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Bouncin' out at MTV Music Evolution 2015

Last Sunday, I had a great opportunity to watch MTV Music Evolution which they gathered the best of talented rappers in the world of hip-hop scene.

In case you didn't know, MTV Music Evolution is a live music event that brings to life the evolution of a music genre and enables young people to experience and discover how music styles and sounds have evolved over the years. MTV Music Evolution marks its inauguration 2015 edition with a feature on hip hop, showcasing iconic and contemporary hip hop acts from both international and local music scenes on a single stage, while featuring the best of Philippine music and culture to international youth audiences.
Abra performed some of his songs at MTV Music Evolution

The said music event was held at the historic Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park. It was hosted by MTV Asia VJs Alan Wong and Hanli Hoefer as well as MTV Pinoy VJs Yassi Pressman and Chris Schneider. With a stellar line-up of homegrown local and international acts took the stage in celebration of iconic, and contemporary hip-hop music.
Gloc-9 strut his stuff on stage.
(Photo Credit - MTV Asia & Kris Rocha)


Though I'm not into the said genre, I enjoyed the night seeing Gloc-9, and Abra performed their hits. It makes me proud that these guys did their fair share to the local music scene. I was amused when he sang Sirena. He kicked the show off with his hits Upuan and Sumayaw Ka. I wept when he did an inspiring tribute to the late Francis M through the song Stars and Sun, and Kaleidescope World. 

The Philippines’ hottest hip hop act, Abra, who took the stage with Loonie, Ron Henley and his crew, Lyrically Deranged Poers brought down the house with a medley of 6 songs such as Poor Country, AP3 and Cerberus, among others. 

Pinoy pride Apl.de.Ap fired up the stage and performed some of Black Eyed Peas' popular songs.
(Photo credit: MTV Asia & Kristian Dowling)

One of the reason why I watched the said concert: I want to see Apl.de.ap performed in front of his Pinoy fans. The country's pride proved that he was truly home, as he did his set such as crowds' favorite, Bebot, The Apl Song, Be (performed along with Jessica Reynoso) and I Gotta Feeling. He ended his set with the Black Eyed Peas' hit Where is the Love?

DJ Cash Money did his thing on his turntable, and played a fusion of old and new school flava. (Photo credit:MTV Asia & Carla Barretto)

With the fusion of old school and new school flava, DJ Cash Money got the crowd in unison while played his turntable with a spectacular array of lasers around the venue. I witnessed a group of teenagers circled and did some cripwalk.

Then, YG opened his set along with DJ Goofy 500 and Slim 400, who performed BPT along with him. They did an energetic 15-song medley that included YG’s popular hits My Hitta, Don’t Tell Em, Who Do U Love, and I Just Wanna Party.
Treach of Naughty by Nature (Photo credit: MTV Asia & Ferdie Arquero)

One of the highlights that night when Grammy-award winning act Naughty by Nature entered the stage wearing custom-made shirts bearing the words ‘Filipino by Nature’. It's their first time to perform in the country. When they performed their famous and timeless songs like O.P.P., Hip Hop Hooray, Uptown, Craziest, and Feel Me Flow. Old school never dies! They wrapped up the night by giving the crowd a snippet of their rendition of Francis M.’s Kaleidescope World.
For those who missed out to watch MTV Music Evolution 2015, the show premieres on-air on Saturday, May 30 at 7.00pm (Manila time). 

MTV Music Evolution 2015 is presented by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), co-presented by Nestle® Drumstick® and major sponsors NestlĂ©® Kit Kat® and GlobeTM, supported by the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), with media partners Circuit magazine, Gist.PH, Inquirer.net, 99.5 Play FM, Wave 89.1, Oomph! Radio (Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga), WhenInManila.com, PhilippineConcerts.com, Scout Magazine, broadcast partners Cignal and Dolby, ride partner GrabTaxi, hotel partner H2O, post party partner Chaos at City of Dreams and roadshow venue partner, Robinsons Place Manila.
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Asia’s Got Talent judges released charity single “Let’s Groove”

After the successful Asia's Got Talent which our very own talent, El Gamma Penumbra won the title last night, Universal Music Group, FremantleMedia and AXN launched Asia’s Got Talent Judges “Let’s Groove” single.



The said track which was originally performed by the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire, has been re-recorded with a fresh new arrangement and production by David Foster featuring stunning vocals from all four AGT judges, Anggun, Melanie C, Vanness Wu and David Foster himself.

