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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 Instagram.com/youngvitoph

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 YouTube.com/vivamusicgroup1

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

For makeup artist Jake Galvez, Christmas is time with his mom, siblings

Dec 25, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The makeup artist to celebrities such as Kim Chiu, Kylie Verzosa, Andi Eigenmann, and Yassi Pressman say that he and siblings have created new traditions for the holiday celebration

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

Mariah Carey is top female artist of all time, according to Billboard

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Guess she got all she wanted for Christmas!

[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

Taylor Swift to receive 'Artist of the Decade' title at American Music Awards 2019

Nov 02, 2019 - 4:03 PM

T-Swift will be the first woman to receive the Artist of the Decade title

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

Majestic Biles extends record to 25 world gymnastics medals

Oct 13, 2019 - 10:52 PM

American star Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history

RECORD-BREAKER. Simone Biles surpasses the previous all-time mark of 23 world medals. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Yulo 'did not expect' to win elusive world championship gold

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:47 PM

'I am speechless,’ says Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo after his historic feat at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Germany

UNEXPECTED. Carlos Yulo defies the odds to cop the country's first ever gold medal in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championshps. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

WATCH: Carlos Yulo flashes 'dynamic, exquisite' Worlds routine

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Check out the thrilling performance of Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo at the World Championships

Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

Filipinos celebrate Carlos Yulo's 'stunning and riveting' golden performance

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:55 AM

For the first time ever, the Philippine national anthem gets played in the world gymnastics stage as Carlos Edriel Yulo becomes the first Filipino world gymnastics champion

Carlos Yulo claims PH's historic world championship gold

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

After qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Carlos Edriel Yulo rules the men's floor exercise to emerge as the first Filipino world champion in gymnastics

WORLD CHAMPION. Carlos Edriel Yulo continues to make history with a world championship gold. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Olympics-bound Carlos Yulo lands 10th in world all-around final

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Carlos Edriel Yulo makes it to the top 10 of the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships men's all-around event

TOP BET. Carlos Yulo sustains his impressive form in the men's individual all-around final. Photo release

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 Instagram.com/awitawards

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

BP Valenzuela, BLKD + Calix, more artists to perform in gig for victims of Negros killings

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Discussions will be held between performances, to help raise awareness among the youth

SA NGALAN NG TUBO. The event brings together local artists who are playing for the benefit of the victims of the Negros killings. Photo from the event's Facebook page

Artist Janica Uy leads Start 101 gallery's 'Affliction' exhibit

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The exhibit opens August 27

Skin in the game: Hong Kong protesters get inked

Aug 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Hong Kong's tattoo community has banded together tightly over Hong Kong's protests. 'Art is power, to spread an idea or to touch people or to inspire people,' says a tattoo artist

This photo taken on August 21, 2019 shows tattoo artist Iris Lam tattooing a Bauhinia flower, the emblem of Hong Kong, on her client 'C' at Gazelle Tattoo studio in Hong Kong. From umbrellas and calligraphy in Chinese, to gas masks and helmets, people are getting their bodies inked as a sign of solidarity with a protest movement which is challenging the city's government and its Beijing-backers. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Daydream vibes: Karpos Live Mix 5 featuring RAC and CRWN

Aug 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

It was a night where nothing but the beat mattered

BEATMAKER. Crwn performs at Karpos Live Mix 5. Photo courtesy of Globe

Artists call for 'independent' probe into alleged sexual assault at Iligan workshop

Aug 12, 2019 - 10:57 PM

The artists groups also point out that the alleged incident is the 'latest of assault narratives deploring sexual misconduct within the Philippine arts and culture community in recent years'

Renowned Greek sculptor Takis dies at 93

Aug 10, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Takis is a key figure of the 20th-century kinetic art movement, using colored lights and moving balls in his creations

Ben&Ben is performing at Clockenflap 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 3:34 PM

The indie folk band is performing on the same stage as headliners like Halsey and Mumford and Sons

BEN&BEN. The band performs on Rappler Live Jam as they promote their debut album. Rappler photo

Juan Miguel Severo reminds mall: 'Make paying artists your default'

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:12 AM

The spoken word artist apologizes to the mall he blasted for unfair compensation, but stresses that artists must be paid fairly for their services

JUAN MIGUEL SEVERO. The spoken word artist performs at Joey Ayala's 'Mandiriwa' Concert in 2017. File photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler