Photographs courtesy of ABS-CBN Belle Mariano

Brave, empowered, and unique. These words describe today’s young Kapamilya singers who are gradually carving a name in the industry with their talent, ingenuity and musicality.

Meet some of the talented artists from the ABS-CBN Music roster who use their music to support their fellow women:

Angela Ken. Discovered on TikTok with her then unfinished song “Ako Naman Muna,” which eventually became a massive hit upon release, Ken is one of the fastest-rising artists today because of her relatable and empowering songs. Last year, she was also able to showcase her versatility in the iWantTFC Originals series Lyric and Beat.

Belle Mariano. Belle Mariano has fully blossomed from being a timid child star to a young superstar with hit movies, TV series, and music in her portfolio. Her single “Sigurado,” from her debut album Daylight, has already earned 25 million Spotify streams.

CESCA. Star Pop recording artist CESCA released her debut EP Travel last year, taking listeners on a journey of leaving own’s bubble to take bold risks and face hardships. Her soothing voice now shines in “Kung Makakapili Lang,” one of the theme songs of Dirty Linen.

Janine Berdin

Cool Cat Ash. Cool Cat Ash, named PMPC Star Awards for Music 2021 Novelty Artist of the Year and 2022 Rock Artist of the Year, started in the music industry when she was just five years old. Today she is also a songwriter, music producer, sound engineer, DJ and film scorer who is currently studying Music Production at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She also co-founded a female-led music production company, Aunorable Productions, with her sister, Marion Aunor. She has just released a song called “Changes,” about embracing constant changes in life, including the good, the bad and everything in between.

FANA. Former Idol Philippines season 1 contestant FANA is out to make a name for herself not only with her edgy musicality but also with her wit, as she joins the cast of the newest iWantTFC Originals series Teen Clash. Last year, she lent her voice to the alternate song “Sa Dulo,” of The Broken Marriage Vow.

Janine Berdin. Tawag Ng Tanghalan season 2 grand champion Janine Berdin made waves in 2022, capping off the year by gracing a billboard in Times Square in New York as the cover of Spotify’s EQUAL playlist. She also launched her debut album, WTF i actually wrote these songs with six tracks she penned herself. This month, she fulfilled her dreams of having her own band. She’s releasing a new single, “bntp,” on 17 March.

Maymay Entrata. From her PBB days to becoming the “Amakabogera” that she is today, Maymay Entrata has evolved to become a successful P-pop soloist. Her “Amakabogera” music video has generated over 20 million views on YouTube, and she even got a nomination from MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Asia Act in 2022. Her “Puede Ba” music video has hit over 1.1 million views on YouTube.

Maymay Entrata

Vivoree. The former Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 housemate turned a new leaf in her career with the release of her solo single, “Matapang.” Vivoree is also set to work with some of the most talented female songwriters and producers this year on her coming-of-age EP.

Trisha Denise. This talented but low-key singer-songwriter has written many songs for her fellow Kapamilya singers such as Belle, Maymay and Moira dela Torre. Trisha’s album Piece of the Puzzle showcased her artistry while also giving inspiration to listeners. She recently sang “Hindi Pa Natin Alam,” a collaboration with Benedix Ramos and one of the theme songs of the iWantTFC Originals “Tara G.”

Zachary. Last year, Zachary debuted with the alluring track “dahan-dahan”, followed by “RBND.” Listeners can expect more modern pop and R&B songs from this young Filipino-Canadian songstress.

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