I met Titus John Monterde (or TJ Monterde) in Cagayan de Oro several years ago. He was friends with my brother Bon and we had a lot of mutual friends as well.
He was already a celebrity in his own right then. A popular local TV host of ABS-CBN regional lifestyle show “Mag TV Northern Mindanao,” TJ Monterde already had a following. Which wasn’t entirely surprising since I knew TJ’s friendly, smart and approachable. What I didn’t know then was that the boy could sing as well.
Fast forward years later, Teej now has his very own record album entitled “Ikaw At Ako.” Released by Galaxy Records and distributed by Polyeast Records, TJ Monterde’s album boasts of 6 well-loved OPM hits and 5 originally penned songs, including his own composition “Ikaw At Ako,” to which the album was named after. “Ikaw at Ako” also served as the official song for the YouTube viral film called “My Super Fan Girl.”
Check out the official music video of “Ikaw At Ako” by TJ Monterde:
Now was that soulful singing or what?
The album, sold nationwide for only Php 200.00 (very affordable, folks!), includes these beautiful OPM hit songs: Cold Summer Nights (Francis Magalona), Hindi Mo Ba Minamahal (Dingdong Avanzado), Iyong-iyo (Big Thing), Mabuti Pa Sila (Gary Granada), Mahal na Mahal (Archie D) and Wag na Lang Kaya (Truefaith).
You can order digital copies of TJ’s album via MyMusicStore (click, click!) and iTunes.
By the way, TJ tells me that there will soon be a grand album launch. I’ll keep you all updated
Congratulations, Teej! I’m proud of you! Remain humble and always value your fans. See you soon!