Jason Dy

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Jason Dy
Birth nameJason James Desiata Dy
Born (1990-06-19) June 19, 1990 (age 28)
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
GenresPop, R&B, Ballad, Soul, Rock
Occupation(s)Singer, Demo Artist, Haranista
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active2014 (2014)–present
LabelsMCA Music
Associated actsSarah Geronimo
(The Voice PH coach)

Jason James Dy (born June 19, 1990), also known as Jason Dy, is a Filipino singer/songwriter. He rose to fame after joining and eventually winning the second season of The Voice of the Philippines.

Upon winning the said singing competition, Dy won a recording contract with MCA Music Inc. (Philippines), a Universal Music Group company in 2015. Afterwards, a self-titled studio album was produced and released last September 4, 2015 with the hit singles like 'Caught In That Feeling', 'Milagro', and 'Walang Iwanan'. After the album's huge success, a deluxe version of it was then released last October 2016 featuring songs of his own composition. Referred to as 'The Voice of RnB", Dy continues to leave his mark in the music industry as one of the finest RnB singers.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Jason Dy was born on June 19, 1990 in Cebu City, Philippines but was raised by his parents in Butuan City. In 2003, his parents separated; they were granted an annulment in 2014. Jason lived with his mother until she needed to leave for Singapore to find work. He finished High School at Father Saturnino Urios University.[1]

To support himself, Dy started working as a "haranista". He serenades women in different places of their boyfriends or suitors.[2] He also recorded demo tracks, including the original soundtrack of the 2013 film Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?, which was re-recorded by Xian Lim for his XL2 album, as well as "Kontrabida" and "Nasa 'Yo Na Ang Lahat" by Sam Concepcion and Daniel Padilla, respectively.[1] He also uploaded covers on YouTube as a hobby, composing an original song entitled "2 Have U".[3]

Music career[edit]

2014–present: The Voice of the Philippines[edit]

During the second-season auditions for ABS-CBN's The Voice of the Philippines, which aired on November 9, 2014, Dy performed Sam Smith's "Stay with Me".[4] Coaches Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga, and Apl.de.ap all pressed their buttons for him, stating that he was able to bring out the emotion of the song through his falsetto skills. Although Bamboo Manalac did not turn for him, Manalac expressed that it "was a great performance". Dy eventually chose Geronimo to coach him, as he believed that she would be able to help him have a place in the music industry.[5]

Dy advanced to the finals after winning against Monique Lualhati during the two-part semi-finals stage live at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. He received both the highest votes given by his coach and the viewers' text votes, totaling 60.10% of the combined votes.[6] He then performed a duet with Charice during the first set of the finals night, singing the song "Wrecking Ball", and later sang "With You" for his solo performance. Both songs received praises from the coaches. Apl.de.ap commented, "Amazing job, you have grown so much in this competition. I've seen you dance, do all kinds of different things. Congratulations with that performance".[7]

Along with Alisah Bonaobra, Dy advanced to the second round on the second night of the finale after garnering one of the two highest votes from the public. Subsequently, he won against Bonaobra, receiving 52.94% of the text votes, not including the votes from the first round. He was proclaimed the winner at the end of the competition, winning 2 million pesos, a house and lot from Camella Homes, and a recording and managing contract with MCA Music, among other prizes.[8] His winning song, "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin", received praises from his coach, Geronimo, who commented, "That is Jason, that is special about Jason. He is the voice of today, he is a world-class talent, and his voice deserves to be heard all over the world".[9] Coincidentally, both Dy and Geronimo became champions on the same day, March 1.[10]

The Voice of the Philippines season 2 performances and results
Week Theme Song Original Artist Date Result
Blind Audition N/A "Stay with Me"[5] Sam Smith November 9, 2014 Three-chair turners
(Sarah, Lea Salonga, Apl.de.ap)
Joined Team Sarah
Battle Rounds N/A "On Bended Knee" (with Daniel Ombao)[11] Boyz II Men December 6, 2014 Won
Knockouts N/A "Jar of Hearts"[12] Christina Perri January 17, 2015 Advanced
Live shows N/A "Thinking Out Loud"[13] Ed Sheeran January 31, 2015 Sarah's choice
N/A "OMG"[14] Usher February 7, 2015 Sarah's Choice
Dedication to loved one "Kahit Kailan"[15] South Border February 14, 2015 Public votes
Semi-finals Personal stories "Back at One"[6] Brian McKnight February 21, 2015 Highest votes from both public votes and coach's score
Duet with co-competitor "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
(with Monique Lualhati)[6]
Albert Hammond and Diane Warren February 22, 2015
Finals Duet with guest artist "Wrecking Ball" (with Charice)[7] Miley Cyrus February 28, 2015 One of the two highest public votes
Upbeat songs "With You"[16] Chris Brown
Dramatic songs "Angels Brought Me Here"[8] Guy Sebastian March 1, 2015
Duet with coach "If I Ain't Got You"[8] Alicia Keys
Final showdown "Minsan Lang Kitang Iibigin"[9] Ariel Rivera Winner

