Showing posts with label Pinoy Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pinoy Music. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2013

Watch Tambayan Hits "Balikan Ang Barkada"

8:43:00 PM
Photo from SMTickets.com
OPM fans here's your chance to get serenaded by two of the well known OPM artist in the country this coming June 21 and 22.  Yup, it's Aiza Seguerra and Noel Cabangon together in one OPM hits concert show.

If you have heard Aiza Seguerra and Noel Cabangon sing live then you'll definitely want to hear them more but if this is your first time to hear both of them live then don't waste any more time slouching on your couch, get and buy your tickets.  Enjoy OPM music at its best and specially sung by two of the best.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Reunion, An Eraserheads Tribute Concert

10:13:00 AM

Lived my teenage life hearing the songs and musics of Eraserheads and it made me realize how much I've grown.  The Reunion, An Eraserheads tribute Concert brings back memories of my teenage life. Some of the songs have been part of courtship and inspiration. Some of these songs were also the comfort and refuge of brokenhearted ones, I'm also one of those. May it be despair or joy this songs and musics have made my youth unforgettable and worth remembering.

Too bad I wasn't able to watch their last concert as a group.  I was financially unstable back then that's why I can't yet afford to buy those tickets.  So I just listened to it on the radio because of the radio station that I've always listened covers that event.


So, it was really fun listening to the Eraserheads' songs once again.  Though they are not the ones playing, still, it feels good to hear those songs again.  During the concert, people who purchased this album get a chance to watch the concert much closer and also get a chance to win in a raffle where the Chevrolet Sparks is the grand prize.

“The Reunion” concert is a tribute to the songs created by the Eraserheads band with its members namely Ely Buendia, Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro.  These songs are played and sung by various artists such as Callalily, 6CycleMind with Eunice of Gracenote, Hilera, Itchyworms, Mayonnaise, Tanya Markova, Johnoy Danao, Jay Durias, Vin Dancel, and Ney Dimaculangan.


This concert is under Star Records productions entitled “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Concert” as it pays homage to the band’s numerous contribution to the Philippine music history and to the country’s culture as a whole. The event is a celebration not only of the generation who grew up to the music of Eraserheads but also a celebration of today’s youth who are discovering the greatness of the band that revived Pinoy rock in 1990s.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MCA MUSIC OPM ARTISTS SABRINA AND KRISSY & ERICKA SHINE AT JAY PARK’S MANILA SHOWCASE

3:41:00 PM

As Korean pop sensation Jay Park conquered Manila with his moves, MCA Music’s OPM artists—Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina and YouTube Sensations Krissy & Ericka, also took center stage as they opened for him during his shows. Sabrina impressed the audience with songs from her current album “I Love Acoustic 4” at Jay Park’s shows at Eastwood Mall Open Park last May 4 and Lucky Chinatown Mall last May 6. She also performed for the first time her latest single “Somewhere Down The Road” from her upcoming album “Acoustic Love Notes” which will feature radio and TV personality Joe D’Mango. Prior to the show, she bonded with the Korean superstar at Red Box Eastwood where they also posed for photos with Jay directing their poses. Sabrina continues to make waves in Southeast Asia which was proven by the recent Platinum awarding of her album “I Love Acoustic 4” in Indonesia.


Sister Krissy and Ericka meanwhile made an impact with their 3 song acoustic set last May 5 at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill. Jay Park was so delighted with their performance that he had to approach Krissy & Ericka to congratulate them before going up the stage to perform his own songs. Their single “12:51” from the album of the same title still rules the charts of radio stations from Luzon to Mindanao as well as music channels in the country. Krissy & Ericka is set to release their new single “In Your Arms”, another original song they wrote.

Sabrina’s album “I Love Acoustic 4” and Krissy & Ericka’s “Twelve: Fifty One” are still out at leading record stores and online via MyMusicStore.com.ph.

Watch out for Sabrina’s new album “Acoustic Love Notes coming out this May. To download the music of Sabrina and Krissy & Ericka on your mobile phones, just text SABRINA or KANDE (for Krissy & Ericka) to 3456 (for Globe and Smart subscribers only).

