Kimpoy Feliciano: From Online Heartthrob to Recording ArtistWednesday, January 16, 2013
Managed by Orion Entertainment, the online heartthrob with an undeniable wit and charm named Kimpoy Feliciano is now the newest recording artist and released his self-titled debut album produced by Universal Records. He has amassed a solid following in cyberspace with more than 430,000 followers on twitter, 100,000 on Facebook (@Kimpoyfelicianoofficial), 100,000 on Tumblr (@kimpoyfeliciano), and more that 2,000,000 views on YouTube (kimpoy06pao). These numbers paved the way to open the doors of opportunities even though is currently based and most followed person ion Twitter (@kimpoyfeliciano) in New Zealand. The support of these new friends made Kimpoy one of the most influential Filipinos on Twitter, according to social media analytics site Klout.com. He ranked third in the survey, where he is the lone non-TV star.
Last December, I was invited to Kimpoy’s first-ever blogger conference held at Universal Tower. Being natural, jolly, and down-to-earth are some of the characteristics of him that made him likeable and lovable.
Meanwhile, the album includes the hit Ikaw Lang, which topped the www.mymusicstore.com.ph charts for two weeks and figured prominently in the MYX Daily Top 10 for almost three weeks. The song is also enjoying favorable airplay on radio. Kimpoy’s renditions of Ngiti, Right Next To Me, I’ll be Your Hero, Una at Huling Mamahalin, and Alipin which he dedicates to all his followers are also included on the album. The album, produced by multi-platinum producer Ito Rapadas, comes with a DVD of all the album’s music videos.
Furthermore, Kimpoy graced the cover of the September issue of Pinoy Song Magazine, which is his first magazine cover. He also received recognitions and awards such as bagged the 2012 Globe Tatt Awards’ Thought Mover Award for his nuggets of wisdom, Best Viral Video Award from MEG Magazine, adjudged number one Youtube Leader in the 4th Annual Shorty Awards, besting other local and international celebrities which was held in New York, USA. He was also Peace Ambassador earlier this year by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.