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Bokeem Woodbine’s rock group 13 Purple Dragons performs in Manila this August 19

Get ready to rock as Hollywood actor 30-year veteran Bokeem Woodbine and his rock band, 13 Purple Dragons, gear up to deliver an electrifying performance at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Saturday, August 19, 2023, in Manila, Philippines.

This sensational event, presented in collaboration with Canadian Filipina, Catherine Asperin of Meraki Event MGMT., renown Filipino concert and event producer, Jesse Cambosa of DMC Philippines and Eric Perpetua of Noisemakers Event Management, is set to ignite the stage and showcase the power of unity in music. 13 Purple Dragons, led by the esteemed actor and musician Bokeem Woodbine, has garnered global recognition for their classic and soulful rock music. Hollywood actor, Bokeem Woodbine and his rock band, 13 Purple Dragons Woodbine known for his exceptional acting prowess on the silver screen.

Woodbine is also a talented musician, showcasing his musical abilities as the frontman of his explosive rock band, 13 Purple Dragons. Comprising talented members, Melchizedek Diggs on bass and Tobias Breton Richardson on drums and background vocals, 13 Purple Dragons is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Bokeem Woodbine:
Bokeem Woodbine is a prominent Hollywood actor, known for his versatile performances across a wide range of film and television projects. Born on April 13, 1973, and raised in Harlem, New York, Woodbine discovered his passion for the arts at a young age. Through his undeniable talent, he quickly rose to prominence, captivating audiences with his reviting performance. While honing his acting skills on the stage and in films, he simultaneously continued to play and showcase his musical abilities by playing in a rock band, 13 Purple Dragons.

This dual dedication allowed Woodbine to showcase his immense creativity and versatility on multiple artistic fronts, captivating audiences with his compelling performances onscreen and his electrifying presence on stage. He landed numerous roles in highly pertinent films such as, “Crooklyn” (1994), “Dead Presidents” (1995), and co-starred on television series, “Battery Park” (NBC, 2000) and, “Saving Grace” (TNT, 2007-2010), as well as starred in movies namely, “The Rock” (1996), “Ray” (2004), and “Total Recall” (2011). He is known for his portrayal in the critically acclaimed role of hitman Mike Milligan, on the series, “Fargo” (FX, 2014-), played the villain, Shocker, in Marvel Comics’, “Spider-man: Homecoming” (2017). He joined the cast of the true crime series “Unsolved” (USA, 2018).

Bokeem made a conscious decision to be more discerning and to select offers that aligns and reflects his beliefs as well as his true character, not long after the biopic film ‘Ray’ released in 2004. After a 15-year hiatus from music, Bokeem Woodbine’s Rock band, 13 Purple Dragons has re-emerged for their latest single release, “Star Seeds Sling Jing Jams.” Hailing from New Jersey are new band members, Melchizedek Diggs on bass and Tobias Breon Richardson, on drums. Lead guitarist and vocalist is Bokeem Woodbine Melchizedek Diggs is a highly skilled bassist who brings an unmatched energy to the stage. With his innate sense of rhythm and meticulous playing style, Diggs adds a deep melodic foundation to the sound of 13 Purple Dragons. Tobias Breton Richardson is a multi-talented musician, showcasing his drumming skills as well as lending his powerful background vocals to the band. His dynamic presence on stage elevates the band’s performance to new heights, delights audiences with his undeniable charisma and passion for music.

13 Purple Dragons music style is known for their electrifying and infectious rock music, fusing together elements of classic rock, alternative, and blues. Their music is characterized by powerful guitar riffs, catchy melodies, and emotionally charged lyrics, showcasing the band’s ability to create music that is both heartfelt and engaging.

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Sponge Cola finds connection in uncertain times on ninth studio album, Hometown, Part 2

Filipino alt-rock outfit Sponge Cola has officially dropped their ninth studio album, Hometown, Part 2 via Sony Music Entertainment.

Embracing the anthemic immediacy of their 2022 outing with newfound warmth and restraint, the four-piece band’s latest album proves to be a vital example of how music can be a therapeutic outlet for expression and healing. The new collection of songs also sees the band exploring themes of triumph over adversity, resilience, and unfulfilled relationships. It also serves as a continuation of the band’s full-length album, Hometown—released in December 2022.

As lead guitarist Armo Armovit describes it, Hometown, Part 2 is all about finding connection in uncertain times. “We explored new ways of expressing familiar feelings with renewed perspectives incorporating different production elements, arrangement choices, and improved approaches to performance.”

