‘ASAP 19’ Celebrates Chinese New Year With Angel Locsin, Sarah Geronimo, Toni Gonzaga, and more!

Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales will spark up the fun-filled Chinese New Year celebration of “ASAP 19” this Sunday (January 26) with their sure-fire hot production number for the grand launch of their upcoming primetime TV series “The Legal Wife.”

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ASAP Kapamilya will make the show more special with their special birthday treats for Concert King Martin Nievera and the ultimate multimedia star Toni Gonzaga.  Get inspired to claim a brighter year with the heart-pounding world-class performances from Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo and international singing sensation Charice; OPM music icon Imelda Papin, singing champ Sheryn Regis, and Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino; and King of the Gil Enrique Gil, who will perform with Nash Aguas, Joaquin Lucas Reyes, John Immanuel Bermundo, Grae Fernandez, and Brace Henry Arquiza of Gimme5.

Further pump up the energy this weekend with the ‘ASAP Supahdance’ gang including Sam Milby, Maja Salavador, Shaina Magdayao, Iya Villania, Enchong Dee, Rayver Cruz, John Prats , Erich Gonzales, Nikki Gil, Iza Calzado, Empress, and Cristine Reyes.

Also, watch out for a grand concert treat from ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Lani Misalucha, Arnel Pineda, Vina Morales, Bamboo, Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto, Jed Madela, Jovit Baldivino , KZ Tandingan, Marcelito Pomoy, Marion Aunor, Radha, Janice Javier, Klarisse de Guzman, Morisette Amon, AKA JAM, and ASAP Sessionistas.

The festivities of ASAP Kapamilya will continue with the grand launch of Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano’s latest album.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the country’s longest-running, award-winning variety show, “ASAP 19,” this Sunday, 12:15nn, on ABS-CBN.

Enchong Dee kick-starts singing career in “Martin Late @ Night” tonight!

Philippine TV’s Big Mouth Martin Nievera will make another wish come true this Friday (May 24) in “Martin Late @ Night” as he grants the ultimate dream of Kapamilya heartthrob Enchong Dee to be the ‘Concert King’ for a night.

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Aside from being an actor, a dancer, model, host and a swimmer, what other talents will Enchong showcase this Friday as a concert artist? Meanwhile, join Martin in another fun interview as he discovers the goals and other interests of the “Ina Kapatid Anak” lead star.

Don’t miss “Martin Late @ Night,” every Friday night, after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Martin Nievera returns to late night via “Martin Late @ Night”!

Singer-host Martin Nievera is back in a very familiar spot hosting ABS-CBN’s newest talk show, “Martin Late @ Night,” which will debut this Friday (March 1), right after “Bandila.”

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Dubbed as Philippine television’s “Big Mouth” and the Filipino counterpart of late night TV icons in the US like David Letterman, Conan O-Brien and Jay Leno, Martin is set to bring back the spark, fun, excitement and total entertainment in the small screens every Friday night.

Aside from being known as a singer-songwriter, Martin gained popularity as the bubbly, witty, and wacky host of hit ABS-CBN late night talk shows “Martin After Dark” that aired from 1988 to 1997 and “Martin Late @ Nite” from 1998 to 2002.

Don’t miss Martin’s grand comeback on late night TV via “Martin Late @ Night,” Friday nights, right after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.

For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Martin Nievera and Kebedon Colim gets early X-mas Treat from Deal or No Deal Banker!

”The X Factor Philippines” judge Martin Nievera and mentee Kedobon Colim will be the first to experience Banker’s Christmas treat in the hit game show Kapamilya Deal or No Deal’s Christmas special. Another exciting and fun-filled game is coming your way as Martin and Kedebon once again join forces on stage.

They will be joined by their family and other finalists from “The X Factor Philippines” to support and help them during the game.

Will Martin and Kedebon have a merry Christmas and bag the million jackpot? What is Banker’s special Christmas treat? Don’t miss “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” this Saturday (Dec 1), after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN.

