Tate McRae drops highly anticipated debut album, i used to think I could fly

Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/dancer Tate McRae releases her highly anticipated debut album, i used to think i could fly via RCA Records/Sony Music.

The album is released on May 27th via RCA Records and showcases Tate at the top of her game. The album features all-star writing collaborators and producers including Greg Kurstin, Finneas, Charlie Puth, Alexander 23, Blake Slatkin, Louis Bell and more. The album will feature already released tracks “feel like shit,” “she’s all i wanna be,” “chaotic,” “what would you do?” and more.

“she’s all i wanna be,” her latest single, has over 230 million streams and is currently in the Top 12 on the Top 40 chart.
Last week, Tate teamed up with Sony Electronics for an album launch event in conjunction with the arrival of their new LinkBuds S headphones. The event kicked off with Tate performing on a private jet followed by a livestream concert via Amazon Music with Z100 and Instagram joining the festivities. Just yesterday, Tate was revealed as the most recent digital cover for UPROXX Magazine.

Tate just wrapped her 2022 North American Tour and is currently headlining dates in the EU with dates in the UK and Australia later this summer. Starting in September, Tate will tour as the special guest on Shawn Mendes’ Wonder: The World Tour 2022. For more information, please visit www.tatemcrae.com/tour.

Check out her i used to think i could fly track list:

  1. ?
  2. don’t come back
  3. i’m so gone
  4. what would you do?
  5. chaotic
  6. hate myself
  7. what’s your problem?
  8. she’s all i wanna be
  9. boy x
  10. you’re so cool
  11. feel like shit
  12. go away
  13. i still say goodnight

Louis Tomlinson Live in Manila 2022

English singer-songwriter and one of the member of boyband group One Direction, Louis Tomlinson is coming back to Manila and headline his very first solo concert which will be held at the Araneta Coliseum this July 2022. This show will be part of his current world tour in support of his debut album, “Walls”. This would be Live Nation Philippines’ first ever live concert this 2022.

Tagged as his first world tour, the show is also in support of his debut album “Walls,” released in 2020 that spawned five singles: “Two of Us”, “Kill My Mind”, “We Made It”, “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart” and “Walls” – sold over 100 million records worldwide and garnered over a BILLION streams.

In 2019, Louis won the Best Song Award at the Teen Choice Awards for his single ‘Two Of Us,’ which has hit 40 million streams on Spotify, with YouTube views at 23 million. In 2018 Louis won an iHeart Award for ‘Best Solo Breakout’ and an EMA Award for ‘Best UK & Ireland Act’ in 2017. He was ranked No.5 on Billboard’s emerging artists of 2018 and had over 60 million combined followers on social media.

Live Nation Philippines presents
Live in Manila
July 16, 2022
Araneta Coliseum

Ticketing details to follow


Louis Tomlinson World Tour will NOW be at the Araneta Coliseum on July 16, 2022. Ticket exchange happens on June 10-12, 2022.

For fans who purchased for New Frontier Theater, tickets will be assigned with the equivalent seats at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

For fans who purchased online, your New Frontier ticket will be voided and a new electronic ticket for the Smart Araneta Coliseum show will be emailed to you.

For fans who bought thru Box Office and Outlet/s, your New Frontier ticket must be surrendered at the Ticketnet Box Office and your new ticket will be issued in exchange.

Ticketnet Box Office is open daily from 10am to 8pm, including weekends. For more ticket info and inquiries, visit http://www.ticketnet.com.ph.

Due to demand, additional tickets will be on sale starting Monday, June 13, 10AM via http://www.ticketnet.com.ph and its outlets. Follow Live Nation Philippines on its socials for more show updates.

-June 13, 2022: 10:00AM via Ticketnet outlets and online: www.ticketnet.com.ph


Rico Blanco, Maris Racal, Ebe Dancel, and more in Balcony Entertainment LIVE concert this June

After what seems like an eternity of waiting, fans are in for a treat as one of the country’s top management labels BALCONY ENTERTAINMENT is gearing-up for a most eagerly anticipated local live concert.

Balcony Entertainment Live – slated on June 11th at Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan – promises to be an amazing showcase and celebration of local talent, as it features the country’s top acts, led by the ultimate entertainer RICO BLANCO, acclaimed singer-songwriter EBE DANCEL, pop superstar MARIS RACAL, lo-fi/indie songwriter and producer RAVEN, songwriting wunderkind ZILD, and modern alternative group NEVER THE STRANGERS.

The lineup alone speaks volumes about how the event promises to be the proverbial tour de force that aims to re-ignite the local music scene after a two-year plus hibernation.

