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OPM artists shine in the 3rd Wish Music Awards

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

OPM artists with a remarkable contribution to the music industry in the past years were recognized in the third Wish Music Awards last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

MANILA, Philippines — OPM artists with a remarkable contribution to the music industry in the past years were recognized in the third Wish Music Awards last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

Awarded last night were artists and groups that stood out in their respective genres like R&B, pop, ballad, alternative rock, urban and contemporary folk.

For the second time, Morissette was the big winner of the night.

She bagged the Wishclusive Pop Performance of the Year, Wish Artist of the Year and the Wish Reactors’ Choice.

She also received bronze, silver and the first ever gold awards as part of the Wishclusive Elite Circle.

Her own rendition of the hit song “Chandelier” got more than 20 million views, her rendition of “Against All Odds” has over 30 million views, while her performance of the “Secret Love Song” got more than 52 million views.

“Thank you Wish for being a platform for us artists to perform and share our talents not only here in the Philippines but abroad as well. And there are so many people, the YouTube reactors, and foreigners patronize Wish and OPM. With this, congratulations to everyone,” said Morissette.

Rising star Moira dela Torre also won in the event with her song “Malaya” that has 12 million views. It won as the Wishclusive Viral Video of the Year, Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year and bronze award for the Wishclusive Elite Circle.

“Thank you for making that avenue where everyone can celebrate OPM because OPM is OPM whether indie or mainstream,” said Moira.

KZ Tandingan also entered the Wishclusive Elite Circle with her Wishclusive performances of the OPM hit-song “Tadhana” and her rendition of Two Less Lonely People, which each have 25 million views.

Her song “Labo” also won the Urban Song of the Year.

“Thank you so much, guys. I’m just a vessel in this world and I’m just very thankful that saw my love in music,” said KZ Tandingan.

Meanwhile, rapper Flict-G received the Wishclusive Collaboration of the Year and bronze award for his song “Nakakamiss” featuring Curse-One, Dello and Smugglaz.

“They are all good. Every one of us deserves these trophies. The biggest winner is OPM industry,” said the rapper.

Other OPM artists Jay R, Jona, TJ Monterde at and 5th Gen also bagged awards.

Among the new awardees are the Extrapolation, Ben&Ben, IV of Spades and Tom’s Story.

This year’s music event also included its first-ever Wishclusive Performance of the Year by an International Artist category, which was bagged by Dua Lipa for her performance of “Blow Your Mind.”

“I never thought that that simple whisper of ‘Wish 107.5’ will really go a long way. The fervent wish, in the beginning, grew into more of a commitment and this third installment of Wish Music Award, Filipino music, Filipino artists and the Filipino race are all wanting to conquer the global music scene,” said Kuya Daniel Razon. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue



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Wish 1075 wins ‘Best FM Station’ at Animo Media Choice Awards

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

An Animo award for Wish 107.5 (PVI/Roanne Dychengco); DJ Alice and DJ Adam receiving the recognition (PVI/Rizelle Dychengco)


Wish 107.5 is the “Best FM Radio Station” in the first Animo Media Choice Awards of the De La Salle-Dasmariñas Alumni Association,  an award-giving body that recognizes personalities and organizations that show outstanding performance in the broadcast industry.

Wish 107.5 is the top choice for FM station by almost 2,000 alumni who voted.

“Wish FM was voted because the alumni believe that they are being entertained by Wish FM and like La Salle Dasmariñas, it represents our values,” said DLSU-Dasmariñas Alumni Association President Nathaniel Golla.

Wish 107.5 is known for its innovations in FM broadcasting, among which is the Wish Bus that drives around the city offering free live performances by celebrated artists.

The Wish Bus produces high-quality Wishclusive videos of Filipino and international artists which are viewed around the globe through its YouTube channel that has earned three million subscribers and over one billion views; making it the country’s no. 1 FM YouTube channel.

Wish’s advocacy is to extend help to others which are reflected through its various projects.

“We would like to thank DLSU-Dasma for this recognition especially since Wish is just a baby station. It’s just overwhelming that we’re able to get ‘Best FM Station’,” said DJ Alice.

“We are happy to know people are mimicking ‘Wish 107.5.’ To be part of something bigger than ourselves here, DJ Alice and I are very flattered and honored to be carrying out the plans and ideas of Kuya Daniel Razon,” said DJ Adam.

Meanwhile, Wish jock Alice was also nominated in the “Best Female DJ” category while Wish jock Robin for the “Best Male DJ”. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 marks ‘historic’ album launch

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

(L-R) BMPI Events Head Bobby Delos Santos, Star Music Audio Content Head Jonathan Manalo,
Wishcovery’s resident reactor Jungee Marcelo, Star Cinema executive Roxy Liquigan, BMPI CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon, Wishful Ace, Carmela, Louie Anne, Kimberly, Princess, VP for TV and Marketing Jay Eusebio, VP for Radio Bong Etorma at Wishful Journey Album Launch Concert held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 19, 2018. (PVI/Paul Junel Aquino)


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – There is no stopping Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 – Ace Bartolome, Carmela Ariola, Louie Anne Culala, Kimberly Baluzo and grand champion Princess Sevillena – from achieving their dreams as they mark the very first in the music history’s album launch record.

