Honolulu born Peter Gene Hernandez more popularly known as Bruno Mars shot to stardom when Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”, a song that he co-wrote and produced, hit the airwaves.
Some earned their nicknames, a few chose theirs, others inherited them. Almost everyone got a nickname in the Philippines. It's part of their identity.
National Citizens & Icons is a compilation of names that you should be familiar with when living in Metro Manila. It includes national heroes and others who shaped the Megacity and the country in the past - but also those who are currently shaping the future of the Megacity: national icons in politics, sports and pop culture.
Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao is the first eight-division world champion named by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2000 as the “Fighter of the Decade”. Growing up in a small town in Bukidnon – one of the country’s far flung provinces in the south - Manny Pacquiao and his siblings know how it is to be poor.
With more than 65 million records sold worldwide, Alicia Keys is one of the most successful R'n'B artists of our time. On November 25 the American soul star is performing in the Mall of Asia Arena.
American pop diva Rihanna is coming to Manila, as part of her Diamonds World Tour.
If there was one song that stuck in the heads of millions of people last year, especially in Manila, it was the irresistibly catchy 'Call Me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepsen (CRJ). On August 7, the Canadian singer/songwriter is coming to the Megacity.
Charice Pempengco is a Cabuyao, Laguna native who rose to fame through her YouTube videos. Her self-titled international studio album landed in Billboard 200’s Top 10 making Pempengco the first Asian solo artist to make it in the said spot.
Jessica Sanchez not winning American Idol caused a stir in the Filipino community in the United States and back home in the Philippines when her rendition of The Prayer, I Have Nothing, and Change Nothing did not give her the top spot.