Lea Salonga: The MYX Magna Awardee 2013
The MYX Magna Award 2013 is given to music icon and broadway diva Lea Salonga at the annual MYX Music Awards held in Music Museum last night 20 Mar 2013.
“Have an effin’ good time doing this. You have to love this more than food, air and sex” is the advice Lea has given to aspiring music artists. “It has to be something you need to do and there can be nothing else,” she added.
In the tribute: Julie Anne San Jose sang “I Am But A Small Voice”; Erik Santos and K-La Rivera, “A Whole New World”; Juris and Richard Poon, “We Could Be In Love”; Nikki Gil, “Reflection”; and Christian Bautista & Rachelle Ann Go, “Sun And Moon” from the musical “Miss Saigon” were among those who performed to honor Lea Salonga with renditions of her popular songs and then came together to sing “Tagumpay Nating Lahat”. ~More from this article HERE.
Along with the other The Voice PH coaches namely Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo and APL de Ap, watch out for Lea Salonga in search for the best voices soon on ABS-CBN. Video teaser below by ABSCBNOnline.
Maestro Ryan Cayabyab: The MYX Awards 2012 Magna Awardee
Regine Velasquez: The MYX Awards 2011 Magna Awardee
The MYX Awards 2011 photo set
The MYX Music Awards 2012 photo set
More MYX Music Awards 2012 Happenings
MYX Music Awards 2013: An insight to my experience
by Ruby Alvez
“This is awesome!!!”
It’s the first phrase that popped in my head when I was finally inside the Music Museum to witness the annually held MYX Music Awards. (Well, minus the run-in with the security people. haha!)
I have never been in this “kind” of event, ever before and I was thankful that my friend invited me to come and experience it firsthand. I was truly hesitant at first (and I even mistook it for another day!), but then I thought, “What the heck, right? It should be fun.” And fun (and more), it is, indeed.
MYX Music Awards, already on its 8th year, is one of the music industry’s award-giving body in the Philippines, which honors the country’s biggest hitmakers — by giving the viewers the power to decide the winners themselves in 19 categories through SMS and online voting.
The theme of the night was the 80’s and it was great to see some of the artists joining the bandwagon and dressed up for the occasion, led by the VJs themselves who were, I must say, all fabulous.
Beatbox Philippines (who were such scene-stealers!), Yeng Constantino, Princess Velasco, Robin Nievera, Sam Concepcion, Anja Aguilar, KZ Tandingan, Zendee, Kean Cipriano and Elmo Magalona jumpstarted the night by performing the nominees for the Favorite Song category. We also got a taste of Abra’s rapping ingenuity by performing with Rhay Ty, Jose Amarra and Quest. And of course, a taste of the 80’s via the Neocolours and Menudo’s “If You’re Not Here” with a twist – not only on the song, but the hilarious costume as well – by Kamikazee, Hilera, and Typecast.
But the highlight of my night was the tribute to the MYXMagna Awardee for 2013 – Ms. Lea Salonga.
I had the once-in-a-lifetime chance of watching Lea Salonga when she comprised her role as ‘Kim’ in the well-loved musical ‘Miss Saigon’ when it was brought here in the Philippines back in 2001. The first musical I ever watched in my life. And the moment I became a fan of Lea Salonga.
Julie Ann San Jose sang “I Am But A Small Voice”; Erik Santos and K-La Rivera, “A Whole New World”; Juris and Richard Poon, “We Could Be In Love”; Nikki Gil, “Reflection”; and Christian Bautista & Rachelle Ann Go, “Sun And Moon” from the musical “Miss Saigon” were among those who performed to honor Lea Salonga with renditions of her popular songs and then came together to sing “Tagumpay Nating Lahat”. On a side note, it was delightful to see Lea giggling like a teenager at the sight of Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go singing together.
The internationally acclaimed artist — with a 35-year career to boot — had this to say to those who aspire to join the music industry, “Have an effin’ time doing this. Love this more than anything else. There can be nothing else. If you have the passion, you belong here.”
Gloc-9 was the biggest winner of the night by bagging three (3) of the awards – Favorite Song (Sirena with Ebe Dancel), Favorite MYX Live! Performance and Favorite Collaboration (Sirena with Ebe Dancel). Sarah Geronimo, Julie Anne San Jose and Abra claimed two awards each, while Christian Bautista, Yeng Constantino and Daniel Padilla were named Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist and Favorite New Artist, respectively. Below are the complete list of winners.
It was a stellar night. A wonderful experience I would love to repeat. It may be lacking on some parts (more preparation, maybe? and better artists attendance, perhaps? But generally, I think it was a success. And whoever said that OPM is dead is dead wrong. It will never die. Seeing the influx of artists – the old and the new – still striving to contribute their earnest talents, I believe that the music industry in the Philippines has come such a long way.
