Inigo Pascual Performs At Sold-Out LA Clippers Filipino Heritage Night At Legendary Staples Center

Since his first international single release of “Options” in June, Inigo has been busy traveling the world for festival performances and media promotion in cities like Tokyo, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Honolulu and Rome. He’s collaborated with international pop artists like Pretty Much & Alex Aiono of the US and New Rules from the UK, but his recent performance at the Staples Center was a historic moment for Inigo. Photos by @Sthanlee B. Mirador

“I remember driving by the Staples Center when I was little or seeing it on TV when the LA Lakers or Clippers played and imagined how great it would be to perform there one day, and it’s crazy to have that dream come true…” said Inigo.

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The sold-out crowd included not just Filipino fans that Iñigo typically performs to, but over 19,000 attendees of every ethnicity filled the arena, a true testament to Inigo’s growing international popularity for being booked for the event, the same week that his new single “Catching Feelings” is trending on popular millennial music app, TikTok, and nearing 2M global plays on Spotify alone.

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Iñigo performed “Catching Feelings” but ended with the nostalgic “Dahil Sa’yo” to match the Filipino Heritage Night theme to much excitement for fans of all ages that purchased tickets to the event. Written when Inigo was only 19 years old, the song topped the Billboard charts with over 100M+ YouTube plays on the music and lyric video, a staple for any Filipino party whether a company office party or wedding.

“Dahil Sa’yo” has increased in popularity in countries like the United States and Canada where some of the multicultural youth are just learning of Inigo’s music. When they are listening to him on Spotify they also discover his older music like the Philippines #1 hit. Teens and kids are growing with excitement to learn that someone their age is singing in Tagalog and while most don’t speak the language like their parents do, they are teaching each other the lyrics and dances on social media years after the song came out across, thousands of miles across the ocean.

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“Music is a universal language. I’m blessed with these opportunities to show different cultures the beauty of OPM and our language. I love when young people come up to me and say that they are learning Tagalog by listening to the song out here in the states or that every time they hear it reminds them of a special family moment. To be honest, writing the song I didn’t realize how much impact it would have for generations to come, I wrote it as an appreciation to my fans but love to see the different meanings that have taken with it. No matter what audience I play for, I like to include some Filipino songs in them, just like you hear the Korean language in a Kpop song on pop radio out here, I see that happening for Tagalog in the future,” says Pascual who’s goal it is to bring the Filipino language to the Grammy’s one day.

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Iñigo will release the music video to “Catching Feelings” on 11/20, that was co-choreographed with Phil Tayag, creative director and choreographer to Bruno Mars. Iñigo met Phil at the “ASAP Natin To Bay Area” concert when they performed together a medley of Bruno’s classic hits at the SAP Center in San Jose. The two said they would love to work on something together and kept in touch since.

“We combined my original dance challenge choreography to “Catching Feelings” with Phil’s. As we’ve seen with shows like America’s Best Dance Crew & World of Dance or So You Think You Can Dance, Filipinos are some of the best dancers in the world and I always like to showcase dance when I can, Phil has so much swag when he dances, it was great to work with him. We also have Matt & AC of the Philippine All Stars in the video too. It’s been amazing to see not only Filipinos, do the #CatchingFeelingsChallenge but people of different ethnicities posting their own versions across the world. Thanks to people like AC Bonifacio, Darren Espanto & Kylee Charri for being in videos with me too, helping the challenge go viral.” said Inigo.

Other participants of Filipino Heritage Night included Tarsier Records R&B singer / songwriter Kiana V., Bay Area’s top rapper/producer P-Lo, stars of the new film, “Fabulous Filipino Brothers,” actors Dante / Dion Basco and DJ E-Man, one of the most influential Filipinos working in music, helping to run 3 of the most popular radio stations, Power 106, KDAY 93.5 & Cali 93.9 FM. A post game on the Staples Center court followed the Clipper game with some of the top Filipino artists, influencers, DJs and event producers in the community for a selected group of fans.

Last year the Black Eyed Peas & Manny Pacquiao appeared at the LA Clippers Filipino Heritage Night & the event keeps growing every year. This was the first time the event had booked a performing artist still living in Manila. OC Weekly and Avante Magazine are US publications that have already predicted Inigo’s international success to match others like superstars BTS, who were recently featured on the American Music Awards, GRAMMYs & People’s Choice Awards and this event will help to increase his crossover awareness.

Following the performance, the annual Filipino influencer, artist, celebrity & DJ game took place on the court. With Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas touring in Australia, Bay Area rapper P-Lo took over as team captain to defeat Team E-Man in their best of 3 series with a final score of 56-28. The jerseys were sponsed by Zen and New Jersey Sets.

Watch the highlights soon from the event & Inigo’s performance soon on “The Crossover” on myxTV.com & Inigo’s music video for “Catching Feelings” on Star Music’s YouTube 11/20 that premiered as a trailer to the sold-out crowd at Staples Center.

