This week’s MYX News Hot List, new episodes weekly at www.myx.global/myxnews.
1. MYX MUSIC: Saweetie, H.E.R Get “Closer” – Icy girl Saweetie and H.E.R are taking on new roles as flight attendants in their latest collaboration “Closer“. The two took their fans to Paris, Tokyo, and the Philippines!
2. MYX MUSIC: New Originals – Zack Tabudlo and Moira Dela Torre are coming together for the first time for a new song, “Iba“. The song focuses on what happens when someone falls out of love while the other has left to cope. Jeremy G takes listeners through the stages of love in his first-ever 5-track EP, “Maybe Forever“.
3. MYX MUSIC: Kiana V Crosses Over – Kiana V is back with a groovy hit, “Heartbeat on Me“. The music video is set to be released next week with her brother Gab Valenciano as the director.
4. MYX MUSIC: Olivia, Silk Sonic Take Brit Awards – Olivia Rodrigo took home the Best International Song award, and Silk Sonic won for Best International Group at the Brit Awards, the highest-profile music awards ceremony in the UK.
5. MYX ENTERTAINMENT: Fredric Aspiras Scores An Oscar Nom – Lady Gaga‘s long-time hairstylist Fredric Aspiras worked on “House of Gucci”. The pair started working together 13 years ago and since then, he’s been with the Pop icon from Photoshoots and covers, to music videos and events!
H.E.R. snags two more Grammys at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards last night in Los Angeles. She won for Song of The Year with I Can’t Breathe and Best R&B Song with Better Than Imagined! She posts a then and now photo from the 2019 and 2020 Grammys where she also won 2 Grammys Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance.
She celebrates her Grammy wins by showing off her #pinoypride. H.E.R. gives all her fellow Filipinos a shout out as she tells us what her Tita would think about her win. “Oh my God, I’m so proud of you, you have Grammys. Wow!…Even if you do not win, you are a winner.” We may not all relate to winning a Grammy, but we can relate to having a supportive Tita!
I Can’t Believe was written by H.E.R., D’Mile and Tiara Thomas and produced by D’Mile. Better Than Imagined was produced by Robert Glasper and features H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegéocello who performs the spoken word in the track.
Now the night after winning at the Grammys, H.E.R. and her collaborators Tiara Thomas and D’Mile are Oscar-nominated songwriters. They’re nominated for best original song with Fight for You from the film, Judas and the Black Messiah. She was grateful for the nomination. According to ABC News, H.E.R. says, “I’m feeling crazy man…”
“This just doesn’t happen. It’s just a whole different world I’m stepping into. It’s just a crazy, crazy part of my journey. I never would have imagined this would even happen. I’m super, super grateful. That’s the foundation of how I feel. It’s just gratitude.”
Cover Photo Credit: H.E.R. Music Official Facebook
While awards season is here, four Filipina American artists have an opportunity to break ground. Variety includes Eva Noblezada, Ruby Ibarra, H.E.R. and Cathy Ang in prediction talks. Predictions and nominations are regularly updated so we’ll have to be on the look out. These artists continue to make us proud so let’s continue to support them by listening and sharing their music! Congratulations to everyone!
The Best Original Song award is given to songwriters for an original composition written for a film. It is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to those part of the motion picture industry.
Check out the songs below and make sure to catch the films!
2. A Thousand Cuts performed by Ruby Ibarra for the A Thousand Cuts documentary. Watch it on streaming platforms: Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and Vudu.
3. Fight For You performed by H.E.R in the film, Judas and the Black Massiah. The film initially premiered in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival with a U.S. release on February 12, 2021 in theaters and digitally on HBO Max.
4. Rocket to the Moon performed by Cathy Ang in the film, Over the Moon. Watch it now on Netflix!