Saturday, June 11, 2022

GTV's First-Ever Sitcom "Tols" Features Kapuso Heartthrobs Kelvin Miranda and Abdul Raman with Betong Sumaya and Rufa Mae Quinto


If you like "Palibhasa Lalake" then "Tols" is the show for you.

Beginning June 25, GTV viewers will have more reasons to smile with its first-ever family sitcom called "Tols".



Topbilled by this generation's roster of goodlooking and versatile young actors Kelvin Miranda, Shaun Salvador, and Abdul Raman. Joining them are Rufa Mae Quinto (Barbara "Barbie" Macaspac) who is making her much-awaited return in showbusiness and Kapuso host and comedian Betong Sumaya (Christopher "Tuks" Bayagbag).


Kelvin will play the role Uno, the eldest son of Barbie. During the show's grand presscon, Kelvin admitted that he is already feeling the pressure of headlining a comedy program - a genre far from his usual roles.

"Nanggagaling 'yung pressure ko roon sa makagawa kami ng panibagong clamor sa manonood. Kung paano nila magugustuhan ang Tols. Kung paano nila mamahalin ang bawat isa na wala kaming ma-o-offend, wala kaming natatapakan na paniniwala. Nag-iingat din naman kami sa bawat skit na ginagawa namin. May mga pagkonsulta sa mga nakakaalam kung okay ba 'yung mga gagawin namin bago isalang sa eksena. Added pressured pa na first time naming sumalang sa comedy. Kaya lahat ng chance na pupuwedeng matutunan namin kinukuha namin kapag taping day."

Shaun is the funny and madiskarteng second child of Barbie named Dos. In his interveiw, Shaun wasn't able to hide his excitement on his new show.

"Sobrang excited na kaming ipapanood sa inyo ang istorya kung paano nagkasama-sama muli, after nilang mahiwalay sa isa't isa mula pagkabata, ang triplets na sina Uno, Dos, at Third. Akala ko hindi ko na mapu-pursue ang aking dream na maging isang artista bilang kinakailangan kong mag-focus at i-prioritize ang pagtatapos ko sa college last 2016 - 2019, at lalo na nag-pandemic at natigil ang lahat. Pero hindi pa pala huli ang lahat," Shaun said.

Sparkle star Adbul, meanwhile, will play the role of Barbie's youngest child - ang makulit na si Third.


Completing the cast are Rolando Inocencio, Arkin Del Rosario, Olive May, and Raymond Mabute.

"Tols" is the child project of Tyrone Escalante Artist Management and Merlion Events Production Inc. and co-produced by GMA Network .

Premieres June 25, 7:00PM on GTV, "Tols" is under the direction of Monti Parungao.

Ginebra San Miguel Celebrates "World Gin Day", Launches ‘Gin Bar Crawl’ Challenge


After more than two years of pandemic disruptions, Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI), the maker of the world’s no. 1 selling gin, returns to celebrate World Gin Day (WGD) in true Ginebra fashion. The celebration consists of month-long activities, highlighted by a media launch on June 10 to kick off the nationwide Gin Bar Crawl Challenge that starts on June 11.


Held every second Saturday of June, WGD was first celebrated on June 13, 2009, in Birmingham, England. GSMI led the first WGD celebration in the Asia Pacific region in 2014, coinciding with the 180th anniversary of its flagship brand, Ginebra San Miguel. Since then, the WGD celebration in the Philippines has become a much-awaited, month-long event for gin enthusiasts.

On June 10, four of the country’s top professional mixologists will take centerstage to craft one-of-a-kind cocktails based on GSMI’s gin products. It promises to be an unforgettable gin experience, stirring up the senses.

GIN BAR CRAWL

People who are trooping back to the bars after a long hiatus are in for an exciting and unique experience with the Gin Bar Crawl challenge. Gin lovers are invited to try five specially-concocted signature drinks made with GSMI gin products (Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Premium Gin, and 1834 Premium Distilled Gin) or buy a GSMI featured product at any of the 30 partner establishments nationwide on June 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.


Participants will be given a Gin Passport with five sticker slots. All they need to do is buy the five different signature WGD cocktails from the partner bars and have their Gin Passports stamped with five corresponding stickers. One drink is equivalent to one sticker. Those who complete five stickers will receive a WGD Finisher Pack, consisting of three GSMI products, and a finisher T-shirt.

