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Global pop artist Johnny Orlando shares "someone will love you better (Zack Tabudlo Version)," out now via Universal Music Canada/Republic Records.
The new track sees Orlando collaborate with Filipino star Zack Tabudlo who is the top streamed Filipino Artist of 2022 and the 3rd highest-streamed artist on Spotify in the Philippines, next to Taylor Swift and BTS. The pair quickly hit it off after connecting in the summer of 2022 in the Phillippines. From getting tattoos of each other's logos to performing "someone will love you better" together at a mall show for eager fans in Manila, the new-found friends unite for the first time to bring the fan favourite "someone will love you better" to life.
"Zack and I met in the Philippines last summer while on a promo trip. We performed and shot videos together, but when the cameras turned off, we realized how alike we were and became friends instantly," shares Orlando. "It's so much fun to revisit a song once you've had time to live with it, and Zack gave new life to the track. Working with someone who's that good at what they do has been an honour."
Check out Johnny Orlando’s teaser video on how the collaboration came about:
The new track arrives as a follow-up to Orlando's debut album, all the things that could go wrong, released in August 2023 and recently hit over 100 million global streams. Stay tuned for much more from Johnny Orlando throughout 2023 by signing up for his mailing list here.
About Johnny Orlando:
Toronto-born singer, songwriter and actor Johnny Orlando is this generation’s rising pop superstar impacting a global music stage. Signed to Universal Music Canada / Republic Records Orlando has generated over 2.5 billion global streams, sports an enviable social media with over 25 millon+ followers, acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Variety, Paper, Teen Vogue, and more – Johnny is the voice a generation needed to hear. He’s garnered nominations for Pop Album of the Year at the 2021 JUNO Awards for his 2020 EP It’s Never Really Over and has been awarded the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Canadian Act for four consecutive years. Along the way, Orlando garnered a nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2019 JUNO Awards and nods at the Kids’ Choice Awards, iHeart Much Music Video Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. In August 2022, Orlando released his highly anticipated debut album all the things that could go wrong, which recently hit over 100 Million global streams. The sweeping album – anchored by early singles “someone will love you better,” “blur,” and “you’re just drunk” – finds the 19-year-old Canadian rising star at his emotional, lyrical, and sonic best, delivering on the promise of over a decade spent climbing the music industry ladder. all the things that could go wrong is the joyous result of 18 months of hard work, honesty, growth, and self-proclaimed perfectionism. Encompassing an impressive breadth of subjects – think anxiety, the pressure that comes with growing up with social media, relationship highs and lows, drinking, and more – “this is what I’ll be judged on as a benchmark,” Johnny says. Stay tuned for much more to come from Johnny Orlando at JohnnyOrlandoMusic.com
About Zack Tabudlo:
Zack Tabudlo is a Filipino singer, songwriter, and producer from the Philippines. He began his solo music career in 2018, venturing not only in performing but also in songwriting and music production. He believes that to conquer the world of music means to understand and experience it holistically. He plunged even deeper into his passion under the mentorship of Jonathan Ong and Chris Anthony Vinzons of Sonic State Studio. He was also mainly mentored by Cleng Saturno and even got the opportunity to learn from celebrated composer Vehnee Saturno. In 2020, Zack joined Island Records Philippines where he continued honing his identity as a musician. His singles Nangangamba, Cruel, Sigurado, Iyong Iyo, and Elizabeth are testaments of his evolving creative songwriting and production style. The versatility in infusing the elements of pop and RnB with his arresting vocals is unique in his genius. In 2022, he joined the roster of Republic Records, still under the umbrella of Universal Music Group, together with DARREN, Justin Vasquez, Elha Nympha and other promising artists. This dynamic artistry has launched Binibini, another masterpiece that would bring him to an even bigger canvas in Times Square, New York City. Being featured in one of the most bustling cities in the world is more than just exposure—it’s the realization of his dreams. The record-breaking track reigned at the top of Spotify charts for six consecutive weeks and has been the longest-running #1 local track by a Filipino RADAR artist on The Philippines Top 50 Chart in 2021. The same song topped the charts for four consecutive weeks in the Global Viral chart of the same platform. This gained him a global footing and made it to the Viral 50 charts of Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. His world-class appeal also gained him an international collaboration with British singer-songwriter James TW. Through this team-up, Binibini was reimagined in English with the title Binibini (Last Day On Earth).
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