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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 27, 2011



Acknowledging Christian Bautista’s successful bid in Asia, the Asiansation is set to release his very first international album “Outbound”, released via Universal Records.

The album boasts of recordings of Christian done outside the country and his collaborations with music producers and artists from the United States, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia.

The first single “All That’s Left” presents Christian’s new, bolder sound, and further proves that he is more than just a balladeer.

While taping for “The Kitchen Musical”, Christian never ceased to get in touch with some of the region’s movers in the music industry until he met Tat Tong, composer of “Outbound”’s first single. Tat is the composer of the anthemic “All That’s Left”.

Tat Tong
Producer, arranger, songwriter Tat Tong is responsible for more than 20 Top 10 and five #1-charting hits in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and mainland China.

His songwriting, arranging and mixing work has gone platinum and won accolades from artists and critics, including the Top 20 Songs of 2011 and the Top 10 Albums of April 2011 in the Global Chinese Music Awards. In addition, best-selling Hong Kong artist Hins Cheung [Universal Music Hong Kong] has described Tat’s production work as “nuanced and layered – the production quality is unparalleled by other contemporary productions in the market”.

Tat Tong is presently involved in mixing an official album for NBC's top-rating reality a cappella competition The Sing-Off, which will be released under Sony Music’s Epic Records in the U.S.

“Outbound” also features Tat’s three masterpieces- original songs like “Unphotographable”, “What Can I Do” and his masterful work on Christian’s cover of George Michael’s “Faith”, which is special for Christian because it is his first big solo in “The Kitchen Musical”.

Christian and other collaborations
Aside from Christian’s collaborations with Tat, “Outbound” gathers his noteworthy works with Grammy-nominated multi-platinum instrumentalist Jim Brickman (“Never Far Away”), the K-Pop R&B trio One Way (“Wrong Number”), Indonesian songwriter Satrio for the hit “I’m Already King”, the theme of Christian’s Indonesian movie “A Special Symphony”, and with Avex Japan's amazing Baby M for the lovely duet “Sakura”.

Christian and Avex Trax artist Baby M
Baby M is a signed artist of Japan’s biggest independent recording company Avex Trax, home of J-Pop superstars like Namie Amuro, Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi to name a few.
Their duet will be released in countries like Japan, South Africa, further establishing Christian’s stature as an international recording artist.

Christian and BlackBerry
Christian was pleased to showcase the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ in the “All That’s Lef”t music video, which paired Christian with the Queen of CosPlay Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Christian is an avid BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) user, most especially when he worked for four months in Singapore for “The Kitchen Musical.” So it was a natural choice for him to use BlackBerry devices for the “All That’s Left” music video featuring Queen of CosPlay Alodia Gosiengfiao. BBM, the instant messaging application for BlackBerry smartphone customers, allows users to exchange messages, photos, videos, and voice notes with their BBM contacts no matter where they are in the world. It works in real time, enabling people to share their experiences instantly with individuals or groups of contacts - it even provides confirmation when messages have been delivered and read.

Christian knows that for Filipinos living abroad, BBM is a cost-efficient and fun way to share life's experiences with loved ones around the globe.
Christian and The Kitchen Musical

Christian can still be seen in the first Pan-Asian musical TV series “The Kitchen Musical”, which airs over at AXN (New episodes every Monday, 9:05pm) and Studio 23 (New episodes every Saturday, 7:30pm). In the series, he plays Chef Daniel, a confident sous chef in love with best friend and co-worker Chef Maddie (Karylle).

Christian is being supported by Belo, Swatch, Blackwater and Gold’s Gym.

Outbound is now available at all record bars nationwide.

Track List

1. All That's Left
2. Unphotographable
3. Faith from "The Kitchen Musical"
4. I'm Already King from "A Special Symphony"
5. What Can I Do
6. Never Far Away with Grammy nominated recording artist Jim Brickman
7. Wrong Number with K-Pop R&B Trio One Way
8. Sakura with Avex Japan artist Baby M


Christian Bautista Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/xianbautista
Christian Bautista Twitter: http://twitter.com/xtianbautista
The Kitchen Musical Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/TKMOfficial

October 21, 2011



Acknowledging Christian Bautista’s successful bid in Asia, the Asiansation is set to release his very first international album "Outbound," via Universal Records.

The album boasts of recordings of Christian done outside the country and his collaborations with music producers and artists from the United States, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Indonesia.

The first single "All That’s Left" presents Christian’s new, bolder sound.

Watch out for more details about Christian Bautista’s Outbound.

