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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!

June 27, 2010

Phil. Star | AS 1 by popular demand

Updated June 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Catch the much-awaited and highly-anticipated repeat of the spectacular concert AS 1 with Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano at the Araneta Coliseum on July 16. With 16 exhilarating and sold-out international performances in the US, Canada, and the Middle East and great reviews, the concert is sure to excite and entertain both music aficionados and fans alike.

This ground-breaking musical event marked the once-in-a-lifetime partnership of Martin and Gary, the two top male musical acts here in the country. The concert proudly boasts of Martin and Gary together, after a 25-year rivalry in the entertainment industry. AS 1 opened in Manila before a crowd of about 13,000 on Sept. 19, 2009 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. It also brought together two of the most respected musical directors in the Philippines, Louie Ocampo and Mon Faustino in one stage. AS 1 also proved to all that competition can be kept to a professional level but the brotherhood and friendship of the two artists go beyond the stage and could be felt throughout the series.

The AS 1 franchise also dominated the recording scene with the release of the commemorative AS 1 CD which immediately claimed the number one spot in the retailers’ album sales charts and after five months continues to be on the Top 10 of the charts. The AS 1 CD is released by Universal Records in cooperation with Polyeast Records and it features Martin and Gary doing renditions of each other’s hit songs as well as several duets such as its title song As One, a song composed by Gina Tabuena-Godinez and Albert Chang, beautifully arranged by Gary himself. Today, this collector’s item CD is currently enjoying a Platinum Record sales status and is continually doing very well in the market.

Fans can look forward to an unforgettable and magical evening of production numbers and high powered performances which includes their greatest hits, today’s chart-toppers, OPM classics, and their classic theme songs from soap operas and movies. They will also witness Martin Nievera dancing for the first time with Gary V! Fans can also expect a special production number featuring Martin and Gary with their sons Robin and Ram Nievera and Paolo and Gab Valenciano respectively.

Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets at SM Department Store Costumer Service Area and at the Araneta Coliseum ticket booths. For ticket reservations call 911-5555 or call Manila GenesisEntertainment and Management Inc. at 706-2170 to 72 local 914 or call Vikee Pajarillo at 0915-4975225. For more on Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano sign up in their official AS 1 page on Facebook.


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