Artist Information for Parokya Ni Edgar

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Name: Parokya Ni Edgar

Followers: 3,432,244

Monthly Listeners: 3,480,996

Top Cities:

  • Quezon City, PH (486,253 listeners)
  • Caloocan City, PH (204,413 listeners)
  • Davao City, PH (198,449 listeners)
  • Manila, PH (194,499 listeners)
  • Cebu City, PH (174,729 listeners)

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Biography:
Parokya Ni Edgar (Parish of Edgar) are the Philippines' reigning court jesters, writing witty pop-punk songs with often strange subject matter. The band was formed in Ateneo High School in Manila, Philippines by six students: vocalist Chito Miranda, back-up singer and dancer Vinci Montaner, guitarists Darius Semana and Gab CheeKee, bassist Buwi Meneses, and drummer Dindin Moreno. Originally called Comic Relief, the group specialized in performing parodies of well-known songs. In 1994, the band began performing at Manila's hotbed for alternative music, Club Dredd. The group's oddball outfits and goofy stage antics made them local favorites. The band was eventually signed to Universal with the help of Richard Tan, the manager of Philippine punk groups the Youth and Teeth. The Youth's Robert Javier produced Parokya Ni Edgar's 1996 debut, KHANGKHUNGKHERRNitZ The Album. The unusually titled album went platinum in six months. However, the success of the song "Buloy" would eventually haunt them later as its troubled protagonist, a real-life friend of the band, killed himself just as the lyrics described after the track was released and became immensely popular. Nevertheless, the group's irreverent antics -- such as taking melodies from tunes by the Clash and Bob Dylan and fitting them with hilarious Tagalog lyrics - appealed to the masses as well as to their underground followers. A year later, Parokya Ni Edgar's second full-length BURUGUDUYSTUNSTUGUDUNSTUY found them venturing into some serious material while retaining the comedic moments of their previous effort. The song "Please Don't Touch My Birdie" was another controversial hit for the band as the lyrics had a sexual double meaning. The group was seen as the next Eraserheads, a Filipino rock group that were superstars in their homeland. In 1999, the band's "Harana" video was selected as the Asian Viewers' Choice at the MTV awards in New York City. The group toured the U.S. in 2002. ~ Michael Sutton, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers Album Image Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Track Count: 16
Total Play Count: 0
Borbolen Album Image Borbolen
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2021-12-10
Track Count: 14
Total Play Count: 0
Pogi Years Old Album Image Pogi Years Old
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Track Count: 21
Total Play Count: 0
Solid Album Image Solid
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2007-11-23
Track Count: 19
Total Play Count: 0
Inuman Sessions, Vol. 2 (Live) Album Image Inuman Sessions, Vol. 2 (Live)
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Track Count: 17
Total Play Count: 0
Gulong Itlog Gulong Album Image Gulong Itlog Gulong
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Track Count: 25
Total Play Count: 0
Sing Album Image Sing
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Smile Album Image Smile
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2020-09-18
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Matira Matibay (Singles 1994-2007) Album Image Matira Matibay (Singles 1994-2007)
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Track Count: 19
Total Play Count: 0
Inuman Sessions, Vol. 1 Album Image Inuman Sessions, Vol. 1
Label: Universal Records
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Track Count: 17
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Your Song Track Image Your Song
Playcount: 168,299,633
Duration: 02:48
Your Song (My One and Only You) Track Image Your Song (My One and Only You)
Playcount: 168,299,633
Duration: 02:46
Harana Track Image Harana
Playcount: 96,334,890
Duration: 03:02
Harana Track Image Harana
Playcount: 96,334,890
Duration: 03:02
Harana Track Image Harana
Playcount: 96,334,890
Duration: 03:03
Gitara Track Image Gitara
Playcount: 79,091,102
Duration: 04:03
Gitara Track Image Gitara
Playcount: 79,091,102
Duration: 04:04
Gitara Track Image Gitara
Playcount: 79,091,102
Duration: 04:02
Pangarap Lang Kita Track Image Pangarap Lang Kita
Playcount: 70,887,789
Duration: 03:14
Pangarap Lang Kita Track Image Pangarap Lang Kita
Playcount: 70,887,789
Duration: 03:15

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Gloc-9 Artist Image Gloc-9
Collaborations: 5
Chito Miranda Artist Image Chito Miranda
Collaborations: 3
Jay Contreras
Collaborations: 2
Francis M.
Collaborations: 2
Rico Blanco Artist Image Rico Blanco
Collaborations: 2
Shanti Dope Artist Image Shanti Dope
Collaborations: 2
DJ Klumcee
Collaborations: 2
Allan Bordeus
Collaborations: 1
Happee Sy Artist Image Happee Sy
Collaborations: 1
Jomal Linao
Collaborations: 1