Filipino artists - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino artists


[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: SB19

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:23 PM

We hang out with SB19 in this Live Jam episode that's sure to be one for the ages

Ebe Dancel's first solo concert in February is pushing through

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:36 PM

Details of the safety measures that will be implemented during the concert will be emailed to ticket-buyers

20 YEARS. Ebe Dancel is staging his first solo concert in celebration of 20 years in the music industry. Photo courtesy of Make Good

Marcelito Pomoy says international singing engagements are pouring in

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:16 AM

Marcelito, who placed 3rd runner-up in 'America's Got Talent: The Champion', already has singing engagements lined up abroad

Happy Valentine's Day, here's Ben&Ben's new music video

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:36 AM

'So why don't we fall in love tonight?'

Marcelito Pomoy on 'America's Got Talent' finals performance: 'For me, I'm already a winner'

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:07 PM

The dual-voice singer sang 'Beauty and the Beast' in the show's finals

MARCELITO POMOY. The singer performs in the finals night of 'America's Got Talent: The Champions.' Screenshot from

Sabrina Claudio cancels Wanderland 2020 appearance

Feb 12, 2020 - 2:51 PM

The cancellation is due to 'scheduling/routing' conflicts, according to Wanderland

SABRINA CLAUDIO. The singer cancels her Asia tour, including her appearance at the Wanderland Music Festival in Manila in March. Screenshot from

WATCH: Marcelito Pomoy performs 'Beauty and the Beast' on 'America's Got Talent'

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Marcelito channels both Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for the song

WATCH: Come sit at Unique's table in the new music video for 'Bukod Tangi'

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:47 PM

The 360-degree video lets viewers come face to face with multiple Uniques

NEW VIDEO. Unique Salonga releases a 360-degree music video for his song 'Bukod-Tangi.' Photo from

WATCH: Callalily's 'Reserba' music video

Feb 06, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Fun fact: the video is directed by John Prats and edited by Sam Milby

RESERBA. The band shares their music video for their single, 'Reserba.' Screenshot from O/C Records on YouTube

Grace Nono sings again in 2020 Gugma Tour

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) The tour's February 18 show in Marikina is canceled amid the novel coronavirus outbreak

GRACE NONO. The artist and ethnomusicologist stages a 2020 tour. Photo by Andrew Contreras

LOOK: Nikki Luna’s ‘Rape of Seas’ goes on exhibit in Vienna

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The exhibit confronts the fragility of Filipino sovereignty over the West Philippine sea under the Duterte administration

'RAPE OF SEAS.' Nikki Luna's exhibit is currently running in Vienna, Austria. Photo courtesy of Nikki Luna

Bench Hipolito and Sarah Geronimo dance 'Tala'

Jan 31, 2020 - 8:30 PM

The 'Tala' dance craze comes full circle

SEEING DOUBLE. Sarah Geronimo and Regine Velasquez meet their drag queen counterparts Bench Hipolito and Precious Paula Nicole ahead of their upcoming concert. Screenshot from

SB19 postpones Iloilo show, 2 members have measles

Jan 31, 2020 - 5:34 PM

Pinoy boy band SB19 apologizes for moving their February 1 concert to April 18

WATCH: Filipino singers record new song 'Tulong Taal' for those displaced by eruption

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The song is composed by Vehnee Saturno

Ben&Ben's Agnes Reoma 'injured but safe' after Manila concert fall

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The band says they'll give more updates on Agnes' situation

BEN&BEN. The band says bassist Agnes is injured but ok. Rappler file photo

On the streets of Manila, Martin Riggs lost his wallet and found his voice

Jan 22, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Talk about making something great out of a bad situation

MARTIN RIGGS. The busker has come a long way from playing for no one on the streets of Manila. Rappler screenshot

Catch Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9 at one street party

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Shanti Dope and Ex Battalion will also be performing at the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party on January 24

Rapper Young Vito, Viva Records come under fire for releasing 'transphobic' song

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

The rapper releases the song even after he issued a public apology for including offensive lyrics

SORRY NOT SORRY. The rapper gets backlash for releasing a song that people are calling transphobic – even after he released an apology for the song's lyrics. Screenshot from

Sarah Geronimo's 'Tala' debuts on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:06 PM

In the words of Sarah G, 'aabutin natin ang mga tala'

TALA. Sarah Geronimo's hit song makes it to the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. Screenshot from

Pinoy albums that shaped the 2010s

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Singers, producers, band members, music video directors, journalists pitch in to identify the albums that defined the Pinoy music of the 2010s.

