Warner Music Philippines signee Boy Graduate has just dropped his debut EP entitled “Own Advice.” The five-track project is inspired by the Australian/Filipino artist returning to Australia after living in the Philippines from 2019 to 2020. Throughout the project, his upfront honesty and lack of filter shows him at his most vulnerable.
The focus single, “What A Life,” further details the core of Boy Graduate's story over the last two years and serves as a remarkable introduction to the project, highlighting the list of challenges faced while chasing a true purpose. Additionally, his single “The Long Way” with labelmate Sin Santos received airtime on popular Australian radio station Triple J Unearthed in January 2022.
Check out the “Own Advice” EP below.
R&B soul singer jikamarie experienced a successful fan base growth even in lieu of the pandemic. The Warner Music signee has garnered 2.4M monthly Spotify listeners and her latest single "Lutang" has already racked up an astonishing 15.3M streams on Spotify and more than 1.7M views on Youtube. The vocalist grew up in a musically inclined family and started composing songs at the age of 20.
“I liked the idea that I could keep writing songs and singing them as a career. I also believe in the saying, ‘if you pursue something that you love as a career, you will never have to work a day in your life.’” - jikamarie
According to jikamarie, she has made it her purpose to encourage aspiring Filipino artists to press on with their craft, and for Filipino listeners to amplify our fellow Filipino artists nationally and globally.
jikamarie has just dropped her new single, entitled “aking buwan” in preparation for a roll-out that includes more expected singles leading up to an album.
According to her, “aking buwan is a track that talks about the pining for someone who doesn't know you exist. It's a parallel of admiring the moon and the moon, not knowing that there's you that exists to admire it. Bittersweet because even then, the pining only grows stronger.”
Check out “aking buwan” and more of jikamarie’s top songs below.
Cornerstone Entertainment's new boy group VXON is making waves with their debut single, "The Beast." Their music video for the song is nearing the 200k view mark, and we're sure it will get there in no time. As their momentum continues to build, they keep the buzz going by giving us a look into their dance practice. Check them out, as they absolutely kill their choreography.
Their YouTube channel has some great content to get to know the boys better, but we were lucky enough to get the chance to have them on for a MYXclusive interview with VJ Ai. Check out the full interview below and get to know the boys even better.
Inigo Pascual and Wish 107.5 just dropped a live performance of Inigo's track Neverland from his 2021 Options album and I can't get enough of this performance. Personally, this is one of my favorite tracks off the album. Although the album is categorized under "Pop" this track is very R&B forward and I think Inigo's voice sits perfectly within that realm.
Inigo has been busy filming his new Fox series Monarch set to release at the end of the month. Knowing that the series is based on a Country music family it will be interesting to see if Inigo lends his vocal chops to the series. For now, let's enjoy this great performance from this multi-hyphenate artist.
Photo Courtesy of Inigo's Instagram
The latest music video, "PÉCHO" by producer and filmmaker Luis Villanueva was released recently and features Frankie Pangilinan, Wilchai, Jeune Pascal. The lo-fi bouncy tune will definitely help you kick off 2022 in a mellow mood. It may be a sad song, but it'll make you groove along. We all need something to calm us down over a crazy holiday season.
The Manila/New York based filmmaker created a song that meshes French and English lyrics and the accompanied music video is filled with a dreamy, 90s vibe with lots of New York scenery. It just reached 200k views and continues to grow. We're definitely looking forward to more music.
Cover Photo Credit: Frankie Pangilinan Twitter
20-year-old Filipino Artist Junel Salido has gone viral with his video timelapse sketching the members of superstar group BTS. The kicker that made him go viral, besides that his sketches are excellent and detailed, is that he did it all simultaneously. His accompanying drawings of all 7 members have amazed the internet thanks to a post from NPR.
As mentioned in the NPR Instagram post, Junel, who lives in Agusan del Sur province in the Philippines, sells his portraits to help pay for tuition fees for school. He has recently set up a Paypal account in the link in his Instagram bio after being encouraged by supporters of his art. He previously went viral for sketching the members of One Direction simultaneously as well. Check out some of his fantastic work below and tag those artists in his comments, and maybe they will see his incredible work!
Cover photo courtesy of Junel Salido Instagram
AC Bonifacio takes on our MYXed Bag filled with your Fan Questions! We get to know AC even more, finding out about her friendship with SB19, if she would join a P-Pop Group, and how she handles stress and pressure! Check out her answers in this video.
