Marion Aunor is a multi-awarded Filipino indie pop singer-songwriter and producer. She started out in the music industry when she joined a national televised songwriting competition (Himig Handog 2013) with her soulful and heartbreaking piano ballad called “If You Ever Change Your Mind” which won 2nd runner up. Since then she has released two self-titled albums (“Marion Aunor” and “MARION”) plus several singles under her belt. Her hit songs include “Pumapag-ibig”, “Free Fall Into Love”, “How Can I”, and covers of “I Love You Always Forever” and “Closer You and I”. As a live performer, she is usually seen playing a piano.
Aside from her main genre, she has also dabbled in pop, jazz/blues, and even EDM. But this year she has decided to go back to her roots and focus on writing soulful Filipino pop ballads starting with some tracks she released this year like “Ikaw Pa Rin Ang Pipiliin Ko” and her latest hit song “Akala” which has been included in the iTunes Charts and the Global Viral 50 chart on Spotify and continues to be in the Philippines Viral 50 and Top 50 charts.
This artist is the recipient of 2 Awit Awards (“Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist”, 2014 and “Best Pop Recording”, 2016) and 2 PMPC Star Awards (“New Female Recording Artist of the Year”, 2014 and “Female Pop Artist of the Year”, 2016). She has also received a total of 12 Awit Award nominations in the 5 years she has spent in the Philippine music industry. This year she has been nominated once again by the PMPC as “Female Pop Artist of the Year” for her song “Akala”. She is also an associate member of The Recording Academy aka the GRAMMYs.
Most people may know Marion from her music being featured as theme songs and official soundtracks of blockbuster movies such as “The Day After Valentines”, “Ex with Benefits”, “Always Be My Maybe”, “Achy Breaky Hearts”, “Extra Service”, “Loving In Tandem”, “Ang Pambansang Third Wheel”, and “Never Not Love You”. Her music has also be used as TV station IDs and TV series soundtracks. You may have also heard her voice in several commercial jingles including Nescafe, McDonalds, and Zonrox to name a few.
She has also performed as front act for international singer-songwriters Carly Rae Jepsen (at the Araneta Coliseum) and Anne Marie. Other than the Philippines, she has also toured her music in the US, Canada, Dubai, and Germany.
Currently, she continues to release singles, music videos, and is also building up her repertoire as a songwriter for other artists. So far she has written for Filipino icons such as Jona, Erik Santos, Kathryn Bernardo, Alex Gonzaga, Ylona Garcia, Rayver Cruz, Kyla, Inigo Pascual, Nina, and Boyband PH.
As a producer, she has worked on songs she has written for Xian Lim and Leila Alcasid.
She has also hosted awards shows, acted in indie films, and was even nominated by the Philippine Movie Press Club as “New Movie Actress of the Year”.
Her music can be found in Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, or by getting a physical copy in record stores nationwide.