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DIAMOND CERTIFIED, GRAMMY-NOMINATEDBEBE REXHAUNVEILS “BABY, I’M JEALOUS” FEAT. DOJA CAT

Bebe’s #1 hit “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line Earns RIAA 10x Platinum Diamond Certification

“Baby, I’m Jealous” video, shot by Hannah Lux Davis, features strong time traveling visuals – click here to watch

October 9, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) — Diamond-certified, Grammy-nominated, Global Superstar Bebe Rexha teams up with Doja Cat for a stormy new single and video, “Baby, I’m Jealous,” that explores the insecurities of living in a digital age. Slinking synth work and a shivering bassline set the stage for an intoxicating pop bop about the perils of scrolling endlessly through social media.

Rexha wrote, and sings, about the negativity the modern era often imposes on people—envy, rage, self-doubt—but the single isn’t dark and brooding. “Baby, I’m Jealous” is funky, playful, and confident, even before Doja Cat sideswipes the song with a few gleeful bars aimed squarely at society’s expectations for women (“Waste trainer for a tinier waist / But I can’t help if I like the way food taste”). According to Rexha, it’s all about taking ownership of those complex emotions.

“‘Baby, I’m Jealous’ is a song I wrote about embracing my insecurities,” Rexha explains. “It’s about the way social media has heightened my jealousy which can affect how I feel about myself. We are constantly flooded with the highlights of other people’s lives, and at times I find myself comparing my worth and beauty to others. It’s part of the human process to experience jealousy—ultimately, this is an anthem to embrace those feelings as a form of empowerment.”

Today, Rexha also shares a stunning technicolor video for the single, directed by frequent award-winning collaborator Hannah Lux Davis, which features actors and influencers Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun, and Avani Gregg. Rexha’s siren red hair bursts off the screen and the musical wonder woman’s playful lyrics come to life in the colorful fantastical clip.

“Baby, I’m Jealous” is Rexha’s first release of 2020, but it arrives hot on the heels of the news that her #1 hit “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line, was certified Diamond (10x Platinum) by the RIAA. In 2018, Rexha released her debut album Expectations, which featured that hit alongside another Platinum single, “I’m a Mess.” Rexha had a busy 2019 as well, releasing a string of ecstatic cuts, including the simmering “Last Hurrah,” the swooning “Not 20 Anymore,” and her euphoric feature on the Chainsmokers’ “Call You Mine.” “Baby, I’m Jealous” with Doja Cat is just the first taste of the thrilling new music Rexha has on the horizon. This comes off the news of Rexha newly signing with SAL&CO management. She’s set to release a new album in early 2021, so stay tuned.

ABOUT BEBE REXHA:
Diamond-selling and two-time Grammy®-nominated New York City native Bebe Rexha is a musical force to be reckoned with. She has accumulated over 12 million overall single sales, over 6 billion total global streams, and a radio audience over 10 billion. Her RIAA Gold-certified debut album Expectations (released June 2018 on Warner Records) contained the Platinum single “I’m a Mess” and global chart-topping smash “Meant to Be” (featuring Florida Georgia Line), now RIAA Certified Diamond. #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-setting 50 straight weeks, the longest reign ever by a female lead artist, “Meant to Be” won Top Country Song at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards and Best Collaboration at the 2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards. It was subsequently nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 61st annual Grammy Awards® in February 2019, where Bebe was also nominated for Best New Artist. Early in her career, Bebe won the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ Best Teen Songwriter Award, and then formally burst onto the scene when she wrote “Monster,” a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna that was certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA. Bebe went on to co-write and carry the instantly recognizable hook for the 3x Platinum “Hey Mama,” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack, nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. Bebe also hit #1 on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her RIAA Platinum “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. In 2017, Bebe released the critically acclaimed EPs, All Your Fault: Part 1 (with “I Got You”), and All Your Fault: Part 2 (with “Meant to Be”). Now in 2019, Bebe has amassed over 2.7 billion YouTube views and counting. In conjunction with Grammy® Week 2019, Bebe launched the Grammy® Music Education Coalition’s (GMEC) national campaign on behalf of its new All-Star Ambassador program, whose members also include Luis Fonsi, Rita Ora, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor and others.

4th Impact – When Dreams Become a Reality

4th Impact- Smash Hit Single ‘K(no)w More
Sam Michaels & Dan Mathews (Klubjumpers-Multi-Awarded Billboard Producers & Grammy Nominated Producers).
4th Impact – When Dreams Become a Reality
Written by Mark Daniels
 
(Sacramento, California) June 26, 2020. There has been a long-held dream beating in the hearts of both the members of 4th Impact and within the hearts of their fans also known as the Dreamers.
That dream has been for the girls of 4th Impact to not just make their 1st album, but to also become known in the USA, to have their music aired on US radio, to be signed to a major label within the USA,  followed by a concert tour within the USA, and finally a World tour.
As the 5th Anniversary of 4th Impact nears, and 5 years since their 1st appearance on X-Factor UK, that long-awaitedd dream is now starting to become a reality.
 
