Erik Santos releases newest album

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Posted at Sep 29 2011 08:36 PM | Updated as of Sep 30 2011 04:36 AM

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Prince of Pop Erik Santos. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – Prince of Pop Erik Santos released his newest album "Awit Para Sa'yo" featuring his rendition of 5 OPM hits.

Unlike his previous albums, Santos said this one has 14 tracks and with more original songs.

“This album is four months in the making. Gusto namin maka-collect ng magagandang mga kanta from different OPM composers like Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Mr. Ogie Alcasid,” he said in an interview with Mornings@ANC.

The album also includes "Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin,” a song he wrote himself and composed alongside Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano.

“Wala naman akong masyadong pinaghugutan doon sa paggawa ng kanta pero nagulat din ako kasi somebody’s feeding my mind, pasok lang ng pasok ang lyrics... One morning I just woke up and a lot of ideas, a lot of words were coming in. In 20 to 30 minutes nakagawa ako ng kanta,” he said.

Santos said he is thankful his carrier single is doing well in the market.

“I’m so happy that the song itself, the carrier single is doing very well sa mga radio stations... Actually nowadays it’s really really hard to make an original song popular. This one, Tagalog tapos bagong kanta, medyo mahirap pero sa nakikita namin, lumalakas ngayon ang OPM so we’re very happy to know that,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Santos vowed he will continue reinventing himself and make sure he would live up to his "Prince of Pop" title.

Asked if he is ready to spread his wings wider, now that he has been in the industry for 8 years, the singer said: “Yes and I want to continue singing music to the people. It has been my dream talaga to share my talent to the world. This is the best time talaga and the right avenue for me to share my talent sa mga tao.”