Universal Records (Philippines)
Universal Records Philippines Inc. is a Filipino record label founded in 1977 as a part of Warner Music Group. Since 1992, it is an independent label, URPI was founded in 1977 as WEA Records Philippines Inc. The company was the licensee of WEA in Philippines for 15 years, but the latter decided to put its own office. In 1992, the adopted a new name, Universal Records Philippines Inc. It is a member of the Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Universal Records officially distributed K-pop albums from September 2009, to be followed by some J-pop albums which was announced late May 2011. Currently, it is the independent recording company in the country. As of 2011,12 Stone Inc. M. Y. T, due to this, UMG currently makes business in the Philippines as MCA Music, Inc. the old worldwide name for UMG. PolyEast Records Warner Music Group Universal Records Official Site Universal Records on Facebook Universal Records on Twitter Universal Records on Blogger Universal Records channel on YouTube
Neverland (U-KISS album)
Neverland is the second full-length studio album by South Korean boy band U-KISS, released on September 1,2011. It is the first album to new members Hoon and AJ. The albums lead single, was released digitally August 26,2011, the albums second single, was released on September 1,2011, on Mnet along with the rest of the album. The album was released in the Philippines in 2012 under Universal Records, the group worked in both Korea and Japan, and under an American producer, using top-notch facilities in Osaka, Japan. The album was released September 1,2011, the second single, was released on September 1 along with the other tracks from the album. NEVERLAND, in contrast to the trend, the vocals were recorded one by one. It was written by JD Reli, produced by conductor Ryan Jhun as well as Adam Kapit, songs with synthpop elements include Baby Dont Cry, Tell Me Y, On the Floor and Top That, but the album is dominated mostly by ballads. The official music video for Neverland was released on August 31,2011, the video starts with DJ Itae flipping a red disc, and ends with U-KISS forming a triangular position with Eli at the front, while U-KISS NEVERLAND appears on the top.
The video for the song Neverland reached a total of 730,000 views just within 72 hours of release, promotional television appearances were done in early September. U-KISS promoted the Neverland album on tour in six different countries in Asia, the first single, Someday entered the Gaon Chart on August 21 after selling 1,629,879 digital downloads from August 21 to August 28. It climbed six spots in its second week on the chart from its debut at number 140, Neverland entered the chart at number 50 for garnering a total of 6,151,934 digital downloads and streams from August 28 to September 3,2011
Yeo Hoon-min, known by his stage name Hoon, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is best known as a member of South Korean boy band U-KISS under NH Media and he joined the group in February 2011 after the departure of Alexander Lee Eusebio and Kim Kibum. Hoon currently attends Dongguk University, majoring in theatre and film, Hoon debuted as a solo ballad singer under his real name and released an extended play Pure & Love with the title track Bus on September 9,2009. The following year, he released a single entitled Beginning. Hoon appeared in the SBS drama Athena, Goddess of War as the presidents bodyguard, after the departure of Alexander and Kibum, NH Media announced that Hoon and Parans AJ would be joining U-KISS. It was the groups first movie, that year, it was announced that Hoon and Dongho would star in Super Action TVs Holy Land, a four-part movie about rebellious high school students. The movie is scheduled to air on April 28,2012, in May 2013, Hoon was cast in the Korean musical The Memory 2013 as Eunsoo, a role he shared with singer Brian Joo.
He and Kiseop were cast for the roles of the musical Goong. On January 16,2017 it was announced that Hoon would make his Japanese solo debut with an album titled Yukisakura, making him the third member of U-KISS to do so
Break Time (EP)
Break Time is the fourth extended play by South Korean band U-KISS, released on October 4,2010. The lead single was Shut Up and it is the last EP by U-KISS to feature members Alexander Lee Eusebio and Kimi Ki-bum. The physical CD was released in South Korea October 4,2010, Digital downloads were available worldwide that same day. It proceeded to be released in the Philippines March 24,2011, the original single for the EP was originally supposed to be Light It Up, composed by Kim Tae-wan, but upon hearing Kim Tae-hyuns Shut Up. the group shifted to use the latter instead. The song was recorded at More Than Presents studio in Seoul, Korea in August,2010, U-KISS began promotions of Break Time with a performance of Shut Up. on Mnets M. Countdown on October 7, the same day the songs music video was released. The setting for the video is a station, with U-KISS on the platform. It begins with member Eli riding a motorcycle chasing a woman. It shifts to Shin Dongho sitting on one side while singing his part and it features a trio-rap from Alexander, Ki-bum, and Eli Kim who chase a woman.
