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Jed Madela is slowly working on establishing a music career in other Asian countries

After his successful album release in Malaysia, Jed Madela is set to do the same thing in Indonesia.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

12/1/2011 8:55 AM
Jed Madela is slowly working on establishing a music career in other Asian countries


120111-jed_main.jpgJed Madela attended the premiere night of Won’t Last A Day Without You starring Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson last November 29, Tuesday. Just like many who caught the movie, Jed gave his two thumbs up for the romantic-comedy flick from Star Cinema, which is expected to be become a hit in the coming weeks.

Jed is currently busy establishing an international career after his Malaysian released album, Between Us, placed second in Malaysia’s best-selling albums list some weeks ago. He recalled that the hard work that went into creating the album, but said it was all worth it. “It was not easy [because] we had such a short time to promote, less than a week. The schedule was crazy. We had to be up three o’clock in the morning kasi malayo ang radio stations nila and buong araw guestings, photo shoots, interviews, press conferences, lahat pinuno nila ang week na ‘yon. The next day ganun na naman, I barely had sleep[(but] it was all worth it.”  The ASAP mainstay was also chosen to sing the theme song of a teleserye in Malaysia together with Malaysian Idol finalist Nikki Palikat.

Jed was relieved with the album’s success, especially since he had initial doubts if Malaysians would take to his music. He shared, “May mga doubts ka din that people, would just look and listen to me [tapos] ‘di naman papatok ang album. You know, I’m thankful nakita ko ang suporta ng kapwa natin Pinoy whenever I perform live doon [at] ‘di lang Pinoy, pati mga Malaysians doon kasi halos magkapareho ang music natin so full support sila.”

He continued that he hopes to make the same impression in Indonesia, which he plans to visit early next year. He said that he has started recording songs and will make an Indonesian release this coming January.

Because of his latest stint abroad, the singer was inevitably asked about being compared to Christian Bautista who is a recognized singer in Asian countries. Jed defended, “Christian has his own market, I have my own market, he has his own style in singing I have my own style. ‘Yung mga gumagawa ng conflict and issues between us are people who would love to hear fire and ganun ang industriya, if there is something na mapag-uusapan, ‘yun ang gusto nilang gatungan. Christian and I are really good friends.”

If there are issues any issues involving them, Jed disclosed that he and Christian make it a point to reach out to each other so they can immediately resolve the issue. “Okay ‘yung relationship namin ngayon kasi napag-uusapan namin,” he said.