Young JV

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Young JV
Birth name Eduardo JV Arancillo Kapunan III
Origin Iloilo, Philippines
Genres Hip hop, P-pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Actor, recording artist
Years active 2009–present
Labels Doin' It Big Production
PolyEast Records
Star Music
Star Magic (2010–present)
Associated acts Sam Concepcion, Nel Gomez, Jaco Benin

Eduardo JV Arancillo Kapunan III (born July 23) , known as Young JV, is a Filipino hip-hop recording artist and actor. He became famous for his first single in 2009, "That Girl" which was composed by himself. He produced his first album, Ready or Not under PolyEast Records and Doin' It Big Production. He performs on the variety show ASAP and is a member of an all-male group, A-pop, which is composed of JV himself, Sam Concepcion, Nel Gomez and Jaco Benin. He is a talent of ABS-CBN's Star Magic.

Personal life[edit]

JV was the youngest son of retired Col. Eduardo "Red" Kapunan, Jr. (PAF) and Elsa Arancillo Kapunan who also manages his career as an artist. He went to London at Cambridge University where he studied in high school but finished his studies at St. Joseph School in Iloilo. In college, he took up Comm Arts at Entrepreneurs School of Asia (ESA). JV is an active civic leader who helps soldier's families through his Lahing Bayani Foundation, Inc. which was set up for its main objective, to help children of soldiers who perished in the line of duty. In 2010, JV also launched "Ready Or Not: Dance Off", a nationwide multimedia competition in which the winners would form his new dance crew. Batang Mama was announced as the winner and got the chance to appear in his music video for "Can't Get Enough". He also took voice and dance lessons and is currently working on his acting skills.


He first appeared in ASAP 09 in the D-Lite segment where he performed with Nikki Gil, Toni Gonzaga and Karylle. Weeks after that episode, he had a duet with Sarah Geronimo singing his first single, "That Girl". The song had massive radio airplay. The music video was also premiered on Myx. The video for "Don’t Know You" is directed by Treb Monteras III. His first album highlighted random songs from a night life of partying to inspirational stories based from his dad's experiences as a soldier.

In 2010, he promoted another single, "Shake Shake" which was the official song used for the said competition. The music video was shot in a bar where a party theme was emphasized.

In 2011, "Kaibigan Lang" was the last single released from his first album where they shot the video at ESA (the school where he studied in college) together with Myx VJ 2011 finalist, Cara Eriguel and celebrity appearances from Gabriel Valenciano and Arron Villaflor.[1] In the same year, he released his new single, "Alay" from his second album where he collaborated with Star Power finalist, Akiko Solon.[2] He made his acting debut in the romantic comedy film, Won't Last a Day Without You with Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson as its lead stars.

In 2012, he starred in the primetime drama teleserye, Princess and I where he plays Jonas de Ocampo, the guy who courts Dindi, and entangled in a love triangle with his best friend Kiko, played by Khalil Ramos.[3]

On August 29, 2013, Young JV eventually released his second studio album, Doin' It Big. The lead single of the album, "Your Name", featuring Myrtle Sarrosa, was eventually chosen as soundtrack for the movie 24/7 In Love. The second single from the album was "Tanong", a midtempo acoustic love song, which also had an accompanying music video.[4][5] His album featured collaboration with other artists such as Karylle and Yeng Constantino[4][6] He also made an appearance at Myx Mo! 2013 where he performed "Your Name" with Sarrosa, which received a nomination for Favorite Urban Music Video.[7] In February 2013, he performed with Zia Quizon, Abra and Bamboo at the opening night of the Himig Handog songwriting contest, held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.[8] JV tweeted and posted in social media through Twitter and Facebook that a new single will be release entitled, Ngiti (smile) featuring Gary Valenciano on August 25, 2013 that will serve as the lead single (4th over-all) of his repackage album called, Doin' It Big: Platinum Edition.[9][10][11] In 2014, he took part on the third Philippine Popular Music Festival with former South Border lead vocalist Duncan Ramos as the interpreters for the song entry "Hang Out Lang" written by Allan Feliciano and Isaac Garcia.[12] He released his first single in 2015 entitle, Ale from his third album, YJV, on June distributed worldwide by Star Music. His second single Flashback feat. Emmanuelle was launched at MOR 91.1 Iloilo, October 2015 and its music video was premiered on MYX the following day and had a Twitter Party with Younglings (Young JV's Official Fans Club). Young JV released his third single Got To Have You February 2016 and its music video is now hitting Pinoy MYX Countdown. February of the current year, he supported ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation's eco-tourism and livelihood projects in Samar and Leyte, visited ALKFI's projects and had a concert for the Kapamilyas there. March - April, he'd been busy supporting Green Thumb Coalition for its Green Thumb Electoral Campaign with its mission of challenging the candidates to include environmental protection on their political agenda. Young JV and his team #YJVteam went all over the Philippines for this. Now he's busy on his acting career. We saw him December 2015 as "Tony" (Kathryn Bernardo's suitor) on Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015 TV series) and this June onwards, we will see him again on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida, featured on Born For You as "Mix". August 27, 2016 Young JV launched globally his new single Pasa Diyos featuring The Phenomenal Star Vice Ganda. This song with its music video is not only proactive in these times but inspirational. Pasa Diyos is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, co-produced and distributed digitally worldwide by Star Music.


