Tres Kantos is We Love OPM’s 1st Grand CelebriTeam

Tres Kantos is We Love OPM’s 1st Grand CelebriTeam
July 21, 2016

Tres Kantos, composed of Dominador ‘Daddy D’ Aviola, Jovit Baldivino and Bugoy Drilon, thanked their supporters and mentor Erik Santos (rightmost) after being declared the winner. The trio garnered a score of 80.45 percent and won the P1M prize.

Tres Kantos, the triumvirate of Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldivino and Dominador “Daddy D” Aviola, gave a powerful rendition of Nais Ko and was declared the first Grand CelebriTeam of ABS-CBN’s reality music competition We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing Offs.

Bugoy, Jovit and Daddy D thanked their supporters and mentor Erik Santos after being declared the winner Sunday night at the Resorts World Manila. The trio garnered a score of 80.45 percent and won the P1M prize. Another P1M prize will be given to their chosen beneficiary Casa San Miguel Foundation.

Nyoy Volante, one of the celebrity mentors, was all praises for Tres Kantos. He said, “Wala kayong patawad. Everytime may performance ang Tres Kantos, walang patawad. Ang galing!”

Ryan “Mr. C” Cayabyab described the performance as “nakakabaliw.” He added, “I was very surprised. Wow, kanta ko ba ito? I almost thought it was a new song.”

And for Erik, the performance was Tres Kantos’ “best gift to all Filipinos around the world.”
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Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon, and Dominador Aviola of Tres Kantos win We Love OPM

Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon, and Dominador Aviola of Tres Kantos win We Love OPM
by Nikko Tuazon posted on July 19, 2016

All-male singing trio Team Tres Kantos was proclaimed as the first grand celebriteam champion of ABS-CBN’s reality singing competition We Love OPM: Original Pinoy Music.

Composed of Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldovino, and Dominador ‘Daddy D’ Aviola, the group took home P2 million. Half of their winning will be donated to their chosen charity, Casa San Miguel.

Hosted by Anne Curtis, the show’s grand sing-offs was held at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on Sunday night, July 17.

For the grand finals, the finalists paid tribute to the music of OPM icon Ryan Cayabyab, who also served as the finale’s guest judge.

With Erik Santos as their coach, Tres Kantos performed their version of Maestro’s song ‘Nais Ko.’

One of the mentors, Nyoy Volante, was left speechless after the team’s performance.

He told the trio, ‘Grabe kayo Erik, wala kayong patawad! Talaga naman, alam ko every time nagkakaroon ng performance ang Tres Kantos, talagang palaging yun nga, walang patawad, e! Pumapatay kayo ng ibang grupo talaga e, ang galing!’

Mr. C only had good words for Tres Kantos. He told the group, ‘Nakakabaliw! Sobrang ganda, actually! I was very surprised! As a matter of fact, sabi ko, ‘Wow! Hindi ko alam… Kanta ko ba ‘to?’

The composer added, ‘I almost thought it was a new song so congratulations guys, Bugoy… Ang galing! Congratulations, Erik! Fantastic!’

Erik was last to give his comment and expressed how proud he is of the group’s performance.

He told them, ‘Sa palagay ko as their mentor, sobrang proud ako sa kanila, di iba? Sa bawat awit na kinanta nila, sa bawat konsepto na ginawa nila all throughout this compeyition, I think sila yung grupo na best nag-represent ng OPM. And this performance, this performance is their best gift to all Filipino people around the world!’

After their performance, Tres Kantos scored a total of 80.45% of combined public votes and judges score.

The trio bested two other teams on the competition: O Divas mentored by KZ Tandingan and Oh My Girls mentored by Yeng Constantino.

Oh My Girls—composed of young talents Ylona Garcia, Krissha Viaje, and Alexa Ilaca—placed second after garnering a 58.27% combined score.

O Divas—composed of Emmanuelle Vera, Liezel Garcia, and Klarisse de Guzman—ranked third with 57.78%.

In an interview after the competition, members of Tres Kantos expressed their reaction to their triumph. Bugoy said, ‘I am so happy, nervous, excited, happy. Mixed emotions.’

Former It’s Showtime‘s Tawag Ng Tanghalan contestant Dominador thanked the people behind the show for choosing him as a participant. He said, ‘I’m really thankful for everyone behind this program. Why I am here, I owe it to all of them.’

Jovit was also grateful for winning a Kapamilya competition for the second time after becoming the first grand champion of Pilipinas Got Talent back in 2010.

He said, ‘We really can’t explain how we feel. This is the second time I was named grand champion and I felt what’s it like to compete again.’

Other celebriteams that competed on the reality show include: Richard Poon’s Voice Next Door composed of Kyle Echarri, Bailey May, and Juan Karlos Labajo; Jay-R’s Hot Spots composed of Marrki Stroem, Ryan Sy, and Alex Diaz; and Nyoy Volante’s Power Chords composed of Kaye Cal, Marlo Mortel, and Marion Aunor.


Watch Tres Kantos’ performance of ‘Nais Ko’ at the competition’s grand finals below:

Tres Kantos wins ‘We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs’

Tres Kantos wins ‘We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs’

Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon, and Dominador Aviola are the first grand celebrity team winners of the show
July 18, 2016

GRAND WINNER. Tres Kantos and mentor Erik Santos celebrate after being named the first Grand Celebriteam winner of 'We Love OPM.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

GRAND WINNER. Tres Kantos and mentor Erik Santos celebrate after being named the first Grand Celebriteam winner of ‘We Love OPM.’ Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Tres Kantos, the group of Jovit Baldivino, Bugoy Drilon, and Dominador “Daddy D” Aviola, won the first celebrity edition of We Love OPM, Sunday, July 17, at the Newport Theater at Resorts World Manila.

