“Tawag ng Tanghalan” makes history once again as it assembles today’s best singers to form TNT Records, the home of original Pilipino music’s (OPM) new generation of artists and fresh sound.
For the first time in the country, a singing competition has paved the way for the launch of a record label, which intends to create a platform where the world-class singers can hone their talent and showcase their musicality. It will operate under the guidance of ABS-CBN and Star Music.
TNT Records will operate under ABS-CBN’s music ecosystem. It recently signed its first artists, including the worldwide sensation and Pinoy pride TNT Boys and grand champion and the New Gem of OPM Janine Berdin.
Also joining the family of TNT Records are folk-rock mover Ato Arman, powerhouse performer Eumee, songsmith Froilan Canlas, ballad prince Anton Antenorcruz, all-out teen diva Arabelle Dela Cruz, spectacular performer Reggie Tortugo, inday wonder Sheena Belarmino, and Mr. Rhythm Steven Paysu.
Coming together to create exceptional music are the group Cove, composed of JM Bales, Christian Bahaya, and Sofronio Vasquez, and the newest band of belters, Bukang Liwayway, made up by Lalainne Araña and Pauline Agupitan.
Under TNT Records, the artists, who each have gained their respective fan bases, will release new music that will be produced through the collaboration of TNT’s growing family of singers, composers, and arrangers.
Its maiden offerings are the new singles of Eumee titled “Bratatat” and of Janine called “Biyaya,” both composed by TNT Records music producer Chochay Magno.
Even before TNT Records was launched, fans and listeners enjoyed the TNT singers’ finest renditions of popular hits exclusively on the YouTube channel TNTVersions or TNTV.
The channel’s reach and popularity reached new heights recently, as it has gained more than 120,000 subscribers. Some of its most viewed covers include “Flashlight” by the TNT Boys (2.1 million views), “With A Smile” by Janine (1.4 million views), and “So It’s You” by Sam (702,000 views).
TNTV has also expanded to air an online show called “TNTV NOW,” where the singers get to chitchat ang jam with OPM icons, including Yeng Constantino, Jaya, Kyla, and Ogie Alcasid.
The TNT singers are set to have a busy year ahead, with Sam Mangubat, Marielle Montellano, and Noven Belleza successfully launching and promoting their singles as part of the Star Music family.
The TNT singers will also headline their first-ever major concert, the “TNT All-Star Showdown,” which will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on July 28 and produced by TNTV, Star Events, and ABS-CBN Events. Tickets are now available at Ticketnet outlets and at the Araneta Coliseum Box Office. Simply call 911-5555 or log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph
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