MEGA

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

JAMES REID

It has been four years since MEGA last crossed paths with James Reid. Back then, he was one half of the most prominent love team of the time, with several projects lined up and a fast-rising career desired by many. Now, at the colorful and festive country of Brazil, James joins us in an exclusive tell-all of his recent and future travails—his career in music, his relationship with Nadine Lustre, and his much-awaited plans for the future, the artist ingénue speaks up, sharing his truth with no reservations.

James starts, “A lot has happened since Greece. Probably the biggest change was me leaving Viva and being 100% hands-on with Careless. That’s definitely been the biggest change. It’s been crazy. I’ll tell you that it’s very difficult. But it’s been a really good learning experience for me. I’m kind of taking things to my own hand—besides taking care of myself and my own career.” An iconic superstar of his generation, James has lived much of his life under the watchful eye of the public—and with it, the burdens of its praise and scrutiny. A successful career spanning nearly a decade is something that most artists can only dream of, and James has nothing but gratitude for the life that he has been blessed with. Yet like most young artists who have spent a huge majority of their career on a well-drawn blueprint, the desire to break away from the mold can prove too tempting. And James took his leap of faith.

“I felt that I had some things that I wanted to do. And my ideas were different from Viva’s (his former management agency). So I decided it was best that I take control of my career. We’re still on good terms. But I don’t know, I had a different vision of where I would be in my career and a lot of it was to do with music. I really wanted to push it further and I wanted to see how far I can take this,” James tells us. The decision was a bold and unexpected move that astonished both fans and critics. With his departure from Viva, the agency handed him his music label—then known as Careless Music Manila—and with it, the management duties. Now the chairman of the recently independent label, he takes on a gargantuan task—one that he is more than willing

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Centres d'intérêt associés

Plus de MEGA

MEGA3 min de lecture
Beauty Store Info
AESOP G/F Greenbelt 5, Online via aesop.greenbelt@wwi. ph; AIVEE SKIN Online via theaiveeclinic.com; AVEDA G/F Greenbelt 5, Online via Zalora, Select Salons; AVEENO Leading department stores, Online via Lazada, Shopee, Watsons; BABYLISS Rustan’s, Ans
MEGA2 min de lecture
Make Time For Our Ocean
The depths of the world's oceans have long mystified our imaginations to the point that it has become a subject of fear. It's an innate feeling for us on the surface-we fear what we don't know. But one word often escapes us when describing the vast w
MEGA5 min de lecture
A Study In Beauty
The start of the decade defied all of our expectations. Sure, it has had its lows; living in isolation, less human contact, and a seemingly endless string of bad news among other things. You might feel spent, and that’s okay, because we’re here to ch