Saturday, December 22, 2012

Kimpoy Feliciano

I’m actually very fortunate that I was given the chance to have a one-on-one closed door interview with this Youtube Sensation and Online Heartthrob Kimpoy Feliciano. This post is kinda late for his 20th Birthday last Dec. 18 but I’m sure you would all agree with me that this is gonna be an on-time Christmas Gift for his followers and to you my readers.

Kimpoy now managed by Orion Entertainment travelled from New Zealand to Manila to sign a recording contract with Universal Records. His debut album includes his renditions of ‘Ikaw Lang’, ‘Ngiti’, ‘Right Next To Me’, ‘I’ll be Your Hero’, ‘Una at Huling Mamahalin’ and ‘Alipin’. This is also the first album in the history of Philippine Music that has an outright Music Videos of All Tracks prior to every single being launched.

I arrived at the Universal Towers  just on time for his 1st-ever Media Conference. I’m not following Kimpoy before on twitter but many months back I downloaded his ‘known pick-up lines video’ online and saved them in my PC. So I wasn’t sure If I went there as a fan or as a writer covering the event.

I was just quiet and smiling sitting at the back of the boardroom listening to him singing a few lines of his 1st single ‘Ikaw Lang’ (which topped charts for 2 weeks). And Yes! he got my attention! He was mysteriously charming and better looking in person than in photos & videos. I tried holding my excitement of not asking him questions since I know I’ll have the chance later after everyone else was done. 

Kimpoy’s album was launched at the SM Manila Entertainment Center last November 30, 2012! His 1st ever mallshow was so successful with supporters wearing SuperMan insipired top. Wish I was there to witness that overwhelming moment for him and his management. His self-directed Music Video also landed the Myx Daily top 10 for 3 weeks (Shot in New Zealand).

Kimpoy is the most followed personality in New Zealand. He is also one of the most influential Filipinos on twitter for having almost half million followers. Not just that, He is also a certified TrendSetter making anything a trending topic online just like his first cover on Pinoy Song Magazine September Issue. He will also comeback on the said magazine’s 9th year Anniversary next month. Adding to all of these, Kimpoy also bagged the 2012 Globe Tatt Awards ‘Thought Mover Award’, the Best Viral Video Award by Meg Magazine and Youtube Leader in the 4th Annual Shorty Awards besting other local and international celebrities.

Wow! This is what you call a reloaded entry! And I’m not even done yet! Hahaha!

Kimpoy who is a currently a 2nd Year Business Management Student in University of Otago serves as an example to people in the Social Media after being named as one of the National Peace Ambassadors for the ‘ I Am For Peace’ campaign.  He doesn’t answer back to Haters and Bashers. In a way he treats the Negatrons’ (Negative Patrons) observation and feedback as a healthy criticism that will make him better.

Just based on that little time I had with him, I can say he must have been raised well by his parents. He is nice, polite, grounded & just enjoying what life has to offer here in the Philippines. He has til February of 2013 to decide if he will stay here and continue his promising career. Let’s all leave that then to his passion, talent, management & supporters.

Kimpoy Feliciano Album is now available for download at and on iTunes as well as in all record stores. Follow him on twitter @kimpoyfeliciano

Here are the photos I took of him with an exclusive 15-minute video interview that will make you know him more offline and perhaps You might fall for him!

Special Thanks to Gian Carlo & Sir Peter of Universal 
and Annie & Ayelski of PinoySong Magazine.