1:43 debuted on YouTube on November 7, 2010 with their first digital single, "Merry Christmas Na". It was released as a promotional single which made them controversial and at the same time, instant YouTube celebrities.
1:43 is composed of Anjo Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas Psychology graduate and a member of a university theater group; Gold Aquino, a Business Administration student from the Centro Escolar University (CEU), model and rapper Yheen Valero; and Yuki Sakamoto, a Hotel and Restaurant Management student from Centro Escolar University Makati and the main vocalist of the group.
"Merry Christmas Na" became number one for several weeks in the P-Pop Music Chart, and has garnered over 113,000 views on YouTube.
1:43 released their first mini album titled “Time for Love” on April 27, 2011. It features trivia about and exclusive photos of its members, and a collection of feel-good original Pinoy pop songs, including their minus one versions. It was declared by Odyssey Record Bar as the second bestselling OPM album of the week. It has also landed a few times in the top 10 bestselling OPM album chart of record store Astrovision and Astroplus in 2011.
Time for Love is a mini-album that contains a refreshing mix of five original and distinctly Filipino pop songs, plus their respective minus one tracks. The slambum aspires to define the sound of today’s OPM pop genre, as it brings together critically acclaimed producer and arranger Jonathan Ong of SonicState Studio and brilliant singer-composer and vocal arranger Myrus in an impressive creative synergy.
The opening track and 1:43’s latest hit single, “PiNK” (Pag-Ibig Na Kaya?), is a collaboration track with Myrus. Penned by Eric Cabahug, “PiNK” is a catchy song about falling in love. Top music blogger www.justinbreathes.com describes the song as "an example of how good Filipino pop can be."
"Para Kang" is a witty, metaphorical expression of the miracle that is love. Fun, playful and lively, the lyrics and melody are reminiscent of the sound of '90s pop rock.
"Sa Puso Ko’y Ikaw", a song that declares a deep, sincere and honest love. This is the first recorded song composition by Myrus—and listening to this track is like getting hit by Cupid's arrow! It’s a potential big hit with its catchy, radio-friendly, easy-listening melody and commercial appeal.
"Time For Love", the title track, is the only English song in the album. It is an upbeat song that gives tribute to 1:43’s cult following and their official fans club who call themselves “Time for Love” or T4L. This song is a collaboration between Cabahug, who wrote the lyrics, and Myrus, who did the melody.
The slambum has received encouraging reviews from music critics. According to www.justinbreathes.com: “With this album, I find that 1:43 is committed to become an OPM pop act with a direction. The overall sound is genuine and distinctly good Filipino pop, something I rarely hear in mainstream music today, and something the boys of 1:43 are willing to deliver."
They are currently busy on promoting OPM from the Album - (Tunog Natin "Songs From Home") a Compilation Album with 16 legendary and upcoming OPM artists including rock legend Pepe Smith, APO Hiking Society's Jim Paredes, Myrus, Princess Velasco, Gloc-9, Tanya Markova, Arnee Hidalgo, Letter Day Story, Kiss Jane, Mcoy Fundales, Barbie Almalbis, Tricia Garcia, Faith Cuneta, Sheng Belmonte and True Faith.
1:43 released their second album on www.mymusicstore.com.ph on September 17, 2012 and the physical album on September 25, 2012 under MCA Music. It was titled "Sa Isang Sulyap Mo" after their monster hit single and highly viral music video. It instantly landed on the No 3 spot of the best selling online albums in the Philippines on September 22, 2012 in MyMusicStore.
"Sa Isang Sulyap Mo" as seen on different over 420 branches of Mang Inasal Restaurants in the Philippines. The music video is a part of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit music advocacy program.
The album’s romantic carrier single “Sa Isang Sulyap” swept through the airwaves and became a phenomenal radio hit with listeners, especially among teens. It dominated most of the radio charts all over the Philippines and earned the No. 1 spot in the Philippine Radio Music Chart OPM Top 20 for a few weeks and was likewise included in the OPM MYX Countdown.
