The Company (vocal group)

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The Company
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The CompanY
Background information
Also known asThe Company Singers
OriginPhilippines
GenresVocal jazz, a cappella, pop music
Years active1985 (1985)–present (present)
LabelsIvory Music and Video
Sony Music (formerly BMG Musiko Pilipinas)
Viva Records
Universal Records
Star Music (2019-present)
Associated actsEdith Gallardo, Babsie Molina (songwriters); Ryan Cayabyab (arranger)
Website www.thecompanysingers.com
MembersMoy Ortiz
Annie Quintos
Diohanna "Sweet" Collado-Plantado
OJ Mariano
Past membersKathleen "Kath" Ng
Joji Inocentes
Manny Eulalia
Malou Diaz
Tetet Tolentino
Max Aviola
Tom Calisterio
Bob Acot
Kelly Reyes
Reggie Reyes
Carol Menguito
Meus Bartolome Kaveny
Mary Anne Morales
Febe Magbanua-Pantoja
Reuben Laurente
Andre Castillo
Jay Marquez
Cecile Bautista

The Company (stylized as The CompanY) is a Filipino vocal group. Its current members are Moy Ortiz, Annie Quintos, Sweet Plantado and OJ Mariano.

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History

The original members of The CompanY were members of the 1981 and 1983 touring batches of the Ateneo College Glee Club. Their musical director, Moy Ortiz, named the group after Stephen Sondheim's musical Company . The group focused on contemporary jazz and a cappella music, instead of songs from the classical and traditional choral that they performed under the ACGC. [1]

The CompanY scored their first hit with the single Everlasting Love, which Ortiz co-wrote with Luigi de Dios and Rina Caniza. [2] This was followed in 1992 by two other hits,“Muntik na Kitang Minamal ("I almost loved you") and “Now That I Have You,” from their second album Sixby6. That same year, The CompanY performed at their major concert with the Manhattan Transfer at the Araneta Coliseum [2]

In 2014, The Company welcomed OJ Mariano as their newest member, replacing Jay Marquez. [3]

Musical influence

In The Company's existence in the music industry, they made their distinct sound with the influence of different artists and groups all like Pentatonix, The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Singers Unlimited, The Carpenters, Swingle Singers, Swing Out Sister, Pizzicato Five, Burt Bacharach, Take 6, First Call, Fifth Dimension, Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, The Corrs, Destiny's Child, etc. [4]

Members

The current members of The CompanY are:

The founding members were: [1]

Their other former members are: [1]

Awards

Awit Awards

  • 1991 - Best Performance by a new duo or group, "Everlasting Love"
  • 1991 - Best Performance by a duo or group, "Everlasting Love"
  • 1991 - Best Composition, "Everlasting Love"
  • 1992 - Best Vocal Jazz Recording, "Ikaw Na Ikaw"
  • 1992 - Best Inspirational Recording, "Hanggang sa Muli"
  • 1992 - Album of the Year, "Six by 6"
  • 1993 - Philip's International Award, "When the Feeling's Right"
  • 1994 - Best Traditional Recording, "Kahit Ika'y Panaginip Lang"
  • 1994 - Best Vocal Arrangement, "Kahit Ika'y Panaginip Lang"
  • 1994 - Best Instrumental Arrangement, "Kanin, Ulam, Sabaw at Ikaw"
  • 1995 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanyinh Vocals, "Ihip ng Hangin"
  • 1997 - Best Vocal Jazz Recording, "Bawal ang Goodbye"
  • 1998 - Best Vocal Jazz Recording, "After You"
  • 2002 - Best Duo/Group Recording, "Gusto Ko ng Acapella"
  • 2008 - Best Vocal Arrangement, "Souvernirs" (Moy Ortiz)
  • 2007 - Best Christmas Recording, "Noche Buena"
  • 2007 - Best Vocal Arrangement, "The (Not So) Little Drummer Boy" (Moy Ortiz)
  • 2013 - Best Collaboration, for "With a Little Help from My Friends", The CompanY and Tria Bascon
  • 2013 - Best World Music Recording - "Pinoy Na Krismas"

Discography

Albums

  • 'Yon Na! (1991)
  • Six by 6 (1992)
  • Christmas CompanY (1993)
  • HarmonY (1994)
  • For the Long Run (1995)
  • STRETCH (1996)
  • Greatest Hits (1997)
  • RecycleDeluxe (1998)
  • RecycleDeluxe II (1999)
  • Storybook (2001)
  • Greatest Hits . The Legend Series (2001)
  • Live at the CCP! (2003)
  • Mahal Kong Radyo (2004)
  • The AnthologY. 20th Anniversary Celebration (2005)
  • 2 in 1 Series (2005)
  • The Christmas Album (2006)
  • Sing Like a Champion (DVD, 2006)
  • Destination Bossa (2007)
  • Group Hug (with Gerard Salonga and FILharmoniKA, 2008)
  • Lighthearted (2010)
  • The Definitive Collection (2010)
  • Lighthearted 2 (2012)
  • Lighthearted OPM (2013)
  • Lighthearted OPM 2 (2014)
  • Nostalgia (2016)
  • Nostalgia 2 (2017)

Singles

  • "The Lord's Prayer" - digital single (2018)
  • "You Just Know It's Christmas" - digital single (2018)
  • "Love is Love is Love" - digital single (2018)
  • " 'Sang Tawag Mo Lang" featuring Ryan Cayabyab - digital single (2019)
  • "I-Boogie Mo Ako Baby" - The CompanY & The Itchyworms - digital single (2020)
  • "I-Remix Mo Ako Baby" - The CompanY & The Itchyworms featuring The 123 Force, Moy Ortiz, DJ Soxialism, DJ M.O.D., Mumuy, Josh Evangelista (2020)
  • "Prutas Pilipinas" featuring Ryan Cayabyab- 2020 [5]

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References

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  2. 1 2 In Good Company, Philippine Daily Inquirer (May 11, 2015)
  3. "Rak of Aegis" Actor OJ Mariano Joins The CompanY Yahoo! News Singapore (December 22, 2014)
  4. "The Company". The Company - Philippine's Premier Vocal Ensemble. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  5. "Finally, A Filipino folk song all about our local fruits: Prutas Pilipinas". Manila Bulletin. October 7, 2020. Retrieved October 7, 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)