Entertainment News (08/03/22) – BusinessWorld Online


Spotify relaunches global K-Pop playlist

As K-POP dominates the global music landscape, Spotify is enhancing the K-Pop listening experience with a full relaunch of its flagship playlist (and accompanying Twitter account), K-Pop Daebak, now known as K-Pop ON! (). With over 230% growth in listenership and nearly 8 billion monthly streams worldwide, the genre has definitely taken over Spotify – as evidenced by the over 4.7 million searches for “K -Pop” on the platform in the last 90 days. The new name—K-Pop ON! () — is a double meaning, combining the Korean word “” meaning “100” or “whole”, with the English word “on” to show the action of “lighting up”, a word accessible to many languages ​​​​around the world. To celebrate the launch, listeners can s expect to see some of their favorite K-Pop artists including NMIXX, BTS, aespa, BLACKPINK, Red Velvet, NCT Dream, SEVENTEEN, ATEEZ and many more on billboards around the world including LA, NYC , South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and Toronto, with more content to enjoy on the Spotify-owned platform and channels.

Pinoy pop convention scheduled for April

Pinoy pop — or P-Pop — bands and fans will come together for 2022 PPOPCON, a two-day event filled with music and fun activities. The Pinoy Pop Convention (PPOPCON) will be held April 9-10 at the New Frontier Theater and Araneta Coliseum in downtown Araneta in Quezon City. The event is expected to be attended by groups SB19, MNL48, BGYO, BINI, Alamat, 1st.One, Press Hit Play, and 4and Impact. Upcoming artists like VXON, KAIA, DAYDREAM, YARA, VER5US, G22 and more will also be on the convention stage. “P-Pop is quickly gaining international attention and many fans are recognizing the talent and passion of many P-Pop artists. Through PPOPCON, we are celebrating the growth of the P-Pop community through the first event of its kind here. even at the City of Firsts,” said PPOPCON Project Manager Andhie Salutin. The convention will be held at the New Frontier Theater and culminates in a concert at the Araneta Coliseum. The hybrid concert will take place on the grounds, with fans allowed to enter the venue, and will be streamed live online simultaneously. The concert will take place on April 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The convention will feature fanbase activities, booths, the sale of official merchandise, games and performances from some of the hottest names in P-Pop today Concert ticket prices start at P1,000 Convention and concert tickets can be purchased at www.ticketnet.com.ph. For more information about the event, visit www.ppopcon.ph.

Faith Da Silva releases new single

ACTRESS-singer Faith Da Silva expresses the pain of letting go in her latest single, “Sana Sabihin Mo Na Lang.” “Letting go of someone you love after holding on and fighting for your relationship for so long is never easy. The song is about being in that tough spot and being able to choose yourself over your partner or the relationship to make things better for both of you,” Ms. Da Silva said in a statement. The new song is her first single as an official GMA Playlist recording artist. Her previous singles with GMA Network, “Pabalik-balik“, “Rest” and “Wag Na Lang“, have been used as the theme songs of GMA dramas The good girl, I see you season 2and Las Hermanasrespectively. Sana Sabihin Mo Na Lang” is available to stream on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube Music and other digital platforms worldwide.

Buddies of taste move to a new time slot

NEW EPISODES and a special list of celebrity guests line up on GMA Network’s lifestyle show Buddies of taste As is moves to a new time slot on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. before 24 Hours Weekend on GMA-7. On the show, hosts Solenn Heussaff and Gil Cuerva explore other delicious foods, trendy restaurants and unique spots for the whole family.

Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran release collaborative single

Camila Cabello, three-time Grammy nominee and singer-songwriter at released their new single and music video, “Bam Bam”, featuring Ed Sheeran, via Epic Records. “Bam Bam” was produced by Ricky Reed, Edgar Barerra and Cheche Alara, and was written by Ms. Cabello, Mr. Sheeran and Ricky Reed. The song marks the singer’s first release this year. The video was directed by Mia Barnes, in collaboration with Dave Meyers, who also directed Ms. Cabello’s “Havana”Senior“, “My Oh My” and “Liar”. Watch the video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8VfKZCOo_I. Pre-order/pre-save “Bam Bam” at Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran – Bam Bam (feat. Ed Sheeran) (lnk.to)

Benjamin Khen releases a new single

POP R&B artist Benjamin Kheng returns to the scene with a new song, “Good for a Time,” an acoustic pop-R&B song that features Filipino artist Bea Lorenzo on vocals. Mr Kheng has teamed up with fellow Singaporean singer-songwriter, Linying, best known for writing and performing the theme song for Singapore’s National Day Parade 2021, “The Road Ahead”. “‘Good for a Time’ is more than just a breakup song, it’s about a couple who are currently breaking up and going through the painful process of coming apart while looking back fondly and appreciating the love was.” Mr. Kheng talked about the song. The only is available to stream on all digital platforms.

Ashe releases her first new song since her debut album

Californian singer-songwriter Ashe released “Another Man’s Jeans” (released on Mom+Pop Music), along with a music video. “Another Man’s Jeans” cuts to the chase in a conversation with an ex. “’Another Man’s Jeans’ is about unashamed and uninhibited confidence, relaxation and fun. It sounds like it feels carefree. It’s sexy! And strong ! And funny! It’s a reminder not to take life too seriously,” Ashe said in a statement. The song follows the release of Ashe’s debut album Ashlyn. The disc included “Till Forever Falls Apart” featuring FINNEAS, which was named one of the best songs of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times and just surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify.

Rising rapper Hero drops new song

SINCE becoming a Universal Records artist roster, Hero has slowly but surely become a respected MC in the local hip-hop scene. He released a new track called “Primera” under Universal Records, another product of his teamwork with producer Russel “Goodson” Tiquia. The two-minute song is filled with bars that show his skill as a blacksmith. The official music video for “Primera” was artistically filmed at a top boxing training facility. Directed by Aaron Maagma. The song is currently available on streaming platforms including Spotify.

ANIMA brings Filipino filmmaking talent to the world stage

SEVERAL notable Filipino films supported by ANIMA – formerly known as Globe Studios – have done the country proud by garnering awards and recognition over the past year, edifying Filipino cinema amid the lingering impact of the pandemic. “Globe continues its commitment to strongly support Filipino talent. ANIMA has been a strong ally of Filipino film makers, producing films that have garnered both local and global acclaim,” said Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe, during the WAGI! Celebrating the Filipino Excellence Event at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on February 18. ANIMA is now under the umbrella of Kroma Entertainment, Inc., a new entertainment company backed by the Globe Group of Companies. WAGI! award-winning film by director Erik Matti At Work (OTJ): The Missing 8the only Filipino entry at 78and Venice International Film Festival in 2021. Its lead actor John Arcilla won the coveted Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the festival. Another award-winning film supported by ANIMA is Leonor will never die, the first Filipino feature to premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in over 15 years. The film, Martika Ramirez Escobar’s directorial debut, received the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Innovative Spirit at the prestigious American independent film event. ANIMA’s other works include Goyo: Ang Batang General and fan girlwhich aired on Netflix, and the web series Gaya in Pelikula. To learn more about ANIMA, visit https://www.anima.ph.

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