GMA artist center stars in ‘One Heart’

Since February is considered to be the Kapuso month, some of the Network’s brightest and promising singers got together for an all-star charity album One Heart, under GMA Records, which became available on Valentine’s Day. 

One Heart features some of the best performers from GMA Artist Center including Glaiza de Castro, Yasmien Kurdi, Derrick Monasterio, Kristoffer Martin, Kylie Padilla, Ruru Madrid, Julian Trono, Betong Sumaya, Gabbi Garcia, Maricris Garcia, Rita Daniela, James Wright, Nar Cabico, Ralf King, Lindsay De Vera, and Denise Barbacena.

Stars and talents of GMA Artist Center with television newscaster and host Mel Tiangco (fifth from left)
It was launched on Friday, two days before Valentine’s Day.

The carrier single is “Sa Puso Mo,” an inspirational ballad written and arranged by Korean composer Kim Hyun Jik with all the album participants singing it.

Rita Daniela
Other tracks in the album include  “Tonight,” “Sumigaw, Igalaw,” “Kapit Lang,” “Free,” “Para Lang Sayo,” “Wait A Minute,” “Panahon,” “You Are Never Alone,” “Love You The Way I Do,” and “Broken.”

Hannah Precillas
Pre-selling of the album started on Feb. 7 and part of the proceeds will go to the GMA Kapuso Foundation.

Mel Tiangco, anchor of 24 Oras and executive vice president of the foundation, was present during the launch to thank the artists and GMA Records for making the foundation the beneficiary of the album.

Lindsay de Vera , Ralf King and Maricris Garcia
Kai Atienza , Nar Cabico and James Wright
Julian Trono and Yasmien Kurdi
Also present at the launch were artists Betong Sumaya, Nar Cabico, Hannah Precillas, Julian Trono, Kai Atienza, Linday de Vera, Maricris Garcia, James Wright, Ralf King, Rita Daniela, and Yasmien Kurdi.

Betong and Nar hosted the short program with the members of the press in the audience.


‘Wowowin’ wins in TV ratings

The much-awaited Monday to Friday airing of Willie Revillame’s Wowowin outscored the programs of the rival network in TV ratings since it premiered on the first day of February.

According to data gathered by the more widely recognized TV ratings supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement in Mega Manila from Feb. 1 to 5, Wowowin marked an average household TV rating of 15.5 percent and ruled over its counterpart programs Kapamilya Deal or No Deal and Pasion de Amor that only garnered an average of 6.5 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively.

Television host Willie Revillame
Wowowin was also consistently ahead of competition in Urban Luzon as the Kapuso program scored a rating 15.7 percent, ahead of its rival programs Kapamilya Deal or No Deal and Pasion de Amor, which only garnered 5.9 and 3.3 percent, respectively.

With the overwhelming support of viewers, the Kapuso Network decided to extend the airing of the program for another 30 minutes. Beginning yesterday, Wowowin airs from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. before 24 Oras.

Most of the urban TV households in the country are found in Mega Manila and Urban Luzon. Urban Luzon accounts for 77 percent, while Mega Manila increased its urban population share to 60 percent effective January. 


Topics: GMA artist center , GMA7 , Willie Revillame , Wowowin
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