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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!

November 26, 2010

Get these SHINee Hello Freebies Tomorrow!


Universal Records and SHINee World Philippines, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, invite you to "Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event" tomorrow November 27 (Saturday).

This exciting and fun-filled event will be held in the following venues:
- Astroplus The Block (of SM North Edsa)
Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall

Here are the store schedules and telephone numbers:
- Astroplus The Block: 10 AM to 9 PM (tel # 442-0372)
- Odyssey Megamall: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 687-3620)
- Astroplus SM Mall of Asia: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 556-0080)

Sorry, but there will be No Reservations.

Only for tomorrow, the FIRST 400 buyers of "Hello" CD in each store will get these Freebies:

- Official SHINee Hello Big Poster (size: 24" x 36")

- Exclusive SHINee 2011 Big Poster Calendar (size: 24" x 36")

- Exlusive SHINee Collectible Hello Calling Card

Remember this: when you buy 'Hello' CD during regular dats, you only get  - Official SHINee Hello Big Poster (size: 24" x 36") - only while supplies lasts!

SHINee "Hello" CD is P500.00 each.

THE FULL DETAILS:: Hello Shawols - SHINee Hello album launch event Tomorrow (Saturday / November 27)!



Universal Records and SHINee World Philippines, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, invite you to "Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event" on November 27 (Saturday).

This exciting and fun-filled event will be held in the following venues:
- Astroplus The Block (of SM North Edsa)
Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall

There are two (2) main activities during "Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event":

[1] Only for tomorrow, the FIRST 400 buyers of "Hello" CD in each store will get these Freebies:
- Official SHINee Hello Big Poster (size: 24" x 36")
- Exclusive SHINee 2011 Big Poster Calendar (size: 24" x 36")
- Exlusive SHINee Collectible Hello Calling Card

Remember this: when you buy 'Hello' CD during regular dats, you only get  - Official SHINee Hello Big Poster (size: 24" x 36") - only while supplies lasts!

SHINee "Hello" CD is P500.00 each.

[2] The Main Event is the "Say Hello To A Fellow Shawol Contest" and be One of the the Ten (10) lucky winners of SHINee Standees!

Here's how:
1. "Say Hello To A Fellow Shawol Contest" is open to everyone who bought the SHINee "Hello" CD during "Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event" on November27 (Saturday) at Astroplus The Block (of SM North Edsa), Odyssey Megamall and Astroplus Mall of Asia.

2. Once you have paid your 'Hello" CDs and claimed you freebies, proceed to the SHINee World Philippines booth, present your receipt, fall in line and wait for your turn. Be creative and get ready to pose with a fellow Shawol! Make sure both of you are holding a SHINee "Hello" CD.

3. There will be no official photographer in the event, which means SHINee World Philippines core members or your friend will assist you in taking the pictures using your own camera.

4. Once you're done with your pictorial with SHINee, get your official Hello Shawols Event stamp on the receipt and your arm (optional). Exit the photo shoot area to give way to other Shawols who are ready to strike a pose.

5. Upload your picture to the a Facebook Fanpage, which we will post the link soon. The photo with the Most Likes will be the winner! Be reminded that you should only upload photos after the event.

6. Universal Records & SHINee World Philippines will choose the ten (10) winners of the "Say Hello To A Fellow Shawol Contest". Universal Records & SHINee World Philippines' decisions will be final. Ten (10) winners will win SHINee Standee. Wait for further announcements regarding announcement of winners and claiming of prizes.

7. "Say Hello To A Fellow Shawol Contest" will happen only in these three (3) stores from 10AM to 6PM on November 27 (Saturday).

** Fans can get SHINee World Philippines membership form from authorized representatives of SHINee World Philippines. The membership form is FREE. There will be a designated area to fill up the membership form. Registration is ONLY from 10am to 6pm.

SHINee who has received enormous positive response for "Lucifer", which has sold more than 100,000 copies in Korea alone and became the First #1 album for SHINee in the Philippines, will once again burn the charts with "Hello". SHINee's second album repackage "Hello" comes with three new songs. Their latest title song "Hello" is a catchy R&B number fused with simple beats and synth sounds. Listen for SHINee's great harmonization in the song! The other anticipated new tracks are "One" and "Get It". All 13 songs from the original album like rock ballad "Quasimodo", hip-hop tune "Up & Down", R&B number "Life" and of course, their dance hit "Lucifer" are also included in the repackage.

"Hello" has won the Mutizen and K-Chart for the boys, while the "Hello" music video has been viewed more than 3 million times on SME YouTube Channel.

