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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!

April 14, 2010

Jay R hosts new show on GMA-7

The Platinum Prince of Soul Jay R will host GMA 7's new show Take Me Out. Take Me Out will replace Family Feud starting April 26 and will be aired on GMA-7.

Take Me Out is a popular dating game show which began airing in the United Kingdom last January 2 of this year. The game starts with a mystery guy impressing 30 single ladies through a series of videos and interviews about him. If the ladies don’t like what they see, they switch off their lights along with his chance of taking them out. At the end of the game, the guy will have to choose a date from the women who leave their lights on. It’s been a while since a dating game show was aired on Philippine television. The most popular perhaps was 'It’s A Date' which was hosted by Plinky Recto and aired on RPN 9 in the '90s. The last dating game show that we’ve seen was 'Mysmatch' which was hosted by Iya Villania and Archie Alemania and aired on TV5.

Source: http://www.starmometer.com/2010/04/02/jay-r-will-host-gmas-new-dating-game-show-take-me-out

Jay R is the MYX Celebrity VJ for the month of April. MYX is the number one music channel in the country. Catch Jay R on the following shows:

Urban MYX:  April 5 - 9
Pinoy MYX:  April 11 - 17
My MYX:  April 18 - 24
Mellow MYX:  April 25 - 30

Jay R's new album "Jay R Sings OPM Love Classics" brings his brand of soul to some of OPM's most romantic ballads in this concept album produced by the Platinum producer Ito Rapadas. The 13 songs were handpicked by Jay R and for the first time, he decided to record an all-Tagalog album as a tribute to some of the biggest OPM hitmakers during the eighties and nineties. Songs from OPM luminaries like Basil Valdez, Sharon Cuneta, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Jaya, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid and even the bands like Rivermaya, True Faith, I-Axe, South Border are given the 'Jay R' touch and will surely appeal to Jay R fans and OPM music lovers alike. The album features Jay R's collaboration with the first female Diamond artist & Soul Siren Nina in the track "Muli" while the carrier single is the 1996 Rivermaya classic "Himala".

Jay R took the local music biz by storm when his smash ballad "Bakit Pa Pa?" became the biggest OPM ballad of 2003. He was crowned the "Prince Of R&B" because of his smooth and soulful vocal styling which eventually spawned several local clones. His debut album "Gameface" was certified Platinum and Jay R became a household name. Movies, commercial endorsements, gigs and regular TV stints came his way and a new OPM superstar was born. His Gold-certified self-titled second album produced another hit "Ngayo'y Narito", but it was his 2008 album "Soul In Love" that surprised everyone in the music industry. "Soul In Love" is filled with a solid track list, unbelievable instrumentation, a great live feel and an outstanding vocal performance. It's no wonder "Soul In Love" became the #1 album of 2008 in one the country's biggest record stores and also solidified Jay R's status as Platinum recording artist when the album became his 2nd Platinum Record ! With "Soul In Love" he was able to capture a new audience with his easy listening vocal style without losing the signature Jay R soulful delivery.

Track listing:
1. Himala (originally by Rivermaya)
2. Ako'y Sa 'Yo, Ika'y Akin (originally by I-Axe)
3. Ikaw Lamang (originally by Zsa Zsa Padilla)
4. Paalam Na (originally by Rachel Alejandro)
5. Muli with Nina (originally by Gary Valenciano & Regine Velasquez)
6. Kahit Kailan (originally by South Border)
7. Huwag Na Lang Kaya (originally by True Faith)
8. Sa Isip Ko (originally by Agot Isidro)
9. Sa Kanya (originally by Ogie Alcasid)
10. Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (originally by Martin Nievera)
11. Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (originally by Basil Valdez)
12. Wala Na Bang Pag-ibig (originally by Jaya)
13. Hagkan (originally by Sharon Cuneta)

Check out Jay R's music video and album preview:


Jay R Sings OPM Love Classics album preview:

Follow Jay R:
Official website: http://www.jayr.net
Facebook fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jay-R/128233352133
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rnbjayr
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jayrsmusic


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