Biography

John Melo is a Filipino singer and songwriter. He won the 1993 Awit Awards for Best New Male Performance. After a long absence from the music scene, he returned in 2017 with his new song Malapit Na Ang Pasko. He is also a U.S Correspondent and a sports news writer.

Dr. Ponciano Melo Jr. DDS is known in the Philippines under his stage name of John Melo. He is the singer of Malapit Na Ang Pasko which is the first Filipino song to be recorded in San Francisco, Golden Bridge U.S. for a Christmas theme. He is recently named as OFW Prince of Christmas Song due to dedicating a Christmas song for all OFWs around the world. Multi Awarded Songwriter Jimmy Borja composed this song for Melo. John Melo is a dentist and Dental Office CEO in California and a member of the American Dental Association.

JOHN MELO
RECORDING ARTIST

SIGNED UNDER IVORY RECORDS, JOHN MELO’S DEBUT ALBUM ENTITLED “IKAW PALA ANG MINAMAHAL” WAS A CERTIFIED HIT EARNING HIM A GOLD RECORD AWARD. HIS ALBUM’S CARRIER SINGLE, “HANAP-HANAP KITA”, BECAME ONE OF THE MOST REQUESTED SONGS ON THE RADIO DURING ITS RELEASE. “HANAP-HANAP KITA” WHICH WAS COMPOSED BY VEHNEE SATURNO, ULTIMATELY WON JOHN MELO THE PRESTIGIOUS AWIT AWARDS FOR BEST PERFORMANCE FOR A NEW MALE ARTIST IN 1993.
JOHN MELO RELEASED HIS SECOND ALBUM IN 1994. WITH TITLE “MAGTIWALA KA” COMPOSED BY FREDDIE SATURNO. THE ALBUM CARRIER SINGLE BASTA’T MAHAL KITA WAS COMPOSED BY HITMAKER VEHNEE SATURNO. THE ALBUM HASO10 SONGS AND WAS SPECIALLY COMPOSED, PRODUCED AND ARRANGED BY MULTI AWARDED COMPOSERS VIC VILLAFUERTE, VEHNEE SATURNO AND ALEX CATEDRILLA. WITH AWARD WINNING ARRANGERS HOMER FLORES, GERRY PARAISO, ALVIN NUNEZ, EMI MUNJI AND ROMY SALCEDO. IT RECEIVED A WARM RECEPTION AMONG CRITICS AND FANS EARNING HIM MULTIPLE GUESTING SPOTS IN BOTH RADIO AND TELEVISION.

He has also tributed many songs for others such as Manny Pacquiao, with the song “Laban Mo, Laban Ko.”