SHINee "Hello" Repackage Album tracklist:
1. Lucifer
2. Hello (new song)
3. 하나 (One) (new song)
4. Get It (new song)
5. Up & Down
6. Electric Heart
7. A-Yo
8. 욕(慾) (Obsession)
9. 화살 (Quasimodo)
10. 악 (Shout Out)
11. Wowowow
12. Your Name
13. Life
14. Ready or Not
15. Love Pain
16. 사.계.후 (Love Still Goes On)

Here are some SHINee related Facebook Fanpage you should join and check out regularly for updates about SHINee and our upcoming album launch event:
SHINee 2010 Comeback Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SHINee-2010-Comeback/124737560902092
SHINee World Philippines Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/shineeworldph

Watch "HELLO" MV here:


To vote for "Hello" music video, type in:
MYX[space]Vote[space]Hello
and send to 2366 for all Globe/Smart/Sun subscribers.

SHINee "Lucifer" album went straight to the #1 position in both Astroplus & Odyssey Album Charts when it was released in September. Will "Hello" score another #1 position for our boys? Only Shawols can answer that question on that day!

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Facebook | Big Bang Philippines fanpage



Join the official fan page created by Universal Records Philippines dedicated to news and updates about YG Entertainment group Big Bang. Just go to this link:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Bang-Philippines-Fanpage/161203927250405

Genre:
Hip Hop/Pop/R&B

Members:
G-Dragon
Tae Yang
T.O.P.
Dae Sung
Seung Ri

Hometown:
Korea

Record Label:
YG Entertainment (Korea)/ Universal Records (Philippines)

These are are just some of the news on the page:
  • Big Bang’s V.I.P. WIDE Interview
  • TOP Wins at 2010 Style Icon Awards
  • YG releases official statement about Big Bang
  • YG Entertainment releases 2011 Big Bang calendar
  • Big Bang nominated for "Excellence Work" award by Japan
  • Want this? Essential Big Bang!
  • Sneak peek inside Essential Big Bang CD
  • Big Bang "Haru Haru" music video

Sneak Peek inside Essential Big Bang CD+DVD!




Facebook | 2NE1 Philippines Fanpage



Go to this link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/2NE1-Philippines-Fanpage/160789647290493
to join the official fan page created by Universal Records Philippines dedicated to news and updates about YG Entertainment girl group 2NE1.

Recent news posted:
- 2NE1 To Promote in the U.S., Australia, and Canada in 2011
- Join 2NE1PH
- “2010 YG FAMILY CONCERT” is the most anticipated concert
- 2NE1 To Release New Single in Thailand "Don't Stop The Music"
- Dara's me2day Photo Leaving For Macau
- 2NE1 on MYX's TAKE 5 this DECEMBER 3 (FRIDAY), 1PM
- Don't miss 2NE1 at 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Macao

It's confirmed! Universal Records will release 2NE1 albums!



Yes, Blackjacks! This is a moment everyone should cherish! Universal Records, the #1 independent record company in the Philippines, has struck an exclusive deal with one of the biggest Korean entertainment companies, YG Entertainment, for the release of 2NE1's albums here in our territory!

2NE1 consists of CL, Bom, Minzy and Dara, which is a girl group created by YG Entertainment. Compared to other Korean girl idol groups, 2NE1 appeals to both male and female fans for their stylish image and outstanding talent! Ever since their debut, 2NE1 has been churning out hits after hits - "Fire", "I Don't Care", "Follow Me", "Clap Your Hands", "Go Away", "Can't Nobody", "It Hurts" and more! In Korea alone, their "To Anyone" album sold more than 100,000 copies in just 5 days!

In the Philippines, where Sandara already has a massive following even pre-2NE1 days, their album releases have been the most anticipated and Blackjacks will finally rejoice now that their prayers have been answered. Universal Records is home to some of K-Pop's brightest & bestselling acts like TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, BoA, f(x), U-Kiss, One Way and many more! Not only that, Universal Records is the ONLY record company in the Philippines to amass an impressive thirteen (13) #1 K-Pop Albums in a period of 12 months! 2NE1's albums will definitely add to the list!

Universal Records will release 2NE1's "To Anyone" album as well as their "The First Mini Album", which will feature four (4) additional tracks and a DVD of five (5) music videos.

Watch out for more details very soon!

Join 2NE1 Philippines Facebook Fanpage:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/2NE1-Philippines-Fanpage/160789647290493

Allkpop | 2NE1’s Dara acquires 200,000 friends on her me2day



2NE1’s most active me2day user, Sandara Park, recently surpassed the 200,000 friend mark on the popular Korean social networking website.

Along with a photo of 2NE1’s band practice, Dara added, “Wow! I just reached the 200,000 friend mark on me2day, all thanks to you. I’m one girl with many friends!! Let’s work hard and get along better for the future.”

Fans left a variety of comments including: “I’m honored to be one of 200,000 friends,” “Congratulations! The queen of me2day has arrived,” and “So glad to be one of Dara’s friends.”

With a quirky personality like hers, how could she not have so many friends? Congratulations, Dara!