About MYXed Bag:
MYXed Bag takes your favorite celebrity and puts them in the hot seat, answering your fan-generated questions from our MYXed Bag. The new MYX digital show gives the fans the opportunity to submit questions for the show via the MYX Global website. So, look out for our next MYXed Bag announcement coming soon on www.myx.global.
You may be familiar with our next 1MX Spotlight feature Jeremy G as he's one of Philippines most talented young performers today. He'll be making his MX debut this weekend and you won't want to miss it! Let's get to know a little bit more about Jeremy G.
2. His fanbase continues to grow around the world.
Jeremy G has more than 100k monthly listeners on his Spotify page, but he's also gaining a recognition through winning awards like "Best R&B Recording" in the 33rd Awit Awards.
3. He can not only sing, but he also could bust a move.
You can catch Jeremy singing and dancing his heart out on ASAP Natin 'To as he performs alongside of the biggest names in the OPM entertainment industry.
Jeremy G is going to nail his set at 1MX and it'll only be the beginning for his young promising career.
Cover Photo Credit: Jeremy G Twitter
This is the week we've all been waiting for, 1MX is happening in a couple days! We got a few more artists to highlight to help you get geared up for this weekend. Jayda is a young and upcoming artist who is taking the her career by storm. She has a great lineage of musicians in the family so it's only natural that she has taken part in the family business.
2. Only early in her career, Jayda is already racking up awards.
In 2019, she won best performance by a new female recording artists for the song, "Happy For You" at the AWIT Awards 2019.
3. Not only is she coming up with the hits, but Jayda's is also receiving recognition internationally
She bagged the Best Music Video Award for the OPM song, "Paano Kung Naging Tayo" at the most recent International Film Festival Manhattan. Speaking of international, Jayda also just headlined her first major digital show, "Jayda in Concert" that attracted viewers globally!
We're watching her break into the industry and we can't help but follow her on the journey!
Cover Photo Credit: Jayda Twitter
To round out our artist spotlights for 1mx, Trisha Denise is a young songwriter for the stars. Get to know a little bit about her before she takes the 1MX stage.
Trisha has been singing since the age of 2, however it wasn't music she first wanted to pursue.
She may now be a rising artist and songwriter, Trisha wanted to be a chef. However when she picked up a guitar at 11 years old, things changed and shifted her passion to music.
After releasing her debut EP, Trisha now has a new album out.
In 2018, Trisha released the EP Sunshine, but now she just released her debut album Piece of the Puzzle. She looks to push her anti-bullying advocacy through her music and spread more positivity through her songs.
Trisha has worked with some of Philippines' most talented artists.
To name a few, Trisha collaborated with Moira x RVA on "Unbreakable," Jake Zyrus on "Diamond," and Inigo Pascual on "Mr. Nice Guy."
Cover Photo Credit: Trisha Denise Facebook
Everyone clear their schedules and drop what you're doing. The collab album between Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak aka Silk Sonic is finally here! Their debut album, An Evening with Silk Sonic contains 9 tracks total that includes the hits, "Leave the Door Open," "Skate," and the current single "Smokin out the Window."
You already know the album will blend Silk Sonic's duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak's styles and voices together perfectly. They definitely bring the silky vibes. To complete the album, they also reached out to collab with other talented artists too. Bootsy Collins, Thundercat, Homer Steinweiss, D’Mile, Babyface, and others more are featured in the album.
Lets hope there's more coming from Silk Sonic but for now, we'll definitely have this on repeat for a while! Which one's are your faves?
Cover Photo Credit: Anderson .Paak Facebook
Massiah releases his final track of the year with "Higher" which rounds out his trilogy compilation. The Dumaguete City native and certified island boy raps about his day-to-day hustle, but with an appreciation for life and all its pleasures.
We catch a glimpse of missing sitting high overlooking his hometown of Dumaguete City then taking a spin around his go-to spots in his city. One of the aspects of the track that surprised us is the tempo change because it brought a different energy to the song. Massiah lets us know that all we need is good music, friends, and vibes to lighten our mood and appreciate life.
Massiah pushed out 2 previous singles in the last few weeks from "Stay With Me" and "Paid for It." Could we possibly see an EP coming in the future? For now, catch up on Massiah's 3-part series Novel Trouble with Episode 2 where he chats with Lux Valor, owner and resident witch of House of Hecate, as they make candles and do a tarot card reading.
Cover Photo Credit: Careless Music Twitter