photo by Louis Anthony Duran
If you are looking for swag, style, and sultriness, all in perfect harmony – you have come to the right place.
FELIP (Felip Jhon Suson) is a Filipino performer, producer, entrepreneur, and a rising tastemaker in music and fashion. More popularly known as Ken of globally-recognized P-pop group SB19, he has shown tremendous talent and versatility as the group’s vocalist and main dancer.
Growing up as a singer and instrumentalist in a small church led by his grandfather in his hometown in Mindanao, music has always been part of his life. His dancing skills, on the other hand, was something he accidentally discovered when he needed to dance for a school project. Since then, he has cultivated his talents through rigorous training, competitions, and performances, most recently as a member of SB19.
Over the years, he has perfected these skills and sensibilities into his own, unique brand of modern pop music and artistry.
FELIP is where his love for music and arts meet, and is the name he uses for his solo releases. Compared to his quiet and reserved image as Ken of SB19, FELIP is a fierce, confident, and sexy performer who successfully combines his great sense of style, with his sharp, yet graceful movements and an impressively wide vocal range.
In September 2021, he made his solo debut with 'Palayo', a song he wrote and co-produced with Joshua Daniel Nase that pays homage to his Bisdak roots. The track was recognized by HipHopDX as one of Asia's best tracks of 2021.
Prior to this, he also collaborated with Matthaios, Soulthrll, and Michael Pacquiao in a remix of ‘Pangga’, in which he also wrote and performed his verse in his native language.
'Bulan', released in May 2022, marks another milestone in FELIP's journey as an artist as he continues to push out the boundaries for local pop music. Combining the elements of hip-hop, rap, and rock music with indigenous Filipino mythology, folklore, and artistry, his comeback single is an absolute visual and auditory treat for local and international audiences alike.
In July of the same year, his music career continued to take off and broke new ground as he became the first artist to represent the Philippines in the Recording Academy's (GRAMMYs) Global Spin—a digital series spotlighting performances from notable artists or groups to celebrate both the creators and their home countries.
With all the milestones he has achieved in his career, FELIP is just getting started.
Two months after his successful solo debut, he surprised his fans when he officially launched his streetwear brand, SUPERIOR SON, in November 2021. Described as the perfect balance between style and comfort, and crystal-clear and disruptive appeal, his venture into retail proved to be another success with each release selling out in minutes.
As a member of SB19, FELIP has had his share of prestigious local and international awards, most notably as the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to be nominated at the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs). As an individual/solo artist, he has also been awarded as:
PH Choice Awards 2021: Best Male Celebrity Dancer
Village Pipol Choice Awards 2021: Fashion Influencer of the Year
Village Pipol Choice Awards 2022: Fashion Influencer of the Year