Full list of winners:
Favorite Song - “Sirena” - Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel
Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ - Julie Anne San Jose
Favorite Media Soundtrack - “Moving Closer” - Never The Strangers
Favorite Remake - “Bakit Pa Ba” - Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video - Elmo Magalona
Favorite K-Pop Video - “Sexy, Free, and Single” - Super Junior
Favorite International Video - “One Thing” - One Direction
Favorite Collaboration - “Sirena” - Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel
Favorite MYX Live Performance - Gloc-9
Favorite Urban Video - “Gayuma” - Abra feat. Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar
Favorite Rock Video - “Huling Sayaw” - Kamikazee feat. Kyla
Favorite New Artist - Daniel Padilla
Favorite Mellow Video - “I’ll Be There” - Julie Anne San Jose
Favorite Group - Callalily
Favorite Female Artist - Yeng Constantino
Favorite Male Artist - Christian Bautista
Favorite Artist - Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Music Video - “Gayuma” - Abra feat. Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar
MYX Magna Awardee - Lea Salonga
The MYX Awards 2011 photo set
The MYX Music Awards 2012 photo set
More MYX Music Awards 2012 Happenings
“OPM MEANS Filipino pride. OPM means teaching, celebrating, moving, gathering and sharing. It’s about my story, your story, our story. Atin ‘to! It’s about us. OPM MEANS we are one.” It’s stated in this video featuring great Filipino artists in their love and advocacy for OPM, courtesy of Twinky Lagdameo.
Here’s to a great start for OPM this year. OPM Means is a movement in order to bring people together to rally their support for OPM Music. It aspires to promote Philippines music, revives the Filipino identity and educates about the brighter future of our music to younger generations in beating up foreign music more than our own. Support the upcoming projects of OPM Means.
OPM is the heart and soul of every Pinoy, regardless of musical influences. Let’s rally and be united to embrace our roots as it longs for recognition. We Filipinos as creators and supporters of OPM are responsible for encouraging, inspiring and caring for our own music, our cultural heritage.
OPM is alive! Join the movement. Support OPM.
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Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart SABRINA continues to delight Asian audiences with the release of “I Love Acoustic 5” in over 175,000 albums sold all over Asia of her “I Love Acoustic” series. This is her second album in 2012 after taking a break from “I Love Acoustic” with the concept album “Acoustic Love Notes” her collaboration with radio/ TV host Joe D’Mango which spawned the hits “Somewhere Down The Road”, “Sa Bawat Paghinga” (theme of GMA Korean series “Angel’s Temptation” and “One True”. Music video below courtesy of mcamusic.
“I Love Acoustic 5”, like her previous albums which are multi-platinum successes in countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, includes current hit songs interpreted by Sabrina in her signature acoustic style which enthralled Asian listeners. Songs like: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (originally by Taylor Swift), “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen), “Payphone” (Maroon 5), “What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction), “Starships” (Nicki Minaj), “Somebody That I Used To Know” (Gotye), “Part of Me” (Katy Perry), “One Thing” (One Direction), “Glad You Came” (The Wanted), “I Won’t Give Up” (Jason Mraz), “We Found Love” (Rihanna), “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (Kelly Clarkson), “A Thousand Years” (Christina Perri), “Domino” (Jessie J) and “If I Die Young” (The Band Perry).
It also features the carrier single “Terrified” (originally by Katharine McPhee & Zachary Levi), her duet with Asiansation Christian Bautista —- another Filipino artist who made a name in Southeast Asia like Sabrina.
“In last year’s “Awit Awards” (Philippines’ version of The Grammy’s), I had the pleasure of sharing the “International Achievement” award with Christian Bautista. As we waited to be called onstage to accept our award, we were able to chat a bit backstage. I remember Christian saying that maybe we could do a duet for our Southeast Asian fans someday. That was one of the highlights of my first Awit Awards night experience. That “someday” is NOW. Happy, excited, delighted, honored, grateful – I feel these all at once because of this collaboration, Sabrina said.
Sabrina also collaborated with famous Thai saxophonist Koh Mr. Saxman for the single “Could It Be”- a popular Indonesian song originally recorded by Indonesian pop star Raisa. The single was translated into English to be included in Sabrina’s album as requested by her Indonesian fans.
“Well, early on, way back after the first “I Love Acoustic” album became successful in Indonesia, we wanted to surprise my Indonesian Sabrinatics by doing an acoustic cover of a famous Indonesian song. It took us 3 years but they have finally found the perfect song to use. I was really pleased when they made me listen to the song. It was catchy, the message is so me! So I was able to easily own the song, if you know what I mean, as I could totally relate to it. Now, I am looking forward to how my Indonesian Sabrinatics would react to this surprise,” Sabrina said.