The title also speaks for itself, serving as a continuation of one’s story, much like coming home to rest after a long journey and staying an extra weekend to reset. The record’s songwriting, on the other hand, was inspired by the members’ collective and individual fascination with K-drama and documentaries, as well as first-hand experiences with real-life events.

Drawing a lot of inspiration from pop and electronic elements, the 19-track album is produced by constant collaborator Joey Santos of Love One Another Studios, who has worked with some of the biggest and most underrated Philippine acts, including Ang Bandang Shirley, syd hartha, Coeli, and more.

Armo explains, “Joey Santos did a great job crafting the treatment for songs and dressing them in colors and styles that best express the message. The process was very organic and natural.”

Hometown, Part 2 is accompanied by the release of its focus track, “So Close,” which features pop singer Morissette. The song was specifically penned by Yael Yuzon, and tackles the story of two people who have built a deep connection over time, but whose relationship never really progressed into something that could last a lifetime.

“It’s a song that took me 20 years to write,” shares vocalist and guitarist Yael Yuzon. “Inspired by Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez and The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, So Close talks about the possibility of a mirage in our poetic memory, a ‘what if’ that may have been nothing more than a light radiating from a dead star. We might just be romanticizing things.”

Other songs in the album include previous releases “Labis-labis,” a soaring tune that puts a uniquely captivating but relatable spin on the ‘love song’ format; “Hometown,” a grungy pop track with electronic textures and a catchy chorus; and “Siguro nga,” a pop-rock ballad based on a character study of a popular K-drama character.


  1. Hometown
  2. Alamat (MLBB 5th Anniversary Theme)
  3. Kung Ako ang Pumiling Tapusin Ito
  4. Lumipas Ang Tag-araw
  5. Laman Ng Panaginip
  6. Labis-Labis
  7. Siguro Nga
  9. Kung May Oras Ka
  10. Signal #4
  11. So Close (feat. Morissette)
  12. Champions
  13. In the End
  14. Labis-Labis – Acoustic
  15. Kung Ako ang Pumiling Tapusin Ito (Remix) (feat. Matthaios and Clien of ALLMO$T)
  16. Kung Ako ang Pumiling Tapusin Ito – Acoustic
  17. Siguro Nga – Acoustic (feat. Kai Honasan)
  18. Siguro Nga (TMAC’s lo-fi Mix)
  19. Laman ng Panaginip – Acoustic

Sponge Cola’s Hometown, Part 2 is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.

The pop-rock outfit will be officially performing the songs off their new record with an on-ground album launch in Eastwood City Central Plaza on August 12 from 6 pm onwards. Admission is free!

Acer brings together the best musical performances for an epic experience at Acer Day 2023: #AceYourWorld concert

It was a double celebration as Acer Philippines marked Acer Day 2023 and its 20th anniversary on August 6 with an epic concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The line-up made the Acer Day 2023: #AceYourWorld concert a dream concert, with Acer brand Ambassadors Sarah Geronimo, Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, international superstar Sandara Park, and a powerhouse cast of artists that included, Sunkissed Lola, December Avenue, Zach Tabudlo, Sponge Cola, Mayonnaise, Ben&Ben, and Ely Buendia.

“We chose a line-up that Filipinos of different generations will enjoy so everyone can watch the concert and have a great time,” said Acer Philippines Senior Marketing Manager Princess Laosantos.

It was a full house at the SM MOA Arena and on Facebook, with an estimated 15,000 attendees watching in person and online. Hosted by Robi Domingo, Acer Day 2023, which had the theme #AceYourWorld was indeed a night to remember.

The artists performed their biggest hits, turning the concert into one big party with fans dancing the night away. Predator Gaming brand ambassadors also joined in on the fun, and Acer treated concertgoers to many activities where they got to take home prizes such as Acer products. Sarah G. performed two songs— “Cuore” and “Alam”— to open the concert in the biggest way possible.

For her part, Sandara Park, together with the GForce Dancers, sang “Festival,” the lead single to her self-titled solo debut mini album. It was her first time performing the song live before a Philippine audience. She also performed “T Map,” “In or Out,” and “I Am the Best.”

The country’s favorite young love team DonBelle brought kilig to the concert with a duet of the song “Byahe” by John Roa.

Although currently on their world tour, kings of P-pop SB19 prepared a video greeting to their Acer family.