 
It was recently announced by 4th Impact that they are now working with the team of  Dan Mathews, Sam Michaels (Klubjumpers), MJ Racadio and Mark Daniels on their 1st Single being specifically produced for the US market and Billboard.
 
 
So how significant is this announcement?
Dan Mathews is Grammy Nominated and is well known as a top music producer within the United States.  Dan Mathews and Sam Michaels form the team Klubjumpers and their music has hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts countless times.
 
 
They’ve worked with many Grammy award-winning performers such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, 
 
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Pussy Cat Dolls, Enrique Iglesias to name a few, and were behind the success of Jason Derulo who’s music under Klubjumpers went Platinum four times.
 
 
As the girls of 4th Impact shared to Dan, they have always dreamed big, that someday they could actually be as big as Destiny’s Child.
During a recent meeting, Dan shared to the girls of 4th Impact that this will be a step by step process to reach their ultimate dream and vision for the group.
Dan also told the girls that even for himself it was a long step by step journey and did not happen overnight.  But with patience and hard work dreams and goals can be reached.
 
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4th Impact’s Smash Hit Single ‘K(no)w More’ Received First-ever U.S. Radio Airplay at the Abbie Knights Morning Show of 105.9 Rhythm FM (Top 40 Radio Station).
But already another part of their dream has come true as 4th Impacts first original single K(no)w More is already being played on airwaves within the United States.
The Abbie Knights Morning Show on 105.9 FM in California has become the First US radio show and station to play music by 4th Impact.
Abbie Knight has been very moved by the love and support of the Dreamers who write and call into the station to share their stories about 4th Impact.
Abbie recently posted a message directly to the girls of 4th Impact on her morning show fan page “Ladies you are so talented! I look forward to speaking with you soon!”
 
Two Dreamers that are cherished by the Dreamer community took the time to share with me their stories. Saab from Frankfurt Germany had this to say:  “I’ve been a Dreamer since 2019 when I saw them perform twice in Frankfurt, Germany.  I was so fascinated by their exceptional voices and harmonious singing that I couldn’t help but become a Dreamer.  What inspires me the most is the fact that they had to start from the bottom and despite setbacks, they kept believing in themselves and their message is to never give up. 4th Impact loves their Dreamers and it’s fun to be a part of this large family.  I can no longer imagine a life without 4th Impact.”
 
And finally from a Dreamer that is so well known within the Dreamer community Mife/Efim. Many Dreamers feel she is an honorary 5th Impact.
Efim has attended and filmed countless performances of 4th Impact for Dreamers around the world to view later.
“The 1st time I saw 4th Impact was way back in 2015 when I was working at a tv station.  They are so kind and down to earth.  Even if I’m tired from work I choose to attend their shows.  I remember once I fell asleep on the floor in the waiting area. I’m so happy seeing them perform.  4th Impact is my happy pill.  To be honest when I’m stressed all I have to do is see them perform.  It’s all worth it!”
 
Now other people within the United States are discovering what the Dreamers have known, felt, and experienced with 4th Impact.  With their 1st single produced by Dan Mathews and Klubjumpers within the USA for the Billboard and US markets currently in production, for their 1st song K(no)w More now being played on US radio soon, many other long-held dreams may become a reality.
Stay tuned for more exciting news…
Remember with faith, hard work, and never giving up, that’s when dreams really can become a reality.
 
 
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Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact, and the Dreamers

Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact, and the Dreamers
By Mark Daniels

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Philippines’ Hottest Girl Group, 4th Impact. 

Some would say that the shouts of joy, laughter, and stunned voices of the girls of 4th Impact could be heard around the world.
With 6 minutes left in their KUMU broadcast on Saturday May 23rd, the girls of 4th Impact, who had already surpassed their previous week’s record of 2 million diamonds, were now on the verge of reaching 3 million diamonds.