Tweet your thoughts and reactions via Twitter using the hashtag #KapamilyaDOND

Martin Nievera’s 30th Year “3D: Tatlong Dekada” Album track list revealed!

Thirty years after the song “Be My Lady” have been one of the most  favourite  love songs of OPM and as the rise of the Concert King Martin Nievera, PolyEast Records celebrates a legendary career  with the release of the album MARTIN NIEVERA 3D: Tatlong Dekada.

The new album represents Martin’s every aspect of his career – from recording to touring to endorsements to best-selling albums.  “Here’s a CD of 15 newly written songs just to add more magic to OPM. I’m just so proud of this album because it’s going to celebrate my 30 years in the business without having to look back. Let’s just say, today is first day of the rest of my career,” Nievera said.

As the album celebrates Nievera’s achievements of the past and the promise of the future,  MARTIN NIEVERA 3D: Tatlong Dekada is now available in stores released by PolyEast Records which comes with a CD plus DVD– collecting music videos of Nievera’s monumental anthems that played a pivotal role in his musical history.

Being Nievera’s home label since his album Chasing Time in 2002,  PolyEast Records has put together an outstanding collection featuring Nievera’s classic signature sound with 15 original songs and three classic remakes.

The first single taken from the highly anticipated new album is entitled IPADARAMA written by the award-winning composer Kiko Salazar and currently being played on local radios.

To celebrate 30 years of music and the release of this new album, Nievera’s collaborative approach to writing and recording his new music is evidenced throughout the album with the help of some of the most notable songwriters and producers of OPM which includes Marvin Querido, Joey Benin, Jungee Marcelo, Ogie Alcasid, Arnie Mendaros and Kiko Salazar.

Nievera also recorded three remakes which run the gamut of his varied stylistic approach and what Nievera has been known for, for the past years. “Remakes became my new therapy… to bring back new life to old songs” Nievera said.  Remakes include the song “Pangako”, originally by Ogie Alcasid,  was used in the teleserye “Walang Hanggan”; Paul Anka’s “Times of Your Life” with Nievera’s version from the hit teleserye Lorenzo’s Time; and a timeless collaboration with Vina Morales in  teleserye’s A Beautiful Affair’s song “After All” which was originally popularized by Peter Cetera in the 80s.

As testament to the genre that Nievera spawned thirty years ago, he has indelibly etched in Philippine music history and popular culture being OPM’s Concert King. Nievera’s first-ever album was Martin…Take One in 1982, sparked an incredible run of success that made him chart over 26 albums since then and became one of the highest selling OPM artists until now. “In my 30 years in the music business, I think I’ve had more failures, misses than hits. I think I am a success because of my failures.”

Nievera recently finished his stint being a judge/mentor on the recently concluded reality talent show XFactor on ABS-CBN and he shared “I think the next step is putting more emphasis on OPM by coming out with songs written by Filipinos, sung by Filipinos…I think I’ve to try develop ‘dreamers’ and I’ve learned a lot being a judge/mentor on XFactor… I want to teach these new singers to have a dream

For hundreds of thousands of fans who have sung and celebrated with OPM’s concert king, Nievera has been a constant factor in their lives. Now here’s how he would like to thank all the fans who have been supporting him over the past 30 years. MARTIN NIEVERA 3D: Tatlong Dekada is now available in stores nationwide released by PolyEast Records. Special thanks to Discovery Suites.

MARTIN NIEVERA 3D:  Tatlong Dekada is also available for download at www.MyMusicStore.com.ph and www.iTunes.com. For more information you may visit our website www.polyeastrecords.com, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

CD TRACKLIST:

  1. MAGIC
  2. IPADARAMA
  3. WALA NANG MAGAGAWA
  4. FAR AWAY
  5. ONLY IN MY DREAMS
  6. PANAGINIP
  7. AFTER ALL THIS TIME
  8. CARRY ON
  9. ARE WE REALLY PRAYING
  10. PANGARAP KO AY MAGPAKAILANMAN
  11. TAKE OFF
  12. IKAW KAILANMAN
  13. ON MY OWN
  14. PANGAKO from the teleserye – “WALANG HANGGAN
  15. PAG-IBIG KO’Y IKAW
  16. AFTER ALL from the Teleserye – “A BEAUTIFUL AFFAIR” duet with Vina Morales
  17. TIMES OF YOUR LIFE from the teleserye  “ LORENZO’S TIME”