Sunkissed Lola kept the ball rolling with “Pasilyo,” “Pakisabi,” “Damag,” and “Makalimutan Ka.”

pop-alternative rock group December Avenue followed up with their hit songs, “Kahit ‘Di Mo Alam,” “Bulong,” “Dahan,” “Eroplanong Papel,” “Ilang Beses Kita Mamahalin?,” “Wala Nang Iba,” “Huling Sandali,” “Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw,” “Saksi Ang Langit,” and “Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-Ibig.”

Next up was rock band Mayonnaise, who delighted the audience with “Bakit Pt. 2,” “Synesthesia,” “Kapag Lasing Malambing,” “Tayo Na Lang Dalawa,” and “Jopay.” Filipino singer-songwriter Zach Tabudlo brought the house down with three of his hits— “Give me your forever,” “Pano,” and “Binibini.”

Finally, Sponge Cola took the stage with “Pasubali,” “Tuliro,” “Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay,” “Kunwari,” “Bitiw,” and a special rendition of “Jeepney,” and “Puso.”

Gen Z favorite Ben&Ben gave the crowd eight songs, including “Ride Home,” “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay,” “Leaves,” “Kathang Isip,” “Pagtingin,” “Araw-araw,” “Maybe the Night,” and “Paninindigan Kita.” To end the evening on a high, Ely Buendia took the stage with iconic Eraserhead songs, “Alapaap,” “Toyang,” “Pare Ko,” “Spolarium,” “Ligaya,” “Magasin,” “Superproxy,” “With a Smile,” and “Huling El Bimbo.”

Fans got tickets to the concert through social media contests held on Facebook and Twitter or when they purchased from Acer’s Back-to-School promo! Every promo purchase entitled the customer to a concert ticket and a Php 500 pledge to the GreenEarth Heritage Foundation.

“This concert is not just an anniversary celebration but a way for Acer to give back to the community by staging a memorable event that brings all the hottest musical acts in town,” said Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines General Manager.

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Get a chance to score TWICE 5th World Tour ‘READY TO BE’ concert tickets via SMART

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is giving subscribers a chance to score tickets to TWICE 5TH WORLD TOUR ‘READY TO BE’ at the Philippine Arena on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2023.

The tour is the latest addition to this year’s stellar line-up for Smart Live, which gives subscribers access to exclusive perks and privileges to live concerts and events.

To secure tickets, simply go to these participating Smart Stores: August 18-19, 2023 at the Smart Store in Ayala Center Cebu and from August 25-26, 2023 at the Smart Store in SM Megamall.

Visit the TWICE booth at these participating Smart Stores and avail of Magic Data+ 649 or Magic Data+ 749 offers. Subscribers must top up Magic Data+ offers at said Smart Stores on the promo day to be considered valid. The required number of top-up varies based on your preferred ticket.

Next, present the GigaLife App to show proof of account or mobile number ownership, and proof of purchase of the Magic Data+ offers.

Subscribers may top up Magic Data+ to up to five registered Smart Prepaid numbers per ticket, as long as the required number of Magic Data+ top-up are met.

Fans who will top up to more than one number must present proof of purchase on the GigaLife App or e-loading channels such as the subscriber’s number to whom Magic Data+ 649 or 749 was sent, and/or receipt of transaction.

Subscribers may claim one (1) ticket based on the Magic Data+ offer they availed of at the Smart Store. Ticket redemption is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Second concert in the Philippines

TWICE’s upcoming concert is their second visit to the Philippines since 2019. The Philippine leg is part of the TWICE 5TH WORLD TOUR ‘READY TO BE’ that kicked off in Seoul early this year, which includes shows in Japan, Australia, the US, Singapore, Berlin, Thailand, Paris, and London.

The tour is in support of their 2023 EP – “READY TO BE.” TWICE, the first Korean group to receive the coveted Breakthrough Award at the Billboard Women in Music Awards this year, is a nine-member group composed of Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu, who made their debut in 2015.

Fans can enjoy the best concert experience on-ground and instantly share their live moments with the rest of the world powered by Smart, the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network as cited by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.

Smart clinched this prestigious recognition for three consecutive semesters –  Q1-Q2 2022, Q3-Q4 2022, and most recently in Q1-Q2 2023.

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KROMA Entertainment’s NYMA builds roster,signs five trailblazing talents

NYMA, the premier talent management arm of KROMA Entertainment, is thrilled to announce exciting additions to its roster: Christian Bautista, Eric Nam, Jamie Miller, Abi Marquez, and Lester “Buji” Babiera. Each one brings their distinct talent and diverse audiences, building up NYMA as a fast-rising agency in the entertainment industry.