GIN IS IN: COOL, CLEAR, AND VERSATILE

The gin-drinking culture is very much alive in many countries, especially in Europe. Gin has been around since the 17th century but it has remained popular, hip, and loved by many to this day. The enduring fame of the drink can be attributed to its cool vibe.

The rise of the craft gin movement has also spurred a collection of unique blends that everyone — especially the young, can enjoy. Gin’s clear, pure quality is derived from a rigorous distillation process that brings out its best flavors. Gin is also an ideal drink for its versatility, as it can be enjoyed straight or mixed with other ingredients in a cocktail. With an abundance of flavors and accessibility, gin continues to be an all-time favorite among spirits.

In the Philippines, gin is synonymous with brand Ginebra San Miguel. It is the country’s pioneering gin and the oldest consumer brand still in the market today.

The brand, already an award winner as early as the late 1900s, was originally a drink for the wealthy - popular among both peninsulares and insulares. To this day, Ginebra San Miguel continues its legacy of excellence. Its white spirits line has been a consistent Gold Quality Label awardee of the Monde Selection International Quality Institute.

Reaping accolades both locally and internationally, Ginebra San Miguel is the epitome of excellence. Every bottle of Ginebra San Miguel goes through a stringent production process to ensure optimal quality. As a testament to the strength of its brand name, variants such as GSM Blue, GSM Blue Flavors, and Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, have been introduced to cater to different market segments.

NEW INNOVATIONS

GSMI continues to innovate and cater to the varied tastes of its different markets.

Among its latest creations is the 1834 Premium Distilled Gin. Infused with classic juniper berries, and unique Philippine botanicals such as Sampaguita and Calamansi,1834 appeals to sophisticated tastes.


Another exciting new product from the GSM Blue Flavors is the GSM Blue Cosmopolitan. This new flavor is a mix of sweet and tangy notes from Cranberries and Lime. 

Patrons of the GSM Premium Gin will also have a more exquisite experience with its new look and enhanced flavor of natural ingredients such as juniper berries, botanical essences, and citrus flavors.


GSMI also previously released the Ginebra San Miguel Hari, a 1-liter version of the flagship brand, Ginebra San Miguel that is designed for group drinking. Packaged in a bigger Frasco or Kwatro Kantos, the Hari is the perfect size for a barkada or family of four to five. The Ginebra San Miguel Hari also bears the Ginebra San Miguel label with the iconic St. Michael logo made by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo.

Through our World Gin Day activities, we hope that more Filipinos will gain a deeper appreciation of gin and enjoy a unique gin-drinking experience made more special by GSMI’s world-class products,” said GSMI Marketing Manager Ron Molina.

Apart from the Gin Bar Crawl challenge, other WGD activities include online videos on the gin attributes and gin-drinking experience as well as pocket events on June 11 in Baguio, Naga, Cebu, and Davao to drum up the celebration.

GSMI is the producer of Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin according to leading global drinks journal Drinks International. GSMI’s other quality distilled spirits include GSM Blue Light Gin, GSM Blue Mojito, GSM Blue Margarita, GSM Blue Gin Pomelo, Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, 1834 Premium Distilled Gin, Antonov Vodka, AƱejo Gold Rum, Primera Light Brandy, and the Philippines’ no. 1 Chinese wine Vino Kulafu.

Valentina Ploy Breaks Down Walls Between Herself and Listeners in New Song “Berlin”


Valentina Ploy breaks down walls between herself and listeners in “Berlin”, her second single with Warner Music Asia. Out now on all digital streaming platforms. 

Coming back with yet another upbeat tune, Valentina Ploy has a way with radiating her sunshine personality even when singing to a lyrically sad song. We see people build walls as a coping mechanism while they are in relationships. As the track title suggests, ”Berlin” expresses the frustration of being with someone who puts up walls as high as The Berlin Wall. Co-written with Richard Craker, the upbeat pop tune takes listeners on a relatable journey in trying to break down and cross these walls built up by the person that they love.

“Berlin” will be accompanied by an entertaining music video starring Valentina Ploy herself, and renowned Thai actor, Benjamin Joseph Varney. Brace yourself for an unseen side to Valentina Ploy, as she proves to be a multi-dimensional artist, and shows her relatable quirky side to fans in this visual feast. Fans can also anticipate yet another endearing dance routine in the music video as Valentina Ploy encourages everyone to step out of their comfort zone and embrace every part of themselves.

