Ace Banzuelo: The Rising Star of Filipino Pop Music
Ace Banzuelo is a Filipino singer, songwriter and musician who has gained mainstream popularity with his hit song “Muli”. He is currently signed under Sony Music Philippines and has released several singles that showcase his versatility and talent. He is also a self-directed creative who produces his own music and videos.
In this article, we will explore the life and career of Ace Banzuelo, from his humble beginnings in Laguna to his breakthrough success in the music industry. We will also look at some of his influences, achievements and future plans.
Early Life and Musical Influences
Ace Banzuelo was born on August 10, 2004 in Laguna, Philippines. He started singing at the age of four and was influenced by hip-hop music. He joined local auditions, singing contests and television shows to showcase his talent. When he turned 13, he began to write and produce his own recordings and experimented with different genres. He has cited Michael Jackson as one of his inspirations because he loved dancing.
Career and Discography
Ace Banzuelo released his first single “If You Only Knew” in 2018, followed by “Like Like You” in the same year. In 2019, he released four singles: “High On You”, “Tayo Na Lang”, “Tala” and “Seresa”. In 2020, he released five singles: “Malayo”, “Muli”, “Safe”, “Himala” and “Mayari”. In 2021, he released two singles: “Alive” and “Babae”. In 2022, he released three singles: “Walang Himala”, “Kulang” and “Tadhana”. In 2023, he is expected to release his debut album.
His most successful single to date is “Muli”, which topped the OPM weekly chart on Spotify Philippines in June 2020. The song is a heartfelt ballad about longing for a lost love. The official music video features actors Francine Diaz and Seth Fedelin as the star-crossed lovers. The video has over 30 million views on YouTube as of December 2022.
Ace Banzuelo is known for his pop-R&B sound that blends catchy melodies, smooth vocals and relatable lyrics. He also incorporates elements of EDM and synthwave in some of his songs. He is praised for his musicality, creativity and originality. He is considered as one of the rising stars of Filipino pop music and has a loyal fan base.
Awards and Recognition
Ace Banzuelo has received several awards and recognition for his music. He was nominated for Best New Artist at the Awit Awards 2020, the most prestigious music award-giving body in the Philippines. He also won the Favorite New Artist award at the MYX Music Awards 2020, the biggest music channel in the Philippines. He was also selected as one of the artists to represent the Philippines at the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival 2022, a regional platform for emerging talents in Southeast Asia.
Ace Banzuelo is not resting on his laurels and is constantly working on new music and projects. He plans to release his debut album in 2023, which will feature more of his original songs and collaborations with other artists. He also hopes to perform live for his fans once the pandemic situation improves. He aims to reach a wider audience and share his music with the world.