Christian Bautista is a singer, actor, host and model with an illustrious career spanning two decades. His multi-platinum self-titled album propelled him to OPM stardom, with unforgettable hits like “The Way You Look at Me,” “Colour Everywhere,” and “Hands to Heaven.” Beyond his massive success in the Philippines, Christian has established a devoted fanbase in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. He was cast in the international series “The Kitchen Musical,” which aired in 12 countries, and has taken on lead roles in musicals such as “West Side Story” and “Rama Hari.”

Christian’s enduring presence in the industry is a testament to his remarkable talent and ability to charm audiences across borders. He will be co-managed with The Stages Group.

Abi Marquez, also known as Lumpia Kween, has quickly risen to become one of the Philippines’ most popular food content creators. Debuting in 2022, she has gained a significant following of over 2.8 million on TikTok alone, with her videos amassing over 689 million plays. Her frequent appearances as a guest on FEATR, one of the top food and travel YouTube channels in the Philippines, participation as the sole Filipino food content creator speaker at META Singapore 2022, and recent video with Andy Hearnden (@andy_cooks on TikTok), have further cemented her status in the food scene. As NYMA’s exclusive talent, Abi Marquez is expected to attract viewers with even more delectable and mouthwatering dishes.

Lester “Buji” Babiera is an iconic online meme who has been featured on national TV three times in his life—from the “mahilig mag-Facebook” student in 2011 to a “saksi” who witnessed a road crash, and a “cycling advocate” in 2022. Founder of the First Bike Ride cycling community, Buji believes that there will be better roads if everyone rides a bike. To add to his Internet fame, Buji is a rising TikTok star (he just reached his 1.2M follower milestone!) who tells all sorts of stories on the platform. With a new road ahead of him in the entertainment industry, Buji is eager for his next ride as NYMA’s exclusive talent.

Short for “Now You Must Aspire,” NYMA aims to revolutionize the industry by nurturing trailblazers to break through all media spaces. Originally envisioned to bring Filipino entertainment to the world, NYMA has grown to represent global talent in the Philippines.

Partnering with EN Management, an independent management and entertainment company founded by Eddie Nam and home to numerous global talent, NYMA has successfully signed two of today’s biggest global musical celebrities— K-Pop superstar Eric Nam and pop singer-songwriter Jamie Miller.

Korean-American Eric Nam is a singer, songwriter, actor, podcaster, and TV personality. With a remarkable discography that includes chart-toppers like “Echo,” “Honestly,” and “Can’t Help Myself,” Eric has made a name in K-Pop and beyond. He has earned numerous accolades, including being Man of the Year by GQ Korea in 2016, Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2017, and YouTube Music Global Trending Artists on the Rise in 2019. As he visits Manila for the third time to promote his highly anticipated single “House on the Hill,” Eric is determined to showcase his diverse artistry to his loyal legion of fans.

Jamie Miller, currently based in Los Angeles, has gained significant acclaim for his song “Here’s Your Perfect” and as the opening act for Jesse McCartney and Calum Scott’s world tours. With over one billion global streams across digital streaming platforms and a new hit single “Maybe Next Time” (racking up 15M+ views on TikTok and 1.5M+ streams within the first few days of its release), Jamie has come so far since his third-place finish on “The Voice UK” in 2017. Driven by his immense love for his Filipino admirers and appreciation for Filipino talent, Jamie has performed with Asia’s Phoenix Morissette, released a remixed version of his latest single with Moira Dela Torre in partnership with Universal Music Group, and openly expressed his wish to collaborate with SB19’s Stell.

Christian, Eric, Jamie, Abi, and Buji join an impressive lineup of NYMA talents, including actress and K-content queen Kristel Fulgar, visionary founder of Home Buddies “Mayora” Frances Lim Cabatuando, and visual artist and content creator Raco Ruiz. “To witness the incredible growth of NYMA in just 1.5 years has been nothing short of amazing,” shares Kat Bautista, Head of NYMA. “NYMA represents a vision—for artists to aspire and realize their dreams, for the world to get to know Filipino talent, and to expand opportunities for great international talents to connect with their Filipino fans. I am proud of what we have built and honored that these artists and their respective managements have chosen to collaborate with us.”

