Showing posts with label Debut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Debut. Show all posts

Friday, December 2, 2022

P-Pop star Mona Gonzales shows global potential with debut single “Always Remember”

12:00:00 AM

While I was browsing my TikTok account, I just so happened to land on one of the accounts where I find it entertaining because according to what was mentioned in rap-song like delivery tells that she will have a debut release. Coincident or not I find an email invitation to her debut release. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend because of a reason. 

The female influencer, now star was Sony Music Entertainment and ShowBT Philippines Corp's latest P-Pop sensation with immense global potential, Mona Gonzales. It was indeed one event I feel sorry for not attending. Anyway, when I browsed her details on the net I was in awe because this girl is one of the anime theme song coverer that I liked. So, no wonder she has that immense global potential.  

If you listen to her covers you'll definitely love her voice. 

With more than 17 million followers on TikTok alone and an impressive portfolio of anime soundtracks that went viral, breakthrough artist Mona Gonzales ranks among the industry’s newest batch of megastar hopefuls.

The promising solo act marks her debut as a recording artist with “Always Remember,” an effervescent cut that champions the value of self-worth and preservation in an attempt to bravely face the world and conquer everything. Capturing the unabashedly colorful spirit of K-Pop and J-Pop with commanding confidence, Mona Gonzales aims to uplift listeners with her anthemic and captivating delivery—doing it like a seasoned pro.

“The way I personally describe it is something like a soft pop rock for me,” says the promising TikTok sensation turned P-Pop star. “The sound of electric guitar with a pop style beat is dominating through the whole song. The style is not really new, but the sound is unique in its own way. It’s a little different from the OPM that we’re used to. I think that makes it interesting.”

Produced by Oh Won Lee, an industry veteran who has helmed tracks by K-Pop icons Stray Kids, SHINee's Taemin, and Wanna One, and the country’s very own SB19, “Always Remember” is an inspirational track that pushes the envelope of modern pop production with breezy, summer hooks and a minimalist instrumentation. The end product is a mesmerizing take on P-Pop, one that is creatively boundless and flows with so much effortlessness.

As Mona Gonzales puts it, “Pinoy Pop Music doesn’t really have a certain and specific style and sound. Most of us new artists want to be unique. That’s true for me, but I want to add a new flavor and variety along with the existing Pinoy pop music right now. And with every Pinoy music artists, we will prove that P-POP can expand. And then people will talk about how the Pinoy pop music has evolved, its potential and where it can go.”

The release of the song comes with a vibrant music video that metaphorically follows Mona Gonzales’ journey as an artist with so much to explore and grow on. Shot in multiple locations that showcase the beautiful scenery of the Philippines, Mona Gonzales dances, sings, hops, and walks with the excitement of someone ready to navigate the world on her own terms.

Mona Gonzales’ “Always Remember” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment and ShowBT Philippines Corp. Watch the music video below.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Teen Sensation Belle Mariano Glistens As New OPM Darling in Debut Album "Daylight"

8:13:00 AM


New voice for your listening pleasure, teen sensation Belle Mariano introduces her glowing sound and bright artistry in “daylight,” her debut album released under ABS-CBN’s Star Pop label that is out now on various digital music platforms.

Picking up from the success of her well-received debut single “Sigurado” which now has almost 12 million Spotify streams and over 5.8 million music video views—“daylight” further establishes Belle as a pop-alternative sweetheart whose enchanting and silky voice shines with every song she sings.

Aside from “Sigurado,” the album consists of six other original songs radiating lustrous colors and offer an easy listening experience for music lovers. All produced by Star Pop head Rox Santos, some of the songs featured in “daylight” are also compositions of Belle’s fellow young artists from ABS-CBN.

These are “Rainy Days” (written by SAB), “For Your Eyes Only” (written by Trisha Denise), and “Rise” (written by Jayda). Other songs included in the album are “With You,” “Tanging Dahilan,” and “Nights of December.”

Since her breakthrough lead role in the coming-of-age romantic comedy series “He’s Into Her” this 2021, Belle has enjoyed steady success in her career. This December, she is set to star in a new Star Cinema film with her onscreen partner Donny Pangilinan in “Love Is Color Blind.”

The Kapamilya star will also headline her first major virtual concert to be produced by ABS-CBN Events and Star Pop happening on January 29, 2022. Tickets to “DAYLIGHT: The Concert” are now up for grabs via KTX.

Embark on a dreamy musical adventure with Belle by streaming her “daylight” album, out now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, and other digital music services. For more details, follow Star Pop on Facebook ( and on Twitter and Instagram (@starpopph).

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

RIVA QUENERY's Music Debut With Her Song “REWIND”

11:04:00 PM

Sharing an update to one of the record labels in the country, Ivory Music & Video as they introduce one of the talented Dancer, YouTuber, and Multimedia personality, Riva Quenery– or more popularly known as RIVA and the release of her debut as a recording artist with her single, “Rewind,”.

Fresh from the single launch in YouTube Fan Fest Manila 2019in MOA Arena, the song is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms. The lyric video is also now available on YouTube. The official music video will be released on May 29, Riva’s birthday.

“Rewind” is a song full of longing for a lost love. Reminiscing memories with a past lover, the song’s protagonist wishes for time to rewind and for the same burning love to come back around. The combination of the upbeat, dance melody and the melancholic lyrics will surely take the listeners by surprise. “Crying in the club” –as what the youth call it.

