The most popular pop artists came together last June 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds during the MTV Music Evolution 2016. Fans of the biggest bands that included some of the hottest local and foreign bands were treated to a memorable night of dance and music. The event was hosted by video jockeys Alan Wong, Hanli Hoefer, Yassi Presman and Andre Paras.
Despite the heavy rain, fans danced to the beats local and foreign bands like the Pop Superstar father-and-son tandem of Gary and Gab Valenciano, popular love team James Reid and Nadine Lustre, American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, Koren group, APink, and L.A-based electric dance trio, Far East Movement. The music festival came to a climactic end with the performance of the iconic international pop band and prolific hit-maker One Republic.
Gary Valenciano serenaded the crowd with hits, like “Babalik Ka Rin,” ”Hataw Na” and “Sa Yahweh Ang Sayaw.” He later electrified the stage joined by his son, Gab Valenciano, with his energetic dance routine that he has always been known for.
Teen idol James Reid and Nadine Lustre performed their hits including “Bahala na”, “Hanap Hanap” and “No Erase.”
Bebe Rexha on the other hand, sang her hits “No Broken Hearts,” “Take Me Home”, “The Monster”, “Hey Mama”, “Me Myself and I” and ended it with “No Broken Hearts.”
Meanwhile, Korean A-Pink did not disappoint K-Pop fans with their hits “No, No, No” and “Attracted to You.”
Far East Movement sang hits like “Push”, ”G6”, ”Bang It To The Curb”, and “When The Funk Drop”, “Rockeeter”, and other popular hits.
The night was brought to an electrifying end with the performance of One Republic who sang hits like “Love Runs Out” from their 2013 studio album, “Native.” The band previously performed in Manila three years ago and the fans were still welcoming with waving arms in the air. Ryan Tedder, the band’s front man, appreciated the fans.
Other songs the band performed were “Secrets”, “Apologize”, “Counting Stars” and their new single, “Wherever I Go.” The band closed the night with an explosive performance of “If I Lose Myself.”
MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 will be aired on MTV Pinoy on July 19 at 8PM.