The original version of the video was flagged by YouTube for content inappropriate to minors, due to scenes in which the members are shirtless. A less graphic version of the video was revealed on October 8, Shut Up. went to number 70 on the Gaon Weekly Digital Singles Chart, while the Break Time EP made it to number 3 on the Gaon Weekly Albums Chart. On February 29,2012 a Japanese version of the Shut Up. was released as a part of U-KISSs first Japanese album, A Shared Dream
Gaon Music Chart
The Gaon Music Chart tabulates the relative weekly popularity of songs or albums in South Korea. It started tracking sales since the beginning of 2010 and it was officially launched in February 2010 with a launching ceremony held on 23 February 2010 at the Westin Chosun hotel in Seoul. The launch included a small awarding ceremony, which awarded girl group Girls Generation with top artist of January, Hit single We Fell In Love, performed by Jo Kwon of 2AM and Ga-in of Brown Eyed Girls, took the title of best weekly mobile ringtone. There are two charts, Gaon Album Chart and Gaon Digital Chart. The charts lists domestic artists sales, international sales and a combined overall sales in weekly, monthly. The Gaon Album Chart ranks physical album sales, including mini, the Gaon Digital Chart ranks best-selling non-physical, digital music sales, and is an aggregate of downloads and background music. It excludes radio airplay, and different versions of a song are listed as separate entries and it is compiled from online data provided by web-based music providers such as Olleh Music, Melon, Soribada, Naver Music, KakaoMusic and Bugs.
There is no digital album chart because each song is a digital download. All charts rank the top 100, before mid-2014, the digital, streaming and noraebang charts ranked the top 200. The Gaon Social Chart is a chart that ranks the top 100 songs according to their popularity on YouTube, Weibo. The Gaon Weibo Chart is a chart that ranks the top 10 most popular K-pop groups. This chart started the week of June 29,2014, Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Gaon chart official homepage KMCIA official homepage
Manila, officially City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Founded on June 24,1571, by Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi and it is situated on the eastern shore of Manila Bay and is home to many landmarks, some of which date back to the 16th century. In 2012, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network listed Manila as a global city, the city proper is home to 1,780,148 people in 2015, forming the historic core of Metro Manila, the capital region of the Philippines. The metropolitan area, which includes the much larger Quezon City, Manila is the most densely populated city proper in the world, with 41,515 people per square kilometer. The term Manila is commonly used to refer to either the whole area or the city proper. Manila is located on the shore of the Manila Bay on one of the finest harbors in the country. The city has six districts for the lower house of the Philippine Congress. Manila was once ruled by the Kingdom of Tondo before it became a province of the Majapahit Empire.
During the Bruneian invasion of the Philippines, Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei captured Seludong and renamed it Maynilà, Maynilà became a vassal state of the Sultanate of Brunei, established to overpower Tondo. In 1571, conquistadors arrived from Mexico, across the Pacific Ocean, Spanish missionaries soon Christianized the city, incorporated Tondo and built some of the oldest churches in the country, including San Agustin Church. The conquistadors renamed the area Nuevo Reino de Castilla, Manila became the center of Spanish activity in the Far East and one end of the Manila–Acapulco galleon trade route linking Spanish America with Asia, one of the earliest examples of globalization. Because of its location on Pacific trade routes, Manila received the moniker Pearl of the Orient. Spanish rule of the Philippine archipelago lasted for more than three centuries, until 1898, order was usually quickly restored and the city returned to the business of trade. In the 19th century, Manila was one of the most modern cities in Asia, before the Spanish–American War, it saw the rise of the Philippine Revolution.
After the war, the United States took control, switched the official language from Spanish to English, near the end of World War II, during the Battle of Manila, most of the city was flattened by intensive aerial bombardment by the United States Air Force. As a result, relatively little remains of Manilas prewar and colonial architecture, although there are ongoing projects, especially within the old walled city. Maynilà, the Filipino name for the city, originated from the word nilà, referring to a mangrove tree that grew on the delta of the Pasig River. The flowers were made into garlands that, according to folklore, were offered to statues on religious altars or in churches
Smart Araneta Coliseum
The Smart Araneta Coliseum, known as The Big Dome, is an indoor multi-purpose sports arena that is part of the Araneta Center in the Cubao area of Quezon City, Philippines. It is one of the largest indoor arenas in Asia, the Smart Araneta Coliseum is mostly used for sports such as basketball. It is a venue of the Philippine Basketball Association and for the basketball games of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Big Dome is used for boxing, cockfighting and international concerts, religious gatherings, beauty pageants, in 1952, J. Tuazon and 15th Avenue. The Araneta Coliseum was constructed from 1957 to late 1959, and designed and built by Architect Dominador Lacson Lugtu, from 1960 to 1963, the Coliseum received international recognition and was recognized as the largest covered coliseum in the world. Today, it one of the largest clear span domes in the world with a dome diameter of 108 meters. It occupies a land area of almost 40,000 square metres and has a floor area of 23,000 square metres.
