MUSIC NEWS ROUND-UP | Week of Sept 23 – 29, 2013

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Here are the latest news about your favorite OPM & US artists (Week of September 23 to 29, 2013)


  • Jonalyn Viray releases the music video for her single ‘Help Me Get Over.’ The video also stars GMA7 heartthrob, Aljur Abrenica, watch it here
  • Filipino Fab Four, the Eraserheads now made into limited-edition vinyl figure u can add to your toy collection! …
  • Jullie Anne San Jose and her leading man Kristoffer Martin releases the music video for “I’ll Be There”, themesong of Kahit Nasaan Ka Man, their new romantic/drama series on GMA 7
  • Enrique Gil’s full music video for his first single “OHA! (Kaya Mo Ba ‘To)” from his debut album King Of The Gil is finally out, watch now
  • Ely Buendia w/ his band Pupil performs “Haunted” during the Bang Bang Alley World Premier after party. This is the theme song of the film, watch the live clip here
  • Moonstar88 performs their hit ‘Migraine’ on Tower Sessions (Off Season Episode), watch it here
  • Richard Yap’s Don’t Know What To Do, Don’t Know What To Say theme song for Dingdong Dantes & Bea Alonzo’s She’s The One


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Classical/cross-over group The Opera Belles composed of Allison, Lara and Jam are this weeks guest judge on the number one morning variety show “Showtime.” The girls are currently promoting their single “Sundo” off their self-titled debut album which also includes “Heaven” the current theme song of GMA7’s koreanovela ‘The Big Thing.’

Check out the photos of The Opera Belles on Showtime below and LIKE to see more!

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For those who missed La Diva‘s debut performance of “Kasiping Ka” on GMA7’s Sunday variety show SOP, here’s the clip.


Kasiping Ka” is the carrier single from La Diva’s new album which will come out 1st week of December. Also included in the album is their version of “Angel’s Brought Me Here,” the theme song for GMA 7’s upcoming koreanovela “Queen Seon Duk.” Check out their performance below:



Gian MagdangalThe boy who first got a taste of the performing stage while still in school (he was part of the Kundirana in DeLa Salle Greenhills) continues to make surefire hits aimed at the big league via his latest, a very first solo album under Sony Music. 

Gian Magdangal will be launching his debut outing called “Love Tracks” (which he describes as “lifelong dream come true”) on GMA-7’s Sunday variety show “SOP” on April 5. The “SOP” mainstay joined the show shortly after winning the second highest honors in the coveted “Philippine Idol” in 2006 when it was first mounted by ABC-5. 

Handsome and well-mannered, Gian Magdangal easily emerged as the “face and the voice” to make a difference in that batch. His manager, Sandra Chavez of Artist House knows this fully well and her belief in Gian’s talent is so much that she held on to him alone. 

From that batch, Gian indeed, is the one. Not only is he gifted with the looks. His voice, honed through stints in several singing groups and performances on theater, is also amazingly real. Gian’s gift also comes with this outstanding ability to conquer his audience. His stage presence and charm is undeniably strong. No doubt the stage is home to this fine artist. 

The album is a product of intense collaboration between him, album producer Jimmy Antiporda and Sony Music’s A&R director Vic Valenciano. Gian expresses how proud he is of the outcome of this team effort. He said, “Love Tracks’ was made for all those people who believe in me. The songs you’ll find here are those that have been much-requested from me, collectively, from all the performances I had.” 

Gian said that doing this album made him figure that songs from the 80s and 70s era are the ones that his audience loves hearing from him. “We concluded in that manner that my audience comes predominantly from the 80s and the 70s,” he said with a smile.

The tracks in Gian’s debut album were carefully selected, and the artist’s voice soars and never disappoints. Each song was given unpretentious and unique arrangements. The complete track listing: “Lovely Day,” “Everything I Own” which is the carrier single in the album (its music video shot at Vivere Suites), “Love Will Keep Us Alive,’ “Fallen,” “Turn Back The Clock,” “Babe,” “Sharing The Night Together,” “Harvest for the World,” “She’s Always a Woman To Me,” “The Best of Me,” “I Can Dream About You,” “It Ain’t Over (Til It’s Over),” and the only original song in the album written by Gian “How Do I Make You Love Me?” 

Gian says that those who know him will easily find out that traces of his musical influences will be gleaned from the cuts in the recording. “All my interpretations will reveal those influences – Robbie Williams, John Mayer, John Legend, Eraserheads, Beatles, U2, Rivermaya, etc.” 

The one thing that makes Gian truly grateful about this album is that he was given free rein by the Sony execs and producer to record his vocals the way he wants to. “It was at first because my schedule wouldn’t jibe with that of Jimmy’s. So Jimmy thought of giving me the special microphone to bring home so I can experiment on recording my tracks at my pace. And I did,” he said. 

Gian is also elated over the fact that his creative inputs were taken seriously. “I am truly proud how this album turned out. It originally had a complete revivals list but after recording everything, I suggested if we could include at least one original song and they were very receptive. Timing naman that I had this song, which Jimmy helped me put together, and they said yes to it.” 

He told us of how the song “How Do I Make You Love Me?” came about. “Sheree and I had a fight one time. It was that kind of emotion that propelled me to write this song. It basically asks a person how he makes a loved one feel loved and cherished?”

Gian is now a proud father to a little boy, Gian Haley who is 10 months old, by his partner Sheree (also a singer and actress like himself). 

He said he has matured a lot when he sired a son. “I am more conscious of my responsibilities. Aside from this new family I have with Sheree, I am breadwinner to my own family. I am sending my younger sibling to school because my parents have both retired already. Sometimes the pressure is just too much but they help me focus on the more important things now,” he bared. 

Gian says he sees he and Sheree walking down the aisle in the future.



Celebrate the success of Beyonce’s latest hit “Single Ladies” and be part of the “Beyonce’s Single Ladies Party” to be held in major Robinsons Malls. The event will feature on-the-spot contests and dance numbers by Sexbomb Girls.


February 15 Sun Robinsons Metro East

February 21 Sat  Robinsons Starmills

March 7 Sat        Robinsons Imus

March 8 Sun       Robinsons Manila

March 14 Sat      Robinsons Sta Rosa

March 15 Sun     Robinsons Nova market



Show us your Beyonce-dance moves for “Single Ladies” and win exclusive “Beyonce Single Ladies” merchandise plus other cool prizes!



You can also join and watch the “Beyonce Single Ladies Dance Contest” happening on GMA7’s “SIS” program on the following dates:



February 6 to 8   Audition day to be held at GMA 7

February 13        Announcement of the 30 semi–finalist

February 16        Launch of the Single Ladies Dance Contest

                          Held every Monday, Wednesday & Friday; and

                          Eliminations every Friday

March 6              Grand Finals of Beyonce “Single Ladies Dance Contest”




Grab a copy of Beyonce’s “I’am…Sasha Fierce” album now!