Mica Javier: Get to Know the All-In-One Music Performer

Rocky Batara

Mica Javier is a Timbaland Productions recording artist known for an edgy Pop-R&B sound. She is often compared to the likes of Cassie, Janet, Nelly Furtado and Madonna, but her biggest influence is Jennifer Lopez, whom she opened for as the official front act to the first ever J.LO Dance Again concert in Manila. With a background in contemporary dance, modern jazz and hip-hop, and a singer-songwriter acoustic guitarist at heart, Mica’s roster of drum-heavy danceable yet melodic stadium pop records has begun to make waves.

In a 75-song licensing deal between Timbaland Productions and Extreme Music-SONY/ATV, a number of her records were licensed by major TV shows, commercials, and films in the US. The first of which was her record “3000 Light Years”, picked up by Fox’s hit musical TV series GLEE in 2011. The same song was also picked up by Lifetime’s popular reality show DANCE MOMS in 2012, and then released as a featured single on iTunes. Another of her records picked up by Extreme Music was “Freedom Song”, which she was invited to perform live in New York City for the annual Project Lipstick fundraiser, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women. She shot the “Freedom Song” music video with award winning director Paul Coy Allen, and DP Rob Witt. Mica has since caught the attention of other music industry veterans such as Chad Hugo of N.E.R.D., who included her song “Joy Joy Joy” on his most recent mixtape with MSSL CMMND, Why Fight the Space Age, in March 2013.

In June 2013, MICA released her first ever single in her hometown, Manila, a duet called "Tonight", featuring the Philippines' king of RNB, Jay-R. Produced by WizzDumb from the Timbaland camp, and written by Mica and Jay-R, the single shot to No. 1 on the Wave 89.1 FM (Manila's leading high-end radio station for urban music) Top 8 at 8 music chart. It also lingered at Top 10 on the Soul Review Countdown for weeks. The sexy and edgy "Tonight" music video, directed by Romson Niega and edited by Ninja Scrawl, was premiered by MYX Philippines, the number one music video channel in the country. The video pushed the envelope for OPM (Original Pilipino Music), as it climbed both the Top 20 Pinoy Myx Countdown, and the Myx Hit Chart simultaneously. Due to the success and popularity of "Tonight", Mica and JayR were invited to perform their single live on GMA7's most prominent TV shows Sunday All Stars, Walang Tulugan, Love HotLine, and MARS, alongside their backup dancers, the Philippine All Stars.

After having been exposed to the audiences of such popular TV shows, Mica was then invited to guest solo on TV5's newest hit show, The Mega and the Songwriter, with megastar Sharon Cuneta and songwriter-extraordinaire Ogie Alcasid. She joined two other "new breed" of artists, Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez's son Robin Nievera, and Kuh Ledesma's daughter Isabella Gonzales, where all three were pegged as the up and coming artists following in the footsteps of their relatives who are veteran icons in the Philippine Music Industry.  In 2014 Mica took home the Best New Female Artist at the Aliw awards and Best Female Artist at the Urban Wave 89.1 FM Awards along with Best Collaboration with Tonight by Mica Javier and JayR. 

Mica is not just a Model, singer/performer but an entrepreneur as well.  In the same year she launched MNL Scents. Available at selected Cinderella's, Fisher Mall and www.iheartmnl.com. - The Lifestyle Portal

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