Fil-Am hip-hop artist Guapdad 4000 announces new album under local label

As the first-ever artist signed by Paradise Rising, celebrated Filipino-American hip-hop sensation Guapdad 4000 has announced the upcoming launch of his new album, 1176 for the emerging new label. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 23rd, 2021

22 Tango Announces Re-brand with Virtual Concert

On Monday, February 22, 2021, 22 Tango Records is unveiling their re-branding under the name 22 Tango Music Group through a virtual concert. Beyond being a record label, the multi-faceted music company will include music distribution and publishing, artist management, events, recording arts and production, and music education. CEO and co-founder Cattski Espina explains, “We’ve […] The post 22 Tango Announces Re-brand with Virtual Concert appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021

GOT7 celebrates 7th debut anniversary: ‘Many more to come,’ ‘'7YearsWithGOT7’

GOT7 now (top) and their debut photos: (from left) Mark, JB, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, Yugyeom and BamBam (Twitter)  K-pop boy band GOT7 marked their seventh anniversary since debut today, Jan. 16, with messages for their fans.  GOT7 debuted on Jan. 16, 2014 with a performance on the TV music show “M Countdown” of “Girls Girls Girls,” the main track of their first album “Got It?,” which was released on Jan. 20.  Their seventh anniversary came just less than a week after it was announced that all the members were leaving JYP Entertainment, their agency for seven years, after negotiations for contract renewal failed. The last day of their exclusive contract is on Jan. 19.  Despite the uncertainty, members assured fans that they will continue with the group although they will be joining different agencies.  Fans marked the occasion by trending the hashtag #7YearsWithGOT7 on Twitter and posted messages.  “Thank you guys for 7 years. Many more to come. #7YearsWithIGOT7,” wrote member Mark Tuan.  When the news came out on Jan. 10 that GOT7 had decided not to renew their contracts with JYP Entertainment, Mark told fans that GOT7 will continue.  “The past 7 years have been the best years of my life. Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end. #GOT7FOREVER,” he posted on Twitter.  Jackson Wang celebrated the anniversary with the message “7 years. Always blessed for everything.”  “#GOT7FOREVER,” JB and Youngjae posted on Instagram along with a photo of the group while BamBam wrote “#IGOT7FOREVER 7years.”  An exclusive report by Korean media outlet Dispatch on Jan. 10 stated that Jinyoung will join actors’ agency BH Entertainment and Yugyeom is in talks with Jay Park’s AOMG label.  Youngjae is reportedly joining Sublime Artist Agency, BamBam is joining MAKEUS Entertainment.   Mark will return to the US and plans to open a personal YouTube channel while Jackson’s global activities will be handled by Team Wang. There was no mention of JB’s potential agency. The following day on Jan. 11, JYP Entertainment finally confirmed that GOT7 members will be leaving the agency.  “JYP held in-depth discussions with members of GOT7 ahead of their exclusive contract termination on Jan. 19. As a result, the two sides agreed not to proceed with a contract renewal, hoping for a new future,” it said, according to Yonhap News......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Justin Bieber announces ‘Justice’ album; to be out on 19 March

Justin Biber has recently announced the release of his sixth album, Billboard has reported. The album dubbed “Justice” will be released in the market on 19 March. This will feature his hit collaboration with Chance the Rapper on “Holy”; Benny Blanco track “Lonely” and “Anyone”. These remain in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot […] The post Justin Bieber announces ‘Justice’ album; to be out on 19 March appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Ne-Yo celebrates 15 years of & lsquo;In My Own World& rsquo;

In honor of the 15th anniversary of  In My Own Words,  a double-platinum album  by R&B veteran  Ne-Yo, UMe/Def Jam announces the release of a digital deluxe version of the album as well as two live acoustic performances of the hit singles from the project “So Sick” and “Sexy Love,” live from The Compound in Atlanta......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

