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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

October 28, 2009

JIM BRICKMAN Live at the New Eastwood Mall Open Park TONIGHT @ 8PM!

What:  JIM BRICKMAN Live In Eastwood Mall
When:  October 28, 2009 (Wednesday), 8PM
Where:  Eastwood Mall Open Park

For inquiries, please call Eastwood Mall Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888

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October 27, 2009

Check this out! Super Junior @ MYX Magazine Oct/Nov issue

SHINee "Ring Ding Dong" taking music charts by storm

Group SHINee is sweeping off the #1 positions on on and offline music charts.

Coming back with their 3rd minialbum title song ‘Ring Ding Dong’, SHINee has gone up to the #1 position on album sales chart HanTeo chart for the week of 19th~25th October. Also it is #1 on HotTracks weekly chart for the 3rd week of October, and also #1 on ShinNara Record weekly sales chart.

Also for online charts, the song is up #1 on Dosirak weekly chart for 3rd week of October, #2 on Mnet weekly chart and #3 on Melon chart.

‘Ring Ding Dong’ is a Afro-electro number with African drunms and grooves, and SHINee has been putting up powerful live performances of the song since their comeback .

SHINee revealed, “We are very excited for receiving so much love as soon as our comeback. We will work harder to show a better side of us.”

Source : Kbites

SHINee - "Ring Ding Dong" @ Music Core (Oct 24, 2009)

SHINee’s Taemin reveals his ideal type

SHINee Taemin revealed his ideal girl on today's episode of Star Golden Bell.

All members of SHINee came on to talk about their new album as well as other secrets they've been hiding under their blankets.

It was surprising to see the youngest of the five reveal his ideal type but also nice to see Taemin confess like a real man.

The chosen girl was not a fellow idol, a Korean top actress or someone Korean at all!

It was none other Harry's Hermione, Emma Watson.

The MC's told 16-year-old maknae Taemin to send a video message to Emma Watson. Taemin said, "I'm always watching Harry Potter. I really like you. I love you."

I'm sure the fan girls were jealous of the worldwide known actress.

On the same episode, member Key revealed Taemin is really gullible. Key said, "Once we went to a cafe and there was a vibrating sound that came on when your order was ready. He asked me what it was so I lied to him by saying that if you didn't pick up your order fast enough the vibrating sound would explode. And he believed me.

Onew also confessed that he was kissed by comedian Jung Ju Ri. While doing a comedy skit, Jung Ju Ri kissed Onew unexpectedly.

I don't know who to be jealous of, Jung Ju Ri or Emma Watson...

Source : Allkpop

SHINee "Ring Ding Dong" @ SBS Inkigayo (10/25/09)

SHINee brings in record of 60,000 album pre-orders with "2009, Year Of Us"!

Idol group SHINee has achieved a record of 60,000 album pre-orders for their 3rd minialbum, signaling the group’s popularity with their comeback.

According to SM Entertainment, the group’s new album ‘2009, Year Of Us’ released on 22nd October has received a record of 60,000 album pre-orders.

The title song to the album ‘Ring Ding Dong’ which was revealed beforehand on various music sites on 19th October has also received great responses from fans. SM said, “With fans’ good reviews on the album, there is also an increase in album sales other than the pre-orders.”

SHINee will be performing the song ‘Ring Ding Dong’ coming 25th October on SBS Inkigayo.

Source : Kbites

Girls' Generation (SNSD) @ Hope TV Talking About Their TV Design (10/24/09)

f(x) - "LA chA TA" @ Music Core (Oct 24, 2009)

Team Yehey Blog | Christian Bautista sings Jose Mari Chan

Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista releases his first album under Universal Records entitled “Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan,” which turned Gold in just two weeks!

Produced by Platinum Producer Ito Rapadas, the 19-track concept album contains Christian’s rendition of songs popularized by OPM luminary and Double Diamond Artist Jose Mari Chan. The album also includes Christian’s collaboration with OPM’s biggest names – Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Sarah Geronimo, and Jose Mari Chan.

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Stagescope.com | Christian Bautista sings Jose Mari Chan

Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista releases his first album under Universal Records entitled "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan,” which turned Gold in just two weeks!

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October 23, 2009

Candymag.com | Celeb Playlist: Christian Bautista

Listen in on Christian's fave love songs.

by: Keisha Go

Candy got a chance to ask Asia's Romantic Balladeer what his top five love songs were. Are they your favorites, too?

