SONY MUSIC WEEKLY WRAP-UP | 03Oct – 12Oct 2011

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Here’s a re-cap from October 3 – 12, 2011.

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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.

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Rayver Cruz revealed his first single “143” off his self-titled album “Rayver” with a live performance on yesterday’s ASAP Rocks episode. For those who missed it, check out the video below:

Don’t forget to grab a copy of his debut album now available at major record stores for only P185. To get 143 as your ringback mo, text SF806 to 2332 globe, text GETSONG 5482996 to 2728 sun or text RAYVERC1 to 2728 smart. P15/15 days only.


Actor, dancer and now certified recording artist, RAYVER CRUZ will be launching his self-titled album tomorrow at ASAP Rocks with a LIVE performance of “143”, his first single from his self-titled debut album which is now out in stores.

Here’s the lyric video of “143.”

To get “143” as your ringback, text SF806 to 2332 (for Globe), text GETSONG 5482996 to 2728 (for Sun) or text RAYVERC1 to 2728 (for Smart).