Source: asiae
Posted by kingpolo @ Allkpop

YG Entertainment Partners With Universal Records




YG Entertainment, home to some K-Pop's biggest acts, has partnered with Universal Records for the album release of two of its bestselling groups, 2NE1 and Big Bang! Blackjacks (fans of 2NE1) and VIPs (fans of Big Bang) are eagerly awaiting the Philippine editions of 2NE1's "The First Mini Album" (which includes massive hits like "Fire" and "I Don't Care") and "To Anyone", plus Big Bang's "Essential Big Bang" ( a compilation of their biggest hit singles)!

Pinoy K-pop fans are happy to hear about this partnership since Universal Records has already proven its savvy in marketing and promoting K-pop releases for the Philippine market. Universal Records is the #1 independent record company in the Philippines known for its successful OPM artists like Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Jed Madela, Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola etc. It is also home to some of K-Pop's brightest and bestselling acts like TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, BoA, f(x), U-Kiss, One Way and many more! Not only that, Universal Records is the first record company in the Philippines to release K-Pop album way back in 2003 and the only record company to amass an impressive thirteen (13) #1 K-Pop Albums in a period of 12 months! Now that 2NE1 and Big Bang releases will be made available at a more affordable price, these two artists will definitely add to the list!

YG Entertainment is considered one of the top three talent agencies in Korea alongside SM Entertainment (TVXQ, BoA, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee) and JYP Entertainment (Wonder Girls, 2PM). Their last year's sales was reported at 35.69 billion won (around 30,946,443.227 U.S. Dollars), up a whopping 93 percent from the previous year. The increase can be attributable to the success of many of its artists including idol group Big Bang and girl band 2NE1, both of whom raked in significant income from their album sales, music downloads, commercials as well as earnings from the members' individual activities.

YG, which stands for Yang Goon, was founded in 1996 by Yang Hyun-suk, a former member of popular Korean group Seo Tai-ji & Boys. Yang is credited with creating and managing the successful careers of many K-pop artists including 1TYM, Gummy, Jinusean, Se7en and Wheesung. The agency also manages several Korean actors including Kang Hye-jeong and Koo Hye-seon of the "Boys over Flowers" fame.

Universal Records is currently proud partners of both SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment!

Who else do you want Universal Records to release in the future?

Regine Velasquez "Fantasy" album covers and tracklist revealed!



Great news to all the fans of Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez and OPM music lovers.

Regine's latest CD under Universal Records entitled "Fantasy" (her follow-up to 2008's Platinum-certified "Low Key" album), is a 2CD album containing 22 tracks! Yes, that's right, 22 songs! Disc 1 contains all original OPM compositions from Ogie Alcasid, Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar, Nyoy Volante, Isabela Ledesma (Kuh Ledesma's talented daughter), Janno Gibbs, Robin Nievera (Martin Nievera's son) many more. Disc 2 consists of revivals that are most requested in Regine's concerts here and abroad. Songs by Eagles, America, Madonna, Gerard Kenny, Clair Marlo, Paul Davis, Heart, Five For Fighting, Lifehouse and more!

"Fantasy" also comes in two (2) different cover artworks. First version is the Black & White edition, which contains black and white images plus ten (10) Free black & white Regine Postcards! The second version is the Colored Edition, which also has ten (10) Free colored Regine Postcards inside the album! Both versions will include all the 22 songs!

Here's "Fantasy" tracklist:
DISC 1 (Originals)
1. You Don't Know
2. Been Waiting
3. Always
4. This Time
5. True Romance
6. Sana'y Laging Ganito
7. OK Lang Ako
8. Fairy Tale
9. Smile
10. The Funny One (Ogie's Theme)
11. S.M.I.L.E. (Operation Smile Theme)
12. Walang Iba (Diva Theme)

DISC 2 (Covers)
1. Fantasy
2. All My Life
3. I Go Crazy
4. What About Love
5. Papa Don't Preach
6. You And Me
7. Without Me
8. Falling In Love In A Coffee Shop
9. Love Will Keep Us Alive
10. Dying

November 25, 2010

OFW Pinoy Star | Christian Bautista: I’d like to settle down someday




OFW Pinoy Star: You performed in Singapore on a number of occasions, Christian? How do you feel coming here yet again?
Christian Bautista: Singapore is a wonderful city, always innovating always exciting, it feels good to come to such a vibrant city

What are your feelings when you perform in Singapore?
I always have to perform my best because so many world class acts perform here!

The audience was very enthusiastic when you performed at the DXO. Has it been like this all the time when you performed in Singapore?
Every time there are Filipinos in the audience, the energy levels go way up!

Will you be having a new repertoire for your SingTel concert? Please tell your fans what they can expect you to sing this time?
I will be singing a lot of songs from my new Christmas album.

Will you be doing a duet? Or perhaps, you will get more of your fans to join you on stage and share the spotlight with you?
If I get a chance to do so why not?

The girls in the audience are always crazy about you? Is it because of your singing talent? Or could it be due to your good looks?
Haha... that's a tough one to answer... both?