Find out what Christian's top 5 are, just click here:

Christian Bautista on the cover of Pinoy Songmag

Super Junior's Shiwon "12 Plus" TVC

This is for a Thai face powder called "12 Plus".
Credit: whatsubb

MBC DBSK / TVXQ Documentary Preview

Boa on the cover of Popteen magazine

PEP.ph | Jim Brickman releases "Beautiful World" album

Grammy-nominated recording artist Jim Brickman never stops working, even after he takes his final bow at a concert. After 15 successful years in the music business, Jim's career continues to take on new directions and grow.

After filming his spectacular new PBS concert, Beautiful World, Jim will embark on a 75-city Beautiful World concert tour: 50 cities in Fall 2009, and 25 in Spring 2010.

Beautiful World is inspired by Jim's unique gift of bridging borders and cultural divides through his music. This intimate show celebrates the way music connects and unites us. Shot in high definition, it features breathtaking views of the falls.

Sharing the stage with Jim are world-renowned guest stars including Latin superstar Jon Secada, American Idol Season 6 finalist Melinda Doolittle, former member of Celtic Woman Orla Fallon, pop pianist Arthur Hanlon, Celtic violinist David Klinkenberg, Canadian singing sensation Mark Masri, plus fan favorites Anne Cochran and Tracy Silverman.

A native of Cleveland, Jim began playing piano at the age of five. He  studied music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. Known as America's Romantic Piano Sensation, he revolutionized the sound of adult contemporary music with his pop-style solo piano. Over the course of his remarkable career, Jim was named SESAC "Songwriter of the Year," and earned a Canadian Country Music Award for "Best Vocal/ Instrumental Collaboration," and Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Associate for "The Gift."

Jim established a reputation for collaborations with gifted vocal talents like Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith, Michael Bolton, Lady Antebellum, Carly Simon, Donny Osmond and others. He is the most charted male Adult Contemporary Artist with hits like "Valentine," "The Gift," "Destiny," "By Heart," "The Love I Found In You," "Never Alone," "Love of My Life" and "Peace."

Jim is equally successful in other endeavors, including a weekly syndicated radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, and two best-selling books of essays, Simple Things and Love Notes: 101 Lessons from the Heart.

Jim performed at ABC's Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre, was music correspondent for NBC's Today, and hosted the A&E special Winter Solstice on Ice.

Jim's new CD Beautiful World features all-new music by Jim Brickman including some heard on the PBS concert special, plus additional new solo piano pieces.

Featured on the CD is the brand new song "Beautiful World (We're All Here)" sung by Adam Crossley. You'll also hear the concert finale "What The World Needs Now Is Love" performed by Jim Brickman, Jon Secada, Melinda Doolittle, Orla Fallon, Mark Masri and Anne Cochran and "What A Wonderful World" sung by Jon Secada. The Philippine edition includes "Never Far Away" featuring Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista on vocals.

Catch Jim Brickman Live In Eastwood Mall Open Park on October 28 (Wednesday), 8PM. For inquiries, please call Eastwood Mall Concierge at 709-9888 or 709-0888.

Click here to read the full article and for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets c/o PEP.ph:

October 21, 2009


K-Pop sensations Girls' Generation, SHINee and Super Junior dominate the latest International Album Chart of the country's biggest record retail chain, Odyssey Records. The latest album chart is based on the sales tabulation garnered from more than 50 Odyssey stores nationwide covering the period October 1 to 15, 2009.
Girls' Generation leads the pack with their #1 album "Tell Me Your Wish-Genie". This mini-album by the Korean all-girl group holds the distinction of being the FIRST female K-pop act's album to reach NUMBER ONE in Philippine Album Chart and has outsold albums by superstar acts like Mariah Carey and Madonna! SHINee's "Romeo" is at #3 while Superstar boy band Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry" is at #4
Super Junior's album also occupied the Number One spot last September and became the first K-Pop album to reach the #1 position in the Philippines! Universal Records distributes all these bestselling K-Pop albums in the country.


Christian Bautista's "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan" is the #1 album in two of the country's biggest record retail chains - Odyssey and Music One!

Asia's Romantic Balladeer's first album for Universal Records outsold albums by superstar like Mariah Carey, Madonna and Barbra Streisand!

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Once again, Universal Records sweeps its competition in the country's biggest record retail chain - Odyssey Records! Universal Records' OPM & K-Pop Album releases occupy five out of the ten slots in their store's Top 10 bestselling albums chart.

