Rhyme Report Wengie (Photo credit Rowan Daly)

Published on May 5th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Pop Star Wengie Finds Mr. Nice Guy in Upbeat New Song and Music Video

Wengie (Photo Credit: Rowan Daly)

Wengie (Photos: Rowan Daly)

Do nice guys really finish last? Not according to YouTube sensation turned music artist Wengie who is back like we’ve never seen her before with her brand new K-Pop single “Mr. Nice Guy” featuring Pinoy pop superstarIñigo Pascual. The Rihanna-esque summer bop can be described as a fusion between eastern pop styles and western pop styles and of course, full of fun and colorful beats! This song and music video will inspire you to finally ditch the bad boys and go straight for Mr. Nice Guy, the kind that would never leave you hanging.

Pascual is known for being a VJ on the Philippines number one music channel, MYX, and one of the hosts of the online show “One Music POPSSSS.” His big hit “Dahil Sa’Yo” reached #1 on the Billboard Philippines charts for over three months and is also one of the most viewed OPM lyric videos on YouTube with 93 million views currently. In 2017, he released the Tagalog version of “Remember Me,” Disney movie “Coco’s” official theme song.

The music video will release two versions being in English and Taglish, blending English and Tagalog lyrics for an international release. The single release package will consist of five versions being in English, Tagalog, Taglish, instrumental, and a remix by international producer Shawn Wasabi.

Wengie: “In a culture where bad boys get a lot of attention, this song is refreshing about a girl finding her Mr. Nice Guy and not having to worry about being hurt and feeling safe. I loved working with Iñigo and he was perfect for this as I wanted to create something that was really me and one that I know the fans will resonate with and enjoy!”

Iñigo Pascual: “I’m grateful to do this project with Wengie, who is super talented being able to sing in Tagalog as well. It’s very special to me and I’m thankful they chose me to do it.”

Wengie - Mr. Nice Guy Artwork by Amber Park (@apnotamber)

Wengie – Mr. Nice Guy Artwork by Amber Park (@apnotamber)

This joint gets the party going ya’ll better Lace Up! ~ JD

In addition to the star-studded leads, the song also has some superstar partners, it is co-written by Michel “Lindgren” Schulz and Melanie Joy Fontana (songwriter for Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, and more) who co-wrote on BTS’s #1 worldwide hit “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey that broke record for most viewed music video in 24 hours plus BigHit’s new group TXT song “Crown”, which also broke the record for most YouTube views in 24 hours for a K-Pop debut.

Among the behind-the-scenes work, the director for the music video is Edrex Clyde Sanchez. The vibrant artwork is created by Amber Park (@apnotamber) and the choreography is helmed by Airon Jazz Rances (@airon_jazz).

Creating a channel back in 2010, Wengie has amassed a loyal YouTube following of over 18 million subscribers across her channels, over 25 million combined followers among all social channels and over 1.4 billion views total on YouTube. Since then, she has released 6 singles & music videos, each of which have seen huge success and will release new music this summer.

ABOUT WENGIE

One of Australia’s most influential YouTube Stars and personalities, Wengie’s unique ability to deliver vibrant, informative, and highly-relatable content (including her wildly popular life “hacks” series) to a global audience—with signature quirk and humor—keeps her zealous ‘Wengiecorns’ wanting more. This unparalleled closeness and trust with her fans has cemented Wengie’s power as a leading content collaborator for both high-profile and emerging brands. Wengie has leveraged her prominence on YouTube to tackle other creative realms—she recorded her first music album in China in 2017 and is the voice of the fourth “Powerpuff Girl” on the Cartoon Network. Wengie’s music releases have skyrocketed to the top of the charts with her single ‘Oh I Do’ hitting #5 on the Honggebang charts in China. Her song “Deja Vu,” which premiered September 2018 has garnered over 6.6 million views and “Cake,” which premiered August 2018 has garnered over 9.1 million views on YouTube. Most recently Wengie dropped her “Ugly Christmas Sweater” song, which hit the #1 spot on YouTube’s trending list and garnered nearly two million views in its first day, and 8.5 million to date (March 2019).

Wengie aims to bring positivity and fun to music, and she does just that with her music. Wengie has always loved pop music and R&B. For the majority of her life, she has had multicultural musical taste, listening to mainly J-pop, C-pop, and K-pop. She would learn lyrics to the songs having no idea what she was singing but still would be able to sing it by just memorizing it. Wengie’s main goal in music is to create fun music that is “east meets west” / K-Pop-fused-with-American-pop, which is essentially all the things she loves.

Her musical influences include BLACKPINK, ITZY, Hyuna, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. Wengie is managed by RARE Global, music by Asian Agent, and her agency is UTA.

ABOUT IÑIGO PASCUAL

21-year-old actor Iñigo Pascual is a Filipino-American singer, songwriter, actor, and musician. His name rose in the entertainment industry because of his exceptional talent and personality, and not because he was known to be the son of Piolo Pascual, one of the Philippines’ prime artists of his time and today. At an early age, his song “Dahil Sa’yo” blew up music hit charts and broke records in YouTube with its Lyric Video hitting the 90M mark despite being a new name in the business. “Dahil Sa’yo,” apart from being a chart topper also took home numerous awards in 2017 such as Billboard Philippines’ First Chart Topper Artist, Alta Media Icon Awards’ Song of the Year, and the 30th Awit Awards’ Song of the Year. With the success of this track, Iñigo won MOR Music Awards’ Best New Artist of the Year; MOR is the number one radio station in the Philippines. Proving his versatility, Iñigo also made a name in the entertainment business as a MYX VJ, and co-host of the popular digital show “One Music Popssss.” Lastly, he also starred in a blockbuster hit as a co-star of big movie hitmakers Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo in 2015’s “Crazy Beautiful You.”

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