 

KUMU is a social networking platform based in the Philippines where many artists now go in order to stay in touch with their fans and perform for them during the Pandemic.
The virtual gifts or diamonds that fans send can be converted into cash.  For many artists this is their only source of income.
On this day, the fans of 4th Impact were determined to make sure the girls made history again.
Irene stated breathlessly, “Guys I cannot breathe..wait guys..I’m waiting for the 3 million.”
Suddenly the sounds of pure joy, laughter, and excitement rang out from the girls as they realized they just reached 3 million diamonds, as they began jumping up and down screaming.
As Mylene jumped up and down, Celina, trying to catch her breath said “Okok wait, wait, calm yourself, calm down, calm down, let’s see.”
When Mylene stopped jumping she looked into the camera and said “Dreamers and Patreons we love you so much!!”
Irene agreed. “Guys, Dreamers, and Patreons you are making us feel so overwhelmed.”
Almira nodded. “We can’t say thank you enough.”
“Thank you so much guys,” Irene added, “even though there is a pandemic, we appreciate your generosity, your help.”
As Irene reflected she added “I think the magic is the Dreamers and the Patreons.”
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As we approach the 5 year anniversary of 4th Impact, with their song K(no)w More still at the top of the charts in the Philippines and in the top 3 on 89.9 FM The Wave, the top 20 charts in Brazil, along with participating in many interviews along with an appearance on EBC’s (Eagle Broadcasting Corporation) Enjoy Music Beyond the Crisis, the girls of 4th Impact have been very visible recently despite the pandemic.
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The debut video of 4th Impact on X-Factor UK has just also reached an unbelievable 162 Million views making it the most viewed video of all time for X-Factor UK.
With the passionate support of their fans which are lovingly referred to as Dreamers supporting and promoting 4th Impact every step of the way, the question comes up, who are the Dreamers and what has inspired so many people from around the world to come together as one worldwide family to support, promote, love and care for these girls?
Many dreamers have been sending me emails and messages for weeks sharing their thoughts and feelings about 4th Impact and what the girls mean to them.
What originally started out as a story about 4th Impact has now become a love letter from Dreamers worldwide to the girls of 4th Impact.
After reading their words, you will see the reason why so many Dreamers from around the world support 4th Impact. And when you read these testimonials you will learn so much more about who the girls of 4th Impact really are.
Hyun Jae- “My name is Jobs. There was a time I wanted to give up, feeling sad, broken, and tired of everything, but because of 4th Impact I didn’t give up.  They always tell us Dreamers never give up in any situation because there is a God who loves us so much and these struggles are a part of our life that will make us strong. We just need to trust God.  I always remember that Celina says ‘Never stop dreaming. Eventually dreams do come true.  Believe, achieve.’
I keep that quote in my heart forever.
My house burned down in May 2019.  A common Dreamer friend had told Almira about it. I was feeling down and I was browsing my phone when I couldn’t believe that Almira messaged me!  She asked if I’m ok, where are we, and how can she help me?
If you ask me what does 4th Impact mean to me?  They are God’s gift to me.  They are God’s instrument and they inspire me so much.”
Gregory Roberts- “An angels shield is their song.  They use it to protect the weak and comfort the weary.  The most precious angels are the ones that don’t know they are angels.  4th Impact says prayers and give thanks to their supporters, friends, and family.  They have a constant display of grace, gratitude, and concern for other people.  These are delightful, warm, caring, giving souls, and by the way, they just happen to also be a world-class singing and performance group.
About the Dreamers, you will find that as a group, they are nice people that are respectful to each other and their kindness is expressed in the way they speak to each other.  Communicating with other Dreamers is a welcoming and inclusive experience.”
Jim Ough– “All 4 young ladies show grace, concern for their fellow human beings, a healthy sense of humor, concern for others, and an understanding of the aspects of life that is unique in today’s world.
That makes you root for them simply because they expect nothing past what they earn.
4th Impact defines what the term “role model” means.”
James Garton– “I had played music for over 30 years. After I retired as an IT specialist I lost interest in music.  I saw 4th Impacts debut on X-Factor UK.  They took the crowd, the judges, and including me to a level I had not been on in a long time. The girls pray before and after each performance.  They wanted you to know that God was responsible for what they could do.  These girls went through disappointment over and over, but they would always pick themselves up and just keep going.  They were not known in many places including the USA but I found they somehow had a group of fans called Dreamers, and the Dreamers 4th Impact were superstars.  After a while I could tell that Dreamers were like a group of friends. They would do anything for 4th Impact and 4th Impact would do anything for them.  It’s like one big group with a common dream, to make 4th Impact the best in the world. They are all in it together.
4th Impact has a talent that God has given them to share with the world.
I’m 73. I will stick beside these girls until they make it. If I can help them in any way I will do so. They bring joy to my life I never had before.  They are like my own kids and I really feel I do owe them my life, and showing me there are good people in life.  I think they are Angels that God sent down to show us how people are supposed to be on Earth.”
Harold Kelly – “The girls never want to let their Dreamers down.  Everything the ladies do is for the family, and for the Dreamers.
I use their ‘Never give up your dreams, never stop believing’ as my everyday theme.  When Almira said ‘The reason they keep going and going and don’t give up is because of the Dreamers.’
I never want to let them down.  They will never let us down so as a Dreamer I am not going to let them down either.
To a true Dreamer, there is no greater love, than to see 4th Impact realize their dreams because their dreams are our dreams.”
To write more about how much 4th Impact has changed the lives of so many Dreamers around the world and what the girls mean to them would become a novel.
It is extremely humbling to read all of the testimonials Dreamers have about 4th Impact.  It is very rare in the entertainment industry these days to find a relationship between artist and the fans that are similar to 4th Impact and the Dreamers
As we look forward to a time when a vaccine is available and life returns to normal, with the Dreamers behind them, we will see 4th Impact become worldwide Superstars. Just like the song that 4th Impact sings, with the Dreamers and 4th Impact together as one “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.”

