PH’s Best Voices Unite for Charity Single ‘The Prayer’!

It was a song that the award-winning choir was used to singing whenever they went on tour, but one performance stood out and touched the hearts of people around the world.

It all started when the internationally renowned Filipino choral group – the Loboc Children’s Choir of Loboc, Bohol – sang the Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli classic ‘The Prayer’ on national television.

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Like a ripple, the message of hope from these children who are earthquake survivors themselves inspired many other Filipinos to do their share in helping their countrymen recover from the disaster.

To amplify these children’s voices, the Philippines’ biggest music artists came together to join the choir, give life to the song anew, and help Filipinos affected not just by the Bohol earthquake but also by the recent super typhoon that ravaged Leyte, Samar and nearby regions.

“These children may be from Bohol, but their innocent voices represent not just their home province but also earthquake-damaged Cebu, war-stricken Zamboanga, and typhoon-devastated Leyte, Samar and Iloilo — all of whom are praying for a miracle to allow them to rebuild their lives,” said Ramon Chuaying of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI).

“We asked the help of various Filipino artists, to lend their voices, to represent our country and show the world that the Philippines has one voice, one prayer — that we work together to help our countrymen rebuild their lives brick by brick,” he added.

According to Ito Rapadas of Universal Records, who produced and recorded the song, convincing the artists to contribute was easy once they appreciated and understood the uniqueness of the project.

“A couple of the popular artists who agreed to sing the song inquired why instead of using a new and original Filipino song, we used a foreign song for this project. We said the project was started and inspired by the viral video of the Loboc Children’s Choir singing in an impromptu manner in front of the rubble of the old church of Loboc after the earthquake,” said Rapadas.

“We highlighted the children’s choir and their choice of song which is The Prayer, not only because they started the idea, but because they are survivors of a natural disaster and they represent the resiliency of all survivors of both the Bohol earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda,” Rapadas added.

For this project the PARI worked with DDB Philippines to gather 23 music artists to record ‘The Prayer’ with the Loboc Children’s Choir. The song was released by Smart Music through its SPINNR digital music store (spinnr.ph) and all proceeds will go to the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation’s Help.PH initiative to help in the immediate relief and community rebuilding efforts in affected areas through resettlement, education and livelihood.

‘The Prayer’ features the voices of top Filipino music icons singing with the Loboc Children’s Choir. These artists are Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Kuh Ledesma, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, ZsaZsa Padilla and Lani Misalucha.

They are also joined by topnotch Filipino performers from various record labels who agreed to unite in this project – Noel Cabangon, Christian Bautista, Billy Crawford, Anne Curtis, Rachelle Ann Go, Erik Santos, Richard Poon, Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Karylle, Jay R, Nikki Gil, Kris Lawrence, Iya Villania, Nyoy Volante and Sabrina.

Production was supervised by maestro Ryan Cayabyab who heads the Philipop MusicFest Foundation.

“It’s a beautiful and inspiring version that we can all be proud of. This is probably the biggest gathering of today’s biggest music artists in a single song, and we are glad that these artists all responded to our call to help rebuild the lives of our countrymen by sharing their time and talent,” said Mellissa Limcaoco of Smart Music.

“Now we are encouraging everyone to please support the cause and help our fellow Filipinos rise again. By simply purchasing a copy of this song for only P10, not only are you helping spread the message of hope but you are directly contributing to the Help PH campaign of the PDRF,” she added.

Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers can purchase the song by visiting and registering their mobile phone numbers at spinnr.ph via web, mobile browser or the Spinnr mobile app for Android Smartphones. Payment will be deducted from the prepaid load or charged to the subscriber’s postpaid bill so a credit card is not needed to support this cause.

To help in Smart Music’s advocacy of aiding earthquake and typhoon survivors through music, visit spinnr.ph and download the collection of songs for the benefit of Help PH. For more information about Help PH and the many ways you can send help wherever you are in the world, visit www.help.ph.

Parokya ni Edgar new album “Bente” track list revealed!

This November 29 at the Eastwood City Central Plaza, Parokya Ni Edgar will launch their latest release Bente, which celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary as a group. Bente has two editions – 1 DVD/2 CD and 2 CD. The DVD includes 28 music videos of the band plus two documentaries. The 2 CD has a total of 29 tracks (27 of the band’s biggest hits plus 2 brand new tracks).

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Bente also includes their newest single Ang Parokya, which talks about the beginnings of the band. It also features Gloc-9 and Frank Magalona. Ang Parokya is the second time that Parokya Ni Edgar, Frank and Gloc-9 collaborated in a song. The music video of the song is also included in the DVD.

For avid fans, two documentaries are included in the DVD– Ang Kuwento ng Parokya and Ang First Gig ng Parokya.

