Grateful Bugoy Drilon gets invited to perform with “One Day” singer Matisyahu

admin   •   October 2, 2016   •   16813

bugoy-drilon-one-dayBugoy Drilon expressed his gratitude to Wish 107.5 not only because his WISHclusive cover of “One Day” has been getting massive attention online — he has even received invitation from Matisyahu, the song’s original singer, to jam with him in the United States.

The American reggae star watched, praised and shared the video of Drilon’s performance on Wish 107.5 on his Facebook page.

“Of course, thank you so much. Kung hindi dahil sa inyo, di niya rin naman makikita yung video,” he told Wish in a phone interview.

(Of course, thank you so much. If not for you, he will not be able watch the video.)

Recounting his conversation with Matisyahu, Drilon shared that getting invited for a duet with him was unexpected.

“Nung shinare nga niya yung video sa Facebook, I messaged him sa page na ‘yun just to say thank you, at sabihin na sana nabigyan ko ng justice yung kanta niya. ‘Di ko in-expect na magre-reply sya. Sabi niya, ‘Dude that was insane,’ something like that. Nagpalitan kami ng conversation then he asked me kung kailan ako nasa States. Sabi ko I’m going there on October 12, may show nga kami nila KZ [Tandingan] and Jovit [Baldivino]. Sabi niya, ‘Can you come early, so we can sing ‘One Day’ and yung isang kanta nya, ‘Sunshine.’”

(When he shared the video on Facebook, I messaged him just to say thank you and say that I wish I did justice to his song. I didn’t expect he’d reply. He said, ‘Dude that was insane,’ something like that. We exchanged conversations then he asked me when will I be in the States. I said I’ll be there on October 12 as I have a show with KZ and Jovit. He said, ‘Can you come early, so we can sing ‘One Day’ and his other song, ‘Sunshine.’)

According to Drilon, Matisyahu asked him if they can perform the songs together at the One Love Experience Festival in Ventura, California on October 8.

The OPM singer said he has already contacted his management to arrange the necessary documents.


Meanwhile, Drilon also lauded the FM station’s concept of providing new platform for artists to share their music. “Nagpapasalamat lang ako na may ganito kayong concept. The quality, the sound, the idea ng program — perfect. Ang galing, ang galing talaga,” he enthused.

(I am thankful that you have this concept. The quality, the sound, the idea of the program — perfect. It’s really amazing.)

Drilon performed “One Day” last September 19 when he boarded the Wish 107.5 Bus, the country’s first FM-on-wheels fully equipped with broadcast and audio recording facilities, for his Roadshow guesting.

As of writing, the viral WISHclusive video has already garnered over one million views. The cover premiered on September 21 on Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel.

“Maraming maraming maraming salamat sa lahat ng nanood nung video, di ko talaga inakala [na mag-vi-viral siya]. Salamat sa lahat ng nag-view at sa lahat ng mga nag-comment na na-appreciate nila yung pag-cover ko,” Drilon said to his supporters.

(To all those who watched the video, thank you very much. I didn’t expect it will go viral. Thank you to all those who watched and commented that they appreciated my cover.)

Asked if he will pursue reggae after making the rounds online with “One Day,” he revealed that he will try to make more music from this genre while continuing to perform his signature balladry.

“I can do reggae, pero syempre marami pa rin namang Pilipino na gusto ng ballad na kanta, so pwede kong gawin both sila.”

(I can do reggae, but of course, as many Filipinos still want ballads, I can do them both.)

Apart from Drilon’s “One Day” cover, the Philippines’ number 1 FM YouTube channel is also known for other praise-worthy performances, including Darren Espanto’s “Chandelier” (lauded by Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ashton Kutcher), KZ Tandingan’s “Tadhana” (which earned the nod of blockbuster director Antoinette Jadaone), and Morissette’s record-breaking “Secret Love Song” (it hit the one million-mark in less than one week — the fastest among all WISHclusive videos on the channel) among others.

Watch Bugoy Drilon’s epic rendition here.

PHLPost launches Pinoy Music Icons Stamps

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 19, 2019

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched the “Pinoy Music Icons stamps” on November 15 at the historic lobby of the Manila Central Post Office.

The “Pinoy Music Icons stamps” proudly honors the iconic OPM Artists Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith.

This is in celebration of the 252nd Anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service and the 25th year of National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM).

The Manila Central Post Office (MCPO) has opened its lobby for a special exhibition of the Icons’ memorabilia from November 16 to 22.

