JK Labajo’s ‘Ere’ is first Filipino song to debut on Spotify’s global chart

JK Labajo’s ‘Ere’ is first Filipino song to debut on Spotify’s global chart

/ 07:39 PM October 09, 2023

JK Labajo. Image: Instagram/@jklabajo_official.

JK Labajo. Image: Instagram/@jklabajo_official.

The passionate cursing in the chorus aside, JK Labajo’s hit song “Ere” made it to the music-sharing platform Spotify’s global chart, the first Filipino song to debut to have done so.

“Ere’s” attention-catching lyrics may have contributed to this feat, propelling the song at 177th place on the chart, with 1.22 million streams, according to a report from music platform @chartdata on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday, Oct. 9.


“Ere” also made its debut at no. 6 of the music platform’s viral song chart, as reported by music platform @chartdataPH’s X page.

While Labajo has yet to address his recent milestone, he reposted INQUIRER.net’s report on his X and Instagram accounts.

Image: Screengrab from Twitter/@karloslabajo__

Image: Screengrab from Twitter/@karloslabajo__

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@jklabajo_official

Images: Screengrab from JK Labajo’s social media pages

Meanwhile, Labajo’s “Senior High” co-star Andrea Brillantes took to her X page to congratulate the singer-songwriter through a shocked emoji.


The hit song, which dropped last August, is included in the singer’s album “Sad Songs and B******* Part 1” and was released a month later.

It also contains the tracks “Sad Songs and B*******,” “May halaga pa ba ako sayo??,” “Manhid,” “Paruparo,” “Gabi,” “Time Machine,” “Lumisan,” and “Tapusin Na Natin ‘To” featuring Paolo Benjamin of Ben&Ben.

Labajo started his entertainment career as a contestant of the singing contest “The Voice Kids” in 2014, where he was coached by Bamboo. He ended in third place, while Lyca Gairanod was named as the winner.

The singer-actor was also the voice behind the hit song “Buwan” which is known for its lyrics, “Sa ilalim ng puting ilaw sa dilaw na buwan.”

He also dabbled into acting where he appeared in the series “Senior High,” “A Love to Last” and “Pangako Sa’yo,” and the film “Ako Si Ninoy.” EDV

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