RINI is Philippines-born and Australia-raised singer now residing in LA. The slow and sensual R&B artist, who is signed to Warner Music, recently released a new EP titled: “Ultraviolet.” The seven track project is headlined by a BEAM-assisted collaboration “Selfish,” self-titled outro “Ultraviolet,” and lead single “Pressure.”
“Pressure” comes with an accompanying music video that features the Filipino crooner riding through the hills in vintage BMWs. Check out the “Pressure” music video below and the “Ultraviolet” EP here!
In addition to RINI releasing new music, he also has announced select US and UK tour dates! Find out more info below!
Photo Courtesy of RINI’s Instagram
We love to see a project from two of our favorite Filipino R&B singers! John Concepcion and JamieBoy have been setting social media on fire with their covers and their catchy original songs and now the two crooners have joined forces for a sure hit collaboration! “Pass” features both vocalists flexing their signature vocals and melodies over smooth production from Mii & Dylan Graham.
Not only did John Concepcion & JamieBoy release the song on all major streaming platforms, but the duo also dropped live performance renditions of their verses on their social media platforms. Check out their solo performances and the full version of “Pass” below!
Maymay Entrata is back with a new music video for her new song “Puede Ba.” The MTV EMA nominee can be seen wearing fabulous high fashion outfits and performing sultry choreography numbers in the visuals.
“Puede Ba” also features Viktoria, who also has writing and composition credits on the high energy pop track. The song has additional musical contributions from Justin Catalan (arrangement,) Time Recla (vocal production,) and Jade Riccio (vocal arrangement.)
Watch Maymay Entrata slay in the “Puede Ba” music video below!
Filipinos will be proudly represented at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs)! Pinay singers Maymay Entrata and H.E.R. snagged two well-deserved nominations at the MTV EMAs.
Maymay Entrata is nominated for the Best Asia Act award, where she will go head-to-head against Japan’s THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE, South Korea’s TOMORROW x TOGETHER, Indonesia’s NIKI, and Thailand’s SILVY. You can vote for the “Amakabogera” singer here!
H.E.R. also received a nomination for Best R&B act, where she will go head-to-head against Chlöe, Giveon, Khalid, Summer Walker, and SZA. You can vote for the future Disney princess here!
Best of luck to Maymay Entrata & H.E.R.! You can view the full list of 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) nominations here.
Photo Courtesy of Maymay’s Instagram
James Reid’s “u and i” music video starring Kelsey Merritt has been the talk of the town since it was released last month. Over the weekend, the Careless Music CEO took to social media to share the cover art, tracklist, and album teaser for his upcoming release “lovescene.” The ten-track project only features two collaborations: Destiny Rogers and The Rose's vocalist Woosung.
“lovescene” is set to release later this week on October 13. Check out the trailer and also a new collaboration from The Rose featuring James Reid titled "Yes" below.
Filipino-American singer Lyn Lapid is back with a new single! “Detached” features emotionally charged vocals over glimmering piano and cinematic production. In the song, the singer poses the question: “How are you so detached?” in her verses.
When discussing the track, Lyn said: “A lot of the time when I find it difficult to pull inspiration from my own experiences, I tend to write about my friends and their experiences. I remember talking with my friend who was unsure about the guy she had been talking with. When they were together, he’d make her feel so special and say the sweetest things to her, but the moment she had to leave his side, he acted like she didn’t even exist to him. It turns out he had been doing this with multiple girls all at once, my friend being one of them. It made us both wonder how someone could make you feel like the most important person in the world, and then turn around and get with somebody else the next evening. That’s why I wrote detached, it’s about believing that you are ‘the one’ for a person, only to find out that they can and will replace you like you’re nothing.”
Lyn Lapid is a social media sensation who grew her fan base off of viral covers. She currently boasts over 5M followers on TikTok and has over 428 million global streams to date. Check out her latest song “Detached” below.
With cuffing season and the holidays right around the corner, Russ Coson’s new single “Closer Than Friends” is a must add to your R&B playlists! The smooth banger, which features punchline packed rap verses from fellow Filipino-American artists Darrell Medellin and Pretty Pape$, was world premiered earlier today on MYX Radio.
According to Russ, “Closer Than Friends” was inspired by a familiar 80s classic. “Had to flip one of my favorite R&B songs from the late 80’s and give it a West Coast vibe!,” said the Bay Area crooner in a caption on his Instagram. Stream “Closer Than Friends” below!
Moira Dela Torre just made a special announcement on her YouTube page! The famed Filipino singer-songwriter revealed that she will be embarking on a world tour in 2023. No further information has been released yet, but details regarding ticketing and tour dates should be made available to the public soon.
Moira made the announcement at the end of her recently uploaded “Dito Ka Lang” performance, which features a live band in an intimate studio setting. The full production also features the lyrics translated in English for viewers who don’t understand Tagalog. Watch the full video and catch the announcement below!
Filipino hitmaker Zack Tabudlo’s new single is more painful than his previous releases. “Pero” is a shift thematically for the world renowned songwriter. “I typically do songs about bitterness, more [about] the others and the relationship,” he says, “[but] this time it’s more of letting go of a relationship [towards] self-love.”
Zack wrote this track during a self-imposed social media hiatus and admits that the creative process behind it was very challenging for him as an artist. Using meaningful past relationships as inspiration, the “Yakap” singer’s lyrics narrate a story of a broken relationship that ends after he makes the choice to look after himself. Stream “Pero” below!
Teenage rapper Alex Bruce’s new song is an R&B/Rap crossover that talks about relationships. On “Ayoko Pa,” the femcee calls out potential suitors for coming off too strong, and emphasizes her decision to wait for love at the right time. “It’s a song that expresses my stand on not being ready for a commitment,” says the 15-year-old artist. “I know my priorities, and I don’t reject people just because I don’t feel a connection or synergy. It’s just that I’m too young to enter into a relationship that would easily fizzle out.”
The song comes with accompanying colorful visuals featuring Alex Bruce switching off between performing her lyrics and dancing choreography pieces. The music video also features cameos from rising rapper Benedic Fragata and TikTok personalities Yvon and Achi. Watch the music video below!
World-renowned hitmaker August Rigo has a new release! The Filipino singer/songwriter has just dropped a new EP titled “Emotional Knocks,” a six-track project that features a combination of both unreleased old songs and new material. Check out the 25-minute R&B ride below.
In other August Rigo-related news, it looks like he has been collaborating with James Reid on his new #LOVESCENE album. We can’t wait to hear what the two talents have been cooking up! Stay tuned.
Filipino singer/songwriter James Reid has announced that he is dropping a new album! The 10-track project, titled “LOVESCENE” is slated to hit digital streaming platforms in October. The Careless Music CEO explained he originally intended the project to be a shorter EP, but switched up plans due to the amount of new material he's been cooking up.
James has been in Los Angeles working on new music and we’re sure he’s excited to share his new creative output with his fans worldwide. The “Hello” artist took to Instagram to share a message to his supporters, especially focusing on his fanbase in the Philippines.
We’re excited for #LOVESCENE! Stay tuned for more James Reid news!
Photo Courtesy of James Reid's Instagram