Melanie Alvarez better known by her stage name Kyla, is a Filipino R&B singer-songwriter, … Michael Bolton and David Foster conveyed their admiration for Kyla’s singing prowess upon hearing her sing “I Will Always Love You”.
Melanie Alvarez, better known by her stage name Kyla, is a Filipino R&B singer-songwriter, occasional actress and presenter.
Kyla began her career in 2000 under OctoArts EMI Philippines and rose to prominence with the release of her second single “Hanggang Ngayon” (English translation: “Until Now”). The song won the MTV Viewers’ Choice for Southeast Asia at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards making her the first East Asian female artist to win at the MTV Video Music Awards
Known in the Philippines as “the Queen of R&B”, her work has earned her several achievements, including a star on the Walk of Fame in the Philippines, and MTV Video Music Award, twelve Awit Awards, four MTV Philippines Music Award, and six MYX Music Awards. She was honored by the Philippines Society of Composers, Singers, and Publishers for her contributions to music as one of the first pioneers of R&B music in the country.
In 2015, Kyla signed with Cornerstone Entertainment and transferred to ABS-CBN after over 15 years with GMA Network. Kyla signed a contract with Star Music after 16 years with PolyEast Records (EMI Philippines) on December 6, 2016,
Kyla is a member of the Filipino girl group DIVAS along with KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, and Angeline Quinto.
On January 21, 2015, she joined Cornerstone Entertainment. She gave her last performance at Sunday All Stars on February 1. On February 2, she performed at the Concert of Dreams, with Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jed Madela, Kelly Rowland, and Ne-Yo. During an interview with the Manila Bulletin, Kyla revealed that she intended to switch to ABS-CBN. She remains a recurring guest at Kris TV and has made guest appearances at various shows including Aquino and Abunda Tonight, It’s Showtime, Banana Split, and Gandang Gabi Vice. She made her first appearance at ASAP on its 20th anniversary on February 22. In March 2015, she recorded her first teleserye drama theme song with ABS-CBN for the TV series On the Wings of Love
Kyla celebrated 15 years in the music industry with an album to be released in September and major concert on November 20, 2015 that was held at the Kia Theatre. Kyla launched her first YouTube channel in February 2016, featuring collaborations with other singers (known as “Kylaborations”).Kyla performs at ASAP with fellow R&B artists Jay R, KZ Tandingan, Jason Dy and Daryl Ong as part of the group ASAP Soul Sessions. The group disbanded in late 2017, after being replaced by ASAP Jambayan.
Martin Ramon Razon Nievera is a Filipino-American singer and television host. In his career spanning more than three decades, Nievera has garnered eighteen platinum, five double platinum, three triple platinum, and one quadruple platinum albums. He is often referred to in the Philippines as the “Concert King”.