OPM Artists Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith, according to PHLPost had paved the way for the further enhancement of Original Pilipino Music.—AAC

Wish 107.5 reaches 7 million subscribers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 29, 2019

This has been a good year for Wish 107.5 as they power through to remain as the number one FM YouTube channel in the country after reaching seven million subscribers on October 28.

It was in March this year when Wish 107.5 reached 5 million subscribers. A few months after, 6 million subscribers was reached and it continued to rise to 7 million.

Wish FM has never stopped to live up to its name as the ‘Gateway to the World’ for local artist as they showcase talents from all around the country through the Wish Bus. This proves that Original Filipino Music (OPM) continues to flourish.

Wish is also known as the ‘Music Station with a Heart’ for their various forms of advocacy, from recognizing talented local artists to providing assistance to their chosen charity.—AAC

OPM continues to thrive in the 32nd Awit Awards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 9, 2019

OPM continues to thrive as the 32nd Awit Awards gives recognition to Filipino artists as well as the people behind making world-class Filipino music.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) in partnership with Breakthrough & Milestones Productions Inc. (BMPI) will present the longest-running music awards on October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Frontier Theater.

It will feature live performances of Juan Karlos, IV of Spades, Ice Seguerra, This Band, TNT Boys, Autotelic, Unique, Moira, Elmo Magalona and The Hardware Syndrome, Jayda, Janine Teñoso, Inigo Pascual, and Gary Valenciano.

Some of the 32nd Awit Awards Finalists include:

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist

  1. Isabela Vinzon – Right Now (MCA Music)
  2. Jaya – Hanggang Dito Na Lang (Star Music)
  3. Sarah Geronimo – Isa Pang Araw (Viva Records)
  4. Janine Teñoso – Di Na Muli (Viva Records)
  5. Marion Aunor – Akala (Viva Records)
  6. Kiana Valenciano – Caught U (Warner Music)

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist

  1. Juan Karlos – Buwan (MCA Music)
  2. Darren Espanto – Poison (MCA Music)
  3. Gary Valenciano – Ililigtas Ka Niya (Star Music)
  4. James Reid – Right There (Viva Records/Careless Music)
  5. Mark Carpio – Ako Na Lang Sana (Warner Music)

Best Collaboration

  1. Mikee Misalucha & Joe Ramos – For The World (GMA Music)
  2. Erik Santos & Regine Velasquez-Alcasid – Pagbigyang Muli (Star Music)
  3. Moira dela Torre feat. Iñigo Pascual – Langit Lupa (Star Music)
  4. Julie Anne San Jose feat. Fern – Down For Me (Universal Records)
  5. Moira dela Torre & Nieman – Knots (Warner Music)
  6. Blue Jean Junkies & Julz Savard – Blue (Warner Music)

Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist

  1. StickFiggas – Ubasan (MCA Music)
  2. CRIB – Ibang Araw Na Lang (MCA Music)
  3. BRWN – So Good (MCA Music)
  4. TNT Boys – Sitsiritsit (Star Music)
  5. This Band – Kahit Ayaw Mo Na (Viva Records)

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist

  1. Leila Alcasid – Completely In Love (Star Music)
  2. Jayda – Happy For You (Star Music)
  3. Maris Racal – Love Is Easy (Star Music)
  4. Shane Dandan – Nag-iisa (Viva Records)
  5. Elise Huang – Coffee (Warner Music)

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist

  1. Chan Millanes – Tuldok (Polyeast Records)
  2. Juan Miguel Severo – Walls (Polyeast Records)
  3. Just Hush – Maikee’s Letters (Viva Records)
  4. Unique – Sino (Viva Records/OC Records)
  5. Ethan Loukas – Para Sa Akin (Warner Music)

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist

  1. BRWN – So Good (MCA Music)
  2. Quacid – Pagkagising Ko (Star Music)
  3. TNT Boys – Sitsiritsit (Star Music)
  4. This Band – Kahit Ayaw Mo Na (Viva Records)
  5. Bopek – HNNP (Warner Music)

There are also finalists in Creativity Category, Technical Achievement Category, as well as, Album Packaging Excellence & Music Video Category.

BMPI’s The Wishfuls, Rhea Basco, Bradz and Plethora will be presenters during the awards night.

The 32nd Awit Awards will have a delayed telecast on UNTV News and Rescue Channel on the same day at 9:00 p.m.—AAC


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