SB19 recently performed their chart-topping hit ‘GENTO’ on the Los Angeles KTLA 5 station. The Pinoy Pop group’s unfiltered production, consisting of raw vocals without a backing track- amplifies their performing excellence through the near-four-minute clip.
Embarking on their “Pagtatag!” World Tour, the group’s appearance is part of their United States visit, promoting their 2023 EP of the same title. Previously appearing on Fox 5 New York’s Good Day New York in late-2022 with “WYAT (Where You At),” “GENTO” tackles the reigning narrative of the Mahalima, a portmanteau of “mahal” and “lima” created by A’tin (SB19 fans) to show love to the five members.
A Caviteño term for ganito (directly translating to “like this” in English), Gento’s creative wordplay shares a similar phonetic pronunciation with ginto (meaning gold in English), dabbling on their rigorous artistic journey. The viral anthem, written by SB19’s Pablo, has garnered over 15 million streams on Spotify and 20 million views on YouTube, signifying the embrace of their loyal A’tin and SB19 supporters worldwide.