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Sergio Mendes Celebrates 50 Years of Brasil ’66 at Smart Araneta Coliseum

World-renowned artist Sergio Mendes will take concert-goers through a breathtaking array of bossa nova hits in his upcoming concert on March 12 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Mendes’ concert tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of his seminal album, “Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66,” an opus of Brazil’s bossa nova king‘s successful musical career.
“Brasil ’66” was Mendes’ first album that put Brazilian music on the map in the 1960s through 1970s. It was produced by Herb Alpert and Mendes himself, with songs that integrated Latin jazz and bossa nova with elements of American pop music.
In 2011, the groundbreaking album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and went platinum based largely on the success of its single “Mas Que Nada,” sung entirely in Portuguese with soaring vocals by Lani Hall.
The album also appealed to pop audiences through Mendes’ versions of the Beatle’s “Day Tripper” and Little Anthony and the Imperials’ “Going Out of My Head.” Other songs included in the album were “the Look of Love,” “Chove Chuva,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Roda,” “Night and Day,” among others.
Mendes is the ultimate jazz-fusion icon who loves to constantly create new sounds with contemporary artists. In his 2006 album “Timeless,” Mendes worked with the Black Eyed Peas on a fresher version of his 1960s hit, “Mas Que Nada.” He also opened up the collaborative channels with other fresh artists like Jill Scott, India Arie, Justin Timberlake and Erykah Badu. More recently, he collaborated with John Legend, Carlinhos Brown and in his 2014 release “Magic”. The same album also featured the hit single, "One Nation," the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
A brilliant and prolific artist, Mendes has released 55 albums over the past five decades, including the Grammy Award-winning “Basileiro” in 1993 and “Bom Tempo” in 2010. In 2005, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making him one of the best Brazilian musicians of all time!

Buy your tickets to Sergio Mendes: A Celebration of 50 Years of Brasil ’66 concert on March 12 at the Big Dome. Visit TicketNet website for more details. 

Urban artist Jason Derulo brings his world tour in Manila on May 27 at Mall of Asia Arena

Today’s hottest and best-selling pop and urban artist, JASON DERULO is bringing his World Tour 2016 to Manila on May 27th live at the Mall of Asia Arena. Joining him as special guest for this concert tour is equally sucessful pop and EDM artist, REDFOO, one half of the team behind “Party Rock Anthem”, “Sorry for Party Rocking” and “Sexy And I Know It”, electro-pop dance duo LMFAO.

Jason Derulo has sold over 50 million singles worldwide and racked up over two billion views on YouTube and 1 billion plays on Spotify, thanks to his uncanny ability to find new angles to tried-and-true trends. This has led to 11 career-defining platinum singles, including “Want to Want Me,” “Whatcha Say,” "In My Head," "Ridin' Solo," "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "It Girl.” His radio audience is over 17 billion (with 11 of his songs reaching the Top 10 on the Top 40 charts include four #1’s) and he boasts over 20 million social media fans and followers.

Derulo’s 2014 album, Talk Dirty, spawned five platinum singles that sold a collective 16 million units worldwide including: “The Other Side,” “Talk Dirty” (feat. 2 Chainz), “Marry Me,” “Wiggle” (feat. Snoop Dogg), and “Trumpets” — propelling Derulo into an elite cadre of artists, including Drake, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, who have scored five platinum singles from one album. The track “Talk Dirty” itself sold over six million singles worldwide and became a No. 1 around the world, while dominating radio charts in the U.S. in 2014.
In addition, Derulo has sealed his reputation as a global chart-topping star. He was a five-time winner at the BMI Pop Awards, and was honored as its “Songwriter of the Year” in 2011. Derulo has also won three Teen Choice Awards and earned an array of international award nominations including MTV Video Music, MTV Europe Music, Billboard Latin Music, ARIA Music, American Music, NAACP Image and MOBO Awards. Most recently, he was nominated for an iHeart Radio Music Award for “Best Collaboration” with 2 Chainz for “Talk Dirty.”

Jason’s latest album, Everything is 4, further proves his genre versatility, stretching to the horizons of pop, dance, and R&B. It features the explosive pop tune, “Want To Want Me”, which became the most added track in the history of Top 40 radio, counted in by 156 monitored pop station, making it the largest Top 40 U.S. radio launch ever. Other chart-topping hits in the latest album include “Try Me” (feat. Jennifer Lopez and Matoma), “Cheyenne” and “Get Ugly”.
Jason Derulo’s World Tour 2016 with special guest Redfoo in Manila is presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets will go on-sale via For more information, call 374-2222 or 470-2222.

The Vamps, Before You Exit, The Tide with guests William Singe and Jayda Avanzado back-to-back in one night!

