MBNel has always been one to keep it 100 when it comes to his lyrics and his latest song pays homage to his latest trip to the Philippines. During his visit to the motherland, the Stockton based MC stayed far away from your average tourist spots and went to connect with his roots authentically. The rapper's latest music video for "Just Like You" depicts him hitting Manila and giving back to those in need. Watch MBNel's latest music video below!
BINI has won the hearts of Filipinos over with their “Feel Good” and “Born To Win” album releases. Now, the nation’s girl group has officially announced plans to drop their first ever EP. Star Music PH revealed the news by addressing the Blooms on Twitter.
In preparation for their upcoming EP, BINI fans can check out their two most recent songs from 2023: “Pantropiko” and “Karera.” Stay tuned for more news regarding BINI’s new music project!
While February may be associated with Valentine's Day and love, the Nameless Kids touched base on the subject of letting go while still having feelings for someone on their song. "Still So In Love" stays true to its title, serving as a soundtrack for those who are experiencing things not working out with something they care about. The collective's lead vocalist Nhiko Sabiniano composed the track and drew inspiration from one of his journal entries. “It’s about letting someone go habang love mo pa siya to give each other a chance in the future of getting back together para hindi ka nafa-fall out of love,” Nhiko explained.
“Journal entry lang siya of something I was going through. When we were together in the studio as a band, we decided to make it a Nameless Kids track. After I wrote it, everyone tried to put their own taste and emotion into the song,” he added. The group followed suit and produced a song that will definitely get you in your feels. Check out the lyric video for "Still So In Love" below!
Because has been teasing "Heartbreak SZN 3" and it looks like fans will be getting the heavily anticipated project soon! The R&B singer and his go-to producer NEXXFRIDAY have dropped another late night banger titled "BNK." On the track, the duo stays true to their formula of catchy melodies over infections instrumentals. Because serenades his track, flexing on his love interest why he's an upgrade in comparison to his competition. Check out "BNK" below!
Manila Grey is back with new music! The Vancouver based duo has built their brand making late night anthems and their newest song adds to their collection of vibey hits. On "Meant 2 Be," Neeko and Soliven talk affirmations and started from the bottom narratives while flexing their worldwide lifestyle. The song serves as a perfect soundtrack to play alongside your day 1z while celebrating the team's wins. Check out "Meant 2 Be" below!
Denise Julia continues to feed the streets and grow her fanbase with new releases! Fresh off dropping her "Sweet Nothings (Chapter 1)" album, the Filipino singer has just dropped a music video for one of the project's fan favorites: "Sugar 'n Spice." According to the rising R&B star, the music video and song are inspired by celebrating a woman's love. She shared the following statement on an Instagram caption detailing the track: "I’ve always believed that a woman’s love is one of the most powerful things in this world. While I’ve been open about my sexuality throughout my career, I’ve recently realized that my feelings extend beyond someone’s gender or preferences.
In my debut mini album, “Sweet Nothings (Chapter 1),” there’s a song called “Sugar N’ Spice” that personally stands out in terms of the way it was made. It’s a light, positive, and love-filled track, and interestingly, it’s the only one in the album celebrating a woman’s love. This song reflects my belief that love is love, and everyone should be free to love whomever they choose. This message isn’t just for the queer community; it’s for everyone who believes in love, no matter its form.
I want to share the beautiful experience of falling for a woman, something I treasure so deeply.
I’ve never been so excited for a music video to come out, and I hope you celebrate love with me in all its beautiful forms."
Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign dropped their heavily anticipated album “Vultures 1” and Black Eyed Peas member J. Rey Soul earned a cameo on the project. The Filipino singer’s vocals can be heard on track #14 “GOOD (DON’T DIE.)” The Laguna native took to Instagram to reveal her inclusion on the project and expressed her gratitude to will.i.am and everyone else involved with the project. You can stream “GOOD (DON’T DIE)” below.
In additional J. Rey Soul news, she recently dropped a solo single titled “HOLLA.” Check out the track below!
Liza Soberano made her Hollywood debut with Lisa Frankenstein and the Filipino actress proved that she’s here to stay in the international film scene. Liza, who played Lisa Frankenstein’s (Kathryn Newton) stepsister Taffy, flexed her acting chops as a popular teenage girl in the 80s. Liza’s fun character served as the perfect role for her to show off her range as an actress, specifically a comedic side that was rarely portrayed in Filipino cinema.
You can catch Lisa Frankenstein in theaters and support Liza and the rest of the cast now! We're excited to see what the future holds for Liza Soberano in Hollywood!
