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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 9, 2009

PHIL. STAR FUNFARE by RICKY LO | Why Christian picked Paula as MTV partner

Check out Christian Bautista in the music video of Tell Me Your Name, one of the 20 songs on Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan (released by Universal Records), his tribute to the Original Romantic Balladeer, and you will notice the unmistakable glow in his eyes as he strolls around the Manila Ocean Park with MTV girl Paula Taylor, singing “You’re lovely, tell me your name” to her.

Paula, last seen as Vic Sotto’s leading lady in the comedy-romance Love On Line, was Christian’s personal choice because he happens to have a big crush on her.

No problem, said Christian.

“I’m single,” he said, and happily so.

He has broken up with Rachelle Ann Go (who is currently going steady with Gab Valenciano...or have they split up, too?) and is not in a hurry to find a new girlfriend.

“I’m not desperately seeking,” said Christian, adding, “I’m happy for Rachelle and Gab.”

Well and good, because even if he wanted to, Christian couldn’t have a love life because he’s prevented from having one by those charting his career (Audie Gemora and Carlo Orosa of Trumpets Inc., the group charting Christian’s career).

Christian is being touted as (the new) Romantic Balladeer. “So he has to be fancy-free,” said Audie to, you know, sustain the illusion that he’s “available” (as in “up for grabs”). “So hindi maganda sa image niya ang nakatali sa isang girl.”

Romance Revisited should affirm Christian’s image as a Romantic Balladeer. He has given Jose Mari’s classic hits a new interpretation while at the same time retaining the Jose Mari Chan “mellow” trademark.

“I’ve been a Jose Mari Chan fan since I was a kid. I know all his songs by heart.”

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