Talking about good looks, who is your current girlfriend?
None at the moment, but waiting for that right moment!

Do you believe that you will eventually find the one true love that you have been searching for all your life?
I'll wait for whom God has intended for me. Out there is certainly THE ONE.

Do you like being in a state of single-hood?
I plan to settle down someday with a wife and kids of my own...yes someday it will happen.

Malaysian actress, Carmen Soo said she actually fell in love when shooting the movie - Your Song presents Beautiful Girl” – with you. What really did she mean? She fell in love with you?
It was a TV series...Carmen is a sweet girl and easy to fall in love with and she is very pretty. She probably meant it in context to her role, but we are very good friends!

Source:  http://pinoystaronline.com/main/?p=1589

Christian Bautista talks about his international movie & Christmas CD @ SNN


Mla Bulletin online | Christian Bautista shares idea to sell more OPM

by Jojo P. Panaligan
 November 23, 2010, 2:35pm



MANILA, Philippines - Balladeer Christian Bautista believes that though CD sales in the Philippines have dipped to almost dangerous depths, selling Original Pilipino Music as ringback tones could save the day.

Bautista said so at the launch of his first Christmas CD, “A Wonderful Christmas,” last Nov. 19. He said that he knows about this first hand since one of his songs in Indonesia---“Tetaplah Dihatiku,” which is an adaptation of ‘80s OPM gem “Please Be Careful With My Heart,” done in duet with Bunga Citra Lestari---made loads of money from at least a million download as a ring back tone.

“Now, if only ‘The Way You Look At Me’ was already downloadable in Indonesia when it became a hit there, then maybe I wouldn’t even need to work right now!” the singer joked to Bulletin Entertainment about his signature song that made his name a byword in other Asian countries.

He explained that the non-traditional marketing strategy could work in the Philippines, since the country is also big on mobile phone usage. According to a study, a mobile phone subscriber in the Philippines sends on average, 27 texts per day. This means that downloading ringback tones could be as popular.

Bautista’s interest in music sales is understandable. He has been on a roll recently with his CD, “Romance Revisited: The Love Songs of Jose Mari Chan,” turning multi-Platinum.

His new album’s promotional single is “Nakaraang Pasko,” a remake of a Kuh Ledesma song in the ‘80s. However, it is “The Gift Of Christmas,” his duet with Lisa Chan, that the singer shared an anecdote of during the interview.

Apparently, Bautista met Lisa inside an airplane. She approached and introduced herself to him during the flight. The singer recalled feeling nervous then, knowing that she is the daughter of Jose Mari Chan and that she sang one of his favorite Christmas tunes, “Christmas In Our Hearts.”

“She told me, ‘I like how you remade my Dad’s songs. Maybe we can do a duet sometime.’ Would I have said, ‘No’?” the balladeer said.

In a previous interview, Bautista said that 2010 has been such a remarkable year for him that he could not ask for more; not even by way of a Christmas gift. He said that he only plans to buy for himself a Swiss Army knife this Yuletide.

“The sports car can wait,” he said, laughing.

Other tracks in “Wonderful Christmas” are “The Christmas Song,” “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “Silver Bells,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Christmas Shoes,” “Christian Time,” “All I Want For Christmas,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “Last Christmas,” “Christmas Alphabet,” and “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.”

Dunkin Donuts has collaborated with Universal Records in support of Bautista’s latest CD. By adding P25 to a dozen or Mas marami donuts purchase, “A Wonderful Christmas” can already be availed.

Bautista is unsure if he will spend Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in the country since he is still wrapping up work on his first Indonesian film titled, “Jayden’s Choir,” which is due for release early 2011.

What is sure is that he will be in the country for a few days at least since he has to tape for his show, “Star Power,” together with Sharon Cuneta and Erik Santos.

Source:
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/289070/christian-bautista-shares-idea-sell-more-opm

November 24, 2010

Yahoo! SEA | Gary Valenciano and other OPM stars attend songwriting camp in Dumaguete

Written by Sam Jacoba
for Yahoo! Southeast Asia



The 1st Elements National Songwriting Camp was overflowing with the talent of its campers—up-and-coming songwriters, established artists, and music industry stalwarts. The event, which was organized by 7101 Music Nation, allowed 60 participants to talk shop with some of the music industry’s most respected players, who served as their mentors.

The mentors did not just commune with the campers, but they jammed the night away night after night in the camp.

Then again, the star of the five-day event, which was held from November 14 to 18, was not any of the celebrated artists who flew in to share their expertise. The spotlight was on music itself.

Musical legacy:
The campers discussed the crucial role of songwriters in using music to shape people, culture, and the country as a whole.

“Music is the purest expression of our mind and soul, and it was never meant to be kept to ourselves,” said singer-songwriter Gary Valenciano. “Songwriters always say something and we want people to listen to what we say.”

