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Iconic hitmaker OneRepublic set to perform on MTV Music Evolution 2016

 MTV Music Evolution Manila is back for more fun again in the Philippines! Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines reprises its collaboration with MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), and marks the return of MTV Music Evolution Manila to the Philippines on Friday, 24 June 2016. This will be the second year the award-winning* show will be held in the Philippines and in 2016, the one-night only live music event will celebrate pop music like never before – enabling fans to experience and discover the evolution of pop music and its dance influence that keeps fans moving. MTV Asia reveals its first act, iconic international pop band and prolific hitmaker, OneRepublic, who returns to the Philippines for its second performance since 2013.

“Stoked to be going back to Manila again! We can’t wait to meet everyone for an awesome dance party at MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016!” – OneRepublic
Despite starting their career as an alternative rock band, OneRepublic has emerged as one of the biggest pop bands over the last decade, integrating dance influences successfully in several of their international iconic pop hits like its smash “Counting Stars”, “Secrets”, “Feel Again”, “Love Runs Out” and more. The band has a sound signature recognizable everywhere by its legions of fans, with their music played in clubs, including club remixes. OneRepublic has also collaborated with world acclaimed DJs such as Alesso. The band has recently been in the studio recording their 4th album.
MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 will showcase iconic and contemporary international music artists and the hottest new acts in both the regional and local music scenes on a single stage, while featuring the best of Philippine music and culture to international youth audiences. Further details of MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016, including venue and additions to the artist line-up, will be announced in the run up to the event. The free-entry** event is recorded live for global telecast under the MTV World Stage global series, to an international audience of more than three-quarters of a billion households in over 160 countries.

“We’re thrilled to return with MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016. Manila is an iconic city renowned for its rich music and dance culture. With robust music fans, Manila is naturally one of the top cities for us to return with our music events in Asia,” said Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Asia. “The 2015 history-making show was a huge success. And, it could not have been possible without the strong collaboration with Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines. We’re looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better experience with a celebration of pop and its dance influence at MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016, bringing thousands of people from around the Philippines and across Asia.”
“The Philippines is delighted to host MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 and to make it a mainstay event on Visit the Philippines calendar. Last year’s inaugural MTV Music Evolution Manila helped put the Philippines on the map of international music and served as a global stage for the world to be introduced to Filipino acts too. We look forward to welcoming international and regional fans and artists to Manila. And we invite young people to come experience our music culture in the Philippines,” said Domingo Ramon ‘Chicoy’ Enerio III, Chief Operating Officer, Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines.

OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single “Apologize”, which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced three singles: “All the Right Moves”, “Secrets” and “Good Life”. 
OneRepublic’s third studio album Native, was released in March 2015 where it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set produced the hit singles “If I Lose Myself”, “Feel Again”, “Love Runs Out”, “I Lived” and “Counting Stars”, which reached #1 at Top 40 radio and has sold over 10 million downloads. OneRepublic has toured the world headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe and is currently working on a new album.

Legendary singer Kenny Rogers set for his Final World Tour in Manila on August 11

The long wait is over. Grammy Award-winning superstar Kenny Rogers is finally performing in Manila on August 11, 2016  at the Smart Araneta Coliseum presented by Ovation Productions.

Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during Rogers’ final world tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal. 
The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his catalog of 24 Number One hits including “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love ToTown,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” “She Believes In Me,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “You Decorated My Life,” and “Buy Me A Rose.” His other hits include Someone Who Cares, You and I, Love Song,Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer, among others. 

Incredibly, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000’s, 2010’s). He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Solo Artists of All Time, according to the RIAA. Rogers has won many awards for his music and charity work, including three GRAMMY Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and in 2015, Rogers was awarded the CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award.

Here are some of Kenny Rogers hits.

Of great music and Kanye West at Paradise International Music Festival

With hopes of uniting all genres of music into one musical event, Boardworks Media Entertainment introduced Paradise International Music Festival. It was held yesterday, April 9, 2016 at the Aseana City Open Grounds in ParaƱaque City which aims to be the country's very own Coachella Music Festival and Glastonbury Music Festival.


Paradise had so much to offer their audience beginning with the announcement of Kanye West's performance, followed by the YouTube and pop sensation Austin Mahone. The hype didn't stop there, Paradise announced the performance of The Airplane Boys from Canada, Cheats, Yolanda Moon, Giniling Festival, Lenses, international and local EDM acts like Afrojack, Rudimental, Rivero, Jessica Milner, Katsy Lee, DJ Nina with Joyce Pring.

Shedding more light to OPM, Paradise welcomed Up Dharma Down with the AVIMA winner Armi Millare as their vocalist, Itchyworms, Clara Benin, and Maude.

Clara Benin

Cheats' Saab Magalona

Powerful performance by 4th Impact

DJ Nina and the alluring Joyce Pring


The said international music festival started as early as 10AM at the Aseana City Open Grounds opened by Lenses, Giniling Festival, Maude, Yolanda Moon, a crazy set by DJ Katsy Lee, The Airplane Boys and Cheats.

