Martin Nievera drops 'Concert King' title


Posted at Jan 06 2012 11:45 PM | Updated as of Jan 07 2012 07:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Martin Nievera has decided to drop the tag "Concert King", a title he held on for over 2 decades.

The 50-year-old singer told ABS-CBN News on Friday that he will finally let go of his old title and give way to a new one.

When asked how his new label goes, he said, “A new calling in the business, they wanted me to be the ‘Leading Man of Concerts.’”

Nievera said he likes the new title better.

“It’s a lot easier to live that one than ‘Concert King,’” he said.

As for other career possibilities, Nievera said he is open to the idea of staging a movie comeback.

Talking about his preferred role, he said in jest, “Maybe there’s a role for me as the father of John Lloyd or something. Don’t we look alike sometimes?”

Switching networks

Nievera admitted that he recently received a great offer from a rival network.

However, he said, he opted remain loyal to his mother network, ABS-CBN.

“Believe it or not, I’m the most unfaithful person in the world, but when it comes to channel 2 and the artists that [I] have [worked with] and those who have made my career, I have a hard time leaving them,” he said.

On February, Nievera will be teaming up with Megastar Sharon Cuneta for a Valentine’s concert in Araneta Coliseum dubbed “Once in a Lifetime.”

Nievera will also be a part of the upcoming television program “X-Factor,” a talent reality show hosted by KC Concepcion. -- Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News