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4th Impact Smashed Hit Single ‘K(no)w More’

To K(no)w More about 4th Impact, just listen to their music, subscribe to their social media accounts like YouTube, Facebook, and KUMU.
You can also become a V.I.P. Dreamer by joining 4th Impact’s Patreon account: https://www.Patreon.com/4thImpact.

4th Impact- Their 1st Interview in the USA and The Dreamers

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4th Impact – Their 1st Interview in the USA and The Dreamers

By Mark Daniels
On Saturday April 25th, 2020, 4th Impact made their 1st interview appearance in the United States on Blogtalk Hollywood, with Host MJ Racadio and Co-Host Mark Daniels (aka: DJ M).

The purpose of the interview was to introduce 4th Impact to a new audience within the United States, and to promote their 1st original song K(no)w More.
It was a special interview as 4th Impact opened up and shared their thoughts and feelings on many topics.

To commerate the fact that this was 4th Impact’s 1st interview in the USA with Blogtalk Hollywood, the interview also included questions from their Patreon account, submitted by the fans of 4th Impact who are affectionately known as Dreamers.
4th Impact is a singing group of 4 sisters: Almira, Irene, Mylene, and Celina Cercado.
They began their singing career in 2001.
The girls were singing anywhere they could, and as the years went by they also performed in many competitions.
4th Impact (formerly known as 4th Power, changed their group name due to copyright reasons), rose to fame in 2015 when at the suggestion of a fan they tried out for X-Factor UK.
They made it to the finals and became known throughout Europe and in many parts of the world, including the United States.
The debut video of the 4th Impact on X-Factor UK has reached over 160 million views at the time of this article.
4th Impacts YouTube Channel currently has over 500K Subscriptions.
The girls began the interview on Blogtalk Hollywood by talking about how they were trying to make the best of the quarantine during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Almira shared that with the quarantine in place in the Philippines, she was taking the opportunity to practice more.
Celina added that they were focusing on building their Patreon account, working out and staying fit and healthy.
While laughing Almira shared that her dog Chanel had just given birth to 6 puppies (5 boys and 1 girl) and they had stayed up the previous night until 4am in the morning.
Celina stated “I’m the editor for the vlogs…for now.  I spend more time now with my puppies because every time we have a gig we are so busy we don’t have time to take care of them, so now I put more of my time to play with them and feed them.”
Later in the interview, Mylene discussed something that she loves to do in her free time.
“I love to cook…and I love to eat,” Mylene said laughing.
“She (Mylene) has this specialty.. in LA.”  Irene said, “the boiling crabs.  So delicious. Like the spicy shrimp.”
“Irene is good with Korean dishes,” Almira admitted.
When talking about how 4th Impact came up with the sound for their 1st original single K(no)w More, and who influenced them, Irene had this to say, “We have a lot of influences, but we focused on our own story.”
Laughing Mylene said, “Our own makeup story.”
Irene then added,  “We wanted to deliver 4th Impact sound in this original song which is somewhat like’ Bang, Bang’ with the harmonies.  Actually, we were so nervous that people will not like it because people would be expecting a ballad.”
Almira agreed. “And they would have a high expectation of us.”
Now that 4th Impacts 1st original song ‘K(no)w More’ has been released, the girls took a moment to reflect on their journey from 2001 up until this moment.
Irene thoughtfully had this to say about their journey, “Actually there are sometimes that um..we as 4th Impact we really have time to talk about our dreams and our goals in life, and whenever we look back, we see ourselves like we have achieved a lot already in this time, since 2001, and we can’t believe that everything had happened after a lot of challenges we have encountered in life.”
Almira had this to say about their emotions during their journey to this point:  “Talking about emotions, I think we were very emotional as sisters.
We always cry in all our interviews as you can see.
And looking back from here, having our own song which is independently released from our family and from the friends and those fans who have supported us, it’s been a big challenge.
And sometimes we were laughing and crying at the same time.
We were like where are we going now?
When we look back where we started as simple kids from Isabella without nothing but just dreams, we were kinda like ‘ Hey this is it,’ because from the rock bottom and now we are here and the Dreamers are looking up to us, and they said they were inspired by us and we feed on that and we take that as inspiration to move forward and never stop.”
Irene said “And just like Mylene always tells us, that life is improving. Life is changing.  We are just so grateful for all the blessing were are receiving.”
“We are so grateful for all of our Dreamers also,” said Mylene.
A week prior to the interview, members of 4th Impacts Patreon account were asked if they would like to ask 4th Impact a question, to submit their questions to the Patreon account or to the host of Blogtalk Hollywood: MJ Racadio and/or Co-host Mark Daniels (aka:DJ M).
The love and support by the fans (Dreamers) of 4th Impact became very evident the week leading up to the interview.
Both MJ Racadio and Mark Daniels were bombarded by countless messages by the Dreamers.
Many messages from the Dreamers were touching and heartwarming, while countless more were showing love, prayers, and support for 4th Impact.
Many Dreamers opened up to share their personal stories about 4th Impact, while a few shared how the group had gotten them through their own struggles and challenges. So many more shared their hopes and dreams for the future of 4th Impact. Peter, a longtime Dreamer from the USA shared “I’ve been a Dreamer since that faithful night in 2015 on X-Factor UK.  I’ve been a supporter of them ever since.”