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KZ Tandingan & Inigo Pascual LIVE on BBC Radio London 94.9FM

Before her headlining performance at the London Barrio Fiesta, KZ Tandingan stopped by BBC Radio London to speak with hosts Salmael and Lionheart about almost stopping performing after she developed a polyp on her throat, winning X-Factor Philippines, and much more.

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International star, Inigo Pascual guested on #TheScene with @salmaelwardany @lionheartfelt to talk about his #LondonBarrioFiesta co-headlining performance, his new music, growing up in California and the Philippines and much more. He performs his new single “Options,” available on all streaming platforms now.

For more follow: @inigopascual

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MOIRA | The Crossover | LA Recording Session & Dash Radio Promo

@moirarachelle has one of the most beautiful voices you’ll ever hear, no wonder why she is one of @spotify PH #1 streaming artist & a judge on @idolphilippines. Behind that voice is an inspirational voice for our generation dealing with crab theory mentality from peers, confidence challenges & more. Watch #Moira on #TheCrossover on @myxTV as she visited the US to record songs with @harv @felishafury alongside radio promo on @traktivist at @dashradio.

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@moirarachelle

Search: Moira De La Torre on Spotify.

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INIGO “Options” New Single Out On Tarsier Records

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Inigo “Options” Lyrics

I can’t deny it
There’s something about how you get jealous
But it’s irrelevant ‘cause you don’t have to be

You try to hide it
Look through my phone ‘cause you can’t help it
What can I tell you?
Want you to believe in me

Why you got, why you got
Gotta creep
Why you checkin’ up, checkin’ up, on me
Tell me, baby girl
What you lookin’ for?

Do you believe in us, believe in us
Tell me
How you switchin’ up, switchin’ up on me
I need my word to be enough

I had options
‘Til the day my eyes told me all I wanted was you, you
I had options, baby
But when I kiss your lips you made it so easy to choose you

There’s only one heart I can give
One million of them
But one way that I feel when I’m with you

Oh baby
You don’t want nobody to have me and I respect it
I know how it feels just when it comes to you I’m selfish
You don’t have to work so hard for something that’s already yours
But it’s your favorite chore

Why you got, why you got
Gotta creep
Why you checkin’ up, checkin’ up, on me
Tell me, baby girl
What you lookin’ for?

Do you believe in us, believe in us
Tell me
How you switchin’ up, switchin’ up on me
I need my word to be enough

Hook
I had options
‘Til the day my eyes told me all I wanted was you, you
I had options, baby
But when I kiss your lips you made it so easy to choose you

There’s only one heart I can give
One million of them
But one way that I feel when I’m with you

Never gonna waste, never gonna waste my time
I ain’t never gonna change, never gonna change my mind
When I’m with you, you’re the one that I notice
Them other girls are blurred lines, out of focus

I had options
‘Til the day my eyes told me all I wanted was you, you
I had options, baby
But when I kiss your lips you made it so easy to choose you

There’s only one heart I can give
One million of them
But one way that I feel when I’m with you

There’s only one heart I can give
One million of them
But one way that I feel when I’m with you

INIGO – LIVE from Times Square NYC at Viacom:

JoKoy New Netflix Special “Comin In Hot” & Philippines Flashback

What’s Jo Koy like once he puts down the mic and gets offstage? Find out for yourself. Jo’s new standup special Comin’ In Hot launches June 12, only on Netflix.

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2016: It’s More Fun In The Philippines Influencer Trip

Day 3: Manila to Boracay

There’s one awesome thing traveling with friends that can finish each other’s sentences, call you out on your random quirks like pulling your shirt off your chest when it’s hot now termed as “The Ros,” leave their bags on the bus for you & Billy Dec to take them than rather than thank him when he gets there, get mads that we pretend to lose their ventilizer (Jo Koy) or use laughter to forget how hot the small propeller plane is. It’s ANOTHER amazing thing to travel with the President Apl.de.Ap who is so humble yet so powerful. People everywhere stop to take photos with him including security/police officers/airplane technicians, people of different ages shout out “Bebot Bebot” or yell out “Coach Apl!” while he walks by (he’s one of the 4 judges on The Voice of the Philippines), Jolibee carries special macaroons that provide donations to build schools through his foundation (Jo Koy bought every box at the airport & handed them out to the crowd minutes before he magically walked thru the door for an Oprah Winfrey moment to meet those who got boxes.)

Because we are apart of his entourage & TPB Tourism Promotions & Board is awesome, personal airport terminals are opened up, bands and troupes perform for you when you land or anywhere you go for that matter. And as a bonus, Jo Koy who gets paid lots of $$ for theater shows across the world is the personal comedian keeping everyone laughing 24/7 (except when he’s sleeping.) Sorry for blowing up the feeds this week, but follow the hashtag & all of our snapchats for more fun & inspiration to book your next trip home. it definitely is… From planes to buses to boats.

