'Top One Project' inks contract with GMA Records
December 02 2015
By MARY LOUISE LIGUNAS
PHOTO BY BOCHIC ESTRADA, GMANetwork.com
Top One Project (T.O.P.), the boy band that emerged from multi-platform boy band competition To The Top, now belongs to the star-studded roster of musicians under GMA Records.
Mico Cruz, Joshua Jacobe, Miko Manguba, Adrian Pascual, and Louie Pedroso signed their contracts in the presence of GMA Records Managing Director Rene Salta and GMA Artist Center AVP Simon Ferrer.
After winning the competition last August, the boys are overwhelmed to officially be welcomed into the family.
“Nakaka-proud kasi matagal na [naming] hinintay [‘to, pati] ng mga family namin. Dream come true,” Adrian said.
The boys affirmed that signing with the record label of the Kapuso network is an opportunity they will not waste.
“I feel like we’re really blessed kasi yung opportunity na ‘to to be able to share music, binibigay lang sa kaunting tao and it was given to us. So, maraming salamat, Lord,” Louie said.
“Sobrang dami na pong artists na naging part ng GMA Records na talaga namang naging malakas 'yung mark sa Philippine music industry so we’re very honored,” Joshua added.
The new boy band feels blessed to be a talent of the label that signed the likes of Julie Anne San Jose, Alden Richards, and Janno Gibbs, among others.
“Naniniwala ako that we are in good hands talaga kasi GMA has produced stars that have shined through the years. It’s exciting to be part of it,” he said.
TOP expressed that they are ready to take on the challenge of promoting the local music scene and are hopeful about the album they’re set to release in early 2016.
“We’re happy [but are challenged] as artists kasi gusto naming i-uplift yung OPM. Dito sa album na ‘to, sana mabigyan naming ng justice [ang Filipino music],” Miko concluded.