I Love Acoustic 5: Getting To Know More About Sabrina’s Acoustic Music
Sabrina’s radiant smile and uplifting personality greeted us at the blogger’s night held at MCA Music Office last 30 Jan 2013. She’s perky and giggly, it’s not my first time to meet her but it’s my first time to ask questions, interact and get to know more of her. The discussion with the music blogger group went lively and fun to up for laugh. Amazing how Sabrina just go with the flow and in the mood for a good laugh.
I Love Acoustic 5, Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart’s latest album under MCA Music was introduced by the Terrified music video (originally by Katharine McPhee and Zachary Levi), the album’s carrier single and the collaboration song with Asiansation Christian Bautista (also a multi-platinum artist in Asia like Sabrina). She performed few songs for us: Make Believe (an original song not included in the said album), covered Dan Seals’ I’d Really Love To See You Tonight in bossa sound, Korean song translated to Filipino lyrics Saranghae and Oh Boy. Oh Boy stands out among the rest, the only original song she’d written for I Love Acoustic 5, first time in any I Love Acoustic album. Video below courtesy of mcamusic.
With her multi-platinum successes in Asia, I Love Acoustic 5 is dedicated to Sabrina’s Indonesian supporters and fans, her simple way of gratitude and giving back. The 18-track album is an interpretation of the latest hits in her signature acoustic style including the popular Indonesian song Could It Be (originally recorded by Indonesian pop star Raisa) translated into English and collaborated with Thai saxophonist Koh Mr. Saxman. Songs included in the album and its design were both agreed upon by Sabrina and MCA Music. It’s has a colorful digitally embellished scrapbook layout design, an evidence of Sabrina’s creativity and love for her craft.
She admitted she don’t arranged songs for herself yet she’s extremely positive about learning it soon and she vowed to write more original songs as she dreamed of releasing an all-original album and to perform onstage in full concert soon. She’s inspired to create songs from her own experiences and thoughts and willl certainly share them in her future albums.
With her guitar, she’s ready to play music, her voice is her instrument. It’s not only because of the amplified acoustic guitar but her natural sound is her best weapon for a truly effective acoustic performance proven at the 2012 Awit Awards as Most Downloaded Artist by I-Gateway Mobile Philippines Inc. and a Special Citation for International Achievement for achieving Gold and Platinum in Southeast Asia for her “I Love Acoustic” albums at the ASAP Platinum Circle Awards by hit ABS-CBN variety show ASAP.
“I Love Acoustic 5” debuted at #1 on Astroplus and #2 on Odyssey album charts. Aside from the Philippines, it is also released in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Digitally, it is available on iTunes where the album is currently on the charts of iTunes Thailand and Indonesia. “I Love Acoustic 5” includes 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).
“I Love Acosutic 5” by Sabrina is now out in CDs under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and available for download via iTunes and mymusicstore.com.ph. To download Sabrina’s single “Terrified” text TERI and send to 2728 for Smart and Talk N Text subscribers, text KN522 and send to 2332 for Globe/ TM or text 5495103 and send to 2300 for Sun Cellular subscribers. For more of Sabrina’s music, just text SABRINA to 3456 or check out www.facebook.com/mcamusic.
01. WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER
02. CALL ME MAYBE
04. WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
06. SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW
07. PART OF ME
08. ONE THING
09. GLAD YOU CAME
10. I WON’T GIVE UP
11. WE FOUND LOVE
12. STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU)
13. A THOUSAND YEARS
15. IF I DIE YOUNG
16. COULD IT BE featuring Koh Mr. Saxman
17. OH BOY
18. TERRIFIED duet with Christian Bautista
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.
Swifties or Taylor Swift fans gathered at the Trinoma Cinema Lobby for the pre-launch of her upcoming album RED celebrated last Saturday (27 Oct 2012) at The Taylor Swift Fan Slumber Fest. MCA Music Ph’s OPM acoustic artists like Sabrina and The Lamars were present for a music fete. We’re grateful to be part of this, thanks to MCA Music.