  • 2009: ASAP 09 Gold Record Awardee for "That Girl"
  • 2009: Wave 89.1 1st Urban Music Awards, Best New Artist of the Year
  • 2009: Monster Radio RX 93.1, Best New Artist of the Year at the Year-End Countdown
  • 2010: Awit Awards, Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
  • 2010: MYX Music Awards, Favorite New Artist
  • 2011: Wave 89.1 2nd Urban Music Awards, Best Male Style Icon
  • 2011: Wave 89.1 2nd Urban Music Awards, Best Music Video - "Can't Get Enough"
  • 2011: ASAP Rocks Platinum Circle Awardee for Ready Or Not album
  • 2013: ASAP 18 2Gold Record Awardee for "Doin' It Big" album


Year Title Role Network
2009 ASAP (variety show) "ASAP 09" Performer (July 12, August 9) ABS-CBN
Umagang Kay Ganda Guest Artist (August 6)
Wowowee Performer (August 29)
The Singing Bee (Philippine game show) Player (September 1 & 8)
Showtime Performer (November 5)
MYX "MYX Mo! 2009" Performer (November 26) MYX
2010 ASAP (variety show) "ASAP XV" Performer (January 10, 17 & 24, March 21, April 18, May 23, July 4 & 18) ABS-CBN
Showtime Performer (February 23)
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 Performer (April 10)
Music Uplate Live Performer (April 16)
Panahon Ko 'to!: Ang Game Show ng Buhay Ko Player (June 9)
Pilipinas Got Talent "You Got It Concert" Performer (June 10)
Entertainment Live Guest Artist (June 26)
Wowowee Performer (June 29, July 17)
Pilipinas Win Na Win Player (August 17), Performer (August 31, September 12)
Sharon Performer (September 12)
MYX "MYX Mo! 2010" Performer (November 18) MYX
Shoutout! Performer ABS-CBN
2011 Shoutout! Level Up Performer ABS-CBN
MEGA Sharon Cuneta's Musical Variety Show Performer (January 11)
ASAP (variety show) "ASAP Rocks" Performer (January 23, February 27, March 27, June 5, 12 & 26, August 14, December 4 & 18)
Music Uplate Live Performer (June 9, July 26)
Happy Yipee Yehey! Performer (June 9, October 10), Player (December 20)
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Performer (September 18)
Budoy Budoy's Bestfriend---Captain of the Cheering Squad (October 26)
ABS-CBN Sunday's Best "Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino" Performer (December 18)
2012 Princess and I Captain ABS-CBN
Happy Yipee Yehey! Performer (January 5), Player (January 10)
ASAP (variety show) "ASAP 2012" Performer (February 12, February 26, July 1, September 16, December 23)
MYX "MYX Daily Top 10" & "Star MYX" (February 21, October 11), "MYX 3 on 3" Basketball Player (May 19), "MYX Mo! 2012" Performer (December 18) MYX
Princess and I Jonas De Ocampo ABS-CBN
In da Loop Guest Artist (September 27)
The Jon Santos Show Guest Artist (November 26) Viva TV (Philippines)
ABS-CBN Sunday's Best "Liwanag ng Pasko" Performer (December 16) ABS-CBN
2013 ABS-CBN Sunday's Best Princess and I Basketball Player (January 20), Himig Handog Performer (February 24), "5th PMPC Star Awards for Music" Performer (October 13), "Kwento ng Pasko, Pag-asa at Pagbangon: A Solidarity Concert" Performer (November 17) ABS-CBN
ASAP (variety show) "ASAP 18" Performer (January 27, February 3, May 19, July 28, August 25, December 1)
MYX "MYX Forum" (January 29), "MYX Music Awards" Presenter (March 20), "MYX 3 on 3" Basketball Player (April 29), "MYX Daily Top 10" & "Star MYX" (May 29), "MYX Olympics" Player (November 18) MYX
It's Showtime (variety show) Bida Kapamilya Contestant (February 11, April 1 & 3) ABS-CBN
May Isang Pangarap Host (cameo role)
Umagang Kay Ganda Guest Co-Host (July 31)
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsubibo Ronnie
Banana Sundae Banana Nite Ihaw Na! Guest Artist (October 29)
Annaliza Jacob
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Forbidden Love Older Brother of "Emily"
Letters and Music Performer (November 14) Net 25
2014 Honesto Gregg ABS-CBN
Dyesebel (2014 TV series) David
ASAP (variety show) "ASAP 19" Performer (March 9, March 16, May 25)
The Singing Bee (Philippine game show) Player (March 13, December 5)
MYX "MYX Music Awards" Presenter (March 26), "MYX Slam Jam" (August 15), "MYX Olympics" Player (August 25), "MYX Ambushed" (September 25), "MYX Grand Fan Meet" (September 26), "Urban MYX" Guest VJ (October 15) MYX