Those who will buy Bente on the launch date will get free T-shirt and a poster, on a first come, first served basis.

Part of the proceeds of Bente will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross – Quezon City Chapter.

CD
1. Ang Parokya
2. Buloy
3. Maniwala Ka Sana
4. Silvertoes
5. Harana
6. Picha Pie
7. Halaga
8. Inuman Na
9. Swimming Beach
10. Sorry Na
11. This Guy’s In Love With You Pare
12. Mr. Suave
13. The Yes Yes Show
14. Chikinini
15. Your Song (My One And Only You)

CD2
1. Mang Jose
2. Para Sayo
3. Papa Cologne
4. The Ordertaker
5. Gitara
6. Bagsakan
7. First Day Funk
8. Macho
9. Akala
10. Boys Do Falling Love
11. Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)
12. Pangarap Lang Kita
13. One Hit Combo
Bonus Track
14. Salamat Po

DVD
Ang Mga Music Videos Ng Parokya:
1. Ang Parokya
2. Buloy
3. Maniwala Ka Sana
4. Silvertoes
5. Harana
6. Picha Pie
7. Halaga
8. Inuman Na
9. Swimming Beach
10. Sorry Na
11. Mr. Suave
12. The Yes Yes Show
13. Chikinini
14. Mang Jose
15. Para Sa’yo
16. Papa Cologne
17. The Ordertaker
18. Gitara
19. Bagsakan
20. First Day Funk
21. Macho (Version 1)
22. Macho (Version 2)
23. Akala
24. Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako)
25. Pangarap Lang Kita (Version 1)
26. Pangarap Lang Kita (Version 2)
27. Pangarap Lang Kita (Version 3)
28. One Hit Combo

Espesyal Features
• Ang Kwento Ng Parokya
• Ang First Gig Ng Parokya

 

Charice ‘Chapter 10’ Album Cover and Track List revealed!

International singing sensation Charice is loud and proud to share with the world her newest album under Star Records titled “Chapter 10.”

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According to Charice, her ‘coming out’ also signaled the start of her musical liberation.

“When I was growing up I was ‘accompanied’ in my sleep up to my waking hour by Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Regine Velasquez and Lea Salonga,” she said. “Now, with the turn of events in my life, I listen more and more to Pink, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, among others.”

“My new CD marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life. It’s about being free, celebrating my own identity without inhibitions, and becoming strong despite my own limitations,” the world-class singer said. “It’s my take on becoming true to myself to be able to deliver a more honest and heartfelt music to the people who believe in me and my craft. Plus I owe it to God who also loves lesbians like me.”

“I believe that ‘Chapter 10′ is a proof that talent goes beyond gender orientation. People love me for my voice. So, with a humble heart, I wish to give them every reason to love me even more with this album,” said Charice about her 10-track album. “I gave my best to this. I even spent sleepless nights at the studio perfecting some songs. This is the first album I will release after coming out. So I really chose to treat the listeners to something that is really a work of art.”

When asked what is so special about the number 10, Charice shared, “Aside from the fact that the album contains 10 songs, ten is close to my heart as it is the birthday of my mom and myself, and my anniversary with Alyssa (Quijano).”

Featured in “Chapter 10″ are nine uniquely creative revivals of:

  • ‘Titanium’,
  • ‘How Could an Angel Break My Heart’,
  • ‘Anything For You’,
  • ‘Everything I Do, I Do It For You’,
  • ‘Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough’,
  • ‘Do You Know Where You’re Going To?’,
  • ‘The One That Got Away’,
  • ‘Makita Kang Muli’ and
  • ‘Yakap;’ and

one original composition co-written by Charice titled

  • “Unexpected Love,”

which she dedicates to her girlfriend.

Charice’s “Chapter 10” album is now available at all records bars nationwide and worldwide for only P299. The tracks can also be downloaded via iTunes, Amazon.com and MyMusicStore.com.ph.

Fans of Charice can follow her at www.charicemusic.com and twitter.com/officialccrp.

For more information, visit Star Records’ Facebook fan page at facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

Richard Yap “Easy Listening” Album Track List revealed!

