Tuesday, September 12, 2017

K-POP REPUBLIC 2: BEYOND THE USUAL K-POP CONCERT

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This festival’s name is familiar to K-Pop fans in the country as it was first held last September 2013 with iconic acts such as SHINee, EXO-K and Dal Shabet as part of the lineup. K-POP Republic is finally returning this 2017, bigger and better, an event K-POP fans all over should definitely look forward to.

K-POP Republic 2 is happening this October 28, 2017 at the Circuit Event Grounds. Not only will fans get to see their favorite groups perform LIVE - there will be various activities and games that fans can get to participate in. Yes, that’s 1 day of K-Pop festivities for everyone.

Kicking off this year’s K-Rep2 lineup are 2 of the hottest groups in the K-Pop scene today - NCT127, Cosmic Girls (WJSN), G-Friend and N.Flying. More exciting things are yet to be announced so make sure to stay tuned.

Excited?

Ticket prices for K-Pop Republic 2 are the following: SVIP Standing and Seated for PHP 10,000.00,  VIP for PHP 6,500.00, Gold for PHP 3,500.00 and Silver for PHP 2,000.00. Tickets will be available through SM Tickets and Ticketnet, online and through the outlets.

For provincial and international fans, you may also purchase your tickets through the following links from All Access Productions.


K-Pop Republic 2 is brought to you by HM Entertainment and All Access Production together with TV Daily, Sports Today and LUMOS E&M.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

KELLY CLARKSON's New Album





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KELLY CLARKSON REVEALS “MEANING OF LIFE”
GRAMMY® WINNING SUPERSTAR UNVEILS HUGELY ANTICIPATED
ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT ALBUM

“MEANING OF LIFE” ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

WATCH “LOVE SO SOFT” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy6vBxqlapw

Atlantic Records has announced the label debut album from multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/ songwriter Kelly Clarkson. “MEANING OF LIFE” arrives everywhere on Friday, October 27th.

“MEANING OF LIFE” is available for pre-order beginning today accompanied by instant grat downloads of “Move You” and the album’s first single, “Love So Soft.” Both tracks are also available today at all digital music retailers and streaming services. “Love So Soft” is also joined by an epic companion video, directed by Dave Meyers (Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott).

Clarkson – who is currently on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s popular “Fall Music Preview” – will celebrate “MEANING OF LIFE” tomorrow morning with a special live performance of both “Love So Soft” and “Move You” on NBC’s TODAY Show Citi Concert Series. A busy slate of additional TV appearances will be announced soon. Clarkson will also return to NBC next year in her new role as coach on the eagerly awaited new season of The Voice, set to premiere in February 2018.

“MEANING OF LIFE” is the album Kelly Clarkson was destined to make with Atlantic Records, a collection of smart and sensual soul-inspired pop that immediately belongs among the legendary label’s classic canon. For her eighth studio album – and follow-up to 2015’s chart-topping “PIECE BY PIECE” – Clarkson united a stellar team of top songwriters and producers to collaborate on her Atlantic debut, among them past collaborators Jason Halbert, Jesse Shatkin and GRAMMY® Award-winning “Producer of the Year” Greg Kurstin as well as first time collaborators Mick Schultz, The Monarch and Nick Ruth among others.

Kelly Clarkson is among the most popular artists of this or any other era, with over 100 #1 Billboardsingles and total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of American Idol’s inaugural season. Clarkson’s debut single, “A Moment Like This,” followed and quickly went to #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100,” ultimately ranking as the year’s best-selling single in the U.S. “THANKFUL,” Clarkson’s 2003 debut album, made its debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200 on its way to 2x platinum certification from the RIAA.

“BREAKAWAY” arrived in 2004 and truly affirmed Clarkson as a major pop force via such blockbuster singles as “Behind These Hazel Eyes” and “Since U Been Gone,” the latter of course a chart-topping worldwide #1 smash as well as a 2x platinum certified GRAMMY® Award-winner for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.” The album remains Clarkson’s most successful to date, currently certified 6x platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 6 million. “BREAKAWAY” has been followed by a series of platinum and gold certified album releases, including 2007’s platinum certified “MY DECEMBER,” 2009’s “ALL I EVER WANTED,” 2011’s platinum certified –GRAMMY® Award-winning – “STRONGER,” 2013’s platinum certified Christmas album, “WRAPPED IN RED,” and 2015’s “PIECE BY PIECE.”

