Jonathan Manalo is Spotify’s most streamed Pinoy songwriter and producer

Jonathan Manalo is now the most streamed Filipino songwriter and record producer of all time with over 1.4 billion Spotify streams. Handout

MANILA — Jonathan Manalo continues to rack up success in the music scene, becoming the most-streamed Filipino songwriter and record producer of all time on Spotify.

Songs written and produced by Manalo have garnered over 1.4 billion streams on the digital music platform, at the time of writing.

His Spotify milestone is set to grow further as he is set to release five revamped compositions featuring OPM divas Gigi de Lana, Jona, Kyla, Nina and Morissette.

The streaming feat came as he was set to headline the “Mr. Music: The Hits of Jonathan Manalo” on October 15 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

The show will feature its greatest hits in a grand musical affair with performances from top OPM artists. Gary Valenciano, Erik Santos, Kyla, KZ Tandingan, Jed Madela, Nyoy Volante, Angeline Quinto, Moira dela Torre, Morissette, Jason Dy and Sheryn Regis lead the dozens of artists who will perform hits composed by Manalo.

Next-gen talents such as BGYO, BINI, AC Bonifacio, Darren Espanto, Angela Ken, Jeremy G, Fana, Zephanie, Sheena Belarmino and VXON will also join “Mr. Music.”

New interpretation of “Di Ko Kayang Limutin” by Kyla, “How Can I” by Nina, “Always on Time” by Jona, “Patuloy Ang Pangarap” by De Lana and “Pagbigyang Muli” by Morissette are part of the great anniversary album of Manalo, “The Music of Jonathan Manalo: 20 years.

The compilation celebrates Manalo’s two decades of creating original Pinoy music with 20 tracks he composed and produced.

As of 2021, seven of the album’s tracks have already been released, headlined by Rico Blanco’s remake of “Pinoy Tayo” from “Pinoy Big Brother.”

Manalo, who is currently the creative director of ABS-CBN Music, was the overall winner of the songwriting competition “JAM: Himig Handog sa Makabagong Kabataan” in 2001 for his composition “Tara Tena”.

Since then he has produced over 1,600 recordings, written over 500 songs and produced over 200 albums.

Some of his notable hits are “Ililigtas Ka Niya” by Gary Valenciano, “Para Lang Sa’ Yo” by Ice Seguerra, “Paano Ba Ang Magmahal” by Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo and “Patuloy Ang Pangarap” by Angeline Quinto.

His compositions and record productions have earned him over 100 PARI gold and multi-platinum certifications.

The ABS-CBN Music executive was also named one of the ten outstanding musical artists of the past decade by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts SUDI Awards in 2021.

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