Warner Music Asia announced on 21 April 2022 that it has formed a strategic alliance with Thailand’s premier independent record company What the Duck by signing Valentina Ploy, one of its most accomplished singer-songwriters.

This deal will see Warner Music Asia add the established Bangkok-based star to its roster of prominent singers, and will serve to support the What the Duck label in its work to elevate Valentina’s career to new heights. Warner Music will be harnessing the support of Warner Music Thailand to strengthen her domestic fan base, and utilizing the Group’s regional network to introduce her work to music lovers throughout Asia and beyond.

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Get 100% Instant Cashback When You Buy Smart Prepaid, Smart Bro, and TNT Load in the Maya App


Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with Maya to give instant cashback rewards to all Smart Prepaid, Smart Bro, and TNT subscribers who will purchase load via the Maya app.

Maya was originally known as PayMaya, a leading e-wallet app in the Philippines. It recently rebranded to Maya as it evolved beyond payments with the launch of its own banking and crypto services. This makes Maya the Philippines’ first and only all-in-one money app as it brings together banking, crypto, and wallet features into a seamless customer experience.

Smart and Maya will provide 100% cashback of up to P200 to subscribers who purchase load, for the first time, through the Maya app.

To enjoy the cashback rewards, subscribers simply have to download the Maya app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, create an account for free, and buy load for the first time.

To buy load on Maya, users simply just need to tap the Load icon on the Maya home screen, choose Smart or TNT, and pick their preferred amount or data promo.

Aside from getting instant cashback, new Maya users can also get P20 worth of credits in their Maya wallet upon registration, and an additional P80 worth of credits when they upgrade their Maya account.

Users can immediately spend their cashback rewards and bonus credits to buy load or data promos. Users can also make the most out of it on their other cashless purchases when they scan to pay with Maya QR in Maya-powered stores nationwide, and in online stores where paying with Maya is supported. Moreover, subscribers can use it to purchase in-app items on the Maya app such as game pins, or to pay bills for various vendors, such as telecoms, utilities, government agencies and offices, and more.

For a smarter way to pay, customers may also use GigaPay with Maya, within Smart’s GigaLife App. GigaPay is a GigaLife app in-app payment feature wherein subscribers may link their Maya account to make it simpler and easier for users to buy load, and subscribe to data promos, among others, straight from their phone. Through GigaPay, all subscribers of Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, Smart Bro, Prepaid Home WiFi, and TNT just need to link their Maya account to the GigaLife App to make it their payment source for all in-app transactions.

With the link, Smart subscribers can make purchases without getting off the GigaLife App and just use its GigaPay feature for a much smarter and more seamless way to pay.

Philippines’ fastest 5G mobile network

Smart and TNT subscribers can enjoy amazing and rewarding digital services at their fingertips powered by the country's fastest 5G mobile network, according to Ookla®, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.

Using 325,396 user-initiated 5G tests, Ookla declared Smart as the winner of its Speedtest Awards™ for Q3-Q4 2021 with a Speed Score™ of 201.95, while its closest competitor posted a Speed Score™ of 116.08.

For more updates on Smart’s promos, follow its official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

To know more about Maya, visit https://www.maya.ph/.

JM de Guzman is a Miner Who Seeks for Justice in MMK 2-Part Father's Day Special Episode


JM de Guzman returns to "MMK" and portrays the role of Mel, a miner who seeks justice for himself and his fellow miners in the two-part Father's Day special of MMK starting this Saturday (June 11).

JM shared that he learned a lot of things about his character in the show. Like Mel, JM also said that he would not give up his principles and would fight for them.

"There are times that you know the right thing to do in a certain matter, but others push you to do the wrong thing since its easier. But you won't do it and still do the right thing," he said.

In the episode, viewers will get to know Mel, a virtuous and kindhearted leader in the mining company he works for. Throughout his life, all he wanted was to give his family a better life.

One day, he learned about the unfair practices of the company. He and his fellow miners filed a labor case against his employer. Even though he knew that it would take long, he did not give up and persuaded his co-workers to fight for their rights. See if they were able to get the justice they deserved and find out the other challenges Mel faced in his life.

Watch "MMK" on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live on YouTube, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page, and iWantTFC. Outside the Philippines, it is available on cable and IPTV via The Filipino Channel.

