Music never stops: Get ready for the 2021 Wish 107.5 Music Awards new normal
Aileen Cerrudo • January 16, 2021 • 376
MANILA, Philippines — Wish Music Awards will return to Araneta Coliseum this year but under a new normal setting.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wishers and music artists have remained in the safety of their homes but the music never stopped. For the 2021 Wish Music Awards, several OPM artists will once again provide world-class performances on January 17 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Minimum health standards will be implemented in the venue, with limited attendance. Those who will enter the Big Dome will also undergo swab testing before the event. Wearing of face mask and physical distancing are also a must for the event-goers.
Gloc-9, KZ Tandingan, Ben&Ben, SB19, and other OPM artists will perform at the WMA. The event will be hosted by Christian Bautista and Gretchen Ho and will be broadcasted live via YouTube.
MANILA, Philippines—SB19 has stormed its way to the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) by being nominated for Top Social Artist. This P-Pop boy group have danced and sang their way into the hearts of Filipinos and netizens across the globe.
This year, SB19 has hoarded recognitions and various awards including Wish Pop Song of the Year for “Love Goes”, Wish Group of the Year, and Wishers’ Choice during the virtual 6th Wish Music Awards (WMAs) in January.
Recently, the BBMA announced SB19’s nomination for the Top Social Artist along with top global artists K-Pop groups BTS, Blackpink and Seventeen; and Ariana Grande.
If you’re still discovering their musical talent, here are five Wish 107.5 performances you should watch. If you’re an A’tin, rewatching these videos is a fun recap of the group’s musical evolution.
You can enjoy more Wish 107.5 videos through the Wish 1075 app. Listen to Wish FM 107.5’s mini-live concerts, wish-granting shows and music programming on your smartphone.
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SB19 performs “Go Up”
The group released their first single “Tilaluha” in 2018. During the 5th Wish Music Awards, SB19 performed their second single “Go Up”.
SB19 performs “Alab”
In March 2020, SB19 released their third single “Alab”. Their Wishclusive performance has already reached over 1 million views.
SB19 performs “Ikako”
Another Wish performance that reached a million views. SB19 dedicated this performance to those struggling and fighting amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
SB19 performs “Love Goes”
Witness SB19’s stunning live performance of “Love Goes”.
SB19 performs “Hanggang sa Huli”
From their debut album “Get in the Zone”, the song talks about faithful love — the kind that last beyond the end of a relationship.
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MANILA, Philippines — Wish 107.5 and several Asian-American rappers banded together to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.
A group of Asian-American rappers released a 15-track album called ‘Face Value’, an Asian-American history on record. The song contains tracks that depicts the history, and experiences of discrimination in previous years.
In a virtual conference hosted by Wish 107.5, Jason Chu said they are trying to put Asian-American history on record. He also said that it is also important that their music is also supported by their own community.
“I’m sure many of you are aware of how deeply impacted the global Asian Community has been by COVID-19 right this pandemic is attacking not only our bodies but our communities there have been so much racism and we didn’t want to just you know approach it. We wanted to dig in a little bit more right and we wanted to tell the history of our communities,” he said.
Among the composers is rapper Alan Z who wrote ‘Model Minority’ sung by Filipino-American singer-songwriter AJ Rafael. The song is about the violence experienced by a Filipino in New York City.
“It was really cool because it was my first time working with AJ on like a writing level and to hear him perform and executed the way like I had in my head with the melody it’s magical. That’s one of those kind of moments you’ll cherish knowing that you work with somebody of that stature,” according to Alan Z.
Neela, one of the artists, said there is a need to bring communities and culture together through music.
“There is so much division within all of the community sometimes and as part of the younger generation, I feel like we really have the power to bring all of our communities together and let you know the effects of colonialism that I’ve kind of divided our communities really unite each other and I think music is a great way to do that,” she said.
Songs in Face Value were performed by Crazy Rich Asians actor Ronny Chieng, rapper Chow Mane, Ruby Ibarra, and many others. (With reports from Sonny Cos)
MANILA, Philippines — All-hits FM radio station, Wish 107.5 on Sunday (December 20) took “wishers’” and fans all over the world to a journey into its inception and success while being serenaded by some of the top Filipino artists in a virtual concert entitled “Behind the Wishper.”
OPM A-listers such as KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Morisette Amon, Bugoy Drilon, balladeer Marco Sison, the Wishfuls , The Juans among other special guests performed during the special digital concert streamed live on Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel.
The artists paid homage to Kuya Daniel Razon, the station’s innovator — and the voice behind the station’s “voiceprint”— for conceptualizing a unique platform for singers and composers of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), to showcase their talent not only in the Philippines but in the international music scene.
“It feels good na mayroong [Wish 107.5] na sobra ang support sa OPM. Hindi lang sa malalaking singers. Talagang open ang pinto ninyo for the new breeds to show their music,” said snger-composer Yeng Constantino.
Singer Bugoy Drilon echoed the same sentiment: “Sobrang malaki ang naitulong ng (Wish 107.5) kasi nagbigay sila ng avenue sa Filipino talents around the world.”
“Not only mainstream but even underground, they all deserve na marinig ang talent nila at music nila and (Wish 107.5) gave it to them, to us,” he added. Bugoy celebrated his 10th year anniversary in the industry with a first solo concert organized by Wish 107.5 in 2018.
Part of last night’s concert was a look back at the station’s charitable endeavors among which is the Wish Music Awards where winning artists are given the chance to help their chosen charities.
“The reason why Wish 107.5 is getting bigger and bigger kumbaga mas marami pang blessings na natatanggap ang Wish 107.5 is because they never forget to give back and to pay it forward,” noted Asia’s soul supreme, KZ Tandingan.
KZ was the first Filipino artist to perform at the Dubai World Trade Center which was made possible through Wish 107.5. She was proud to note how her Wishclusive videos helped her land a spot in a singing competition in China. The experience was an important milestone in the artist’s career.
During the concert, the station distributed 107 tablets to student beneficiaries for their online classes.
“Sabi ko nga mas blessed iyong feeling na nakaka-bless din tayo ng ibang tao kasi the fact na mayroon tayong abilidad at may pagkakataon tayong makatulong. Sobrang thankful ako na ginagawa ng Wish iyon kasi nagkakaroon kami ng venue para makatulong din sa iba,” said singer Daryl Ong who was hailed Wish Male Artist of the Year in 2016.
Like most wishers, the artists expressed their gratitude to Kuya Daniel for breathing new life into Filipino music through digital media and paving the way for OPM into the global airwaves.
“I think that’s the reason why a lot of artists love to always come back to Wish 107.5 kasi kay Kuya Daniel pa lang ang sarap na palagi ng trato. He respects you as an artist and as an individual,” noted KZ
“Thank you again for all your efforts, for your vision of Filipino music, for putting Filipino musicians and artists sa harapan ng publiko para makita nila kung gaano kaganda ang ating sariling musika,” said national artist for music, Ryan Cayabyab who wished Kuya Daniel more wisdom and more innovations ahead for OPM.
After the special concert, Wish 107.5 announced the next big project happening on January 15, 2021 — the 6th Wish Music Awards. Nominations for favorite artists officially opened on November 9, 2020.
As an added milestone, “Behind the Wishper” concert trended at number one spot with the hashtag #BehindTheWISHper on Philippine trends logging 14,400 tweets on Twitter.
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