Since it’s release in October 2016, Dahil Sa ‘Yo by Iñigo Pascual proved to be a hit among Filipino listeners—ranking number one in Billboard Philippines’ year-end chart Top 20 in 2017 while generating the highest number of views in the history of Original Pilipino Music videos at the same time, eventually beating Yeng Constantino’s Ikaw by a margin of 7 million.
And while there have been a lot of new music that followed later, Iñigo’s first-ever single continues to dominate the local music scene. Recently, Dahil Sa ‘Yo was announced by Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP), an association of respected composers, lyric-writers, and music publishers in the Philippines, as the top five among their chosen OPM tracks for 2018.
Iñigo, who not only performed the song but also composed it, expressed his gratitude towards FILSCAP and his musc team on Instagram. “It’s been two years since I first released this song and my life has been a crazy roller coaster since. Hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala everytime nagpeperform ako at narinig kong alam niyo ang kantang ako lang dati ang may kabisado.”
“Salamat sa Loveties and Marñigos at sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa music ko! Mas maga-aral pa ako at mas pagbubutihan ko pa. Love you guys! Salamat din siyempre sa taong tumulong sa akin sa pagrarap, at ang sumulat ng rap part ng kantang ‘to, [Gabriel Tagadtad]! At sa taong naglagay ng magic sa kantang ‘to,[KidWolf], solid ka men! Salamat din sa FILSCAP, sa pagbibigay ng importansya at suporta sa mga musikero’t musikera. Mabuhay ang OPM!,” wrote Piolo Pasual’s son, vowing that he will never stop creating music for himself and his fans.