ABS-CBN Foundation Bantay Bata 163 and Miss Universe Put Menstrual Health of Young Girls on Spotlight


Young girls from partner communities of ABS-CBN Foundation Bantay Bata 163 learned about menstrual health from Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Gomez, and Miss Universe Philippines 2022 candidates.

During a forum, held in partnership with Johnson and Johnson Philippines and Miss Universe Philippines, 50 teenagers who are part of the Bantay Bata child safe schools project learned more about menstrual health. The talk covered topics on hygiene, biology, mental health, and general wellness.

Every woman in this room either has, had, or will have a period,” Sandhu said at the event. “And let me tell you, we all got you.

This advocacy activity served to break the barriers surrounding conversations about menstrual health and to normalize the topic as a part of life. It also aims to open the opportunities for young girls to be more educated about menstruation, and have better access to menstrual products.

It has always been our goal to inspire Filipino women, especially Gen Z who we at Modess refer to as the #GenFree, to pursue their passions and dreams by equipping them with the knowledge they need to take charge of their menstrual hygiene and health now that they are starting to move more in the new normal. It is our hope that young girls will be inspired by the stories shared by Miss Universe Philippines about their own menstrual health journeys,” explained Rehi Dimayuga, Marketing Manager for Feminine Care of Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc.

In celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, Modess held a special Lazada Live session with #GenFree content creator Denise Silva and Miss Universe Philippines Charity 2022 Pauline Amelincx to further talk about the importance of menstrual hygiene, health, and having a trusted pad to so that young girls will always #BeNextPeriodReady. To continue on the advocacy of the brand, Modess will also distribute Period Ready Kits to 25 community beneficiaries all throughout the Philippines with the help of ABS-CBN Foundation.

Holistic wellness is integral to the advocacy of Bantay Bata 163, the child welfare arm of the ABS-CBN Foundation. Menstrual health is part of the topics in the child safe schools project of Bantay Bata 163, as the project aims to create environments for children to be free from abuse.

Kylie Padilla Glows, Finds a New Love and Learns Holistic Approach to Skincare


Kylie Padilla has finally found a new love - playing billiards. The Bolera lead star has developed passion for the sport as she brings to life the character of Joni, a young female pool prodigy trying to make a name in the male-dominated sport.

Bolera, the new GMA 7 show is Kylie’s highly anticipated TV comeback after years of hiatus.

The actress is glowing in kilig once again, having to learn billiards and playing with esteemed legends of the sport: Efren “Bata” Reyes, Rubilen Amit, Francisco Bustamante, and Johann Chua.

Another reason for Kylie's angelic glow these days is her holistic approach to skincare. She firmly believes that it takes more than using topicals or subscribing to usual regimens to achieve a glowing complexion. For her, it involves being aware of what you put inside your body, as well. “Ever since pa, I have been conscious of what I take in as I know it will eventually affect the state of my skin.

Kylie adds, “That’s why I feel honored to be chosen as the face of Cheonsa. I swear, itong brand of Korean food supplement, hindi lang siya nakakaganda ng skin, nakakaganda rin ng health condition and disposition. I feel energized every time I use their collagen powder drinks. I checked the label and I must say, super na- impress ako.

Cheonsa is the newest health and wellness brand in the market offering Korean-quality ingredients. Cheonsa means “angel” in Korean, and just like an angel, Cheonsa’s products guard you from various free radicals and other skin aging elements.

Cheonsa’s brand of beautrition comes in powder drink and capsule forms.

The Cheonsa Collagen powder drinks have two flavors you can choose from: Creamy Cappuccino and Strawberry Smoothie.

The Cheonsa Collagen in Creamy Cappuccino flavor is the perfect upgrade to your 3-in-1 coffee. It is boosted with Hyaluronic Acid, which promotes a more supple-looking and hydrated skin.

Meanwhile, the Cheonsa Collagen Strawberry Smoothie is a tasty cooler for any time of the day. It is combined with Glutathione, which encourages a brighter, and fairer complexion.

Cheonsa’s capsules on the other hand have two variants: Glutathione with Vitamin C and Zinc, and Collagen with Biotin. Both capsules are formulated as “beauty and nutrition in one bottle.”

Kylie is grateful that despite her busy lifestyle balancing duties as an actress and mother, she can still take care of herself. With the help of Cheonsa's Korean grade food supplements, she effortlessly gets that angelic Korean glow, making her feel and look younger.

