MANILA -- It's been a while since the annual UP (University of the Philippines) Fair announced a Monday stage, and there are some heavy-hitters included in the day's lineup: UDD, Ebe Dancel, Callalily, and ...SB19.
If the last act's unfamiliar to you, that's probably because they've only just achieved mainstream status, hitting the "ASAP Natin 'To" stage this past weekend with their new song, "Alab."
SB19 is an all-Pinoy boy group whose members were trained by a Korean entertainment company. They're heavily influenced by the polished stylings of K-pop, though they sing mostly in Tagalog. Their overall goal, they say, is to promote OPM abroad.
2019 was a banner year for them, with their many achievements -- ranging from becoming the most searched male personalities on Google in the country, to being featured in one of the charts of US publication Billboard -- punctuated with them selling out their first major concert in just three minutes.
This is the first time SB19 will perform at the UP Fair, and their K-pop leanings makes them one of the more interesting choices for the festival usually filled with more traditional OPM bands.
Also performing at the annual fair are Unique Salonga, Slapshock, Glaiza de Castro, This Band, Kjwan, Clara Benin, Reese Lansangan, Philia, among many others.
Check out the full lineup for the Monday stage of the UP Fair, set to be held at the UP Sunken Garden, below: