Sarah Geronimo, The Juans bust out new videos

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Manila, Philippines — Music fans were treated to a couple of new music videos from Sarah Geronimo and The Juans, who both recently released the visual accompaniment to their new songs when it debuted at the Myx music channel at the latter’s ‘Myx Premiere’ segment.

Sarah Geronimo’s new video is for her latest single entitled “Kaibigan Mo,” off her “Great Unknown” album. Released back in mid of 2016, this  is the third single off said record. “Kaibigan Mo” also features Yeng Constantino, who incidentally wrote the song.

Back when Sarah was just auditioning songs for TGU, she approached Constantino if she would be interested to contribute, and eventually gave Sarah this song. The Popstar Royalty has gone on record to say that she has been a fan of Constantino’s songwriting and have always wanted to do a duet with the songwriter. This is the first time that a contemporary of Sarah has appeared on her album. Likewise, the first time that Sarah Geronimo and Yeng Constantino can be seen on the same music video.

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Directed by Nolan Bernardino, music video for “Kaibigan Mo” premiered on the Myx music channel last Friday, February 2, 2017.

Meanwhile, The Juans’ new single entitled “Nasayang Lang” made its own debut today at the leading music channel. The song is the group’s latest release under Viva Records.

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It is the first single after their 3-song self-titled debut was released back in 2015. The song is written by Jacob Israel, himself a recording artist who went by name of Jacob back in the early 2000’s.

The music video for “Nasayang Lang,” is directed by Kiko Meily. The Juans have been steadily gaining a foothold on the Pinoy pop music scene since their debut two years ago. The band, which includes keyboardist Carl Guevara, rhythm guitarist Japs Mendoza, lead guitarist Jiad Arroyo, bassist Jason De Mesa and drummer Daniel Grospe. All of the members of The Juans alternately sing lead on “Nasayang Lang.”

Fans can request to see more of Sarah Geronimo’s “Kaibigan Mo” and The Juans’ “Nasayang Lang” when they log on to the Myx website. both tracks are available on Spotify, Apple Music and other services for streaming and for download on iTunes.

 

 

New artist on the block alert! Introducing RJ Dela Fuente

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RJ Dela Fuente, a young and talented singer is debuting a new song and music video today. In case, you’re wondering why his name seem to ring a bell, the pop artist and balladeer had his big break when he joined the first season of The Voice of the Philippines and became part of Coach Lea Salonga’s team.

A formidable vocalist, RJ went up against older and more experienced singer Mitoy Yonting in the finals of The Voice. Gathering the much needed experience from the aforementioned high profile TV show, RJ is now slowly inching his way to promising career as a singer and performer.

RJ was based in California before transferring to Manila to find his luck. And he wasn’t wrong in his decision to strike it out here, and he has since signed with Manila Genesis and Viva. The latter, one of the biggest labels in Manila, will be releasing RJ’s music soon.

Entitled “Maybe It’s Time,” the piano-decked tune harkens back to the romantic sounds of 90’s love songs. Starting out with a simple piano motif, the song eventually builds up, along with those subtle string section that adds to the aching sentiments that RJ is singing. The song is about learning to let go—difficult at first, yes, but eventually something that can be learned. Or as the lyrics go: ‘maybe its time this time to let go and forget, maybe it’s time this time to think about myself, maybe tomorrow I’ll be fine like I was before we met, maybe this it’s not just true love yet.’

The tune is composed veteran songwriter Vehnee Saturno.

RJ is also dropping a new video to coincide with his song. The music video for “Maybe It’s Time” will premiere today, January 27, 2017 at 3pm, on leading local music channel MYX.

“Maybe It’s Time” will be RJ’s formal introduction as a recording artist. Delivered with subtle authority, this song shows why RJ Dela Fuente is poised to succeed as a solo artist, and real soon at that.

PPOP Generation stars out in force at the malls

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This early in 2017, the new and young pop musical movement known as PPOP Generation has ratcheted up its presence with a series of mallshows that will continue this weekend.

The PPOP Generation (short for Pinoy Pop) show will pick up its second show for the new year with a stop at Starmall in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan this Saturday, January 14, 2017, and on Sunday, January 15, at SM City in Bacoor.

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The PPOP Generation crew will be headlined by new and hot young acts that includes solo artists Julian Trono, Ella Cruz, and  Janine Teñoso. Alongside them are the exceptional new pop groups that includes the seven-member boygroup Nitro, all-girl sing-and-dance groups Sugar ‘N Spice, the Pop Girls, After 5 and the U Go Girls.

All these artists  are set to perform their excitingly new and original pop music. Expect to see a lot of dancing and singing as the likes of social media idol and multi-media stars like Julian Trono and Ella Cruz  present their brand of original music. Trono has recently released his debut single “Balang Araw” as do Cruz, who put out her own debut entitled “Tamis.”

Singer-songwriter Janine Teñoso likewise put out her power ballad tinged “Fall” late last December. Nitro (“Tayo Na’t Sumayaw”), Pop Girls (“Bad Boy”), U Go Girls(“Ikaw Na”), After 5 (“Paano Na”) and Sugar ‘N Spice (who will soon release “Napapa La La”) are all branding new and compelling OPM singles.

All the PPOP Gen artists have their new music videos (or will soon have theirs) that are currently playing on top music channels or have been posted on the Viva Records YouTube channel. The PPOP Generation fandom have also been steadily building at every mallshow stop. Viva Records will soon release a special one-track CD for each of the PPOP acts made especially for the fans.

The show in Starmall San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan and SM City Bacoor both will start at 4 pm in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

Donnalyn Bartolome, The Juans together for the breakup tour

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Manila, Philippines — Donnalyn Bartolome and pop and rock boygroup The Juans are starting 2017 with a series of mallshows starting this weekend. Dubbed as “The Happy Break Up Malltour,” the shows will kick off at the Ayala Mall in Harbor Point in Subic this Saturday, January 14, 2017.

