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Monday, November 12, 2012

Martin Nievera

I'm just in the mood right now to write about Martin Nivera and his newest album with PolyEast Records even though I haven't gotten yet the Official Press Release. It's an honor for me making an entry about the Concert King and his music so I'm hoping I did get the right information online. This is like my own research with some thoughts in.  Haha! So here we go...

Musical Icon and Concert King Martin Nievera who has 26 studio albums and 14 Live, Compilation and Holiday albums (mostly awarded Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum Status) with total sales of more than half million copies, comes out with a new album '3D: Tatlong Dekada' under  PolyEast Records in celebration of his 30th year in the industry.

Martin who started the trend on making revival albums in the Philippines has decided to take more original songs this time following his Album 'Mga Awit at Damdamin' released February of this year and now a certified Platinum.

His music evolves as time passes. From song choices to styles to melodies; He constantly re-invents himself but not going far from his trademark of 'Martinizing' songs.

Now, he tries to talk less and listen more to people. He is open to suggestions and recommendations on what to sing and how to add a new flavor on it. Despite his musical status, He is humble to admit that he is not always right.

The album's carrier single is 'Ipadarama' written by Kiko Salazar. Also included are revivals used as themesongs on 2 Primetime ABS-CBN Teleseryes. 'Times of Your Life' for #Lorenzo'sTime and 'After All' a duet with Vina Morales for #ABeautifulAffair. 3D is 17-cut album and now available in Astroplus, Oddysey and all record bars nationwide. You can also download the album on www.mymusicstore.com.ph and on www.itunes.com

1. Magic
2. Ipadarama
3. Wala ng Magagawa
4. far Away
5. Only in My Dreams
6. Panaginip
7. After All This Time
8. Carry On
9. Are We Really Praying
10. Pangarap Ko Ay Magpakailanman
11. Take Off
12. Ikaw Kailanman
13. On My Own Again
14. Pangako
15. Pag-ibig Ko'y Ikaw
16. After All -
17. Times of Your Life
  
September of this year, Martin got a special award of 'NATATANGING ALAGAD NG MUSIKA' from PMPC Star Awards for Music other than grabbing the Male Concert Performer of the Year and Revival Album of the Year.

He was also one of the judges/mentors of the recently X Factor Philippines and became a second Dad to his mentees. Just the best & rightful judge for that reality show.

Lemme just add something here. I recently lost my Dad and seeing Martin taking care of the boys under his supervision, protecting them, giving them advices, teaching them how to dream big, how to believe in their talents and how to deal with people was just way very touching for me.

He was generous in giving compliments and was very careful in throwing constructive criticism. Those that he said were definitely for the contestants' betterment. I was one of those who constantly voiced out my thoughts on the competition thru twitter. But never did I attack any of them based on their characters and physical appearance, only with their performance and singing style. Watching from home, I felt like a child seeing a Father on TV protecting a son from the harsh comments of some viewers. I was on tears when Martin stood up and brought with him one of his mentees. That was just a commendable act not by a Judge, not by a Mentor, not by an Artist but by a Good Person with a Good Heart. You have more of my love and respect Tito Martin!. God Bless You More and Your Heart.

By the way, last Thursday, Martin taped for Kapamilya Deal or No Deal with Kedebon, I was there, saw some parts of it. That will air this Saturday or the week after at 6pm. He recently promoted his album in Libis, McKinley and Davao and He will be in the US this December for a series of show.