Cheonsa’s philosophy is to begin beauty and skincare from within. The brand advocates taking care of oneself from the inside as it will surely result in skin abundant in strength, elasticity, and resilience. Cheonsa thoughtfully combines powerhouse actives to promote not only an angelic Korean glow, but more importantly, overall health.

Cheonsa is exclusively available at Watsons and other leading online stores nationwide.

Trailer: DC Super Hero Film “Black Adam” Featuring Dwayne Johnson


The world needed a hero, it got Black Adam. 

From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action adventure “Black Adam.” 

The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”).

Check out the film’s trailer below and watch “Black Adam” in cinemas and IMAX across the Philippines starting October 19.


About “Black Adam”

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Johnson stars alongside Aldis Hodge (“City on a Hill,” “One Night in Miami”) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”) as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi (“Sex/Life,” “Rush Hour 3”) as Adrianna, Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Mummy”) as Ishmael, Quintessa Swindell (“Voyagers,” “Trinkets”) as Cyclone, Bodhi Sabongui (“A Million Little Things”) as Amon, and Pierce Brosnan (the “Mamma Mia!” and James Bond franchises) as Dr. Fate.

Collet-Serra directed from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, screen story by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, based on characters from DC. Black Adam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. The film’s producers were Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia, with Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Chris Pan, Eric McLeod, Geoff Johns and Scott Sheldon

“Black Adam” smashes into theaters and IMAX in the Philippines beginning 19 October 2022. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Moira dela Torre, Angela Ken, BGYO, and BINI to Send their Songs to the Moon in 2023


Moira dela Torre, Angela Ken, BGYO, and BINI are set to preserve some of their songs through The Lunar Codex time capsules to be launched to the Moon in 2023 as a ‘message-in-a-bottle’ to the future.

They are among many Filipino artists whose works will be part of The Lunar Codex, an archive of art, literature, music, and film bound for the Moon that uses both digital and analog technology to preserve contemporary works for future generations to discover.

Included in the list of moon-bound songs are massive hits from ABS-CBN’s premier record label Star Music - Angela Ken’s self-love anthem, “Ako Naman Muna,” and Moira’s song on letting go, “Malaya.”


P-pop sibling groups BGYO and BINI also have their share of hit songs to be placed on the Moon. The BGYO collection includes “He’s Into Her,” “Kundiman,” and “The Baddest” popularized by BGYO members Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate. 


The BINI collection houses the tracks “Golden Arrow” and “Kapit Lang” performed by BINI members Aiah, Colet, Maloi, Gwen, Stacey, Mikha, Jhoanna, and Sheena.


These OPM songs will comprise The Lunar Codex’s Polaris Collection, which will include several award-winning and contemporary compositions from other territories, including the U.S., Canada, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Georgia, and Bhutan. The Polaris Collection is bound for the Moon’s Lunar South Pole in the fall of 2023.

Also part of the Lunar Codex are the works of Filipino artists Apo Hiking Society, Gary Valenciano, Kiana V, Ryan Cayabyab, and many more.

Jollibee Sulit-Sarap JolliSavers - Delicious and Satisfying Yet Very Affordable


Times may be tough right now with the prices of commodities feeling like they’re always going up, but even with these challenges, there’s absolutely no reason to spare yourself the treats you deserve.

When you’re craving something affordable yet delicious and satisfying, you can always turn to the sulit-sarap joy that Jollibee’s JolliSavers never fails to bring!

It doesn’t take a lot of money to enjoy your Jollibee favorites that make up the JolliSavers. Treat yourself to the beefy, langhap-sarap Yumburger; the meatiest, cheesiest, sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti; the beefy, saucy, linamnam-ulam Burger Steak; or the goodness of the creamy tuna filling inside that beloved golden pie crust of the original Tuna Pie. They’re all so satisfying for an affordable price!

Rising prices for goods certainly doesn’t don’t have to mean that we have to deal with settle for sad food choices. With the JolliSavers, Jollibee is definitely committed to bringing affordable joy to Filipinos and Jollibee fans no matter the situation, so that they can keep coming back to Jollibee for more,” said Jollibee’s Marketing Director, Joseph Aruta.

You can also watch the newest JolliSavers commercial and see how your favorites can bring affordable joy to you here: 
 

Enjoy affordable joy anytime with Jollibee’s JolliSavers! 

