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ABS-CBN’s music label Star Music has brought together a musical powerhouse of more than 30 of its most popular artists to record a new version of the 2007 hit song “Salamat” to mark a major milestone: its YouTube channel reaching more than one million subscribers.
Star Music is one of the only seven channels in the country to have hit a million-subscriber base on the video-sharing service.
The 2016 version of “Salamat,” composed and originally performed by Yeng Constantino, premiered Friday (Dec. 9) on MOR 101.9, MYX, OneMusic.PH, Spotify, and iTunes. It features Yeng, Janella Salvador, Ylona Garcia, Bailey May, Angeline Quinto, Erik Santos, Kaye Cal, Marion Aunor, Daryl Ong, Bugoy Drilon, Liezel Garcia, Jovit Baldivino, Sue Ramirez, Inigo Pascual, Michael Pangilinan, Jed Madela, Morissette Amon, Klarisse de Guzman, Jamie Rivera, Jolina Magdangal-Escueta, Juris, Vina Morales, Jona, Migz & Maya, Gloc 9, KZ, Piolo Pascual, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, Tim Pavino, Alex Gonzaga, Enrique Gil, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Vice Ganda.
Yeng said, “My song has been given a new life. This is my way of thanking all of my fans who have supported me for the past ten years, as well as all of Star Music’s Kapamilya fans.”
Recently, Star Music was awarded with the YouTube Gold Play Button, a framed limited-edition gold-plated play button given by YouTube to channels that pass one million subscribers. It is also the first Filipino recording company to reach one million subscribers, and the third ABS-CBN channel to do so. It is currently the sixth top YouTube channel in the Philippines.