Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 4 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 7 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Awards and 11 Billboard Awards. Clarkson’s last effort, 2009’s All I Ever Wanted debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced the smash singles “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Already Gone.”
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Well-known for his agile dancing ability, Rayver Cruz is also an accomplished young actor and is quite the charmer when it comes to the fans. He started his career at a very young age and is still going strong. In fact, his relationship with the lovely Ms. Cristine Reyes has been trending social networks, tabloids and celebrity TV shows for a few months now.
“I’ve been singing since I was 9 years old but I’m always a dancer at heart” says Rayver during one of his interviews. His nimble dance moves backed-up by his good looks makes him one of the country’s most sought-after actors.
Sony Music noticed the potential of Rayver as a recording artist when his management team gave a copy of his previous recordings.“This guy has a good singing voice but can he “really” sing?” Quipped a Sony Music executive during a Sony meeting.
To their surprise, during the recording of his five-song self-titled EP, the Sony A&R team and record Producer Jonathan Ong (Gloc 9/Kiss Jane/Parokya ni Edgar), were stunned on how efficient Rayver was recording in the studio. “He finished three songs during the first session… Most recording artists finish just one song during a session. ” Added producer Jonathan Ong. “I mean he knows what to do, he’s an excellent singer who knows how to sing properly in a recording and most importantly, he can sing a song and mean it.”
“I’ve been recording countless songs for ASAP but this is first ever proper album.” added Rayver who even sang his own back-up vocals in the EP. “Astig yung experience ko sa studio recording the album. Everybody was so kind and patient with me. Everything went smooth.”
“Mostly R&B and dance songs are on my playlist” says Rayver. Fitting since the EP mainly consists of songs in these genres.
Rayver the EP includes 5 songs: “Alam Mo Naman”, “143”, a fresh take on Ariel Rivera’s hit song-“Mahal Na Mahal Kita”,“Have Fun Go Mad” feat. Sheng Belmonte (formerly from Pinoy Dream Academy) and “I.O.I.O” feat. Jaq Dionisio of Kiss Jane (Lagi).
“RAYVER” is now out in CDs under Sony Music Entertainment and is available on all major record stores nationwide. To download Rayver’s music on your mobile phones, just text SONY to 3456.
Catch the newest acoustic artist Stephanie Dan live on Easy Rock Mall Tour this Friday, July 15, 2011 at Robinsons Midtown Malate.She will also be joined by Princess and Tricia Garcia. This is a must-watch event for all acoustic lovers, so be sure to see them live this weekend!
Newly signed Sony Music artist, Mark Alain has recently released the music video for his single “Maghihintay“. The song has been consistently in the top 10 of 90.7 Love Radio and 101.1 Yes FM Countdown since last year and this 2011, the singer is getting ready to bring more topnotch OPM songs from his self-titled album that is set to come out this month.
Are you a fan of Adam Lambert on Facebook? Then you must have seen the series of messages posted for his Filipino fans. Adam is headed to Manila for his “Glam Nation Tour” concert on October 10, 2010 at SM Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds and judging from the comments left by his Pinoy fans, they’re all excited to see him ~ we all do!!! So to those who haven’t got their tickets yet, visit TicketWorld now or call 8919999.