The album chart was based on the sales tabulation garnered from more than 50 Odyssey stores nationwide. More impressive is that all the Top 4 albums are from Universal Records - Christian Bautista's "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan", Girls' Generation's "Tell Me Your Wish-Genie", Martin Nievera & Gary Valenciano's "As 1" and SHINee's "Romeo". Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry" is at #10.

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Girls' Generation Philippines | Keeping the 9 flames alive

GGPH or Girls Generation Philippines was originally built for one major purpose – So Nyuh Shi Dae. Formerly established being a homebase for fans from around the country who like to gather and talk about SNSD.

It all began early last year. February 2008 was a leap forward to all SNSD fans from around the world; and to the becoming of GGPH as well. This date marked the event for the birth of the international fanbase for Soshi, Soshified. Fans had their daily serving of SNSD news and it paved the way for Filipino fans to get to know each other.

July 2008. Arirang’s Pops in Seoul’s 10th anniversary which aired in the Philippines. Seeing fanclubs having that many active participating members, we SNSD fans realized, it was the time to make our own fanclub for the dedicated SNSD fans around the country, naming it, Girls Generation Philippines (GGPH). GGPH was blessed and soon it became the pioneering fanclub of SNSD in the Philippines.

A year has passed and GGPH is still going head strong. With a number of active members, we recently held a couple of gatherings wherein we get to know each other a lot more. Also, we were able to celebrate special occasions by holding karaoke parties. Among these events were GGPH’s first Christmas and our first anniversary.

Currently, a lot has evolved for GGPH because of focusing on that one single goal – all for SNSD. The fanclub has reached many heights and has done so many things to the public for the recognition of SNSD here and worldwide. GGPH has grown so much within the past year. Now; not only that it became the fanbase for SNSD fans in the Philippines; but it has become a home, that most of us Filipino S♥nes spend our time becoming a loving community, a family.

Visit their official site:  http://ggphilippines.org/

SHINee "The 2nd Mini Album - Romeo" (Philippine Edition) CD out now!

Last year's K-Pop super rookies SHINee are back with their second mini-album! This time the "noona" favorites play Romeo with six brand-new numbers (and some new haircuts to match). Their latest single Juliette is an urban dance number from the creators of BoA's Eat You Up, Dong Bang Shin Ki's Mirotic, and SHINee's own Love Like Oxygen. The song samples from Corbin Bleu's Deal With It, and its romantic lyrics are written by none other than member Jong Hyun, making his songwriting debut. SHINee also collaborated with many hit songwriters, including Eco Bridge, Kenzie, and Jeong Yeop of Brown Eyed Soul, for fresh tracks like the R&B number Hit Me Baby, the Spanish-style Senorita, and the closing song Romeo + Juliette. All of the mini-album's songs combine to tell a complete Romeo and Juliet-inspired story.

Tracklisting :
01 . 니가 맘에 들어 (Talk To You)
02 . 줄리엣 (Juliette)
03 . 차라리 때려 (Hit Me Baby)
04 . 세뇨리따 (Señorita)
05 . 잠꼬대 (Please, Don't Go)
06 . 소년, 소녀를 만나다 (Romeo+Juliette)

New SHINee Pics

Click here to see SHINee's new image/photos:

SHINee's Minho, Jonghyun & Onew @ KBS2TV's "Chitchat of Beauties" (10/19/09) Part 1

SHINee's Minho, Jonghyun & Onew @ KBS2TV's "Chitchat of Beauties" (10/19/09) Part 2

October 20, 2009

BoA music video "Eat You Up"

Highlights from DBSK/TVXQ The 3rd Asia Tour Concert ‘Mirotic' Live

MBC to make TVXQ documentary and turns to Cassiopeia?

That's what it looks like! Yoon Hae Jeong, a screenwriter of MBC recently announced that popular program Star Documentary will be making an episode for the ever-so-popular TVXQ / DBSK. Though the fivesome has undoubtedly shot up to top-tier fame internationally, this thirty-minute documentary will reportedly reveal the hidden stories behind the idol image of these so-called 'Rising Gods of the East'.

Of course, one cannot consider TVXQ without its enormous fanbase. Fun fact:  Cassiopeia is singlehandedly the largest artist fanclub in the world; the Guiness Book of World Records reported 800,000 official members in 2008, and that's not even including the unofficial fans both in Korea and worldwide. And that's why MBC will be taking interviews from not only childhood friends and people close to TVXQ, but also getting in contact with fans in Korea in order to make this documentary "through the views and voices of Cassiopeia". As the screenwriter expressed, "We hope to tell the touching yet almost unknown story of how DBSK became Asia's top artist. We would like to include their stunning musicality that has been ignored due to their 'idol' status, their overseas activities, and each member's efforts, passion, sweat and tears to achieve his dream of becoming a singer."

