since the pandemic forced the world to a standstill from March 2020, the first live event to be staged by ABS-CBN was felt worldwide, as global audiences watched and enjoyed "1MX Dubai" and "1MX Manila" on December 3 and 4.

At the recent global media conference held for the back-to-back music extravaganza, press and bloggers from different regions around the world had a very spirited exchange during the question-and-answer forum.

Moira dela Torre shared that there has been much fear since the start of the pandemic. She added that, "We didn't even know if this day was going to come, but here we are, elevated and filled with hope. And I am so excited to see our Kapamilyas in Dubai."

On the other hand, Pinoy rock icon Bamboo said the pandemic has made him more appreciative of a lot of things in life. As of the moment, he wanted to "reclaim what we have lost. It's been a couple of years, and I think it's time we got back on track as a people and as a country as well. So, game on!"

Bamboo, Moira dela Torre, EZ Mil, Gigi de Lana, BINI and BGYO were featured at "1MX Dubai 2021."

Featured artists for "1MX Manila 2021" were AC Bonifacio, Angela Ken, Carlo Bautista, Fana, Jayda, Jeremy G, Kritiko, Lian Kyla, Nameless Kids, Sab and Trisha Denise.

"1MX Dubai 2021" happened at the Trade Centre Arena, Dubai World Trade Centre while "1MX Manila 2021" livestreamed worldwide — except in the United Arab Emirates — via ktx.ph.

"1MX Dubai 2021" and "1MX Manila 2021" were produced by TFC, ABS-CBN Music, One Music PH and Myx together with DJMC Events, Camella Homes and Philippine Airlines.