How do Jaya, Jay R and Jason Dy deal with singers who have ‘attitude’?

R&B singers Jason Dy, Jaya and Jay R pose for photos during the press conference for SOULJA.

MANILA -- R&B Soul Royalties Jaya, Jay R and Jason has been in Philippine music industry for quite some time.  Known as the ‘Queen of Soul’, Jaya still remains as one of the country’s music icon. She started in 1989 when she signed a record deal in the US. Meanwhile ‘King of Philippine R&B’ Jay R signed a contract in 2003 with Universal Record and the massive hit ‘Bakit Pa Ba’ was born. Jason Dy rose to fame upon winning the second season of The Voice Philippines.

With the goal of continually promoting the R&B music scene in the Philippines, the country's best singers in this music genre will hold their concert titled SOULJA at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila on August 30.

Official poster of SOULJA concert. Photo via @cornerstone

Just recently, the three R&B singers met some members of the media for their concert’s press conference at Cornerstone Studio in Quezon City.

Ask how she would deal to young singers with attitude, Jaya shares her experience without mentioning names.

“I’m just being honest. Sa TNT (Tawag ng Tanghalan), ‘di pa nga kilala eh may mga havey na mga attitude. Nalalaman namin yan. Pati ako dinadaan daanan lang. You know what I do? I ignore. What can you do to me? Inignore mo ako eh pag ikaw naramdaman mo yan, tingnan natin anong feeling diba? Just let them be. Pero marami din. Infairness talaga,” Jaya said to press.

Jaya is a resident judge in Tawag ng Tanghalan, a reality singing competition in ABS-CBN's It’s Showtime.

Jay R has a personal experience too when he was a regular act in SOP, a now defunct GMA-7 Sunday variety show.

“May bagong artist. A very young guy. Nag R&B rin. Tita Gelyn Eugenio, dati kong manager, introduced me to this new artist. Nag usap kami. Sa handshake palang medyo ang tingin niya sa akin parang competitive na agad. Unang sinabi niya sa akin: ‘Hey man are your Jay R? I’m gonna be famous than you’. Tapus nung kumanta parang wala naman,” Jay-R shares.

Jay R poses beside their concert's official poster.

Meanwhile, Jason Dy confessed he has no bad experience with fellow singers. He said that he wants to understand the situation of other people.

“Wala naman akong bad experience. I’m the type of person na ma benefit of the doubt. Kunwari pag may naramdaman ako na ano baka he/she is going through something or baka introverted lang siya. Kasi ako nung mga first few months ko nung kakapanalo ko kasi medyo introverted ako by nature kaya mahiyain talaga ako. Eh minsan pag ganun na mi misconstrue as being dismissive or  parang mayabang, cold or isnabero. Pero ngayon I learned throughout na kelangan ko palang baguhin eh yun nga nagkakaroon ng maling impression. Wala naman akong naexperience naman personally pero may mga hearsays,” Dy addressed to the press.

Jason Dy poses beside their concert's official poster.

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