Philippines Drag Race premieres in august
TWELVE drag queens will compete to become the Philippines’ first drag racing superstar on drag race philippines, premiering August 17 on Discovery+, HBO GO and WOW Presents Plus. New episodes will be released every Wednesday. Its spin-offs and after-shows, Drag Race Philippines: Untucked, will be premiering August 19, with new episodes every Friday. The show is hosted by Paolo Ballesteros, with judges Jiggly Caliente and Kaladkaren.
Puregold Channel to Launch TikTok Series
FOLLOWING the release of the digital series GVBOYS: Pangmalakasang Good Vibes and Babae face on face MaskPuregold Channel is about to launch 52 weeks, the first Filipino series made for TikTok. The 36-episode series is directed by Lemuel Lorca and produced by Chris Cahilig. It features Queenay Mercado, a TikTok personality with 12.3 million subscribers, and Jin Macapagal, the first Ultimate BidaMan winner from It’s show time. Derick Lauchengco, the reigning Misters of Filipinas Second Prince, and Herbie Cruz, a TikTok personality with over 700,000 followers, are also part of the series. Set on Cagabalete Island in Mauban, Quezon, the series follows the story of Mina, a bubbly, hopeless romantic who has never had a boyfriend. Her best friends then decide to look for the perfect boyfriend for her within 52 weeks. look 52 weeks on Puregold Channel on Tiktok @puregoldph.
Launch of the Kiddie YouTube channel
MUSICIANS and podcasters Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona believe there’s no bonding experience quite like listening to music with their children, who are three and two. Inspired by their children’s enthusiastic response to their silly homemade songs, the couple are now sharing their creations in Puddy Rock, a music channel featuring nursery rhymes for learning and promoting inclusivity. To see the podcasters, subscribe to Puddy Rock’s YouTube channel. All songs and future releases of Puddy Rock will be available on all music streaming platforms.
4e Impact releases a new single
Filipino pop group 4e Impact is now part of the local pop talent roster of Sony Music Philippines and ShowBT Philippines. The group’s last song,Tapat Sa’yo,is a ballad that distills themes of betrayal and loss into an uplifting statement of moving on. It is produced by K-Pop producer Lee Oh Won, who has also worked on tracks by SHINee’s Taemin , Stray Kids, TVXQ, Wanna One and SB19.”Tapat Sa’yo” is available on all digital music platforms worldwide through Sony Music Entertainment.
Clinton Kane releases single and announces tour dates
Filipino-Norwegian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Clinton Kane has released his debut album, Maybe one day everything will be fine, through Columbia Records. The nine-track LP includes RIAA Gold-certified lead singles “Chicken Tendies” and “I Guess I’m In Love” along with “Go To Hell” and “14,” plus five new tracks. The Scrapbook is available on all digital streaming platforms. Earlier this month, Mr. Kane announced a world tour planned for the fall. The tour begins in Edmonton on September 3 with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Toronto and more. On November 1, Mr. Kane will kick off the international leg of the tour in Dublin, with performances across Europe and Asia, including Manila on December 3 at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City. Mr. Kane will donate a portion of the proceeds from the tour to various charities serving the different continents and cities in which he will perform. Visit https://www.clintonkane.com/ for tickets and more information.
Journey releases first new album in 11 years
The group ROCK Journey has released Freedomthe band’s first album of new material in 11 years since 2011 Eclipse. In in addition to legendary founder, guitarist, writer and producer Neal Schon, longtime keyboardist, lead lyricist Jonathan Cain, vocalist Arnel Pineda and bassist Randy Jackson (who had played on the band’s 1986 album Raised on the radio) recorded the album. Following the album’s release, four exclusive Las Vegas show dates with special symphony orchestra performances at the new Resorts World Theater in Las Vegas. The residency began on July 15. Tickets for the special engagement are on sale at JOURNEY with Symphony Orchestra | Resorts World Las Vegas (www.rwlasvegas.com).
MTV VMA nominations announced
MTV has announced the nominations for the 2022 Video Music Awards (VMAs) featuring artists whose cultural impact and work over the past year has transformed the music industry and created global conversations. Jack Harlow Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X lead this year’s nominations with seven nods each, closely followed by Doja Cat and Harry Styles with six each, and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd with five each. Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X the two earned multiple nominations for the hit collaboration “Industry Baby,” which premiered live on stage at the 2021 VMAs, alongside Kendrick Lamar, who is nominated for the first time since 2018. Madonna, who reigns in as the most awarded artist in MTV history with 20 wins, becomes the only artist to be nominated in each of the VMAs’ five decades (1980s-2020s), as she wins her 69e nomination for Mrs X. This year also sees K-pop groups such as BTS and SEVENTEEN with four and three nominations respectively. The 2022 VMAs will take place on August 28 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Southeast Asian fans can follow @mtvasia and @VMAs on Instagram and Facebook. The show airs on the Paramount Network on September 2 at 6 p.m. (TH, WIB), 7 p.m. (SG, PH), and 8 p.m. (MY). Voting is now open at vote.mtv.com.
Fil-Am podcasters bring a show on the FYE channel
EVERY Saturday morning, everyone can now listen to conversations featuring Filipinos from around the world in Over a drink or two (OAGOT), the new show of the FYE channel airing on kumu on July 30 at 10 p.m. Hosted by Filipino-Americans Jessy Daing and Jesse “Jcas” Castro, the show features celebrities and interesting personalities, inspiring Filipino workers overseas and successful entrepreneurs talking about their journey to success and prospects. on relevant issues over a glass of their favorite drink. The pandemic-born podcast in the United States has become a hit among Filipinos around the world who tune in via Apple Podcast, Pandora, Spotify and Stitcher, and via iHeartRadio, Facebook and YouTube. His previous guests include Angel Locsin, Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. They will chat with The Master Alex Calleja, who will talk about his journey as a comedian, writer and host in the pilot episode of Over A Glass Or Two. The show airs every Saturday at 10 a.m. on FYE Channel (app.kumu.ph/fyechannel) on the kumu.
The School of Good and Evil premiering on Netflix
IN THE village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the most unlikely bonds. Sophie, a golden-haired seamstress, dreams of escaping her dreary life to become a princess, while Agatha, with her sinister aesthetic and quirky mother, has the makings of a true witch. One night, a powerful force drags them to the School of Good and Evil, where the real stories behind every great fairy tale begin. The series also stars Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Patti LuPone, Freya Parks, Earl Cave, Jamie Flatters and Kit Young. Based on the hit international series by Soman Chainani, the series is directed by Paul Feig. The School of Good and Evil premieres October 21.