Expect more of Christian, Eric, Jamie, Abi, and Buji as they continue their professional journey with NYMA, transcend boundaries, and soar to new heights in the tradigital realm.

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From Tiktok to concert scene, Dhruv’s intimate show in Manila

The London-based, Singapore-raised pop/R&B singer, Dhruv, finally arrives in Manila for Dhruv in Asia on July 25, 2023. This rather cozy and intimate show took place at the Podium Hall where Dhruv serenaded his Filipino fans with his lush single, “Double Take”, and tracks from his debut EP released back in 2022, titled “Rapunzel”.

Opening the night with “Airplane Thoughts”, Dhruv immediately sets the mood and fills the air with sentimental and nostalgic ambience clashing between musings of contemporary R&B, rhythm and blues, and tinges of pop. The rising artist also performed songs such as “Moonlight”, “Vulnerable”, and “Grateful”, among numerous others, which were all derived from his album.

Dhruv also performed a song cover for his fans during the event and ended the show with a final performance of his hit song “Double Take”, which gained traction through and was immensely popularized by Tiktok.

“Thank you so much for having me,” Dhruv sincerely tells and thanks his fans.

This event is made possible by Pulp Live World

Melodies of Hope: SongHits Festival, Volume 1 Strikes a Chord for Social Responsibility

The Astronaut Live proudly presents “SongHits Festival, Volume 1.” This extraordinary music event, taking place on October 7, 2023, at Circuit Makati, promises an unparalleled experience for music lovers of all ages, featuring captivating performances by renowned acts including Rico Blanco, December Avenue, Mayonnaise, Zack Tabudlo, Al James, Gloc 9, Shanti Dope, Zild, Orange and Lemons, Urbandub, Dilaw, Franco, Nobita, Dionela, One Click Straight, Similar Sky, CHDNTR, and Madeline.

Introducing “BattleBeat: The SongHits Showdown,” a Battle of the Bands competition that gives opportunities to indie artists to be part of the music festival and showcase the OPM spirit. Aspiring musicians will have the golden opportunity to showcase their talent, share the stage with their favorite bands, and compete for the chance to shine in the spotlight.

As part of The Astronaut Live’s commitment to social responsibility, “SongHits Festival” and “BattleBeat” will allocate a portion of their proceeds to “Little Brave Hearts,” a non-stock, non-profit organization for kids with Down Syndrome, which is supported by The Astronaut Live. By attending the festival, music lovers can revel in the joy of music while contributing to a meaningful cause, making a positive impact in the lives of the less fortunate as the Ber Months kick off.

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DHRUV performing in Manila next month

Philippines, be ready to be mesmerized because breakout artist and viral sensation, DHRUV, got all his eyes on you as he takes Asia on a musical ride this July and Manila is one of his stops!

PULP Live World excitedly announces DHRUV IN ASIA 2023: LIVE IN MANILA happening on July 25, 2023, at 8 PM at The Podium Hall. This show is expected to bring out all the good vibes and awesome grooves that we’ve all been wanting from DHRUV!

Dhruv Sharma, known as DHRUV, is an Indian Singapore-raised young pop artist. He started his musical career back in 2019 and though this seems still fresh for an artist in the music scene, DHRUV has already taken everyone by storm with his viral hit that made him known as a rising artist to watch out for. His debut single “double take” is one of the most streamed songs of 2022. It’s a smooth R&B track about falling in love with a best friend that went to No. 1 in the Philippines and Thailand. This same song is also one of the most used soundtracks on Tiktok. Videos featuring the song have clocked 285.6 million views, and on Spotify alone, the song has more than 212 million streams.

In 2022, DHRUV has released his first ep rapunzel, his tribute to his childhood memories, and his perspective on young love, and life. DHRUV’s music is heavily influenced by Bollywood songs that his father sang a lot at family gatherings. His exposure to Western pop music was through CDs bought at a local CD shop. He has started to bravely incorporate messages of queer love into his music as a proud queer person. All of his songs are relatable no matter what age or gender his listeners are as he intends his music to be a comfort and a friend for everyone.

Now that his career is skyrocketing with expected success and recognition, DHRUV announces an Asia Tour this 2023. This is a fresh journey for him to connect with his international fans. With his viral hits and new tracks, Manila fans could expect to be drowned with nothing but great music and love in this show.

