St. Patrick’s Day celebration
JAMESON Irish Whiskey and The Palace will be hosting virtual St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Facebook on Mar. 13. The party will feature DJ Ron Poe, Curtismith, August Wahh, Tala, Super Mikki, Leanne and Naara, and Marga on the Mic. Jameson has also partnered with local brands Don’t Blame The Kids (DBTK) and Vamos, who have come up with exclusive limited-edition Jameson St. Patrick’s Day merchandise. Jameson also tapped local artist Jap Mikel to create a box design just for St. Patrick’s Day called “Twilight City,” which depicts the best parts of life in Manila. Get Jap Mikel’s limited-edition St. Patrick’s Day box design upon purchase of a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey at Boozy and in major supermarkets. For more information and updates on Jameson products, visit facebook.com/JamesonWhiskeyPH.
First Yaya premieres on GMA7
A new primetime romantic comedy, First Yaya tells the story of Vice-President Glenn Acosta (Gabby Concepcion) and the romance that blooms between him and Melody (Sanya Lopez), the nanny of his children. Joining the cast are Pancho Magno, Cassy Legaspi, Joaquin “JD” Domagoso, and Pilar Pilapil. Directed by LA Madridejos, First Yaya’s pilot episode airs on Mar. 15 after 24 Oras.
Young adult series Gen Z on TV5
TV5’s NEW young adult series Gen Z will start airing on Mar. 14. Produced by Cignal Entertainment, Inc. with Regal Entertainment. Inc., the family drama depicts how the younger generation navigates through daily life and how older generations can learn to connect better to them. The show follows brothers, Jojo (Jerome Ponce) and Kiko (Kent Gonzales), as they enter the world of adulthood along with their friends Matet (Jane Oineza) and Rico (Darwin Yu). Joining the young cast are veteran actors led by Joey Marquez, Angeli Bayani, and Teresa Loyzaga. Gen Z airs on Sundays, 9 p.m., on TV5. Catchup episodes air on Sundays, 6 p.m., starting Mar. 14 on One Screen Cignal TV CH.9 and SatLite CH. 35.
Pink Sweat$ releases new album
AMERICAN singer-songwriter Pink Sweat$ (real name: David Bowden) has released his new single and the music video for “Heaven,” a track from his latest full-length album Pink Planet, under Atlantic Records. Pink Planet is a collection of six previously released singles from the artist’s 2020 EP The Prelude, and eight brand new tracks. Pink Sweat$ rose to international fame with his original song “At My Worst,” the music video of which garnered more than 50 million views and counting on YouTube. He also recently dropped a live performance video and lyric video of the track “17” (also off of Pink Planet) which features Filipino singer Moira Dela Torre. The music video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwD_tEU0eXk. For more information on Pink Planet, visit https://press.atlanticrecords.com/pink-sweats/.
SB19 releases new single ‘What?’
SONY Music Philippines has released boy band SB19’s new single “What?” “The song ‘What?’ is really different from what we have done before,” the group’s main rapper and lead vocalist Pablo says in a statement. “This one has a more aggressive take to it compared to our previous songs, so I really had to force out the ‘oomph’ in the voices of the members. I was really meticulous with the recordings, but so were they. That’s why we would record ‘til morning and until everyone was satisfied with their parts. The feeling had to be there.” The music video of “What?” shows SB19 in battle mode as they claim freedom in a fictional, post-apocalyptic war zone. “What?” is the first single off the award-winning group’s yet-to-be-revealed debut album, Get In The Zone. The song is available on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
Hikaru Utada returns with music video
JAPANESE pop star Hikaru Utada has dropped her long-awaited new single “One Last Kiss,” which serves as the theme song for the anime film, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice upon a Time. The song was released along with its music video of “One Last Kiss” which was directed by Hideaki Anno who is the author, screenwriter, and director of the film. The music garnered more than 200,000 views on YouTube in the first 30 minutes after its release, and amassed over a million views in less than a day since it premiered on Mar. 9.
Ylona Garcia releases single
SINGER Ylona Garcia was only 18 when she earned her first gold record in 2019. Since then, the hits have not stopped coming as the singer-actress continues to expand her musical horizons and explore diverse genres. She is now setting her sights on the global landscape under the umbrella of label Paradise Rising. Her debut release for the label, “All That,” is an infectious dance-pop number that highlights Ylona’s soulful vocals and has a choreographed music video directed by Suzanne Kim. Paradise Risin is the result of a collaboration between the Philippines’ telecommunications company Globe, and 88rising, a pioneering music and media collective synonymous with elevating Asian talent from East to West. The label focuses on highlighting Filipino talent on a global scale and will serve as a platform to establish a presence for Philippine artists in the West and globally through music distribution, music rights management, and artists development. Ylona is one of the initial artists signed by the label, along with American hip-hop singer Guapdal 4000. For updates, visit bit.ly/paradiserisingfacebook, bit.ly/paradiserisinginstagram, and bit.ly/paradiserisingtwitter.