LOS ANGELES, CA – Inigo Pascual’s performance last Monday at the Staples Center as selected Filipino American artist at the LA Clippers’ Filipino Heritage Night was both historic and a personally special moment for the artist.
“I remember driving by the Staples Center when I was little or seeing it on TV when the LA Lakers or Clippers played and imagined how great it would be to perform there one day.
It’s crazy to have that dream come true,” said Pascual.
The sold-out crowd of over 19,000 attendees of every ethnicity filled the arena, a true testament to Pascual’s growing international popularity, being booked for the event the same week that his new single Catching Feelings is trending on popular millennial music app, TikTok, and nearing 2M global plays on Spotify alone.
Pascual performed “Catching Feelings” but ended with the nostalgic “Dahil Sa’yo” (“Because of You”) to match the Filipino Heritage Night’s theme. Written when Pascual was only 19 years old, the song topped the Billboard charts in the Philippines with over 100 million YouTube plays on the music and lyric video.
Pascual just released the music video to “Catching Feelings” with the dance co-choreographed by Phil Tayag, creative director and choreographer to Bruno Mars. Pascual met Tayag at the “ASAP Natin To Bay Area” concert when they performed together a medley of Bruno’s classic hits at the SAP Center in San Jose. The two said they would love to work on something together and kept in touch since.
Other participants of Filipino Heritage Night included Tarsier Records R&B singer/songwriter Kiana V., Bay Area’s top rapper/producer P-Lo, stars of the new film, Fabulous Filipino Brothers, actors Dante/Dion Basco and DJ E-Man, one of the most influential Filipinos working in music.