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Day 4: Day 4: Boracay Island Performances & Jo Koy’s Bday

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Day 5: Jo Koy vs. Gaspar, We Trade In Jo Koy For Cassie

Before headed to Cebu, Jo Koy and Gaspar detail their stories of getting to the Epic Nightclub where Apl.de.ap and friends performed despite the pouring down rains, flood and brown outs. Jo Koy is carried on someone’s back through the flooded streets to get to the club where Apl’s artists from The Voice Philippines perform. We rejoice that Cassie just joins us after her show at Barclays Center in NYC and Jo Koy has to leave us for a show in Atlantic City. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

Before headed to Cebu, Jo Koy and Gaspar detail their stories of getting to the Epic Nightclub where Apl.de.ap and friends performed despite the pouring down rains, flood and brown outs. Jo Koy is carried on someone’s back through the flooded streets to get to the club where Apl’s artists from The Voice Philippines perform. We rejoice that Cassie just joins us after her show at Barclays Center in NYC and Jo Koy has to leave us for a show in Atlantic City. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

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Flashback to 2011, trying to shoot a serious interview with Jo Koy for TFC The Filipino Channel during Manny Pacquiao fight weekend. Let’s make this the #1 Netflix special this weekend to open up more doors for diverse comedians of the future. Originally Netflix, said no to the special but he paid for the first one himself only to become wildly popular and now come to this point where they requested one from him and he will soon launch his own animated TV show on truTV. I LOVE that he shot this in Hawaii, the home of Aloha.

It shows that with confidence in yourself regardless of challenges, patience & God’s plan will take you where you need to be. So happy we now have to share you with the world, cheers to breaking barriers and your world travels inspiring us all…

KIANA V. #THECROSSOVER on myxTV

Kiana V., a beautiful bi-racial Filipina and Puerto Rican beauty visited New York for the very first time to perform at Viacom in New York City for the myxTV & Tarsier Records music industry showcase attended by Viacom employees and executives from various media & music companies like Live Nation, Sirius XM and more. Kiana performed 530A, Keep It Secret, Get Together and KBye off her new album out on Tarsier Records now.

Watch the performance music video for her single, 5:30A below, recorded at the Tarsier Records “See Me” album launch party:

More info on Kiana V. below:

Music is as natural to Kiana Valenciano as breathing. At the
tender age of seven she bagged prestigious awards such as
Awit Awards’ “Best Christmas Recording,” and “Best Child
Recording Artist” for “Once Again It’s Christmas Time” in
2000.

As she came of age Kiana sought a career in the fashion
industry and graduated from Raffles Design Institute,
furthering her studies in London where she took short-term
design courses at Central Saint Martins in 2015. Her prowess
has yielded her collaborations with leading visual artists
Daryl Feril and Ken Samudio for a pop-up store campaign
called Little White Box. Since then she rose to prominence
as a fashion blogger, style icon and lifestyle influencer.
In a digital era Kiana is certainly one that stands out with
more than 89,900 followers on Twitter (@kianavee) and
283,000 on Instagram (@kianavee). She was Candy Magazine’s “Readers’ Choice as Favorite Blogger” for 2015.

The blog, simply called KV, has more than 100,000 views. At
kianavee.com, she occasionally blogs about her favorite
interests: fashion, travel, and music.
She was chosen by Australian makeup brand “BYS” as their
first Filipina brand ambassadress in 2016, while also dealing
with brand endorsements and partnerships with top brands
such as Oxygen, Converse and Jollibee. A favorite cover girl
of glossy magazines, she has graced the covers of Scout, MEGA Magazine, Chalk & Rogue Magazine. “Metro Magazine” took a look at what she had achieved so far and included her in its prestigious list of women to “watch out for” in
2016.

Despite her foray in other pursuits, Kiana never strayed far
from her first love and was making covers on YouTube and is
also writing songs of her own. As a recording artist Magic
89.9 named her “Most Promising New Female Singer in 2014”
for the duet “With You.” She was chosen to interpret the fun
and upbeat love song “Dear Heart”, a finalist for PhilPop
2014, and was awarded the Awit Awards’ Best New Female
Recording Artist trophy in 2015. Kiana has performed in
concerts in the Philippines and abroad, rendered solo
numbers in television shows like The X Factor Philippines,
Showtime and ASAP, and has shared the stage with Maestro
Ryan Cayabyab and the San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recently she performed live for the Spotify segment of the
international DJ Ingrosso at the Pool Club, has taken the
stage for the Manila X Style and Music Festival for three
consecutive years and has toured the United States as a
guest artist.2017 ushered in a new era for Kiana as an artist, beginning
with releasing her self-composed solo single “Circles.” She
continues her stride in the music industry with urban/hip-
hop hits like the chart-topping “Does She Know”, cutting
edge music videos for her compositions such as “Misfits”,
representing the Philippines with a prestigious slot in the
2017 conference “Music Matters” and releasing her first EP
entitled “Grey” with music label “Tarsier Records.”

She ended
2018 with a bang, treating fans and music aficionados to a
new single “See Me”, preluding the release of her first full
length album, “See Me” out now on Spotify.