The greatest challenge for today’s songwriters is to be heard. It’s still a problem—even with radio, TV, as well as the added creative platforms on the Net, the ubiquity of the iPod, and cell phones that can play music.

By request:
“Songwriters should not be worried about being heard or not. It took me several years to go mainstream,” said Noel Cabangon. “At 45, I have become a pop artist.” Cabangon’s “Mabuting Pilipino,” written in 1997, became one of the “anthems” of President Noynoy Aquino when he campaigned last May.

“More than ninety percent of the songs that I write won’t be heard. I do not write for commercial purposes,” shared Gary Granada, who delivered one of the most moving presentations in the camp.

Lyrical passion:
Granada also encouraged the campers to write music with a passion. “You cannot write something that you don’t know anything about. Be a subject matter expert in things that you write,” he said.

Granada’s statement was echoed by Jim Paredes who encouraged campers to rise above the rest by mastering their craft. He emphasized: “Good artistry is an elite experience. You should be a cut above the rest. Turning ordinary into extraordinary is what it’s all about.”

Jun Sy, CEO of 7101 Music Nation, can certainly attest that music can change lives. “If music can change a person, specifically, entrepreneurs like me, then I believe that music can change a nation,” he said. He then revealed that John Lennon’s “Imagine” was one of the songs that inspired him and has influenced how he manages TAO Corporation, the mother firm of 7101 Music Nation.

Inspired collaboration:
Sy envisioned the camp together with composer Ryan Cayabyab, and 7101 Music Nation COO Twinky Lagdameo. Their goal was to create platforms that would bring together Filipino songwriters, musicians, and artists from various genres or disciplines to celebrate the country’s musical diversity.

To stimulate collaborative work, campers were divided into 12 groups. Each group was tasked to come up with one song that would be presented in the camp. Three of the songs were reportedly signed up by MCA Music Inc. and Star Records.

MCA Music Inc. general manager Ricky Ilacad encouraged the campers to continue writing music. He also gave them tips on how to create hits. “The important thing is for you to keep on writing songs. Your song will be a hit with the right timing. Consumers have certain moods, and these moods follow a certain cycle, and it could be months or years for your songs to become a hit,” he said.

For his part, Joey Ayala told the campers to break new grounds and to take risks. “Expose yourself to the possibilities of doing something great by always pushing it. The major, major things that happen in your lives are all black swans,” he said, referring to ultra rare occurrences of runaway breakthroughs.

Crucial issues:
The event also highlighted the concerns of the music industry.

Angeli Valenciano, president of Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management, Inc., stated that “the respect for music” should be brought back first. “Why do we allow those who cannot carry a tune to sing on TV?” she asked. She said that the whole education system should also be improved end-to-end specifically for music to progress and prosper. She also discussed the possibility of establishing a radio station dedicated to Filipino music.

Rico Blanco, on the other hand, said, “The major TV and radio networks should become proactive partners of the OPM industry.” He added that media people should help build a positive image of local musicians. He then reiterated the need to eliminate piracy.

Debbie Gaite, general manager of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Inc. (Filscap), explained the importance of managing their copyright. She related, “Freddie Aguilar wrote ‘Anak,’ but he did not know that he already have given its copyright to a record label, so even he was restricted from using it.”

Gaite revealed that the publishing rights fees Filscap collected for its members has been growing consistently since 2005. Gaite expects Filscap revenues to hit P83M in 2011.

Future festival:
“We are very satisfied with the results of the camp,” said Cayabyab. “We selected mentors whom we believe will be selfless and share their experiences. What we did not anticipate is how the mentors have affected each other through their sharing.”

Sy sees the camp evolving into a music festival that will begin an unprecedented music movement, not just in Dumaguete, but the whole country.

Camper Bullet Dumas, who was encouraged by his girlfriend to join the qualifying stage for the camp, shared how the camp has strengthened his dream to write music. Similarly, Dani Zamar, who hails from Dumaguete and was encouraged by her parents to try out for the camp, has resolved to further hone her music skills. Already a registered nurse, Zamar is now a music freshman at Silliman University.

“The camp did not just impact the campers but the mentors as well,” revealed Ebe Dancel, lead singer of Sugarfree. This sentiment was also shared by the other mentors such as Top Suzara, Chito Miranda, Gabby Alipe, Yael Yuzon, Jay Durias, and Rico Blanco, among others. “The goal is always to write good songs,” Dancel added. “My passion for song writing was reignited by this event.”

Source: http://ph.yfittopostblog.com/2010/11/22/gary-v-other-opm-stars-attend-songwriting-camp-in-dumaguete

Regine Velasquez "You Don't Know" music video




To vote for "You Don't Know" music video, type in:
MYX Vote You Don't Know
and send to 2366.

Regine Velasquez "You Don't Know" lyrics


Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez first official single "You Don't Know", taken from her new album "Fantasy" can now be heard!

