Filipino boyband 1:43, erstwhile on the rise in the early 2010s, is picking up where it left off with a lineup of new members.
Featuring four talente young men in the persons of Art Artienda, Ced Miranda, Jason Allen Estroso, and Wayne Avellano, 1:43 will reprise its trademark of promoting and reinventing Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
The revitalized band is likewise psyched to sustain its momentum from snagging the 2013 Star Awards for Music Song of the Year for “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” and scoring the “Most Promising Performing and Recording Group” recognition in the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s 45th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.
“This charismatic set of younger talents is poised to capture the hearts of music- and entertainment-loving Filipinos as they bring a fresher and more exciting take on music and on many other opportunities that will come their way,” said 1:43 founder and manager Chris Cahilig.
Artienda, 20, was a semifinalist in “Eat Bulaga’s” “Spogify” contest and is an endorser for a whitening product. He loves singing, acting, and playing basketball. He is the lead actor in the viral short film “Pitaka.”
Miranda, a print ad and TV commercial model, was a finalist at Mr. Chinatown in 2014. Outside of his singing and acting engagements, this 21-year-old heartthrob loves playing basketball, working out, and swimming to maintain his good physique.
Estroso, 21, was a former member of dance group Boys, Boys, Boys. His hobbies and talents include dancing, singing, acting, and hitting the gym. His celebrity crushes are Liza Soberano and Kendall Jenner, while his favorite artists are Chris Brown and Justin Bieber.
Finally, 22-year-old Avellano from Winnipeg, Canada, graduated as a medical technician. He loves weight training, dancing, singing, and acting. His favorite artist is Bruno Mars.
“Every performance is a unique and different experience for us. We are really looking forward to meeting our fans as we grow together as artists in this new journey,” the band members aver.
Besides their hit “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo,” 1:43 also popularized the songs “Hayop Sa Ganda,” “Pag-Ibig na Kaya,” and “Ang Saya-Saya,” which became the official theme song of the GMA Network sitcom “Ismol Family”.