy Tayo" This is after 16 years the song was first heard and eventually became an anthem of empowerment for many Filipinos.

Rico’s special anniversary version of the Orange and Lemons original “Pinoy Ako” will serve as the official theme song of the upcoming "Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10."

“It’s such an honor to do the song. Just what it stands for. The original version is so well-loved,” he said. “This is a chance to rediscover it.”

Now with vibrant elements of Filipino ethnic sound, “Pinoy Tayo” is a composition of ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, Clem Castro, and Rico, who also produced the remake while Jonathan served as the surpervising producer.

Rico detailed his inspiration in making the new version. “Tinanong ko ang sarili ko ‘ano ba 'yung ako’ and I put in all the small elements that my songs had throughout the years,” he shared.

“Excited ako about that happiness na mabibigay ng kanta. It’s a very bright, upbeat song, and I kept that from the original version,” he added.

Aside from being this year’s PBB theme song, “Pinoy Tayo” will also serve as the lead single in the expansive 25-track album that will celebrate the music of Jonathan in the last 20 years.

The multi-awarded songwriter and producer remains in awe of how the song has become a statement on Pinoy pride and how it continues to uplift the spirits of generations of Pinoy audiences.


“I’m grateful to hear people saying that this song has become part of the soundtrack of their lives,” Jonathan shared. “As I embark on my 20th anniversary in the music industry this year, an icon, a legend who I look up to helped me kickstart the celebration by re-imagining this song with his genius.”

Jonathan also spoke about what the song “Pinoy Tayo” means to him. “Ito yung gusto naming ibigay sa audience na mapagaan man lang ang pinagdadaaanan nating lahat at magbigay ng hope at inspirasyon individually and as a nation. And also to remind us na maraming reasons pa rin to celebrate ang ating pagiging Pilipino,” he said.

Meanwhile, “Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10” has opened auditions for aspiring adult housemates age 20 to 40 years old until September 30. Just download the Kumu app and create an account. Upload a one-minute Kumu clip, introduce yourself, and explain why you deserve to become a housemate. Don’t forget the hashtag #PBBKUMUADULTS.

Be empowered with the reimagined track “Pinoy Tayo,” out on music streaming platforms worldwide. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

Lovi Poe is the New Artist of the Kapamilya Network ABS-CBN

11:39:00 AM

 

One of the multi-talented artist in the entertainment industry, a precious jewel has finally found her home in the Kapamilya Network.

Lovi Poe is now officially a Kapamilya following her contract signing ceremony with ABS-CBN executives on Thursday (September 16).

The actress marked her first day as a Kapamilya by setting foot in the ABS-CBN compound, where she had a red carpet welcome led by ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes, group CFO Rick Tan, and Dreamscape Entertainment head Deo Endrinal. Lovi’s talent manager Leo Dominguez also joined the contract signing ceremony.

Soon, Lovi is set to do her first Kapamilya drama series with ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual. It is Lovi’s second ABS-CBN project overall, after she starred in the 2020 iWantTFC original movie “Malaya,” for which she clinched a Gawad Urian Best Actress nomination.

A rare and precious gem in showbiz, Lovi’s timeless charm and versatility as an artist have enabled her to take on diverse projects, from acting in film and TV to being a successful recording artist and style icon. ABS-CBN provides a perfect fit for Lovi’s talents, with many opportunities for her to shine on its multiple media platforms and ecosystems.


 

She has won several awards throughout her career, including Best Actress trophies from FAMAS Awards and the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Lovi is also a beloved fashion muse, having posed for numerous magazine covers all around the world. One of the most dependable brand endorsers in the country, Lovi has over 11 million followers across her personal social media pages.

As she enters the next phase of her career as a Kapamilya, Lovi is tackling more international projects and pursuing her passions in Hollywood.

This year, Lovi launched her recording career in the US by releasing original songs such as “Candy,” “Lost,” and “Under” under the Los Angeles-based VIM Entertainment. She is also working on an EP with American producers Bob Robinson, KrisKeyz, and Grammy winner Omen that will be released soon.

Lovi is also set to star in her first Hollywood movie alongside British stars Alex Pettyfer and Poppy Delevingne, the biopic “The Chelsea Cowboy,” where she is playing English singer and icon Dana Gillespie.



