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JK Labajo Releases Debut Album

He's a ball of energy with the charm that can win you over in an instant. Juan Karlos Labajo became an instant favorite among The Voice Kids roster because of his smooth voice, his undeniable wit, and sense of humor. Coach Bamboo made a right choice turning for the then 13-year old Cebuano.

JK has a taste in music not all kids his age appreciate. He's into jazz and more mellow genres that most adults listen to. Even his singing has a distinct style that his classmates and teachers immediately noticed. After performing for a number of school programs, his family knew he would make it big. It was his mom's wish for JK to join The Voice Kids, but she passed away before she even got the chance to watch him compete. This made JK even more determined to get to the finals, with his grandmother and uncle by his side. Even if the competition was tough, he knew that his mom was guiding him every single moment.

His third place finish opened lots of doors for Juan Karlos - an album with MCA Music, tours, concerts, and an acting stint on television (he is currently seen on ABS-CBN's Pangako Sa'yo). The endless possibilities just intensified JK's dreams to win awards for music and movies, start a modeling career, and of course, bag an international record deal; not just for himself, but to help reach out to more people in need. JK says, "Dream ko po na makatulong sa mga cancer patients at pumunta sa home for the aged. Gusto ko na mapasaya sila sa aking talento at mag-share po ako ng aking mga blessings sa kanila."

Speaking of album, he recently released his debut record, "JK", taken from his nickname. It contains 6 songs written by new breed of composers like Jensen Gomez (This Gravity), Brad Go (Maybe Love) and Kennard Faraon (Para Sa'yo, This Song is For You, Summer Time Love). The carrier single, "Para Sa'yo" is now enjoying heavy airplay on top radio stations in the country. "Di Ka Man Lang Nagpaalam" is special to him as it is the song he dedicates to his late mother. "JK" also includes the band version of "Para Sa'yo" and the acoustic version of "This Gravity".

"Hindi po maipapaliwanag ang happiness", Juan Karlos has no words to describe this big adventure. He's just extremely grateful and remembers one of the most important advices Coach Bamboo has given him, "...ang pagiging humble po at pagiging masunurin sa payo." He's sure that his mother is proud of what he has achieved so far. At his age, he has everything a young boy could ever ask for. But aside from the material wishes and the accolades, he has one big wish, "Sana may visiting hours
ang heaven para pwede ako bumisita sa kanya at ma-hug at ma-kiss ko sya tapos sasabihin ko "I love you"." Sweet. See, you'll fall in love with Juan Karlos in a heartbeat.

"JK" is now out in CDs at Astroplus and Astrovision outlets and through digital downloads via Spinnr and iTunes. It can also be streamed via Spinnr, Apple Music, VEVO, Spotify, Deezer, Guvera and Rdio. It is presented in cooperation with Hawk Backpacks and its press conference is presented by Jollibee.

For bookings and inquiries, please contact Sammy Samaniego of MCA Music Artist Management at (02) 9162504 local 107, 09178565174 and 09209682991, or email or

Thanks for the signed CD, JK!


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