In the event presented by Astroplus and MCA Music Ph, you’ll not only see sponsored booth from Posh Nails, Keds Ph, The FaceShop, WonderStruck, Phillips and Taylor Swift Ph but also precious smiles from more than 400 teens who enjoyed special treats like Taylor Swift’s new record album RED and Taylor Swift’s exclusive items. Photos above are courtesy of VerJube Photographics.
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But the celebration of Taylor Swift’s #RED is definitely NOT OVER yet! Hope to see all you wonderful SWIFTIES again this time at MCA Music’s and Odysseylive.Net’s “THE TAYLOR SWIFT RED T PARTY” happening at the Robinsons Galleria Cinema Lobby on November 10 (Saturday) from 1pm onwards (Program starts at 2pm).
THE TAYLOR SWIFT RED T PARTY
10 Nov 2012 | Robinsons Galleria Cinema Lobby | 1pm onwards
Explore awesome booths from our partners COVERGIRL Philippines, Keds Philippines and Taylor Swift Philippines!
Exciting freebies, fun games, performances, photobooth by Snapbox, balloons by 3G Balloon Puffs and surprises await those who will purchase their RED albums only from Odyssey! ♥
Raffle Prizes up for grabs only during the event:
- Six (6) Taylor Swift Portraits
- Eight (8) mini Taylor Swift Standees
- Two (2) pairs of RED KEDS / gift certificates from KEDS Philippines
- Two (2) bottles of Wonderstruck Fragrance
- Four (4) gift bags from The Face Shop
- Ten (10) Imported Taylor Swift Plastic Folders
You get a raffle ticket to win the above prizes when you buy these “RED” packages during the event:
» “RED” Standard Edition Package: “RED” Standard Edition Album (1 CD), “RED” 2013 Poster Calendar = Php 459 only
» “RED” Deluxe Edition Package: “RED” Deluxe Edition Album (2 CDs), “RED” 2013 Poster Calendar, COVERGIRL Bag + Poster + Coupon, 1 MYSTERY FREEBIE, *BONUS ITEM: Taylor Swift Sunglasses (limited only) = Php 550 only
» “RED” International ZinePak Package: “RED” (Album + 96-page Magazine + Download Card), “RED” 2013 Poster Calendar, COVERGIRL Bag + Poster + Coupon, 2 MYSTERY FREEBIES, *BONUS ITEM: Taylor Swift Sunglasses (limited only) = Php 875 only
* Please take note that the FREEBIES will be available ONLY DURING Odyssey’s Taylor Swift RED T Party on November 10 at the Robinsons Galleria Cinema Lobby since the items are limited.
* You instantly get a FREE “RED” 2013 POSTER CALENDAR (different design per retailer) when you buy the “RED” Standard, Deluxe or ZinePak.
Voices Inside A String
12 Oct 2012 | Metro Concert Bar | 9pm
Tickets P800 with FREE PhotoBooth FOTO Souvenir
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Jessica Sanchez’s Ultimate SKYPE Party!
29 July 2012 | SM Megamall Event Center
Filipino-Mexican sweetheart Jessica Sanchez has long won the world by capturing the hearts of many with her brilliant singing style and over the top performance during the eleventh season of the reality television singing competition, American Idol.
On July 29 (Sunday), be ready to get your hearts captured again by the American Idol songstress as MCA Music and Astroplus invite you to “The Ultimate Jessica Sanchez SKYPE Party!” —- An exciting event where fans all over the metro will get the rare chance to bond with their idol through a LIVE SKYPE SESSION from 10:00 am onwards at the SM Megamall Event Center (former ice skating rink). Fun games, exclusive Jessica Sanchez signed items and a guest performance by Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina await those who will attend the party.
Jessica Sanchez: American Idol Season 11 Highlights album is out now in CDs exclusively under MCA Music available at all leading record bars nationwide.
Catch your favorite American Idols Live! this September 21st at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as the Top 10 finalists of American Idol Season 11 perform for their only concert in Asia! American Idol Live! Tour is presented by Ovation Productions brought to you by ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV, MYX Music Channel, MYXPH.com, BusinessWorld and HerWord.com. Get your tickets now at www.TicketNet.com
Discover original songs from Sabrina’s Acoustic Love Notes
The first time I’ve seen Sabrina was when she front act Richard Poon in a mall show, performing with her guitar in Megamall three years ago. I’ve met her also in Got Friday’s @ Teatrino presscon and encountered her often in awarding events, a clear manifestation of her talent as a multi-awarded artist now tagged as the Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart. Recently, Sabrina reached the Double Platinum status for her album “I Love Acoustic 4” in Indonesia.