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Aiza Seguerra joins ‘THE ERASERHEADS’ tribute album

5:32:00 PM

Some of music industry's best artists unite in one album to pay tribute to the phenomenal contribution of the iconic Filipino pop-rock band, The Eraserheads.

Released by Star Records and Star Cinema, “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album" features 14 anthemic Eraserheads hit songs including 'Alapaap’ by 6cyclemind with Eunice of Gracenote, ‘Minsan’ by Callalily, ‘Overdrive’ by Vin Dancel, ‘Fine Time’ by Marc Abaya of Kjwan, ‘Super Proxy’ of Razorback with Gloc9, ‘Kailan’ by Ney and Yeng Constantino, ‘Kaliwete’ by Hilera, ‘Maling Akala’ by Itchyworms, ‘Ligaya’ by Mayonnaise, ‘Pare Ko’ by Johnoy Danao, ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’ by Jay Durias, ‘Magasin’by Chicosci, ‘With A Smile’ by Aiza Seguerra with Mike Villegas, and ‘Hey Jay’ by Tanya Markova.



"The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album" is available on record bars nationwide on Wednesday (May 9).

Thursday, May 17, 2012

PEDICAB RETURNS WITH “KAYA MO MAG-SANDO?”

8:48:00 PM

After making their major label debut album “Shinji Ilabas Mo Na Ang Helicopter” which produced the hit singles “Ang Pusa Mo”, “FX” and “Simulan Mo Na”, alternative band Pedicab returns with a new EP entitled “Kaya Mo Mag-Sando?”

The EP, which is currently the #1 most downloaded album at MyMusicStore.com.ph (the Philippines’ version of iTunes), features 6 brand new tracks including the carrier single “Otomatik”. Other tracks in the EP are: “Kaya Mo Mag-Sando?”, “Ang Apoy”, “La Liga Filipina”, “Insekto” and “The Shot”.

In “Kaya Mo Mag-Sando?”, the band employed a wide array of sounds and samples, including acoustic guitars, simulated horns and strings, tribal beats, and a lot of percussion. (More cowbell!) In fact, none of the EP’s six tracks remotely resemble any song on the band’s previous two records, but longtime fans and listeners will certainly appreciate – if not come to expect – the sonic evolution and the quirky grooves that the five seasoned musicians (yes, including the filmmaker) that make up Pedicab consistently provide.

Pedicab is composed of Diego Mapa on lead vocals, synthesizer and percussion; Raimund Marasigan on synthesizer, percussion, vocals; Mike Dizon on drums and percussion; Jason Caballa on guitar, percussion and vocals and RA Rivera on sampler, synthesizer and vocals.

“Kaya Mo Mag-Sando?” is now out under MCA Music in CDs at leading record stores and online via MyMusicStore.com.ph. To download “Otomatik” as your ringback tone, just text KD463 to 2332 (GLOBE), OTOM to 2728 (SMART) and 5493903 to 2300 (SUN). Or text PEDICAB to 3456 (for Globe and Smart subscribers only).

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kamikazee is now 'Romantico'

7:30:00 AM

Kamikazee, with their signature onstage antics and witty songs, has established itself to be one of the hottest rock bands of this generation, yielding numerous hits like "Narda," "Tsinelas," "Chicksilog," "First Day High," among others. For their fourth album "Romantico," the rock band goes extremely personal with songs that re-tell their love experiences.

"What makes this album special is that all the songs here are expression of our experiences and the stories of people around us," says drummer Allan “Bords” Burdeos. "It is an album very close to us as these songs represent parts of who we are now."

Frontman Jay Contreras adds, “Para siyang kuwento ng mga taong, umibig, umiibig, iniwan, nasaktan, at umibig ulit.”


Kamikazee considers this album special because this is the first time that they had agreed on the album’s theme even before the collection of songs was written.

The band added that usually the songs come first before they think of an album concept, but for “Romantico,” it is clear to them that they want to tackle love as its central theme.