MBC will be asking fans about which TVXQ stories to include in the story in order to faithfully express the warmth and love of Cassiopeians.

"Although it may be a stretch to create such a documentary about DBSK, especially in such a sensitive situation, but we believe that what everyone needs right now is a documentary like this," the screenwriter added in light of the recent controversies between TVXQ and SM Entertainment. "[W]e believe that a documentary that is filled with the love of the fans will be a great strength to the members to help them endure this situation."

So with that, the broadcast will reportedly be taking place later this week on the 23rd with interviews from the members themselves, teachers, close ones, trainees, composers, and of course, the ever-adoring Cassiopeia. Fans will most undoubtedly look forward to the never-before-seen pre-debut and overseas footage from their past years of fame.

It's incredible to see how important fans have become for idols these days. Gone are the days of fangirls sticking at home and merely spazzing over songs with their friends - from supportive (like the fan movement Hottests have taken for Jaebeom) to negative (SNSD Black Ocean, Super Junior Only 13 Movement), fans are proving to be an unprecedentedly powerful voice in the entertainment industry.

Thanks to beth k for the tip!

Source: [MBC Every1+Daum Television+DNBN]
Translation: jeeelim5 @ tohosomnia.net
Credit: tohosomnia.net


Coming soon!!  Watch out for the announcement of official release date!

DBSK/TVXQ "The 3rd Asia Tour Concert ‘Mirotic' Live Album" (2CD) & SUPER JUNIOR-M Mini Album "Super Girl".

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Vote for SUPER JUNIOR-M music video "SUPER GIRL" on MYX!

From Super Junior-M's first mini-album "Super Girl". Watch out for the announcement of official release date!

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Summary Of Super Junior-M Interview On CCTV

On the night of the 16th of October, Asia’s mighty popular group SJ-M were guests at CCTV’s online interview. This was their second time coming to CCTV, a year has passed, but SJ-M’s charm hasn’t decreased, the fans’ passion seemed like it could make the location explode. The pleasant surprises also didn’t stop during the 45 minute program, where Zhoumi honestly expressed he longs to fall in love, Donghae expressed his wish to marry a Chinese girl, Hangeng also revealed that he wants to act as a cop, and even acted out with Shiwon on-the-spot.

During the program, SJ-M promoted* their newest mini album, & even taught the fans at the scene how to move with the music along with them. SJ-M’s handsome appearance, plus their entrancing voices, led to everyone screaming & shouting. Even more interesting, to let everyone understand how the Super Girl in SJ-M’s hearts are, seven barbie dolls & seven sets of clothes were prepared by the director, letting the members dress up the dolls to become their Super Girl. During the game, there were lots of hilarious moments, everyone conferred with each other, Ryeowook exposed that Donghae wants to find a Chinese girl, Hangeng joked saying that Zhoumi likes girls that buy him branded goods.

The 16th was also Donghae’s birthday**, & the fans meticulously prepared a cake for him, and started to sing him Happy Birthday. Donghae expressed, he’ll definitely work hard, to bring everyone even better music.

* the article used the word ‘延长’ which means to prolong. but it didn’t make sense to me, so i just replaced it with promote. if anyone knows why or how ‘prolong’ would fit in the article, please tell me~ ^^
** they obviously got the actual date wrong.

Source : Dailykpop
Original source: cctv.com
translation credits: fragment @ sj-world.net

Girls’ Generation breaks record as 1st Kpop female group to hit no.1 in the Philippines

Are you tired of hearing more about Girls’ Generation, dominating the world? Heck no! Unless you’re an alien and are looking to take over our planet. Hey sorry Aliens, we may like girls with big eyes, but not ones the size of dinner plates. As you may or not know, Kpop is dominant in most Asian countries, even over their own domestic music.

The Philippines CD albums show that Girls Generation (So Nyeo Shi Dae) are the No.1 female Korean artist there. They are the first to reach No.1 as female Kpop artists. They weren’t the very first overall, as that title belongs to Super Junior (boy band). That means as usual, SM is just killing the sales in every way possible.

Source: Ningin

GIRLS' GENERATION (SNSD) "The 2nd Mini Album - Genie" (Philippine Edition) CD out now!

