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SB19: ‘WYAT is all about the reconnection of the world, and us to A’TIN’

There is no stopping the P-Pop kings.

After releasing their chart-topping disco-pop single “Where You At (WYAT)”, they’ll be embarking on an even bigger stage in their upcoming world tour—kick-started by their sold-out concert at the Big Dome, Araneta Coliseum on September 17, 2022, SB19 will be making another mark for the Philippine music scene on a global scale.

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Before the boys appeared on stage. Photo by Francis Gabrielle Cruz.

Not even a week after the release of WYAT, this newest addition peaked at iTunes’ chart No. 1 spot in several countries including the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Qatar, and UAE. No. 2 in Bahrain as well as in Antigua and Barbuda, No. 4 in Saudi Arabia, No. 8 in New Zealand, No. 20 in Canada and Cambodia, No. 54 in Azerbaijan, No. 55 in Malaysia, No. 70 in the US, and No. 74 worldwide.

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SB19 on stage. Photo by Francis Gabrielle Cruz.

SB19 WYAT

With more than a million views and counting as well as trending as high as No. 4 on YouTube, their music video has taken their fandom, A’TIN, a journey back in time with them after not being able to perform with a live audience from their previous “Our Zone” Anniversary Concert last year.

From their WYAT Media Conference that was held at Monet 2, Novotel, Quezon City, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, the five-member powerhouse expressed how hard they worked on their music to give back to their fans who they will always feel grateful for.

“The production of WYAT is a collection of different minds. It really is everybody’s effort, not just us”, said Justin, SB19’s visual and vocalist.

Main Dancer and vocalist Ken said that no matter how much success they have been experiencing in their career as a group, they will not forget their roots and those who kept pushing them since day one.

“Itong mga details [the sign language for “I love you” that the group used as part of their choreography’s trademark for WYAT also means “reconnection”—a symbol that can also be recognized as a plug], kahit gaano man kaliit, mayroong message na gusto namin iparating sa fans. As much as possible gusto namin meaningful lahat ng ginagawa namin kasi may utang na loob kami sakanila. Kahit sa ganito kaliit na paraan, we want to give back to them.”

[“These details [the sign language for “I love you” that the group used as part of their choreography’s trademark for WYAT also means “reconnection”—a symbol that can also be recognized as a plug], no matter how small, have messages that we intend to relay to our fans.  As much as possible, we want everything that we do to be meaningful to them because we owe it to them. We want to give back to them.”]

Pablo, the group’s leader, who also produced the single with the help of his brother, Josue, said that they are really looking forward to seeing their fans again after a long time.

“Natutuwa kami kasi unti-unting nagkaka “reconnection” ulit yung mga tao. It’s nice to see those smiles, yung ngiti ng katabi mo, yung halakhakan. Even though we have the technology, walang makakatao sa pakikipag akbayan at tawanan ng magkakasama na tropa. That’s what WYAT is all about.”

[“We’re happy because we could see people (reconnecting) again. It’s nice to see those smiles, the smile of the person beside you, the laughter. Even though we have the technology, nothing beats having a laugh and being in the company of your friends. That’s what WYAT is all about.”]

Josh, the group’s lead rapper, even teased, but not confirmed, a possible homecoming concert if all of their shows on the WYAT Tour will be sold out.

Following their kick-start concert on September 17, A’TIN can now save the following dates on other series of shows for the tour in different cities and countries.

Manila – 09/17 (SOLD OUT)
Cebu – 10/01
Clark – 10/08
Davao – 10/15
Dubai – 10/29
New York – 11/05
Los Angeles – 11/12
Singapore – 11-27

More dates are expected to be added to the schedule list.

SB19’s “WYAT” is now out on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment. Watch the music video here:

 

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