Click here for "You Don't Know" Audio Sampler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Kar-BpRnI

"You Don't Know" is written by Ogie Alcasid and the music video is now airing on MYX, the #1 music channel in the country.

Here's the lyrics of "You Don't Know"

YOU DON'T KNOW

You said goodbye, tearing my world apart.
I felt so numb, not knowing, not believing
That our love was a farce,
That we two could never be one.
I gave everything I could.

Refrain
You don't know how it feels to be loved
To be touched by an angel, be swept away.
You'll never know just what it means
When you make me believe that love is real
And this could be forever,
You'll never know how it feels to love.

I never knew that we could end this way
But I thank you for sending me on my way …
My way (2x)

Repeat Refrain

You'll never know (3x)
How it feels to love.

World Champion Jed Madela launches new single "Times Of Your Life" @ ASAP XV (11/21/10)


Album preview: Jed Madela "The Classics Album"




The release of World Champion Jed Madela's new and 6th album "The Classics Album" from Universal Records is another milestone in his successful career and in the history of Philippine music industry. All the 16 carefully selected songs in "The Classics Album" comprised a collection everybody will treasure. Songs originally popularized by Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Tom Jones, Perry Como, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Paul Anka, Jack Jones, The Four Tops, Simon & Garfunkel and Jed's inimitable vocal styling added more luster to the sterling qualities of these well-loved romantic and inspirational ditties. The new CD release is in a handsome package, which goes very well with the musical treasure in the album.

“The Classics Album” tracklist:
1. What I Did For Love (popularized by Jack Jones)
2. Let Me Try Again (popularized by Frank Sinatra)
3. I Believe (popularized by Tom Jones)
4. Love Story (Where Do I Begin) (popularized by Andy Williams)
5. It's Impossible (popularized by Perry Como)
6. Portrait Of My Love (popularized by Matt Monro)
7. Softly As I Leave You (popularized by Matt Monro)
8. An Affair To Remember (popularized by Nat King Cole)
9. Times Of Your Life (popularized by Paul Anka)
10. A Time For Us (popularized by Andy Williams)
11. You Will Be My Music (popularized by Frank Sinatra)
12. Walk Away (popularized by Matt Monro)
13. Somewhere (popularized by Matt Monro)
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water (popularized by Simon & Garfunkel)
15. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (popularized by The Four Tops)
16. Moonriver (popularized by Andy Williams)

Jed Madela "A Classic Christmas" Concert



What: Jed Madela "A Classic Christmas"
When: November 28 (Sunday), 7PM
Where: Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila

Tickets are available at SM Cinema Ticket Booths and Travellers Ticketron,
Resorts World Manila.

"I Believe" music video:


"The Classics Album" preview:


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Christian Bautista wins Pop Male Artist @ ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Award (11/21/10)


Album preview: Christian Bautista "A Wonderful Christmas"


STIR.ph | Christian’s A Wonderful Christmas

by Justin John Mata | STIR Contributor
22 Nov 2010 | 09:34 AM


After reaping continuous success in his glorious career, Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista generously reciprocates to his ever-growing audience – through the release of A Wonderful Christmas album which comes in a luxe packaging tastefully designed in the season’s symbols.

A collection of 15 songs on the holiday season by Universal Records, A Wonderful Christmas CD’s handsome and hardbound book type packaging makes the complete package of fitting Christmas gift to people we love.

Inside is a collector’s item - a 16 page, full color booklet, containing the lyrics of the 15 songs and several exclusive, never-before-seen photos of Christian Bautista...

Read the full article here:
http://www.stir.ph/LM/articles~level2/id-1290389422752_4/ai-null/Christians_A_Wonderful_Christmas.html

SHINee Hello Freebies Revealed!


Universal Records and SHINee World Philippines, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, invite you to "Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event" on November 27 (Saturday).

This exciting and fun-filled event will be held in the following venues:
- Astroplus The Block (of SM North Edsa)
Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall

Here are the store schedules and telephone numbers:
- Astroplus The Block: 10 AM to 9 PM (tel # 442-0372)
- Odyssey Megamall: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 687-3620)
- Astroplus SM Mall of Asia: 10 AM to 10 PM (tel # 556-0080)

Sorry, but there will be No Reservations.

Only on that day, the FIRST 400 buyers of "Hello" CD in each store will get these Freebies:

- Official SHINee Hello Big Poster (size: 24" x 36")

- Exclusive SHINee 2011 Big Poster Calendar (size: 24" x 36")

- Exlusive SHINee Collectible Hello Calling Card

Remember this: when you buy 'Hello' CD during regular dats, you only get  - Official SHINee Hello Big Poster (size: 24" x 36") - only while supplies lasts!

SHINee "Hello" CD is P500.00 each.

THE FULL DETAILS:: Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event this Saturday (November 27)!



Universal Records and SHINee World Philippines, in cooperation with MYX, Astroplus and Odyssey, invite you to "Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event" on November27 (Saturday).

