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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.

Aug 20, 2023



                                                  KIANA VALENCIANO

                                                          KAI BUIZON


The newly-engaged artist delivers a memorable performance alongside her father, Gary V!


Kiana Valenciano, popularly known as Kiana V, showcased her musical prowess at the recent Gary V: Back at the Museum concert series. 

The talented artist sang two heartwarming songs alongside her father, the OPM icon Gary Valenciano, before delivering a captivating solo performance that left the audience in awe.


On her participation in the concert series, Kiana shared, “When I heard that my dad would be returning to the iconic stage where we made so many memories together, I knew I had to be part of Gary V: Back at the Museum. Some of my earliest memories as a performer involved singing with him at the Music Museum, so I really cleared my schedule for this."


Kiana V has been making significant strides in the international music scene since her move to the US in 2020. This bold decision allowed her to explore different perspectives and shut out some of the pressures she felt in the Philippines. 

The move ushered in a period of tremendous growth in both her career and personal life. She not only embraced a new environment but also took the opportunity to redefine her musical identity. 

Opting to go by the name "Kiana V" on music streaming platforms, she felt that this change would allow listeners to appreciate her music without the weight of her family's legacy influencing their judgment.


Her journey abroad led to a series of remarkable achievements that solidified her place in the global music industry. She delivered a standout performance at the prestigious SXSW (South By Southwest) music festival in Austin, Texas, where she was the lone Pinoy artist, sharing the stage with international acts.

Furthermore, she clinched the title of Female R&B Artist of the Year at the 2022 PMPC Star Awards for her song "Corners." Her collaborations have also expanded, working with renowned artists such as Jesse Barrera.

Kiana's songwriting, deeply rooted in personal experiences, has resonated with many. With her unique blend of soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics, fans around the world are eagerly awaiting her new material.


Adding to the family affair, Kiana's cousin, Kai Buizon, opened for Gary with a three-song set of original material. Kai, a rising star in the OPM scene, recently released her latest single "Kaibigan Lang," a song that delves into the complexities of platonic and romantic feelings. 

All of Kai's singles have been original compositions, showcasing her prowess as a songwriter.


In personal news, Kiana recently announced her engagement, a joyous occasion that has been warmly received by fans and fellow artists alike. 

Gary expressed his happiness for his daughter, stating, "My heart tugs but not with sadness, my dearest, but with the joy of the Lord for how He has orchestrated your life." He also extended a warm welcome to Kiana's fiancé, expressing gratitude for the joy he brings to the Valenciano family.


Gary V: Back at the Museum concert series not only celebrated music but also supported the Shining Light Foundation, a noble cause close to Gary Valenciano's heart.


This concert series is brought to you by ABS-CBN, ASAP Natin 'To, AIA Philippines, Skelan, Forti D, Conzace, Powermac, Universal Records, the Philippine Star, Globaltronics, Jollibee, Toni & Guy, Partners in Christ, and The Monochrome Events Place.


The first two shows of Gary V: Back at the Museum on August 4 and 12 were a massive success, selling out completely. With the overwhelming response, tickets for the upcoming shows on the 19th and 26th are going fast. If you don't want to miss out on this musical extravaganza, act now and secure your spot!


This series is not just any concert; it's Genesis’ 37th-anniversary offering. Attendees can expect special guests and a plethora of surprises. Tickets are priced at P5000, P3000, and P1500. 

They can be purchased at all Ticketworld outlets nationwide. For those who prefer to book their tickets remotely, you can call or text +639279675179 (Globe) and +639696231564 (Smart). Alternatively, tickets are available online at https://bit.ly/GARYV-backatthemuseum.


For more updates on Kiana Valenciano, follow her on social media and stay tuned for more exciting announcements.