There are now over 8,000 videos posted on YouTube using “Sa Isang Sulyap”—all in all, these videos have been viewed more than 32 million times. It is also one of the most downloaded songs today by mobile phone users.
"Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” includes all-original tracks written by the sentimental prince of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) Myrus and arranged by Jonathan Ong of SonicState Studio.
From the looks of it, 1:43 has an even bigger hit in their new album as its carrier single continues to peak in popularity: “Sa Isang Sulyap” went on to become the official soundtrack of “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4”. It has been played in popular TV shows like “ASAP 2012,” “Party Pilipinas,” “Gandang Gabi Vice,” “The Buzz,” “Walang Tulugan,” “KrisTV,” “Mars,” “Luv U,” “Happy Together,” “Angelito: Ang Batang Ama,” and many more.
Aside from the monster hit “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” and its acoustic version, the album features three newly recorded songs composed by Myrus that are definitive of the OPM pop sound today. The mid-tempo songs “Halika Na,” which also has an acoustic version, is about strong bonds of friendship while “Umaga, Tanghali, Gabi” talks about a lingering kind of love.
Meanwhile, the album’s final track “Hiling” is a classic OPM ballad about loving someone unreachable. It is the first time for the boy band, known for its feel-good brand of music, has ever recorded a sad song.
Their single "Sa Isang Sulyap Mo" has become widely popular after being featured in the 2012 reality show, Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4. The group has since guested in many shows namely Kris TV. Because of this, the song has been revived by many artists including Bryan Termulo for the OST soundtrack of the drama, Juan dela Cruz in 2013.
On August 4, 2012, it was announced that 18-year-old Kent Malunda would be joining the group and was already in the studio to record his vocals for the group's second album. Then on August 7, it was revealed that member Kim Nicholas would be leaving the group and that Malunda was brought in to take his place. A statement on the group's official Facebook page revealed that Nicholas wanted to pursue a career in photography. The band went on to release their debut album, Sa Isang Sulyap Mo, on October 7, 2012.
On February 26, 2013, it was announced that new member Ronald Golding Jr, had replaced Malunda due unknown circumstances. The group went on to have a cameo appearance on Juan dela Cruz on its March 4 episode. They also competed in the noontime variety show, It's Showtime in the Bida Kapamilya: Celebrity Round talent segment on March 11. They went on to release their single, "Ikaw at Ako", on July 4. It premiered on 95.5 Pinas FM. This was the first single to feature member Ronald.
On January 15, 2014, the group released their single "Hayop Sa Ganda". The song became "The Most Wanted Song of the Week" on the radio station 97.1 Barangay LS and landed on the station’s weekly chart "The Big Ten". The music video for the song premiered on January 28 and featured Miss International Queen 2012 winner Kevin Balot. On March 26, the group announced that their third studio album would be titled "#KalyePop" (Kpop) which was released on April 29. Its lead single, titled "Ang Saya-Saya", was used as the theme song for GMA-7's comedy TV series Ismol Family.
On January 9, 2015, it was announced that Yheen Valero would be joining the band. While there was no formal announcement regarding Golding's departure from the group, he later tweeted on February 9 about pursuing a career as a pilot. On the same month, the group released their single, titled "Tara Na", the first material to feature Valero. The official music video premiered on February 14.
In October 2016, while auditioning for Pinoy Boyband Superstar, Yuki Sakamoto announced that the group have already disbanded.Kimmeth "Kim" Nicolas – (2010–2012)
Kent Malunda – (2012–2013)
Ronald "Argee" Golding Jr. – (2013–2014)
Takayuki "Yuki" Sakamoto – (2010–2016)
Angel Jose "Anjo" Resurreccion – (2010–2016)
Goldmon "Gold" Aquino – (2010–2016)
Yheen Valero - (2015–2016)
Merry Christmas Na (2010)
Sa Isang Sulyap Mo (2012)
Ikaw At Ako (2013)
Hayop Sa Ganda (2014)
Time for Love (EP) (2011)
Sa Isang Sulyap Mo (EP) (September 14, 2012)
Tunog Natin: Songs from Home (2011)