Kris Lawrence Bags ‘Prince of R&B’ Title, Launches New Album ‘Spread the Love’

There’s no shortage of love in this long-awaited album from Kris Lawrence. On “Spread the Love”, his third album and first since signing with GMA Records, the R&B Prince finds himself exploring the emotive trappings linked with all things love and gives his own interpretation of it-with, more often than not, insistently impressive results.

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Fans of R&B and pop will find much to appreciate on Kris’ 12-track effort. Leading the soul-fueled record is the imploring mid-tempo single “Sabihin Mo Naman”. Layering keys, synths, and beats, it’s a slow burn ballad that builds to memorable infatuation pleads. Hardly desperate yet effectively sincere at getting his message across.

As much as Kris knows his strengths, he isn’t afraid to let loose and shape his sound. Throughout the record, Kris works alongside the who’s who of the local music scene to craft songs that cater to both avid fans and new listeners.

Opening track “Nightmare”, despite its foreboding title, is the stuff of friendly R&B dreams, carried by shimmering synths and smooth vocals that recall quintessential Usher. Throw in a rap verse from Elmo Magalona in the mix and this fizzy sonic jam about choosing to sleep and dream about the woman she adores than be without her shows promise.

“Rider” follows in the footsteps of its predecessor but instead favors a heavier, war-drums hiphop base where Kris’ smooth vocals and Q-York’s slick verse slide on the punchy beats.

There is plenty of polished R&B jams and power ballads infused in this record too that incorporate Kris’ signature vocal stylings: the spoken-word opening of “Tell Me” sets the sensual “I Wanna Know” ala Joe attitude prodded by its gently strummed guitar and Kris’ beautiful range, hitting those high notes and falsettos easily. While the classic sounding carrier single “Ikaw Pala” may appeal to lovesick fans, it’s the melancholic piano-led “Di Na Matatanggap” that proves to be one of the highlights. “Dito na magwawakas. Ngayo’y alam ko na ang tunay kong nadarama. Pag-ibig ko sa’yo ay wala na,” he laments, singing a classic case of moving on after the fire between them have burned out.

Incidentally, “Ikaw Pala” is the theme song of GMA’s primetime Koreanovela “The Innocent Man” which began airing last July 22.

As the album progresses, more attention-grabbing songs reveal themselves. The Rachelle Ann Go collaboration track “Unbreakable” is a thumping piece of spacey, dance-pop goodness that features K-pop flourishes, a dubstep sample, and club music credibility that Kris definitely possesses. Next is the retro soul, blues styling of “Addict”
that adds dimension to the record’s overall theme.

The album works best when it’s focused on Kris’ versatile, warm vocals as shown on his duet with Bryan Woodart of IV Example on the piano ballad “I’d Rather Be Alone” where his vibrato stands out in the sea of vocal layerings. “Try Again” is one of those self-motivational songs that speak straight to his listeners’ hearts, dropping optimistic advice after advice. “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger… get up and try again,” he sings reassuringly, drawing perhaps from personal experience prior to fully realizing this album.

“Make Me Whole” with its symphonic production and restrained vocals shifting from clean notes to heartfelt vibratos that sound like it belongs in a movie soundtrack, and the twinkling jam of “Yesterday” end the album on a positive note.

Kris explores themes about love that lurches into the romantic kind then dives into its pitfalls, lacing up tracks with melodies and musicality that project more ambition. He sings with grit and a sense of purpose to connect with people, and on this solid record, he does it more successfully than ever, proving his place right up there with the country’s best.

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Kris Lawrence‘s “Spread the Love” is now on CDs in Astroplus, Astro Vision, Odyssey, The Landmark and SM Music and Video outlets nationwide. It is also available worldwide on digital format thru iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and OPM2GO.

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Kris Lawrence Bags ‘Prince of R&B’ Title, Launches New Album ‘Spread the Love’

Sam Concepcion – ‘Infinite’ Album Preview (Audio)

Check out the snippets of all the songs in Sam Concepcion’s latest album from Universal Records titled “Infinite.”

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Infinite Tracklist:

No Limitations
I’m The One
She Drives Me Crazy
Mahal Na Mahal
Di Ka Nag-iisa
Rescue You
There’s No Me (Without You)
Love, Love, Love
Panalangin
Kontrabida

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Sam Concepcion – ‘Infinite’ Album Preview (Audio)

Sam Concepcion Releases New Album ‘Infinite’

Singer-dancer-actor Sam Concepcion has spent 10 years in the industry to perfect his craft as a performer. Now, after almost a decade, Sam is all set to showcase his versatility in his latest album Infinite, produced by Universal Records.