Philpop 2014 Interpreter for "Hang Out Lang" with Duncan Ramos (July 26) TV5
ABS-CBN Sports and Action "Hoops for Hope" Basketball Player (November 23) ABS-CBN Sports and Action
ABS-CBN Sunday's Best "Kapamilya Magkapiling Tayo Ngayong Pasko" Performer (December 14) ABS-CBN
It's Showtime (variety show) Performer (December 27) ABS-CBN
2015 Banana Sundae "Banana Split: Extra Scoop" Performer (January 3) ABS-CBN
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Lucky Player - Briefcase Number 19 (March 17), Lucky Star - Briefcase Number 6, 12, 6
Flordeliza Dante
MYX MYX Music Awards Performer (March 25), "Urban MYX" Guest VJ (June 29 - July 3), "MYX Mo! 2015" Performer (October 31) MYX
ASAP (variety show) "ASAP 20" Performer (April 19, July 26) ABS-CBN
Nathaniel Benjamin
Luv U Charlie
Umagang Kay Ganda Guest Co-Host (July 16)
Letters and Music Performer (July 16) Net 25
Pambansang Almusal Performer (July 29) Net 25
Ipaglaban Mo Eric ABS-CBN
Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015 TV series) Tony
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Spoken Word Debater
2016 Sports Unlimited "Sports U" (February 25, March 21, May 26) ABS-CBN
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal "Barangay Edition" Briefcase Number 5 (February 29, March 4)
Letters and Music Performer (March 4) Net 25
Mornings @ ANC ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. Ugong Rock Adventures (April 27) ABS-CBN News Channel
MYX "MYX Moods" (July 28) | "Star MYX" (August 12 & 13) | "MYX Moves" Division Finals (October 29 - November 1) | "MYX Olympics" (November 19, 22) MYX
ASAP (variety show) Born For You All Star Casts Launch (June 19) | Star Magic 24th Anniversary (July 31) ABS-CBN
Born For You Mix
It's Showtime (variety show) 'MYX Moves'opening prod with Maris (September 23) | 'Clash of Celebrities' (October 25) | 'Clash of Celebrities' Finals (October 29)
Family Feud (2016 Philippine game show) Star Magic Basketboys Team Player (November 19)
2017 ASAP (variety show) Star Magic 25th Anniversary Celebration (February 12, May 21 & 28) ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo! "IM Laro" (February 18)
Maalaala Mo Kaya "MMK Ligaw na Trahedya"(February 25)
DZMM-AM "Sakto" (March 3) DZMM-AM
Minute to Win It (Philippine game show) Last Duo Standing (March 10 & 17) ABS-CBN
MYX MYX Music Awards Nomination and Presenter (March 16, 17, 18, 19, 25) MYX
Pusong Ligaw April 24 ABS-CBN


Studio albums[edit]

Release date Title Record Company Sales Certification Ref
July 25, 2009 Ready Or Not
PolyEast Records
  • PHL sales: 20,000+
August 29, 2012 Doin' It Big
Star Music
  • PHL sales: 10,000+
June 23, 2015 YJV


Year Title Role Producer
2011 Won't Last A Day Without You[14] Jeff Star Cinema


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  2. ^ "Young JV launches 'Alay' single". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Young JV soaringin the music industry | Entertainment, News, The Philippine Star". 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
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  6. ^ "Podcast: Young Jv’S "Doin’ It Big" Album Launch / Presscon". 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Young JV and Myrtle perform "Your Name" on MYX MO! 2012 - Myrtle Sarrosa". Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  8. ^ Borja, Feliz. ""Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa" Is HIMIG HANDOG's Best P-Pop Love Song! - MYX | YOUR CHOICE. YOUR MUSIC". Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
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  12. ^ Ishihara, Julie. "PHILPOP 2014 Interpreters Announced!". 29 May 2014. MYX Philippines. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "ASAP 18 - All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party, now online!". Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  14. ^ "Won't Last A Day Without You Grand Press Conference". Pinoy Movie Blog!. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 

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