Clarkson is without doubt one of pop’s top singles artists, with 17 single releases now boasting multi-platinum, platinum, and gold certifications around the world, including such global favorites as “Miss Independent,” “Because Of You,” “Mr. Know It All,” “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” “Heartbeat Song,” and “My Life Would Suck Without You,” the last of which holds the Billboard “Hot 100” record for the biggest chart leap in a single week, from #97 all the way to #1.

One of the most honored artists in music history, Clarkson has received a truly stunning array of awards and nominations, among them three GRAMMY® Awards including two for “Best Pop Vocal Album” – the first artist to ever twice win that award. In addition, Clarkson has won 12 Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and one Country Music Association Award. The first artist to top each ofBillboard’s pop, adult contemporary, country, and dance charts, Clarkson has made countless TV appearances, including performances during the 14th season of American Idol – the first ever week of competition dedicated to a previous winner’s discography.

Alongside her incredible musical career, Clarkson has ventured into a variety of film and television projects, including a memorable turn as musical legend Brenda Lee on NBC’s 2003 series, American Dreams. As if all that weren’t enough, Clarkson made her literary debut in 2016 with the best-selling children’s book, River Rose And The Magical Lullaby (HarperCollins). This year will see the release of Clarkson’s follow-up, River Rose And The Magical Christmas, to be published October 24th by HarperCollins.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Christian Bautista Launches Much Awaited album “Kapit”

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“This album is a journey to find my next music path, a challenge to write more songs and to continue writing songs for others,” revealed Asia’s Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista, as he was in the process of concocting yet another masterpiece.

This September 29, Christian Bautista is poised to unveil his 7th album under Universal Records entitled Kapit, duly named after his famed song. The Kapit album launch, happening at the Music Museum, will also serve as a concert treat for his listeners. For only PHP 500, fans can get their hands on Kapit while watching Christian Bautista and renowned performers like The CompanY, plus other surprise guests, live!

The single, Kapit’s success, bolstered by constant radio airplays and a spot as Koreanovela Innocent Defendant’s theme song, led Stages and Universal Records to produce the event for the OPM icon’s latest album. “[Kapit is] a song about holding on despite the many hardships of any relationship,” shares Asia’s Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista.
With numerous critically-acclaimed hits and several acting stints (including popular GMA-7 show, My Love From The Star), Christian has already made an indelible mark in the entertainment industry. The Kapit album, co-written and co-produced by Christian himself, features his duet with Encantadia star, Gabbi Garcia, for the hit TV program’s theme song, Maghihintay. Aside from his originals, the album also features Huling Harana, Christian’s “hugot”-filled single that embraces an acoustic ballad style; his duet track, Suddenly, with My Love From The Star co-actor, Jennylyn Mercado; Ikaw Lamang with The Voice’s Morissette Amon; and Two Forevers duet with international artist and American Idol runner-up, Jessica Sanchez.

Kapit promises lyrical masterpieces, original melodic ballads, and a pristine voice only Christian Bautista can offer. Fans and music enthusiasts alike must mark their calendars for Christian Bautista’s Kapit album launch/concert on September 29, 2017 at Music Museum in Greenhills, at 8 pm. Buyers  can also have their CDs autographed at the show. The event is produced by Universal Records and Stages, sponsored by Blue Water Day Spa, Converse, Watsons, Toni & Guy, Chef Noodles, Black Water, GAOC, Gold’s Gym, Swatch, and the following media partners; GMA-7, MYX, 97.1 Barangay LS FM, Mellow 947, Manila Concert Scene and Philippine Concerts.
Pre-order Kapit Album Launch exclusive concert pass and CD bundle now for only PHP 500 via Ticketworld outlets (891-9999) and online at www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Noel Cabangon Continues His Journey with New Album, “Byahe Pa Rin”

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(AUGUST 24, 2017, MANILA PHILIPPINES) OPM legend Noel Cabangon recently unveiled his 7th album under Universal Records, entitled “Byahe Pa Rin”—the third installment in his Byahe album series. Compared to previous albums in the Byahe series, “Byahe Pa Rin” revitalizes with its modern array of songs interpreted by the multiplatinum artist. The album prequels both garnered multi-platinum record awards, and the most recent addition is already hitting the airwaves.