Saturday, September 4, 2021

Gigi De Lana To Bring Good Vibes as She To Release Debut Album, Hold a Digital Concert, and Join 1MX Live in Dubai

10:01:00 PM


If you're one of the many listeners and viewers who gets good vibes every time they sing and perform online, well, more good vibes is coming because this Viral Kapamilya singer Gigi de Lana fulfills two of her biggest dreams with the upcoming release of her debut album produced by ABS-CBN Music and the staging of her own digital concert to be produced by ABS-CBN Events.

The RISE Artists Studio talent—whose spontaneous cover of “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita” that had several key alterations recently blew up on social media—will finally get to showcase more of her vocal prowess through a full-length album.

“Nag-pursige kami ng The Gigi Vibes band na gumawa ng sariling songs. Dun kami nag-grow at dun kami nag-start, so meron po kaming ilalabas na album,” Gigi shared, adding that she will drop her first single on September 24.

She is also set to headline her first “YouTube Music Night” concert in December that promises to be full of surprises.
 
“We are preparing for something big and ito inaareglo na ng banda kung ano ba 'yung gagawin sa mga kanta, gagawa kami ng medley, maraming pakulo. May guests din pero secret pa,” Gigi teased.

She will also be part of the Filipino music festival “1MX Dubai” which will be held live on December 3.


 
Dubbed as ‘The Rising Viral Star,’ Gigi first entered the limelight when she competed in the inaugural season of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” in “It’s Showtime,” where she became one of the grand finalists.

During the onset of the pandemic, Gigi launched the online live gig “GG Vibes,” where she performs covers with The Gigi Vibes band and even takes song requests from viewers. “GG Vibes” regularly records netizens’ praises for Gigi’s amazing voice and amasses thousands of live viewers on Facebook and YouTube.

Aside from singing, Gigi has also ventured into acting, having played a supporting role in Star Cinema’s “Four Sisters Before the Wedding” in 2020. This year, she officially became a Star Magic artist as she signed with ABS-CBN’s premier talent management arm during ‘Black Pen Day.’

Before Gigi, fellow ABS-CBN singers Jona, and Juris together with Jed Madela, staged two separate free virtual concerts for “YouTube Music Night” last February.

See Gigi shine and watch out for her debut album and “YouTube Music Night” concert soon! For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Friday, August 27, 2021

FLØRE the German dark-pop artist releases third single ‘Cigarette’ off sophomore EP ‘Romaniac’

8:32:00 PM

 

Kwento Ni Toto shares another news in the music scene. 

Fresh off the release of her last single 'Bad Medicine', 'Cigarette' is FLØRE’s poignant follow-up to ‘Bad Medicine’—an electro-pop bop with enormous potential for massive appeal. Layered with FLØRE's signature haunting falsettos and an addictive chorus that is bound to loop in your head or get you humming, 'Cigarette' is the next chapter from FLØRE's sophomore EP 'Romaniac'.

A soft contemporary ballad brimming with soothing keys and ethereal harmonies, 'Cigarette' promises to transport listeners to another world and hits the nail recounting feelings of toxic love and the lasting side effects of its hold on its victims. 'Cigarette' is a leap towards showcasing FLØRE's pop sensibilities that place the German singer-songwriter in the wagon towards becoming a bonafide superstar with the capability to package vulnerability and pain in a palatable, memorable tune.

Speaking about the upcoming single “Cigarette”, FLØRE explains, “The song focuses on the self-destructive side of love. I often do things just to write about it and being hurt just keeps the fire going. So I like to lighten up sometimes and ‘Cigarette’ is the ‘Bad Medicine’ for something that does not need to be fixed. Being wasted is just something I'm attracted to artistically. So always coming back to the same pattern, felt like an addiction, I hurt myself on purpose. The outro in the song on the other hand, shows the vulnerable side of it and feels like the rehab in the story.”


 
To date, FLØRE has accumulated over 5.7 million streams on Spotify alone and is working towards releasing her sophomore EP titled ‘ROMANIAC’ in fall 2021. She is currently featured on Spotify’s curated RADAR GSA playlist highlighting rising music artists from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria and has been featured in popular playlists from over 20 countries including New Music Friday US, Southeast Asia, and Korea. She performed her first global live stream show on Amazon Music in early May. FLØRE is scheduled to perform her debut show at Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg) in late September. She is currently nominated for the 2021 PopNRW Prize.



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