5 Filipino Americans Getting Mad Props on YouTube

D-Pryde and his crew from the music video for "Mobbin'"

Asians are blowing up on YouTube. And Filipino Americans are blazing a mighty bright trail! Here are five Filipino Americans getting mad props on YouTube. Some have songs on iTunes; some are exclusively on video. But on YouTube their channels generate thousands and millions of views.

Check them out! Their talents speak volumes about their passion and drive to make it in the music biz.

Do you have a favorite Filipino/Filipino American YouTube star? Let us know in the comments.

JR Aquino – "Climax (Usher Cover)"

Why he is awesome

Have you listened to his voice? That pretty much speaks for itself. Popular for his acoustic R&B covers of popular songs and his hit single, "By Chance (You & I)", JRA has reached up to 53 million video views on his YouTube channel. He also was a contestant on "The Voice" working with Cee-Lo Green. Let's be real, R&B needs a Filipino.


D-Pryde – "Mobbin'"

Why he is awesome

Sick rhymes and he sings? If you ask me I think that’s what’s hot right now. He is known for his covers of hit rap songs and putting his own rap verses and is now looking into making his own music. Oh and you can’t forget his Ray-Ban Wayfarers and his “Justin Bieber” hair, people like that too. He recently just dropped his first mixtape Flagship that you can download for free at http://www.dprydemusic.com. MARS MUSIC!


Legaci – "Replay (Iyaz Cover)"

Why they are awesome

An ALL Filipino R&B/Pop group. These guys have some of the best harmonies out there. So good it got them an opportunity to tour with Justin Bieber. If you’re going on tour with one of the popular music figures in music today, you’re doing something right. Currently, Legaci is working on their own music. Check out their new single Never Got Over You. Le-Le-Legaci.


Jeremy "Passion" Manongdo – "Feel-Good Favorites Medley"

Why he is awesome:

If you’re looking for a very talented guitarist and pianist with a perfectly smooth voice, Passion is your guy. After his first single, "Lemonade", went viral, people knew they found someone special. With beautiful covers/renditions and heartfelt originals, Passion is somebody you have to take a look at, over 30 million people already have.


AJ Rafael – "When We Say"

Why he is awesome

Over 92 million video views on his YouTube channel, say what!?! With his popular singles "We Could Happen", "When We Say", and "Without You", AJ is not a musician you should pass up on if you like the singer/songwriter type. He is also highly involved in Music Speaks, an autism benefit concert, as one of the headline performers.


John Ricarte with his buddy Cody

John Ricarte with his buddy Cody

John Ricarte is an eclectic listener who loves new music as much as the classics. He is currently attending Lawrence Technological University in Michigan. Follow him on Twitter @johnricarte33.