There’s really no stopping to BGYO and their feats!
P-Pop boy group BGYO is emerging as one of the global music scene’s rising stars, as they were featured as one of the Asian artists to check out by the US-based Recording Academy.
The quintet is “redefining what it means to be a boy band in the Philippines,” as seen in a recent feature on the Filipino group by the music institution, which gives out the yearly Grammy Awards.
The feature also noted the overdue attention on Asian artists in the music industry, particularly focusing on 10 other acts from South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Vietnam.
Praises for BGYO
“The quintet mix elements of pop and R&B, and attribute their music and style to their Filipino roots. BGYO’s lyrics focus on social issues relevant to youth such as self-love, empowerment, and hope,” the Grammys story on the homegrown artists read.
Prior to its 2021 debut, BGYO was formed by ABS-CBN under its Star Hunt Academy as a way of introducing Filipino music to the global scene. The Recording Academy also took note of the boy group’s training, which is said to be “similar to the K-pop trainee system in South Korea.”
“Their debut single ‘The Light’ made the group the fifth Filipino artist ever to appear on the Billboard Next Big Sound chart, debuting at No. 2. BGYO capped off their debut year with more than 10 million streams on Spotify and 12 million views on YouTube,” the feature added.
Other Asian artists who made it to the list were South Korean singer-songwriter Car, The Garden, Chinese singer Lexie Liu, South Korean alt-pop singer So!YoON!, Thai pop girl group PRETZELLE, South Korean singer Baek Yerin, Thai Indie singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, Japanese boy band Sexy Zone, Hong Kong hip-hop artist Tyson Yoshi, and Vietnamese singer MIN.
BGYO, which recently held its “Be Us” album showcase at North Edsa’s SkyDome in Quezon City, is composed of Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate. The group is best known for its hit songs “Magnet,” “Be Us” and “He’s into Her,” among others.
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