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“The album is a preview of the many things I do as a performer,” says Sam. “In this album, you’ll see me dabble in different genres.”

Infinite will have its Grand Launch this August 10, Saturday, 5 p.m., Robinson’s Magnolia.

Sam adds that he is also thankful that he was given the chance to collaborate with the most prolific recording artists in the country – Billy Crawford, Christian Bautista, JayR, among others.

The album’s single No Limitations, composed by Billy Crawford, is an upbeat tune that highlights Sam’s versatility as a vocalist. The song topped the mymusicstore.com charts for five straight weeks. The futuristic music video, directed by Jake Soriano, will premiere soon on MYX and also features the beautiful Solenn Heusaff.

Christian penned the song Love, Love, Love for Sam. Sam and Christian were both discovered STAGES when they worked together 10 years ago in the musical The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Rescue You, previously recorded as a Christian-Sam duet, is now a solo song rendered by Sam.

JayR and Sam performed a duet in the album – I’m The One, where both of them showcased their R&B influences.

Sam also records his version of Mahal Na Mahal Kita, an OPM ditty given a more contemporary feel.

Singapore-based composed Tat Tong contributed There’s No Me (Without You).

Sam gives a welcome surprise in the inclusion of modern-anthemic song Di Ka Nag-iisa, a collaboration with up and coming band Runmanila.

Infinite also includes bonus tracks Panalangin and Kontrabida – both songs are lifted from Sam’s landmark projects last year (the movie IdoBidooBidoo and the 2012 PhilPop, where Sam’s entry won 2nd place).

Infinite Tracklist:

No Limitations
I’m The One
She Drives Me Crazy
Mahal Na Mahal
Di Ka Nag-iisa
Rescue You
There’s No Me (Without You)
Love, Love, Love
Panalangin
Kontrabida

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Maasinhon Trio Launches Debut Album

Star Records recently launched the first ever album of Visayan singing group and “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3” grand winner Maasinhon Trio.

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Hailing from the humble town of Maasin City in Southern Leyte, Maasinhon Trio composed of Andrew Sanchez, Licinio Lolo and Bonifacio Salubre, made history in 2011 as the first act from the Visayas to win the competition following season one’s Jovit Baldivino and season two’s Marcelito Pomoy, who both came from Luzon.

Featured in Maasinhon Trio’s self-titled debut album are classic Pinoy love songs including ‘Kahit Isang Saglit,’ ‘Sana’y Ikaw Na Nga, ‘’Hanggang,’ a medley of Rey Valera songs (‘Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko,’ ‘Kumusta Ka,’ ‘Pangako Sa’ Yo’), and their carrier single ‘Patuloy Ang Pangarap.’

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Maasinhon Trio’s first album is now available at all record bars nationwide. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via amazon.com, mymusicstore.com.ph and iTunes. For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fan page at facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

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Lady Gaga revealed the release date of her new album!

Lady Gaga revealed the release date of her new album!

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The singer, Lady Gaga announced the release of her new album “ARTPOP” in her Facebook page. The new record will launch on Nov. 11, and the lead single will drop August 19. Pre-orders for ‘ARTPOP’ will be available on Sept. 9.

The album itself is described as “a rage of electronic passion” that is heavily influenced by Gaga’s collaborators. Upstart progressive house producer Zedd is said to be producing a significant chunk of the album.

“ARTPOP could mean anything,” the statement reads. “But for her, it’s a celebration of obsession.” More celebrating to come on Nov. 10, when Gaga hosts “artRave” an evening of exhibitions that highlight her work with artists such as Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic and more.

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Lady Gaga revealed the release date of her new album!

Britney Spears Tweets about her upcoming album!

Britney Spears Tweets about her upcoming album!

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The 31 years-old, Pop princess, Britney Spears shared her excitement on her upcoming album on her Twitter Account, “So excited 2 give u a taste of my new album… can’t wait 2 share what I’ve been working on. “Going to be my most personal album ever :)

She recently released her latest single, “Ooh La La,” an upbeat track featured in The Smurfs 2 and getting shape for her Vegas show.

“I’m doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to a lot of cardio – hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer,” she revealed.

“[Vegas] won’t be simple – they’ll be a massive party from start to finish. And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed.”

