Singer, songwriter, and Filipino R&B great Jay Durias joins us on this week’s episode of Billboard Philippines Studios.
As the current frontman of South Border, he has penned and sung some of the group’s biggest hits over the past 30 years. In a feature on South Border’s five best songs, Billboard Philippines wrote, “As far as Filipino pop music goes, few bands have made their mark in terms of popularity and acclaim like South Border have.”
In this episode of Studios, Durias performs a series of his most iconic songs, namely “Rainbow,” “Tulog,” “Habang Atin Ang Gabi,” and “Kahit Kailan.” He plays an all-new all-piano accompaniment while singing in the soulful voice we know all too well.
On the last episode of Studios, Baguio’s six-piece rock band Dilaw graced the stage with reimagined versions of “Uhaw,” “Janice,” “Orasa,” and a currently unreleased song, “Walwal.”
Studios is a live performance show where invited artists perform reimagined versions of their hit songs. The other flagship programs of Billboard Philippines’ media channels include Volumes, which is a podcast show that turns up the volume on the stories behind the artists, and Soundwave, the media platform’s show that showcases the trending songs in today’s music industry. Earlier this week, Filipino-American producer and musical director Troy Laureta told the story of his journey as an artist while Billboard Philippines Discover artist Paul Pablo dazzled in his performance of “Takaw Tingin.”
Episodes of Soundwave are uploaded on TikTok every Monday. Episodes of Volumes are uploaded on Spotify every Wednesday, while episodes of Studios premiere on YouTube every second and last Friday of the month. Follow Billboard Philippines on Facebook, X, Instagram, and Threads for the latest updates on who will perform next on the Billboard Philippines stage.
Watch Jay Durias on Studios below.