“Byahe Pa Rin” features Noel’s version of well-loved OPM modern classics, such as “Tadhana” by Up Dharma Down, “Hari ng Sablay” by Sugarfree, “Kahit Kailan” by South Border, “With A Smile” by Eraserheads, “Ikaw” by Yeng Contantino, “Sa Kanya” by Ogie Alcasid, among many others. The “Kanlungan” singer reinvents modern OPM classics while exploring different styles.

The critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, and composer meshed diverse genres, ranging from jazz to rock, to form his latest magnum opus. Aside from giving his touch to contemporary classics, “Byahe Pa Rin” also contains two of Noel’s original compositions “Missing You” and “Umiibig”.

Noel shared his sentiments on the album: “Our country has indeed been blessed with a treasure trove of music, our own songs that truly capture our stories, sensibilities and emotions. A number of them I have been fortunate enough to include in this album.”

Noel’s rendition of Up Dharma Down’s “Tadhana” is “Byahe Pa Rin’s carrier single, and it is making rounds on the radio and is also the anthem of GMA’s Korean drama, “Innocent Defendant”. The follow-up single “Kahit Kailan”, a South Border original, features powerful vocals by Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan.

Noel discovered his passion for music at the tender age of 10, timidly performing with his guitar in his hometown in La Union. Despite being one of the most phenomenal OPM artists, Noel did not instantaneously get to the pinnacle of musical success. Initially a struggling musician, he kick started his professional singing career in underground watering holes, bars, and folk houses for decades, but gradually rose to popularity. Noel was formerly with music group, Buklod, whose music echoed sociopolitical and cultural issues, and were also known for the hit “Tatsulok”. After the group disbanded, Noel ventured on his solo music career and continued to compose songs for causes dear to his heart. Presently, his career has flourished in the Universal Records family, with “Byahe Pa Rin” marking another milestone in his musical journey.  

On August 30, the folk singer songwriter will join revered OPM stars such as Christian Bautista, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, and Bituin Escalante, among many others, in “Kaya Natin ‘To”—a grand concert in the Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Resorts World Manila that intends to celebrate resilience, life, and hope. Resorts World Manila scouted Noel to write music that encapsulated the theme of the initiative benefitting Children of Resorts World Manila Foundation, hence the creation of his song “Kaya Natin To”.  Noel highlighted that the song he crafted—which was aimed at uplifting the spirits of the company’s employees after the tragic attack last June—was aligned with the concert’s message: “We wanted to convey that at the end of the tunnel, we could really see the light.”

Noel Cabangon’s latest album offering  “Byahe Pa Rin” is now available for digital downloading and in all record stores nationwide under Universal Records. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SING US YOUR SONG AGAIN - FEATURING EDDIE MESA ALL SET ON SEPT. 23

Press release

The Elvis Presley of the Philippines is Back! One of the country's all-time most-loved singer-actors will stage his very first full concert after more than 28 years!


EDDIE MESA headlines a show that will keep us rockin' and rollin' all night long as he takes us through the journey of his career spanning 4 decades. Joining him  are PILITA CORRALES, CHRISTOPHER DE LEON EDGAR MORTIZ TIRSO CRUZ III, RAMON RJ JACINTO CIARA SOTTO THE HOTLEGS AND OF COURSE THE ACTORS OF THE EIGENMANN CLAN NAMELEY, MICHAEL DE MESA, RYAN, GEOFF, MAX, GABBY, ANDI EIGENMANN, SID LUCERO AND CHERIE GIL.

The concert, which is directed by Bert de Leon with musical direction of Mel Villena, will take you back in time as the star-studded line-up perform classic songs from the 50s all the way to the current hit songs.

Produced by MYOWNMANN PRODUCTIONS, INC
With the help of the following Sponsors:
St. Francis Square, Caliraya resorts, Power Mac, McCormick, Jt’s Manukan, Make Up Forever, Jing Monis Salon, Freeway, SiP, Hoseki jewelry Shop, Figlia and ABS CBN as media partners

The production wishes to Thank Mark Nicdao for the photos

SING US YOUR SONG AGAIN will be held on September 23, 2017 at the Meralco Theatre.  Tickets are now available at TICKETWORLD

Buy your tickets now. This will surely be one concert you will not want to miss!


Monday, August 14, 2017

A1 MEMBER CHRISTIAN INGEBRIGTSEN RELEASES FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 10 YEARS!

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«Got to be» is Christian’s first solo album in 10 years. Besides being a busy touring artist, he’s spent the last ten years mostly writing and producing for others. In the process, however, occasionally he’d stumble across a song that he liked so much, he decided to keep it for himself. This is a collection of such songs.


