BANNER YEAR – 2016 may well be called the banner year of singing heartthrob Michael Pangilinan. He has achieved so much… and continues to do so.
In “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016,” Michael interpreted “Parang Tayo Pero Hindi,” one of the winning entries.
He is much sought-after in shows all over the country and in some parts of Asia.” Earning him the tag (said with affection) “ang lalaking walang pahinga.”
“Harana Prince” Michael is dubbed, singing love songs in Pilipino with so much passion and emotion. But then he’s also at home in English songs.
FREE CONCERT – Come Nov. 26, Michael marks his 21st birthday via a free concert at the Raja Sulayman Park in Malate, Manila.
His hardworking manager, the unsinkable Jobert Sucaldito, says it’s the singer’s way of saying thank you to his loyal fans. “And to the entertainment press which has been supporting Michael all these years,” says Jobert, adding the writers will have special seats in the open-air show.
Jobert adds other entertainers will be guesting in the concert, but he isn’t ready to name them, “Inaayos pa.”
But why Malate, Manila, of all places? Why not say, Quezon City or Makati or Pasay?
Jobert explains that Michael campaigned for Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. “The former President has been so kind to us. We really love him, such a kind man.”
THE BEST – But the best is yet to come. Oh, there were challenges and issues along the way, but Michael faced and survived them all.
Look, he has a new self-titled album from star Music for his ever growing fan base. It was launched last Saturday at the Music Box (Timog corner Quezon Avenue in QC) with an intimate dinner attended by close friends from the press.
Jobert often says that he wants Michael to concentrate first on singing, “Wag munang pelikula or television. Sa dami ng singing engagements niya, walang oras para sa acting. Wag muna.”
MORE SONGS – “What’s new in my album is I have more songs, and I composed a song that’s included in it. This album is also more emotional and sentimental compared to my first album,” shares Michael.
“Michael” contains the carrier single “Hanggang Kailan,” which he considers the national anthem of brokenhearted people. Since it was released, it has consistently placed in the charts of different radio stations all over the country.
The album also has original songs, the carrier single “Hanggang Kailan,” the groovy “Tayo Na Lang,” his own composition “Tanging Ligaya Mo,” and “Pare Mahal Naman Kita,” the sequel of his hit “Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako.”
It also offers Michael’s different and moving takes on Hajji Alejandro’s “Tag-araw, Tag-ulan,” Ariel Rivera’s “Ayoko Na Sana,” Sarah McLachian’s “Angel,” and Bread’s “Everything I Own.”
TARGET AND TOUCH – As Michael continues to make a name in the industry, he also continues to make and sing songs that target and touch the heart, as proven by his latest album.
Also included in the album are bonus tracks “Bakit Ba Ikaw,” “Kung Sakali,” “Pare Mahal Mo Rin Ako,” “Crossroads (The Love Affair Sailing Theme),” and “Parang Tayo Pero Hindi,” on which he duets with Angeline Quinto.
The album, produced by Rox Santos, can now be streamed on Spotify. It is available nationwide at P199. The digital tracks can also be downloaded via online music stores such as ABS-CBN Store, ITunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph, Amazon.com, Onemusic.ph, and Starmusic.ph.
For more information visit Star music.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.