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South Korea’s AO Entertainment signs first Filipino solo artist

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Gwyn Dorado, has recently signed a five-year contract with AO Entertainment of South Korea.

AO took interest in Gwyn when her song produced by Thrice Cooked USA entitled “Why Do We Love” hit the 1 million streams on Spotify.

The song became No. 1 on Spotify’s Top 50 Viral and Viral Hits Philippines for over three weeks.

The success of the song has enticed other big international recording companies to offer Gwyn management contracts. The young Filipina singer chose AO Entertainment of South Korea due to the plans the management presented to her.

Gwyn Dorado’s hit song ‘Why Do We Love?’ caught the eye of AO Entertainment

Apart from singing and performing, Gwyn will be trained in composing, writing songs, acting, and music production.

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Gwyn was a grand finalist in Asia’s Got Talent  season 1, held in Singapore in 2015 when she was only 10 years old.

With this new venture, Gwyn hopes to improve her craft in composing and writing songs. 

“Why Do We Love?” is her latest composition, which garnered more than 11 million views on TikTok when she posted a short version filmed at her home. It was noticed by Thrice Cooked USA, the same company that promoted  Pink Sweat$  (one of his famous works is “At My Worst”).

AO Entertainment is composed of music impresarios who used to be part of managements like HYBE (BTS’s management) & SM Universe. They established AO company to help promote young artists not only in K-pop but also in other genres and artists from various countries. Gwyn is their first signed solo artist from the Philippines.

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