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Manila - List of Famous Bands/Musical Artists from Here

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List of Manila bands, listed by their level of fame. This Manila musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Manila bands are included, as well as many Manila musicians of underground status. This list of Manila musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Manila bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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  • 1

    Regine Velasquez

    Adult contemporary music, Ballad

    AlbumsCovers Volume 2, Retro, Regine Live: Songbird Sings the Classics, R2K, Drawn

    Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez (; born April 22, 1970) is a Filipino singer, actress and record producer. She gained recognition by winning both the 1984 Ang Bagong Kampeon and the 1989...  more

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  • 2
    Sandara Park (born 12 November 1984), also known by her stage name Dara, is a South Korean singer, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in the Philippines as a contestant on the talent...  more

    #15 of 59 The Best YG Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked#71 of 127 The Best K-Pop Solo Artists#66 of 140 The Best KPop Singers of All Time

  • 3
    Jett Pangan (born Reginald Pangan on June 21, 1968) is a Filipino singer and guitarist best known for fronting the Filipino rock bands The Dawn, and the now defunct Jett Pangan Group. He is also an...  more
  • 4

    Michael V

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsMtb, The Bubble G Anthology

    Beethoven Michael del Valle Bunagan (born December 17, 1969), known by his stage name Michael V. and also known as "Bitoy", is a Filipino comedian, actor, impersonator, director, composer, singer,...  more

    #56 of 171 The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time#1 of 38 The Best Novelty Bands/Artists

  • 5


    Pop music, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsNot Your Ordinary Girl, I Will Be There, Way to Your Heart, Kyla, Essence of Soul

    Melanie "Kyla" Alvarez (born Melanie Hernandez Calumpad on 5 January 1981), better known by her stage name Kyla, is a Filipino R&B singer-songwriter, occasional actress and presenter. Kyla began her...  more
  • 6

    Rachelle Ann Go

    Pop music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsI Care, Rachelle Ann Go, Falling in Love, Rachelle Ann Rocks Live!, I Care

    Rachelle Ann "Shin" Villalobos Go-Spies (born August 31, 1986) is a Filipino singer and international musical theater actress. Her single "First Burn" together with Lexi Lawson, Arianna Afsar, Julia...  more
  • 7

    Donna Cruz

    Ballad, Pop music

    AlbumsThe Best Of, Donna

    Donna Cruz Yrastorza-Larrazabal (born February 14, 1977) professionally known as Donna Cruz is a Filipina recording artist, actress and entertainer. She is a member of the Philippine showbiz family...  more
  • 8

    Jamie Rivera

    Pop music, Easy listening

    AlbumsSongs for a Purpose Driven Life

    Mary Jane Cruz Mendoza (born August 29, 1966), known professionally as Jamie Rivera, is a pop singer from the Philippines and also known as the Inspirational Diva World .Since her debut album Hey...  more
  • 9

    Louie Ocampo

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music
    Louie Ocampo (born June 21, 1960) is a Filipino composer and arranger best known for his association with Martin Nievera. His numerous hits, mostly collaborations, include Tell Me, Kahit Isang...  more
  • 10

    Mari Nallos

    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music
    Marri Nallos is a pop singer from the Philippines....  more
  • 11

    Mel Villena

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music
    Mel Villena is a Filipino musician, composer and musical director who has worked with various artists such as Sharon Cuneta, Pops Fernandez, Martin Nievera, Lea Salonga, The Company, and Mitch...  more
  • 12

    3rd Avenue

    Ballad, Disco
    3rd Avenue is a Filipino band composed of Paolo Ledesma, Teena Lim, Jeff Perez, Beng Gatmaitan, RV Amaranto and Lester Cerda. This band started as an acoustic group of three members in 2000. The...  more
  • 13

    Martin Nievera

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    AlbumsMilestones, Martin Nievera's Greatest Hits, 18 Greatest Hits, Forever, Dream

    Martin Ramon Razon Nievera (; born February 5, 1962) is a Filipino singer and songwriter. In his career spanning more than three decades, Nievera has garnered eighteen platinum, five double platinum,...  more
  • 14


