The Philippines’ music landscape is witnessing a remarkable breakthrough as 22-year-old singer-songwriter Rhodessa takes the industry by storm with her hit single ‘Kisame.’ The track has surged to the forefront of the music scene, smashing records.
Released in February 2023, ‘Kisame’ has been making waves with its distinctive sound and heartfelt lyrics. The song has not only captured the hearts of fans but has also made its way to Spotify Philippines chart history. With an astonishing 18 million all-time streams to date, ‘Kisame’ has shattered the record for the biggest weekly stream for a solo female Original Pinoy Music (OPM) song in Spotify Philippines chart history. This impressive feat has pushed ‘Kisame’ beyond Moira Dela Torre’s ‘Paubaya,’ accumulating an impressive 2.646 million streams in a single week.
Rhodessa Marie Uy has also accomplished a significant milestone by becoming the first solo female OPM artist to secure a spot in the Spotify PH Top 10 chart since Angela Ken’s ‘Ako Naman Muna’ in 2021. In addition, the track has made its mark on Billboard Philippines Top Songs Chart, debuting at an impressive #15. Additionally, the music video for ‘Kisame’ has gained substantial traction on YouTube, solidifying its position on the daily Youtube charts. Listeners share their experience on the official lyric video at Youtube.
On Spotify, ‘Kisame’ has claimed its stake on several prestigious charts, further underscoring its popularity. The track currently stands at #6 on the Spotify Top 50 PH chart, #10 on Spotify Tatak Pinoy, and #14 on Spotify OPM Says Chillax Playlist. It also occupies the #10 position on the Hot Hits Philippines chart and sits comfortably at #35 on the Viral Hits Philippines chart.
The Filipino indie-pop rising artist draws inspiration from her musical idols, including Rhian Ramos and Mina of Twice. Dreaming of sharing the stage with these stars, Rhodessa’s journey in the music industry has been driven by her passion and dedication to her craft. She cites artists like Lizzy McAlpine and Gracie Abrams as her creative muses, and her accomplishment with ‘Kisame’ is a testament to her hard work and artistic vision.
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