M.Y.M.P. breaks up!
Win some, lose some?
The other night, the duo M.Y.M.P. (Make Your Mama Proud) Juris Fernandez and Chin Alcantara won the top award for Group Artist of the Year at the first Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Music held at the Sky Dome of SM North EDSA.
It was a happy-sad victory for the duo who wasn’t present at the awards. Instead, it was talent manager Noel Ferrer who received the trophy on their behalf.
“I was asked to do the honor by the manager of M.Y.M.P.,” said Noel. “The manager told me to get the trophy kung sakaling manalo ang M.Y.M.P.”
Noel called up the manager to congratulate him and M.Y.M.P. and that’s when he got a little shocker.
The manager thanked Noel and said, “Congrats sa album natin. Pero ‘yon na ang last nina Juris at Chin as a duo. Juris is going solo.”
Sad, isn’t it? As the song goes, some good things never last...
“Nalungkot ako,” sighed Noel.
Funfare did some sleuthing and here’s what I dug up:
Juris quit the duo after Chin “booted” her and her manager Carla Lozada out due to disagreement over an “exposure” in the A.S.A.P. Sessionista.
Added Noel, “Juris is slated to launch her long-overdue solo album under Star Records, with five songs produced by Chin. The other original cuts were done by Jimmy Antiporda, Ryan Cayabyab and Gary Valenciano.”
No, Juris won’t be using her M.Y.M.P. “connection” anymore.
According to Noel, Chin told her, “Magkakamatayan tayo kapag ginamit n’yo ang pangalan ng M.Y.M.P. But what’s in a name? The people are after Juris’ voice, not so much the duo’s name. She will sound just as well even under another name.”
But still, Juris and Chin still have commitments as a duo until end of this year and they will honor them, thank you.
“Juris is excited about her new career as a solo artist,” assured Noel. “She’s looking forward to a happy brand-new year.”
Meanwhile, Chin is looking for a new partner.
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