SB19 is NCCA’s Newest Youth Ambassador │ GMA News Online

The National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) has chosen SB19 as the new Youth Ambassadors and the face of their global organization, Sentro Rizal.

According to the announcement posted Thursday, the pop group Pinoy was chosen “not only for their growing fan base and influence in the local and international scenes, but also for their willingness to support the efforts of the NCCA, as well as for their genuine concern for advocacy.” …to elevate the Filipino spirit, music and culture to the world stage.”

SB19 is a five-piece Filipino pop group consisting of Pablo, Josh, Justin, Ken and Stell.

They have gained recognition as the first Southeast Asian and Filipino act to be nominated on Billboard Music as a Top Social Artist in 2021 and the first Filipino act to reach a second peak in the international Billboard Social 50 and Next Big Sound Charts.

This month they topped Billboard’s weekly Hot Trending Songs chart with their single “Bazinga.”

Apart from their numerous achievements, NCCA also mentioned SB19’s participation in various activities initiated and supported by the NCCA, namely, the annual celebration of the Philippine-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival; Padayon: The NCCA Hour; SR San Francisco’s Kalayaan 2021: A Virtual Celebration of the 123rd Philippine Independence Day and the 75th Anniversary of Philippine-American Relations; SR Berne Fernweh Festival; and Sonik Philippines 2021.

The Sentro Rizal is a government sponsored organization whose primary purpose is the promotion of Filipino art, culture and language worldwide. —Margaret Claire Layug/JCB, GMA News

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