VerJube Photographics had the chance to cover Sabrina’s launch of her 5th album held in Eastwood Mall Open Park last 13 July 2012, thanks to MCA Music for the opportunity. Sabrina shared the stage with Anj Sulit, the composer of the song they performed entitled ‘Again.’ Adding 3 more original songs beautifully written in the album are “One True Love” and “Over For Now But Not Forever” (composed by Sabrina) and “Sa Bawat Paghinga” (penned by award-winning composer Toto Sorioso).
“Acoustic Love Notes” is a collaboration album with host-DJ/ television personality Joe D’ Mango who graced the launch. She read his love advices onstage before Sabrina sang, it’s like watching situations of the heart through songs, such a wonderful treat for the romantics and the hopeless romantics.
The album’s carrier single is “Somewhere Down The Road” originally by Barry Manilow. Other cover songs included in the album: Brian McKnight’s “One Last Cry”, “Cry” by Mandy Moore, Christian Bautista’s “The Way Look At Me”, “Can You Help Me” by Usher, Mikaila’s “The Art of Letting Go”, “I Don’t Want You To Go” by Lani Hall, Brandy’s “Have You Ever”, “Someone Like You” by Adele, Tamia’s “Officially Missing You”, “If Love Is Blind” by Tiffany, Jann Arden’s “Insensitive” and “Without Me” by Clair Marlo.
Here’s a official music video of Sabrina’s Somewhere Down The Road. Video by mcamusic.
It’s my pleasure to meet Sabrina personally after the show with Joe D’ Mango. I would love to see her again soon. Congratulations Sabrina! More photos from Sabrina’s Acoustic Love Notes Album Launch HERE courtesy of VerJube Photographics.
“Acoustic Love Notes” is now out under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) at leading record stores nationwide and online via www.MyMusicStore.com.ph.
Here’s what you can listen to in Sabrina’s Acoustic Love Notes. Video by mcamusic.
To download Sabrina’s music on your mobile phones, text SABRINA to 3456. For bookings and inquiries, please contact Sammy Samaniego at +632 9162504 local 107, +639178565174 or +639209682991 or email email@example.com.
Sabrina’s Acoustic Love Notes Album Launch Series
13 July 2012 | Eastwood Mall Open Park
14 July 2012 | The Piazza at Venice, McKinley
15 July 2012 | Lucky Chinatown Mall
Sabrina’s Acoustic Lovenotes is a compilation album musically inspired by Joe D’ Mango’s Lovenotes, Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart’s latest album now released under MCA Music Ph. It features 4 original songs, 2 of which she composed herself—“One True Love” and “Over For Now But Not Forever”. Her first Filipino track “Sa Bawat Paghinga” was written by award-winning composer Toto Sorioso and the other original track “Again” is a duet with up and coming singer Anj Sulit.
The song line-up includes the carrier single “Somewhere Down The Road” originally by Barry Manilow, Brian McKnight’s “One Last Cry”, “Cry” by Mandy Moore, Christian Bautista’s “The Way You Look At Me”, “Can You Help Me” by Usher, Mikaila’s “The Art of Letting Go”, “I Don’t Want You To Go” by Lani Hall, Brandy’s “Have You Ever”, “Someone Like You” by Adele, Tamia’s “Officially Missing You”, “If Love Is Blind” by Tiffany, Jann Arden’s “Insensitive” and “Without Me” by Clair Marlo.
“Acoustic Love Notes” is already available in leading record stores nationwide and online via www.MyMusicStore.com.ph. Buy a copy of her album at the concert venue to get VIP seats to the show!
The JAMMISTAS Live!
“Got Fridays @ TEATRINO” | 30 Sept 2011!
Join NOELLE CASSANDRA, MARVIN ONG, YSSA, DAVEY and SABRINA for a night of great music!
For ticket reservations, you may call 7228310 lo 116!
Davey’s Photo by VerJube Photographics. Poster by Viva Records.