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Billboard Hot 100: August 26, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 26, 2017.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 1 last week.

2. DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts. No. 2 last week.

3. French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable. No. 3 last week.

4. Imagine Dragons – Believer. No. 5 last week.

5. Charlie Puth – Attention. No. 7 last week.

6. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back. No. 8 last week.

7. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 4 last week.

8. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). No. 14 last week.

9. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 9 last week.

10. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 6 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Hot 100: August 19, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 19, 2017.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 1 last week.

2. DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts. No. 2 last week.

3. French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable. No. 6 last week.

4. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 3 last week.

5. Imagine Dragons – Believer. No. 5 last week.

6. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 4 last week.

7. Charlie Puth – Attention. No. 9 last week.

8. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back. No. 8 last week.

9. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 7 last week.

10. Sam Hunt – Body Like a Back Road. No. 10 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: August 7, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of August 7, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 1 last week.

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 2 last week.

3. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 4 last week.

4. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 3 last week.

5. Bruno Mars – Versace on the Floor. No. 5 last week.

6. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer. No. 6 last week.

7. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye. No. 8 last week.

8. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This. No. 7 last week.

9. Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore. No. 11 last week.

10. Charlie Puth – Attention. No. 9 last week.

Top Local Performer

14. Iñigo Pascual – Dahil Sa’Yo. No. 10 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Hot 100: August 12, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 12, 2017.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 1 last week.

2. DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts. No. 2 last week.

3. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 3 last week.

4. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 4 last week.

5. Imagine Dragons – Believer. No. 7 last week.

6. French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable. No. 5 last week.

7. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 6 last week.

8. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back. No. 8 last week.

9. Charlie Puth – Attention. No. 10 last week.

10. Sam Hunt – Body Like a Back Road. No. 9 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: July 31, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of July 31, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 1 last week.

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 3 last week.

3. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 2 last week.

4. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 4 last week.

5. Bruno Mars – Versace on the Floor. No. 5 last week.

6. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer. No. 6 last week.

7. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This. No. 7 last week.

8. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye. No. 8 last week.

9. Charlie Puth – Attention. No. 9 last week.

10. Iñigo Pascual – Dahil Sa’Yo. No. 14 last week.

Top Local Performer

10. Iñigo Pascual – Dahil Sa’Yo. No. 14 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Sixth Incarnation of MTV in the Philippines to Launch Tomorrow

A revival of MTV in the Philippines will be launched tomorrow. (Logo courtesy of Viacom International Media Networks)

A new version of MTV in the Philippines will be seen anew.

On Tuesday, August 1, the sixth incarnation of MTV’s Philippine channel will officially launch in a majority of cable and satellite outlets in the country. This new channel, a collaboration of Viacom and Solar Entertainment, will be known as MTVph.

Viacom International Media Networks vice president and general manager Paras Sharma is excited to revive the MTV brand in the Philippines, saying:

“We are thrilled to work with Solar Entertainment Corporation to not only bring a brand new MTVph into the Philippines, but expand MTV’s reach across platforms. We already have a strong MTV fan base in the country, so this move solidifies our on-going commitment to bolster local programming to cater to the viewing preferences of our Filipino young audience.”

The premiere will coincide with the 36th anniversary of MTV in the United States. Before YouTube became the go-to-source for popular music videos, it was MTV that popularized the vehicle, turning unknown artists into superstars almost overnight with the help of music videos.

However, the history of MTV in the Philippines is anything but memorable. There have been five prior incarnations of MTV in the country, none of which lasted as long as the original.

  • MTV Asia (1992-96) – Aired on Channel 23 licensed by Ermita Electronics Corporation. Viacom and STAR TV joined forces for this venture, until the latter’s decision to launch Channel V eventually led to its demise.
  • MTV Philippines (1996-2000) – Channel 23 was acquired by ABS-CBN and rebranded as Studio 23. MTV continued to air in the channel during the daytime, but its broadcast ended after ABS-CBN launched MYX.
  • MTV Philippines (2001-07) – By far the longest-lasting and most popular incarnation, the original MTV Philippines was aired on Channel 41 24/7 through a partnership with Viacom and the Nation Broadcasting Corporation. The partnership ended once NBC and Viacom parted ways.
  • MTV Philippines (2007-10) – A partnership with Viacom and All Youth Channels, this version of MTV was the first to air exclusively on cable and satellite. However, AYC chairman Francis Lumen ended the partnership in 2010, and for the next four years, the MTV seen in the country was that of MTV Southeast Asia.
  • MTV Pinoy (2014-16) – Viacom and Viva joined forces to launch the more recent localized version of MTV. Unlike previous incarnations, MTV Pinoy aired mostly Filipino-dedicated content. After its dissolution, an MTV Pinoy block aired on MTV Southeast Asia for a few months.

Now that this latest incarnation of MTV in the Philippines will be launched anew, a few questions remain.

  • Will it become relevant in the age of YouTube and other streaming services?
  • Will Solar’s recent poor financial history play a big factor in this venture?
  • Will MTV be able to compete against contemporaries MYX and Channel V?

One can only hope that MTVph will make a lasting impression and not suffer the same fate as its previous incarnations. That said, if Solar can somehow put their finances into order, then MTVph will be in good shape in the years to come.

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