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'Grandma' sees Unique Salonga carving his own musical path

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With his solo debut, the former IV of Spades frontman says goodbye to disco and searches for identity in the sounds of psychedelic rock.

SOLO FLIGHT. Unique Salonga releases 'Grandma,' his 12-track debut album as a solo artist. Image from

Kean Cipriano launches O/C Records

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The Callalily frontman goes behind the scenes with his new record label, a collaboration with Viva Entertainment's Vic del Rosario

KEAN CIPRIANO. The Callalily frontman starts his own record label with Viva Entertainment. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The Weeknd is coming to Manila

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The singer announces his first ever Asia tour

THE WEEKND. The singer is scheduled to perform in Manila in December. Screenshot from

IN PHOTOS: Your Pinoy rock faves share the stage at Orange & Lemons’s Moonlane Festival

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Moonlane Festival’s solid lineup, curated by Orange & Lemons, was a mix of longtime favorites as well as up-and-comers.

ORANGE & LEMONS. The band celebrated the re-release of their 15 year-old debut album, ‘Love in the Land of Rubber Shoes & Dirty Ice Cream,’ and brought friends along to play for Moonlane, a day-long music festival. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Meet the Philpop 2018 semi-finalists from Visayas and Mindanao

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'If you give us an open door, then we will show up'

WATCH: Sponge Cola covers 'Miss You Like Crazy'

Aug 07, 2018 - 3:59 PM

They weren't really supposed to sing it – but who's complaining?

How has R&B, soul music evolved in the Philippines? Jaya, Jay-R weigh in

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The two along with Jason Dy are set to hold a concert at the Newport Performing Arts Theater entitled 'SoulJa' on August 30

Nicki Minaj hunting for Tracy Chapman as album waits

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The rapper is seeking permission to use a sample from one of Chapman's songs for her album, whose release date has been pushed to August 10

Rapper Nicki Minaj arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Angela WEISS

Want to be mentored by local, international music experts? Here's your chance

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Elements Music Camp hopefuls can submit their entries up to August 3

BEN & BEN. The Elements Music Camp graduates perform at the Elements Reunion Concert last July. Photo from

Lorde, SZA and more rock Jakarta’s We The Fest 2018

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The 2018 edition of the Indonesian music festival boasted a massive lineup that included Vince Staples, Miguel, James Bay, Honne, Eric Nam and more

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Spotify reaches 83 million paying subscribers

Jul 26, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Spotify attributes the growth to inroads into emerging markets, particularly Latin America and Southeast Asia, and the popularity of its family packages, which nonetheless earn less revenue than individual plans

SPOTIFY. People gather in Spotify offices following a press conference on June 27, 2013 in New York City. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

R. Kelly hits back and reveals abuse in 19 minute song

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The singer reveals the abuse he got in the song 'I Admit'

FULL LIST: The 30 semifinalists of Philpop 2018

Jul 24, 2018 - 7:23 PM

The competition is scheduled for November 30

IN PHOTOS: Celine Dion captivates sold-out crowd in first Manila concert

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Combining theatrical flair and powerhouse vocals, Celine exhibits a prowess not often seen, and can only be matched by a handful of singers across the world

CELINE DION. The pop icon performs in Manila for the first time. All photos by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

WATCH: Celine Dion sings most iconic hits at first Manila show

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Her set list includes 'The Power of Love,' 'To Love You More,' and 'My Heart Will Go On'

CELINE DION. The songstress performs the first of her two shows in Manila. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

WATCH: Ex-couples meet again in Callalily’s new music video

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The video is for the band’s song, aptly titled ‘Ex’

EXES REUNITE. Callalily's new music video shows former couples meeting again. Screenshot from

Online reality show hopes to train the next Filipino K-pop idol

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Viu original reality show 'Hello K-Idol' will feature 10 Filipino trainees who will go through a 10-week challenge

HELLO K-IDOL. The 10 Filipino trainees pose with Korean singers Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae at the launch of Hello K-Idol on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot

Jung Joon-young, Yook Sung-jae on what it takes to be a K-pop idol

Jul 13, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The two singers also answer the question: Can Filipinos become K-pop idols?

K-POP. Korean stars Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae talk about being part of the K-pop industry on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot

Justin Bieber engaged to model Hailey Baldwin

Jul 09, 2018 - 8:43 AM

Celebrity news site TMZ says the 24-year-old Canadian heartthrob proposed to the 21-year-old over dinner Saturday night at a restaurant in The Bahamas

ENGAGED. These two file photos show singer Justin Bieber (left) and TV personality-model Hailey Baldwin. Trouble-prone pop star Justin Bieber will be a married man after popping the question to model Hailey Baldwin whom he has dated for one month, reports said on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Photos by Robyn Beck/AFP

Maine Mendoza signs with Universal Records for first album

Jul 08, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Universal Records will produce Maine's album

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Wanna One coming to Manila for concert

Jul 08, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The Korean group is performing at the Mall of Asia Arena on September 1

IN PHOTOS: Don Moen live in Manila

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The Gospel artist kicks off his 5-part concert series in the Philippines

DON MOEN. The artist combines scripture, stories, and gospel music at his Manila concert. All photos by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

K-pop group WINNER to hold concert in Manila

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:37 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines is one of the stops in the Asian leg of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour'

2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR. Manila is one of the stops of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour.' Photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

WATCH: Sarah Geronimo goes retro for 'Miss Granny' theme song

Jul 03, 2018 - 8:38 PM

Sarah sings 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me'

