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The fast-rising Agsunta band, TV and theater actor JC Santos, acoustic singer Migz Haleco, singing duo Miko Juarez and Gabriel Umali, and Filipino-Japanese artist Natsumi Saito are bonafide Star Music recording artists who all aim to make it big in the local music scene.

(From left): JC Santos, Natsumi Saito, Migz Haleco, and Miko Juarez and Gabriel Umali (mb.com.ph)

(From left): JC Santos, Natsumi Saito, Migz Haleco, and Miko Juarez and Gabriel Umali

Gunning for own hit

Agsunta’s eponymous debut album has tracks of the acoustic music type. The carrier song is “Di Ba Halata.

Composed of Jireh Singson, Mikel Arevalo, Josh Planas, and Stephen Arevalo, the band wants to be known for their original songs as they are already famous online for their cover versions.

To check out Agsunta, check out their Agsunta Song Request webisodes featuring unique OPM versions, as well as the Agsunta Jam Sessions.

Embracing the process

Migz has just launched “’Pag Ika’y Nagmahal,” co-written by Rox Santos.

“Mahirap talaga ‘yung process ng pagsulat ng song lalo na ‘pag hindi ka sure kung ano ‘yung kalalabasan nito. So ako parang nagtiwala ako sa producers ng Star (Music), sila nag-guide sa akin all throughout,” he said.

Agsunta (mb.com.ph)

Agsunta

He was formerly part of the duo Migz and Maya. He also interpreted “Bes,” a song finalist in Himig Handog 2017. Migz is part of “ASAP’s” Jambayan.

Pursuing the dream

JC’s first love has always been music. His first promotional song is “Pwede Naman.” The eponymous album will be launched on Feb. 18 at Robinsons Place Manila.

The actor is thankful that the record label has given him the chance to explore another facet of his artistry

Looking Japanese, singing in Tagalog

“The Voice Kids” season 1 contestant Natsumi of Camp Kawayan’s album has six tracks, including the carrier single “Para Lang Sa’yo.” The Filipino-Japanese revealed her album will also be released in Japan soon.

Although born in Japan, Natsumi speaks and sings in Tagalog. She‘s been in the Philippines since she was four years old.

Performing as one

21-year-old Miko and 18-year-old Gab are behind the hit song “Hugot.” They met as contestants on “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” in 2016 and eventually became friends into doing cover songs.

Miko and Gab are under Asian Artists Agency led by Boy Abunda. Asked to ahre what their famous mentor has told them about building a career, the two gave candid answers.

“Kahit na gaano pa kasikat sa industry na ‘to wala pong lugar ang attitude,” Gab said.

Miko added, “Kahit maraming mangyari sa career namin dapat laging tumigin kung saan nanggaling.”

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