After setting off a national trend with their record-breaking hit dance song Gee, Girls' Generation is taking the K-pop world by storm again with their second mini-album of 2009! The super-cute girl group has the schedules clear for a red-hot summer comeback with their fast and light title song "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)", written by the hit-makers Yoo Young-jin and Yoo Han-jin and the songwriter team "Design Music," which is famous in the U.S. and Europe, plus five other sweet pop numbers of different styles. This time the group is going with a "marine girl" concept for their album, and photos of the girls in sailor uniforms are causing a stir among fans!

Tracklisting :
01. 소원을 말해봐 (Genie)
02. Etude
03. 여자친구 (Girlfriend)
04. 남자친구 (Boyfriend)
05. 동화 (My Child)
06. 1년 後 (One Year Later)

Girls' Generation (SNSD) wins 2009 Young Artist Award

The event titled "Incheon Culture Day ceremony" was held today at the Namdong Art and Culture Center.

Singers Jung Hun Hee, Insooni, and SNSD attended this event to accept their awards. Other guests included director Kim Yong Hwa, play actor Yoon Suk Hwa and etc.

These artists who attended were awarded with the "Korean Culture Arts Award" in different categories. For SNSD, they received the "2009 Young Artist Award." Members Taeyeon, Yoona, Tiffany, Sunny, Jessica and Hyoyeon were present on behalf of all members to accept this honorable award.

Where were the three remaining members? Well, Sooyoung, Yuri and Seohyun were at the Hope TV Walking Festival happening at the same time.

That's the benefit of having a large group. You get to be at two different events at the same time and double the exposure.

Source: Allkpop

Manila Bulletin online | Christian Bautista, the next Double Diamond Artist of the Philippines?

by: Walden Sadiri
October 17, 2009 | 1:24pm

The concept of jumpstarting a car is simple – use a stronger battery to power up the weak battery!

The same concept holds true too in the case of Christian Bautista when wanted to jumpstart his current recording career. He connected his with the hit songs of the Philippines’ Double Diamond Artist, an icon and powerful figure in the recording industry – Jose Mari Chan. And the connection is via his first album under Universal Records entitled “Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan.”

The question now is whether it would be a successful jumpstart as all eyes, especially Jose Mari Chan fans, will be on him to see if he would meet or even surpass the latter’s achievements. During Jose Mari Chan’s time, Platinum and Diamond album status meant millions of copies sold unlike today in the Philippine setting wherein the number of albums sold were lowered for the different statuses – Gold, Platinum, and even Diamond!

Christian, during his album launch at the Linden Suites recently, expressed that he was actually nervous about recording the songs of Jose Mari Chan. He knew he would be compared to the Double Diamond Artist but said he just couldn’t resist a “diamond” opportunity.

“When my contract with Warner Music expired, I was looking for something different that would jumpstart my career again. And we were looking for ideas from recording companies if they would have a good project for us. So we met up with a lot of recording companies. And when this was presented to us, a chance to record the love songs of Jose Mari Chan, I couldn’t let it pass,” he intimated.

He added that he was a fan of Jose Mari Chan and that he has dreamed of also singing his songs someday. He actually had a first hand experience of how popular Jose Mari was in one of his radio tours in Indonesia. He was asked by a DJ if he knew Jose Mari Chan since he’s also a Filipino. And he was asked to sing “Beautiful Girl” which was also a hit in Indonesia.

“I have to do this project because this is once in a lifetime opportunity... so I guess fate connected us together. I am happy with this decision. I’m very, very happy with my new Universal Records family. We’ve invested blood, sweat and tears so to speak for this album and it was all worth it,” he declared.

His album contains 19 Jose Mari Chan hit songs like “Tell Me Your Name,” “I Remember The Girl,” “I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times),” “Beautiful Girl,” “Can’t We Start All Over Again,” “Be Gentle,” “Stay My Love,” “Afterglow,” “A Love To Last A Lifetime,” “Constant Change,” “Deep In My Heart,” “Refrain,” “Can We Just Stop And Talk A While” and “So I’ll Go.” The other four cuts in his album are duets – “Please Be Careful With My Heart” with Sarah Geronimo, “My Girl, My Woman, My Friend” with Regine Velasquez, “Here And Now” with Lani Misalucha and “A Heart’s Journey” with Jose Mari Chan himself.

As for Christian’s rendition of such timeless classics, he shared that he injected his own style of singing.