The album's first single "Halik" talks about love grown tired, expressed in Kamikazee’s signature sound.

When asked whose story that was, Bords quickly replied, "secret!"

Other standout tracks are “TNT,” “Tamis,” “Tagpuan,” “Sana,” “Sobrang lungkot,” “Kislap,” “Wo-oh,” “If You’re Not Here,” “Paano,” and “Huling Sayaw.”

“Romantico” comes after the hit albums “Kamikazee,” “Maharot,” and “Long Time Noisy.”

Formed in 2000, the band is composed of Jay Contreras on vocals, Jomal Linao on guitars and backing vocals, Led Tuyay on guitars, Puto Astete on bass and Bords Burdeos.

Track List:
  1. Halik
  2. TNT
  3. Tamis
  4. Tagpuan
  5. Sana
  6. Sobrang Lungkot
  7. Kislap
  8. Wo-oh
  9. If you’re not here
  10. Paano
  11. Huling sayaw

Friday, March 23, 2012

MCA MUSIC ARTISTS BAG MYX MUSIC AWARDS

7:43:00 AM
As the MYX Music Awards concluded many music artist are very happy of the outcome.  Here's a simple round-up from MCA with artist who bag the awards.

Two of MCA Music’s major domestic artists went home victorious at the recent MYX Music Awards held recently at the Music Museum.


Rock band Chicosci’s new single “Unbelievable” was voted by a combination of MYX viewers and artists as “Favorite Remake”. The song is a cover of the EMF original which is included in the compilation album “90s Music Comes Alive” under MCA Music. Its music video was directed by Paolo Ruiz and Tower of Doom and was supported by Samsung Galaxy S Wifi 5.0. “Unbelievable” easily made it at MYX charts just days after its premiere last year. The band is currently finishing their new album under MCA Music.

“We are so thankful for those who voted four our music video which was quite different from what we usually do like doing a cover and shooting a video during one of our tours,” Miggy said.


Another winner was electronic-pop sensation Somedaydream who bagged the “Favorite MYX Celebirty VJ”. Since debuting at last year’s MYX Music Awards, so many good things came along for this talented Ateneo student which also led him to a MYX Celebrity VJ stint in June 2011. His album is still out under Mecca Music and MCA Music which includes the hit singles “Hey Daydreamer”, “Delivery Boys” and “Sing This Song”.

“I was just there last year to perform and now I won an award! It’s unbelievable and I’m so happy that MYX is always there to support,” Somedaydream said.

Since 2006, MYX, the number 1 music channel in the Philippines honors the biggest hitmakers in the Philippines via the MYX Music Awards.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Zia Quizon ‘Favorite New Artist’ at MYX Music Awards 2012

7:12:00 PM

Round ups for the local music industry!

In her few months in showbiz, Zia has already proven that she is more than just the daughter of King of Comedy Dolphy and Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla’s daughter. She has recently been named as 2012 MYX Music Awards’ Favorite New Artist.

Zia’s music, which fused pop, soul, jazz, and retro R&B, has been widely-accepted by the public yielding the hit song Ako Na Lang. She recently launched her new single Dear Lonely, lifted from her debut album Zia. The album has recently been awarded a Gold Record Award.

Simple Girl is also available for download at www.mymusicstore.com.ph. It also boasts of having more than 160,000 songs making it the country’s biggest music download site, where one can get tracks as low as P20.


“I’m proud to say that all the songs in the album were arranged to my style of singing. My producers made sure I was comfortable with singing the songs in the album,” Zia says. “I am happy that people appreciate my music.”

It was no surprise then when Zia chose to cover her mom Zsa Zsa Padilla’s ‘80s hit ‘Mambobola’. “We were throwing some ideas around and I think I actually suggested the song myself. I felt that it would be very nice to have one of my mom’s songs on the album as a kind of tribute to her for all of the things she has done for me.”

Zia also covered Sheena Easton’s ‘So Much In Love’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Smile’, dedicated to her comedian father Dolphy. “Aside from my mom, I would say that my dad’s taste in music really shaped mine. He influenced me to appreciate the classics—from standards to classical to world music and even oldies.”

