Twenty five years into the business and Ogie Alcasid has established himself as one of the most successful hitmakers and most prolific songwriters of the Philippine music industry. In celebration of this milestone, Universal Records is releasing his most ambitious project, the 18 track album The Songwriter And The Hitmakers.
The album gathers all the biggest singing and recording artists in the country to breathe life to Ogie’s compositions, including both his biggest hits and new songs. Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Martin Nievera, Piolo Pascual, Christian Bautista, Sarah Geronimo, Arnel Pineda, Noel Cabangon, Richard Poon, Jed Madela, Kuh Ledesma, Rachelle Ann Go, Kyla, JayR and Jaya are part of the album.
“I feel so honored to have been given a project as big as this,” says Ogie. “I am in awe of all the talents involved here.”
Tayong Dalawa, a heartwarming duet of Ogie and his lovely wife and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez is also included in the album.
The album affirms the important role that Ogie is playing in the music industry, as the President of OPM.
“Gathering all these friends in one project gives me pure joy, and I would like to thank all of them for being a part of this milestone project,” adds Ogie. “I hope everyone will enjoy this 25thanniversary offering.”
A TV Special on GMA 7 entitled The Songwriter and The Hitmakers will air this November 25, which features songs from the album performed by Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, JayR, Jaya, Richard Poon, La Diva, Janno Gibbs, Michael V, among others.