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Avril Lavigne announces Head Above Water world tour in Manila


Hey you! Pop-rock icon Avril Lavigne announced her highly anticipated Head Above Water world tour in Manila on May 20, 2020 at Araneta Coliseum. 

The eight-time Grammy-nominated singer will be back in Manila since her last concert tour in February 2014. Presented in Manila by concert promoters Wilbros Live and Midas Promotions.

“I missed being up on stage in Asia, singing with you! It’s always brought me so much happiness, which is why I’m so excited to come in 2020 for the Head Above Water World Tour!”, she said.

On her 15-date North American run, Lavigne wowed audiences across the country after hitting the road for the first time in 5 years. The “Head Above Water” tour, which kicked off September 14, is in support of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Head Above Water, which debuted in the Top 10 following its release on February 15, 2019 via BMG.

The tour’s initial shows have received an outpouring of fan and critical acclaim:
“Avril Lavigne's new tour is an UNCOMPLICATED PARADE OF HITS… Lavigne flew through a career-spanning set of angsty jams, party-starters, and stirring ballads… the HIT-PACKED SHOW is a FUN-LOVING CELEBRATION OF HER LEGACY.” – MTV

“Avril Lavigne kicks off first tour in five years with CAREER-SPANNING SETLIST… and it’s pretty EPIC.” – Alternative Press
“It felt like Lavigne had never left. Her voice had new depth and power, but her performance was just as BOUNCY, ENERGETIC AND FUN as in the past… Lavigne’s performance was a statement of growth she’s made in the past three years and a CELEBRATION OF THE HITS… Fans seemed to connect with Lavigne from the show’s first notes and never let up.” – RIFF Magazine


Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s ‘Head Above Water World Tour’ in Manila go on-sale starting Saturday, December 21 at 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph, all TicketNet outlets or Call 8911-5555.


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Thai actor Mean delighted to meet his Filipino fans during his recent fanmeeting

Phiravich Attachitsataporn or more commonly known as "MEAN" had set his fan meeting and concert in Manila for the first time. In fact, this is Mean's first international concert and fan meeting in Manila. 

Mean's "Mean on Fire" was held last November 30 at Insular Life Corporate Center located in Alabang. Fans have gathered and got a chance to get to know him more personally.




During the press conference, Mean shared his thoughts on having the overwhelming support from his Filipino fans. He said that he is so happy to have met them. He feels grateful to have amazing and very supportive fans from the Philippines.

He also shared his desire to visit the Chocolate Hills in Bohol if he had a chance.

In addition, he told fans that he also wants to try a horror series and acts as a ghost aside from casting in Boys Love (BL) series.



After the press conference, Mean has started his fan meeting to finally meet his fans again! The actor starts the show with Fire Burning by Sean Kingston. Loud cheers from fans can be heard clearly during his performance.

He also performed the song "God Gave Me You" in which he later found out that it became a hit song here in the Philippines because of Alden Richards. He was actually a little surprised to know that fans knew about this song.

After serenading the fans on stage, Mean has shown his fashion by walking on stage while showing off the Barong Tagalog. He proudly showcased the Philippine national costume by wearing it and showing it off to the fans. He walked along the stage together with Ms. Patty Tabor who was the host of the night.




The highlight of the fan meeting was when the actor enjoyed learning some tagalog words such as "Kamusta ka", "ang gwapo gwapo ko", "ang ganda ganda niyo", "Oo and Hindi" and most especially the tagalog slang word "Charot". Moreover, Mean also tried some Filipino desserts and candies such as choco and strawberry crinkles, pastillas, tarts, cheese bars, and snowballs. Mean told the fans that he likes cheese bar and choco crinkles the most.

After that, Mean watched the surprise VCR prepared by Mean's different fans clubs here in the Philippines. The actor has also received some surprise gifts from the fans. Then, Mean played the guitar while singing "Photograph" by Ed Sheeran. In addition, he sang another song which is Thai while roaming around the auditorium and giving roses to some lucky fans. It was indeed a memorable night for him together with his fans in Manila. 

Mean wraps up his fan meeting by thanking fans for their never-ending support for him. With that, he wishes to come back in the future.

Mean a TV actor and model. He has been cast in many popular boys’ love series like Make It Right and Love Sick: Season 2, as a supporting actor. But he has become more popular when he cast as "Tin" in Love By Chance The Series. In fact, he is one of the main lead of the series.

MEAN On Fire: Manila Fanmeet and Concert is presented by Thai Entertainment Portal.

Thai band TEMPT met their Filipino fans for the second time

TEMPT is a new Thai band composed of Title Puangmalee, Perth Sukhumpantanasan, Gun Na Rong and Plan Rathavit. The boys officially debuted on July 24, 2019, with their debut song “Tell Me This Is Love”. They first performed as musicians and held a debut showcase at Central World in Bangkok.