Kimball Miller had one of the most commonly stated thoughts from the Dreamers when he shared “I hope we can get them to come to the USA for a show.  I love these girls.”
After the interview aired, Harold Kelly offered a deeper explanation as to why the Dreamers were so happy to play an active part and being asked to share their thoughts and ask questions as part of the interview.
“I wanted to thank you for asking my question (during the interview). Not just because I felt like part of the Dreamer Nation, but because you (MJ and Mark) provided what was missing.
When they were in the UK for X-Factor, we Dreamers that knew them before that show, and the Dreamers from the Philippines were not able to vote or voice our support because the way X-Factor works it only allows voting from within the UK.  So we were hurt and we felt left out.  By including the Dreamers voices, questions, and feelings as a part of your interview you filled that void.”
And now with their Patreon account, 4th Impact has found a way to still perform and more directly connect with their fans in a personal way.
When asked about their fans, lovingly referred to as Dreamers, Irene said,  “Actually we were debating what name we will choose for our fans, our supporters.”
Almira added, “When we started on X-Factor UK we are 4th Impact, we wanted to call them 4th Impactors.
We debate on words like that.”
Laughing Mylene added  “Impactors!!!”
With a big smile, Almira continued “We based it on us who are also Dreamers, and we ended up calling them Dreamers.”
“Because I think 4th Impactors is kinda funny to hear it,” Irene said.
Almira shared “What is special for me is I spend my spare time reading because the Dreamers send me a lot of music business books.”
“It is really inspiring,” agreed Irene.
Almira agreed and continued, “Yes, I really learned a lot because this is what we really wanted.  This is our passion.  So I would think being the oldest it’s my responsibility too because we are working with a lot of people in the future.  So this quarantine time is a good time to learn something new about the craft we are working on.”
Irene nodded “She (Almira) is getting smarter and smarter, and she is sharing it to us,  like…”
With a mischievous twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face, Mylene quickly added: “Like.. she is getting smarter …and getting fatter!”
With that comment, all the girls burst into laughter.
When it comes to the hard work that goes into the complex arrangements when recording a cover of a song that 4th Impact releases on their Youtube page ‘4th Impact Music’ Irene revealed, “It depends on the content that we are doing.  Usually if its a song cover, we practice it for 3 days, then record it. And then Celina or Kuya Jake will edit it. And then we upload it.”
Almira said “So overall the average is 1 week.”
“But the simple Vlog is the easiest.”  Added Celina.
Looking towards the future Almira said “It is one of our dreams to collaborate with international artists, as well as artists here in the Philippines.  So given the opportunity, we’d really love to.”
One of the most common questions submitted by the Dreamers for the interview was when the 4th Impact will release their 1st full album?
Almira replied, “We are trying our best to finish it for next year. We are trying to get more songs to finish the whole album.”
Lots of hits, doing live music, and a world tour was also some more of the future goals of 4th Impact in the next 5 years.
But there was one goal that stood out that was very special and close to the hearts of 4th Impact.
“One of our visions,” said Almira, “is to have a performing arts school here in the Philippines.”
“We wanted to help those young people like us” added Irene.
“Because when we competed in Korea before (2014)” continued Almira, “in SSK6 we remembered how the Government supports the K-Pop system and they have this school, and they have this room where you can just stay there and just sing and just practice and I think the Philippines need to have more of that. So we are praying for that.”
At the conclusion of the interview 4th impact had the following dedication to make to all the Dreamers before singing ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon:
Irene:  “We just want to encourage all the people around the world, especially the Dreamers, that let’s hope that everything will be fine again, and through this song, we can touch your hearts and uplift your spirits.”
Almira: “During this trying time we especially want to take this opportunity to thank all the Dreamers from the bottom of our hearts.
Because sometimes we can see some of the comments.  They said they’ve been worried about us in our situation here in the Philippines because as performers we have affected also of this situation.  We were very grateful for your care and for your heartwarming support for our music.  So thank you very much.”
After the interview, 4th Impact went on their Patreon account and conducted a live video feed where they thanked the Dreamers for their overwhelming love, participation, and support in relation to the interview on Blogtalk Hollywood.
Almira had this special message for all the Dreamers: “Always remember Dreamers, the reason why we are not giving up is because of you. Only you guys. Only you.”
Mylene became inspired and the girls decided to ask the Dreamers to submit their messenger id’s and they would start randomly calling Dreamers who are members of the Patreon account to talk to them.
And all 4 girls of 4th Impact spent the next hour doing just that.
Reaching out, calling and speaking directly with their Dreamers, sharing jokes, laughter, and heartfelt words and sincere thank you’s for their constant love and support.
Something like this experience between artists and fans is a very beautiful, touching, and inspiring thing to see.