DVD (Music Video):

1. IISA PA LAMANG

2. YOU’RE ALL I NEED

3. MAYBE THIS TIME

4. PASKO NA SINTA KO

5. HARD HABIT TO BREAK

6. RIGHT HERE WAITING

7. WHEN I MET YOU

8. GOODBYE – Duet with Pops Fernandez

9. JUST THE WAY YO ARE

10. TIMES OF YOURLIFE

11. NEVER SAY GOODBYE

12. HANGGANG NGAYON

13. THE PROMISE

14. YOU ARE MY SONG

15. YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING

4th PMPC Star Awards for Music 2012 – Winners revealed!

The 4th PMPC Star Awards for Music was held on Sunday night at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City and Martin Nievera, Sponge Cola, Christian Bautista, Cabangon, The Company and Wonder Guys were the night’s biggest winners, winning two awards each.

The event was hosted by Concert Queen Pops Fernandez and actors Maja Salvador and Xian Lim.

4th PMPC Star Awards for Music 2012 – Winners:

Album of the Year – Araw Oras Tagpuan, Sponge Cola (Universal Records)
Song of the Year – Kulang Ako Kung Wala Ka (Erik Santos)
Female Recording Artist of the Year – Aiza Seguerra
Male Recording Artist of the Year – Jed Madela
Duo/Group Artist of the Year – The Company

Pop Album of the Year – Outbound, Christian Bautista (Universal Records)
Female Pop Artist of the Year – Angeline Quinto
Male Pop Artist of the Year – Christian Bautista

Concert of the Year – It’s Complicated (Jose Mari Chan, The Company)
Female Concert Performer of the Year – Sarah Geronimo
Male Concert Performer of the Year – Martin Nievera
Duo/Group Concert Performer of the Year – Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola

Music Video of the Year – Where Do I Begin (Gary Valenciano)
New Female Recording Artist of the Year – Paula Bianca (tied) Solenn Heusaff
New Male Recording Artist of the Year – DK Valdez (tied) Robin Nievera

Revival Album of the Year – Mga Awit at Damdamin, Martin Nievera (PolyEast Records)
Dance Album of the Year – 18+ Restricted, Mocha Girls (Bellhaus Entertainment/Playboy Fragrances)

Rock Album of the Year – Romantico, Kamikazee (Universal Records)
Female Rock Artist – Yeng Constantino
Male Rock Artist – Sponge Cola

Acoustic Album of the Year – Panaginip, Noel Cabangon (Universal Records)
Female Acoustic Artist of the Year – Juris
Male Acoustic Artist of the Year – Noel Cabangon
Album Cover of the Year – No Water, No Moon (Bamboo)
Compilation Album of the Year – The Pearl Collection, 30 Years of the Most Memorable Theme Songs (Viva Records)
Novelty Album – Blind Item, Wonder Gays (D’Concorde Records & LDG Prod. & Ent. Recording Co.)
Novelty Song of the Year – Blind Item, Wonder Gays
Lifetime Achievement Award – Jose Mari Chan

Special Award: Natatanging Alagad ng Musika

Boy Christopher (Composer)
Lito Camo (Composer)
Vehnee Saturno (Composer)
Gary Valenciano (Singer)
Kuh Ledesma (Singer)
Lea Salonga (Singer)
Martin Nievera (Singer)
Ogie Alcasid (Singer)
Pops Fernandez (Singer)
Regine Velasquez (Singer)
Sharon Cuneta (Singer)
Zsa Zsa Padilla (Singer)

The  4th PMPC Star Awards for Music will be aired on September 16 on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best.

Songs of the 80’s for The X Factor Philippines this weekend!

Judge-mentor Gary Valenciano now has slimmer chances of winning in “The X Factor Philippines” alongside his mentees after his second group, Takeoff got eliminated last Sunday (Sep 2).