Get the Yumburger for only PHP 39.00, the Original Tuna Pie for PHP 45.00, and the Jolly Spaghetti and 1-pc. Burger Steak for PHP 55.00. Have them safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App, JollibeeDelivery.com, or #87000. Also available in Drive-Thru and Take Out!


For more info and updates on JolliSavers and other Jollibee products, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and , Instagram, and TikTok.

Calum Scott Announces Manila Concert on October 20 at the New Frontier Theatre


Following the release of “Heaven”, multi-platinum selling singer- songwriter Calum Scott announces his biggest headline Asia tour to date, the “Bridges” Asia Tour, including his debut shows in Tokyo, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

He will come back to Manila on October 20, 2022 at New Frontier Theatre. Promoted by AEG Presents Asia and Ovation Productions, tickets will go on sale on Wednesday June 15 at 10am local via ticketnet.com.ph

Calum will kick off the Asia tour in Tokyo, Japan on October 18 before performing in Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.

It feels so incredible to announce my Asia tour! It’s been a long time coming and a lot of planning but after the last few years we’ve had, you can just tell how excited people are for live music again and I’m so happy to be a part of it. I am coming back with my band to play the songs that people discovered me on, as well as new songs from my second album which I would say is my best and most personal work yet - I can’t wait to see you there,” Calum says in a statement.

Calum has announced that his highly awaited sophomore album Bridges will arrive on June 17. The fourth single released from Bridges, “Heaven” once again reveals Calum’s gift for finding unexpected ways to express universal emotions. “As songwriters, we’re always searching for new ways of saying ‘I miss you’ or ‘I love you’ or ‘I want you back,’” says Calum, who co-wrote “Heaven” with Hayley Warner(an Australian singer/songwriter who’s also penned songs for artists like Katy Perry and Tori Kelly). “‘The concept of ‘Heaven’ is the love between two people being so powerful that it is far superior to anything else, any other form of paradise that could be offered. I loved the idea of putting the power into the relationship.”

The follow-up to Calum’s 2018 full-length debut Only Human - a widely acclaimed effort that hit No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in 21 countries across the globe, in addition to selling more than 3.6 million in adjusted album sales and garnering over 7.5 billion combined streams  - Bridges will also feature the previously released singles “If You Ever Change Your Mind”(a bittersweet but empowered piece produced by Greg Kurstin, an eight-time GRAMMY Award® winner known for his work with Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Adele), “Rise”(a wildly soaring track whose video features a captivating performance from British actor Georgia Hirst), and “Biblical”(a heart-on- sleeve ballad Calum later followed with an American Sign Language version made in collaboration with the Tony Award®-winning Deaf West Theatre).

About Calum Scott

With the arrival of his 2018 debut album Only Human, U.K.-based singer/songwriter Calum Scott landed at No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in over 20 countries around the world, amassing over 7.5 billion total global streams and counting. Now certified platinum or gold in 21 countries, Only Human includes his platinum-selling smash “You Are The Reason,” a track that cracked the top 25 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 and hit the top 10 on iTunes single charts in 38 countries.

The album also features Calum’s stripped-back, platinum- certified cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” which earned a Brit Award nomination in the category of Best British Single. His first new music since Only Human, Calum’s track “Biblical” marked an exciting evolution of his artistry, infusing even more raw emotion into his soulful and timeless sound. With its title referring to “a love of biblical proportions that transcends everyone and everything,” according to Calum, the piano-laced ballad is the first song released from his highly anticipated sophomore album Bridges, due out on June 17. Released in October 2021, “Rise” brings Calum’s warm yet powerful vocals to a majestic sound created with the help of producers Gabe Simon (Maroon 5, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Jon Maguire (James Bay, Liam Payne, Rita Ora). “‘Rise’ celebrates overcoming, defeating the odds, and prevailing despite the obstacles or the knock-backs you face along the way,” says Calum. 

Over the last few years, his songs have appeared on countless TV shows (including “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and many more), while Calum has performed on such shows as “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Ellen,” “Good Morning America,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “The TODAY Show,” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” among others. In addition, he’s garnered acclaim from outlets including Billboard (who hailed his “stunningly pure voice”), The Huffington Post (who stated that “Scott makes an impressive splash…compelling”), and Ones to Watch (who noted that Calum’s music “elegantly transforms pain into beauty”).

 
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