Riva Quenery rose to fame when she started her YouTube channel, RiVlog, in 2016, where she showcases her dancing abilities and connecting to her fans through her vlogs. RiVlog reached one million subscribers on February 2019. Riva further minted her name in showbiz when she joined noontime show “It’s Showtime” as a member of the girl group GirlTrends. She was also recently part of the reality talent show “World of Dance Philippines” as a co-host for World of Dance Online.



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sandiwa Releases Debut Single 'Gunita'

11:02:00 PM

OPM isn't dead, it's just evolving! Well, that's what I thought after attending the Press Conference and Launch Event of the Debut Single of SANDIWA.

SANDIWA, which means iisang diwa is bringing their music to the main stream under Ivory Music and Video and their debut single 'Gunita' is now out to different digital stores and music download platforms. According to them "... Kami ay pinag-isa para sa iisang layunin na ihatid ang tunay na 'Pag-ibig' gamit ang musika. Maghatid ng pag-asa at gawing obra ang mga luha na nagsilbing inspirasyon sa awitin ng ating puso."

This era's music is just evolving and SANDIWA is just one proof that OPM is moving. And also there are other rising bands that would definitely bring you good entertaining music.

SANDIWA'S Gunita, their debut single, comes with heart-wrenching lyrics and smooth rhythms. This song, that is released last March 22, 2019, will have you head-bobbing while reminiscing yesterday's beautiful love. It seems that SANDIWA is in for more sawi or hugot music to listen to. According to them they consider their music genre as cenimatic, that's perhaps due to love aches and hugot themes that is great for movies.

The band is composed of Samuel Mopal, Yeoj Rivera, Jeremiah Torda, Harold Tabuno and Alex Rale, SANDIWA is managed by Ms. Thea Pollisco, under the same umbrella as renowned OPM artist Gloc-9 and newest hiphop hitmaker Shanti Dope.

With that these two great artists are present during the Gunita Single Launch Event of SANDIWA last April 10, 2019, at Historia Boutique and Bar. Special guests include are Mr. Joey Ayala, Ms. Cookie Chua, Room for Cielo and Sons of NOA.

If you want to know more of the band visit Kwento Ni Toto's 5K Challenge for something interesting.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Finalists of the Clash Now With Their Own Singles

10:59:00 AM

Finalists of last year's singing competition, The Clash, from the Kapuso Network, are now creating their names in the music industry as GMA Music releases each of their singles. Jong Madaliday, Garrett Bolden, and Anthony Rosaldo, The Clash Boys, were given an opportunity to showcase their talents with the release of their singles.

In the short span of time after their nerve and voice racking competition, the artists are now comfortably sings their own genres. Original, new, and fresh are just the appropriate words for them. From genres like ballad, R&B, and Upbeat. Jong with an upbeat music, Garett with a soulful R&B like and Anthony that is of a ballad music.

Jong’s single, entitled “Ano Ba”, was included in the list of “Most Wanted Song of the Week” in Barangay LS 97.1's The Big Ten weekly countdown. It also hit the second spot of The Big Ten weekly countdown of Barangay LS 97.1 last February 16.

Known for his notable R&B musicality, Jong feels inspired to create more songs that would elicit a positive impact on people’s lives.

“Masaya ako na nagustuhan ng mga listeners yung kanta. Iba talaga yung feeling na naibabahagi mo ang sarili mo sa mga nakikinig through a song. Simula pa lang ito kaya sana suportahan pa nila ang mga gagawin naming kanta dahil para sa kanila lahat ng ito,” he shared.

Meanwhile, Garrett’s “Lilipad Na” was on #43 of iTunes PH chart. Helming his music video is Phillip Lazaro which showcases the works of abstract artist Nadine Ibay, Garrett's leading lady in the video. It premieres on GMA Music’s Youtube channel on Thursday (February 28).

He feels grateful for the opportunities coming his way and the immense support he has been receiving, “Sobrang overwhelming kasi sobrang dami nang nakaka-appreciate nang single namin. Sa totoo lang, mas na-inspire akong magsulat ng mga original at bagong kanta dahil nakaka-motivate ang messages galing sa listeners at sa appreciation nila sa kanta.”

Last February 6, Anthony launched his single “Larawan Mo.” On the day of its release, the song was part of Twitter’s trending topics and soared to the top spot on iTunes PH chart for three consecutive days. It also landed in the Top 7 of the Top 30 Singles Chart of Top 30 Asia Philippines.

The song tells a story that is relatable to the listeners. “Larawan Mo” tells a story about someone who fell in love with a person who is already taken. That your heart can’t choose who to fall in love with.

“Pinaparating nito na some love stories may not be bound to have a happy ending, pero you always have an option to choose the right thing to do,” explained Anthony.

Just recently, GMA Music opened a media conference for the Clash Boys to introduce their singles. Though new in the industry, the boys gladly and truthfully gave their responses to each of the questions asked by the bloggers and the media. Of course to liven a bit the conference they gave a taste of their performances. It was held at the GMA Network's Building, Executive Lounge.

If you like to watch our coverage of the conference check it out at Kwento Ni Toto's youtube channel.

Also if you would love to see the music video watch it below.

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