Unique Salonga is a young talented Filipino. He is a singer and songwriter who got into the limelight as a vocalist and frontman of the famous band IV of Spades. At the age of 19 years, the celebrity has achieved a lot as a musician. Other than the numerous awards he won with the band, he has also released multiple hits that have been a commercial success.
The Manila-born handsome celebrity commenced his illustrious music career in 2014 at a tender age of 14 years. After four years as a vocalist and frontman of the IV of Spades, the singer decided to disengage and pursue a career as a solo artist. Get to discover more about the youngster and why he is a role model for many around the world.
Unique Salonga profile summary
- Unique Salonga real name: Unique Torralba Salonga
- Nickname: Unique
- Date of birth: April 26th, 2000
- Unique Salonga age: 19 years
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Place of birth: Manila, Philippines
- Unique Salonga birthday: April 26th
- Gender: Male
- Nationality: Philippines
- Profession: Musician, songwriter and director
- Years active: 2014 - Present
- Marital status: Not married
- Unique Salonga parents: Randy Salonga and Llewelyn Torralba
Unique Salonga biography
Unique is a Filipino musician, songwriter and director. He was born and raised in Manila, in the Philippines on April 26th, 2000. He is the son to Randy Salonga and Llewelyn Torralba father and mother respectively. His real name is Unique Torralba Salonga. Not much about his early life is known to the public, least to mention Unique Salonga school.
The star started his career as a vocalist and IV of Spades frontman and later pursued a solo career.
IV of Spades frontman
So how did who did he become the band's frontman? In June 2014, Allan Silonga created a band for his son named Blaster. The band's title was IV of shade. Other than Blaster as the lead guitarist, they were able to employ the services of Badjao de Castro and Zild Benitez, as a drummer and bassist respectively. Later on, Unique was recruited to become the lead singer of the band.
During his spell at four of shades, the band signed to a record label, and under Warner Music Philippines they unleashed their first song tagged Ilaw sa Daan. In 2017, the band dropped two hits. On July 9, 2017, the released Hey Barbara followed by Where Have You Been My Disco? on December 9, 2017. The fourth single of the band titled Mundo came in 2018. This was the groups most significant breakthrough as it recorded the highest views on YouTube.
With the group, the star has won several accolades and recognition. Here are some of the awards and nominations.
At the MYX Music Awards the group;
- Won the MYX Bandarito and New Artist of the Year awards
- Nominated as Group of the Year
Additionally, the band has won Air Asia's Dreams Come True and Favorite New Group award during the 30th annual Awit Awards.
A solo artist
Unique Salonga left four of Spades to pursue a solo career on May 4th in 2018. He has unleashed an album called Grandma. Some of Unique Salonga songs as a solo artist include;
- Apoy ng Kandila(2018)
- Midnight Sky (2018)
- Cha-Ching! (2018)
- Bukod-Tangi (2019)
- Sino (2019)
- Lamang Lupa (2019)
Unique Salonga girlfriend and relationship affairs
The guitarist has managed to keep his relationship affairs private. As much as we can comfortable tell that he is not yet married, anything to do with a girlfriend remains unclear and we will perhaps need to wait longer. However, the star remains focused on his career at the moment.
IV of Spades exit controversies
Early May 2018, the fans of IV of Spades were shocked with the untimely exit of one of the members in the crew. The band which consisted of four young upcoming artists made it clear to their fans that Unique Salonga, their lead vocalist has departed the group to pursue personal activities.
The band through the remaining members Zild, Blaster and Badjao went ahead to thank their fans for their relentless efforts in supporting the group. They also assured them that despite the unfortunate circumstance, they would continue to create more pieces of music and attend shows.
Salonga's early exit was unfortunate for the group with many fans pointing an accusing finger at former manager Kean Cipriano. According to online fans, Kean coerced the young talented artist to leave the group so that he could sign him.
Kean was quick to deny the allegations saying there was no way he could that. He also said that he was saddened by the news that Unique had left the band. Furthermore, they revealed that after disengaging, the artist requested him if he could manage his projects, and that is how he ended up signing with O/C Records.
Unique, on the other hand, took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and rendered an apology for those he did disappoint. He ended by inviting them into his new chapter.
Unique Salonga meme
The star shot to popularity at a very young age of fourteen when he joined IV of Spades. Despite his departure, the band's fame remains, thanks to many impressive numbers that continue to enjoy the airwaves. As a celebrity, Unique cannot escape being a subject of memes.
After his departure, his name emerged an internet sensation with memes going around various social media platforms.
Here are some of the most entertaining Unique Salonga memes for your viewing satisfaction.
Social media platforms
He is a very active social media member who enjoys an incredible following. You can keep updated about his next project if you follow him on various platforms using the official links below.
- Facebook: @uniquesalongaph
- Instagram: @uniquesalongaph
Unique Salonga is, without a doubt, one of the most talented guitarists in the Philippines. As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, he is famous, and his talent cannot be taken for granted. He has significantly impacted the music industry with his amazing creativity. Many people around the world draw inspiration from some of his impressive works. He is indeed a voice to reckon.