One in a Mil

US-based Filipino rapper EZ Mil became a pandemic breakthrough artist with the success of his digital album track “Panalo (Trap Carinosa).” .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

ABS-CBN& rsquo;s new label launches KVN& rsquo;s latest track

Fresh from the success of the viral hit “Magandang Dilag,” emerging solo artist KVN is ready to introduce his own sound through his new single “Pwede Na Ba,” produced under the new label of ABS-CBN Music called Old School Records (O.S. Records)......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

Reminiscing the Black Mamba: Tributes pour a year after Kobe Bryant’s death

Tenement photo from Tenement Visual Artists’ Facebook page Several tributes poured on social media Monday as Filipino fans pay homage to the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The Tenement Visual Artists posted photos of their new mural at the Tenement in Taguig City, paying homage to Bryant’s legacy and joyful days before his untimely demise last Jan. 26. The new mural features a much colorful vibe, converting the monochromatic gray scheme from last year’s painting to the Lakers-inspired purple and gold colors. Tenement photo from Tenement Visual Artists’ Facebook page In Valenzuela, 2nd District Rep. Eric Martinez is set to hold a program as well for the “Black Mamba” at the House of Kobe tomorrow, Jan. 26. House of Kobe photo from Rep. Eric Martinez’s Facebook account The ceremony includes a groundbreaking of “Gigi’s Cradle,” unveiling of Black Mamba markers, raising of Lakers’ 17th championship banner, and opening of an art exhibit in Karuhatan, Valenzuela. Local rapper and artist Mike Swift, one of the masterminds from Tenement’s creation last year, announced on Instagram that he will be performing at the House of Kobe before revealing a separate project for the five-time NBA champion at the Oksana Park, also in Valenzuela. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mike Swift (@iammikeswift) Kobe, along with 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, perished in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California last January. The passengers were en route for a basketball game at the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

‘Yellow Rose’ nina Lea, Princess at Eva na humataw sa US, mapapanood na sa Pinas

SA wakas, mapapanood na rin ng mga Pinoy ang award-winning movie na “Yellow Rose,” na tumatalakay sa masalimuot at makulay na buhay ng mga Filipino immigrant sa Amerika. Ito’y pinagbibidahan nina Grammy-winner and 2-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada, award-winning country music artist Dale Watson, local icon Princess Punzalan and Tony Award-winner and Grammy-nominee Lea […] The post ‘Yellow Rose’ nina Lea, Princess at Eva na humataw sa US, mapapanood na sa Pinas appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Word to the artistic