They held their first Live & Meet event in Manila last November 10 at 500 Shaw Zentrum. This is their second time visiting Manila and this time they have had an exclusive fan meeting to meet their Filipino fans.

Fans have gathered at 500 Shaw Zentrum and waited for the boys to come out and perform as a group. TEMPT started the fan meeting with an opening song Bedroom. It is a Thai Song sung by Mai Bauk Tur.

Then the boys cheerfully greeted the audience as they got loud cheers and chants from fans. After that, TEMPT boys have shared some facts about them and then headed to a short game. The short game was about Thai words that the boys had to guess and translate in Tagalog words.




Also, they had a fast talk with the host as well as a question and answer portion. With that, fans were able to get a chance to know more about them. After that segment, the boys had played with fans called the newspaper dance. Teams were divided into two.

After the game, TEMPT had a chance to witness the love and support from their Filipino fans with a surprise video and special gifts. The boys felt overwhelmed and thanked the fans for their effort.

In addition, each of the members had a solo performance on stage. Each of them has showcased their own talent and charm to which the fans surely loved and enjoyed watching.

The boys last performed their debut song "Tell Me is this love" as they wrapped up the fan meeting.

Tempt Live and Meet in Manila is brought to you by Wish Us Luck and FanLive, in partnership with attractor Thailand.

Brian McFadden serenades Filipino fans for his first-ever solo show in the Philippines


The Irish singer performs songs which are heavy on Nostalgia in front of his 
army of loyal fans at the New Frontier Theater last November 17, Sunday.




It's all about throwback music this 2019, as former Westlife member Brian
McFadden performs in Davao and Manila last November 16 and 17 for his first-ever solo show in Manila.


It was an enjoyable and intimate Sunday night filled will brand new music
and a couple of classic Westlife songs - performed by Brian McFadden - who’s
been here in the country for three times now; during the Boyzlife tour
with Keith McDuffie, the Boyzone Farewell Show at the Mall of Asia Arena,
and his recent solo at the New Frontier Theatre featuring a duet with
Idol Philippines’ grand winner, Zephanie.






Zephanie performed a cover of “Kilometro” and “Isa Pang Araw”, and
showcase her vocal prowess in her winning piece “Pangarap Kong Pangarap Mo.”
She left the audience wanting for more, as her voice is such a breath of fresh air, clean, filled with such clarity and emotions.


As soon as she finished her set, it was followed by a montage of McFadden's journey throughout his music career. Fans were screaming, and he started off
with “When You're Looking Like That” and “World of Our Own.”


                            





So much about Brian's solo career has changed since his boyband days with
Westlife, and much better through the way he lights up any music venues, with just himself and his guitar. The night was made even sweeter when he performed Westlife's top hits such as "Swear It Again", "Mandy", "Queen of my Heart", "My Love" and a stripped-down version of "Flying Without Wings" - which by far was the most impressive performance he did that night - no band, no-frills, just him, his guitar, and his army of loyal fans singing along with him.


                                     



He also performed "These Arms of Mine", "Champagne and Wine" and a
lovely duet with Zephanie for "Almost Here."

But as soon as we thought his set was over, he was back on stage for a boyband medley. He did "Everybody" (Backstreet's Back), "If Ya Gettin 'Down", "What Makes You Beautiful", "Bye Bye Bye", "Everybody Get Up", "One Love", and "Never Forget."

Thank you to EKG Productions for the opportunity to cover this
memorable show.

December Avenue is Spotify's most streamed artist in PH for 2019


Today Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is officially revealing “Wrapped.” This annual end of year campaign announces the leading artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts that defined how 248 million people around the world listened to and discovered music and podcasts in 2019. 



Spotify can reveal that December Avenue is the Philippines’ most streamed artist this year. This is the first time an artist from the Philippines has taken the top spot on Spotify’s annual Wrapped Most Streamed Artist list. Rounding out a huge year for December Avenue, the band recently appeared on the first Asia-made Spotify Holiday Single, ‘A Perfect Christmas’ alongside Jose Mari Chan and other OPM stars.

This year’s Spotify Wrapped highlights the success of OPM as four out of five places in the Philippines’ Most Streamed Tracks of 2019 are by OPM artists, including Moira dela Torre, I Belong To The Zoo, This Band and Ben&Ben. The Most Streamed Song in the Philippines this year is an OPM collaboration between December Avenue and Moira Della Torre, - Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw.

Female voices were a force on Spotify in 2019, with Moira dela Torre taking the third Most Streamed Female Artist in the Philippines, following closely behind global superstars Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Billie Eilish, the second Most Streamed Artist globally had an earthshaking breakout year amassing 6 billion streams globally this year alone. Her album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is also 2019’s Most Streamed Album of the year on Spotify, marking the first time a female-led album has topped “Wrapped.”

Globally, the year’s Most Streamed Song is from the duo that took the Northern Hemisphere summer by storm: “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello with more than 1 billion streams, followed closely by Eilish’s hit track “bad guy” with more than 990 million streams. “Sunflower,” Malone’s collaboration with Swae Lee from the film Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse is the year’s third Most Streamed Track.

