It has now been 40 years since Martin Nievera returned to the Philippines and ventured into the entertainment business. To celebrate this milestone he is performing on Saturday, Nov. 19 at The Theatre at Solaire in M4D, which is promised to be a career spanning concert.
Being the son of the legendary balladeer Bert Nievera, Martin had dreamed of following in his father’s footsteps since he was a kid. After being tapped to sing background to Barry Manilow and besting over 4,000 contestants in the California State Talent Competition, he decided he had what it takes to be a singer.
Vicor Music Corporation signed Martin to a recording contract in 1982. Vicor president Vic del Rosario Jr. handpicked the Vehnee Saturno composition Be My Lady to be part of his first album Take 1, which was released in 1983. The song turned out to be a massive hit and became the beginning of four decades of more hits.
Among those that followed were How Can I, Each Day with You, Pain, Paradise, Please Don’t Throw My Love Away, Christmas Won’t be the Same without You, Say That You Love Me, Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin, Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap, Forever, You are My Song, Ikaw, Kahit Isang Saglit, Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin and so many others contained in the 28 albums he had recorded.
Martin’s success as a recording artist fanned out into other areas of entertainment. Aside from singing, Martin is also a lyricist for songs like You are my Song and Forever. He appeared in movies like Always and Forever and Si Mister at si Misis. His packed performances earned him the title of Concert King. He also dominated television starting with Penthouse Live in 1984 down to Martin and Pops Twogether down to the talk show Martin After Dark and others.
As of today, Martin is considered one of the greatest stars in the history of Philippine entertainment. Despite his success, he continues to work. He is host of the TV show ASAP, he is fully booked for shows here and abroad and he is now working on a new album.
Find out more about the talent and the driving force behind his success in M4D 40 years of Martin Nievera on Nov. 19, 2022, Saturday 8PM at The Theatre at Solaire. Ticket prices are Platinum P13,000; SVIP, P8,600; VIP, P7,000; Gold, P5,500; Lower Balcony, P2,500; Upper Balcony, P1,500.
For inquiries, Call Viva Live at 632-8687-7236 or 639-088144601. Presented by Phoenix Super LPG; Botejyu, Wingzone. Co-presented by Solaire Resort Entertainment City, Philippine Airlines. Major Sponsors: McDonald’s, Limitless. Official Media Partners; PBO, Viva Cinema, TMC, Sari-Sari, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight. Special thanks to Belo, Jing Monis.