After the mentor-judges’ votes caused a deadlock between Takeoff and Over 25′s Joan Da, the voting public’s decision ruled in favor of Joan(9.99%) and sent home the all-male group who garnered the lowest numbers of text votes (6.59%). While Gary and Pilita are left with only one act to mentor, Charice still has KZ Tandingan and Allen Sta. Maria representing the Girls. Martin Nievera, meanwhile, remains unbeaten with three of his mentees from the Boys— Jeric Medina, Gabriel Anciano, and Kedebon Colim— still standing strong in the show.

What will the top 7 perform this week? ITS THE WEEK of 80s SONGS! Whose journey will end in the next elimination night?

Don’t miss as the competition gets even tougher in the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN.

Take Off is Voted Off from ‘The X Factor Philippines’!

Take Off has been voted off from The X Factor Philippines after receiving the least percentage of votes from the public.

The bottom two, Take Off and Joan Da, battled for the mentor-judges’ votes during the September 2 episode of The X Factor Philippines.

On their third time in the bottom 2, Take Off sang Ogie Alcasid’s “Sa Kanya” for their survival song.

Joan Da, on the other hand, sang “Grenade” by Bruno Mars as her survival song. It was her second time in the bottom 2.

Pilita Corales and Charice Pempengco voted off Take Off, while Gary Valenciano and Martin Nieveravoted off Joan Da which resulted to another deadlock.

But since Take Off got the lowest number of votes, 6.59% against Joan Da‘s 9.9%, Gary V.’s boy band was eliminated.

‘The X-Factor Philippines’ is the most watched talent show!

The country’s biggest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” won in national TV ratings over rival network’s newly launched talent-reality shows during the weekend making it the most-watched talent show in the land.

Based on recent urban and rural TV ratings data from Kantar Media, “The X Factor Philippines” scored an average national TV rating of 20.7% last Saturday (Aug 4) vs TV5’s Artista Academy” only rated at 1.8%. GMA 7’s bet “Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break” also fell short on its viewership and wasn’t able to beat “The X Factor Philippines” (16.6%) during its launch last Sunday (Aug 5).

More Filipinos are definitely glued to the intense competition being served by the hit Kapamilya show especiall after judge-mentor Charice bid goodbye to her first act. Jerrianne Templo, a dive guide from Mandaluyong City, got booted from the competition after judge-mentors Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, and Pilita Corrales favored to save Over 25s Joan Da, who is also at the bottom two together with Jerrianne.

Who among the finalist will standout in this week’s performances? Who will be the next finalist falling off to the bottom 2? Whose judge’s acts will continue and who will end their journey? Don’t miss as the competition heats up in the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN.

Follow the show’s official Twitter account at @thexfactorphil and tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #XFactorPHLive. You can also like its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/XFactorPhOfficial.

Tension heats up among “The X Factor Philippines” judge-mentors!

 

Tension heated up in the country’s biggest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines” last Saturday (July 7) after judge-mentors Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano got into a small debate whether to put through an auditionee or not.

After Allen Sta. Maria of Cabanatuan City performed her piece, Gary and fellow judge Charice instantly voted yes while Martin said no. Gary argued that the young girl has strong potential and her voice quality is current with what teenagers nowadays listen to but Martin remained unconvinced and thought that her performance fell short. In the end, Pilita Corrales casted the deciding vote and sided with Gary and Charice. Martin was dismayed and argued with the judges once more while Allen went backstage and rejoiced with her family.

The task of spotting the ‘x factor’ is indeed getting tougher week by week. A single vote from the judge-mentors can make or break the chances of the country’s next singing superstar. Don’t miss the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN.

Follow the show’s official Twitter account at @thexfactorphil and tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #XFactorPH. Visit the ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom (SMN) at www.abscbnpr.com for the latest updates, photos, videos, interviews, and presscon podcasts. Follow @abscbnpr on Twitter and ‘like’ it on Facebook at http://facebook.com/abscbnpr.

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