The year 2021 started strong with the debuts of 2 new OPM artists and one explosive comeback from a veteran group. With the year starting on such a positive note, it promises to be a banner year for P-Pop and OPM. Read about the newest debuts, performances, music videos, and comebacks below.
January 9, 2022: "The Beast" by VXON
This debut single of the new boy group, VXON, is making waves in the P-Pop industry after reaching 1 million views in just over 30 days. Written, produced, and composed by the members, "The Beast" highlights this rookie group's immense talents, charisma, and vocals. Their debut performance of the single was at the Wish music awards alongside powerhouse groups: the juans and SB19.
January 10, 2022: "Born to Win" Performance Video by BINI for WWF
Though the event was performed as part of their holiday showcase for the World Wildlife Foundation, BINI uploaded the performance video this month for their fans. The showcase, which also included a performance of Kapit Lang, benefited 21 fishing villages in Lagonoy Gulf and Mindoro Strait. While the performance highlighted the excellent choreography of their title song, the audio seemed a little inconsistent. We wish the microphones had been better adjusted to capture their voices.
January 11, 2022: "Kapit Lang" Performance Video by BINI for WWF
There is always room for an inspirational song, and BINI’s “Kapit Lang” fits the bill perfectly. This specific performance video was made to benefit small fishing communities, so the reminder to believe that you’re blessed is sorely needed. Completed by BINI’s moves and clear voices, “Kapit Lang” is perfect for a playlist of mood-lifting MVs.
January 14, 2022: "Shout Out" by 1st.One
1st.One’s long-awaited comeback MV quite literally exploded on the music scene. Dedicated to both unsung war heroes and the Philippine-Korean Alliance during the Korean War, 1st.One conceptualized the military-inspired video with the help of the Philippine Army. With 1 million views in just 5 days after the release, 1st.One looks to be within reach of P-Pop stardom.
January 17, 2022: "Golden Arrow" Performance Video by BINI for MTV Asia Spotlight
As MTV Asia’s guests for October and November 2021, BINI was able to share their talents with their biggest audience yet. The upbeat party feel of “Golden Arrow” highlighted the girls’ diverse singing, rap, and dance talents. Need a poppy song to vibe to? “Golden Arrow” just might be it.
January 21, 2022: "Tell Me" by Press Hit Play (PHP)
It’s a serious blast from the past with Press Hit Play’s retro-inspired single and music video, “Tell Me.” In theme, color, and sound, “Tell Me” is a true throwback to the classic music videos of the ’70s and ’80s. When we consider PHP’s serious vocal abilities, it’s no surprise the single has made it into the top 10 of the MYX Pinoy Countdown and MYX Hits charts.
January 28, 2022: "La Luna" by Pablo
“La Luna” by PABLO was the debut no one saw coming. The leader of SB19 dropped his first solo release on January 28, 2022. The hip hop track, which seamlessly combines English and Filipino, racked up more than 200,000 views in the first 24 hours and 500,000 in 5 days. Not bad for a YouTube account with only 75,000 subscribers.
January 29, 2022: "Your Special Day" Lyric Video by Tank Bautista
Birthdays are always special, even more, when a heartwarming song is written especially for you! Tank B. composed “Your Special Day” for his then-fiancé as a birthday gift. Love is a universal language, and the lyrics and happy melody would make this a perfect song for that significant other in your life, too.
Tell us about your favorite video from January and what you're looking forward to in the coming months in the comments below!