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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 17, 2015

Solenn Heussaff Moves To Universal Records To Do A More Laidback Easy Listening Kind Of Album

SOLENN HEUSSAFF has officially signed up with Universal Records after doing two albums with MCA. Present at the album signing are Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Director Peter Chan, Producer Ito Rapadas and her manager Leo Dominguez.So why did she move? “For a change,” she says. “My two albums with MCA are both heavy on dance tunes. The first one got a Platinum Award. I was joking my dad kasi bought half of the stocks. With Universal, I’m doing something for easy listening with more laid back songs to show a different side of me as a singer. I might include some songs I myself have written. I’m really excited kasi ibang genre naman ito and I also want to do some Tagalog songs. Then I might do a mini-concert.”

Her PR, Jun Lalin, asks if she doesn’t want to do it in a bigger venue, like the Philippine Arena. She frowns, “Let’s be realistic. That’s 50,000 seats. But I was really excited when I performed there in Ogie Alcasid’s ‘Musikatin’ concert. Wow, napuno! I did a duet of ‘Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang’ with him and it gave me an adrenaline rush when the audience reception was very positive.”

Ito Rapadas says they will gather new songs from various composers for inclusion in her new album. They expect to start recording next month and release the album in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of the year. So what else is in store for her for the rest of 2015? “I’m shooting a new movie for Direk Ellen Ongkeko, ‘Padyak Love’, about bikers, mostly shot on location in Baguio. I’m with Dennis Trillo and Kit Thompson. In June, I’m also doing a new horror-love story with Direk Peque Gallaga. They’re still looking for a new leading man for me. Then on April 15, the beauty and lifestyle book I wrote with Georgina Wilson, ‘The Bestie Project’, will be released. We did the cover design ourselves. I also have a new show with GMA News TV, my second with them after ‘Taste Buddies’ with Yia Villania. This one will be travel show called ‘Pilipinas’.”
Any new teleserye with GMA-7? “None yet. My only show with them now is ‘Sunday All Stars’.