Billboard-charting K-pop act PH-bound in February

See u later, Blinks!   Blackpink, the Korean girl group behind the worldwide hit, "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du," is set to hold a concert in Manila for the first time on Feb. 2 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, as part of its Asian tour, titled "In Your Area."   Tickets to the concert---mounted by MMI Live---goes on sale starting Dec. 6 (call 470-2222).   Composed of Jisoo, Jennie, Ros and Lisa, Blackpink, which debuted just two years ago, holds the distinction of being the highest-charting female K-pop act on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" peaked at No. 55. Its EP "Square One," on the other hand, reached No. 40 on the Billboard 200.   Blackpin...Keep on reading: Billboard-charting K-pop act PH-bound in February.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

1991 Gulf War looms large over Bush’s Mideast legacy

AL-JAHRA, Kuwait --- On the outskirts of Kuwait City, the love Kuwaitis have for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush could be seen in 2016 on a billboard one Bedouin family put up to announce their son's wedding. That son being Bush al-Widhan, born in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War that saw U.S.-led forces expel the occupying Iraqi troops of dictator Saddam Hussein. "He was a real man, a lion," said Mubarak al-Widhan, the father of the Kuwaiti Bush, of the American president. "He stood for our right for freedom, and he gave us back our country." With Bush's death , his legacy across the Middle East takes root in that 100-hour ground war that routed Iraqi forces. Th...Keep on reading: 1991 Gulf War looms large over Bush’s Mideast legacy.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 1st, 2018Related News

Camila Cabello now OK with other Fifth Harmony girls

Two years after her controversial exit from the pop group Fifth Harmony, singer Camila Cabello said she feels that things between her and the rest of the girls---Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Ally Brooke---"are all good now." In an interview with Marie Claire, Camila recalled bumping into Normani at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year and exchanging a few words. "We mutually came up to each other. I told her, 'I just want you to know, I hope we can all move on from everything. I'm genuinely happy for the other girls, and I hope you tell them I wish you the best.' And she was like, 'I'm so proud of you,'" related Camila, whose solo career gained...Keep on reading: Camila Cabello now OK with other Fifth Harmony girls.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

The biggest thing Shawn learned from Taylor

Shawn Mendes used to be a bundle of nerves when performing onstage. Being an opening act for Taylor Swift's "1989" tour, in particular, terrified him; he didn't want to "mess up" in front of the pop superstar and her legions of fans. But Taylor gave Shawn some valuable advice that changed the young singer-songwriter's outlook about performing for a big crowd. "She told me, 'Everybody in the audience is there to have fun and support you. Nobody is there to judge. It's not a TV show where they're judging you,'" he recalled in an interview with Billboard. From that moment, Shawn said, he finally learned what it truly meant to be a performer---it's not about being perfect, but e...Keep on reading: The biggest thing Shawn learned from Taylor.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2018Related News

In Focus: These Are The 3 Biggest K-Pop Groups According To Billboard Charts

These groups are legit global stars, and here are the facts......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleNov 14th, 2018Related News

Ariana Grande named 2018 Woman of the Year by Billboard

MANILA, Philippines — If God is a woman, could it be Ariana Grande? The 25-year-old songstress, songwriter, and actress continues to inspire as she was just awarded the honorary title of Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year. {source}  We are excited to honor.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

For the love of Rico J

  You don't need to know Rico J. Puno's life story to understand the shock and profound sadness that greeted his death on Oct. 30. With his untimely passing, Original Pilipino Music (OPM) lost one of its hit-churning and genre-defining pillars. He was loved as much for his winking, risque humor as he was for his music and performing savvy. His long list of chart-toppers included "Lupa," "Macho Gwapito," "May Bukas Pa," "Magkasuyo Buong Gabi," "Sorry Na, Puwede Ba," "Buhat," "Ang Tao'y Marupok," "Together Forever" and those delectable, "distinctly Pinoy"-flavored adaptations of Billboard-charting hits. Rico J was a significant part of the soundtrack of our youth. We d...Keep on reading: For the love of Rico J.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 2nd, 2018Related News

Ariana Grande announces Sweetener World Tour in 2019

LOS ANGELES --- Ariana Grande is ready to hit the road again and will begin a new world tour early next year. Grande announced Friday that her 42-date Sweetener World Tour will kick off March 18 in Albany, New York. It's the first North American tour for the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer since her Dangerous Woman Tour, which was suspended after a terrorist bombing killed 22 and injured more than 500 at Manchester Arena in May 2017. Grande resumed touring the following month after helping raise money for victims of the bombing at the One Love Manchester concert. Grande's upcoming tour will support of her fourth studio album "Sweetner," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard ...Keep on reading: Ariana Grande announces Sweetener World Tour in 2019.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 27th, 2018Related News

