Billy Crawford looks back on his 25-year career in show business by doing a series of concerts called 25 B.C. Watch him perform songs that will reflect his musical journey at the Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan.
For three consecutive Saturdays starting September 11, the former child star will be showcasing what he calls "the 25 years recap of my life in the music industry." Joining him on this musical journey will be Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo and other special guests. Billy’s girlfriend, Nikki Gil, will also be part of the concert series.
"Parang recap of everything I’ve been through, mga nakatrabaho ko, mga kanta nila ay kakantahin ko, mga inspirations ko like sila Kuya Gary [Valenciano] and Michael Jackson," Billy further described during the media junket prepared for him last week at the Eivissa Superclub, Tomas Morato corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City.
The concert will be directed by dance guru Georcelle Dapat-Sy. She said that they will try to cover all the important events in Billy’s showbiz life.
She said, "Sa 25 years po ni Billy Crawford [sa industry], marami pong kanta ang nakakabit sa story niya. Ita-try po namin itong ilagay lahat ito sa show. Abangan po natin ang isang segment na magkukwento si Billy. ’Yan po ang kaabang-abang sa concert ni Billy."
Georcelle also pointed out that for several years, Billy focused on his career abroad, so for his 25th anniversary concert, she would present Billy as a local music artist.
In 2003, Billy bagged the "International Male Artist of The Year" in the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France. Internationally, he has sold more than two million records. In 2001, his hit song "Trackin’" topped charts in France and was certified platinum (more than 500,000 copies sold). The track also landed No. 1 in Holland, No. 2 in Belgium, No. 3 in Switzerland, and No. 20 in Germany. His second album Ride was certified gold in France (100,000 copies) within just a few weeks and reached gold status in Switzerland.
The former That’s Entertainment star is currently an ASAP XV mainstay and the co-host of ABS-CBN’s afternoon game show Panahon Ko ’To.
"We want him to be more Pinoy," she explained. "Kasi, matagal na nating hindi nakita si Billy as a concert artist here. The last time he had a concert in Araneta, he was the international R&B sensation. This time, he’s an international artist na Pinoy na Pinoy. So, kung ano ang na-miss natin kay Billy, ’yon ang papakita natin."
Billy, who entered show business when he was 3 years old, promised an exciting show for concertgoers. "Magiging sulit po from the start until the end, ’yong lang ang goal namin. Gusto lang naming i-escalate ’yong concert. Ayaw namin na parang maging flatline ang concert. Gusto namin, from the first time na makikita niyo po kami, iba-iba po ang mararanasan ninyo."