“Be Careful With My Heart” lead actor Richard Yap, who is well known by TV viewers as ‘Ser Chief,’ is thrilled over the launch of his first-ever recording album under Star Records.
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It is a dream-come-true because I’ve always wanted to sing since I was a kid,” said the other half of the ‘Ser Chief-Maya’ (Jodi Sta. Maria) love team. “I am thankful to our teleserye because through our official soundtrack, people discovered that I can sing.
The actor shared that his self-titled debut album is just like their TV series–a feel-good, easy listening collection of tracks composed of nine revivals that were all chosen by ‘Ser Chief’ himself. The carrier single of the album is “Don’t Know What To Do, Don’t Know What To Say.”
It covers all genres, from pop to ballad to alternative, appealing not only to music fans in my age group but also to the teens and in-betweens,” said Richard, who stressed that his album is entirely different from “Be Careful With My Heart” album. “This is very special for me because I put a lot of hard work in it so that we could come up with something that’s really worth paying for. I’m hoping that all of my supporters will love it too.
Richard, who grew up listening to the music of Queen, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Hall and Oates, Phil Collins, and Mike Francis, feels no pressure getting compared with other talented singers in the country.
I don’t think there’s a need to compare because we have different musical choices and different target audiences,” he explained.
Featured in Richard’s solo debut album under Star Records are revivals of
  • “Promise Ain’t Enough,”
  • “Think I’m In Love Again,”
  • “Can Find No Reason,”
  • “You Take My Breath Away,”
  • “Chasing Cars,” “High,”
  • “Afterglow,”
  • Chinese version of “Oh Babe.”

The album also carries the bonus tracks

  • “Please Be Careful With My Heart”
  • “Salamat.”
Richard’s first album is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P250. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via Amazon.com, Mymusicstore.com.ph and iTunes.
For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fan page at facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

Alden Richards debut album Track List revealed!

GMA young leading man Alden Richards admits that his debut album under Universal Records speaks a lot about him.

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The album, which includes his cover of memorable hits – Shamrock’s Haplos, Rey Valera’s Naaalala Ka, Itwchyworm’s Akin Ka Na Lang, among others, is a testament to Alden’s young romantic side.

The album was launched at the Trinoma Activity Center, where his fans tropped and proved that indeed Alden is one of the most bankable stars of the Kapuso Network.

“I really am very thankful that people went out to support me,” says the Kapuso star. “I have given everything I have for this project.”

Thankfully, Alden’s album zoomed to the top of the Astrovision/Astroplus music charts after only a week after its release.

Alden expressed gratitude towards Universal Records bosses for the opportunity – General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Director Peter Chan, and producer Ito Rapadas, who made sure that Alden’s voice in tip-top shape for the recording.

The album’s debut single Haplos instantly rose to the top of the MyMusicStore charts and is now a part of the series Mundo Mo’y Akin as its love theme. Alden also has an original song in the album – the romantic Sa Aking Tabi by Vince Katindoy, composer of Ngiti.

Alden Richards album is now available at all record bars nationwide.

Track List:
1.     Haplos
2.     Naalala Ka
3.     Cant Find The Reason
4.     ‘Di Na Mababawi
5.     Sa Aking Tabi
6.     Akin Ka Na Lang
7.     Everytime I See you

Daniel Padilla’s Sophomore Album ‘DJP’ Out Now!

After his sold-out birthday concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Kapamilya teen sensation Daniel Padilla continues to sweep off the feet of his fans with his sophomore album under Star Records titled “DJP.”

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Following the success of his double platinum self-titled album, “DJP” features 10 tracks including Daniel’s carrier single “Kamusta Ka,” “Kung San Ka Masaya,” “Sabay Natin,” “Panalangin,” “Binibini,” “Naaalala,” “Kisapmata,” “Ipagpatawad Mo,” “Sisikat Din Ako,” and the acoustic version of Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song finalist “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat.” The album also carries the bonus track “Diskarte.” Daniel’s “DJP” album is already available on all record bars nationwide for only P250.

The digital tracks of the album can also be downloaded viawww.mymusicstore.com.ph and iTunes.

For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

JLo and Chris Brown are into something?

Jennifer Lopez  teases her fans with a photo of her with Chris Brown and producer Cory Rooney in the studio on her twitter account!

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This is what came along  with hashtags:

#studiolife #makinghistory #Album10 #SAMEGIRL

Will her up-coming al;bum be titled ‘Same Girl’?\

She tweeted last February 25th with the caption “back on the block!!!”.

Are you excited of her next album?

Rivermaya back with new album ‘Panatang Makabanda’!

Iconic and multi-platinum-selling band Rivermaya makes a local recording scene comeback with the much-awaited release of their album Panatang Makabanda, under Universal Records.

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The album is their first in four years and their first with Universal Records.

Rivermaya is now composed of Mark Escueta, Norby David, Mike Elgar and Ryan Peralta. Rivermaya joins the label’s elite roster of bands – Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Calla Lily, among others.“It’s really a great honor for us, not only to become part of such a high-calibre roster, but to be given the chance to work with a company that has always championed the Filipino artist. It took a few weeks for it to really sink in. Di kami makapaniwala,” says Mark. “Finally, we’re ‘home.’”