This exciting and fun-filled event will be held in the following venues:
- Astroplus The Block (of SM North Edsa)
Astroplus Mall of Asia
- Odyssey Megamall

There are two (2) main activities during "Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event":

[1] Only on that day, the FIRST 400 buyers of "Hello" CD in each store will get these Freebies:
- Official SHINee Hello Big Poster (size: 24" x 36")
- Exclusive SHINee 2011 Big Poster Calendar (size: 24" x 36")
- Exlusive SHINee Collectible Hello Calling Card

Remember this: when you buy 'Hello' CD during regular dats, you only get  - Official SHINee Hello Big Poster (size: 24" x 36") - only while supplies lasts!

SHINee "Hello" CD is P500.00 each.

[2] The Main Event is the "Say Hello To A Fellow Shawol Contest" and be One of the the Ten (10) lucky winners of SHINee Standees!

Here's how:
1. "Say Hello To A Fellow Shawol Contest" is open to everyone who bought the SHINee "Hello" CD during "Hello Shawols: SHINee Hello Album Launch Event" on November27 (Saturday) at Astroplus The Block (of SM North Edsa), Odyssey Megamall and Astroplus Mall of Asia.

2. Once you have paid your 'Hello" CDs and claimed you freebies, proceed to the SHINee World Philippines booth, present your receipt, fall in line and wait for your turn. Be creative and get ready to pose with a fellow Shawol! Make sure both of you are holding a SHINee "Hello" CD.

3. There will be no official photographer in the event, which means SHINee World Philippines core members or your friend will assist you in taking the pictures using your own camera.

4. Once you're done with your pictorial with SHINee, get your official Hello Shawols Event stamp on the receipt and your arm (optional). Exit the photo shoot area to give way to other Shawols who are ready to strike a pose.

5. Upload your picture to the a Facebook Fanpage, which we will post the link soon. The photo with the Most Likes will be the winner! Be reminded that you should only upload photos after the event.

6. Universal Records & SHINee World Philippines will choose the ten (10) winners of the "Say Hello To A Fellow Shawol Contest". Universal Records & SHINee World Philippines' decisions will be final. Ten (10) winners will win SHINee Standee. Wait for further announcements regarding announcement of winners and claiming of prizes.

7. "Say Hello To A Fellow Shawol Contest" will happen only in these three (3) stores from 10AM to 6PM on November 27 (Saturday).

** Fans can get SHINee World Philippines membership form from authorized representatives of SHINee World Philippines. The membership form is FREE. There will be a designated area to fill up the membership form. Registration is ONLY from 10am to 6pm.

SHINee who has received enormous positive response for "Lucifer", which has sold more than 100,000 copies in Korea alone and became the First #1 album for SHINee in the Philippines, will once again burn the charts with "Hello". SHINee's second album repackage "Hello" comes with three new songs. Their latest title song "Hello" is a catchy R&B number fused with simple beats and synth sounds. Listen for SHINee's great harmonization in the song! The other anticipated new tracks are "One" and "Get It". All 13 songs from the original album like rock ballad "Quasimodo", hip-hop tune "Up & Down", R&B number "Life" and of course, their dance hit "Lucifer" are also included in the repackage.

"Hello" has won the Mutizen and K-Chart for the boys, while the "Hello" music video has been viewed more than 3 million times on SME YouTube Channel.

SHINee "Hello" Repackage Album tracklist:
1. Lucifer
2. Hello (new song)
3. 하나 (One) (new song)
4. Get It (new song)
5. Up & Down
6. Electric Heart
7. A-Yo
8. 욕(慾) (Obsession)
9. 화살 (Quasimodo)
10. 악 (Shout Out)
11. Wowowow
12. Your Name
13. Life
14. Ready or Not
15. Love Pain
16. 사.계.후 (Love Still Goes On)

Here are some SHINee related Facebook Fanpage you should join and check out regularly for updates about SHINee and our upcoming album launch event:
SHINee 2010 Comeback Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SHINee-2010-Comeback/124737560902092
SHINee World Philippines Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/shineeworldph

Watch "HELLO" MV here:


To vote for "Hello" music video, type in:
MYX[space]Vote[space]Hello
and send to 2366 for all Globe/Smart/Sun subscribers.

SHINee "Lucifer" album went straight to the #1 position in both Astroplus & Odyssey Album Charts when it was released in September. Will "Hello" score another #1 position for our boys? Only Shawols can answer that question on that day!

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Allkpop | SHINee delivers a classic twist for “Hello”


The promotions for SHINee’s “Hello” have wrapped up a while back, but they’ve recently performed the track on the stage of MBC’s “Icon“.

Although this is already a few days old, the performance is too good not to share. We love SHINee’s “Hello” and this orchestrated version is like a breath of fresh air.

For all those who haven’t checked it out yet, here you go!

