Showing posts with label Universal Records. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Universal Records. Show all posts

Kim Won-shik Drops New Song “To Be With You” As "What's Wrong with Secretary Kim" PH Soundtrack

At long last, Kim Won-Shik unveils his latest single, "To Be With You," featured as part of the soundtrack for the Philippine adaptation of "What's Wrong with Secretary Kim."

In general, the song reveals a profound narrative of enduring love, longing, and the unbreakable connection shared between two people.

Kim Won Shik's emotive performance in this captivating ballad promises to resonate deeply with audiences, adding a powerful layer to the acclaimed series adaptation that he’s also part of. The artist further enriches the emotional tapestry of the show, providing a fitting backdrop for moments of love, longing, and romance.

This lyrical choice for “To Be With You” paints a picture of a love so deep that it transcends the boundaries of time, evident in lines “Oh I don't know how long could I love you / Until the end of universe / To be with you my love”

Feelin’ Like A K-pop Star? UR Wants You To Audition This March 16-17!

Are you ready to showcase your talents and join the ranks of the extraordinary? This is your moment to shine on the global stage, captivate hearts, and leave an indelible mark on the international music scene.

Aspiring teen idols (15-19 years old), mark your calendars for March 16th and 17th for a chance to turn your dreams into reality!

If you have prior experience in dancing and singing or you have already tried joining talent shows, audition at 10F Universal Tower 1487 Quezon Avenue in Quezon City from 9am to 5pm and bring your A-game! This is your opportunity to step onto the international stage, make a name for yourself, and leave an indelible mark on the world.

Seo In Guk and Francine Diaz Unveil Magical Song Collaboration "My Love"

In a serendipitous encounter during Seo In Guk's record-breaking fan meet in Manila last year, a unique collaboration was born. The K-drama sensation and multi-talented artist, Seo In Guk, expressed his desire to work with emerging Filipino talent Francine Diaz.

The catalyst for this collaboration was a casual dinner meeting between In Guk and Francine's manager, John Ling.

During the dinner, the multitalented South Korean actor was captivated by Francine's rendition of “Pag-Ibig,” which resonated deeply with him. Despite any initial doubts Francine may have had about her singing prowess in comparison to In Guk's 'magical' voice, the seasoned singer sensed a dynamic synergy between them.

It’s a grand collaboration that nobody saw coming. Seo In Guk shared his enthusiasm for it, saying, "The song's content is about love, so I worked on it, thinking, 'Wouldn't it be fun to make it like a conversation that talks about love and goes back and forth about love?' and that process was just so much fun… I'm very thankful that I got to do that with Francine," as reported by Metro.Style.

You Know What Time It Is! Ken San Jose Releases New Single “Clock”

Ken San Jose, the multi-talented artist known for his mesmerizing dance moves and undeniable charisma, finally drops a new single called "Clock” under Universal Records Philippines.

Produced by the brilliant Solomon Stark, the track promises to be a superbly catchy one, combining Ken's soulful vocals with Stark's innovative production. (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO HERE)

"Clock" weaves a narrative of love, desire, and the anticipation of being reunited with a special someone because you just miss that person so much. It tells a story of yearning and excitement, capturing the essence of a connection that transcends time. The catchy chorus, with its rhythmic beats, is destined to become an anthem for those who appreciate the magic of love as the clock goes ticking.

In "Clock," Ken San Jose effortlessly delivers a fusion of playful pop and R&B, making it such an appealing song perfect for everyone’s next viral TikTok content. The song is now available on all major streaming platforms and its official music video is coming out this February so watch out!

Sandiwa Releases Empowering Single “Bahaghari (Halika Na)” To Promote Acceptance and Equality for the LGBTQ+ Community

Filipino band SANDIWA has released a new single that is set to inspire and uplift individuals, particularly those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. "Bahaghari (Halika na)" is a powerful and uplifting track that encourages individuals to embrace their true selves, including their sexual orientation, and not let societal pressures hold them back. 

The song's title, "Bahaghari," is a Filipino term that translates to "rainbow." This symbolic name is fitting as the song celebrates the beauty and vibrancy of individuality, just like the colors of a rainbow. The lyrics of the song encourage listeners to shed their fears and doubts, and instead, embrace their unique qualities and personalities.