The show takes its name after Bartolome’s 2016 album entitled “Happy Breakup.”  It is Bartolome’s second eponymous release and it included the  catchy title track and carrier single. Throughout 2016, the album spawned two more singles namely “Maniwala Ka,” and “Pag Siya” (that featured rap artist Shehyee).

This is the first time that  Donnalyn Bartolome, a social media celebrity, will headline a show. In a sent text, Bartolome shared that (fan group) “Donnalynspireds can expect more artists other than her on this tour. Last time I only had one guest artist (on the bill) but now I have quite a few.”

The show will be supported by other streaking acts like The Juans. Also on scheduled to perform are Arron Cadawas who last year released his debut single “May Forever Ba?” and Bea Lacson who likewise had her first single “Unlove You.” The singing group Shevoyz will also be on the bill.

For their part, The Juans will play songs from their self-titled EP as well as a new song.  The Juans’ Carl Gueverra shared through text that fans “can expect to hear our latest single (and) ‘hugot’ anthem “Nasayang Lang.” and also added that besides the music, the audience will get a dose of the bands brand of “kulit and fun from us as always.”

As for sharing the bill with the Social Media Sweetheart, Guevarra said: “Donnalyn is someone we look up to, and she’s very generous in sharing tips on how to improve our social media skills.” And added “kaya touring with her is such as treat for all of us. So grateful to our label (Viva) for giving us this chance.”

Bartolome is expecting that the shows will run smoothly saying, “I have worked with The Juans before and I saw how talented they were. Having them a part of my own tour is exciting.”

The Happy Breakup show will be held at Harbor Points’ activity center and will start at 4pm.

Julian Trono Serves Up New Song

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Published December 27, 2016, 12:05 AM

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Dancer Julian Trono transitions into singing with the release of his debut song “Balang Araw.”

He assuredly shared in an exclusive interview with Bulletin Entertainment that “performing is what I’ll do for the rest of my life.”

“You’ll know what your passion is when you enjoy doing it, and this is it for me.” Trono said in referring to his love for performing, particularly dancing. “When you’re born to do a certain thing, masaya ka lang ’pag ginagawa mo ito.”

Trono recalled he started performing in school at a very early age.

“Prep pa lang ata ako nu’n,” he said. “It was very easy for people to get me dancing. I have no qualms. ‘Julian, sayaw ka naman!’ and ayun sasayaw naman ako kaagad.”

“Balang Araw” is written by Johann Garcia (a Philpop finalist in 2014) and Thyro Alfaro. rono said there were two singles, but “Balang Araw” came out first. The message of the song is not at all complicated in that “’pag hindi tayo ngayon, maybe balang araw.” As a dance track, the song plays both ways.

“Kung gusto mo magsayaw or gusto mo humugot, pwede. Chill lang young sound, danceable. May kurot pero masaya pa rin pakinggan.”

On coming up with the moves for the song, Trono worked with young local group ADDLIB.

“Sa studio pa lang, I said to them I wanted more on-the-floor, chill style,” he said. “Gusto ko visual lang, hindi mahirap, groove lang, kung san ang bagsak (ng beat). We came up with a hook (move) on the chorus. It was really collaborative.” Ella Cruz makes a cameo appearance on the video.

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Katrina Velarde’s yearning single makes music channel debut

Katrina Velarde made her music channel debut yesterday when the video for “Lason Mong Halik” aired for the first time the day before Christmas, on MTV Pinoy.

“Lason Mong Halik” sung and recorded by Katrina Velarde, a.k.a. ‘Suklay Diva,’ is the singer’s first single with Viva Records. This tune, written by Vehnee Saturno, takes Katrina into OPM ballad territory and catches the YT sensation in a rather pensive mood and this Roe Pajemna-directed video certainly plays up the drama and ache that Katrina sings about in the song.

Singing ‘Bakit ganyan and ‘yong pag-ibig, na ang akala ko ay langit. Nilar-laro mo lamang and pusong naiidlip’ coupled with lines like ‘ngayo’y nag-iisa’t laging nilalamig, nawala na ang lahat-lahat ito’y naging panaginip,’ Katrina seems to be serenading those who are feeling a bit sentimental and blue especially during this season. The song though is fine listening at any time and we’re thinking we will see and hear more of Katrina Velarde this 2017.

Introducing…The U Go Girls

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The U Go Girls are a dynamite pop group that needs to be seen and heard to be believed. Who would have thought it possible to cram eleven talented singers onto one group and make it work? Well the U Go Girls did. And who thought that all those talented singers would happen to be amazing performers and dancers too? Well the U Go Girls are!

Big things come in small packages as the adage go and it couldn’t be more true with the U Go Girls who look exactly as they should–young teen girls aged between 13 and 15. These cute and bubbly girls were selected from the best singers of their age. All have been professionally trained to be at their best whether it is singing or dancing.

The U Go Girls solid background in performing was borne out of their experience in Born To Be A Star—the talent competition that seeked out the best in local talent. All of the eleven, all-female members of U Go Girls are alumna’s of the talent search program.

The U Go Girls are starting off with a bang with the high energy track “Ikaw Na.” This upbeat tune is ground zero for this tight, sing-and-dance group who’s brimming with youthful energy. Which is appropriate seeing as the U Go Girls are like, the cheerleaders of the P-Pop movement.

See the U Go Girls’ music channel debut as it airs the Miggy Tanchangco-directed music video for “Ikaw Na,” tonight at 7:30 pm on MTV Pinoy. Watch the music video on the Viva Records YouTube channel.