In the 35 years that he has been in the industry, there is no denying that Martin Nievera is not only the Concert King but also a legend in the entertainment industry. It's quite a daunting task to compress everything amazing that this Filipino entertainer has achieved through the years in one article, but if you need more convincing why he still remains as one of Philippines' top entertainers, here are five reasons why.
1. He is a Powerful and Legendary Presence in OPM
It is no doubt Martin Nievera is one of the most luminous, longstanding personalities in Original Pilipino Music (OPM), his career spanning 35 years of singing and songwriting. There will always be a Martin Nievera song that is the anthem of Filipinos who love ballads and love songs — people can't help but still be mesmerized with anthems like You Are My Song and Be My Lady. Nievera already has a legacy of great music, numerous awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Aliw Awards), and there will definitely be more to come.
2. He Has Exceptional Humor and Hosting Skill
While Martin Nievera released his first album Martin…. Take One in the early 80s, he also blossomed in television hosting — kids of the nineties will surely remember his show Martin After Dark which ran for nearly a decade and garnered him awards commending him as a talk show host. Here's a clip of him in his show introducing one of the many OPM acts that shaped our nineties — Eraserheads!
3. He is Also a Formidable Actor
It is no surprise that Martin was bitten by the acting bug, as entertaining and performing in front of an audience is second nature to him. As an actor, he's starred in 12 movies which are all diverse in genre — from comedy to romance (Stupid Cupid, which also stars Pops Fernandez), and even lending his voice in an animated film (Adarna: The Mythical Bird).
4. He Never Forgets to Give Back
Aside from making a career out of his passion for entertainment, Nievera will always find time to give back, as he is blessed with many. Dubbed as the Concert King, not only has he sold out benefit shows in the Philippines but globally as well. In 2014, he raised almost $8,000 for the benefit of the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda in the Philippines!
5. He Reinvents Himself to Stay Relevant
One of the secrets to longevity is constant reinvention: we've witnessed artists like Gary Valenciano, Lea Salonga, Ogie Alcasid, and Regine Velasquez evolve and just like them, Martin moves on to different ventures to challenge himself. Now, he adds something new to his plate — celebrity endorser of Solaire Resort & Casino. Being the new face of Solaire, he brings to the table the many years of his expertise in the entertainment industry, promoting quality OPM, and of course, having his own shows that guests can enjoy.
To celebrate another milestone in his career, he partners with Solaire in Martin @ 35, happening on December 8th, where he is set to perform his classic songs of love.
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