The coliseum opened on March 16,1960, with Gabriel Flash Elorde boxing for the World Junior Lightweight crown against Harold Gomes, general admission was 80 centavos and the reserve section was five pesos. The Philippine Basketball Association has played more than a thousand games at the Araneta Coliseum as of today, in the third quarter of 1998, the Aranetas and Pilipinas Shell started negotiations for a naming rights deal that would have lasted until 2008. The Aranetas, who wanted to retain their name at the arena rejected proposed name Shell Coliseum at the Araneta Center, in 1999, the coliseum underwent its first major renovation at the cost of P200 million. The major changes include the renovation of the lower box area, replacement of seats for the patron and lower box sections, and installation of a four-sided center hung scoreboard. The section names were given numerical designations,100 for Patron section,200 for Lower Box,300 for Upper Box A and 400 for Upper Box B. In 2003, a LED display was added to the scoreboard, from 2001 to 2008, the highest grossing event at the arena is the Pacquiao vs.
Larios boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao and Óscar Larios, earning 96.2 million Philippine pesos. A concert by Westlife was attended by 17,887 people and earned 18.5 million pesos, the Lower Box and Patron sections were combined to make a new Patron section. A pathway between the former Patron and Lower Box sections was made, the former Upper Box A section was renamed as Box section and the former Upper Box B section is now referred as the Upper Box section. In January 2015, the Hydra-Rib basketball backboard first used in 1995 was replaced with a Spalding backboard, the backboard was first used in Game 1 of the 2014–15 PBA Philippine Cup Finals. The arena is primarily the home arena for the Philippine Basketball Association and it annually hosts every PBA Basketball Championship, NCAA Basketball Championship, as well as the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Basketball and Volleyball championships. The facility has hosted the 1975 Thrilla in Manila,1978 FIBA World Championship
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south, Luzon and Mindanao, the capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. The Philippines has an area of 300,000 square kilometers, and it is the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. As of 2013, approximately 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelagos earliest inhabitants and they were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Chinese, Malay and Islamic nations occurred, various competing maritime states were established under the rule of Datus, Sultans or Lakans.
The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization, in 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Roman Catholicism becoming the dominant religion, during this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, since then, the Philippines has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution. It is a member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
It hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank, the Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte, eventually the name Las Islas Filipinas would be used to cover all the islands of the archipelago. Before that became commonplace, other such as Islas del Poniente. The official name of the Philippines has changed several times in the course of its history, during the Philippine Revolution, the Malolos Congress proclaimed the establishment of the República Filipina or the Philippine Republic. From the 1898 Treaty of Paris, the name Philippines began to appear, since the end of World War II, the official name of the country has been the Republic of the Philippines. The metatarsal of the Callao Man, reliably dated by uranium-series dating to 67,000 years ago is the oldest human remnant found in the archipelago to date and this distinction previously belonged to the Tabon Man of Palawan, carbon-dated to around 26,500 years ago.
Negritos were among the archipelagos earliest inhabitants, but their first settlement in the Philippines has not been reliably dated, there are several opposing theories regarding the origins of ancient Filipinos
Bran New Kiss
Bran New Kiss is the fifth extended play released by South Korean boy band U-KISS. It is the first EP to feature new members Hoon and AJ, in November 2010, the bands management announced that U-KISS had been recording new tracks for an upcoming EP. On March 30,2011, the released their fifth EP. This was the first single featured the two new band members, AJ and Hoon. The music video for the EPs single,0330 was released March 29, an alternate version of the music video for 0330, noted as a Drama Version, was released on April 1 via Mnet. Some lines of the song were composed by new band member, the songs music video is tells the story of the main character pretending that his girlfriend is still alive after she died at 03,30 hours. Shin Dongho is the actor for the music video. It starts with a piano in the middle of the forest with a clock switching to 03,30. Romantic scenes follow as the song goes on, but in the middle of the video and he doesnt want to accept her death so he lives on, pretending that she is still with him.
His friends go along with it, knowing that it is hard for him and they try to teach Dongho to move on and begin a new life. He accepts that she is gone and faces the reality. At the climax of the song, U-KISS is standing on the top of a building in the autumn. A different version of the video was released on April 3,2011 which focuses more on the drama of the story, there are no major differences noted between the two videos. The digital version of the album was released on March 30,2011, the song was first performed on Mnets M-Countdown on March 31, and on other shows such as Music Core and Music Bank. On April 15,2011, U-KISS performed 0330 on KBS’s Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook, Bran New Kiss made it to number 2 on South Koreas Gaon Weekly Albums Chart and 0330 landed at number 27 on Gaons Weekly Digital Songs Chart. A Japanese version of the EP was released on August 24,2011 in 3 versions,2 CD+DVD versions, the CD-only edition comes with a Japanese version of the single 0330. The album debuted on the Japanese Oricon chart at number 5 on the first day of release, on August 3,2011, U-KISS performed the Japanese version of 0330 on a Japanese show, Bomber-E