Mentored by singer Erik Santos, the group performed “Nais Ko,” written by Ryan Cayabyab, who was also a guest judge in the finale.

Tres Kantos won over Oh My Girls composed of Ylona Garcia, Krissha Viaje, and Alexa Ilacad, and O Diva composed of Klarisse de Guzman, Emannuelle Vera, and Liezel Garcia.

In an interview with reporters after the competition, both Bugoy and Jovit said they were overwhelmed.

Sobrang saya, kaba, excitement, at happiness. Halo-halo, mixed emotions,” Bugoy said.

(So much joy, nervousness, excitement, and happiness. Mixed emotions.)

Hindi namin talaga ma-explaingrabe this is my second na naging grand champion and ngayon sobrang naramdaman ko ulit ‘yung parang lumalaban,” Jovit said.

(We really cannot explain how we feel… This is my second time to be named grand champion and now, I feel the fighting spirit again.)

Parang nasa competition ulit,” Bugoy added. (It’s like we’re in a competition all over again.)

Bugoy and Jovit were products of singing contests, with Jovit winning the first Pilipinas Got Talent search, and Bugoy part of Pinoy Dream Academy.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Tres Kantos wins ‘We Love OPM’

Tres Kantos wins ‘We Love OPM’
Posted at Jul 17 2016 11:21 PM

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MANILA – The all-male group Tres Kantos was named the first winner of the celebrity competition “We Love OPM” during the show’s live finale at Resorts World Manila on Sunday.

Mentored by Erik Santos, the trio of Bugoy Drilon, Jovit Baldivino, and former “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contestant Dominador Aviola garnered 80.45 percent of combined scores with their performance of Ryan Cayabyab’s “Nais Ko.”

The group took home P2 million, half of which they will donate to their chosen beneficiary, Casa San Miguel.

Aviola, whose “Tawag ng Tanghalan” was cut short, couldn’t help but become emotional with the win. “Hindi ko ma-explain. Lord, salamat Lord. Salamat,” he said.

The group won at least three times throughout the competition.

The other grand finalists, O Divas, composed of Emmanuelle Vera, Liezel Garcia and Klarisse de Guzman and mentored by KZ Tandingan; and Oh My Girls, composed of young singers Ylona Garcia, Krissha Viaje and Alexa Ilacad and mentored by Yeng Constantino, got 57.78 percent and 58.27 percent of votes, respectively.

Erik Santos – 12 Best-Selling OPM Artists with Most Number of Platinum Records

12 Best-Selling OPM Artists with Most Number of Platinum Records
October 15, 2015

Music piracy has put a strain on the recording industry but there are Filipino singers who have continued to enjoy strong album sales.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc. (PARI) was able to keep track of best-selling artists from the “golden age” of hip-hop in the 1990s to the Pinoy pop and rock scene in 2000s.For the past two decades, OPM artists have produced chart-topping hits one after another. From 1990s to mid-2000s, PARI gave Gold Record Awards to albums with 20,000 units sold, Platinum Record Awards to those who reached 40,000 units sold, and Diamond Record Award to albums that reached 400,000 units sold.

However, album sales went down through the years because of the emergence of piracy and digital downloads.

In 2013, PARI adjusted their standards by giving Gold Record Awards to albums with 7,500 units sold, Platinum Record Awards to albums with 15,000 units sold, and Diamond Record Awards to albums that sold more than 150,000 units.

We have listed down OPM artists who have received multiple platinum and diamond record awards through the years (in no particular order).

This list is based on information published on PARI’s official website.

Erik Santos: More ‘InTENse’ at 10

Erik: More ‘InTENse’ at 10
By Yugel Losorata (The Philippine Star)
October 21, 2013

Erik Santos: All I can offer is my musicality

MANILA, Philippines – A sterling music career hitting the 10-year mark is no doubt a major achievement for a performing artist in this age of reality TV shows and YouTube sensations.

Erik Santos is among the few, and the latest to reach the milestone as he celebrates his decade-long run in the local music scene with a major concert dubbed InTENse: A Decade with the Prince of Pop. The show, produced by Cornerstone Concerts, is scheduled on Nov. 9, 8 p.m. at the PICC Plenary Hall in Pasay City.
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Powerful ballads, remarkable originals, strong vocals, heartfelt renditions and a true Pop icon, Erik Santos has smoothly taken us on a journey through a decade of good music and by remaining as one of the industry’s most conspicuous artists and celebrated OPM phenomenon.


Since that stellar moment during his rendition of “This Is The Moment” on ABS-CBN’s singing reality talent-search “Star In A Million” in 2003, the soul everyone witnessed from then wildcard finalist Erik Santos gave him the much desired triumph. The acquired triumph started opening a lot of doors for him and labelled Erik as the country’s “Prince of Pop”.
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Erik Santos Kris TV Dec 14, 2012

Erik Santos Kris TV Dec 14, 2012

ABS-CBN morning show Kris TV takes us on tour of Erik Santos’ newly renovated “Palasyo Ng Prinsepe”. Hosts Kris Aquino & Melai Contiveros get to meet the Prince of Pop’s parents, and have a taste of their tasty cooking.

Erik Santos Kris TV Dec 14 2012 – Palasyo Ng Prince of Pop
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2

Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2

Erik Santos sings a heart-stopping version of Lani Misalucha’s “Tunay Na Mahal”, a smooth “Kailan” with Noel Cabangon and ASAP platinum awardees. and receives 24k / Platinum Circle awards in this week’s ASAP 2012. Congratulations, Erik Santos!

Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2 Lani Misalucha Tribute – Tunay Na Mahal
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2 Platinum Circle Awardees – Kailan
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2 24k & Platinum Awarding
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Erik Santos ASAP 2012 Dec 2 Closing
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