For the first time in any “I Love Acoustic” album, an original song is included, “Oh Boy” written by Sabrina herself.
“’Oh Boy’ is actually the prequel of my other composition ‘One True Love’ included in “Acoustic Love Notes”. It talks about that magical moment when you know in your heart that you’ve already fallen for someone but you feel like he is never going to love you back. Your heart and mind struggle but in the end, your heart wins. So even when you know there’s a chance you’ll end up getting hurt, you still hope that he’d give you the chance to show him how much you can love him and that the two of you have a shot at forever,” Sabrina said.
With Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart now writing her own songs, will we see more original songs in her future albums?
“Yes! That’s definitely something I’m exploring right now…creating songs from my own experiences and thoughts, and I’ll certainly share ‘em in my future albums,” Sabrina shared.
With all her success especially in Southeast Asia, two words come to her mind: endless gratitude.
“I have never expected nor imagined that I would get support from people let alone those who are outside my country. Their support is what keeps me going. And for as long as they wanna hear music from me, I will never stop doing what I do. I love them all so much, they know that,” Sabrina said.
“I Love Acoustic 5”, the new album from Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart SABRINA, is now out in CDs at leading record stores under MCA Music. It is also available worldwide online via iTunes and www.mymusicstore.com.ph. To download Sabrina’s music on your mobile phones in the Philippines, text SABRINA to 3456.
Rachelle Ann Go’s Powerful Performances in R.A.G.
Rise Against Gravity (R.A.G.) is Rachelle Ann Go’s self-produced 8th Anniversary concert at the Music Museum last 26 Oct 2012 as the reigning Fierce Songstress shared the stage with powerhouse artists and performers like Asian Pop Sensation Christian Bautista, RnB Princess Kyla, Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo and The Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez. R.A.G. marks a phenomenal musical history proving Rachelle Ann Go as certified total concert performer.
Rachelle Ann Go fires up the concert on a harness with Katy Perry’s Wide Awake, David Guetta’s Titanium and Wisin & Yandel’s (feat. Jennifer Lopez) Follow The Leader. Performed with her magnificent vocal prowess are her hit songs, a version of Broken Strings & Somebody That I Used To Know with Christian Bautista, songs of friendship with Sarah Geronimo in Count On Me, Adele hits like Someone Like You, Rumer Has It, Rolling In The Deep, Set Fire To The Rain with Kyla and powerful contest piece showdown with the Asia’s Songbird including songs like Through The Rain, All By Myself and And I Am Telling You.
Please enjoy these snaps from R.A.G. by VerJube Photographics.
Tuloy ang Byahe concert exhibited Noel Cabangon’s musical journey of his career from a struggling folk singer to a multi-awarded mainstream recording artist. It’s a soldout benefit concert for PETA endowment fund. In attendance were President Benigno Simeon Cojuanco Aquino III, DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and DOTC Sec. Jun Abaya, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel and Philippine Investment Management Inc. (Phinma) CEO Ramon del Rosario Jr. in support for the Philippine Ambassador for National Peace and for the OPM.
The OPM celebration begins with the songs Handog, Dito Sa Kanto and Kayod Kabayo, Kayod Barya. His musical brilliance inculcates values for Pinoy music through his OPM remakes. Some cuts from his multi-awarded albums Byahe and Tuloy Ang Byahe were performed including James Taylor’s Fire and Rain, Freddie Aguilar’s Anak, VST and Co’s Ikaw Ang Aking Mahal and Binibini, Cesar Montano’s Sa Pagpatak Ng Ulan, Rey Valera’s Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko, Zsa zsa Padilla’s Kahit Na, Ryan Cayabyab’s Tuwing Umuulan At Kapiling Ka and APO’s Pumapatak Na Naman Ang Ulan. Revealling his musical influences were shown through his version of bluesy Tinitiis to jazzy Pumapatak Na Naman Ang Ulan and to the symphonic Kanlungan.
Among Noel’s guests were Filipino rapper Gloc-9, Asian Pop Sensation Christian Bautista, Rock artist Bamboo Mañalac and singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, accompanied by great musicians onstage, musically directed by Bob Aves. Noel and Gloc-9 sung another version of Hotdog’s Manila, a collaboration song included in Noel’s Tuloy Ang Byahe. They also performed Gloc 9’s Sirena, Gloc-9’s collaboration song with Ebe Dancel originally from the album MKNM. Tatsulok, a song collaborated by Noel and Bamboo is originally written by Noel Cabangon. Bamboo performed solo with a track from his No Water, No Moon album entitled Questions. OPM President Mr. Ogie Alcasid grace the concert with Ang Galing Ng Pinoy and Bagong Pilipinas, songs he co-written with Noel.