From national artists to award-winning actors and drag queens, inspirational words of advice from our local creatives Last year brought us to our knees, yet here we are standing tall with courage, facing 2021 with hope and a positive perspective. To give us more inspiration to create and explore new things this year, the Manila Bulletin has compiled some quotes from creative individuals, from national artists to award-winning actress. May their words of wisdom bring out the creative urges in all of us, as we make this world a better, more colorful, more meaningful place to live in. Kidlat Tahimik, national artist for film We are all adjusting to the new normal—new rules and new protocols. I’m sure that most artists are taking this time to take art deeper into their hearts. After all, you have nothing to do but just to be productive. *** Ian Inoy, biromantic pansexual artist Every move I made with my art before had this follow up question in my head, asking if it would look gay or not. Now that I’ve fully accepted myself, nothing like that matters anymore. I no longer have the fear of hearing people perceiving my art as “too gay or girly.” *** Heart Evangelista/Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero, actor, painter Express yourself in art. See how art can move you or distract you from distress or how art can bring the best out of you. I notice that my paintings have been a bit muted these days. I feel it’s a bit because of the drama that’s going on around us. In a weird way, I find beauty in sorrow and the way my colors have been coming out, I like what’s happening. I’ve always been like this anyway. I find something beautiful about my emotions, no matter how dark they are, and I translate all that into art. *** Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economic, then it is creative.—Osho, Creativity unleashing the forces within *** Kate Adajar, blogger artist The uncertainty Covid-19 brings has triggered confusion, anxiety, and mixed emotions in me. But the lockdown has also given me time to focus on and practice my art. Being in quarantine has allowed me to look at my craft not only as a creative outlet but also as a form of stress release. It has suddenly become therapeutic and meditative. *** F. Sionil Jose, national artist for literature Photo by Noel Pabalate Artistry is something that is created not just by intellect but by passion. And you stop being a craftsman. That is when you become an artist. You cannot be an artist without being a craftsman first. *** Miz Kiki Krunch, drag queen I am more creative as a gay person. My drag persona brings out the best and most authentic part of me. I can express myself better, I can perform better when I channel my weirdness, my “freak,” my truth. *** Cherie Gil, actor Everything can be learned as long as one sets one’s mind and heart to it. There is also no age limit to learning anything. Acting—what is it really but reliving lives and telling their stories. But this requires a lot of work to excavate the instrument to be able to truthfully do just that. It’s not easy. It takes a lot of balls to share one’s personal inner sanctum. *** Iana Cris Forbes, owner of art shop Quiversmiths Pursue what you want. At first, it was hard for me because I wanted to be a painter, I wanted to be a sculptor, I wanted to be a graphic artist, I wanted to be a wedding colorist, I wanted to stitch, I wanted to make bags and shoes and jewelry. But I haven’t seen a person doing all of those!. Before, I could not see any future in them but here they are now. I’m doing everything all at once and I’m fine. I’m happy living multiple lives. It’s like connecting the dots. My hobbies are now my sources of living and I couldn’t be more thankful. *** BenCab, national artist for visual arts This pandemic gives artists more time for their art. It’s usually better for an artist to be locked-in because you work on your own. *** Natasha Aliño, jewelry artist It’s been said many times and my mother always says this whenever I feel frustrated, which most people would feel when they’re starting something new—“trust the process.” This is more of a reminder when you’re in that headspace. Another thing is when you are learning a certain skill, do it so with purpose and authenticity. Then you can confidently say after some time that you can indeed trust the process. Never stop learning and inspiring others on your journey. Photos from the artists’ respective social media accounts and websites.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Tomorrow X Together announces first Japanese album

Tomorrow X Together, a five-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment, will release its first Japanese full-length album on Jan. 20......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

Gloc-9 and Lirah& rsquo;s & lsquo;Macho Rap& rsquo;

Some matches are just made in heaven, as confirmed by the latest collab of OPM legend Gloc-9 and rising pop artist Lirah, ”Macho Rap.” With the daring vibe of Gloc-9 blending harmoniously with the saccharine sounds of Lirah’s vocals, the song definitely dropped some serious sizzle to the local music scene......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

BTS dominates 2020 MAMA

As expected superstar boyband BTS dominated the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards on Sunday, winning all four Daesang including the Worldwide Icon of the Year recognition. BTS also pocketed Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for the group’s worldwide hit “Dynamite” during the first-ever virtual ceremony of the […] The post BTS dominates 2020 MAMA appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Blackpink’s Lisa delights Filipino fans as she says ‘sana all,’ ‘chika’

Blackpink’s Lisa charmed her Filipino fans as she gamely tried speaking in Filipino, uttering popular phrases such as “Sana all” in a fun video. A local clothing brand posted a short clip of the K-pop artist chatting with a host on Twitter on Nov. 25. During their talk, Lisa said, “Hey bes (friend)! I have some chika […] The post Blackpink’s Lisa delights Filipino fans as she says ‘sana all,’ ‘chika’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Belmonte backs renaming of Roosevelt Ave. after FPJ

