UPGRADE turns One!
In a span of 12 months, UPGRADE is now considered as one of the hottest and freshest all-teen boy bands in the country today. Aside from their hip dance steps, they are known for their most-viewed and viral “Trumpets Dance Challenge” video that reached over 10 million collective views in social media and still counting. And this led them to be invited to various TV shows and live performances nationwide.
Before 2016 ends, UPGRADE (composed of Rhem Enjavi, Mark Baracael, Casey Martinez, Armond Bernas, Ivan Lat and Miggy San Pablo), will turn a year older in the business. And to celebrate such milestone in their promising career, they will mount a series of concerts in Manila and nearby provinces as the featured “GILING AMBASSADORS” tagged by ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda. The series will kick-off on November 5, 2016 at The Music Hall, Metrowalk, Ortigas.
“In this concert, they will showcase their individual story, from the time they started and up to the present status of their career, their ups and downs, their joy and pain, and all of these will be told through their skills in dancing and singing. Doon din matutunghayan ng kanilang mga fans, kaibigan at mahal sa buhay ang kanilang pinag-igting na husay sa ilalim ng pamamahala ng Star Image. Makakasama nila rito si Edray Teodoro (of The Voice Kids Season 1), and other surprise guests. Magkakaroon din sila ng malalaking “GILING AMBASSADORS Concert” tours in other parts of the country, which will start in Bicol. The show will be held at the Albay Astrodome kung saan gagawin ang finale ng The Total Performance Concert ni Darren Espanto this coming December 3, 2016, produced by Daylight Events.,” reveals Vinz Jeremias, the manager of the group.
The “Giling Tours” (Giling Albay, Giling Nueva Ecija, Giling Pampanga, Giling Laguna, Giling Marikina, Giling GenSan, Giling Quezon), and other cities and provinces will be witnessed by their supporters nationwide, especially the Global Upgraders. Masaya nilang iiwan ang 2016 sa mga binigay nitong opportunities at sasalubungin ang bagong taon 2017 na mas masigasig, mas malakas na may dalang mga bagong pasabog na performances na siguradong kakapanabikan ng kanilang mga fans,” adds Vinz.
As part of their journey to the top, the boys would like to thank all their supporters, especially ABS-CBN’s Umagang kay Ganda and to all the opportunities given to them by the station in their various guestings, like ASAP 20, ASAP ChillOut, It’s Showtime, Rated K, Sports U, Salamat Dok, and the radio support from MOR 101.9, WISH fm, Pinas FM, and Energy FM.
• 36th Seal of Excellence Awards – “OUTSTANDING BOY BAND OF THE YEAR 2016”
• 35th Seal of Excellence Awards – “OUTSTANDING BOY BAND OF THE YEAR 2015”
• 35th Seal of Excellence Awards – “OUTSTANDING BOY BAND OF THE YEAR 2014”
• Gawad Musika – Dangal ng Bayan “BEST BOY BAND OF THE YEAR”
• Dangal ng Bayan 2013 “BOY BAND OF THE YEAR”
• People’s Choice Award 2013 as “INTERNET PHENOMENAL SENSATION” and “OUTSTANDING BOY BAND”
• Who’s Who in the Philippines Outstanding Pinoy Achiever Awardee “OUTSTANDING BOY BAND”
• 32nd Annual Family Entertainment Award 2012 “PROMISING BOYBAND”
• People’s Choice Award 2012 “OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMING GROUP”
• Asian Achievers Award 2012 as “OUTSTANDING FILIPINO BOY BAND”
The group has been very blessed for the year 2016 as they will release soon their debut album entitled Unstoppable Upgrade under Star Music and One Music Ph (ABS-CBN) for CD and digital distribution. (MBL)