Time flies so fast—May is ending and June is fast approaching! But instead of saying goodbye to the nice sunny days, why not focus on the good things this month brought to us? Read on as we recap the biggest wins of May and let's toast for reater things to come.
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The Quezon City crowd are proud Swifties! Can you believe that the metro’s north empire emerged as the city that streams Taylor Swift on Spotify the most—in. The. Entire. World? Following QC in the top three are Mexico City and London, respectively. Fellow TS lovers, celebrate by spinning her top tracks "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever," "Look What You Made Me Do," and "Delicate," as well as her new song with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco called "ME!"
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Sophie Turner is fresh out of Thrones, but we’ll be seeing more of her again with her upcoming film X-Men: Dark Phoenix! The final trailer released reveals Jean Grey AKA Phoenix’s newly-acquired super powers—a force she can neither comprehend nor contain, resulting in her spiraling out of control of it. Now, the X-Men force’s mission is not only to save earth from Jean, but also to save her. Catch the film this coming June 5.
The applause goes to Metro Channel for winning big at the 17th Gawad Tanglaw! Taking awards home for their food shows that showcase rich Filipino culture and dishes, the judges gave their nod to Chasing Flavors, hosted by renowned chef Claude Tayag; Food Prints, with restaurateur Sandy Daza; and Show Me The Market, with Chef JP Anglo and The Marketman Joel Binamira, all bagging the Jury Award for Cultural Development and Sustainability. Congratulations!
Welcome Pride Month with a beautiful showcase that explores the Manila’s gay community’s never-ending search for happiness and true love. In Artist Playground’s play LARO, learn the stories of 10 characters from different walks of life, from André Miguel’s Call Boy or Phi Palmos’ Drag Queen, to Jonathan Ivan Rivera and Jay Gonzaga’s Modelo or Ross Pesigan’s Estudyante, among others.
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It was GV all the way for all of Jason Mraz’s Filipino fans as he marked his sixth time in Manila with the Good Vibes tour last May 8 in the Mall of Asia Arena! The American singer-songwriter performed a 21-song set, which included classic favorites like "I Won’t Give Up," "You & I Both," and "I’m Yours," as well as newer tracks "Let’s See What the Night Can Do," "Unlonely," and "Have It All."
Give Julie Anne San Jose’s latest song a spin in your next soundtrippin’. The sunny days are almost over and colder days are approaching, making her new track called Regrets the perfect BGM in the coming months. The emotional song, which debuted at number 1 on iTunes, is a. “reflection of her experiences from the past year, may it be about her career or personal life.” Listen to it here.
The Ransom Collective follows up the success of their album Traces, released in 2017, with their much-awaited comeback song I Don’t Care. Debuting at number 1 since it’s iTunes release, the track is the band’s creative rebirth, thus a fresh, modern reinvention of the TRC sound. Play it here.
Halik actress Yam Concepcion’s reign on television is far from over. After the teleserye’s success, Yam took over the MYX as the guest celebrity VJ for May! Serving your dose of fresh singles and throwback hit, the 28-year-old also brightened viewers’ time as she answered sizzling answers thrown in by fans.
It was the show the ladies would remember—Cove Manila brought BadBoys Australia, one of the Land Down Under’s most successful male revues, for last weekend’s show! Menno Kampen, Thorben Sacre, Mark Rosenfeld, Blaine Brooks, Nicholas Murray, and Jeffrey Cornelius put up an unforgettably high-energy, sophisticated male strip show. They definitely made summer hotter in Manila.
There is no stopping Nadine Lustre in conquering the music scene! The 25-year-old is the big winner at the recently-concluded MYX Music Awards, bagging the Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Media Soundtrack of the Year (with James Reid for Prom), and Music Video of the Year for her song St4y Up awards. All hail our queen!
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