MyMusicStore, created to support OPM artists and to cater to Pinoy music lovers, is the ultimate one-stop shop for those who can’t wait to have their music downloads right here, right now!


Friday, March 9, 2012

SABRINA's “MOVES LIKE JAGGER”, “I LOVE ACOUSTIC 4” NOW PLATINUM IN INDONESIA

11:23:00 PM

Asia’s acoustic sweetheart Sabrina releases her follow-up single from her highly successful “I Love Acoustic 4” album—her version of the hit “Moves Like Jagger”.

This Maroon5 & Christina Aguilera single which became a staple song of 2011 will be infused with Sabrina’s own sweet acoustic flavor that listeners will love. Its music video directed by Daphne Oliveros recently premiered at MYX and entered the Top 20 of Pinoy MYX Countdown after only 1 week of airplay.

“I’m so excited about this second single as it is such a fun track,” Sabrina said. “Also watch the music video of the song as it will be different from my previous videos”.

And to add to the good news--- “I Love Acoustic 4” is now certified PLATINUM in Indonesia (the album turned GOLD November of 2011). 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. “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- 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-Gateway 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”, “Rocketeer”, “Just The Way You Are” featuring Indonesian singer Calvin Jeremy and “Lucky” featuring multi-platinum crooner Richard Poon.

Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina returns to Indonesia this March 24 for a show at Supermal Karawaci in the capital city of Jakarta. You may also catch Sabrina here on March 31 (Saturday), 5pm at SM Molino. 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 Acosutic 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. Special thanks to Pinoy Magazine, Orange Magazine TV and Red Box: Rock, Dine, Roll.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Meet Emmanuelle, The New OPM Sweetheart

7:57:00 PM

When I first saw this fine beautiful lady in one of the TV shows in one of the known TV Network, she did capture my attention.  She has a very sweet and innocent look that will for sure mesmerize most of her listeners.  Though I haven't heard her sing live I'm she has a good voice to listen at and besides she's already been coined as the New OPM Sweetheart.

I would really love to attend if there's going to be a meet and greet with her.

Here's more information about her and her album...

With her sweet voice, amazing songwriting talent, pretty face, new teen singer Emmanuelle is poised to be OPM’s newest sweetheart. Her self-titled debut album, produced by Universal Records, is out to prove just that.

The young singer expressed excitement over the release of her debut album saying, “this is really a dream come true for me. It feels like I’ve been given this rare chance of introducing myself to everyone through my music.”

Emmanuelle wrote the album’s carrier single Happy, a catchy, feel good song that will line her up along the industry’s finest groundbreaking artists, along with Zia Quizon and Somedaydream.

She expresses gratitude to Universal Records for producing an album for a newbie like her, amidst the problems of the music industry.

“Emmanuelle is such a gifted artist,” says actor Sam Milby. “She really can do everything- sing, act, dance, and write good music. This will surely be a treat to music fans all over the country.”

Champion singer Erik Santos, on the other hand, compliments Emmanuelle’s voice saying how sweet, ear-friendly it is.


The album also features Manong Guard, a duet with OPM pop rock princess Yeng Constantino.

“Masaya talaga ako na nakasama ako sa album na ‘to,” admits Yeng. “I am extremely happy that Emmanuelle has been given this chance to record some songs that she wrote herself – dun sa aspect na yun, pareho kaming singer-songwriter.”

Aside from Happy, Emmanuelle penned songs like Dear Diary, and Tonight. She also interpreted songs of Ito Rapadas (Sandali Lang) and Jude Gitamondoc (Sarap Mabuhay). She also has her rendition of the hit ballad God Gave Me You.

Aside from being a gifted singer and songwriter, Emmanuelle is also a promising guitar player.

Emmanuelle is being managed by Cornerstone Talent Management Center (www.cornerstonetalents.com).

