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Ruby Ibarra, JR Aquino and Kiana V performed at a special LIVE MYX taping during GRAMMY weekend. For the very first time, the annual GRAMMY awards will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans and music industry professionals celebrated music's biggest week for the first time in Sin City. Our concert was held at 24 Oxford inside the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

24 Oxford is located inside the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (A Curio Collection by Hilton)

The show was filmed to air on our MYX global TV network & multi-media platform for our “MYXtape” series that highlights the best in Filipino talent from around the world. Watch highlight videos of the performances this May, celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Catch Ruby Ibarra and Kiana V on the red carpet GRAMMY night:

More info on the performers below alongside videos of their performance:

RUBY IBARRA

Born in the Philippines, Ruby spent the first 4 years of her life in Tacloban City before her family eventually settled in San Lorenzo, California. Submerged in the melting pot of the Bay Area, Ruby’s adolescent years introduced her to a wide array of cultures, experiences, and most importantly: hip hop, which resonated at every corner of her neighborhood.
As a teenager, Ruby began crafting her own rhymes until she began to develop her own style and became comfortable with sharing her story. She quickly picked up music production shortly there after and eventually started performing publicly, starting in the college and local venue circuits.

Ruby's unmatched talent and work ethic has given her the opportunity to perform at large festivals such as Rock The Bells as well as at prestigious venues like the Smithsonian Museum and a headlining, sold-out two day residency at the Getty Museum. Three of her independently released videos even gained over 1M views in less than a week. Ruby's newly released EP Circa ’91 went on #29 on the iTunes rap/hip-hop album charts, next to the likes of Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar. Following a tour of the Philippines, Ruby was featured as part of the 60th annual Grammy Awards festivities in New York through a music collaboration and performance with Grammy nominee SZA. Ruby's music has been featured in several TV shows, films and documentaries (including the Sundance Film Festival premiered "A Thousand Cuts") and Ruby has even directed several of her music videos and behind-the-scenes documentaries.

In 2010, Ruby began releasing multiple videos on Youtube, which created a buzz after several of those videos were featured on XXL Magazine and Worldstar Hip Hop. Her videos, “Game Up” and “Dosey Doe”, each amassed over 100,000 views, eventually garnering the attention of DJ Kay Slay, who gave her the nickname, “Hip Hop”. On December 12, 2012, Ruby released her debut mixtape, Lost in Translation, hosted by DJ Kay Slay, which premiered that same night on Shade 45 Satellite Radio in New York City. Since its release, Lost in Translation has accumulated over 50,000 Soundcloud streams and nearly 100,000 digital downloads.

JR AQUINO

JRA pulled out his classics as well as covers that sounded better than the originals. For more, follow @JR Aquino .

ABOUT JR Aquino:

JR Aquino is a singer/songwriter born & raised in Anchorage, AK, who now resides in Las Vegas, NV. His love for music and performing has taken him all over the US and internationally in Asia and the UK. He has competed on singing shows such as season 3 of The Voice, where he was on Team Cee Lo, and on season 4 of American Idol, where he made it the “Top 44” out of over 100,000 contestants. He is on YouTube with over 550,000 subscribers and has gathered over 70 million views on his channel alone. With almost two decades in music, JR continues to write, perform, and share his story through song!

KIANA V

Kiana V is an R&B artist from Manila, currently based in Los Angeles. The successful release of her single "Does Show Know" in 2017 with currently 13M streams, debut EP “Grey” in 2018, "See Me" album in 2019, singles including "Corners" and "Safe Place" in 2020, "Dazed" EP in 2021 - and performances throughout Southeast Asia has paved the way to her current sound. The release of "Safe Place" in 2020 with Tarsier Records and 88Rising has generated over 2M streams. Kiana has been featured on SPIN, COMPLEX, Power 106 LA, Forbes, Earmilk, Acclaim Australia, HYPEBAE, PAPER, Grammy.com, American Songwriter, to name a few. She was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Female Performance at the 33rd Awit Awards in 2021 and this year has been selected to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Kiana’s recent release "Heartbeat On Me", has is caught the attention of NME, The FADER, Beats Per Minute, The Forty-Five, and VOIR Magazine. Tune in to Kiana V’s single on all streaming digital platforms and music video on Youtube.

Stay tuned for more info and watch previous MYXtapes featuring Albert Posis, AJ Rafael and more at www.myx.global/myxtape.

South by Southwest, stylized as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By, is an annual international conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences organized jointly that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987 and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year, it is the music industry's biggest and most attended entertainment conference in the world. The festival is known for helping to break artists' careers like Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak, who all played several showcases at the festival and conference prior to their mainstream success.

