P-Pop Group BINI Shares Their Experience Performing in America for the First Time and What's Next

If you're not already avidly listening to P-pop from the Philippines, you are majorly missing out, and we happen to think that girl group BINI is the perfect place to start.

The eight-girl ensemble is known for hit songs including "Strings," "I Feel Good" and "Golden Arrow," and this week, they traveled to the U.S. for their very first live performances for American audiences. As fans, we just had to get in on the fun, and we had the privilege of hopping on a Zoom call with them while they were in the states to learn more about the group and their time here—plus what we can expect from them in the near future.

Sweety High: Can you each introduce yourselves? What would you say are your individual roles in the group?

Aiah: I'm Aiah, the eldest here in the group. I'm 21, and I'm the main rapper of the group.

Gwen: I'm BINI Gwen, and I'm the lead rapper and lead vocalist of the group.

Stacey: I'm BINI Stacey. I'm 19 and I'm the main rapper, and the middle child of BINI.

Colet: I'm Colet. I'm 21 years old, and I'm the main vocalist, lead rapper and lead dancer.

Jhoanna: I'm BINI Jhoanna. I'm 18 years old, and I'm the lead rapper and lead vocalist of the group.

Sheena: I'm BINI Sheena. I'm the youngest (and I'm the cutest!) and I'm the main dancer.

Maloi: I'm BINI Maloi. I'm  20 years old and I'm the main vocalist.

Mikha: I'm BINI Mikha and I'm the main rapper and the lead dancer.

BINI Feel Good pink group shot

(Photo credit: ABS-CBN Music)

 

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SH: How have you enjoyed your time in Los Angeles so far?

Stacey: Oh my god, I can't believe that we're in L.A. right now! The food here is very awesome and it's very yummy, and the servings are so big. For us, they're good for like three people! And it's very cold here in Vegas and in L.A., and so I'm so excited for our New York trip! It's cold, but we enjoy the weather here. In the Philippines, it's so hot, and we're always sweating. But here, our faces are so dry because the weather here is cold. We enjoy it a lot!

 

SH: What has it been like to connect with your American fans?

Jhoanna: It's our first time performing here as a group, and it feels different when we get to interact with fans in person. To be honest, we didn't expect that we'd have so many supporters here, and knowing that BINI is still on its way up, the support that they give for BINI is enough reason for us to come back here, hopefully, very soon!

Bini I Feel Good blue group photo

(Photo credit: ABS-CBN Music)

 

SH: Do you feel that American fans have a different energy from fans in the Philippines and elsewhere?

Gwen: Actually, there's no difference when it comes to energy. Both American and Filipino fans are very enthusiastic. Very wild. They cheer everywhere. There was one point where there was a casual audience passing by, and they were cheering for us, and they were smiling and waving. They're very friendly and welcoming.

 

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SH: The last couple of months have been full of great new music from BINI. How would you describe the sound of your most recent releases?

Sheena: For our second album, and our recently released songs, it's very versatile. We aren't locked up in one genre. We can make you feel good, we can make you feel sad, we can make you feel like you're partying.

Mikha: That's really amazing because we get to explore our different genres. We really want to show our versatility to our moods and our duality. We can do slow songs, party songs, happy or sad songs, or fierce and powerful songs.

 

SH: What are your favorite songs to perform live at the moment? 

Maloi: We actually love performing all of them, but for me, it's "Strings" because it is a very challenging song. I love the challenge and I love the pressure when I perform it, because it requires a certain amount of energy.

Gwen: And stamina!

Maloi: And stamina that you have to exert. You have to deliver it.

Stacey: I love "I Feel Good."

Maloi: And "No Fear."

 

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SH: Is there anything you can tease about what you'll be up to next?

Aiah: We're going to be creating more music, as always, and we actually have a lot that's just waiting to be released. We have a lot of recorded music already, so we're just waiting for our next release. We also get to do more concerts and have events, and we get to do a lot of travels like us being here in L.A.  I hope we get to have a part two of this.

Maloi: And part three!

Aiah: Part three and four, and go to different countries. We just want to do as much as we can.

Mikha: And collaborate with different artists, too.

BINI Feel Good pink group shot

(Photo credit: ABS-CBN Music)

 

SH: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Stacey: Make sure to follow us on our social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and TikTok) and on our BINIPH YouTube!

 

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