Gloc-9’s “Labandero” Brings Great Motivation To An Unwavering Spirit

Aside from performing at different gigs and festivals, Gloc-9 started his 2024 strong with a new single, “Labandero”. It is a powerful and resonant track that weaves a compelling narrative of life's challenges and the unwavering spirit required to overcome them.

The rap song's catchy hooks and engaging rap verses deliver a universal message of hope and determination. Gloc-9 encourages listeners to confront life's difficulties head-on, drawing parallels between the process of laundering clothes and facing challenges with a head up high.

The metaphor of separating whites and colors serves as a poignant reminder to take care of oneself and embrace personal growth.

“Labandero” has an overall message that encourages hope and resilience in the face of life's uncertainties. Gloc-9 masterfully depicted the process of washing, rinsing, and hanging clothes as a symbolic representation of facing challenges, dealing with them, and moving forward. (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO HERE)

This new song by Gloc-9 is part of the recent OPM Rising playlist on Spotify. Time to stream it now on your favorite digital platforms.

TAN To Make Highly Anticipated Return To PH This September, Joins Universal Records PH Artist Roster

Filipinos really can’t get enough riding the Hallyu wave in the most passionate way possible. Filo K-Pop fans are just so loyal and amazingly supportive to their idols. A reason why every single K-Pop aficionados out there should prepare for a massive surprise this coming “BER” month!

Guess what, the charming and electrifying South Korean boy group TAN is all set to make a triumphant return to the Philippines this coming September. Adding to the excitement, it has been officially announced that TAN, signed under Think Entertainment will be also joining the esteemed Universal Records Philippines artist roster, elevating their career to new heights and will endeavor to achieve a broader reach on the Philippine music market.

Gloc-9 Reminisces His Humble Beginnings In “Kamusta Ka Na”

Gloc-9 has a brand new offering this month of May!

Life comes full circle as our Paboritong Makata reminisces his humble beginnings as a dreaming lad from the municipality of Binangonan in Rizal, looking up at the starlit night wishing that one day he’ll become part of the constellation of famous rap stars. And from that certain perspective, he crafted a song called “Kamusta Ka Na”.

The song is simple yet profound introspection. It is a monologue where Gloc-9 chats to his young self; looking back to the tune when he took the road less travelled.

The journey of the seemingly countless rejections, armed with only his unwavering belief that with each trial he surpassed is one step closer to making his dream become a reality. 

Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz Drop Swoon-Worthy Version Of “Pag-ibig Na Kaya”!

Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz are taking their electric chemistry to the next level with the much-anticipated release of “Pag-ibig Na Kaya”, their first-ever official collaboration under Universal Records. 

This fresh musical team up of JulieVer is a remake of the popular mid 2000s love song, originally performed by Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go. It also once served as the official soundtrack of Korean drama series Princess Hours when it was aired here as a primetime show in the Philippines.

They’ve been doing and posting fun and super sweet song covers online for a while now, and had a very successful JULIEVERSE Concert last year so this beautiful love ballad effortlessly demonstrates both Julie Anne and Rayver’s vocal chops. It just proves that these two stars and now real-life couple don’t just look good together, their commanding harmony builds an irresistible sound that makes this rendition so good and genuinely appealing to hear.

Korean Actor Kim Won-Shik To Grace Universal Records PH’s First-Ever Mini-Series!

You can actually call him ‘Sam’ and he’s ready to shine brighter in ‘Pag-ibig’ Na Kaya!

Universal Records, one of the biggest and most-known record labels here in the Philippines just produced its first-ever online mini-series and it’s set to launch this February 2023!

Of course, for a long-time and reputable organization that helped in bringing countless OPM hits for decades, this said show is aptly named after a famous song. This year, everyone is bound to witness a very sweet love story in “Pag-ibig Na Kaya”, led by the now real-life couple Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz. It is written by JP Lopez and directed by Niq Ablao.

The entire cast will be announced very soon but to spice things up, this show will be graced by a talented Korean actor, Kim Won-Shik, billed to be the second male lead for this show, that is all about love… and its many forms.

