BP Valenzuela

B.P. Valenzuela is a Filipino singer-songwriter, producer and independent electronic pop artist from the Philippines. She is best known for her debut EP, be/ep (2014), and her debut studio album The Neon Hour (2015) with popular singles like "Pretty Car", and "Steady".[1][2]

B.P. Valenzuela
BP Valenzuela performing for Satchmi Vinyl Day 2015
BP Valenzuela performing for Satchmi Vinyl Day 2015
Background information
Also known asHalf-lit (side project)
BornManila, Philippines
Genres
Instruments
Years active2014–present
LabelsParty Bear Records
Associated acts
Websitebpvalenzuela.bandcamp.com

Aside from her main focus as a electropop musician, she also performs as half-lit.[3]

Life and careerEdit

Valenzuela started her music career at the age of 18 while a freshman at Ateneo de Manila University, taking up Sociology and Anthropology studies. In 2014, she released her debut EP entitled be/ep and later transferred to De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde to pursue music studies. She worked as a part-time barista at Satchmi, a retail vinyl record store. Later that year, she worked on her debut album, with Nicholas Lazaro (of Twin Lobster and MOONWLK) co-producing "Pretty Car", "Building Too" and "The Fury and Sound". Her debut album, entitled The Neon Hour, was released on March 30, 2015. Her debut single, "Steady", was released in the same year and was featured in the indie film Sleepless.[4][5]

Valenzuela has performed on various music festivals such as Fête dela Musique Philippines, Wanderland Music and Arts Festival (2015),[6] Goodvybes Festival (2016),[7] Bandwagon Riverboat Festival (2016),[8] and has opened for acts such as No Rome, The Sam Willows and Chairlift.[9][10]

Valenzuela was set to release her sophomore album, Crydancer, on July 2017.[11]

In mid-2018, she collaborated with rock band Sandwich for the Coke Studio Philippines project.[12]

In 2019, Valenzuela released paradigm shift, a six-song EP under her "half-lit" side project.[3]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
PHL
The Neon Hour [A]
Crydancer
  • Released: 2019 (TBA)
  • Label: Party Bear Records
  • Format: LP
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albumsEdit

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
PHL
Fresh Filter: Volume 1
  • Released: May 22, 2015
  • Format: LP
[A]
Logiclub X1
  • Released: April 15, 2016
  • Label: Futurestudio
  • Format: Streaming, download
[A]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended playsEdit

As herself
List of extended plays, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
PHL
be/ep
  • Released: March 12, 2014
  • Format: Streaming, download
[A]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
As half-lit
List of extended plays, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
PHL
paradigm shift
  • Released: October 30, 2019
  • Format: Streaming, download
[A]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

As herself
List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
PHL
"Geomorph" 2014 [A] be/ep (EP)
"Building" [A]
"All That You Are" [A]
"The General Scheme of Things" [A]
"Second Nature" [A]
"early/late" 2015 [A] The Neon Hour
"Pretty Car" [A] The Neon Hour
Fresh Filter: Volume 1
"Logic" [A] The Neon Hour
"Steady" [A]
"Like Letter" [A]
"Building Too" [A]
"Veneers"
(feat. Curtismith)
[A]
"Even If You Asked Me" [A]
"Great Expectations" [A]
"The Fury and Sound"
(feat. Nick Lazaro)
[A]
"All of the Noise" 2015
2016
[A] The Neon Hour
Logiclub X1
"bbgirl"
(feat. August Wahh and No Rome)
2017 Crydancer
"Cards"
(feat. crwn)
"Instead (Hold You Down)"
"Minimize"
(feat. Nick Lazaro)
"Stutter"
(with Sandwich)
Coke Studio
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
As half-lit
List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
PHL
"fri the 13th" 2019 [A] paradigm shift (EP)
"cruising on the wavelength" [A]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Neon Hour". iTunes Philippines. March 30, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Coco Maceren (March 25, 2015). "BP Valenzuela launches new album, 'The Neon Hour'". GIST.ph. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Agbayani, Apa (October 29, 2019). "BP Valenzuela wants you to confront your feelings". CNN Philippines.
  4. ^ Albano, Lou (January 29, 2015). "12 things you need to know about BP Valenzuela, the singer everyone in the local music scene is so excited about". Coconuts Manila. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Barista by Day, Musician by Night: Behind the Bar with B.P. Valenzuela". Pepper.ph. February 24, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "MYXclusive: The 5 W's Of WANDERLAND Music And Arts Festival 2015!". Myx. April 30, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Arias, Jacqueline (February 20, 2016). "4 Hacks to Make the Most Out of the GoodVybes Festival". Preen (Inquirer.net). Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Hermoso, PB (June 1, 2016). "BP Valenzuela embraces regional love like no other". Bandwagon Asia. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "The Sam Willows live in Manila". Bandwagon. October 30, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  10. ^ Lavoie, Stephen (November 24, 2016). "Synthpop duo Chairlift to ignite Manila with their signature style". Rappler. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "BP Valenzuela announces sophomore album Crydancer and upcoming single". Bandwagon. March 21, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "BP Valenzuela, Sandwich chill out to a new rhythm". The Manila Times. August 16, 2017.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w The Philippine Hot 100 did not exist yet during this time.