Bambu, Rocky Rivera, Gloc-9, Abra and more headline FlipTop Festival 2020

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:41 PM

The festival celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Fliptop rap battle league

FLIPTOP. The rap battle league celebrates its 10th anniversary with the FlipTop Festival 2020. Photo by Nina Sandejas

WATCH: Marcelito Pomoy wows judges, audience in 'America’s Got Talent: The Champions'

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:41 PM

'I have a feeling that the super fans will put you through the next round, ' Simon Cowell tells Marcelito after his performance

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Underrated shows from 2019 you may have missed

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Do yourselves a favor and give these artists a listen

WATCH: SB19 is on fire in ‘Alab’ music video

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The video is released after the hashtag #SB19ALABMV trended all day on January 9

ALAB. SB19 releases the music video for their latest single. Screenshot from SB19 Official on YouTube

Artist Gabriel Barredo dies at 62

Jan 07, 2020 - 4:32 PM

The local art scene bids goodbye to the pioneer of kinetic art in the Philippines

SB19 is first Filipino act to land on Billboard's Social 50 list

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:33 PM

Billboard's Social 50 list is a 'weekly ranking of the most active artists on the world’s leading social network sites’

Rappler Live Jam diaries: Our favorite shows of 2019

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:00 PM

We look back at some of our favorite Live Jam memories this year

IN MEMORIAM 2019: Farewell to the veterans

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Their legacy lives on forever

SB19 releases new single, 'Alab'

Dec 25, 2019 - 8:11 AM

It's a merry Christmas indeed for the P-pop boy band

ALAB. SB19 releases a new single. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Philippines

[OPINYON] Ahhhrt, ‘tohl!

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Community engagement ang nasa sentro ng bawat pagtatanghal sa Project Space Pilipinas sa Lucban, Quezon. Ang mga artist ay magsasaka, tambay, dati at kasalukuyang OFW sa Italy, estudyante.

LISTEN: Cebuana artist Lourdes Maglinte drops debut album ‘Ruin The Party’

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Cebuana soul singer Lourdes Maglinte focuses on her R&B and soul influences in her debut album

DEBUT ALBUM. Lourdes Maglinte drops her debut album 'Ruin The Party.' Photo from 22 Tango records

James Reid’s Careless is anything but

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The label has recently gone independent, but the young team behind it seems more motivated than ever to make waves in the music industry

CARELESS. The independent label led by James Reid has big plans for 2020. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

5 songs that changed Ebe Dancel's life

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The singer-songwriter's songs have changed many lives, but which songs changed his?

EBE DANCEL. The singer-songwriter performs at the Ortigas East Light Tunnel, celebrating 20 years in the music industry. Photo by Jaen Nappy Manegdeg and Jeff Digma/Rappler

Artists, musicians raise funds to free activists who spray-painted LRT posts

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:30 PM

For the Panday Sining members arrested for alleged vandalism, artists are selling their work, while musicians will do a benefit gig at Mow’s Bar, Matalino Street, Quezon City, on Saturday, December 7

December Avenue is the Philippines' most streamed artist on Spotify

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Philippines' most streamed song also comes from the group!

TOP ARTIST. December Avenue is the most streamed artist on Spotify Philippines for 2019. Image courtesy of Spotify Philippines

FULL LIST: Performers at the SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Salute to all the singers and dancers!

FILIPINO PRIDE. The 30th Southeast Asian Games opening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Darren Espanto graduates from senior high school with honors

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The 18-year-old singer is officially done with senior high school, graduating with First Honors, an Achiever Award, and the Excellence in Music and Arts Award

Ben&Ben, Ebe Dancel, Bullet Dumas to perform back-to-back

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The one-night-show of Ben&Ben with Ebe Dancel, Bullet Dumas, and Johnoy Danao is happening at 7 pm on December 1

Pinoy group SB19 lands on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The K-pop-inspired Pinoy boy band ranks 6th on Billboard's music chart

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Zephanie

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Catch the 'Idol Philippines' winner on Rappler Live Jam!

Sue Ramirez, a light that never goes out

Nov 09, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Showbiz is full of stars, but there’s no one like Sue

Photos are by Iya Forbes/Rappler

Ely Buendia set to share stage with 'Ang Huling El Bimbo – The Musical' cast

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:34 PM

Eraserheads fans will not want to miss this

ELY BUENDIA. The Eraserheads frontman is set to perform in the upcoming show 'Ely Buendia: Night at the Theater.' Photo courtesy of Ultimate Shows

[WATCH]: Rappler Live Jam: Caleb Santos

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Catch Caleb Santos on Rappler Live Jam on Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm

Free concert by local artists spotlight farmers’ plight

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Farmers from different regions converge at a fair trade in Quezon City as part of peasant month activities in October

STAND WITH FARMERS. Singer-songwriter Bullet Dumas performs at Bagsakan fair trade and concert at Quezon Memorial Circle. Photo by Jaia Yap/Rappler

LOOK: Champ Lui Pio of Hale welcomes first child

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Hale vocalist Champ Lui Pio and partner Claire Nery welcome their newborn son, Caden, to the world

Ben&Ben will be playing at SXSW 2020

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:29 PM

The band will be playing in the US for the first time

2020 AWAITS. Following what's shaping to be a landmark 2019, Filipino band Ben&Ben is set to play in the US for the first time ever. Rappler file photo

Ebe Dancel to stage solo concert in February 2020

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Tickets will be available beginning October 31

20 YEARS. Ebe Dancel celebrates 20 years with his first solo concert. Photo courtesy of Make Good

FULL LIST: Winners, Awit Awards 2019

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:48 PM

(UPDATED) Moira dela Torre leads the pack of winners at the annual music industry awards

AWIT AWARDS. The annual music industry awards recognizes the country's best artists. Screenshot from

How Ryan Cayabyab keeps the music playing

Sep 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The music industry's beloved Mr C and respected Maestro is given the Ramon Magsaysay Award, recognizing a legacy that includes more than just the several hundreds of songs he's written

MAESTRO. 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Ryan Cayabyab gives an interview before the awarding night. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler