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Pops Fernandez – OPM Timeless Collection Gold Series 2 – 1997 ALBUM

Maria Cielito “Pops” Lukban Fernandez was born on December 12, 1966, in Lucban, Quezon, to the late action star Eddie Fernandez and Dulce Lukban.

Fernandez began her music career at age 16 when she signed a contract with OctoArts Records (now PolyEast Records) in 1981. In 1982, Fernandez released her first album and co-hosted the Philippine television series The Penthouse Live! with Martin Nievera. She became a popular celebrity in the Philippines. She has appeared on the covers of several Philippine magazines.

In 1995, Fernandez joined the cast of another television program, ASAP together with her former husband Martin Nievera, along with Dayanara Torres and Ariel Rivera.

Fernandez was awarded the Best Female Musical Variety Show Host at the Philippine KBP Golden Dove Awards in 1999. She has also toured the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Guam, and Italy promoting her music to Philippine audiences. She also released her album Shindig Live in 2001.

In 1998, Fernandez did appeared in the TV drama, Nagmamahal Pa Rin Sa Iyo with Albert Martinez and Gary Estrada a mini TV series and the title of her hit album.

From 1999 to 2006, Fernandez went back to acting this time without her husband Martin Nievera in 1999 she did the film, Linlang with Richard Gomez and Joyce Jimenez which earned her much respected praise. In 2001, she started in another Maryo J. de los Reyes thriller and political film, Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya in which the singer-actress shed some skin for the role starring Albert Martinez, Diether Ocampo and Bojo Molina and also Anton Bernardo under Viva Films in 2002 she did her first Star Cinema Movie Videoke King with Robin Padilla and in 2006 started in the superhero movie Zsa Zsa Zaturnah under Regal Entertainment.

In June 2007, Fernandez co-hosted a Philippine show with Kuh Ledesma in Las Vegas. She was preparing for her December concert at the Araneta Coliseum marking her 25th anniversary in the Philippine entertainment industry.

In 2008, she performed with other Philippine singers such as Regine Velasquez, Kuh Ledesma and Zsa Zsa Padilla at the Araneta Coliseum called Divas 4 Divas.

During her divorce in 1999, she ventured into doing movies such as Linlang starring Richard Gomez and Joyce Jimenez about a wronged wife out for revenge after learning of her husband’s infidelity. The movie was directed by multi-awarded director, Maryo J. de los Reyes, which won her the Box Office Queen Award. In 2000, she did another movie under Reyes’ direction in the suspense/thriller, Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya. These two movies showed her acting prowess and boosted her acting career.

The Dawn – The Story Of The Dawn (The Ultimate OPM Collection) – 2001 ALBUM

The Dawn is a Filipino rock band which first achieved commercial success during the late 1980s in the Philippines. The band broke up in 1995 with lead vocalist Jett Pangan forming another band, the Jett Pangan Group. The Dawn reunited in late 1999. The Dawn is considered the “longest-lived and most prolific rock band in the Philippines”.

The Story of The Dawn: The Ultimate OPM Collection is a compilation album by The Dawn, released in 2001. It is a repackaged reissue of The Dawn: OPM Timeless Collection Gold Series, a compilation album released in 1997 containing exactly the same tracks in similar sequence. The Style is Alternative Rock, New Wave and was released by the EMI label and distributed in the Philippines by EMI Philippines, Inc.

Joey Albert – OPM Timeless Collection – 1997 ALBUM

Joey Albert (born March 19, 1960) is a Filipino pop and jazz singer, musician, lyricist, and songwriter. An alumna of St. Theresa’s College Manila and Assumption College San Lorenzo, she began her professional singing career in 1982, right after winning the Dream Girl Filipina contest in The Party, a television program hosted by Ariel Ureta over the now defunct Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation. Soon after, Albert became a member of The New Minstrels (3rd Generation), a popular Philippine show band during the 1970s and the 1980s.[3] Apart from Albert, The New Minstrels also produced many other outstanding Filipino musical artists.

Albert, also collaborated with other well-known artists such as Jose Mari Chan, The Company, Fritz Infante, Dennis Lambert, Raymond Lauchengco, Babsie Molina, Douglas Nierras, Basil Valdez, and Eugene Villaluz. As a multi-awarded singer, her discography boasts more than 20 studio albums.

The Dawn – The Dawn ALBUM – 1987

The Dawn is the first album by the Filipino rock/new wave band The Dawn released on June 20, 1987.

The songs “Dreams”, “Give Me the Night”, “Mad Game”, “Behind Shadows” and “Enveloped Ideas” were performed at the Concert at the Park in Luneta. “Dreams” was written by the guitarist Teddy Diaz with the band’s manager Martin Galan. The intro to “Susi” has a bass line by Carlos Balcells.

Put3ska – OPM Timeless Collection Gold Series 4

Put3ska was a Filipino ska band formed in 1993. The band’s name is word play, combining the Filipino phrase, putres ka (“damn you”) and “ska”. The band referred to itself as a “60s-oriented, 90s ska band, influenced by Jamaican and British ska”

Put3ska was officially launched in 1994. The band released their first self-titled album eponymous Put3ska in 1994. The album carried the hit single Manila Girl, which earned the group a gold record award. That same year, the band was voted Best New Artist, Best Live Act and Myra Rauro voted Best Vocalist during the 1995 NU Rock Awards; the music video for Manila Girl was also nominated at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards as Viewers’ Choice For Asia.

The second album, Manila’s Finest was released in 1996. It featured original material, some in the Tagalog language, as well as a cover version of the classic ska hit My Boy Lollipop by Millie Small and a Northern Soul Classic Tainted Love by Gloria Jones.