Follow Emmanuelle on twitter: @xemmanuelle

Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialemmanuellevera 

Emmanuelle’s Track List:
1. Happy
2. Dear Diary
3. Tonight
4. Manong Guard with Yeng Constantino
5. Sandali Lang
6. Sarap Mabuhay
7. God Gave Me You

Tanya Markova's Shock Pop 2 CD Edition is Released

6:42:00 AM

All their singles released have become certified hits. Their debut single “Picture Picture” not only has become a byword but one of the most requested tracks as well. Same with “Disney”, “Linda Blair” and “PA Roadie Fernandez” which dominated the charts of various radio stations and music channels all over the country.

Wacky group TANYA MARKOVA gives music fans another reason to be happy as they release the expanded edition of their self-titled debut album now titled “Tanya Markova: Shock Pop 2CD Edition”. The first CD contains all their hits and tracks from their debut album while the bonus AVCD includes the music videos of the four singles “Picture, Picture”, “Disney”, “Linda Blair” and “PA Roadie Fernandez”—all visually capturing the cheerfulness of the group.

 CD 2 also features a new single that majority can most relate to—that social network site. Yes, the band recorded “Da Facebook Song (Ang Ganda Ganda Mo)” which is currently burning the airwaves with its catchy lyrics especially the line “chat churu chat chat churu” and funny storyline that also mentions “It” girl and fellow MCA Music artist Solenn Heussaff. The acoustic version of the song is also in the album as well as remixes of “Picture Picture” and the acoustic versions of that track and “Jacuzzi” plus their version of the 90s Radiohead hit “Creep”.

TANYA MARKOVA is composed of unique cast of characters namely Norma Love, Iwa Motors, Mowmow, Heart Abunda, Jennylyn Sucaldito, Skrovak Iskopanjo, Rufa Mae Milby and Rez Curtis.

“TANYA MARKOVA: SHOCK POP 2 CD EDITION” is now out in CDs for only P300 at leading record stores and online via mymusicstore.com.ph under MCA Music. To download Tanya Markova’s music on your cellular phones, text TANYA to 3456.



Friday, March 2, 2012

Christian Bautista's First Class Launched

6:05:00 PM

This week one of Kwento Ni Toto's correspondent was able to attend the album launch of Christian Bautista's First Class.  It was held at 55 Events Place during lunch time so expect that Toto wouldn't be very much available during that time.


Anyway, having seen the tracks on the album, I did noticed that he did a lot of collaboration with the other artist.  There's one particular name that I haven't heard quite some time.  They were really great during their era and hearing them sing again just bring backs some of the good old days, it was the Neocolors.


During the event there were live performance made by Christian Bautista together with other artist.   Having 17 good tracks and singing with great artist sure make this album a First Class.

Know more of the details of the First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition Album....


Diamond Asiansation Christian Bautista ushers in 2012 with the release of his highly-anticipated First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition album. The album, which has a limited edition coffee table book, marks his 10th anniversary in showbiz. It includes nine new tracks, five hits from the original Outbound, and new recording of his earlier hits Hands To Heaven and The Way You Look At Me.

“I can really say that this is my best album yet- from the songs, to the packaging, to the guest artists. I am really proud of this album,” says Christian. “Plus, this is also very important because this marks my comeback into releasing new songs.” Christian hopes that the fans will support his new songs from the album. The carrier single from the album Beautiful To Me is currently the top downloaded song in www.mymusicstore.com.ph.


“We’ve worked hard to get the perfect original songs to be included in this album,” states Christian. “I am extremely happy also that I was given this chance to re-record two of my biggest hits- Hands To Heaven and The Way You Look At Me. Recording those tracks brought so many memories.”

Christian also expressed excitement over the chance to work with some of the most promising artists of this generation Angeline Quinto for In Love With You, originally recorded by Regine Velasquez and Asian superstar Jacky Cheung, and KC Concepcion for We Could Be In Love, first interpreted by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane.


Famed band Neocolours reunites to collaborate with Christian on the original Sasabihin.

As part of his celebration of 10 years in the business, Christian goes full circle by having a duet with Sam Concepcion for Rescue You, composed by Singapore-based Tat Tong. Christian and Sam were launched into showbiz via The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe almost a decade ago.