Watch this clip:


Posted by asphodel @ Allkpop
Tip: jadeful

SHINee to perform for 30,000 Fans in Korea & 24,000 in Japan!


SHINee's first solo concerts in Korea and Japan have exceeded expectations with the enormous fan response.

In Japan, they added an additional date to their concert at the Yoyogi National Stadium and will now be performing for 24,000 fans after selling out 12,000 seats during their pre-sale.

In Korea, SM Entertainment completely changed the dates of their first concert from December 18 and 19th to January 1st and 2nd in order to move to the much larger Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium venue.

The venue can hold 15,000 people and over 2 days, SM expects that SHINee will perform to nearly 30,000 fans.

In comparison, their original venue (KBS 88 Stadium) only held 4,000 fans.

Posted by Sunny Kim @ MTVK

Allkpop | Super Junior & 2NE1 Won Most Number of Awards in MAMA 2010 Online & Mobile Fan Votes




The online and mobile vote results are out for the ‘2010 MAMA‘ (Mnet Asian Music Awards)!

A total of 550,605 people from all over Asia participated in the polls, with the majority of voters being females in their twenties. These votes are factored into the final awards selection, and make up anywhere from 10-30% of the criteria for winners.

The results are as follows:
Best Male Group: Super Junior
Best Dance Performance (Male): Super Junior
Song of the Year: Super Junior
Artist of the Year: Super Junior

Best Female Group: 2NE1
Best Dance Performance (Female): 2NE1
Best Music Video: 2NE1

Best New Male Artist: CNBLUE
Best New Female Artist: miss A
Best Male Solo Artist: Rain
Best Female Solo Artist: BoA
Best Solo Dance Performance: Rain
Best Solo Vocal Performance: Gummy
Best Vocal Performance (Group): 2AM
Best Band Performance: FT Island
Best Rap Performance: Epik High
Best Collaboration: Ga-In & Jo Kwon
Best Digital Single: Park Bom
The Shilla Asian Wave: 2PM

Results can also be viewed on the MAMA homepage. The ceremony will be held in Macau on November 28th, so tune in with allkpop for the live stream of the event!

Source: MAMA official website
Tip: Sandra
Posted by VITALSIGN @ Allkpop

Allkpop | Super Junior’s Siwon & Big Bang’s Taeyang honored with ‘Minister Commendations’



The 1st ‘2010 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards’ was recently held in Seoul on November 22nd, and Big Bang’s Taeyang and Super Junior’s Siwon were awarded the ‘Minister Commendation for Culture and Tourism’.

Other award winners include:
- Actors: Kim Mi Sook and Jung Junho
- Musicians: Kim Kwang Suk and Lee Jung Shik
- Comedians: Kim Byung Jo and Bae Il Jib
- Singer: Maya
- Voice Dubbing Artist: Sung Woo
- Model: Yang Yee Shik
- Cartoonists: Yoon Tae Ho and Won Soo Yeon

Posted by VITALWARNING @ Allkpop
Source : TV Daily

Daily Kpop News | Super Junior Show 3 Singapore Sold out



5,000 Super Junior Super Show 3 tickets for Singapore’s first show was completely sold out yesterday morning! Super Junior’s SS3 concert has received great reactions, the tickets were sold out at the speed of lightning. After the tickets have been sold out, concert organizer Running Into The Sun immediately responded that for the benefit of all the fans who were unable to purchase the tickets, they are trying to secure another show in Singapore.

Controlling the online crowd:
Super Junior’s first concert in Singapore, attracting a lot of fans snatching up the tickets, after sales began, 1000 tickets were sold out in 15 minutes. But as there were large amount of fans purchasing the tickets at the same time, causing the internet site to be paralyzed at some point of time, but at the same time the 5 counters set up at The Heeren also experienced the same problem, delaying the sales for the fans who queued there. SISTIC chairman Tan Jun Hao revealed during a interview yesterday morning that 10 minutes before the sales of tickets began, the website has already been experiencing high traffic flow, beginning to show symptoms of a possible jam of the site, therefore start controlling the traffic flow, it was only then that the traffic flow got better. He also mentioned that the average speed of the counters at The Heeren was 2 minutes per fan. He also revealed that other than Taiwan artistes Jay Chou, in his impression there wasn’t any other time he was required to control the traffic flow, thus showing how popular Super Junior’s concert was.

Many fans did not mange to purchase any tickets:
Not wanting to squeeze with all the other fans, Super Junior fan Valerie Tan queued at Parkway Plaza over night, although she was the first in line, yet she only managed to purchase 6 tickets in 30 minutes. She said “When I bought the ticket at 10am, the counter staff told me the website has been paralysed, he kept refreshing the page and said that the tickets have been sold out, giving me the shock of my life! Only after roughly 30 minutes did I managed to purchase 6 tickets, but I still need 5 more tickets.”

Credits: Super Junior Bar
Translated by: linda@dkpopnews.net