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20 Filipino Music Artists You Need To Listen Right Now

Time to refresh your playlist with awesome Original Pilipino Music artists of today! (NOTE: This is not a definitive ranking.)

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1. Mayonnaise

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They have gone a long way from winning a nationwide band competition in 2004. Their latest single, "Porta" (from their fifth studio album, "Tayo Na Lang Dalawa"), combines electro elements with that youthful rock vibe they've been known for.

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3. Jerika Teodorico

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At 17, this college freshman won the second annual Vispop, a song writing competition dedicated to bringing Cebuano-language songs to mainstream Filipino radio. Jerika's lyrical love song, "Labyu Langga," is inspired from her mother's term of endearment.

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4. Silent Sanctuary

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Formed in 2001, this Pinoy rock band is more popular for their slow, heartfelt ballads. "Sa 'Yo," part of their fourth studio album "Monochromatic," serves as a soundtrack to the local broadcast of South Korean TV drama "Angel Eyes."

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5. Flying Ipis

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Filipino music fans find it surprising that the band with a name that translates to "Flying Cockroach" are composed of four women. Their latest single "Lundagin Mo, Beybi!" is an example of their unique combination of upbeat rock style and garage guitar riffs.

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7. Rico Blanco

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Singer-songwriter Rico Blanco has been in the music industry for over 20 years, starting as co-founder of iconic Pinoy rock band Rivermaya. His singles, including the recently-released "Time For You," are constant chart toppers.

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10. Sarah Geronimo

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Apart from coaching in The Voice of the Philippines, the Popstar Princess is promoting her latest EDM-infused album "Perfectly Imperfect." Her empowering club anthem, "Tayo" (from her previous album "Expressions"), has the makings of a club staple.

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12. Abra

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At 23, Abra is one of the youngest successful Filipino rappers. A battle rapper at first, he gained mainstream popularity with "Gayuma," wherein he was shown in the music video falling in love with a trans woman who concocted a love potion for him. He collaborates with Julie Anne San Jose in his latest single, "Dedma," a call out to the country's social injustice.

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14. Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus

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Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus prove there is still room for heavy metal in a music scene filled with pop and cover ballads, as their debut single "Go Go Dance on my Grave" reached the top of the local charts in 2011. Their latest track, "Crooked Faces," retains their signature collision of goth and psychobilly.

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17. Up Dharma Down

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Up Dharma Down's eclectic sound has a universal appeal that made BBC's Mark Cole consider them as the "Asian band to most likely to cross over North American shores." The band recently surprise their fans with the Japanese version of "Luna," and it sounds just as good as the original.

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19. Moira Dela Torre

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Before joining Team Apl.de.ap in The Voice of the Philippines, Moira Dela Torre is known as "the jingle girl" who lent her voice in a ton of commercials, including McDonald's. Now this singer-songwriter is bringing that distinct angelic tone in her own song, "Love Me Instead."

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20. Ely Buendia

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Ely Buendia has become a household name, from his days as a member of iconic Pinoy rock band Eraserheads to present day as producer, film director, and frontman of The Oktaves. His directorial debut film, "Bang Bang Alley," features the appropriately-titled James Bond-esque theme song "Haunted."

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