It contains everything from ideas he started working on back in the very beginning of his career, songwriting camps and sessions across the world, through his music today. In some ways it’s like a best of the unreleased songs. This is a collection of the songs I wasn’t able to give away or forget, and that have been on the tip of my heart for far too long. I haven’t tried to create an album that’s in keeping with the trends of today. I have simply collected the songs that I’ve written that have moved me the most over the last few years. My hope is that it can bring joy to
others, too» - says Christian about the release.

The musicians he’s brought on board for the album are some of the world’s finest, from Ash Soan to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and band mate Mark Read. It’s produced by Christian himself and mixed by Bjørn Erik Pedersen in Whiteroom, with the exception of the song “Perfect day”, which is produced by his school friend from LIPA, Mads Hauge, who’s had great success as a producer and songwriter for artists like Pixie Lott, Lana Del Rey and Natasha Bedingfield.

Christian Ingebrigtsen studied music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and debuted as a recording artist as member of the British-Norwegian pop group a1 in 1999. In just five years they managed to reach the number one spot and have eight top ten singles in the UK singles charts. With songs like “Caught in the middle”, “Same old brand new you”, “Everytime” and a cover of Aha’s “Take on me”, they topped the charts all across the world, selling more than 10 million albums, winning both MTV awards and a Brit Award. They are, according the to
Guinness book of hit singles, among the 500 most successful artists in British chart history.

In 2003 Christian released his first solo album, which certified platinum in Norway. The single “Things are gonna change” topped the singles chart. As did the single “In love with an angel”, which he wrote and sang with Norwegian pop sweetheart Maria Arredondo. His Christmas album “Paint Christmas White” also certified gold, and laid the foundation for the many extensive Christmas tours he’s held each year since. In 2016 he toured 47 churches in Norway with his “Julenatt” tour. The latest album Christian released was “The truth about lies”. which came out in 2007. The single “Adorable” went in at number one in Norway, and became a radio hit.

During the preparations for his next solo project, he was offered one of the lead roles in the Norwegian west end production of Les Misérables, and did 98 shows as Marius in 2009. This led to Christian being offered more roles as an actor. He performs voice over for several Disney movies in Norwegian, among them Brother Bear and the voice of Flynn Rider in Tangled. The following year, a1 reunited, released two more albums, and toured heavily around Norway, Asia, and as part of the Big Reunion» on ITV, did an arena tour of the UK.

Christian is also a keynote speaker, active ambassador for Compassion, and a lecturer in songwriting at the NLA University College. With so many things going on, time doesn’t always add up. That’s the reason why this album Christian began as early as 2007 hasn’t seen the light of day until now. Finally it’s ready to be shared with the world.

Christian Ingebrigtsen’s latest album offering Got To Be includes the hit singles “Someone to live for”, “Still” and the endearing ballad “Break Me”, which is now enjoying massive airplay on the top radio stations in Metro Manila. It’s a break up song that many Pinoy music enthusiasts, especially the romantic types and those who are fond of “hugot’ lyrics love and can easily relate to. Break Me appeals primarily to the sentimental hearts of Christian’s fans in the Philippines. It is indeed a potential hit that is expected to climb up the charts in no time.

Got To Be is now available for download on all musical digital platforms released under Incicon Label.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ogie Alcasid Celebrates His Birthday With A Concert for World Vision

On his 50th natal day, Singer/composer Ogie Alcasid is celebrating it with a concert for a cause. Nakakalokal is also the name of his album and he will be joined by Inigo Pascual, Solenn Heusaff, Jaya, Kayla, Angeline Quinto, Yeng Constantino, his own daughter; Leila and many more.


Ogie Alcasid is also a brand ambassador for World Vision which will serve as a recipient for the proceeds of the concert. World Vision continues to look for sponsors for children who needed schooling, developed communities, and now campaigning against Child Sexual Exploitation.

The highlight of the concert is the duet of Ogie Alcasid and Richard Supat, formerly of the FORTEnors. Richard himself is a World Vision scholar and also worked with for the non-profit organization. It will be fitting because he is a testimony on how his life was change by World Vision.


Ogie Alcasid’s concert will be at Kia Theater on August 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tickets ranges from P500 to P3,000. Nakakalokal concert is brought to you by World Vision, A-Team and in cooperation with PLDT Home. If you want to take part of World Vision’s campaign if you are interested to sponsor a child’s education, you may inquire at the booth during the concert.