The road to success is a crowded one. Fortunately for breakout P-Pop groups BGYO and BINI, they know what it takes to tread the path to stardom without stumbling: by keeping their eyes on the prize and their feet on the ground.
As BGYO and BINI gear up for their first sibling concert, members of both groups took to “One Dream Grand Mediacon” last October 26 to share their thoughts on being compared to K-Pop and P-Pop artists.
Recognizing the world-class talent of K-Pop idols, BGYO leader Gelo believes that viewing them as “healthy competition” would help BGYO and BINI in reaching international success.
“We don’t compare kasi may sarili naman po kaming identity, pero when it comes to K-Pop artists, hindi naman natin made-deny talaga na sobrang talented nila tsaka sobrang patok siya sa buong mundo,” said Gelo.
He continued, “And siguro tine-treat namin siya as healthy competition, kasi hindi kami nagse-settle dito sa local scene and ‘yun ‘yung gusto naming goal ever since, to go worldwide.”
The groups are also no strangers to being weighed up against other P-Pop groups. On that note, Gelo mentioned that as a group, they discuss among themselves how far they’ve come since entering the music industry as a reminder to stay grateful and focused.
“Actually, ‘pag nangyayari ‘yan sa amin, nag-uusap-usap kami at pinagkukwentuhan namin ‘yung mga bagay kung saan kami nagsimula. And nagkukwentuhan kami because para ma-remind kami kung saan kami dapat grateful, dapat mag-focus kami sa sarili naming grupo,” revealed Gelo.
When asked if they use such comparisons as fuel to work harder, Gelo affirmatively responded, “Yes, kasi ‘yung mga pinagko-compare naman sa amin na mga grupo, nakaka-inspire naman talaga sila and sobrang talented nilang lahat. Tsaka parang ang sarap lang isipin na lahat kami aangat.”
BINI leader Jhoanna kept it real when she said that comparison is “unavoidable” and that the best way to go about it is to focus on themselves.
“Hindi naman po natin maiiwasan ‘yung comparison, hindi na po natin maalis ‘yun sa tao,” said Jhoanna.
“Pero ang ginagawa na lang po namin, we just focus on our strengths, we celebrate other people’s successes. And ‘yung competition po hindi dapat hinahanap sa ibang tao, dapat sa sarili mo ‘yan,” she further explained.
While wrestling with the fact that comparisons do come with the territory, BGYO and BINI have made sure to prioritize their contributions to the success of P-Pop. Akira, Colet, and Mikki expressed how their groups are up to that very task.
“We’re here to share our talent po eh,” Akira said. “‘Yun lang po talaga ‘yung main goal na iniisip namin and we’re so happy po na nakikita niyo po kami na nakakapag-ambag sa P-Pop scene kaya maraming, maraming salamat po.”
Colet went on to say, “Malaking responsibility po ‘yun pero we will do our best po para maka-contribute po kami sa P-Pop po and madala siya sa international scene.”
“I think hindi lang po kami, all of the artists po nakakapag-ambag in the P-Pop scene. I think we all just do our best to make our music known around the world,” Mikki affirmed.
We’re only a few days away from BGYO and BINI’s sibling concert “One Dream: The BINI & BGYO Concert” which will be livestreamed on November 6 and 7 via KTX.ph.
You can book your tickets here.
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