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Entertainment News (10/29/21)

Tier One Entertainment launches group, expands in Japan

WITH its plans to discover local talents to sign and develop, Southeast Asia gaming and esports entertainment pioneer from Tier One Entertainment debuts its first “idol” group in Japan. The company announced that model and cosplayer Harry “harfie” Field is a member of Project 4, the unofficial name of the group. The rest of the members will be announced in a series of promotions over the next couple of months. The company also announced its first foray outside the region by expanding its footprint to Japan as part of its strategic move when it signed an investment deal with its investors, KAYAC, a Japan-based internet firm, and Warner Music Group, a global media company that has a strong market presence in Japan. “Japan is a country with a long history both in gaming and innovation in multimedia. With over 57% of its population being gamers, there’s a big opportunity for us to grow our brand,” said Tryke Gutierrez, CEO & co-founder of Tier One Entertainment, in a statement. Tier One Entertainment was founded in 2017 by Gutierrez, cosplay and gaming star Alodia Gosiengfiao, and entrepreneur Brian Lim.

ABS-CBN News launches Halalan 2022 podcast

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs launches its very first election podcast, POV:XYZ. Hosted by Tony Velasquez and Danny Buenafe, the podcast offers a space for Filipino youth to express their views and exchange stories about politics with two veteran journalists who have covered multiple elections and administrations in their decades-long careers. The pilot episode, uploaded on Oct 28, titled “The Power of the Youth Vote,” features Robi Domingo, YouTuber and influencer Janina Vela, and ASEAN Youth Advocates Network founder Mirus Ponon. All three have been very active in using their platforms to encourage their fellow youths to register to vote and to educate themselves on issues surrounding the elections. POV:XYZ is available on Spotify, ABS-CBN News App, and ABS-CBN Radio Service App and will drop new episodes every other week.

Kemrie releases new single

OPM artist and TikTok star Kemrie has released her latest single, “Cruel House.” This song follows the release of “Impressions,” which came out last year. Lyrically, “Cruel House” is deep and emotional. Musically, it’s a very pop song that builds from easy-listening verses into a last song syndrome-inducing chorus. “Cruel House” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer.

Syd Hartha’s latest song will be part of her upcoming EP

FILIPINO singer-songwriter Syd Hartha returns to her roots on the stripped-down single “kung nag-aatubili.” The folk-pop tune will be part of her upcoming five-track EP to be released in the first quarter of 2022, and serves as her first original material for 2021 after contributing vocals for Tokimeki Records’ city pop-inspired “Carnival” and participating in Coke Studio Season 4. According to the 19-year-old artist, “kung nag-aatubili” reflects her complicated attitude towards romantic relationships and intimacy, which stemmed from traumatic experiences in younger years. The song will be accompanied by a music video slated to be released in the coming weeks. The song is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.

The Steve McQueens releases 5th recording project

The Observer is The Steve McQueens’ 5th studio outing, and shows a mature unit performing at the peak of their eight-year journey together. The characteristic playful inventiveness, musical twists and surprises are all here. Released through Singapore-based indie label Umami Records, the band’s latest album features music performed from their 2020 Nerd Lounge tour of Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia. With the pandemic putting the brakes on to their live performance plans, the quartet went into the studio to record this collection of new music which simultaneously evokes alternative R&B, chill-pop, 60’s Motown and nu-soul. Having released three of the singles in the record —  “Mila Ascending,” “Eye,” and “Beginning” —  since July, the band is ready to drop the full album.

New drops, perks from Pokemon

THE POKÉMON Company recently announced the latest news about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl and released its latest promotional video (https://youtu.be/Jk3YTHWRqsM). For the early purchase of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl, the “Platinum Style” in-game outfit will be given as a perk. Fans can receive this gift by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gifts function in the game on Feb. 21, 2022. Fans can also change their outfit at Metronome Style Shop in Veilstone City. By wearing the Platinum Style, fans can continue their adventure dressed like the protagonist of Pokémon Platinum. The Pokémon Company recently unveiled the Hisuian forms of Zorua and Zoroark in the Nintendo Switch software, Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Fans can check out the latest trailer on this link: https://youtu.be/juuIljtu8vY. In addition to the early-purchase bonuses already announced, the Baneful Fox Mask will be gifted to early purchasers of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. They can receive this gift by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gifts function in the game. And it’s available up until May 9, 2022. For more details about the early-purchase bonuses, visit https://pokemon-cojp.ent.box.com/file/877346817232.