“I welcomed most of these amazing artists into the Balcony family just in the last couple of years and mostly during pandemic,” Blanco (who doubles as Balcony Entertainment’s CEO…) begins to explain, when asked how the seed was planted and how the event came together. “All this time, I had the honor of guiding them and keeping them musically productive, even during the time when there were no gigs… we were able to churn out a lot of amazing new releases through the lockdown, but admittedly, I was really excited about the shows that would happen once things got back to normal: it was very clear to me we would have an incredible lineup for concerts and tours, and now I’m thrilled that we’re able to take this first small step.”

“I’m most-looking forward to meet the rest of the Balcony Entertainment family and roster of artists, since for the past two years, they’ve mostly been my ‘internet friends,’ says Zild, whose emergence during the pandemic was a much-needed shot of musical brilliance and magic for listeners. “It feels like a grand eyeball / meeting for all, including the different communities of music fans.” Fellow artist and singer/songwriter Ebe Dancel also shared the same sentiment and gave massive props to his fellow artists as well: “I’m such a big fan of Zild’s, it’s been ages since I’ve seen Rico perform – believe it or not – and I’ve never seen Maris live, so I am both a performer and a fan come June 11th.”

And speaking of Racal, the pop superstar shares: “I’m excited because it’s my first gig with Balcony Entertainment and it’s also my album launch – so I’m looking forward to seeing all the ‘mariestellers’ and to finally perform my new songs in front of a live audience.”

And the legion of loyal fans and followers – who have dubbed themselves the “Balconation” – are incredibly excited as well to troop over to the Music Museum to witness history-in-the-making. Without a doubt, their enthusiasm and anticipation for a musical showcase like this will finally be rewarded, as they collectively followed and supported the releases of the Balcony Entertainment roster throughout the pandemic. This is the perfect culmination of that fervent fandom – to be able to see and witness the live impact of the songs and material of the said artists.

“I’m excited for the fans to discover the other artists they might not have originally been tuned-in to,” Blanco continues, and adds: “I’ve had countless memorable performances at the Music Museum throughout the years, and I know that this particular first for the Balconation will be incredibly special as well.”

Tickets to Balcony Entertainment Live are now available through TicketWorld, and for information on ticket prices and purchases, interested parties can contact them through: https://premier.ticketworld.com.ph/shows/show.aspx?sh=BALCONYL22

Alexander 23 releases somber single, “The Hardest Part”

GRAMMY®-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Alexander 23 releases “The Hardest Part,” a somber track that grapples with loss and heartbroken nostalgia. Opening with gentle keys, “The Hardest Part” finds Alexander at his most vulnerable, remembering a friend he lost touch with, then lost forever. “I guess the hardest part of getting old,” he sings on the moving chorus. “Is that some people that you love don’t.” The song is a showcase for Alexander’s distinctive songwriting and his ability to transform heavy emotional moments into intimate, relatable pop songs.

Co-produced by Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Conan Gray) and co-penned with Amy Allen, “The Hardest Part” is the latest taste of Alexander’s forthcoming full-length debut due out later this year. On an Instagram post the rising artist shared more insight behind the track, “I didn’t want to put it out. It felt wrong to commoditize grief, especially as so much of it wasn’t my own. I began to slowly send it to close family and friends, and the response was overwhelming to say the least. It made me reevaluate the song’s potential place in the world because it reminded me of what I have turned to music for countless times before, to feel understood when words and actions weren’t enough.”

Throughout 2022 Alexander has previewed his new sound – he shared eclectic, genre-expanding songs like “Crash” and sensitive moments like “The Hardest Part,” and “Hate Me If It Helps” co-written by Olivia Rodrigo. Alexander shared these tracks live while on John Mayer’s Sob Rock Tour 2022 tour and will continue to share new tracks next month as he heads to the UK and Ireland for shows supporting pop upstart Tate McRae. Later this year, he’ll play sets at festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago and Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas.

Alexander 23 2022 Tour Dates:
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Ritz Manchester*
June 13 Birmingham, UK O2 Institute*
June 15 London, UK O2 Forum Kentish Town *
June 17 Dublin, IE The Academy *
June 18 Dublin, IE The Academy *
July 28 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza 2022
Sept 22 Dover Heights Firefly Music Festival 2022
*with Tate McRae

Shanti Dope and Flow G’s “Kamusta” is a reminder to go and check in on our friends

“Kumusta?” or “How are you?” is always a welcome question amongst friends. It’s an ice breaker for what would be the start of the conversation or a soothing acknowledgement to someone going through tough times.

Written in collaboration with Flow G, Shanti Dope’s latest release with the title “Kamusta” touches on a very delicate topic — depression.
Depression is a serious matter and we’ve lost many young and very talented lives because of this mental health issue.

