LOOK: Leaders of SB19, BGYO, BINI, Alamat, other P-pop groups join forces in magazine cover
It’s a first in P-pop history as SB19’s Pablo, BGYO’s Gelo, BINI’s Jhoanna, Alamat’s Mo, MNL48’s Sheki, 1st.One’s Ace, VXON’s C13, KAIA’s Angela, G22’s AJ, and Press Hit Play’s Chrls joined forces in the digital cover of a local magazine.
The P-pop idols served their best looks as they donned elegant black-and-white outfits that show off their commanding presence — as they happen to be the leaders in their respective groups. While they crossed paths on multiple occasions, it’s their first time to come together for a magazine shoot.
Their looks were put together by a team of stylists and makeup artists for Parcinq Magazine’s cover shoot taken by Randy Capinpin, as seen on its Instagram page on Saturday, July 1.
The magazine noted the roles of SB19’s Pablo, BGYO’s Gelo, BINI’s Jhoanna, Alamat’s Mo, MNL48’s Sheki, 1st.One’s Ace, VXON’s C13, KAIA’s Angela, G22’s AJ, and Press Hit Play’s Chrls’ in a time of “P-pop renaissance.”
“All eyes on P-Pop royalty. It’s a P-Pop renaissance, and here to dispel the comparisons, give their two cents on the music industry, break apart any toxic fan culture, and lead the P-Pop rise are no other than these 10 leaders of the most popular P-Pop acts in the country,” the caption read.
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In a separate post, the P-pop idols were seen prancing on a white background, striking different poses in front of the camera.
“Are you seated for this? These 10 P-Pop leaders are here to lead the pack for a new wave in Philippine pop culture. No frills, no fuss. Only a shared goal for the P-Pop rise,” the caption read.
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As seen in the feature, the P-pop stars also had solo covers, where they shared their experiences about being the leaders of their respective groups and their thoughts on the “P-pop Rise” movement.
The cover happened to be released just days before the three-day P-pop Convention which will take place this month, after being rescheduled due to “logistical concerns.” Aside from the featured stars, SB19’s Josh and Ken (who goes by Felip during solo promotions), PPop Generation, Dione, Calista, Yes My Love, and HORI7ON will be performing at the event’s culminating concert on July 16.
Meanwhile, Daydream, Dione, R Rules, Mona, Valfer, VER5U5, Yara, Yes My Love, Z2Z, SMS, BLVCK FLOWERS, Eclipse, 6Sense, and Skouts will be performing at the two-day convention.
During their “Pagtatag” album launch, Pablo said SB19’s own company 1Z Entertainment is their way of showing what the country’s music industry can offer.
“Na-create namin ang 1Z for everyone to grow as one big tree. Marami ring artists [sa industry] na may frustrations such as budget and whatnot, pero in time, alam kong kaya ng mga Pinoy na makipagsabayan sa international level. Sa talento ng mga tao rito, wala kang itatapon talaga. Ginto ang mga Pilipino. Hinihintay lang namin ang oras na dumating, at sinasakyan namin ang momentum para maipakita sa mundo kung anong kaya natin,” he said.
(We created 1Z for everyone to grow as one big tree. Many of our artists in this industry may have frustrations such as budget constraints, but I know that Filipino talent can have a shot at the international level. With their talent, nothing will go to waste. Filipinos are like gold. We are just waiting for our time to come and we are riding the momentum to be able to show the world what we are capable of.)
Meanwhile, Gelo said during an exclusive interview with INQUIRER.net that BGYO doesn’t feel the need to compete with their peers since the rise of P-pop should always come first.
“We’re so happy about [being seen as one of the top P-pop groups]. Natutuwa kami na nasasama kami sa mga sinasabing nagpapa-usad ng P-pop. Dati, pinapangarap lang namin ‘yun. Ngayon, kasama na namin ang ibang idols na hinahangaan ko before. Tuwang-tuwa kami na dumadami na ang P-pop groups at masarap sa feeling na may kasabay ka na para i-angat ang OPM (Original Pinoy Music (OPM),” he said.
(We are happy to be included among those said to be pushing forward P-pop. Before, it was just a dream for us. Now, we are alongside other idols whom I used to admire. We are overjoyed that the number of P-pop groups is growing, and it feels great to have peers who are uplifting OPM). EDV