Filipinos made an imprint all over the classic Super Bowl LVIII matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas Chiefs. For starters, the NFC Champion 49ers tapped Bay Area Filipino natives Saweetie and P-Lo for their playoff anthem “Do It For The Bay.” The banger would have been the ideal soundtrack for the squad had they not lost in overtime to the Chiefs.
While the 49ers winning bringing home the Vince Lombardi trophy would have made history for two transcendent Filipino artists, the Chiefs also had Filipino representation on their team. Rookie Wide Receiver Nikko Remigio enjoyed a started from the bottom success story, rising from an undrafted free agent to earning a roster spot on a dynasty squad.
H.E.R. also made a cameo at Super Bowl LVIII during Usher’s halftime performance. The Disney Princess performed a guitar solo and did adlibs for the R&B legend. H.E.R., a Bay Area native once sang the national anthem for her home team as a child and to perform at their Super Bowl appearance is definitely another milestone in her illustrious career.
Shout out to all the Filipinos who represented at Super Bowl LVIII!
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THE inaugural Manila International Film Festival (MIFF) unveiled its official poster honoring Hilda Koronel, the festival’s Monty Manibog Lifetime Achievement Awardee
The inaugural Manila International Film Festival’s official poster honors Hilda Koronel, the recipient of the fest’s Monty Manibog Lifetime Achievement Award. Through the image of Koronel, shown beside Lino Brocka, her acclaimed collaborator, the poster, designed by Elton Lugay and Adam Lang, celebrates Philippine cinema and its talents, MIFF’s main goal.
THE inaugural Manila International Film Festival (MIFF) unveiled its official poster honoring Hilda Koronel, the festival’s Monty Manibog Lifetime Achievement Awardee (named after the late outstanding Filipino American leader), and representing the best of Philippine cinema.
The poster image is made up of hundreds of stills from Koronel’s movies with Lino Brocka, including “Insiang” and “Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” which are considered among the most important works in Philippine cinema. A closer look at the poster, designed by Elton Lugay and Adam Lang, will reveal that Brocka is beside Koronel, a detail that symbolizes the Philippines’ excellent filmmakers and talents.
MIFF, whose mission is to showcase, promote and help uplift Philippine cinema, has invited the filmmakers and stars behind the 10 Metro Manila Film Festival entries which make their American premiere in the LA festival to be held from January 29 to February 2. The talents from the Philippines are invited to attend MIFF events, including Q&As and personal appearances at select screenings, at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood and the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Boulevard.
The 10 films debuting in America at MIFF, including the biggest winners and most nominated in the MMFF awards ceremonies held in Quezon City last December 27, are: Jun Robles Lana’s “Becky and Badette,” starring Eugene Domingo and Pokwang; Lemuel C. Lorca’s “Broken Heart’s Trip” (Christian Bables); Nuel Naval’s “Family of Two (A Mother and Son Story)” (Sharon Cuneta and Alden Richards); Zig Dulay’s “Firefly” (Alessandra De Rossi and Euwenn Mikaell); Pepe Diokno’s “GomBurZa” (Enchong Dee, Dante Rivero and Cedrick Juan); King Palisoc’s “(K)Ampon” (Beauty Gonzalez and Derek Ramsay); Derick Cabrido’s “Mallari” (Piolo Pascual and Janella Salvador); Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Penduko” (Matteo Guidicelli and Kylie Verzosa); Mae Cruz-Alviar’s “Rewind” (Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes); and Conrado Peru, Rommel Penesa and Christopher de Leon’s “When I Met You in Tokyo” (Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon).
Screenings and events will be held mainly at the TCL Chinese Theatres. TCL Chinese Theatres is located on the third level of the Ovation Hollywood (formerly Hollywood & Highland), 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.
On the MIFF’s closing day on February 2, the screenings will both be at the TCL Chinese Theatres and the DGA, located at 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. A closing night awards gala, where Koronel will receive the Monty Manibog Lifetime Achievement Award and to be graced by stars and filmmakers, is scheduled.
Tickets, including bundles that offer free tix, are now available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2024-manila-international-film-festival-tickets-771883764117.
The MIFF founders are Omen Ortiz (chairman), Ebradu Udarbe (president), Lisa Lew (executive producer), Ruben Nepales and Janet Nepales, media relations consultants, and Celia Abaya Dy, ticketing manager. Also on the MIFF team are Leo Dela Cruz, chief financial officer; Erickson Ilog, chief operations officer; Ron Ramores, chief marketing officer; Cindy Sison, consultant; and Meriden Angeles, coordinating producer.
For MIFF sponsorship inquiries, contact Erickson Ilog (email@example.com) and Ron Ramores (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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