Saturday, July 23, 2011


OPM pop sensation 1:43 (pronounced as “one forty-three”) rule the local record bars with their debut album “Time for Love” by consistently being on the top 10 bestselling OPM album charts since it was launched in April.

Now on its third print, the slambum or slambook-album under MCA Music continuously rakes sales and competes with the records of popular OPM artists despite having minimal television and radio exposures. In fact, it landed on the No. 2 spot in Odyssey’s top OPM albums last April. “Time for Love” currently enjoys the No. 4 spot in the Best-selling OPM Album Chart of Astroplus.

1:43’s popularity is likewise evident in their school and campus shows that are always packed with screaming fans, especially teenage girls, that go crazy over them.

“We did not expect this kind of reception because 1:43 isn’t getting so much radio and TV mileages yet. I think their phenomenal sales shows that the boy band’s online popularity is translating into huge album sales,” says talent manager and music producer Chris Cahilig.

1:43 have also conquered the fashion scene by being the new ambassadors of innovative teen retail brand F'g Freshgear. Their bus ads can be seen along the main roads of Metro Manila.

“While there will be big movements in the musical career of 1:43 in the coming months including a music grant from a huge Filipino fast food chain, we are focusing our efforts in bringing the boy band and their brand of OPM pop music closer to their youth fan base,” adds Chris.

1:43 is composed of four talented, charming, and stylish lads, namely, Anjo Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas Psychology graduate and a member of a university theater group; Gold Aquino, a Business Administration student from the Centro Escolar University (CEU) and a campus heartthrob; Kim Nicolas, a Nursing student from Trinity University of Asia and a Candy Magazine model; and Yuki Sakamoto, an Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group. The boy band was initially marketed in social networking sites like Facebook and Youtube before their official release.

“Time for Love” is a collection of feel-good original Pinoy pop songs, including their minus one versions. It also gives music fans a glimpse of the personal lives of the 1:43 members as it features interesting and revealing trivia of the boys, plus their exclusive photos.

The boys of 1:43 are the endorsers of F'g Freshgear
What probably makes “Time for Love” a huge hit among music lovers is the refreshing mix and sounds of the songs as well as their heartfelt lyrics. Critically acclaimed producer and arranger Jonathan Ong of SonicState Studio and brilliant singer-composer and vocal arranger Myrus collaborated with 1:43 to give the album distinct and feel-good energy.

To date, 1:43’s Fanpage in Facebook has garnered over 33, 000 “Likes” and their YouTube videos are being widely circulated.

“Time For Love” by 1:43 is presented by Glitz and Dreamgirl Cosmetics by 4U2 and is supported by F’g Freshgear Jeans and Avida Towers. More information and updates about 1:43 are available in their official Facebook fan page or you may call Chris Cahilig Talent Services at 6647213 or 6872649 and 92.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


FILIPINOS bring out their best in times of adversity—and now that Original Pilipino Music (OPM) is slowly fading, Filipino artists and audiences are working together to save it.

Efforts are currently focused on the second leg of Tunog Natin free OPM concert series to be held at the grounds of Avida Towers Centera along EDSA Corner Reliance St. on July 23 at exactly 7pm. Presented by Avida Land Corp., the concert showcases the best of Filipino music through the years. It coincides with the launch date of the second tower of Avida Towers Centera, Avida’s latest condominium offering in Mandaluyong City.

Power line-up
The all-OPM repertoire of Tunog Natin will be performed by some of the most respected artists in Filipino music from the 1980s, 1990s to the present.
Aiza Seguerra

Barbie Almalbis

Davey Langit

Faith Cuneta

Kiss Jane

Kitchie Nadal

They include: rock legend The Dawn; pop rock artist Tanya Markova; and pop quartet Kiss Jane; gold record singer-composer Myrus; acoustic prince Davey Langit; and balladeer Faith Cuneta. True Faith, who performed in the first “Tunog Natin!” concert, will be back to please the crowd with their New Wave-pop fusion.

Also in the line-up is singer-songwriter and actress Aiza Seguerra, one of OPM’s biggest, most talented stars.

One of the highlights of the show is undoubtedly the back-to-back performances of Kitchie Nadal and Barbie Almalbis, two of the greatest voices in the alternative pop-alternative rock scene. Kitchie’s edgy, intense vocals plus Barbie’s distinctly endearing singing style are a match that will surely wow the audience.

Mitch Valdes


Tanya Markova

The Dawn

True Faith

The legendary Mitch Valdes will also be performing. A veteran of music, theater, film and television, Mitch is one of the founders of Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM). She is currently the organization’s Chairman of the Board.

“We want each leg of Tunog Natin to offer something different each time to highlight the richness of OPM. For this second concert, we again exhibit the many genres within OPM—we have a varied, exciting line-up of artists for this show,” says Myrus, Project Head of Tunog Natin.

“I’m also proud to say that we have been consistent in keeping our promise to showcase the very best of OPM. The artists in this second Tunog Natin concert are top-notch. Whether they are younger acts or veteran performers, they are simply the best in their respective genres,” he adds.

OPM all the way
Event presenter Avida Land, Inc. is in full support of the show.

“The success of the first Tunog Natin concert proves that Filipino audiences have not abandoned OPM. We need to focus our efforts into putting more OPM ‘out there’ where audiences are able to hear and enjoy it,” explains Tess Tatco, Avida Land Marketing Manager.

All Filipino music lovers are encouraged to attend the second Tunog Natin free concert—not only will we have great time reminiscing over classic OPM favorites, we will also see how the next generation of performers are taking our local music into new, thrilling dimensions. Best of all, we’ll be helping continue the legacy of OPM for future generations.

Tunog Natin is supported by the Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and Aquaquest .

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