Photo by Danilo Factor

It comes as a surprise that with Shanti Dope and Flow G’s persona as hip-hop artists such a topic can be an inspiration for a song; which only goes to show how well-rounded individuals they are and not just an echo for grunt and angst. In terms of the lyrics, the two rappers were able to bring up the important discussion regarding mental wellness and helped in the stigma of suffering from depression being removed, in their own special way.

If someone with depression does not find God for solace, a family member or a friend can help with the continued reassurance that help is always available. All it takes is to say, “Kamusta?” “Meron bang nakakubli sa likod ng ‘yong ngiti at kutitap ng iyong mga mata? Mabigat ba sa dibdib ‘pag laging pinipigilang sabihin ang iyong nadarama? Di mo gustong malaman ng mundo ang kahinaan mo Kung wala kang malapitan, Pwede mo akong sabihan.”

Photo by Danilo Factor

“Kamusta” will be available on all streaming platforms under Universal Records Philippines. The music video was directed by Jeremy Lim of Blck Mrkt.

See more photos from the Red Carpet Premiere here:

Viva Live sets Arthur Nery’s first major concert

Simply titled “Arthur Nery”, the concert will be held on July 2, 2022 at the New Frontier Theater.

Arthur Nery cemented his hitmaker standingwith his song “Pagsamo” released in 2021. The single went on to become a massive Pinoy pop hit and even made it as the theme of the VivaMax movie “My Husband, My Lover”. To date, “Pagsamo” has over 200 million streams on Spotify, Apple Music, and on Youtube.

Arthur Nery broke into the mainstream some three years ago with his acclaimed solo album “Letters Never Sent”. The album yielded the single “Higa” that eventually became his breakout hit. Several tracks from the same album also made its mark, including “Binhi” and “Life Puzzle: but it was in 2020 that Arthur went white hot with a string of singles starting with “Happy w U” that was followed up with “Take All The Love” in 2021.

Arthur has also produced hit collaborations with other OPM artists including his duet with Janine Teñoso, fan-fave and kilig hit “Pelikula” in 2021. Recently, Arthur Nery’s latest single “Isa Lang” became a certified hit within a few weeks of its release, topping Pinoy pop songs on Spotify’s local charts.

Tickets are selling fast for Arthur’s concert, proving his strong appeal to his fanbase. As of this writing, both SVIP and Loge seats have already been sold-out. Viva Live expects the concert to be fully sold-out soon and advises Arthur Nery followers and music fans in general to not miss this music event.

Ticket prices for the “Arthur Nery” concert ranges from Php4,000 for the SVIP seats (that includes a Meet & Greet) VIP seating for Php3,000, Orchestra at Php2,000, Loge at Php1,500, and Balcony at Php750.

For ticket inquiries, call VIVA (0917).182.5560 or Ticketnet at 8911.5555.

Viva Live, Inc. is the music production outfit behind the hit concerts of Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Vice Ganda and many more.

For more details and upcoming announcements, check out Viva Artists Agency and Viva Live on the following social media platforms:

Viva Artists Agency: www.facebook.com/vivaartistsagency
Viva Live: www.facebook.com/vivaliveinc

See more photos from Arthur Nery’s media conference here:

Being Fancy: 8 BALLIN’ drops another bop

If the hip-hop collective 8 BALLIN’ hasn’t been on your radar yet, here’s another reason to pay attention to their music. With their latest single, “Fancy,” out now on all music streaming platforms, the group is proving to be one of Def Jam Philippines’ most promising young talents. Their song is a collaboration between the members of the collective. It was produced by Luigi “zp3nd” Tamayo and recorded at the Double RR Studio.

8 BALLIN’ says that they composed “Fancy” with an old-school, chill vibe to reflect the story of a young woman who is, in their words, “swabe kung gumalaw.” Her smooth moves, they say, reflect her “go with the flow” personality that consistently stands out. “We came up with a party vibe [for this song],” they tell us in Filipino, “but it is also chill.” The sonic mix will engage listeners in how they speak about their topic through rhyme.

8 BALLIN’ want people to ease into their music, they say, and “Fancy” fits into their musical trajectory by emphasizing a mix of old-school and new-school hip-hop. They add that their arrangement for this song fits well with what they aim to do with it. This fits in, they say, with the kind of ideal place where one hears it: in a classy club where, one will be “speechless” upon hearing the song. In other words, one is likely to put down their drink and stop chatting once the song comes on.

The group says that they have been listening to a lot of R&B songs lately from different artists, and they feel that the energy they draw from that fuels a song such as “Fancy.” They are excited to bring their energy to a live event in June, where they promise a “wild performance.”

“Fancy” is yet another sign that 8 Ballin’ is ready to make an impact on the diverse world of Philippine music.