A look back at Pinoy ‘New Rules’ parodies that ruled social media

Dua Lipa’s female empowerment anthem “New Rules” may be so 2017 but it continues to rule the internet in 2018. Its music video released in July 2017 was named as the 100th YouTube video to hit 1 billion views. “New Rules” is the seventh single from Lipa’s self-titled 2017 album. According to, the music […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 15th, 2018Related News

Debbie Gibson, Tiffany ready for back-to-back concert Sept. 15 at MOA Arena

  Two pop stars of the 1980s, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany, arrived in Manila Sept. 13---two days ahead of their back-to-back concert on Sept. 15 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena. Gibson, 48, broke into the scene with the 1987 release of her debut album, "Out of the Blue," which spawned several hit singles. "Foolish Beat" made Gibson the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single. Her double-platinum second album, "Electric Youth" (1989), gave Gibson another US No. 1 hit, "Lost in Your Eyes." She continued to record and release music in the 1990s and 2000s. In 2006, Gibson reached No. 24 on the US adult contemporary chart ...Keep on reading: Debbie Gibson, Tiffany ready for back-to-back concert Sept. 15 at MOA Arena.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 13th, 2018Related News

BTS Love Yourself: Answer tops Billboard 200 chart

MANILA, Philippines – You can call them artists or idols – and now you can also call K-pop giant BTS two-time Billboard 200 chart-toppers.  BTS' latest album, Love Yourself: Answer recently topped the Billboard 200 album chart – their second album to hold the distinction, with the first being Love Yourself: ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Anarchy of billboards in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines – It’s a billboard war on EDSA, with images and messages competing daily for the attention of commuters on the busy highway.  Name it, it's there – fashionable clothes, men and women with sleek hairstyles and the brightest smiles, even Instagram-worthy food. And there's beer to boot. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

PH party for hot-to-trot DJ Kygo

  Kygo, the Danish DJ and record producer behind the dance anthem "Firestone" and Selena Gomez's Top 10 hit "It Ain't Me," is set to perform on Oct. 25 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The concert---mounted by Ovation Productions---is part of his ongoing world tour, "Kids in Love," which was launched in support of his second studio album of the same title (call 470-2222). "Instead of releasing single [after] single, it's a fun challenge to make a full album of tracks that make sense together, as well as on their own," he told Billboard in an interview last year. Kygo, whose real name is Kyrre Grvell-Dahll, specializes in house music. He was named Spotify's breakout arti...Keep on reading: PH party for hot-to-trot DJ Kygo.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 2nd, 2018Related News

Do you want to be a K-pop idol? There is a contest for that

KOREAN POP idols are all the craze not just in Asia but worldwide — BTS headlined the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and even appeared on Ellen; Big Bang celebrated its 10th anniversary by guesting on CNN’s Talk Asia; and Korean music festivals featuring boy and girl groups are making the rounds of Europe and the Middle East. K-pop fame is indeed enticing — although the road to stardom is never easy......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 23rd, 2018Related News

Bong Go billboards, China on PH loans, Mandela | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Bong Go billboard has been taken down . Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua denies China is putting the Philippines into a 'debt trap' by giving it grants and loans. Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday warns of 'strange and uncertain times,' in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 18th, 2018Related News

Bong Go supporter takes down NLEX billboard

MANILA, Philippines – The enormous Bong Go billboard on North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) has been taken down by the presidential aide's supporter, according to a press release from the staff of the Special Assistant to the President. "Sinabi ng isa sa mga naglagay ng tarpaulin ni SAP (Special Assistant to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Tom Petty box set coming in September

Tom Petty died in October 2017. Image: AFP/Timothy A. Clary A 60-track box set of music, including previously unreleased material by the late American singer, is due out Sept. 28, rep.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Jennifer Lopez is ready to drop a remix of El Anillo

The 'If You Had My Love' singer has a new version of her hit track in the pipeline, in the form of a remix featuring Ozuna, reports. ........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football heroes

Motorists pass a billboard with a photograph showing members of the Thai children's football team 'Wild Boar' and their coach with a message 'welcome home brothers' display.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Blogger gets 5 years in jail for P2-M estafa

The Malabon Regional Trial Court (RTC) has slapped self-styled businessman and blogger Xian Gaza with five years and six months in prison after being found guilty of estafa for issuing bouncing checks in the amount of P2 million to a businesswoman.   In a June 21 order, Malabon RTC Branch 120 Judge Maya Joy Guiyab-Camposanto also ordered Gaza to pay P2.18 million to Melissa Cruz, who charged him for violating the antibouncing check law.   Gaza, who rose to internet fame after his billboard stint asking actress Erich Gonzales out for coffee, was allegedly also involved in investment scams.   Cruz and another businessman, Jaime Asuncion, had charged Gaza of...Keep on reading: Blogger gets 5 years in jail for P2-M estafa.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 29th, 2018Related News