“I relied on my own instincts but we decided that we also wanted to retain most of his wonderful melodies because that is what makes the songs beautiful. Jose Mari Chan is a wonderful musician as well and we paid respect to his melodies,” he said.

So what’s his favorite Jose Mari Chan song?

“My favorite song in the album is ‘Beautiful Girl.’ It has been in my head for a long time and it became my dream that hopefully I could record this and do my own version. And it came true,” he replied.

He said that it was also the last song they recorded because they’ve put much planning into how to sing it well.

“The question is how to make it even into a more beautiful song than it is already. I was nervous about this because I know people will compare us… we had an idea to pattern it into a more acoustic feel and young-sounding. Everything just combined into this beautiful arrangement and I’m very happy,” he related.

As to who is Christian’s beautiful girl in his eyes and heart, the answer is none at the moment.

“I’m very single and available…romantically speaking. I’m ready for it but not desperately seeking for it…my love is with God, my family and friends. If that woman comes anytime and she’s the one for me then I’ll get her,” he smiled.

Aside from the Philippines, Christian’s album will be released in Asia starting in Indonesia via its biggest record label PT Aquarius Records, the same company that released Jose mari Chan’s “Constant Change.” For his Indonesian release, he recorded a duet entitled “Ngiti” (translated in Bahasa) with Indonesian female recording star Noryn Aziz.

Also part of his album’s promotion is having a mini-CD included in a Black Water package, the company he endorses that specializes in colognes. He is also Baguio bound on November 20 to promote his album.

“I really feel the pressure. So before I get satisfied with a song, I listen to it all over again because I want it to be perfect. So hopefully the listeners will feel the effort and love I gave in recording each of the song… I pray that the one million who bought Jose Mari Chan’s albums before will also buy mine,” smiled Christian.



Christian Bautista music video "Tell Me Your Name"

Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista, with his rendition of the classic Jose Mari Chan ballad. "Tell Me Your Name" is the carrier single from Christian's much-awaited brand new album "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan." Music video features Thai celebrity-actress Ms. Paula Taylor.

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Christian Bautista "Tell Me Your Name" @ SIS (10/14/09)


Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista releases his first album under Universal Records (and his fifth overall) entitled "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan". Produced by Platinum Producer Ito Rapadas, the 19-track concept album contains Christian's rendition of songs popularized by OPM luminary and Double Diamond Artist Jose Mari Chan. The album includes

Christian's collaboration with OPM's biggest names - Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Double Diamond Artist Jose Mari Chan and Philippines' Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo! The carrier single "Tell Me Your Name" is currently one of the most requested songs on FM stations and its music video featuring the Thai beauty-actress Paula Taylor has just debuted on MYX, the #1 music channel in the country! Christian is also the MYX Celebrity VJ for the month of October.

Christian's recording career was established early on with the release of the balladeer's phenomenal first single "The Way You Look At Me," culled from his Quadruple Platinum, self-titled debut album, which was later released in Indonesia (where it was certified Quadruple Platinum) and other Asian countries. He has also done original music videos, his own television special aired over RCTI, the country’s largest television network and various brand endorsements all over Indonesia - making Christian a certified Asian Pop Idol!

Plans in releasing Christian’s newest album "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan" in Asia is already in the pipeline. Right after its release in the Philippines, Indonesia’s biggest record label PT Aquarius Records (which also released Jose Mari Chan's "Constant Change" in the '80s) will release Christian's latest album. For the Indonesian release, Christian has recorded a duet entitled “Ngiti” (translated in Bahasa) with Indonesian female recording star Noryn Aziz. Album release in Malaysia and other Asian countries will follow suit.

Christian launched his new album in noontime musical variety show ASAP ’09 last October 4, Sunday. He will also be in SM Fairview (October 11), SM North Edsa SKYDOME (November 6) and SM Baguio (November 20) to promote his latest album.

The beautifully-packaged album comes with a 2010 Christian Bautista Photo Calendar. Limited Edition "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan" CD (with Free Minus One CD) is available EXCLUSIVELY in all Odyssey outlets.

You can now download Christian Bautista MP3 tones. Text CHRISTIAN to 2366 to download his MP3 tone. P30 for Globe & Smart subscribers. P25 for Sun subscribers.

"Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan" tracklisting:

1. Tell Me Your Name
2. I Remember The Girl
3. Afraid For Love To Fade
4. I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times)
5. Please Be Careful With My Heart with Sarah Geronimo
6. My Girl My Woman My Friend with Regine Velasquez
7. Beautiful Girl
8. Can't We Start Over Again
9. Be Gentle
10. Stay My Love
11. Afterglow
12. A Love To Last A Lifetime
13. Here And Now with Lani Misalucha
14. Constant Change
15. Deep In My Heart
16. Refrain
17. Can We Just Stop And Talk A While
18. So I'll Go
19. A Heart's Journey with Jose Mari Chan

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October 18, 2009

PEP.ph | Jed Madela says love can wait while career takes off

by: Rose Garcia | October 17, 2009

Nanggaling si Jed Madela sa ikatlong set of recordings ng mga OPM artists para sa project na pinangungunahan ni Ogie Alcasid, ang fundraising concert na magaganap sa December para sa mga biktima ng bagyong Ondoy at Pepeng.

Nagsama-sama ang mga Filipino artists sa recording studio ni Jay R para i-record ang kantang "Kaya Natin 'To."

Nakaka-relate si Jed sa mga nasalanta, dahil biktima rin siya ng nakaraang bagyo.

"Yeah, actually, nakakatawa nga. Bumaha noong Saturday, pero hindi ako nakauwi ng bahay sa Cainta hanggang ilang araw. The next day, isa ako sa iilan lang halos na nakapag-report pa rin sa ASAP. Nakasama pa rin ako sa telethon. Inisip ko na lang, kesa magmukmok ako sa isang tabi na yung bahay ko, binaha, yung mga gamit, halos sira na lahat, e, wala na rin naman akong magagawa...

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October 17, 2009

PEP.ph | Mark Herras feels that his image is changing gradually

by:  Rose Garcia | October 16, 2009

Nag-renew ng kontrata si Mark Herras sa Universal Records kahapon, October 15. Kasama niya sa contract signing ang mga boss ng UR na sina Kathleen Dy-Go at Peter Chan, at ang VP for Talent Development and Management ng GMA-7 na si Ida Henares.

Kasabay ng kanyang pag-renew ng kontrata sa UR ay ginagawa na rin ni Mark ang kanyang third dance album, Mark Herras: The Greatest Moves. His previous two dance albums both reached the platinum award.

Nakausap ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Mark before the contract signing. Aniya, it was more of apprehension bago ang excitement when the new dance album was presented to him.

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Christian Bautista MYX Celebrity VJ Pics

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Female Network.com | Hopeless Romantic: Christian Bautista releases Jose Mari Chan cover album

by:  Stephanie Castillo
October 12, 2009

Hailed as Asia’s Romantic Balladeer, 27-year-old Christian Bautista has succeeded in carving a niche for himself not only in the Philippine music scene but also in the hearts of his adoring fans. A studio and stage veteran early in his career, the singer-actor has decided to take the torch from another musical legend by releasing “Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan,” a cover album of the latter’s work. The first single off the record, “Tell Me Your Name,” has already hit No. 1 on local air waves, as its highly anticipated music video featuring Thai beauty Paula Taylor made its television debut on MYX.

“When we discovered [Christian] 5 years ago, he was this tall, lanky guy with nothing but his dreams,” shares Audie Gemora, the country’s “King of Musical Theater” and mentor to Bautista. Describing his protégé at present as debonair and sophisticated, Gemora’s faith in Bautista’s talent as a moving performer is evident. “I think Christian is the perfect guy to sing these songs, because he has a ‘swoon factor,’” says Gemora...

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CANDYMAG.com | Fall in Love with Christian Bautista

Asia's Romantic Balladeer will make you fall in love.

by: Keisha Go
The perfect smile. The adorable face. The hot bod. The soulful voice. Sounds too perfect to be true, but these perfectly describe the amazing singer we've come to know and love.

Last October 7, Christian Bautista walked into the room singing his chart topping "Tell Me Your Name," which undoubtedly caused everyone's hearts to melt. Known as Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Christian wowed the crowd with his incredible performance and charming personality...

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Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista's latest CD entitled "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan" has been certified GOLD after two weeks of release! Christian received his Gold Record last Sunday (October 11th) from Universal Records' General Manager Kathleen Dy Go on ASAP 09.

The first single from the album "Tell Me Your Name" is current the most played OPM song in the country! Produced by Platinum Producer Ito Rapadas, the 19-track concept album contains Christian's rendition of songs popularized by OPM luminary and Double Diamond Artist Jose Mari Chan. The album includes Christian's collaboration with OPM's biggest names - Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Double Diamond Artist Jose Mari Chan and Philippines' Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo ! The beautifully-packaged album comes with a 2010 Christian Bautista Photo Calendar. Limited Edition "Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan" CD (with Free Minus One CD) is available EXCLUSIVELY in all Odyssey outlets.