#3LOGISTAS were in for a treat as The Vamps, Before You Exit, The Tide with special guests William Singe and Jayda Avanzado performed at the Mall of Asia Arena last January 30th!
Before the much-awaited performances, fans got the chance to meet their favorite bands! Before You Exit signed copies of their single 'Model' a day before the concert at SM Megamall while The Tide and The Vamps held signings hours before the concert!
The hype started when Jayde Avanzado and William Singe opened the concert. Performing different covers like "Love Me Harder", "Where Are Ü Now" and "Hotline Bling". The crowd got so much louder when the Before You Exit banner was displayed—the fans went wild when Riley, Toby and Connor opened their set with "Dangerous"!
Immediately after BYE's set, The Tide performed some of their original songs and covers. The time has come for The Vamps to finally perform for their Filipino Vamily again. The feeling of tiredness after lining up for hours suddenly disappeared when the intro video played — The Vamps were worth waiting for.
                    The members of Before You Exit joined the band on-stage!
Even though Conor Ball was injured, he still played for their Manila fans although he had to cancel appearances in other countries to go home and rest. The band promised to come back every year because of the overwhelming support they get from the Philippines — and we are already waiting!

EXO brings two night of great KPOP music in Manila #GlobeKPop #EXOluXionInManila

Last January 23 and 24, Pulp Live World, Dream Maker Entertainment, S.M. Entertainment, and Glove Telecom held the biggest KPOP concert in Manila, EXO Planet 2 - The EXO' luXion.

Pinoy EXO-Ls excited to see Suho, Chanyeol, Sehun, Kai, Xiumin, D.O., Chen and Baekhyun performed on stage. One of our photographers, Benedict and his niece watched the first night.

EXO showed their dancing skills as they opened the show with “Overdose," Some of the songs that became part of their setlist are Sing For You, Unfair, and Baby Don't Cry.

With a massive crowd, huge stage and colorful silver lights, EXO'luXion was among the best KPOP concert held in the country. Fan projects were held during the first day, EXO-Ls held aloft banners with "We Promise Forever". 

Did you know that Chanyeol visited the Philippines nine years ago to study? Meanwhile, Xiumin and Kai wasn't able to dance along with the members of EXO due to their injuries. “I’m really sad that I couldn’t dance with the members. I really would like to have a concert in the Philippines every year,” said Xiumin.

The boys are grateful for the warmest crowd that they received during their two-night concert. Thank you Globe Telecom for a wonderful #GlobeKPOP experience.


1. Overdose
2. History
3. El Dorado
4. Don't Go
5. Playboy
6. Baby Don't Cry - Suho, Baekhyun, D.O & Chanyeol
7. My Answer - Baekhyun, Suho & D.O
8. The Star
9. Exodus
10. Peter Pan
11. XOXO
12. Lucky
13. 3.6.5
Ment + Hawak Kamay
14. Christmas Day
15. First Snow
16. Miracles In December - Baekhyun, Chen & D.O
17. Full Moon
18. Machine (Remix)
19. Drop That
20. Let Out The Beast (Remix)
21. Run (Remix)
22. Call Me Baby
23. Growl
Talk + PHIXO
24. Love Me Right
25. Sing For You
Talk + D.O & Kai's Birthday
26. Unfair

Chicago Symphony in Manila

And then it begins. My second photo assignment of the year is  a nine man gig, with Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, Jason Scheff, Tris Imboden, Keith Howland, Lou Pardini and Walfredo Reyes Jr. They are vibrant musicians who showcased signature tracks and undeniable chemistry onstage.

They keep themselves together despite occasional changes in members, they continue to surprise, amaze and inspire people no matter where they go. Their opening jam certainly caught everyone’s attention. Fans in attendance on Wednesday night at the Araneta Coliseum was undoubtedly high-spirited.

I must say that I appreciated their display of fab creativity in terms of musicality, and live performances of their popular hits deserves a standing ovation. Chicago had us rocking out for rest of the night. To sing lines of their greatest hits on your seats was great fun, it’s not singing with the radio anymore.

Chicago Live in Manila is the second concert they did since 2010. The opportunity to catch one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll bands live and in action is worth the effort to see.

An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have all been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. Among their most successful songs, which Filipinos consider endearing over the years, such as “If You Leave Me Now”, “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”, “Look Away”, “You’re The Inspiration”,  “Hard Habit To Break”, “25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, “Colour My World”, “Beginnings”, “Just You ‘N’ Me”, “I Don’t Wanna Love Without Your Love”, “Baby, What A Big Surprise” and “What Kind of Man I Would Be?”

In 2014, their debut album “The Chicago Transit Authority” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. This was followed by an announcement of their 2014 summer tour with REO Speedwagon, a televised performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards on CBS broadcast, and the release of “NOW” Chicago XXXVI in July 2014.

In Photos: Chicago Live in Manila

Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda performed the classic hit song "You're the Inspiration" with Chicago. He will again be performing live at the Music Museum this coming February 27 for his solo concert billed as Arnel Pineda: Love, Rock N’ Roll. Tickets are available at Ticketworld and Music Museum. Part of the proceeds will go to the Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc. (APFI).

Checkout Chicago’s set list HERE. Chicago Live in Manila is presented by Wilbros Live.