A snapshot of the “Wrapped” 2019 Top Philippines and Global results can be found below.


A DECADE WRAPPED
As this year also marks the close of the decade, for the first time in Spotify’s history, “Wrapped” also features “A Decade Wrapped;” taking a look back at the decade and examining the music, culture and streaming through the eyes of the fans, artists and creators that made it all possible, and in a way only Spotify can. With more than 28 billion streams to his name, DRAKE is our Most Streamed Artist of the decade. Rounding out the five most streamed artists this decade were Ed Sheeran (whose “Shape of You” is also the most streamed track of the decade with more than 2.3 billion streams); Post Malone; Ariana Grande and Eminem.

YOUR 2019 WRAPPED
Furthermore, later this week, Spotify will unveil personalized Spotify “Wrapped” which provides Spotify users with bespoke insights on the artists, songs, music genres and podcasts they listened to most, as well as fun facts like how many minutes of music they heard and how many songs they “liked.”  For the first time, listeners will be able to access this experience directly in the Spotify app on mobile and tablet and via a website at spotify.com/wrapped.  Additionally, Spotify is creating share cards highlighting fans’ personal tastes making it available for them to post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.

Spotify Wrapped 2019 Philippines Top Lists

Most Streamed Artists
  1. December Avenue
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Ed Sheeran
  4. Ben&Ben
  5. Ariana Grande

Most Streamed Male Artists
  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Khalid
  3. Post Malone
  4. Lauv
  5. Shawn Mendes

Most Streamed Female Artists
  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Moira dela Torre
  4. Camilla Cabello
  5. Billie Eilish

Most Streamed Local Artists
  1. December Avenue
  2. Ben&Ben
  3. Moira dela Torre
  4. This Band
  5. I Belong to the Zoo

Most Streamed Groups
  1. December Avenue
  2. Ben&Ben
  3. LANY
  4. BTS
  5. BLACKPINK

Most Streamed Tracks
  1. “Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw” - December Avenue, Moira dela Torre
  2. “Sana” - I Belong to the Zoo
  3. “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na” - This Band
  4. “Maybe the Night” - Ben&Ben
  5. Sunflower” - Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse - Post Malone, Swae Lee

Most Streamed Albums
  1. Lover - Taylor Swift
  2. Malibu Nights - LANY
  3. Hollywood’s Bleeding - Post Malone
  4. thank u, next - Ariana Grande
  5. Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

Spotify Wrapped 2019 Global Top Lists

  1. Post Malone
  2. Billie Eilish
  3. Ariana Grande
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. Bad Bunny

 Most Streamed Albums
  1. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? - Billie Eilish
  2. Hollywood’s Bleeding - Post Malone
  3. thank u, next - Ariana Grande
  4. No.6 Collaborations Project - Ed Sheeran
  5. Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

  1. “Señorita” - Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
  2. “bad guy” - Billie Eilish
  3. “Sunflower” - Post Malone, Swae Lee
  4. “7 Rings” - Ariana Grande
  5. “Old Town Road - Remix” - Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Camila Cabello
  5. Halsey

  1. Post Malone
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Bad Bunny
  4. Khalid
  5. J Balvin

Most Streamed Podcasts
  1. The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal
  2. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
  3. Gemischtes Hack
  4. Fest & Flauschig
  5. The Misfits Podcast

Most Streamed Podcast Genres
  1. Comedy
  2. Society & Culture
  3. True Crime
  4. News
  5. Health & Fitness

Check out Spotify’s  For The Record blog post which includes a custom downloadable Wrapped infographic which helps illustrate the extraordinary narratives that drove audio in 2019. Stream the decade’s top songs in our epic Playlist of the Decade here.

RUEL's Free Time World Tour on March 12 at Music Museum




It’s the RETURN of ARIA-award winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter RUEL for his highly anticipated ‘FREE TIME’ World Tour in MANILA!

The FREE TIME EP has already gathered over 100 million streams adding to 300+ million streams of his debut READY EP. This latest body of work is the next step in the evolution of an artist who began playing guitar and writing songs at only 8 years of age. It demonstrates Ruel’s maturity as a songwriter able take on any genre and unsatisfied staying in the lanes of Pop and RnB.

FREE TIME follows the release of Ruel’s debut READY EP, which earned him Multi-Platinum and Gold status with singles ‘Dazed & Confused’, ‘Younger’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’, leading to Ruel becoming the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist of The Year.

Inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake, Ruel first began playing guitar and writing his own material at the age of 8. Fast-forward to present day, the teenage musical prodigy has received co-signs from the likes of Shawn Mendes, Khalid, SG Lewis, Zane Lowe and Elton John. 


Tickets go on-sale on Saturday, December 21 at 10AM onwards via TicketWorld.com.ph or Call 8891-9999.
Presented by Wilbros Live