    Indie pop, Pop music

    AlbumsAtomic Bomb, Tuloy Ang Ligaya, Rivermaya, Trip, Between the Stars and Waves

    Rivermaya is one of the most influential and critically acclaimed Filipino rock bands in the Philippines. Formed in 1993, they are one of the several bands who spearheaded the 90s Philippine...  more
  • 15

    Kitchie Nadal

    Acoustic music, Pop rock

    AlbumsKitchie Nadal (Special Limited Edition)

    Anna Katrina "Kitchie" Dumilon Nadal-Lopez (born September 16, 1980) is a Filipino singer-songwriter from Manila, Philippines, formerly the lead vocalist for the alternative rock band, Mojofly. ...  more
  • 16


    Hip hop music, Rock music

    AlbumsJaya, Jaya Five The Greatest Hits, Silver Series, Jaya

    María Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc (born March 21, 1970), known professionally as Jaya, is a Filipino soul singer, rapper, record producer, actress, dancer and presenter of mixed Jamaican and...  more

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  • 17


    New Wave, Pop music

    AlbumsBeautiful Machines, Wild Life, Rockoustic Mania

    Pupil is a Filipino rock band composed of Ely Buendia on lead vocals and guitars, Dok Sergio on bass, Wendell Garcia on drums and Jerome Velasco on guitars....  more
  • 18

    Ariel Rivera

    Pop music, Music of the Philippines

    AlbumsAriel Rivera, Platinum Hits Collection, Paskong Walang Katulad, Aawitin Ko Na Lang, Simple Lang

    José Ariel Jiménez Rivera also known as Ariel Rivera (born 1 September 1966) is a Filipino recording artist and actor. Rivera was born in Manila, Philippines but has since migrated with his family to...  more
  • 19


    Pop music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsRoadtrip, Time for Letting Go, You Make Me Sing, You Make Me Sing, Calling

    Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari commonly known by her stage mononym Karylle and dubbed as the OPM Showbiz Royalty of the Philippines, is a Filipino singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, TV host, model,...  more
  • 20

    Lani Misalucha

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsOPM Side by Side Hits of Lani Misalucha & Marco Sison, Reminisce, The Nightingale Returns (Lani Misalucha Sings the Greatest Filipino Songbook)

    Lani Bayot Misalucha (born Lani Dimalanta Bayot; August 3, 1969) is a Filipino singer who performs pop, rock, jazz, soul, rhythm and blues, and operatic arias. Her ability to sing across several...  more

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  • 21

    Pops Fernandez

    Pop music, Rock music
    Maria Cielito "Pops" Lukban Fernandez (born December 12, 1966) is a Filipina singer, entertainer, entrepreneur, TV host and actress....  more
  • 22

    Andrew E.

    Hip hop music, Rap music

    AlbumsWholesome, Bastos Daw 1990-2000, Krispy Na Kreamy Pa, Porno Daw, The Best of Andrew E.

    Andrew Ford Valentino Espiritu (born July 30, 1967), better known as Andrew E., is a Filipino rapper, record producer and actor. He is best known throughout the Philippines for his 1990 debut hit...  more
  • 23

    The Dawn

    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Dawn: OPM Timeless Collection, Tulad Ng Dati, Prodigal Sun, The Later Half of Day, Beyond the Bend

    The Dawn is a Filipino rock band which first achieved commercial success during the late 1980s in the Philippines. The band broke up in 1995 with lead vocalist Jett Pangan forming another band, the...  more
  • 24

    Mig Ayesa

    Rock music


    Miguel Alfonso Ramon Legarda "MiG" Ayesa (born 12 January 1970) is a Filipino-Australian singer and actor who was a finalist in the reality television show RockStar: INXS as well as appearing in...  more
  • 25

    Gary Valenciano

    Pop music, Dance music

    AlbumsPure Heart, Heart and Soul Live!, Shout Live!, Beyond Words, Soul Full

    Edgardo Jose "Gary" Santiago Valenciano (born 6 August 1964), also known as Gary V. and Mr. Pure Energy, is a multi-awarded Filipino-Puerto Rican, singer-songwriter, musician, actor, music producer...  more

    #11 of 17 The Best Manila Sound Artists#199 of 311 Unicef Goodwill Ambassadors