Noel and Bamboo’s Tatsulok video below by jayrcator.
Noel also shared the stage with the Christian Bautista with the song Iduyan Mo. Christian Bautista, performed his version of Jose Mari Chan’s Beautiful Girl, is currently promoting his 10th anniversary album ‘X Plus’ and his upcoming concert series entitled X Class at the Meralco Theatre on October 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14, 2012. For tickets, contact Ticketworld 891-9999.
And in celebration of Philippine Educational Theater Association or PETA’s 50th year anniversary, a medley of commercial and tourism jingles as well as songs he penned for PETA were performed through a special highlight video and a special production number with Noel and the PETA theater artists.
Noel launched a new children’s book, published under Lampara Publishing entitled Ako Ay Isang Mabuting Pilipino (I Am a Good Filipino) which it’s main goal is to remind every Filipino to be a good citizen.
Closing the concert were the songs Panaginip, Umaga Na Naman (Joey’s Theme) and James Taylor’s The Secret of Life which imparts pride and hope for the audience and for the Filipinos.
*Special thanks to Mr. Angel Sta. Ana for the info.
X CLASS: Christian Bautista’s 10th Year Anniversary Concert
6,7,12,13 & 14 Oct 2012 | Meralco Theater
For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or in this LINK.
The Diamond Asiansation Christian Bautista is still promoting his Platinum record album “First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition” which includes 17 tracks (9 new tracks, 5 hit songs from the original Outbound and new recording of his earlier hits “Hands To Heaven” and “The Way You Look At Me.”) with a CD with a limited edition coffee table book. An album which celebrates Christian’s 10 years in Showbiz. Below is the music video of his new single “Sasabihin,” his collaboration with the 80s band Neocolours.
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
8. I’m Already King
9. In My Arms with Baby M
10. Sasabihin with Neocolours
11. What Can I Do
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
Download First Class: Outbound Expanded Edition through mymusicstore.
Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM
16 June 2012 | SM MOA Arena | 8pm
Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM is a grand concert to celebrate the greatness and ingenuity of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) from the world-class OPM concert icons and artists.
Hosted by Jim Paredes and Pops Fernandez. With special participation of Pokwang, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola. Directed by Johnny Manahan. Musical Direction by Ryan Cayabyab. Presented by ABS-CBN’s Star Events.
For ticket details, please check info:
For ticket inquiries, call 470-2222 or log on to www.smtickets.com. For more information, visit Star Record’s official fan page at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.
21 Apr 2012 | Nuvali, Laguna @ 6pm
For more information, please contact 0917-5.ASK.NUV (275.688) or visit www.nuvali.ph
OK Lang Maging Single sa Valentines: VJP Spotted
03 Feb 2012 | Music Museum
VJP Spotted: Erik Santos, Richard Poon, Christian Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go, Jimmy Marquez, Yael Yuzon, K-la Rivera, Direk GB Sampedro and Angeli Pangilinan, in attendance to support Yeng Constantino.
You might also want to spot me, I’m in the picture! LOL!
Resorts World Manila
Love and Laughter (a post-Valentine concert)
29 Feb 2012 | 8pm | Newport Performing Arts Theater
Christian Bautista and Karylle
After exhibiting undeniable chemistry in the musical “West Side Story” and international series “The Kitchen Musical,” Christian Bautista and Karylle are ready to take their team-up to the next level.
Be prepared to fall in love and laugh your night away in the company of certified Asiansations, with special participation of Nanette Inventor, also featuring Opera Belles and Primo.
Tickets are available at the Resorts World Manila Box Office and all TicketWorld outlets. Call the Resorts World Manila Tourist/Visitor Hotline at 836-6333, 908-8833or TicketWorld at 811-9999 for more information.
Original Article HERE.
Experience Hearts In Harmony
25 Feb 2012 | Thunderbird Resorts-Rizal, Binangonan, Rizal | 9pm
CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA and KARYLLE
It’s never too early to start planning your Valentine’s Day celebration, experience hearts in harmony as Christian Bautista and Karylle croon love songs and celebrate romance. ~original article HERE
VIP Tickets – PhP 500
General Admission PhP 300
Tickets can be purchased via SM Tickets (T: +63 2 470 2222). You may also inquire at the Thunderbird Resorts-Rizal front office.
MY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
Featuring CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA
Spend a spectacular romantic musical evening with Asiansation Christian Bautista featuring a bevy of beauties Miss Universe Philippines Venus Raj, Miss Philippines International Krista Kleiner, joined with the gorgeous Resorts World Manila’s Russian Dancers backed up by The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, plus surprise guests on February 14, 2011 at 8.pm.