The highly-anticipated global Pinoy music festival returns for more showstopping performances from OPM’s hottest artists and international acts to Filipinos abroad as ABS-CBN Global and The Filipino Channel (TFC) bring back the 1MX Music Festival in London on July 8 (Saturday, UK time).
Among the headline performers for this year’s 1MX in London is the multi-talented Kapamilya star Maymay Entrata, as she slays the international stage with her hottest hits, including “Amakabogera” and “Autodeadma.” Also joining her is fellow Star Music artist Janine Berdin, whose voice is one-half of the Billboard PH chart-topping track “Mahika.” Apart from Kapamilya performers Maymay and Janine, also headlining are today’s trending OPM acts, including the Most Streamed Filipina Artist, Moira dela Torre, and award-winning folk-pop band Ben&Ben—serenading the global audience with their all-time favorite hits.
Plus, more performances await from emerging international artists, featuring Malaysian R&B singer Yuna, UK-based Filipina DJ Clara Rosa, and three-time MTV European Music Awards’ Best Canadian Act Johnny Orlando. Following its previous iteration last 2022 in Surrey, the 1MX experience returns to the English capital, this time at East London Royal Docks’ hippest concert destination today, the Dockyards.
Prior to London, 1MX first began as a back-to-back global concert experience in Dubai and Manila, with succeeding legs in Abu Dhabi and Singapore.
ABS-CBN Global head of events Joseph Arnie Garcia promises 1MX to bring a day full of world-class entertainment from sought-after Pinoy and international acts, plus more fun-filled activities showcasing the best of Philippine global fusion. “Our format is straightforward: exciting established and emerging Filipino artists mixed with equally exciting established and emerging international acts. Combine this clear talent showcase with the local cultural offerings of food, and drinks, you’ll have a guaranteed memorable music experience,” Joseph shared.
Kapamilyas in London can catch all these acts and more fun festivities at the 1MX London Music Festival 2023 this July 8, 12 NN to 10 PM (UK time), at the Dockyards, London. For tickets, head over to www.seetickets.com. Visit mytfc.com or follow TFC on Facebook (fb.com/KapamilyaTFC), Twitter, and Instagram (@kapamilyatfc) for more updates on 1MX London 2023. For more Kapamilya updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.
Singer, songwriter, and hit-maker Moira Dela Torre, officially signs with Republic Records Philippines, a division of UMG Philippines Inc. She follows a long list of superstars and developing artists under the same record label, globally and locally. This new endeavor is in partnership with Moira’s management, Cornerstone Entertainment Inc., a premier Filipino multimedia entertainment agency, home to over a hundred of talented and well-known Filipino artists of this generation.
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records, has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last ten years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Ciara, Clairo, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Twice, TXT, and more. Recently launched In the Philippines, Republic Records Philippines’ roster includes fellow chart-toppers and multi-talented rising artists, including Zack Tabudlo, Darren, Elha Nympha, and more.
In 2017 and 2018, Moira became the top Filipino streaming artist in the country. From 2019 to the current year, she has been the top female Filipino streaming artist on Spotify. Her albums ‘Patawad’ and ‘Malaya’ are some of the most streamed albums in the Philippines in 2021. Last year, she reached a huge career milestone, surpassing 1 Billion streams. This year, she got 8 Million followers on Spotify, making her the most followed Filipino artist on the streaming platform.
Moira has received awards and nominations from various local and international award-giving organizations. In 2019, she was nominated as Favorite Southeast Asian Artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards and won ‘Song of The Year for ‘Paubaya’ from TAG Awards Chicago. In the Philippines, she’s won multiple nominations, including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Female Artist of the Year,’ ‘Female Recording Artist of the Year,’ ‘Mellow Video of the Year,’ ‘Ballad Song of the Year,’ and more from Awit Awards, MYX Music Awards, MOR Pinoy Music Awards, PMPC Music Awards, and Wish Music Awards.
Moira is also now officially part of UMG, with offices in more than 60 countries, the world leader in musicbased entertainment, home to the most iconic local record labels – Republic Records Philippines, Island Records Philippines, and Def Jam Philippines and influential local artists like Juan Karlos, ZILD, Blaster, FERN., Cheats, and more.
On the big change With so many plans in the pipeline and exciting happenings, Moira still believes that change is constant— and with it comes deep lessons about her career growth moving forward.
“This career move is something I’ve been putting off because I’ve always been afraid to try new sounds for myself; to explore different narratives; to grow from where I’ve always been….and having gone through what this year has given me, I feel it brought with it, ironically, a new kind of strength and courage and hope.”
But, she remains grateful to her roots. Moira cites her ABS-CBN family, believing the move feels more like an expansion than a transfer. It’s about moving away from her comfort zone and exploring a more evolved sound.
Why choose UMG?
When asked why she chose UMG, Moira said, “What I appreciate the most about UMG is seeing how collaborative they are with their artists and how smart they work—further allowing us to focus [on] growing our craft and just keep creating.”
In the grand scheme of things, she believes that the group can help her become part of the movement
“making OPM even greater.”
Things to look forward to
Moira’s fans, there’s no need to worry! The singer shares that her spring album is coming, following “Malaya”, an ode to fall and then “Patawad”, a serenade of winter, expressing pain and heartbreak. On the other hand, her much-awaited spring album speaks of hope and growth.
“Spring means growth, and growth is hard and can be uncomfortable. But it’s in those moments— when we think we’re breaking—we’re actually blooming. It’s my most raw and vulnerable album yet, and it’s coming very, very soon.”
Her description of her spring album coincides with her new single, “Aking Habang Buhay,” written for Donbelle’s new movie, ‘An Inconvenient Love’. It’s a song that talks about faith, breaking away from the past, and recognizing that love can conquer old wounds.
She shares the line: “Naiintindihan ko na kung bakit walang nagtagal sa kahit na sinong sinugal”, which speaks about how God can turn something painful into a good story—better than what we can ever dream of.
But more than her dreamy voice and undeniable mastery of lyrical storytelling, Moira’s ready to take on the world.
Apart from an Araneta concert, the next few months will be followed by a local tour, and then an international tour to meet her fans outside the country.
There’s even more in store for Moira. But for now, she chooses to trust again.