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Sarah Geronimo - Tala.jpg
Official music video thumbnail
Single by Sarah Geronimo
from the album The Great Unknown
ReleasedJanuary 2016 (January 2016)
FormatDigital download
LabelViva Records
  • Nica del Rosario
  • Emmanuel Sambayan
  • Sarah Geronimo
Sarah Geronimo singles chronology
"The Great Unknown"
Music video
"Tala" on YouTube

"Tala" (transl. Star) is a song by Filipino singer and actress Sarah Geronimo co-written with Nica del Rosario and Emmanuel Sambayan with music and production by Jumbo De Belen and Alisson Shore of Flip Music Production.[1] It was released as the lead single from Geronimo's platinum album The Great Unknown. The song became one of the most played OPM songs of 2016, winning “Song of the Year” at the 2017 Myx Music Awards.[2] In 2018, Geronimo performed the song on ASEAN-Japan Music Festival held in Tokyo.[3] In 2019, CNN Philippines named the song as the Best OPM song of 2010s.[4] In the latter half of 2019, "Tala" became ubiquitous three years after its release receiving a new level of popularity and started as a dance challenge through social media in the Philippines.[5][6]

In 2020, the song have earned a total of almost half a billion views and has helped its recording company quarterly revenue blow past targets making it the most successful Filipino song of the millennium.[7]

Live performances

Sarah Geronimo premiered Tala on her From the Top concert on December 2015. She also performed the song on various album mall tour for The Great Unknown in the Philippines. On ASAP stage, the popstar performed the hit four times. She also made an acoustic version of the song for her The Great Unknown Unplugged concert. It also became one of the highlights of her This 15 Me concert in Smart Araneta Coliseum.[8][9][10][11][12]

Music video

The music video shows Sarah Geronimo’s sexier side as she shows off her Georcelle Dapat-Sy Choreographed dance moves along with the G-force while performing the song. It was directed by Paul Basinilio. The music video was premiered on Myx, and posted on Viva Records official YouTube Channel on June 11, 2016. As of November 2019, the video has garnered over 15 million views. The video reached the 25 million mark on the first day of 2020. [13] The music video throned the most-viewed OPM music video by a Female Solo act on March 2020 with over 100 million views, beating Yeng Constantino's Ikaw's 90+ million record. It is also the Most Liked and Most Viewed OPM music video of all time to reach 142 million views surpassed Buwan by Juan Karlos and Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw by December Avenue and Moira Dela Torre.

Notable covers

Glaiza de Castro
Glaiza de Castro
  • The song was covered by PBB Teens housemate Vivoree.[14]
  • Encantadia’s Glaiza de Castro made a dance cover of the song.[15]
  • Ella Cruz uploaded a dance cover of the song on her YouTube channel, she also performed the song along with Julian Trono during the 2017 Myx Music Awards.[16][17]
  • Filipina singer-songwriter Donnalyn Bartolome made a dance cover of the song, it was uploaded on her YouTube channel.[18]
  • AC Bonifacio performed the hit numerous times, she also made a dance cover of the song with The Voice winner Jason Dy.[19]
  • Diva Montelaba made a dance cover of the song.[20]
  • The Addlib made a dance cover of the song and was uploaded to their YouTube channel.[21]
  • In May 2018, Geronimo was impersonated in Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids 2 by contestant Sheena Belarmino and performed the hit song.[22]
  • Filipina girl group After 5 performed the song live on Wish FM Bus.[23]
  • Anne Curtis performed the song with Geronimo on her "AnneKulit: Promise, Last Na 'To!" concert held in Smart Araneta Coliseum.[24]
  • South Korean boy band WINNER surprised fans in Manila by dancing to Sarah Geronimo's "Tala" during their concert in the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday January 25, 2020.[25]

Media usage



Year Awards ceremony Award Results
2016 Parangal Paulinian Awit (Song of the Year) Won
PMPC Star Awards for Music Song of the Year Nominated
LionheartTV RAWR Awards Song of the Year Nominated
Awit Awards Song of the Year Nominated
2017 Myx Music Awards Favorite Song Won
Favorite Music Video Won


  1. ^ "SARAH GERONIMO's "Tala" Songwriter Reveals It Wasn't Originally A Dance Song, Posts Slower Demo". Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  2. ^ PH, One Music. "FULL LIST: MYX Music Awards 2017 Winners". One Music PH. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  3. ^ Gil, Baby A. "Japan gathers Asean's finest for Music Fest". Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  4. ^ "The 10 best Filipino songs of the 2010s". cnn. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  5. ^ "'Tala' vs Aling Nelia: Sarah G reacts as 3 year-old hit takes on life of its own |  ABS-CBN News".
  6. ^ "Sarah Geronimo's 'Tala' shines brighter as it receives a new level of popularity years after its release".
  7. ^ News, Cathy Yang, ABS-CBN. "'Tala' opens digital gateway to decades-old Viva". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
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  9. ^ ABS-CBN Entertainment (2016-09-25), ASAP: Sarah G performs Tala, retrieved 2017-03-26
  10. ^ Francis Rivera (2017-01-17), Tala (Dreamy Version) - Sarah G., retrieved 2017-03-26
  11. ^ ABS-CBN Entertainment (2016-01-30), ASAP: Sarah Geronimo sings 'Tala', retrieved 2017-03-26
  12. ^ Nike Arellano (2016-01-23), Sarah Geronimo - Tala, retrieved 2017-03-26
  13. ^ Sarah Geronimo — Tala [Official Music Video], retrieved 2019-11-18
  14. ^ TheGreatest (2017-01-19), Vivoree Esclito Cover Tala by Sarah Geronimo, retrieved 2017-03-26
  15. ^ 👑Asia's Queen of Pop👑, Glaiza De Castro - TALA / Dance Cover / Sarah Geronimo TALA!, retrieved 2018-12-17
  16. ^ MYX Philippines, Ella Cruz and Julian Trono dance to Sarah Geronimo's "Tala" at the MYX Music Awards 2017, retrieved 2018-12-17
  17. ^ Ella Cruz, [DANCE] Tala by Ella Cruz with SB NewGen, retrieved 2018-12-17
  18. ^ Donnalyn Bartolome, Donnalyn Dance Cover (Sarah Geronimo - Tala), retrieved 2018-12-17
  19. ^ JASON DY International, Tala - Sarah Geronimo | Jason Dy and AC Bonifacio, retrieved 2018-12-17
  20. ^ Official Diva Montelaba (2016-02-23), "Tala" by Diva Montelaba., retrieved 2017-03-26
  21. ^ The ADDLIB (2016-03-02), Sarah Geronimo - Tala (Choreography), retrieved 2017-03-26
  22. ^ Your Face Sounds Familiar (2018-05-06), Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids 2018: Sheena Belarmino as Sarah Geronimo | Tala, retrieved 2018-05-06
  23. ^ Vhershan Santiago, Sarah Geronimo Tala - Cover by After 5 on Wish 107.5, retrieved 2018-12-17
  24. ^ Viva Ent, [ANNEKULIT] Kabog & Makulit na SHOWDOWN: Anne Curtis x Sarah Geronimo! "TALA", retrieved 2018-12-17
  25. ^ KPOP Group, [WINNER] dances to 'Tala' during Manila show "TALA"
  26. ^ Jollibee Studios, Dalawang Linamnam sa Isang Ulam! #JollibeeBurgerSteak, retrieved 2018-12-17
  27. ^ Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Selosan sa peryahan, retrieved 2018-12-17
  28. ^ "Sarah Geronimo Chart History (World Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
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