Finally I was able to meet Edward Benosa, Star Music‘s latest recording artist with a very promising voice. I used to hear him from my good friend Arnold Reyes, who have been a great catalyst of making Edward popular in the music scene.
Prior to his album with Star Music, Edward also appeared in a stage musical, Chuva Choo Choo, by the music of multi-awarded songwriter and record producer Vehnee Saturno. He played the love interest of Morissette Amon and also co-starred with former Miss Saigon star and stage veteran Joanna Ampil. The musical produced by STAGES will have an extended run in mid-2016.
He signed with Star Music, and released his debut album produced by his manager and discoverer, stage and indie film actor Arnold Reyes, with the carrier single, “Di Man Lang Nagpaalam”, a song about a loved one who leaves without even saying goodbye. The touching ballad found an audience and topped several radio countdowns and sales charts nationwide, making Edward a household name. He also gained a following, called the Edward Benosa Loyal Supporters.
Here is the music video of DI MAN LANG NAGPAALAM, which is lately my favorite OPM song.
During our interview, Edward also gave us the opportunity to hear him sing live.
He is grateful, though, because winning the award definitely gave his career a big boost.
“Sa isang nagsisimula na tulad ko, o kahit sinong nagsisimula, ‘yung mabigyan ka ng Best New Artist of the Year, parang enough reason na ‘yon na ipagpatuloy mo itong ginagawa mo, na kailangan mo sundan, at ipagpatuloy ang sinimulan.”
Another achievement of Edward in 2015 was appearing in his first stage musical, Chuva Choo Choo, inspired by the music of multi-awarded songwriter and record producer Vehnee Saturno. He played the love interest of Morissette Amon and also co-starred with former Miss Saigon star and stage veteran Joanna Ampil. The musical produced by STAGES will have an extended run in mid-2016.
Being given all these opportunities to stretch himself and his craft make Edward feel that this is where he was meant to be.
Now, he says, he is really serious about wanting to build a career as a singer, songwriter and performer.
Edward is thankful for all the blessings and breaks he’s been getting—and the timing, with the holidays just around the corner—couldn’t be better.“Napaka-gandang Christmas gift ng taon na ito, ang gandang bonus galing kay Lord,” reflects Edward.
I am sure there is so much ahead of him as 2016 approaches, and Edward is excited to experience everything. For more of Edward, visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/realedwardbenosa. For bookings and inquiries, please call Ranjo Isip 09178822773.