With their heartfelt and amazing vocals, individually and in harmony with each other, their amazing talent and drive, along with the incredible bond, love, and support of their family, and of Dreamers around the World, 4th Impact has an amazing career and future ahead of them.
You can learn more about 4th Impact by following them on Facebook or their YouTube page: 4th Impact Music.
You can also have access to exclusive videos and live concerts and chats with 4th Impact by joining their Patreon account: www.patreon.com/4thImpact.

Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen will be bringing her ‘Dedicated Tour’ to Manila

Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be bringing her ‘The Dedicated Tour’ to Manila on October 23 at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets will be on-sale starting August 31 via TicketNet.com.ph and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide. Presented by concert promoter Wilbros Live.

Fans can expect a night full of hits as Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing her chart-topping songs, including “Cut to the Feeling”, “Call Me Maybe”, “Party for One”, “I Really Like You”, “Boy Problems”, “Emotion”, “Run Away with Me” and many more.

After Carly Rae Jepsen released her critically acclaimed album E·MO·TION in 2015, it became “a modern touchstone for a new crop of pop-leaning artists and legacy acts,” as NPR noted, adding “the blast radius of E•MO•TION is expansive.” The album also inspired an abundance of memes — extending the cultural cachet that Jepsen earned from the ubiquity of her Grammy-nominated blockbuster hit “Call Me Maybe” (from her U.S debut album Kiss), which not only climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, sold over 20 million singles worldwide, and was certified Diamond in the U.S., but was referenced by everyone from former secretary-of-state Colin Powell to Cookie Monster. 

Jepsen’s new album, Dedicated, retains the joyful, hook-filled feeling of its predecessor. But where E*MO*TION, which featured the platinum single “I Really Like You,” was an ’80s-influenced synth-pop classic that Rolling Stone called “a pop masterclass” and Stereogum called “indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius,” Dedicated has a more ’70s-inspired feel at times (though the album defies categorization as a whole). At one point, Jepsen was sure she was making a disco opus. “The title was going to be ‘Disco Sweat,’” she says with a laugh. “I really bought into it.” But Jepsen had a change of heart thanks to her travels over the past two years, which included writing trips to the Swedish countryside (“It was spring and there were fields of flowers, homemade breads, and kittens running everywhere”) and a beach in Nicaragua, where she surfed and stayed in a cabana-like casita. Then there was an Eat Pray Love-esque solo vacation in Italy. “I had so many songs,” she says. “I needed some space to walk around, reflect, eat pasta, and get to know myself a bit.”

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SHANTI DOPE BRINGS PINOY PRIDE IN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

SHANTI DOPE BRINGS PINOY PRIDE IN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

It’s here!

“Crazy” (International Remix) by MiMi featuring Nomad, Krayzie Bone and our very own Shanti Dope  🔥

LISTEN to the song on Spotify  ➡️ spoti.fi/2P2lew1

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Manila, Philippines (August 16, 2018). 17 year-old viral rap star Shanti Dope’s flourishing artistry continues to burn bright as he brings Pinoy rap into the international scene.

As he celebrates one year in the industry, and more than 20 million views and streams for his hit song “Nadarang,” the new gen rapper-songwriter adds collaborations with international artists to the long list of achievements in his young career.

Shanti is expected to bring his A-game in on the international remix of the song ‘Crazy’ by rising American singer Mimi. He joins NomaD and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Krayzie Bone in the catchy hip-hop tune, also providing a unique Pinoy twist on his verse.

The song does not only feature Shanti himself as an artist, but also our very own language as he raps Tagalog on his verse. To be able to showcase the national language on a worldwide stage is a big feat for OPM artists, especially in the genre of rap, as Shanti continues to build bridges across different genres, platforms, and audiences through his music.