Be You: The World Will Adjust event to feature Red Velvet LIVE in Manila

Ipiti Inc. (In Purpose International Training Institute Inc.) will be staging a special live benefit concert titled: “Be You – The World Will Adjust”, an extraordinary celebration for people with special needs. The show set for July 2022 at the Mall of Asia Arena and will feature prominent K-Pop group, Red Velvet as well as P-Pop groups: BGYO, Bini, and teen star Lady Pipay. IPITI Inc. aims to extend its reach to the community to serve as a public servant to all by providing formal and non-formal educational and vocational training as well as enhancement programs for Special Education to those with special needs.

Be You: The World Will Adjust
Red Velvet, BGYO, BINI, Lady Pipay
July 22, 2022 – 7:00pm
Mall of Asia Arena

VIP – Php7,550
Patron – Php6,400
Lower Box – Php4,800
Upper Box – Php2,660
General Admission – Php1,600
*ticket prices inclusive of ticketing service charges*


Tickets goes on-sale starting May 30, 2022 via SM Tickets outlets and online at www.smtickets.com. Call 8470.2222 for ticket inquiries

Cheat Codes release highly anticipated dance album, Hellraisers pt. 3

Multi-platinum hit-making trio Cheat Codes, popularly known for their smash single “No Promises” (feat. Demi Lovato), are turning out new music at record pace by releasing their third album Hellraisers, PT 3, available everywhere May 27th.

Cheat Codes released the first part of their debut album Hellraisers, Pt. 1 in May 2021. Inspired by Trevor’s pop-leaning sound, the record featured tracks such as the lead single “Lean On Me (feat. Tinashe),” “Stay (feat. Bryce Vine),” “Do It All Over (feat. Marc E. Bassy),” and “Hate You + Love You (feat. AJ Mitchell).” The name of the album, “Hellraisers,” was the nickname given to the group by their late manager, Michael Theanne, describing the boy’s playful, adventurous and lavish lifestyle. The album itself has three parts – each part has a distinct sound influenced by each member.

Hellraisers Part 2 was Kevi’s Hip-Hop leaning album with hits including “Hurricane” featuring All American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter and “No Service in the Hills” ft. Trippie Redd & Blackbear. The album also had collaborations with UK rock royalty Oli Sykes of Bring me the Horizon, Charlotte Sands and international pop punk sensation Travis Barker.

Hellraisers Part 3 is Matt’s dance-inspired album. Coming off of their hit, “Payback” featuring Icona Pop, which received chart-topping reviews at the start of 2022, this album has been curated with the nightclub-goer in mind. Taking the guys back to their roots this album has powerhouse collaborators and will finalize the Hellraisers trilogy.

The Cheat Codes say “Hellraisers Part 3 is finally here! It’s the final installment of the Hellraisers Trilogy. Our vision for this project was to blend genres and create something outside the box of our normal sound. We wanted to make 3 unique albums that represented us individually but still stayed true to who the Cheat Codes really are.

Our main goal with Cheat Codes is to bring people together through music, and the fact that we’re able to collaborate with such amazing artists in pop, hip hop, electronic, and rock is a vision we’ve had for a long time! Hope you enjoy these albums as much as we enjoyed making them!”

Track list (in order):

Memory (w Gashi)

Back Again (w Loote)

Tell Me You Love Me

Everything About You (ft Bryn Christopher)

Love Me For Now

Demons (ft ILIRA)

Afraid of Love (w Stondon Massey)

Know No Better

Lucky (w Quarterhead)

Change Your Mind (w TV Noise ft Marc E Bassy)

Running (w Martin Jensen)

That Feeling (w Danny Quest)

Payback (w Icona Pop)

I Just Wanna (w Felix Jaehn)

The biggest K-Bazaar: Hallyu Market is happening this August 2022 at SM Skydome

Get ready to shop to your heart’s content and stock up on the trendiest finds at the Hallyu Market, a one-day bazaar featuring all things Korea and K-Culture! Hallyu Market’s first stop is at the SM Skydome this August 20, 2022. Hallyu Market is also coming to a city near you as it plans to hold more Hallyu Market bazaars in Pasay, Cebu, Pampanga and Davao towards the latter part of the year, with an aim to make Hallyu reachable to fans all over the Philippines.

Snag the hottest K-merch, update your K-beauty routine, and shop til you drop while sipping on an iced Americano from our K-Cafe selections. What’s more, K-collectors can visit the designated Photocard Station where they can trade, auction, buy, and sell all-day, nonstop!

More exciting activities and swag await, so make sure to be at the Skydome at SM North EDSA on August 20th, 2022! Entrance to the 2022 Hallyu Market is P150 and includes a free Mini Deco Kit & More. Fans and bazaar goers can pre-book their entrance tickets at http://www.hallyumarket.live

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