You can now download Christian Bautista MP3 tones. Text CHRISTIAN to 2366 to download his MP3 tone. P30 for Globe & Smart subscribers. P25 for Sun subscribers.

"Romance Revisited: The Love Songs Of Jose Mari Chan" tracklisting :

1. Tell Me Your Name
2. I Remember The Girl
3. Afraid For Love To Fade
4. I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times)
5. Please Be Careful With My Heart with Sarah Geronimo
6. My Girl My Woman My Friend with Regine Velasquez
7. Beautiful Girl
8. Can't We Start Over Again
9. Be Gentle
10. Stay My Love
11. Afterglow
12. A Love To Last A Lifetime
13. Here And Now with Lani Misalucha
14. Constant Change
15. Deep In My Heart
16. Refrain
17. Can We Just Stop And Talk A While
18. So I'll Go
19. A Heart's Journey with Jose Mari Chan

Follow Christian Bautista:

Official website: http://www.christianbautistaonline.com/
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christian-Bautista/280079575017
Official Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2265261621
Yahoo Group: http://launch.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/christianbautistarocks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/xtianbautista

Multiply: http://xianbautista.multiply.com/

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BoA's Awards & Achievements

BoA is recognized as one of the top artists in Korea and Japan. Not only was she awarded “Best Artist of the Year” in 2002 in Korea, she has held the #1 spot on the Oricon Album Weekly Chart seven weeks in a row in Japan. In 2004, she proved herself once again by winning "The Most Influential Artist in Asia" from the MTV Asia Music Awards, representing both Korea and Japan. She was also invited to the 59th Festival De Cannes and posed with Bruce Willis and Avril Lavigne under heavy spotlight from major media outlets.


Best Artist of the Year, 13th Seoul Pop Awards
Prime Award, TBS(Japan) Broadcast Award
Best Artist of the Year, SBS Pop Award
Gold Award, Japanese Record Award
Prime Award, MBC Pop Award

Attended Official Dinner with Korean President
Roh and Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi
Singer’s Award, 30th Korea Broadcasting Award
Best Music Video Award, Mnet
2003 Gold Artist Award, Japanese Best Hit Award
Proud Korean Award
Foreign Press Award
Korean Parliamentary House Award

Prime Award, SBS Pop Award
Prime Award, MBC Pop Award
“love & honesty”, No.1 on the United World Chart
Most Popular Artist of the Year, SBS Pop Award
Gold Award, TNS Jaanese Record Award

Beijing Olympic Culture Festival
Opening Show
Special Interview with Reuters, ‘Success of Asia Star BoA’
MOTO”, No.1 in Taiwanese Radio HIT FM Chart
Special Performance at 2005 APEC Leader’s Meeting Dinner Party

Best Artist Concert, Selected by Japanese people

Introduced in a textbook published by Oxford Press, Great Britain

Gold Award, 49th TNS Japanese Record Award
Gold Artist Award, Japanese BEST HIT Award (6 consecutive years)
6th Album [THE FACE] No.1 on the Oricon Weekly Chart -
7 consecutive No.1 on the Oricon Weekly Chart - Only one other Japanese singer has
surpassed this record in J-Pop history with 8 consecutive No.1 hits


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October 15, 2009

Jim Brickman "Beautiful World" Album Poster

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Download Christian Bautista MP3 Tones

Text CHRISTIAN to 2366 to download his MP3 tone.

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Super Junior training hard on Shanghai Dialect for Concert!

Morning Post reporter Gao Lei reported that being the highlight of 11th China Shanghai International Arts Festival South Korea's Culture Week, South Korea ultra-popular group , Super Junior Shanghai concert will be held on October 18 Stadium in Pudong. Recently, the Chinese members of the group, Han Geng said via video to the fans, is training hard in Shanghai dialect, hoping to use fluent Shanghai dialect to greet the fans. At the same time, they will perform for the Shanghai World Expo.

From the organizers, Shanghai station is the first station that Super Junior concert is held outdoors. By then, fans inside will be able to stay along the "stretching stage" (延伸舞台) , experiencing and enjoying the zero distance interaction with the idols. The horizontally built stage is able to let the audience experience a better visual effects . In addition , at Shanghai station, besides the performance and the interactions between the members and the audience ,
there will also be performance specially designed for their own fan .

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