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Richard Yap Inks Deal with Star Records, to Launch 1st Solo Album Soon

Richard Yap, one of ABS-CBN’s most bankable leading men today, will soon serenade his numerous fans via the songs in his own musical album to be released by Star Records.

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Yap signed a contract with Star Records recently. He is set to launch his debut solo album which will include English and Tagalog songs and possibly, a Chinese song. When asked what musical genres he prefers, Yap said that he is into ballads and acoustic music. “Hopefully matanggap ng mga tao ang ambition ko na maging singer,” he enthused. Yap, however, is not new to singing. He was a member of his high school Glee Club. Star Music Group head Roxy Liquigan and Kate Valenzuela (representative of Yap’s manager Deo Endrinal) were present at the star’s contract signing.

Richard Yap Inks Deal with Star Records, to Launch 1st Solo Album Soon

KZ Tandingan’s Self-Titled Debut Album Out Now, Track List revealed!

X Factor Philippines” Season 1 grand winner KZ Tandingan reaches a new milestone in her singing career, with the release of her first ever self-titled album under Star Records. KZ is set to captivate everyone with her laid back voice and out of the ordinary yet familiar soothing sound.

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Featured in KZ’s ten-track album is her carrier single “Puro Laro,” and the songs “Umiibig,” “Darating Din,” “Bakit Lumuluha,” “Killing Me Softly,” “Un-Love You,” the A Beautiful Affair soundtrack “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak,” the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Songs 2013 fourth placer “Scared to Death,” and the song “Love Love Love” which was composed by KZ herself.
According to KZ, her goal as a musician is to bring change in people’s lives. “As a singer, I really want to touch the hearts of everyone. I want them to feel the soul of a song and affect their lives in a good way through my music,” she said.
The album also carries the stripped version of “Bakit Lumuluha” and the minus one version of all tracks. KZ’s debut album is produced by the multi award-winning songwriter and record producer Jonathan Manalo.
The “KZ Tandingan” album is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P250. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via amazon.com, mymusicstore.com.ph and iTunes. For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fan page at facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

KZ Tandingan’s Self-Titled Debut Album Out Now, Track List revealed!

‘X Factor Philippines’ Winner KZ Tandingan Releases Self-Titled Debut Album

“X Factor Philippines” season one first grand winner KZ Tandingan reaches a new milestone in her singing career, with the release of her first ever self-titled album under Star Records. KZ is set to captivate everyone with her laid back voice and out of the ordinary yet familiar soothing sound.

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Featured in KZ’s ten-track album is her carrier single “Puro Laro,” and the songs “Umiibig,” “Darating Din,” “Bakit Lumuluha,” “Killing Me Softly,” “Un-Love You,” the A Beautiful Affair soundtrack “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak,” the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Songs 2013 fourth placer “Scared to Death,” and the song “Love Love Love” which was composed by KZ herself.

According to KZ, her goal as a musician is to bring change in people’s lives. “As a singer, I really want to touch the hearts of everyone. I want them to feel the soul of a song and affect their lives in a good way through my music,” she said.

The album also carries the stripped version of “Bakit Lumuluha” and the minus one version of all tracks. KZ’s debut album is produced by the multi award-winning songwriter and record producer Jonathan Manalo.

The “KZ Tandingan” album is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P250. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via amazon.com, mymusicstore.com.ph and iTunes. For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fan page at facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

‘X Factor Philippines’ Winner KZ Tandingan Releases Self-Titled Debut Album

Daniel Padilla’s Sophomore Album ‘DJP’ Out Now!

After his sold-out birthday concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Kapamilya teen sensation Daniel Padilla continues to sweep off the feet of his fans with his sophomore album under Star Records titled “DJP.”

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Following the success of his double platinum self-titled album, “DJP” features 10 tracks including Daniel’s carrier single “Kamusta Ka,” “Kung San Ka Masaya,” “Sabay Natin,” “Panalangin,” “Binibini,” “Naaalala,” “Kisapmata,” “Ipagpatawad Mo,” “Sisikat Din Ako,” and the acoustic version of Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song finalist “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat.” The album also carries the bonus track “Diskarte.” Daniel’s “DJP” album is already available on all record bars nationwide for only P250.

The digital tracks of the album can also be downloaded viawww.mymusicstore.com.ph and iTunes.

For more information visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

Daniel Padilla’s Sophomore Album ‘DJP’ Out Now!