International R&B artist Kiana V was the only one selected from the Philippines to perform and she will co-headline a showcase taking place at the Higher Ground on Wednesday. Kiana is slated to perform 12A-1240A, just as Wednesday night turns into Thursday morning.

The showcase is free to attend to all SXSW badge holders and also features JBABE (India), Sara King (Dallas), Kayan (India), Amra (Mongolia), MEYY (Belgium) & local Angelica Rahe from Austin. Kiana will perform right before Angelica for forty minutes where you'll hear a mix of her hit singles with new feel-good anthems like the critically acclaimed "Heartbeat on Me."

Kiana V continues to thrive in un-charted territory and you can catch her musical journey on MYX original series, "The Crossover." Future episodes will include Kiana's first time experiences in Austin, Texas during SXSW and Las Vegas, where she will attend the GRAMMYS for the first time. Tickets will go on sale soon for a 4/1 pre-awards show and MYXtape at 24 Oxford in the Virgin Hotels in Vegas alongside Ruby Ibarra and JR Aquino.

www.myx.global/preawards-myxtape

ABOUT KIANA V:

Kiana V is an R&B artist from Manila, currently based in Los Angeles. The successful release of her single "Does Show Know" in 2017 with currently 13M streams, debut EP “Grey” in 2018, "See Me" album in 2019, singles including "Corners" and "Safe Place" in 2020, "Dazed" EP in 2021 - and performances throughout Southeast Asia has paved the way to her current sound. The release of "Safe Place" in 2020 with Tarsier Records and 88Rising has generated over 2M streams. Kiana has been featured on SPIN, COMPLEX, Power 106 LA, Forbes, Earmilk, Acclaim Australia, HYPEBAE, PAPER, Grammy.com, American Songwriter, to name a few. She was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Female Performance at the 33rd Awit Awards in 2021 and this year has been selected to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Kiana’s recent release "Heartbeat On Me", has is caught the attention of NME, The FADER, Beats Per Minute, The Forty-Five, and VOIR Magazine. Tune in to Kiana V’s single on all streaming digital platforms and music video on Youtube.

Kiana V is co-managed by Manila Genesis & the Zion Agency.

Filipina R&B artist Kiana V continues her international crossover with a memorable trip to New York City to see her Spotify billboard in Times Square New York. In this episode, Kiana takes personal time to visit the MOMA museum and Grand Central Station for the first time for a "Gossip Girl" moment. Some of the most memorable moments of crossing over are the first experiences that happen while traveling. Follow her journey here on The Crossover, a MYX original below.

https://youtu.be/mD9K2kTpQ9Q

ABOUT KIANA V: @kianavee 

Kiana V is an R&B artist from Manila, currently based in Los Angeles. The successful release of her single "Does Show Know" in 2017 with currently 11M streams, debut EP “Grey” in 2018, "See Me" album in 2019, singles including "Corners" in 2020 - and live performances throughout Southeast Asia has paved the way to her latest sound. The release of "Safe Place" in 2020 with Tarsier Records and 88Rising has generated over 1M streams and views on its music video, and continues to gain new listeners globally. Kiana has been featured on COMPLEX, Power 106 LA, SPIN, Forbes, Earmilk, Acclaim Australia, HYPEBAE, PAPER, American Songwriter, NME, to name a few. She was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Female Performance at the 33rd Awit Awards last year, and featured on Grammy.com for the release. Kiana was recently nominated for the 2021 Myx Awards for "Mellow Video of the Year."

ABOUT The Crossover:

The Crossover highlights the journey of popular artists crossing over to new, international markets for the first time like Inigo Pascual, Kiana V. KZ Tandingan, Moira Dela Torre & more.

Filipina R&B artist Kiana V continues her international crossover with a memorable trip to New York City to see her Spotify billboard in Times Square New York. In this episode, Kiana V signs up for an exclusive open mic at the prestigious Harlem Nights. Initially Kiana is nervous to perform, for the international crowd, but wins the crowd over with an amazing rendition of Alicia Keys "No One." New fans talk to her post show about her memorable performance. Follow her journey here on The Crossover, a MYX original.

https://youtu.be/AOKR3u0tA6A

ABOUT KIANA V: @kianavee 

Kiana V is an R&B artist from Manila, currently based in Los Angeles. The successful release of her single "Does Show Know" in 2017 with currently 11M streams, debut EP “Grey” in 2018, "See Me" album in 2019, singles including "Corners" in 2020 - and live performances throughout Southeast Asia has paved the way to her latest sound. The release of "Safe Place" in 2020 with Tarsier Records and 88Rising has generated over 1M streams and views on its music video, and continues to gain new listeners globally. Kiana has been featured on COMPLEX, Power 106 LA, SPIN, Forbes, Earmilk, Acclaim Australia, HYPEBAE, PAPER, American Songwriter, NME, to name a few. She was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Female Performance at the 33rd Awit Awards last year, and featured on Grammy.com for the release. Kiana was recently nominated for the 2021 Myx Awards for "Mellow Video of the Year."