Japanese Pop singer Baby M also has a duet with Christian in the album – In My Arms. The album includes impressive original tracks like Love You This Much, Let Go, and Whole. The theme of A Special Symphony, I’m Already King, is also included with Outbound tracks All That’s Left, Faith, What Can I Do, Unphotographable.


“This is a very important album, so I am really hoping everyone can support me,” admits Christian. “We have worked hard to make this album a fitting tribute to my 10 years in showbiz.”

The Limited Edition Coffee Table Book with CD is available in all National Bookstore outlets and other bookstores and record stores nationwide.

The Angeline-Christian duet of In Love With You was shot at The Lighthouse, Marina Resort, Subic Bay.

First Class sponsors include Bench, Belo, Blackwater, Swatch, Ink All-You-Can, Gold’s Gym, Misibis Aviation and Development Corporation, Lowepro, and Tamron.

TRACK LIST:
1. Beautiful To Me
2. In Love With You with Angeline Quinto
3. Love You This Much
4. We Could Be In Love with Kc Concepcion
5. Let Go
6. Rescue You with Sam Concepcion
7. Whole
8. I'm Already King
9. In My Arms with Baby M
10. Sasabihin with Neocolours
11. What Can I Do
12. Faith
13. Unphotographable
14. All That’s Left
15. Love Moves In Mysterious Ways
16. Hands To Heaven featuring Zia Quizon
17. The Way You Look At Me

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2X Victory for Universal Records

6:26:00 PM

Here's an update on the pinoy music industry.  Know what's up with your favorite singers and artists.

It was a big day for Universal Records as two of its prime artists Noel Cabangon and Christian Bautista were presented record awards for their respective albums. Noel’s Byahe was given a Double Platinum Record Award, while Christian’s Outbound was awarded a Gold Record Award.

“At this day of piracy and downloading, it is really an achievement that albums still sell,” says Universal Records Kathleen Dy-Go. “We are so proud to have the bestselling artists in our roster.”

Noel is currently working on a follow-up to the successful Byahe album and is now currently promoting his latest album Panaginip.

“Mabuhay ang lahat ng nagmamahal sa OPM,” declares Noel. “Maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumuporta.”

Christian, on the other hand, has just released an expanded version of his Outbound album called First Class.

“What a fitting way to start the celebration of my 10 years in showbiz,” shares Christian. “I am so blessed to have everyone supporting me and my music.”

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Blogger's Night with Sabrina

8:21:00 PM

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.





Friday, November 18, 2011

Christian Bautista Blogger's Night Event

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CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA starred in his first international film A Special Symphony. He is part of the first Pan-Asian musical TV series The Kitchen Musical. He is also the only recording artist to receive a 4x Platinum Record Award for Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan for 2011. He worked with Grammy-nominated pianist Jim Brickman, K-Pop R&B trio One Way, and fronted for the concerts of K-Pop sensations Rain and 2NE1. He also topbilled jampacked concerts here and abroad. He also has numerous endorsements tucked under his belt coupled with billboards all over the Metro and has consistently won numerous awards and citations.


With all these career highlights, Christian Bautista remains humble expressing and thankful for all these blessings. “Ever since I took the very first steps in my career, I cherished all the lessons and experiences I’ve gained through all those years- the ups and downs, the highlights and the difficult moments. These helped me hone my craft and led me to doors of opportunities. Every recognition that goes my way, favorable or critical comments on my work challenge me to do better because I owe it to my audience that I utilize my full potential,” says Christian with a smile.

It is a dream of many artists and performers to collaborate with some of the most respected people in the international recording scene. But the chance of it happening is pretty slim. That is unless you are Christian Bautista.

Today, Asiansation Christian Bautista adds another feather to his cap as he launches his first international album Outbound.


Outbound features Christian’s collaboration with music producers and artists he met and worked with from the United States, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia.

“It’s the first time that we want to try and attempt to do more outside the country. [And] Yes, I’m very proud of this album,” says Christian, smiling.