There’s no denying that DHRUV really got us on a hook with his musical ingenuity so, come and meet him at DHRUV IN ASIA 2023: LIVE IN MANILA on July 25, 2023 at The Podium Hall. Doors opens at 6PM and the show starts at 8PM. This show is powered by PULP Live World. Secure your tickets starting April 16, 12NN via SM Tickets outlets nationwide or online thru

Ticket is priced at *Php 2,800 for VIP Standing Pit.

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Artist Partner Group (APG), in partnership with Universal Pictures and Universal Music Group (UMG), release “Angel Pt. 2” today. Following the release of “Angel Pt. 1,” the newest rendition sees the return of hit singer-songwriter and GRAMMY nominated producer JVKE, JIMIN of 21st century pop icons BTS and GRAMMY winning songstress Muni Long joined by global icon and four-time GRAMMY-nominee Charlie Puth. “Angel Pt. 2” serves as Puth’s return to the franchise after his 2015 hit with Wiz Khalifa, “See You Again.”

“I owe so much to this franchise and have always been so proud to be a part of the Fast Family,” Puth shares. “I’m thrilled to come back and collaborate with all of these fantastic artists on “Angel Pt. 2.”

Coinciding with the release of FAST X, Angel Pt. 1 was released worldwide alongside a star-studded music video featuring all of the returning artists in addition to Kodak Black and NLE Choppa. Highlighting emotional performances from the artists interspersed with snippets from the film, the video has amassed over 23 million views in three weeks, peaking at #4 on the overall Youtube Music trending chart while the single went #1 on the Apple digital song charts and has catapulted to over 110 million global streams to date. The track was previously made available only as a 62 second teaser for fans and quickly garnered over 8 million streams and over 1 million views on its music video trailer within its first week on Youtube while spawning multiple TikTok trends.

Continuing the franchise’s tradition of showcasing music that captures the high-octane action and adrenaline-fueled excitement of the Fast & Furious Saga, fans were given an early preview of the project with the release of “Let’s Ride” from YG, Lambo4oe, Ty Dolla $ign, which debuted in February 2023 during SuperBowl Sunday alongside the film’s first official trailer. The trailer generated more than 36 million views on Youtube and features an interpolation of Notorious BIG’s “Notorious Thugs.” The song was quickly added to 25+ New Music Fridays and was Top 10 on Spotify’s influential playlist, Rap Caviar. The film franchise has grossed more than $6 billion worldwide, and the soundtracks from previous films have been streamed more than 22.5 BILLION times worldwide.

Other previously released tracks from the soundtrack include “Gasolina” (Safari Riot Remix) [ft. Myke Towers], which is featured in the one of the trailers for the film and “Won’t Back Down,” (YoungBoy NBA, Dermot Kennedy, and Bailey Zimmerman), which debuted to critical acclaim by the Fast Saga fanbase.

Legends Only: AIA Philippines ‘Roar As One” as it celebrates big wins with Gary Valenciano, Chito Miranda, and OPM’s most influential in epic concert on May 16

AIA Philippines (formerly AIA Philam Life), is set to rally its thousands-strong community in a concert to celebrate its wins in 2022 with the launch of its investment management arm AIA Investment Management and Trust Corporation Philippines (AIAIM Philippines), the successful acquisition of HMO giant MediCard Philippines, and its sustained financial strength and performance, retaining the top spot in net worth, and number two in net income and assets in the latest Insurance Commission Ranking.
The event is set on May 16, and brings together some of the biggest names in OPM, headlined by brand ambassadors Gary Valenciano and Chito Miranda, alongside featured artists Parokya ni Edgar, Ely Buendia, December Avenue, Zack Tabudlo, and special guests The Diegos and El Gamma Penumbra. 

“The past few years coming from the pandemic have been challenging and yet everyone came together to deliver, with these wins the result of those efforts. The accomplishments last year would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our people. This concert is a big thank you celebration of those efforts for all that we accomplished in 2022,” says AIA Philippines CEO Kelvin Ang. “With MediCard Philippines a part of the family alongside AIA Philippines, BPI AIA, AIAIM Philippines, and AIA Digital+, we are in the best position to capture the opportunities ahead. We are very excited at the prospects and looking forward to doing more towards the fulfillment of our Purpose of helping people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.”

“Legends celebrating with the legend” is the resounding theme of the upcoming production as One AIA Philippines maintains its position as an industry leader. ‘ROAR as One’ ultimately celebrates the company’s big wins in 2022—a reward for the entire community for a job well done—as it primes itself to conquer bigger challenges in the years to come.

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