The judges performed “Let’s Groove” live at the grand finale of Asia’s Got Talent last night's broadcast through AXN and their affiliates across the Asia region with the pre-recorded studio version single available to download simultaneously. Those who missed the performance can catch a repeat broadcast on AXN or local broadcast.

Proceeds from the sale of this single shall be donated to charitable organizations committed to aiding victims of the earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015.

David Foster is a celebrated songwriter, producer, performer and recording artist with a horde of chart-topping global smash hits to his name, winning an astonishing 16 Grammy Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and three Oscar nominations for “Best Original Song.” Foster has worked with international stellar artists Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Maddona, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, and many more. The brand new compilation, “The Many Sides of David Foster”, is also available in digital stores via SPINNR.PH and iTunes starting today ---http://getmusic.lnk.to/ManySidesofDavidFoster . The physical CD version shall be available at Astroplus/Astrovision and Odyssey Music & Video stores soon.




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Indonesian born Anggun has sold more albums outside Asia than any other Asian artist, winning the 2014 World Music Award for best selling Indonesian Artist and represented her adopted country of France in the Eurovision Song Contest. She is heavily involved in environmental and humanitarian works, being appointed global ambassador for the United Nations twice.



Melanie C aka Sporty Spice is a member of the best-selling UK girl band in history the Spice Girls with massive chart success and platinum records worldwide. Her successful solo career includes global smash hit “When You’re Gone” with Bryan Adams.



American born Taiwanese artist Vanness Wu is most renowned as a member of popular F4 vocal group attached to the Taiwanese TV drama, Meteor Garden. His subsequent solo career delivered a swathe of chart-topping hits most notably in mandarin speaking Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and China plus collaborations with international artists Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Bruno Mars, and Beyonce. His acting career continues to flourish with appearances in Autumn’s Concerto one of the highest rating Taiwanese drama series and is currently the creative director for Reebok in Greater China.

Asia’s Got Talent is the widest reaching talent competition in the history of television. With acts of every variety from more than fifteen countries spanning a gamut of ages, Asia’s Got Talent has something for everyone.

Download Let's Groove and help the victims of Nepal earthquake.

Katy Perry ROARs in Manila!

From being one of the boys to giving you California dreams and now promoting positivity and letting the light in. Katy Perry is a global sensation with smash hits "Roar", "Dark Horse", "Unconditional Love" and "Birthday" from her latest album PRISM. Katy Perry has toured the world promoting her album with the theme of letting the light & positivity in. The Prismatic World Tour is 2014's highest selling tour for a female artist. The concert tour successfully made a stop in the Philippines brought by AEG Live. 

Katy Perry graced our country as the very first international artist to ever headline the biggest indoor arena in the world—the Philippine Arena. May 7, 2015 is one of the most memorable days a Katycat have experienced. A pre-concert party happened a few hours before the show, organized by AEG Live, Smart, Guess and the people from Katy Perry Philippines. Fans had the chance to shop for official merchandise, explore booths, join activities prepared by the fan club and win prizes. The official merchandise allowed fans to get limited concert memorabilia like an official tour book, light sticks, cat ears, button pins and official tour shirts. These activities/booths prepared Katycats for the performance Katy Perry has prepared and completed the Prismatic Tour experience. 

The fans roared as Katy Perry took the stage and performed the debut single from PRISM "Roar". Katy continued to impress the crowd as she emerge in different outfits and perform different tracks from her latest album. The stage was lit up by breath-taking visuals and props for each song. She didn't forget to perform her old hits, a remix version of "I Kissed A Girl", an acoustic performance of "Thinking Of You", "E.T.", "Teenage Dream" and the final/encore song "Firework" introducing the Prismatic Vision glasses. The Prismatic Vision glasses took the visuals on a whole different level allowing the fans to enjoy the visuals prepared. The highlight of the night was when she called out a fan who was wearing a replica of one of her outfits, she asked the fan named Marty to teach her some Tagalog words and in exchange, she took a selfie with Marty. Fans were very happy to see one of their fellow Katycat achieve his dream of meeting their queen. The estimated number of attendants who saw Katy Perry's The Prismatic World Tour is 30,000 making the concert tour one of the biggest to ever grace our land. 






Katy Perry successfully gave the crowd a night to remember. The crowd was able to forget their problems for a little while and allowed light and positivity to enter their minds—while dancing and singing to Katy Perry's tunes. Katy dedicated a song about loving people unconditionally to the 30,000 fans who saw her live. Katy Perry inspired fans to remove darkness from their body and just take the right path and allow positivity to come in. The fans didn't just pay to witness a great show, they paid to let the light in.