After five years in the entertainment industry, Maine Mendoza marks another milestone in her career.
Maine's new single, "Parang Kailan Lang," debuted at No. 1 in iTunes PH’s All-Genres & Pop Charts. The Eat Bulaga host collaborated with electro-pop-rock band Gracenote for this composition.
Her single beat other songs such as (in order of ranking) "My Time" of BTS; "Here I Am Again" of Yerin Baek (from Crash Landing on You OST); "The Song for My Brother" of Nam Hye Seung & Park Shang Hee (from Crash Landing on You OST); and "On" of BTS, among others.
"Masaya, kasi this is something new for them," said Maine about her new single in an interview with MYX recently. "Para siyang breakup song without closure. It's about a girl who recalls her past with her special someone and, unfortunately, hindi nag-work out.
"Pero I think sa song she has finally moved on. Feeling ko parang nakita niya ang ex niya at naisip niya, 'Anong nangyari sa atin? Parang kailan lang, okay tayo.
"Pero I didn't write the song. Collab[oration] ito ng Gracenote and me. Eunice [Jorge] of Gracenote wrote the song."
MYX is a music cable channel under Creative Programs Inc., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN.
When asked to cite her favorite moment in her five years in showbiz, the GMA-7 talent said with a smile:
"Ang hirap naman. I have nothing in particular na favorite, pero kasi lahat sa 'kin very memorable, kasi ang dami kong firsts dito sa showbiz. Parang before super shy 'ko talaga, until now naman pero ang dami kong bagong nagawa when I entered showbiz."
The TVhost/actress continued: "I got to know myself more, I got to meet new people, I got to try different things, things that I never thought I would be able to try, so achievement yun for me."
Maine's latest acting stint was the 2019 Black Sheep movie Isa Pa With Feelings, where she was paired with Kapamilya actor Carlo Aquino. Black Sheep is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Films and a sister company of Star Cinema.
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