MANILA — P-pop boy band BGYO released their debut album on Thursday, along with the music video for their latest single — the culmination of two years of training and six months as a breakout musical act.
Titled “The Light”, the album has 12 songs, including four international versions of the title track, translated into Bahasa, Japanese, Thai and Spanish.
BGYO’s previous single releases, “He’s Into Her” and “The Baddest”, are part of the album, alongside “When I’m With You”, which counts as the group’s third official single.
The music video for “When I’m With You” premiered alongside the album’s launch on streaming platforms Thursday night.
“Fly Away”, “Rocketman”, “Sabay”, and “Kundiman” were first heard in their entirety with the release of the record.
Consisting of Gelo, Akira, JL, Nate, and Mikki, BGYO debuted in January after two years as trainees at ABS-CBN’s Star Hunt Academy.
BGYO quickly established themselves in the local music scene and beyond. Notably, during his “The Baddest” era, he spent consecutive weeks ranking and peaking at No. 1 in two international charts for rising acts: Billboard’s Next Big Sound and the Pandora Predictions Chart.
BGYO, along with its sister group, the 8-member BINI, are billed as global pop groups, with releases aimed at international fans and scheduled and scheduled appearances at foreign channels and events.
BGYO and BINI’s respective albums are being released – the latter will be “Born To Win” on October 14 – ahead of their joint “One Dream” concert on November 6-7, via KTX.ph.
Meanwhile, the two groups are currently featured as MTV Asia Spotlight Artists for the months of October and November.
Then, on December 3, the two artists will take the stage at 1MX Dubai, a music festival featuring Filipino artists, marking their first overseas performance.
ABS-CBN executive Laurenti Dyogi, who runs BINI and BGYO talent agency Star Magic, previously praised the groups for their “commitment to excel, work harder, continuously improve and be the best in their field and in their profession”.
“They will continue to perform very well, so when they step onto the world stage, every Filipino will be very proud of BINI and BGYO,” he said.