Boyzone is coming back to Manila for their farewell tour

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The Irish group will perform at the Mall of Asia Arena as part of their farewell tour on August 26

iKON is coming to town for their 1st world tour

Jul 02, 2018 - 11:07 AM

(UPDATED) Manila will be one of the stops in the Asian leg of the '2018 Continue Tour'

HELLO, MANILA. Korean group iKON is set to visit Manila for their world tour. Photo by YG Entertainment

Super Junior’s 'Super Show 7': A love letter to fans

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The K-pop great's latest concert series is a show of gratitude to all the ELFs who have been by their side through thick and thin

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The 'Dream Catchers' are in a viral video dancing like double-jointed puppets in front of a battered red bus on wasteground

The Dream Catchers dance group pose in the backyard of their house in Ikorudu, a poor suburb on the outskirts of Lagos on May 29, 2018. The Dream Catchers dance group is a collective of underprivileged children from Ikorodu, a suburb in Lagos, and have caught the attention of superstars like Rihanna and Naomi Campbell. / AFP PHOTO / FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR

Former Westlife singer Shane Filan will return to Manila for a concert

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Shane is set to perform at the Kia Theatre on September 15

Kendrick Lamar vows no complacency after Pulitzer

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:05 AM

'It took a long time for people to embrace us – people outside of our community, our culture – to see this not just as vocal lyrics, but to see that this is really pain, this is really hurt, this is really true stories of our lives on wax,' the rapper tells Vanity Fair

INDIO, CA - APRIL 13: Kendrick Lamar performs onstage with SZA during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018 in Indio, California. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella/AFP

10 Super Junior songs you need to listen to

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Super what? Here's a crash course on one of K-pop's longest running groups

LISTEN: Red Velvet debuts English version of 'Bad Boy'

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The girls sing the English version during K-Con in the US

KPOP PERFORMANCE. The girl group performs an English version of the hit 'Bad Boy.' Image from Red Velvet's Facebook page

WATCH: Momoland girls wear baro't saya in 'Baam' MV

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Also, Nancy waves the Philippine flag

GOING PINOY. Momoland member Nancy, who is often compared to Liza Soberano, waves the Philippine flag. Screenshot from

IN PHOTOS: Fete de la Musique 2018 kicks off in Makati

Jun 26, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Filipinos start the World Music Day celebrations

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Beginner’s guide: Things you need to know about Super Junior

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:15 PM

How Super Junior got its name and other fun facts about the Korean boy group

Stunting on the Louvre: Beyonce, Jay-Z, and the art of swagger

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:06 PM

'The Carters decline to look because they can. Because right here and right now, they are the focus.'

THE CARTERS ARE HERE. Beyonce and Jay-Z stand in front of the Mona Lisa. Screenshot from the 'Apesh--' music video

WATCH: Gracenote performs 'Respeto' on Rappler Live Jam

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Because, as the band's members note, love isn't always enough

IN PHOTOS: Satchmi Vinyl Day 2018 salutes to a future of vinyl

Jun 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Another year of a solid artist lineup performing sets to remember and crate digging for great deals on vinyl records

Beyonce, Jay-Z surprise with joint album

Jun 17, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The two stars have recorded together before, notably on the Beyonce-led single 'Drunk in Love,' but the album comes after an especially public window into their marriage

ALBUM. Beyonce and Jay-Z announced their joint album during a concert in London. Screenshot from Instagram/@beyonce

10 BTS songs for all your back-to-school moods

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Start your school year right with these BTS songs!

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 19, 2017: BTS at the 2017 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live. Featureflash Photo Agency /

WATCH: BLACKPINK is back with music video for ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The video shows the girls all glammed up – atop a diamond-encrusted tank at one point because why not?

THEY'RE BACK. The girls of Black Pink continue to amaze. Screenshot from Black Pink's official Instagram account

Here's what to expect during KZ Tandingan's biggest concert yet

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:27 PM

KZ will be staging her biggest concert yet at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 22

LISTEN: BTS' RM, Suga, and J-Hope's ode to haters and doubters

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:26 AM

The group's rappers release a 'diss track' ahead of their 5th anniversary

THANK YOU, CRITICS. BTS' rappers – RM, Suga, and J-Hope – release a diss track ahead of the group's 5th anniversary. Photo from the official BTS Instagram account

IISA: Danao, Dancel, and Dumas take on a bigger stage

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas play another concert at a jampacked KIA Theater

3D. Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas return for another concert on a bigger stage this time. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Chance the Rapper is coming to Manila for a concert

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Mark your calendars: It's happening on August 22!

Anne Curtis to hold 'final' concert in August

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:50 PM

'AnneKulit' is happening at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on August 18

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Razorback 'parts ways' with vocalist Kevin Roy

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:20 PM

'Razorback will forge ahead and give you Boars the Rakenrol you deserve. See you in the shows to come,' the band says

OUT. Kevin Roy (in black, second from right) performs with Razorback during a Rappler Live Jam in 2016. Screenshot from the Rappler livestream

Ex-Side A vocalist Joey Generoso to hold 30th anniversary concert

Jun 10, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Details and ticket prices here!

Sistar's Hyolyn is coming to Manila for ToyCon 2018

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Korean singer is performing on June 9

WATCH: Gorillaz teases new album with music video

Jun 01, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The band releases the video for 'Humility,' as well as another track 'Lake Zurich,' both from their upcoming album 'The Now Now'

2D. The animated singer of Gorillaz opens the band's new music video. Screenshot from