Christian can still be seen in the first Pan-Asian musical TV series "The Kitchen Musical," which airs over at AXN and Studio 23.

October 14, 2011



World Champion Jed Madela sold thousands of records reviving some of the most memorable ballads in his previous albums. Now, he is all set to fulfill his promise of recording new songs in his seventh album "Breathe Again."

“I am keeping my word, promise,” says Jed of his newest album. “It took some time because I really want to give you something exceptional and incomparable.” The album, composed primarily of beautifully-written original songs, exhibits his versatility and range as a vocalist.

“I have set a tight standard when I chose each song for this album,” he admits. “These new songs will make everyone…. Breathe Again.”

"Breathe Again" is a beautiful ballad that speaks about the different facets of love- its ups and downs, joys and pains.

When asked to describe some outstanding tracks in the album, he describes “Larawan” as something vocally-challenging, while “Ikaw Na Lang Ang Kulang” as a stirring ballad.

Jed also tries interpreting more upbeat songs as he performs "I Have You Here" and "We’re Having A Party."

Aside from the nine original songs, "Breathe Again" also gives in to requests for Jed to record some revivals. Kris Aquino asked Jed to record Fra Lippo Lippi’s "Later."

Jed also revived Lani Misalucha’s "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin," Peabo Bryson’s "If Ever You’re In My Arms Again," Barry Manilow’s "I Made It Through The Rain," and Fantasia Barrino’s "I Believe," which made Jed trend when he performed the song on ASAP Rocks.

Aside from the launch of "Breathe Again," Jed will headline a special concert "Beyond Expectations" this November 26 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with Ballet Manila, Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera as guests.

“Breathe Again” Tracklisting

1. I Have You Here
2. The Only One For Me
3. Breathe Again
4. Later
5. Ikaw Na Lang Ang Kulang
6. Let Go
7. If Ever You're In My Arms Again
8. Someday Soon
9. Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin
10. Larawan
11. Your Moment To Shine with Nikki Palikat
12. I Believe
13. I Made It Through The Rain
14. We're Having A Party

Join Jed Madela Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jed-Madela/54838224820
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Watch Jed Madela "Breathe Again" Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9EJdQhvTV8

October 7, 2011



Queen of Soul Jaya goes back to basics in her latest album “All Souled Out” her first album under Universal Records. The album gathers some of the most romantic ditties interpreted in a very honest, heartfelt, and soulful manner.

“You’ll hear a different Jaya here in “All Souled Out,” declares Jaya. “You will hear songs interpreted with full of soul and devoid of screams.”

The album features 12 smooth soul classics including Patti Austin’s “Any Other Fool,” Dianne Reeves’ “Land of the Loving,” Roberta Flack’s Making Love,” Gladys Knight’s “Neither One of Us,” Aretha Franklin’s “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman,” among others.

"All Souled Out" celebrates the beautiful marriage of soul and romance, no screaming and shouting. This album’s predecessor, the Platinum-certified "Soul in Love," was rendered from a man’s point of view. In "All Souled Out," songs are interpreted from the woman’s core.

“All Souled Out” is Jaya’s debut album with Universal Records. She joins the elite roster of the label including Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Jed Madela, Nina, Billy Crawford and fellow Party Pilipinas artists Jay R, Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid.

According to Jaya, her move to join a new label is a signal of rebirth.

“Being part of a powerhouse roster of artists has its own set of pressures, but Universal has been very supportive and professional. I am very impressed,” shares Jaya. “They (Universal) really know what direction to take for the album.”

“All Souled Out” is already available.

“All Souled Out” Track List:

1. Any Other Fool (Originally sung by Patti Austin)
2. Making Love (Originally sung by Roberta Flack)
3. Land Of The Loving (Originally sung by Dianne Reeves)
4. Just The Two Of Us (Originally sung by Bill Withers)
5. Too Shy To Say (Originally sung by Stevie Wonder)
6. Neither One Of Us (Originally sung by Gladys Knight & The Pips)
7. At Your Best (You Are Love) (Originally sung by The Isley Brothers)
8. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (Originally sung by Otis Redding)
9. Let’s Stay Together (Originally sung by Al Green)
10. If You Don’t Know Me By Now (Originally sung by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)
11. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Originally sung by Aretha Franklin)
12. I Keep Forgettin’ (Originally sung by Michael McDonald)

"ALL SOULED OUT" ALBUM PREVIEW HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erjGuaqP3x8

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October 3, 2011

Sponge Cola - Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay (OFFICIAL, HD + LYRICS)

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