Award-winning Music Producer Junjee Marcelo and Star Music Audio and Content Head Jonathan Manalo both agreed that the Wishful 5’s album launch was indeed “historical.”

A total of 15,000 units of the group’s “Wishful Journey” album were sold out in a matter of hours on Monday, June 18, which accorded them both a gold and platinum award. According to Manalo, it was rare for a new group of artists to receive such overwhelming support from fans.

“First time na talagang for a new artist, sa isang baguhang grupo ng artist na ganoon karami at ganoon kahaba iyong pila. Sobra talagang natutuwa ako na iyong supporters nila talagang sobrang loyal at talagang pinilahan…First day nag- gold, nag- platinum agad and first time nangyari iyon sa history,” exclaimed Manalo.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (PARI Inc.) considers an album a gold record if it reaches 7,500 units of sales mark and platinum if it reaches the 15,000 unit sales mark.

The gold and platinum awards were given to the Wishful 5 during their successful “Wishful Journey” concert at the Big Dome on Tuesday, June 20.

Meanwhile, music veteran Junjee Marcelo considers it a great honor to be part of the Wishful 5’s songwriting team and have a hand in the five artists’ training, seeing their exceptional potential.

“I have no words. Ibang level talaga. Iyong ma- appreciate iyong ginawa mo, one thing iyon. Pero para ma- appreciate ng nakararami iyong ginawa mo ay sobrang blessing iyon. It can only happen because the LORD made it happen,” he said.

Kuya Daniel Razon, the innovator behind Wish 107.5, expressed his gratitude to the Lord for the record sales and for the success of the Wishful Journey concert.

“One day platinum, one day gold, kasi magkasama na…Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat na sumuporta sa Wishful 5. Una ang ating laging pasasalamat sa Panginoon sa lahat ng Kaniyang kabutihan…Sa mga hindi natin ine-expect pero ipinagkakaloob Niya pa rin,” he said.

Junjee, meanwhile, commended Kuya Daniel for the success of the project and hopes for more to come from Wish FM.

“Si Kuya Daniel na laging mahirap sundan iyong mga ideya dahil laging trail blazer. I just want to tell you personally Kuya Daniel na don’t ever stop doing those things kasi it really blesses a lot of people. People who really need a break. People na katulad namin who are looking for talents and nagawa lahat iyan nitong buong experience na ito,” he concluded. – Aiko Miguel / Marje Pelayo

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5 Hopefuls vie for first-ever Wishcovery title

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

WISHFULS. The five singing hopefuls of Wish 1075’s innovative online singing competition, Wishcovery, are all set to conquer the Big Dome tonight.

MANILA, Philippines —From the original 20 singing Wishfuls, it has now come down to five.

Wishcovery’s grand finals night promises a singing showdown among the five rising talents: the multi-instrumentalist of Batangas Carmela Ariola; the band vocalist from Cavite Hacel Bartolome; the young, senior high school student from Bicol Kimberly Baluzo, the tourism management student from Bulacan Louie Anne Culala and the competition’s wild card pick, singer-beatboxer from Makati, Princess Sevillena.

Launched in September 2017, Wishcovery is Wish 107.5’s innovative online singing competition that aims to discover aspiring musical talents with exceptional voices from across the country.

The five Wishfuls are all excited and prepared for their final performances.

“Great achievement kasi sabi ko nga po one of my dreams is magkaroon o makapagperform ng solo sa Araneta and this time matutupad na siya,” said Kimberly.

(This is a great achievement. As I’ve said, one of my dreams is to have a solo performance at Araneta; it will come true this time.)

“Sa tulong po ng Wish 107.5, sa mga binigay nilang (With the help of Wish 107.5 and all the) training and how they helped us to develop our personalities and our talents, I could say that the five of us are ready na,” said Carmela.

The Wishfuls also promised their supporters to give their best as their way to thank them.

“Mas gagalingan ko and ipapakita ko yung something na hindi ko pa napakita sa mga previous performances ko,” said Louie Anne.

(I will do better and will show something that I have not yet shown before in my previous performances.)

“Matatag ang Princess Warriors, kayang-kaya nila and ako din syempre kailangang mas maging matatag kasi ako yung lalaban para sa kanila,” said Princess.

(The Princes Warriors are tough, so I should be tougher because I will be fighting for them.)

“Hanggang ngayon, hanggang matapos, hanggang makapagperform ako, pusuan ko po. Pupusuan ko para sa kanila,” said Hacel.

( From now until the end, until my performance, I will give it my all. I will put my heart into it for them.)

Meanwhile, power viewing of the grand finalists’ final Wish Bus performances ended at noon on Monday. Princess, as the top is now secured of 15% of her score for the much-awaited grand finals night to be held at Smart Araneta Coliseum, March 27  at 7:00 p.m.— Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

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