The album’s single Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising, penned by founding Rivermaya member Mark Escueta, is reminder to everyone to go against crab mentality, and selfishness, especially now that another elections is within the horizon once again.

When asked how the single was chosen among the tracks recorded for the forthcoming Panatang Makabanda album, drummer-turned-guitarist Mark quips, “In the early stages of recording, this song became the initial favorite of the group. It’s also a fun song to play live.  Maganda yung message ng kanta and very timely rin since election time nanaman tayo. “

Norby adds, “Hopefully our new record can take the fans to a whole new level and attract more new listeners to our songs and stories. We are all excited for what each of us can bring to the table, and soon to your ears.”

When asked to sum up his Rivermaya journey from 1993 to 2013 founding member Mark says: “One of my firm beliefs is that the best part about being a musician is the PROCESS. If you enjoy the process then all your gigs, songs and albums will be celebrations after a great day at the ‘dream office.’ If the process is messed up, many things can go wrong and it can even end up as a painful experience. It has to be good for everybody, not just one or two. Few people know, and I’m sure a lot of my fellow musicians will agree, that one of the most important things that keeps a band going is something that is not so musical in nature. It’s called laughter. A band that laughs together, stays together. Diyan mayaman ang Rivermaya ngayon, tawanan, pagkakaibigan at bagong musika.”

Stay in touch with Rivermaya through their facebook page www.facebook.com/rivermayamusic, Twitter and Instagram: @rivermayaband and also check out the bands voice blogs on the Bubbly App for iOS or Android. Their official website is www.rivermaya.ph.

“Kahit Konting Pagtingin” official soundtrack tops PH overall music charts!

ABS-CBN’s kilig-serye “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” reaches a new milestone as its official soundtrack dominates the list of the overall (foreign and local) top-selling albums in the Philippines based on the Astroplus/Astrovision nationwide sales report from March 4 to 10.

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The album released by Star Records features the romantic theme songs of the series’ well-loved characters Aurora (Angeline Quinto), Lance (Paulo Avelino), and Adam (Sam Milby). The tracklist includes “Pusong Lito,” “Tanging Ikaw,” and “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” by Angeline; “Hindi Kita Iiwan” by Sam; “Hiling” by Paulo; and the second version of “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” which is sung by the kilig-serye’s three lead stars.

Meanwhile, avid fans of “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” will surely keep their eyes glued on their TV screens as tension arises with the revelation of Lance, Adam, and Aurora’s secret. Will Don Arturo (Joonee Gamboa) still find it in his heart to forgive Aurora? What will Lance and Adam do now that they are forbidden to see the only woman that they both love?

Don’t miss “Kahit Konting Pagtingin,” every 5:15pm on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow abscbndotcom on Twitter.

JM de Guzman “Tensyonado” Album Track List revealed!

After the successful release of his self-titled debut album from Ivory Records, Kapamilya hunk JM De Guzman, is back to captivate the hearts of fans with his newest outing called “Tensionado.”

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Released under Ivory Music & Video, “Tensionado” is a collection of JM De Guzman’s renditions of his favorite songs featuring “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart, “Lost In Space” by Lighthouse Family, “Don’t Give Up On Us” by David Soul and “Tensionado” by Soapdish. In addition, you surely wouldn’t want to miss JM’s collaboration with singer Jaq Dionisio of Kiss Jane in the hit Itchyworms song “Akin Ka Na Lang”, the track chosen to be the album’s carrier single. Acoustic Diva Suy also showcased her soulful and relaxing voice in her duet with the singing heartthrob in the special track “Terrified”.

JM De Guzman gets personal and bares it all as he includes two of his original compositions on this album. “Please define love for me. It’s the only thing I just can’t live without.” “Warrior” is an acoustic ballad about searching for one’s self in this endless journey we call love. On the other hand, JM sings about unrequited love in “Stupidest”.

“Sana kung hindi ko man malampasan yung unang album, at least I did my effort para mapantayan dito sa bagong album,” said JM in a recent interview with MYX.

Tracklisting:

1. Akin Ka Na Lang (ft. Jaq Dionisio of Kiss Jane)
2. Have I Told You Lately
3. Tensionado
4. Warrior
5. Terrified (ft. Suy)
6. Lost In Space
7. Stupidest
8. Don’t Give Up On Us

“Tensionado” under Ivory Music & Video is now available in all music stores nationwide! Grab your copies as soon as you can!

Get JM De Guzman’s music straight to your mobile phones! Just type JM to 3456 for Smart & Globe subscribers or type JM to 2346 for Sun subscribers.

Be updated with your favorite local and international artists! Visit IVORY Music & Video’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ivorymusicandvideophilippines!

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