Jay Garche Gives Heart-Rending Stripped Back Version Of Hit Love Song “Mahal Na Mahal”

Jay Garche releases his own version of “Mahal Na Mahal”, the hit love song that made lots of hearts melt with its profoundly romantic lyrics. (WATCH OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO HERE)

The song, which was originally popularized by Archie D in 1991 revived its pop stardom when Sam Concepcion did his lovable rendition back in 2013 as part of his Infinite album under Universal Records. This 2022, you will surely love to hear Jay Garche’s own take of this song which features a simple yet compelling stripped-back piano arrangement. It injects such a bittersweet flavor to the already known love song.

The Voice Teens Season 2 runner-up turned UR artist already finished recording the song in August and believes that it’s perfect to release the song right away. He’s also set to unveil an official music video for “Mahal Na Mahal” later this year. It follows the release of his debut original single “Hayaan Lang” last June.

Don’t sleep on this version and stream it on your favorite digital streaming platforms!

Stream “Mahal Na Mahal”:

Spotify Lyric Video Audio Clip

LOOK: These Universal Records Artists Are Nominated in The 35th Awit Awards!

The 35th Awit Awards recently announced the list of nominees and a good number of talented artists and releases under Universal Records Philippines received respective nominations in various categories.

This year, the music recognition show teamed up with Philippine Association of Recording Industries (PARI) along with popular music brand MYX to present this year’s nominees last September 23, 2022.

UR artists who got nominated include Christian Bautista for Best Song Written for a Movie/TV/Stage Play (“Tuloy Ka Lang”), Shanti Dope for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Recording (“Ikaw” feat. Pino G & Jobe Nkemakolam and “Peekaboo” feat. Skinny G.), and Ice Seguerra for Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording (“Wag Kang Aalis”)

Gloc-9 Has A New Propelling Single “Di Umiinom” Featuring Hero

Five down, three more to go! Our Paboritong Makata moves along his lyrical journey with what will be his Pilak album, a musical celebration to mark his 25 illustrious years in the Philippine music industry.

Before the month of August ends, Gloc-9 unveils "Di Umiinom", the 5th single for this upcoming anniversary album and this time around, he shares limelight with Hero, another young buck in the Asintada Management's stable of talents.

Sometimes when someone gets badly hurt and reaches their breaking point, they tend to perform deeds that they don’t usually do, or haven’t done before. Perhaps that act is a coping mechanism to escape all the pain and sadness that they feel. That’s how the song “Di Umiinom” was formulated by the veteran rapper.

Get Ready To Rock With Paolo Sandejas Live At Alabang Town Center This Weekend!

Since you guys “waited for too long” for this, it’s now happening!

OPM fans from the South of Metro Manila, prepare your wild cheers as singer-songwriter Paolo Sandejas is all set to do his first-ever solo mall show at the Ayala Malls Alabang Town Center this weekend!

Alabang Town Center’s Town Nights has been consistently committed in giving OPM artists a very good spotlight to perform and showcase their own brand of music with much pride to a greater audience. And since this is Paolo’s first-ever solo mall show, he’s more than excited to connect with all of his listeners through his original songs live on stage!

And since it’s a special milestone for him, Paolo will exclusively premiere the official music video of “Sorry” so make sure you’re there and be one of the first ones to watch it!

BREAKING: BTS’ V Is Having Fun Vibing With Universal Records Artist Paolo Sandejas’ “Sorry” On His DRIVE VLOG

Left: UR Artist Paolo Sandejas Right: V of BTS (screengrab from BTS BLOG V Drive Vlog | BANGTANTV YouTube)

After being the only Filipino artist chosen to perform at the GMA (Golden Melody Awards) in Taiwan last June 26, 2022, Paolo Sandejas has a new milestone on his music career.

The young Universal Records Philippines singer-songwriter can’t believe his eyes when Kim Tae-hyung aka V of world-renowned South Korean boyband BTS included his song “Sorry” on his DRIVE VLOG playlist, uploaded today (July 09, 2022) just in time for ARMY Day.

Gary Valenciano Premieres New Music Video For “Pwede Pang Mangarap”

Today, OPM icon Gary Valenciano shares a brand new accompanying music video for his latest heart-on-sleeve and empowering single, “Pwede Pang Mangarap.” The recently released track is a collaborative effort between Gary’s team and his home label for over 30 years, Universal Records, and is a motivational anthem inspired to empower MSMEs to overcome the dream-crushing effects of the pandemic, as well as to revive our economy and our lives.