The album consists of eight songs which is a good mix of slow and upbeat ballads. The first single All That’s Left offers Christian’s new, bolder sound, and further proves that he is more than just a balladeer.

“Slowly nag-build up kasi ‘yan because of The Kitchen Musical. Parang nabigyan ako ng confidence to try something na kakaiba, na mas current na contemporary. So I told myself, sige let’s try this,” says Christian.

While taping for The Kitchen Musical, Christian never stopped to get in touch with some of the region’s movers in the music industry until he met Tat Tong, composer of the anthemic All That’s Left.


In a phone interview, Christian shares, “Tat Tong kasi is a friend of Kewei [Tay]. Kewei and I did a duet for Please Be Careful With My Heart in Singapore. She later on, introduced me to Tat. And then through e-mail, I asked him: ‘Hey! I’m coming up with a new album. Do you have songs?’ So he gave us one [and] we all liked it. After that, we told him na, ‘Okay, make three more! Haha. [And] With Tat Tong kasi, steady lang kami e. We would throw ideas and stuff. And if it doesn’t work out, we would always tell na okay let’s do the thing tomorrow. We write and write and we never stop…”

And write they did. The remarkable results were All That’s Left and the other song Unphotographable.

Tat’s other masterpieces-original songs in Outbound include What Can I Do and his masterful arrangement on Christian’s cover of George Michael’s Faith, which is very special for Christian because it was used in his first big solo number in The Kitchen Musical.

Aside from Christian’s collaborations with Tat, Outbound gathers its noteworthy works with Grammy-nominated multi-platinum instrumentalist Jim Brickman for Never Far Away, the K-Pop R&B trio One Way for Wrong Number, Indonesian songwriter Satrio for the hit song I’m Already King, and with Avex Japan’s amazing Baby M for the lovely duet Sakura.


Christian’s music videos always feature familiar and beautiful female celebrities: from Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson, Solenn Heusaff, and Angel Locsin (in Beautiful Girl) to Cristine Reyes (in I Remember The Girl) to Paula Taylor (in Tell Me Your Name) to Carmen Soo (in Afraid for Love to Fade) to Angelica Panganiban (in Nakaraang Pasko) to Sarah Geronimo (in Please Be Careful With My Heart).

n All That’s Left, it features CosPlay Queen Alodia Gosiengfiao. When asked what’s like working with her, Christian says, “Alodia’s beautiful, she’s talented, she stayed up with us [from] 8 PM to 8 AM. We danced all night long until 3 AM. It was fun.”

And while it’s apparent that Outbound has drawn him out of his comfort zone, Christian admits that it does not mean he will stop being a balladeer.


“For this album talaga kasi medyo half-half. Half experimental, half-medyo ballad pa rin naman siya. [And] Easy listening pa rin naman. Pero definitely I’m not going to drop the ballads,” he says, smiling. “Kasi siyempre, nagsimula ako sa ballads and du’n naman talaga ako kumportable. So hindi ko p’wedeng iwanan talaga ‘yun.”

As a performer, Christian believes he’s improved, but he’s not reached his peak. “Honestly, I do feel that I’m at my best so far. [But] I just hope I’m not at my best.”

He adds, “[And] As I continue this journey, I have reached another turn on the road ahead. This is the right time to pursue new paths and directions. And there is no better way to begin this new and exciting phase than to share my latest work with you. With your support and a personal sense of renewed energy and devotion, I am ready to face the challenge of the future.”


Outbound is out now in all major record bars nationwide under Universal Records.

TRACKLISTING:
1. All That’s Left
2. Unphotographable
3. Faith
4. I’m Already King
5. What Can I do
6. Never Far Away
7. Wrong Number
8. Sakura

A live performance of Christian Bautista singing "I'm Already King"





Plus signing of his Album.  



Christian Bautista’s Bloggers’ Conference is brought to you by Universal Records in cooperation with Pinoy Magazine and official online partner Orange Magazine TV. Special thanks to Ever Bilena Blackwater.

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