“The song picked me,” Mirriam Manalo said during a blogcon held last Friday at Prologue for the launch of her debut single – UNA KA.

Written by the talented songwriting team of Elmer Blancaflor and Romer Timbreza, Mirriam said that she immediately fell in love with UNA KA from the first time she heard it. It was as if the song was especially made for her.

Aside from being his first single, Mirriam is also a first-time mom to her very beautiful daughter Layla. She is actually dedicating this song to her.

“My daughter is my number one priority, sa lahat ng ginagawa ko, nauuna ko siyang isipin talaga, which is why this song really reflects my love for her,” said Mirriam.

Mirriam also admitted that she got a little depressed during the course of her pregnancy with Layla because she lost her voice in the process. She said that her vocal range suffered and hasn’t still been able to get it back.

But we barely noticed it because when she sang the song UNA KA live and unplugged, it was as if she’s already back to her diva self.

WATCH Una Ka Live and Unplugged by Mirriam Manalo


Hearing this song reminded me of an era when OPM divas ruled the airwaves, divas like Lani Misalucha, Regine Velasquez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and many others.

UNA KA is now available under GMA Music on Apple Music, Spotify and in other digital stores nationwide. Her music video is also out now, directed by Phillip Lazaro, it features her daughter Layla.

Mirriam Manalo with Garrett Bolden

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