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BINI grateful for widespread success, seeing the ‘fruit of our labor’

April 13 ------ The members of BINI couldn’t help but tear up as they looked back on their starting point in the P-pop scene, and seeing now that their efforts and sacrifices as a group have paid off. 


In an interview with entertainment journalist MJ Felipe via ABS-CBN News’ YouTube channel, when asked about their widespread success, BINI’s Jhoanna, Aiah, Colet, Maloi, Gwen, Stacey, Mikha, and Sheena expressed their gratitude to fans for their support. “Pinaghirapan talaga namin ‘to. Parang nagpe-pay off lahat ng taon at sakripsiyo. Nakikita namin ang fruit of our labor. Thank you so much, Blooms,” said Maloi, referring to their dedicated fanbase. Meanwhile, the group’s leader, Jhoanna, said they want to savor the blessings coming their way even though their schedules have been packed. “Natatakot kami na biglang nangyari [ang success], baka biglang mawala. Pero [‘yung team na] mismo na nagsabi, ‘Deserve niyo ‘to.’” 


BINI’s goals 

Jhoanna shared that among the goals of BINI for the year is to “strengthen [their] foundation” in the Philippines and for the members to not just be recognized as the group, but also as themselves. She also said in the interview that they’re eyeing the international scene, although she noted that it depends on the trajectory of their career. “Ang goal talaga namin this year is ma-strengthen ang foundation sa Philippines. This year — posibleng magbago depending sa next song na irerelease namin — the plan is to go international. Pero siyempre, hindi pa ‘yun final,” she said. “Sana hindi [rin] kami makilala as BINI lang talaga. Siyempre, gusto naming makilala individually.” 


When asked about their upcoming concert in June, Maloi said seeing posts of fans camping to secure their desired tickets made her realize how much many people love them. “Hindi namin alam na may mga taong grabe magmahal. Kung ako, hindi ako pipila. Sa online [ako bibili]. Pero sila, naglabas sila ng time and effort and d’un namin masasabi na iba magmahal ang Blooms,” she said. 


Tickets for the group’s “BINIverse” concert are sold out, as recently announced by their label Star Music earlier this month. This prompted BINI to be asked about the clamor on social media to change its venue from the New Frontier Theater to Araneta Coliseum.  “I feel like in having a concert, you shouldn’t rush those things. It’s like a milestone for the group so we want it to be memorable for the Blooms,” Mikha said in response, while her bandmates assured that more fan events will be held in the future. 


BINI, formed by ABS-CBN’s Star Hunt Academy, debuted in June 2021 with the single “Born To Win.” They were among the female artists recognized at the Billboard Philippines Women in Music awards ceremony in March 2024. The eight-member girl group is known for their hit songs “Pantropiko,” “Na Na Na,” “Lagi,” and “Salamin, Salamin,” among others. 




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