The rap prodigy will not only appear on this international track, but is also slated to be special a guest (together with his mentor Gloc-9) in the upcoming Ultimate hiphop OG Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert on September 5, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Mimi’s ‘Crazy (International Remix) [feat. Shanti Dope, Krayzie Bone, and NomaD]’ is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon

Shanti Dope and Materyal EPs are now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon under Universal Records.

Tickets for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony concert are out now via SM Tickets | bit.ly/BTNH2018MNL It’s gonna be an epic hiphop party with #BTNHManila ft. Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope, made possible by Ovation Productions.

Maine Mendoza Signs with Universal Records

MAINE MENDOZA SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL RECORDS

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(L-R) Universal Records Operations Manager Peter Chan, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Maine Mendoza, Business Manager Rams David

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After weeks of anticipation, Maine Mendoza has officially signed a record deal with Universal Records. The contract signing was held at the Universal Records office. Present during the signing were Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan, Business Manager Rams David, and Maine


Hints of Maine’s signing first hit the web after Universal Records posted a teaser photo of a ‘mystery girl’ wearing a leather jacket bearing the word Universal on it. Fans were quick to catch on, as #MaineForUniversalRecords became the #1 Trending Topic on Twitter in the Philippines and Worldwide not long after the teaser was posted.

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The mystery girl was finally shown to be non-other than Maine herself on June 22, as posted through a Big Reveal video, further exciting her fans. 

Signing with Universal Records is just the latest accolade for the 23 year-old star, as she celebrates her third anniversary in show business. Rising to stardom after being introduced as Yaya Dub on the hit noontime show Eat Bulaga, Maine has amassed a number of endorsements, TV shows, box-office hits, and a best-selling book. Now, Maine is more than ready to trade in her dubsmash skills to pursue a recording career, adding to her many talents.

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Maine with Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go


Talking about Maine’s signing, Kathleen Dy-Go, General Manager of Universal Records says “We’re very happy to welcome Maine into the Universal Records family, and very excited to be working with her for her upcoming projects.”

Maine now joins Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, The CompanY, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9, Sponge Cola, Ice Seguerra, Shanti Dope, Christian Bautista, and Elmo Magalona in the elite roster of Universal Records’ prime artists.

Stay tuned for Maine’s debut single under Universal Records this 2018.

For more updates, follow Universal Records on Instagram @universalrecordsph and Twitter @universalrecph, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/universalrecordsph and YouTube

 

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BOYZLIFE LIVE IN MANILA!

BOYZLIFE LIVE IN MANILA!

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Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, part of the multi-platinum, record breaking bands, Westlife and Boyzone, have joined forces to create Boyzlife.

Boyzlife is the thrilling untold story of life in two of the world’s biggest boybands, with the lifelong friends walking the audience through their lives – captivating tales of the highs, the lows and of course weaved in between the stories will be an intimate performance including a selection of their biggest hits that forged their careers! Boyzlife has been selling out all their special intimate performances since their formation in 2016.

During Brian’s time in Westlife the band secured a record 7 straight Number 1 singles, 12 UK & Ireland Number 1 singles in total, 4 Number 1 Albums, x3 Record of the Year Awards, x2 MTV Europe Music Award, x1 Brit Award and countless others. Sales during this time reached in excess of 30 million. Among Westlife’s chartbusting singles are; “Swear It Again”, “My Love”, “Fool Again”, “Queen of My Heart”, “I Have A dream”, “Uptown Girl”, “I Need You”, “Soledad”, “All or Nothing”, “Seasons In The Sun”, and many more! Brian’s debut solo single ‘Real To Me’ topped the charts in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, becoming one of the biggest radio airplay hits that year across the continent. Brian followed this up with a further three solo Number 1 singles and platinum status in Australia where he resided.

As a member of Boyzone, Keith has enjoyed incredible success, with the band being Europe’s most successful boyband during the second half of the 1990’s and the success has continued for many years. Achieving 6 UK Number 1 singles – with 16 of their first 17 singles going Top 5 in the UK Charts – it cemented Boyzone as the first Irish group to top the UK charts so regularly. 5 Number 1 albums were secured and over 25 million records sold worldwide. Some of the group’s greatest hits are No Matter What,  I Love The Way You Love Me, Words, Baby Can I Hold You, Love Me For A Reason, among others.

 

Brian and Keith will sing the greatest hits of Boyzone and Westlife as they perform live in Manila on December 4 at the Kia Theater, presented by Ovation Productions. Ticket prices are P5750, 4750, 3750, 1750 and are available starting October 26 viawww.ticketnet.com.ph and all regular ticketnet outlets.