Clara Benin played soulful music followed by a nostalgic performance by Hale after their hiatus. 

At the second stage, people danced to the beats of Jessica Milner and DJ Nina with the help of Joyce Pring.

After slaying the X-Factor UK, 4th Impact performed songs for their Filipino fans after the said competition.

At sunset, Itchyworms played songs the audience definitely know like "Akin Ka Nalang", their performance definitely got the crowd to sing their hearts out.

People couldn't contain their excitement for the headliners but Up Dharma Down took the main stage and performed hits after hits.

The time has come for the fun to begin with Austin Mahone's set, the pop sensation performed new versions of his old songs and songs off his new release "This Is Not The Album".

Rudimental took the second stage and played songs that got the audience to dance and be hyped!

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa opened his set with the hit "Black & Yellow" with the audience's help, of course. Performing hits after hits, Wiz and his boys threw water at the audience and the rapper even smoked weed while performing! The last song Wiz Khalifa performed is his Billboard hit — See You Again.

Shortly after the set of Wiz Khalifa, the hip-hop legend Kanye West aka "Yeezus" took the main stage — he even brought his lights for his Manila audience making the experience memorable! The rapper performed songs off from his latest album,"The Life of Pablo" such as "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2" and "Famous." He also sang "Ultralight Beam", and "Stronger" for the first time after its album release. The performance of Yeezus lasted for an hour and a half — and Manila couldn't get enough!

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The fun didn't stop there, Afrojack played beats for more than an hour followed by DJ Rivero, Manila partied the night away.

Paradise International Music Festival was a legendary night, fans were united into one "paradise" wherein they can feel and experience all genres of music in one night. Music enthusiasts and concert junkies definitely belong under one Paradise.

Special thanks to Joseph Maquirang for the photos.

Culture Club Featuring Boy George Live in Manila!

Who would have expected that one of the biggest ‘80s pop groups, Boy George and the Culture Club, are back together for a major concert tour? This news doesn't get much cooler for all their Filipino fans with the announcement of a Philippine Leg slated on June 17 and 18, 8PM at the Araneta Coliseum. As the title of their song says, “It’s A Miracle”!


Formed in 1981 in London, Culture Club is known for smash hits “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” “Karma Chameleon,” “Miss Me Blind,” “The War Song,” “Love is Love,” among other chart-toppers. The group achieved worldwide success in the Eighties, scoring three Top Ten U.S. hits from their debut album, Kissing to Be Clever, and becoming the first group to hit that milestone since the Beatles.

Composed of Boy George (lead vocals), Jon Moss (drums), Mikey Craig (bassist) and Roy Hay (guitar), Culture Club rode a wave of pop hits and sold more than 10 million copies of their album Colour By Numbers and captured the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The said album is included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 1980s.

The band broke up in 1986 and got back together in 1998. Their last album, Don't Mind If I Do, was released in 1999. In November 2014 the band released “More Than Silence”, their first single from their upcoming album called Tribes, expected for release this year.

There wouldn’t be any point in doing it if it wasnt everybody. I think when bands try to come together and they got like a different singer or a different drummer, it’s never quite the same. Theres a kind of magic about those four people that created the band,” says the flamboyant Boy George about Culture Club’s reunion.

After all these years, Culture Club has not missed a beat! The group kicked off with their tour last year and their fans are really happy to see them back on stage.

Boy George, who is now regularly seen as a judge in The Voice U.K., is excited to perform for their Filipino fans. He expects it to be one big party and a celebration of one’s individuality.

George said, “We’re rewriting the story of Culture Club. This concert tour will be a new chapter and will definitely be part of the band’s history. And we’d like all our supporters, fans, and everyone to be part of that story.”

Culture Club Featuring Boy George is a must-watch concert as it happens live for the first time in Manila, presented by Royale Chimes Concert & Events Inc. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketnet (911-5555). For more info, call (0918) 497-2121 and (0906) 418-0786.

Celebrates music and digital technology at OPPO Music Fest

Last March 18, global technology brand OPPO collaborates with some of the best artists in the local music scene held the biggest Phone x Music Festival at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds.

The OPPO Music Fest included performances by Marc Marasigan, Victor Pring, Marga on Mic, Kat DJ, and Deuce Manila’s Patty Tiu. OPPO brand ambassador Sarah Geronimo opened the event at the Makati Globe Circuit Event Grounds with her hit songs “Perfectly Imperfect” and “Tala.” Up Dharma Down also drew large crowds of fans who sang along to the band’s hits including “Tayong Dalawa,” “Sana,” “Oo,” “Park,” “Tadhana,” and “Indak.”

 “Most of our customers are young, with technology and music being integral parts of their culture and digital lives,” said OPPO Philippines’ brand marketing manager Stephen Cheng. “What better way to celebrate both than by organizing a phone-slash-music festival. We hope that through this activity, we get to support the local music scene as well.”