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BINI: A Phenomenal Year With The Nation’s P-Pop Girl Group

BINI not only represents P-Pop but also the young, modern Filipinas who were born to win. In this exclusive, we celebrate the group's achievements so far, as it marks its first anniversary in the industry

BINI, just like the group’s debut single, is born to win—win the hearts of adoring fans and music lovers worldwide!

Dreamy visuals, honey vocals, alluring appeal, electric stage presence, and endless charm—the girls of BINI (Jhoanna Robles, Aiah Arceta, Colet Vergara, Maloi Ricalde, Gwen Apuli, Stacey Sevilleja, Mikha Lim, and Sheena Catacutan) have ’em all!

Marking a year since their official debut on June 11, 2021, the ladies or the “binibinis” of BINI have made remarkable achievements that made Blooms, their fandom, certainly so proud. The ladies have come so far from their early days as Star Hunt Academy (SHA) trainees from 2018 to 2020.

In just a year alone, the group was able to release their debut album Born to Win, showcase hit songs like the title track “Born To Win” and “Na Na Na.” They even wowed with their performances onstage via their sibling group concert that’s streamed worldwide with BGYO called “One Dream: The BINI & BGYO Concert” and their participation on music festivals notably on 1MX Dubai and the PPOP CON

Last year, BINI was the MTV Asia Spotlight Artist for October and November. The ladies also won Best Female Group at the Saludo Excellence Awards 2021, “an award-giving body focusing on the good works of individuals and organizations that aim to help the community grow and foster especially during hard times.”

BINI on the cover of Metro
BINI on the cover of Metro | On Sheena: Black T-shirt by Chanel, green biker jacket by Blackcode Manila, and sneakers by Off-White | On Jhoanna: Denim dress by Blackcode Manila | On Aiah: Black dress by LA Glamour Queen and black boots by Off-White | On Colet: Green T-shirt by COMME des GARÇONS, gray suit by Blackcode Manila, printed socks by Vetements, and black heels by YSL | On Gwen: Green top and snakeskin pants by H&M | On Maloi: Red jacket by Off-White, pink pants by Versace, studded button-down by H&M, and black boots by Zara | On Stacey: Black jacket by H&M, dark blue pants by Versace, and tulle dress by Blackcode Manila | On Mikha: Navy blue sweater by Off-White, black lace dress by Blackcode Manila, and silver boots by Nereku | Photography by Rxandy Capinpin
BGYO: Gazing Into The Future With “The Aces of P-Pop”


BGYO: Gazing Into The Future With “The Aces of P-Pop”

Just recently, BINI was featured on iconic and international magazine Rolling Stone and was named as one of Spotify RADAR’s rising global artists. BINI made it to the list as one of the emerging artists who bring “a little something for everyone, whether you need hope or healing” through the upbeat special summer single “Pit A Pat.” As one of Spotify’s “new artists on the horizon,” BINI was also featured on a massive digital billboard at the New York Times Square

As if that’s not enough, BINI is also set to conquer the moon—nah, just kidding but really—by joining fellow artists Moira dela Torre, Angela Ken, and BGYO in preserving some of their songs through The Lunar Codex time capsules that will be launched to the Moon in 2023. Like any other time capsule, it is meant to preserve contemporary works for future reference and for future generations to discover.

BINI on the cover of Metro
On Aiah: White dress by LA Glamour Queen | On Sheena: Black dress by Giambattista | On Stacey: Black bodysuit by LA Glamour Queen and black leather skirt by The House of Vilrique | On Gwen: Black suit dress by ZyrillJaneCollection | On Maloi: White suit dress by LA Glamour Queen | On Mikha: Black corset gown by Andrea Mari Atelier | On Jhoanna: White coat by ZyrillJaneCollection | On Colet: Embellished coat by Blackcode Manila | Photography by Rxandy Capinpin

Now dubbed as the “Nation’s Girl Group,” BINI also just released a new single titled “Lagi” last June 24, and quickly charted atop the iTunes Philippines chart and was trending on YouTube music. The colorful pop song, with an equally vibrant music video, which “highlights all the magical and exciting feelings that the presence of a new lover brings to one’s life.” It was written and composed by Louie Canaria and arranged by Ramiru Mataro, with vocal production by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo.

BINI is currently booked and busy preparing for upcoming major shows such as TUGATOG: The Filipino Music Festival 2022, happening on July 15, 2022 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena, and the BE YOU: The World Will Adjust Benefit Concert on July 22, 2022 at MOA Arena and will be performing with BGYO, Lady Pipay and no less than K-pop superstars Red Velvet.

In this exclusive, the beautiful, bold and brave dream-chasers BINI members Jhoanna Robles, Aiah Arceta, Colet Vergara, Maloi Ricalde, Gwen Apuli, Stacey Sevilleja, Mikha Lim, and Sheena Catacutan share what it’s like to debut and how life have been since they were officially introduced as P-Pop power sweethearts.

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This special cover with Metro not only celebrates their first anniversary in the industry, but is also part of the #MetroxStarMagic30 content series in collaboration with Star Magic and its 30th anniversary this year. A Family Affair lead actress and top YouTube content creator Ivana Alawi was the first cover girl to be unveiled under this series. BINI's sibling group, BGYO, is also a part of this series.

Check out the music video of BINI's latest single, "Lagi," below:

Photography by Rxandy Capinpin

Creative direction by Chookie Cruz

Sittings editors: Geolette EsguerraRed Dimaandal, and Grace Libero-Cruz

Makeup by Carell Garcia and Julius Cabanisas

Hairstyling by Jan EdrosolanCristine Benoman, and Dale Mallari

Visual direction and styling by Ica Villanueva

Styling associate: Francis Torres

Photography assistant: Joe Andy

Videography by Kyle Espiritu

Shot on location at Balara Content House

Special thanks to Star Magic, MQ Mallari, Jovy Aberion, and Lauren Dyogi

EXCLUSIVE: Meet The Members Of BINI, As The P-Pop Girl Group Officially Makes Its Debut (Part 1)


EXCLUSIVE: Meet The Members Of BINI, As The P-Pop Girl Group Officially Makes Its Debut (Part 1)

EXCLUSIVE: Meet The Members Of BINI, As The P-Pop Girl Group Officially Makes Its Debut (Part 2)


EXCLUSIVE: Meet The Members Of BINI, As The P-Pop Girl Group Officially Makes Its Debut (Part 2)