In May 2017, Dy went on a Malaysian promo tour for his latest single “Nothing Like Cinta Ini” with Malaysian singer Fazura. “Nothing Like Cinta Ini” is the Malaysian version of Dy's single "Nothing Like Pag-Ibig" written by Jungee Marcelo.[17][18] Dy is currently a regular performer at ABS-CBN's Sunday variety show ASAP. He is a part of the group ASAP Soul Sessions alongside fellow R&B artists, Kyla, Jay R, KZ Tandingan, and Daryl Ong.[19]

Appearances[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2014 The Voice of the Philippines (season 2) Contestant ABS-CBN Blind Audition
Battle Rounds
2015 Knockouts
Live Shows
Semi-Finals
Finals
Performer Ang Tinig Natin Special Concert
Aquino & Abunda Tonight Guest
It's Showtime Guest
Kris TV Guest
Gandang Gabi Vice Guest
Banana Split Guest
2015–Present ASAP Himself/Performer ASAP Soul Sessions
2016 Be My Lady Emerson Francisco

Discography[edit]

As a demo artist[edit]

As a lead artist[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • All About Me, 2013
  • Jason Dy, 2015
  • Jason Dy (Deluxe), 2016

Singles[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2016 Myx Music Awards 2016 Favorite New Artist[20] Himself Won
2017 30th Awit Award Best R&B Recording[21] Pano Na Lang Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jason Dy Bio". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved 1 March 2015. He studied Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde before winning The Voice of the Philippines Season 2.
  2. ^ Choa, Kane Errol (5 March 2015). "From haranista to 'The Voice of the Philippines'". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ "WATCH: Jason Dy before 'The Voice PH'". The Philippine Star. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  4. ^ "The Voice of the Philippines Videos". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  5. ^ a b "WATCH: Professional 'haranista' turns 3 chairs on 'Voice PH'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Jason to represent Team Sarah in 'Voice PH' finals". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Jason Dy sings with Charice on 'Voice PH'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  8. ^ a b c Smith, Chuck. "Jason Dy wins 'The Voice PH' Season 2". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Jason Dy wins 'Voice PH'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  10. ^ Reyes, Shiela. "Why Sarah became emotional when Jason won". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  11. ^ "WATCH: Daniel vs 'haranista' Jason in 'The Voice PH'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  12. ^ "BAMBOO AND SARAH COMPLETE THEIR TEAMS IN FINAL "THE VOICE" KNOCKOUT ROUNDS". ABS-CBN PR. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  13. ^ "WATCH: Jason Dy impresses Sarah with 'Thinking Out Loud'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  14. ^ "'Voice PH' shocker: Jason Fernandez sent home". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  15. ^ "WATCH: Jason Dy hits high notes of 'Kahit Kailan'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  16. ^ "Jason Dy bids for 'Voice PH' crown with Chris Brown hit". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  17. ^ Pizarro, Shirley M. (May 27, 2017). "Jason Dy and Fazura take Malaysia by storm". Manila Bulletin.
  18. ^ PH, One Music. "Jason Dy and Fazura's "Nothing Like Pag-ibig" Conquers Malaysia in Recent Promo Tour". One Music PH. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  19. ^ "JayR receives gold record award for "Elevated" - InqPOP!". InqPOP!. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  20. ^ "WINNERS OF THE MYX MUSIC AWARDS 2016". myxph.com. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  21. ^ PH, One Music. "Awit Awards 2017 nominees revealed!". One Music PH. Retrieved 2017-08-17.

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Preceded by
Mitoy Yonting
The Voice of the Philippines
Winner

2014-15
Succeeded by
Elha Nympha
Preceded by
Mitoy Yonting
The Voice of the Philippines Regular
Winner

2014-15
Succeeded by
Incumbent