MANILA -- Up-and-coming recording artist Mica Javier joined boyfriend R&B singer Jay-R on "Kris TV" on Tuesday.
Jay-R said he and Javier have been together for more than a year. They met at a charity event organized by apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas and Jay-R believed it was love at first sight.
"After that I will text her every morning 'good morning' mga ganoon lang, nagpaparamdam lang," narrated Jay-R. "Dinaan ko na sa music. Because I know she's an artist as well because she sang that same night and I was like 'you know maybe we should work on some music together.'"
In June 2013, the two released the duet "Tonight," which they also co-wrote. The sexy music video of the song premiered on MYX, where it quickly climbed both the Top 20 Pinoy Myx Countdown, and the Myx Hit Chart simultaneously.
Javier, a niece of Apo Hiking Society member Danny Javier, said she just arrived from New York where she stayed for seven years when she met Jay-R.
Jay-R courted her for more than six months.
"Kahit na I have my family, relatives in the entertainment industry 'yung music ko medyo modern at saka pop, it's R&B and very Americanized. So hindi ko alam kung saan mag-start. That's how I connected with him and I actually asked him to write a song for me and that's 'Tonight.'"