ABOUT The Crossover on MYX:

The Crossover highlights the journey of popular artists crossing over to new, international markets for the first time like Inigo Pascual, Kiana V. KZ Tandingan, Moira Dela Torre & more.

The soulful-pop artist Kiana V is back with a groovy song, "Heartbeat on Me." Before its debut, all the details were kept on the down low so we were buzzing to finally hear the much awaited song. She collaborates again with writing and producing partner, Jesse Barrera who is also featured on the track. Luckily, we don't have to wait much longer as "Heartbeat on Me" is out now on streaming platforms.

Watch the new music video directed by Gab Valenciano below that takes us back to everything we love about the Philippines. Kiana breaks into choreography that we love seeing her do like her in her hit single, "Does She Know?"

Listen to the audio below:

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Kiana teased us with a possible lyric from the upcoming song: "Will you wake up with your heartbeat on me" that left us all guessing its meaning. Based on the aesthetic of the promos, it's going to be a fun party track. A music video will be released next week, which was directed by Kiana's brother, Gab Valenciano. There are not many details available for the video, but we know the dance crew, The A Team is also part of it. We can't wait to see the visualizer for the song!

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She nails it with this comeback track that leaves us wanting for more! We'll for sure have "Heartbeat on Me" on repeat going into the weekend!

Make sure to follow her international journey on the MYX original series, "The Crossover" here:

Cover Photo Credit: Kiana V Twitter

Kiana V & Satica collaborated on “Ambrosia,” produced by AOBeats & now the duo will take the stage together at Catch One in Los Angeles. Jenn Clemena will also join the talented R&B line up for a “Dazed” night. This is a 21+ event, ID required. Doors open at 9P. Presented by ENTNS Entertainment.

Get your tickets now before they sell out here.

After having a virtual conference in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic SXSW festival & conference gathering will return to an in-person event in Austin, Texas, from March 14-20. Venues across the downtown will be filled with music showcases, panels, networking events & more.

Artists from around the world were selected including Anavitoria (Brazil), Chaii (New Zealand), Duma (Kenya), Yalla (Uganda), Poppy Ajudha (England), Priya Ragu (Switzerland), Y2K92 (South Korea) & Kiana V (Philippines).

Another milestone for Kiana as she was just featured in a NYC Time Square billboard for Spotify. Follow Kiana's international ongoing musical journey on the MYX original series, The Crossover, releasing soon.

The Crossover: Kiana V in NYC 2019

SXSW showcase presenters included British Music Embassy, Rolling Loud, The Legendary SOB.’s, American Dreams, Nyege Nyege Tapes, Fire Records, The Anniversary Group, High Road Touring, Jazz re:freshed Outernational, Move Forward Music, Kill Rock Stars, Cosmica Artists + Records, Ernest Jenning Record Co., New West Records, Rocky Road Touring, Polyvinyl Records, Double Double Whammy, Keeled Scales, Park the Van, Don Giovanni Records, Nine Mile Records and Touring, Focus Wales & more.

List to the the 2022 showcase artists by subscribing to the official SXSW playlists on Apple MusicSpotify and YouTube Music Video. The online SXSW Schedule gives a complete rundown of 2022 programming by time and event category, with the ability to build a customized schedule; click here to check it out.

Bookmark Kiana V's profile on SXSW.com for details of when she will be performing.

ABOUT KIANA V:

Kiana V is an R&B artist from Manila, currently based in Los Angeles. The successful release of her single "Does Show Know" in 2017 with currently 11M streams, debut EP “Grey” in 2018, "See Me" album in 2019, singles including "Corners" in 2020 - and live performances throughout Southeast Asia has paved the way to her latest sound. The release of "Safe Place" in 2020 with Tarsier Records and 88Rising has generated over 1M streams and views on its music video, and continues to gain new listeners globally. Kiana has been featured on COMPLEX, Power 106 LA, SPIN, Forbes, Earmilk, Acclaim Australia, HYPEBAE, PAPER, American Songwriter, NME, to name a few. She was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Female Performance at the 33rd Awit Awards last year, and featured on Grammy.com for the release. Kiana was recently nominated for the 2021 Myx Awards for "Mellow Video of the Year."

Kiana V's latest EP release, titled "Dazed" which she describes as "a soft exploration of how self-love affects the love we are able to give to others is now available on all streaming platforms.

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