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Move Over, MBTI: Spotify Wrapped is 2022’s latest personality test craze

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At this point, the only excuse someone can have about not having seen their Spotify Wrapped is if they’ve been living under a rock. The yearly ‘personality reveal’ through music has taken over everyone’s social media. Along with this, they have also unveiled the top artists and songs on the streaming platform.

Wrapped has already revealed how 456 million Spotify users listened to the audio in their own, unique way this year. If you have been living under a rock, here’s a link on how you can also access your own, 2022 Wrapped experience on your updated Spotify app on your Apple or Android device.

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A fun, new feature is how Spotify has truly leveraged on how music can reveal one’s personality. Through improved, data-driven stories and editorially-curated playlists, users get to share more about themselves. This, by uploading their ready-made Wrapped results on Instagram. Your Listening Personality is another new feature. It tells you about the music you listen to and what that says about your music taste. Move over, MBTI. Listeners can now learn which of 16 different Spotify-created Listening Personality types they are, based on their 2022 listening trends.

Audio Day, meanwhile, is an interactive story giving you a peek into how your music taste evolves throughout the day. From sunrise ’til your bedtime, it gives you a look at how you seize the day and embrace the evenings.

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Outranking global hits, NOBITA’s Ikaw Lang is the most streamed track in the Philippines. This is followed by  Arthur Nery’s Pagsamo (#2), Adie’s Paraluman (#3), Zack Tabudlo’s Pano (#4) and Arthur Nery’s Isa lang (#5). OPM took center stage this year, with Filipino love songs beating international favorites like Troye Sivan’s Angel Baby (#6) and Justin Bieber’s Ghost (#11).

At a recent event hosted by Spotify Philippines to celebrate the return of Wrapped, they had Arthur Nery perform a couple of his hits. Nery mentioned how Spotify was truly instrumental in his success as an artist.GadgetMatch - Spotify - Wrapped - 2022 - Philippines Top Artists

Five Filipino artists and groups clinched half of the top 10 spots this year. Zack Tabudlo, who secured the #3 spot, emerged as this year’s Top Local Artist. His album entitled Episode is the second most streamed album in the country. To no one’s surprise, Ben&Ben is still a mainstay among local favorites, maintaining a spot in the top 10 for their fourth consecutive year.

Again, to no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift  is the overall top artist in the Philippines followed by BTS, Zack Tabudlo, Ben&Ben, and Justin Bieber.

Filipinos really got into podcasts in the last few years with 2022 showing only increased interest in the medium. Spotify has continued to launch exclusive and original content featuring Filipino podcasting talent. This further proves that there are a lot of Filipino creators with potential.

Intimate sharing of life stories and advice are a hit among Filipinos with Barangay Love StoriesSpotify Exclusive skypodcastDear MOR: The Podcast, and Spotify Original Hugot Marcelo taking up the top four spots. Comedic conversations also resonate withlocals as Spotify Exclusive Punchline with Alex Calleja took the fifth spot.

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To continue the celebration around Wrapped, Spotify is also bringing Wrapped Playground to the Philippines. From the December 10-11, Spotify is transforming SM Mall of Asia’s Music Hall. Guests can enjoy fun activities and catch Filipino music acts like BINI and BGYO. The event runs from 11am-10pm on both days. BINI will perform on December 10 at 6pm while BGYO will have theirs at 1pm, the following day.

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Apple Music launches ‘Rihanna’s Road to Halftime’

In anticipation of Super Bowl 2023

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After succeeding Pepsi as NFL’s official Super Bowl Halftime Show partner, Apple Music is pulling all the stops as it braces for its first ever show in the sports event, which features music icon Rihanna.

In anticipation of her upcoming Super Bowl LVII halftime performance in Glendale, Arizona on February 13, Apple Music has launched Rihanna’s Road to Halftime”, letting streamers experience the superstar’s music catalogue in deeply-enriched multidimensional sound.

Apple Music Radio will also be holding a Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show press conference on February 10, with Nadeska Alexis interviewing Rihanna herself ahead of her highly-awaited performance in United States’ annual sports spectacle.

An 8-episode “Rihanna Revisited Radio” will also keep fans engaged as the countdown to Super Bowl LVII continues ticking.

Even after the performance itself, Apple Music will have people covered with its Halftime Recap Radio” to wrap everything up.

Meanwhile, the new Apple Music Sing feature will also allow subscribers to take the mic and reenact Rhianna’s hits on compatible iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV 4K models.

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TWICE x CASETiFY collection officially dropping on Feb 9

‘Full of love to ONCE’

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TWICE really knows how to make ONCEs (they’re fandom) feel special. The global superstar K-Pop group is teaming up with tech lifestyle brand CASETiFY for a special collection. The waitlist for their first ever collaboration has begun. The official release is set on February 9, 2023.

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The collection was made to celebrate TWICE entering their 8th year. There’s a huge focus on ONCE as well as artworks inspired by the world of TWICE.

The TWICE-ful Love Grippy Case is the highlight of the collection. It’s decorated with a cushion designed with the TWICE Logo. It’s the first 3D phone case from CASETiFY with this kind of design. The case, however, is only available for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

But cheer up since the collection does include many other designs made for different smartphone models and gadgets. The lineup is filled with TWICE’s history and ONCE’s memories.

There’s a sticker case highlighting the tracks from the past seven years, a signature case with the members’ signatures, a Heart case with the members’ names, and lastly, an artwork featuring one of their top songs, “What is Love?”

For Apple-loving TWICE fans, there are also AirPod cases, Apple Watch bands, MacBook Sleeves, and a bead strap with the original heart color stones of all the members. There’s also a phone strap with TWICE logo metal charm.

Win a phone case signed by your TWICE bias

 

Whichever member is your favorite: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, or Tzuyu, you’ll have a chance to win a case autographed by one of the members. CASETiFY STUDIO Shibuya Parco in Japan will have special wall displays with autographed cases and artwork from the collection. More details on the campaign coming soon.

The TWICE x CASETiFY collection launches worldwide on casetify.com/co-lab, available for purchase online, in the CASETiFY Co-Lab app (available now in the App Store), and at CASETiFY Studio locations.

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Netflix confirms One Piece adaptation coming this year

Plus a new poster

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Netflix continues its huge gamble on anime adaptations. Over the past several years, the platform produced a couple of live-action versions of classic anime shows. To the company’s dismay, neither of the adaptations were received well. Still, the gamble continues to truck on. Netflix has confirmed that the upcoming One Piece adaptation is coming this year.

The live-action adaptation isn’t exactly new. Netflix first announced the title back in 2020 but offered only a few developments concerning the show’s production. Now, we have a release window and a poster.

To be fair, the new poster doesn’t show much except for Luffy’s back. A wider shot shows a bit more including the rears of all the Straw Hat Pirates and a shot of the Thousand Sunny in the distance.

Likewise, Netflix has not shared what the synopsis of the One Piece adaptation will be. Historically, the platform’s live-action adaptations start from the very beginning, taking viewers on a compressed tour through the original anime show’s plot.

That said, the company has a long uphill climb to legitimize its live-action anime adaptations. Despite featuring Willem Dafoe as Ryuk, Netflix’s previous Death Note adaptation quickly receded into a forgettable title. Additionally, Cowboy Bebop was canceled after only one season.

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