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte backed on Saturday Senate President Vicente Sotto III’s suggestion to rename Roosevelt Ave. after Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ) Ave. in honor of his contributions to the Filipino movie industry. The local government said Belmonte asked the city council to pass a resolution urging Congress to pass a measure renaming Roosevelt Avenue. Senator Lito Lapid earlier suggested to rename Del Monte Ave. after the late actor, but Sotto suggested to change Roosevelt Ave. instead because “it’s where FPJ grew up because it was their ancestral home.” For Belmonte, “it is but right and proper to honor the late Fernando Poe Junior for his invaluable contribution to the city and our culture.” “At the same time, we also recognize the historical and religious significance of the area. We are hoping this issue will be resolved judiciously,” the local chief executive said.    “The Senate President’s suggestion to rename Roosevelt Avenue after the late action king more popularly known as FPJ is a welcome development and a win-win solution for everyone concerned,” she added. “We thank the Senate President for sharing his wisdom and for providing us with a situation that is acceptable to everybody,” she added. In his 46 years as an actor, FPJ starred in around 300 action films earning him the monicker “Da King” of Philippine movies. Almost two years after his death on December 14, 2004 at age 65, FPJ was declared National Artist for film by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  But Poe’s wife, actress Susan Roces refused to accept the posthumous award during a conferment ceremony at Malacañang in June 2006.   Poe and Arroyo contested the Presidency in 2004. In 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III issued another presidential proclamation —Proclamation No. 435 affirming FPJ’s National Artist stature......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

‘Great tension and anxiety’: K-Pop star Jeongyeon takes a break

The nine-member K-Pop girl group Twice, one of the most popular among its peers, will not be in full force to promote its upcoming second studio album, Eyes Wide Open, as singer Jeongyeon is said to be suffering from anxiety. In a statement, the group’s label, JYP Entertainment, said: “Jeongyeon is experiencing great tension and […] The post ‘Great tension and anxiety’: K-Pop star Jeongyeon takes a break appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

'IkawNaTalaga: Moira humakot ng 11 platinum awards para sa 2 album, ‘Ikaw at Ako’

BONGGA talaga ang Kapamilya singer-songwriter na si Moira dela Torre! Maluha-luhang tinanggap ng award-winning singer ang kanyang multiplatinum certifications para sa kanyang mga nagawa niyang album kahapon sa “ASAP Natin To.” Si Moira lang naman ang unang female OPM artist na nagkaroon ng pinakamaraming digital platinum certifications sa kasaysayan ng music industry. Matapos niyang kantahin ang […] The post #IkawNaTalaga: Moira humakot ng 11 platinum awards para sa 2 album, ‘Ikaw at Ako’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

‘Wildest Dreams’ ni Nadine, inilabas na

Nag-release ng bagong single si Nadine Lustre na may titulong “Wildest Dreams.” Isinagawa ang official launch ng kanta nitong Biyernes at makakasama ito sa bagong album ng singer-actress na ire-release sa Oktubre 31 ng James’ Careless Music record label. “I feel so blessed right now,” wika ni Nadine sa kanyang Instagram post. Ang “Wildest Dreams” […] The post ‘Wildest Dreams’ ni Nadine, inilabas na appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Bagong Star Pop talent na si Kanishia aariba na; handa ring sumabak sa akting

IPINAKILALA na ng Star POP music label ang pinakabago nitong artist — ang promising young singer na si Kanishia. Humarap ang dalaga nitong nagdaang Huwebes sa ilang members ng entertainment media at vloggers sa pamamagitan ng virtual presscon na in-organize ng Star POP para sa kanya. Dito, ibinalita ni Kanishia ang tungkol sa formal launch […] The post Bagong Star Pop talent na si Kanishia aariba na; handa ring sumabak sa akting appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Keiko Necesario Warner Music& rsquo;s newest bet

At the virtual media conference for Keiko Necesario’s latest music video, the talented music artist had nothing but good words for the experience she had recording her album and signing up with Warner Music Philippines......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Side A revives music that defines itself as a pop group

Who would have thought that the original six members of Side A Band would reunite more than 30 years after they ignited the local music scene to record a re-imagined version of Side A Redux: First Album.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020