The #GaryVPwedePangMangarap music video also celebrates an awe-inspiring father-son tandem in spirit of Father’s Day this year, since it’s a lovely effort from Mr. Pure energy himself and his son Gabriel Valenciano, who directed the brilliant three-minute visual under Manila Genesis Entertainment and Management. Inc and GV Productions Inc. 

Gloc-9 Has A Confession To Make In His New Single “Kumpisal” Featuring Skusta Clee

The one and only Makata Sa Pinas Gloc-9 is releasing yet another single this May! This new song is called "Kumpisal", the Filipino rap icon’s third release for his Pilak album in celebration of his 25th anniversary in the Philippine music industry. Joining him in this string-fueled and vibrant collaboration is Skusta Clee, who’s undoubtedly one of the most popular rap artists on the OPM scene today.

Written and composed by Gloc-9 with musical arrangement, mixed, and mastered by Thyro Alfaro, "Kumpisal" looks into the dynamics of the Catholic sacrament of confession from the perspective of a confessee.

The lyrics? It’s classic Gloc-9 in his prime that you’ve always loved — bathed in cryptic word play and ethereally anthemic that even this mundane topic can transform into a poetic masterpiece. Gloc-9 said that he already wrote different songs on various topics, but releasing a song about religion and spirituality? Not yet. Thus, this song was carefully crafted and was made possible this year.

Gary Valenciano’s “Pwede Pang Mangarap” Is A Powerful Anthem About Hope and Encouragement

Gary Valenciano has unveiled a brand new song “Pwede Pang Mangarap”, released under Universal Records. It’s the type of buoyant, morale-boosting track that transports listeners to a much-needed ray of hope as we dare to rise above the seemingly dream-crushing effects of the pandemic.

The pandemic may be making its way out of our lives slowly but its aftereffect is still felt by many, especially amongst those who have been striving to stay afloat in the world of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises. Some have had to stay closed for two years, while others have just had to shut down indefinitely. Thus, this uplifting track from Mr. Pure Energy came to life.

“Pwede Pang Mangarap” was made possible with the cooperation of The Association of the Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) and it’s the official TVC of BUYanihan, a known collective of brands, retailers, and MSMEs that aims to empower the Filipino entrepreneurs and help them highlight their world-class products. (WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE)

Gloc-9 Harks Back To His Legendary Music Career, Drops Latest Single “Pilak”

“Alam kong bawal tumigil at hindi dapat huminto, ‘Yang ang payo ko sayo para di ka mabigo. Salamat sa lahat ng nag bukas sakin ng pinto. Ok nako sa pilak kahit na di maka ginto”

Universal Records is proud to honor Gloc-9’s astounding impact on the Filipino music scene throughout his illustrious career. This year, the iconic “Makata sa Pinas” marks his 25th year in the industry and as a grand celebration, he is slated to release a brand-new album which will be called “Pilak”.

And this March, Gloc-9 proudly releases the title track of his anniversary album, which encompasses a mixture of powerful storytelling about his unrivaled hustle and learnings for two and a half decades and enchanting hip-hop melodies. With pure emotional honesty, the veteran rapper also thanked his solid supporters over the years who helped him achieve all the accolades and milestones that he reached. There’s no denying that “Pilak” is a song borne from the heart of a very thankful seasoned artist.

Shanti Dope’s “Amatz” makes it to the Top 10 of Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart

Not so long ago, Shanti Dope was given a spotlight in the international scene when his song ‘Amatz’ was featured in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, currently being aired on Disney+. Today, Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart announced on Twitter that this hit single ranked #10 alongside top singles from prominent KPop Artists, shy of 2 weeks from his stint with the popular series.

The Billboard Charts rank songs and albums in the United States and other parts of the globe based on their sales, streams, and airplay. Aside from Shanti Dope’s “Amatz”, the only Filipino hit single that made it to the Billboard Charts was “Tala” by Sarah Geronimo, ranking #12 back in 2020.

Written by Shanti Dope himself and Lester “DJ Klumcee” Vaño, “Amatz” has been making the headlines since its release in March 2019 under Universal Records. Shanti, a young local hiphop artist, continues to flourish with his international achievements since 2018 when he notably teamed up with American pop singer Sabrina Carpenter for the song “Almost Love.”

Watch the “Amatz” official music video on Universal Records YouTube Channel and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all digital stores worldwide under Universal Records.