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Sam Milby returns to recording with 'Sam: 12'

Rockoustic Heartthrob Sam Milby finds his way back to the music scene with a brand new album under Star Music entitled Sam: 12.

This is Sam’s fourth solo album, his fifth overall, and his much-awaited return to recording since he last released Be Mine in 2011. The actor-singer is now on his 12th year in showbiz and the album is aptly called such signifying his successful years in the industry since he started as a housemate in Pinoy Big Brother Season 1 in 2005. 

“The long wait is over now. I am back with my music. I hope you enjoy all the tracks,” shares the Filipino-American artist. 

This latest album consists of nine original tracks including three songs written by Gabriel Tagadtad: “Virus,” “Balang Araw,” and Sam’s latest single “Who’s that Girl?”

Sam Milby strums some good music again as he promotes his fourth solo album
“Balang Araw” is an exciting track, a hopeful, happy-sounding duet with KZ Tandingan, while “Game Over” is another collaboration with The Voice of the Philippines Season 1 alumna Moira dela Torre whom Sam has previously done covers with.

Completing the track list are Nathan Concepcion’s composition “Bulag Sa Pag-ibig,” Francis Kiko Salazar’s “Tunay Na Pag-ibig,” and “’Di Kita Minahal,” Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connoly, Jonathan Graham Quinn, Tom Simpson, and Paul Wilson’s “Chasing Cars,” and Jonathan Manalo’s “Last Goodbye.” 

Sam, Malou Santos and Roxy Liquigan are the executive producers of the album while Jonathan Manalo is the over-all album producer. 

Sam: 12 is out now in all digital stores worldwide. The album will soon be available at all record bars nationwide for only P299.  

For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph. 

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BG Productions, the film company owned by Baby F. Go, continues to harvest awards from local award giving bodies and international film festivals.

At the 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards, Allen Dizon won Best Actor for Iadya Mo Kami, Aiko Melendez the Best Supporting Actress trophy for the same film, while Ferdinand Lapuz  won the award for Best for the film Area, which also took home the Best Editing Award for Gilbert Obispo. The Best Production Design award went to Cyrus Khan for Laut.

Baby Go also received three medals of distinction for the three films that filmmaker Louie Ignacio directed for BG Productions: Special Jury Prize for Area ; Best Film for Children for the movie Child Haus and Student’s Choice for Best Film for Laut.

BG Productions International also made it presence felt at the 19th Gawad Pasado where Iadya Mo Kami won major awards, namely Best Film; Best Director for Mel Chionglo; Best Actor for Allen Dizon; Best Supporting Actress for Aiko Melendez at Best Cinematography for Mycko David.

In the international film festival arena, apart from Area winning the Special Jury at the prestigious 12th Eurasia International Film Festival in Kazahkstan, the film recently won the Special Jury Remi Prize Award at the 50th Worldfest Houston International Film Festival where Sue Prado was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Ai Ai de las Alas for Best Actress.

 AiAi delas Alas in a scene from the indie production, "Area"
De las Alas won her first international Best Actress Award at the 7th Queens World Film Festival in New York for the film Area.

The winning ways of BG Productions International continued at the recently concluded Asean International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) held at Kuching, Malaysia. Ignacio won the Best Director for Area while Ana Capri won the Best Supporting Actress for Laut and De las Alas won her second international Best Actress Award.

This inspired the amiable lady producer Ms. Baby Go to throw a thanksgiving party for the stars as her appreciation for the awards won. She personally presented the trophies of Capri and De las Alas were both unable to attend the AIFFA event. 

The comedy queen was very happy thankful for winning her second International Best Actress Award. 

“I am overwhelmed. God is really good time. I would like to thank Ms. Baby Go, my director Louie Ignacio and the people in Area who inspired me to give life to Hillary, the character I played. She is a good woman in search of her son and is a victim of poverty. I gave my all to this film. And I learned to pray to the miraculous Apu in Pampanga,” said Ai Ai.

Area tells the story of ageing prostitutes in Angeles City who render sex service for a very minimal fee. 

Area will be shown again thru FDCP Cine Lokal on June 2 to 8 at SM MOA,SM Bacoor, SM Cebu,SM lloilo, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM Fairview, and SM North Edsa. 

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The brightest Star Magic artists were in the longest running variety show ASAP last Sunday for Star Magic’s silver anniversary.

Dubbed as ASAP The Star Magic 25th Anniversary Party, the show held at the Big Dome at the Araneta Center featured John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, Jodi Sta. Maria, Jericho Rosales and John Lloyd Cruz leading the weekend’s star-studded gathering. Joining them were the biggest Kapamilya love teams – Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

John Lloyd Cruz joins Kapamilya's star-studded gathering at the Big Dome
The ASAP Star Magic 25 episode also featured performances from Star Magic’s up and coming stars and love teams, new generation royalties, bankable leading men and leading ladies, promising kids and teen stars, reliable singers, notable comedians and even Star Magic artists that many don’t see as often.    

The two-part ASAP episode, the second part will be aired on May 28, would also served as the official launch of some of Star Magic’s 25th year-long anniversary celebration. 

There’s the all-star music video of the Star Magic 25th anniversary theme song “Ikaw Ang Magic ng Buhay Ko,” by JV Kapunan and music by J. Lukban, and sung by the Star Magic artists.

Jericho Rosales leads the roster of stars present at the Star Magic Anniversary show
Then there’s the formal launch of the Star Magic’s official website. This new portal is set to be the go-to venue for anything and everything Star Magic related. It would feature the most up-to-date events, videos, photos, news and other tidbits about your favorite Star Magic artists. 

Not only that, it would also be the newest avenue where aspiring Star Magic artists can audition. The most exciting part of the website is that fact that it would bring the supporters closer to their idols through a special interactive section. 

Topics: Sam Milby , BG Productions , Baby F. Go , 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards , Star Magic artists
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