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1:43 grateful for #KalyePop success

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - 1:43 (photo) once again scored commercial success in its third all-original album titled #KalyePop (KPop) released last week under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).  

#KalyePop was reportedly selling well  in various Astrovision, Astroplus and Odyssey record bars in Metro Manila while certain branches run out of stocks a few days after copies landed on the shelves according to the initial sales reports of the label.

“It is a pleasant surprise to learn that the sales of our #KalyePop album is doing well, especially at this time when music fans are no longer buying physical copies of OPM albums. We can’t help but be grateful to our fans for the good news!” says the boy band’s spokesman Anjo Resurreccion.

The neocolonial-inspired album #KalyePop contains six diverse original tracks from the foremost Filipino boy band that popularized Sa Isang Sulyap Mo, the hit song that won the 2013 PMPC Star Award for Music Song of the Year and the Most Promising Performing and Recording Group at the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s 45th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.

Except for the upbeat novelty song Ang Saya-Saya written by Jonathan Ong of Sonic State Studio, the rest of the tracks of #KalyePop, including the hit Hayop Sa Ganda and the earlier promotional single Ikaw At Ako, were composed by musician and the group’s road manager Urie Tesorio. Band manager and PR entrepreneur Chris Cahilig produced the album while Ong arranged the songs. Its album cover was photographed by 1:43’s original member Kimmeth Nicolas and styled by Ryuji Shiomitsu.

The album’s three remaining tracks include the cleverly titled novelty song Istambay Me, which tackles about the rampancy of unemployment among Filipino youth and the ballads Langit and Pwede Bang Malaman which carry the 1:43’s signature romantic melody and lyrics.  

1:43 is composed of Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas (UST) Psychology graduate and a MYX VJ Search finalist; Argee Golding, an international taekwondo medalist from UST; Gold Aquino, an entrepreneur and a Business Administration graduate from the Centro Escolar University (CEU); and Yuki Sakamoto, a Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group.

ANG SAYA-SAYA

ANJO RESURRECCION

ARGEE GOLDING

ASTROPLUS AND ODYSSEY

BOX-OFFICE ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY

CHRIS CAHILIG

GOLD AQUINO

GUILLERMO MENDOZA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

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