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OPM boy band 1:43 releases second album

- The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Boy band 1:43 (pronounced “one forty-three”) recently released its second album “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” under MCA Music.

The album’s romantic carrier single Sa Isang Sulyap was released early this year as part of the “Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Music Advocacy Program.”  

The song dominated most of the radio charts and earned the No. 1 spot in the Philippine Radio Music Chart OPM Top 20 for a few weeks. It was also included in the OPM MYX Countdown.

1:43 band members are Anjo Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas Psychology graduate and a MYX VJ Search finalist; Gold Aquino, a Business Administration graduate from the Centro Escolar University (CEU); Kent Malunda, a Political Science student from Silliman University in Dumaguete City; and Yuki Sakamoto, a Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group. Malunda recently replaced pioneer member Kim Nicolas, who left 1:43 to pursue a career in photography.

The album also features three newly recorded songs composed by Myrus that are definitive of the OPM pop sound today. The mid-tempo songs Halika Na, which also has an acoustic version, is about strong bonds of friendship while Umaga, Tanghali, Gabi talks about a lingering kind of love.

 The album’s final track Hiling is a classic OPM ballad about loving someone unreachable. It is the first time the boy band, known for its feel-good brand of music, has ever recorded a sad song. 

 “Our sophomore album is undoubtedly a product of our hard work and dedication in promoting OPM among the Filipino youth. With the musical direction of Myrus, we were able to record beautiful original songs,” relates the group’s spokesperson Anjo Resurreccion.

 “Our avid fans, and even critics, will definitely notice how we all have matured as artists in our new recordings. We are highly inspired because we know that millions of people out there are listening to us now,” he adds.

1:43 received two nominations for their first album “Time for Love” in the prestigious Awit Awards for Best New Group for the song Pag-ibig Na Kaya? (also known sa “PiNK”) and Best Christmas Song for Merry Christmas Na.

The album “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” by 1:43 is presented by McJIM Leather and is supported by F’g Freshgear and the Mendez Medical Group.

For information, visit the official Facebook fan page or call Chris Cahilig Talent Services at 664-7213 or 687-2692.

ALBUM ANJO RESURRECCION AWIT AWARDS BEST CHRISTMAS SONG BEST NEW GROUP BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY CHRIS CAHILIG TALENT SERVICES SA ISANG SULYAP MO
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