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Journey’s Frontman Concert in Manila

Arnel Pineda: The 50th Birthday Concert

September 5, 2017/ 7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, Okada Manila


July 04, 2017(Manila, Philippines). Partake in a heartfelt celebration of Arnel Pineda’s colorful life as he turns 50. The Filipino rockstar is marking his golden year with an intimate birthday dinner show at Okada Manila, where he will be singing the songs of his life. The night’s setlist follows Arnel’s life story, from his beginnings in local bands to conquering the world stage as frontman of the legendary Journey. The artist will delight the audience with renditions of his personal favorites and original compositions. Surprise performances await both the audience and the artist himself.  With acclaimed video and event director Paul Basinillo at the helm, the night will surely create lasting impressions for those in attendance.

Our Cause
Arnel’s humble beginnings has shaped him into a man of goodwill. Majority of the event’s proceeds will go to the Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc. (APFI), a non-stock, non profit, and independent foundation that provides underprivileged children quality education, health services and medical attention. Arnel and his family personally oversee the Foundation and are always present in its events.

The Celebrant

Arnel Pineda is the lead singer of celebrated American rock band, Journey. Since landing the coveted gig in 2007, he has showcased his powerful pipes at the biggest venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Wembley Arena, and Tokyo Budokan. He has collaborated with the likes of Foreigner, Deep Purple, Santana, Joan Jett, Rascal Flatts among others.


Arnel was born on September 5, 1967 in Sampaloc, Manila. After his mother’s illness and eventual death put the family in a dire financial situation, he volunteered to live independently, taking on odd jobs to provide for himself at the age of 14. At 15, he became the lead singer of the band, Ijos. In 1986, along with some members of Ijos, he formed Ammo and the band went on to win the Rock Wars contest. In 1988, Ammo won the Philippine leg of the Yamaha World Band Explosion and competed in Hong Kong for the finals.  In 1990, Pineda and other Ammo members formed another band called Intensity Five which came first runner-up at the Yamaha World Band Explosion, with Arnel winning Best Vocalist. Arnel also fronted the bands New Age, 9mm, Most W@nted, and Zoo.

Our Venue

Okada Manila impresses anyone who enters its halls. This biggest and grandest integrated resort in the country occupies an astounding 44 hectares of land in the Entertainment City.With a five-star hotel, a wealth of dining destinations, exciting retail options, and gaming experiences, Okada sets the bar high in the hospitality and gaming scene.

Tickets

Tickets to the event are now out at Ticketworld branches and online at ticketworld.com.ph. A seat is PHP 7,040.40, inclusive of a full-course sit-down dinner and covering tax and other mandated charges.  For inquiries, get in touch with Up North Productions at upnorthproductionsinc@gmail.com, or at mobile number +63 917 652 7463.

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Ed Sheeran tops the first-ever Billboard Philippines Hot 100

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Ed Sheeran tops the first-ever Billboard Philippines Hot 100, while local singer Inigo Pascual leads the Billboard Philippine Top 20.

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Check out the link to the video of first BillboardPH local chart.

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Billboard’s charts have expanded to the Philippines. Billboard Philippines (“BillboardPH”) recently premiered (June 12) the country’s first rankings reflecting local music consumption.

Using localized on-demand streaming data from global services Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube, plus download track sales from iTunes, BillboardPH’s new charts provide the most accurate representation of music popularity in the Philippines.

Leading BillboardPH’s chart offerings is the BillboardPH Hot 100, which ranks the top songs by both local and foreign acts. The Billboard Philippine Top 20, meanwhile, will contain only Filipino artists, and the Billboard PH Catalog Chart will list songs by Filipino acts that are older than three years, but still being actively streamed.

Ed Sheeran commands the No. 1 spot on the BillboardPH Hot 100 with “Shape of You,” while Bruno Mars and The Chainsmokers each place a pair of tracks each in the top 10.  Also occupying spaces in the Hot 100 top 10 are DJ Khaled‘s “I’m the One,” featuring Justin BieberQuavoChance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, at No. 3, and the current Billboard Hot 100 U.S. No. 1 hit “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, at No. 5.

The Billboard Philippine 20 is led by Inigo Pascual’s “Dahil Sa’Yo,” with singer/actress Jona holding down two spots in the top 10, at Nos. 3 and 4, with “Pusong Ligaw” and “Maghihintay Ako,” respectively. Also faring well on the local list is rock/fusion band Sud, which stands at No. 2 with “Sila.”

Billboard PH, launched in September 2016, has quickly become the premier source of music coverage in Philippines. The addition of local charts to a menu already including the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, among others, further emphasizes the site as the go-to place for Filipino music fans.  The Billboard PH charts refresh each Monday morning local time.

MJ Racadio the Blogger during Billboard Philippines Successful Launched.