Producer | Dancer | Musician | Actor | Composer | Singer | Drummer | Percussionist | Director | Filmmaker
Gab Valenciano is a producer, dancer, musician, actor, composer, singer, drummer, percussionist and now, director and filmmaker, who caught YouTube by storm in 2014. Ultra short, rapidly edited music videos showing him executing dance moves ranging from the breathtaking to the ridiculous and then ending with him on his knees, his arms raised to show off his hairy armpits, became his signature … the “SUPER SELFIE KING” was born. The shorts became so popular, Beyonce herself co-opted the homemade vibe and choreography of his vids for the “7/11” music video which has over 487 million views at present. Their schedules didn’t permit a face to face, but Beyonce used his choreography and expressed appreciation by including his name in the credits on her website. This collaboration with Beyonce and Chris Grant led to his nomination for Best Choreography at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
He was declared the grand celebrity champion of TV5’s dance show “Shall We Dance” in 2008, further cementing his ability in the art. In 2014 his ”Tune Squad” video got two million views on YouTube and snagged an invite for Gab to audition for “America’s Got Talent.” He was also featured in a European film festival, thanks to a professional Swedish film group that saw his super selfie videos. Interviewed by a French TV show, his videos became legends. Gab's work was also featured in “Good Morning America” and “America’s Funniest Videos.” Prestigious online sites like Mashable, Huffington Post, NBC, Buzzfeed, People Magazine, CBS and Reddit featured his videos. The annual “YouTube Rewind,” which celebrates people and things that went viral for the year featured Gab in its 2014 edition and YouTube shortlisted him as one of the top 10 content producers in the world. His super selfies were so popular, they were shown at the Flex Screening Series in the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Hammer Museum in 2015.
In 2001, he began his career as a producer-arranger when he produced the remake of “Shout for Joy” for his father's album. His 2010 production of “Move” for the Supahdance Album earned him 3 trophies, “Rebirth” as composer, producer and performer at the Awit Awards.
Filmmakers from the United Kingdom, New York and San Francisco were just as impressed.
Back in 2013, he also proudly carried the Philippine flag when he emerged grand champion of the “Full Sail’s Got Talent” contest in Orlando, Florida. The audience erupted into wild applause after Gab gave a stunning song-and-dance performance, with a video he produced as his backdrop, and music he arranged himself. The performance was dedicated to the victims of super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. He even proudly proclaimed in the video: “Where I’m from, everyone’s a hero.”
The young producer-arranger brought out the best in “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez when he directed her “This Love” music video, which was aired on Disney and MTV. It was also featured in the blog of American TV personality Perez Hilton. A year earlier, in 2012, master teachers who make up the Pasado Awards jury gave Gab the Best Musical Score trophy for the 2012 drama “Alagwa.”
As one of the country’s most notable Youtubers, Gab wowed audiences with live renditions of his viral videos in YouTube Fanfest Manila and the Own It concert at the Big Dome, as well as the MTV Music Evolution at the MOA Concert Grounds in 2016.
In 2017 Gab joined the cast of ABS-CBN’s reality talent competition, I Can Do That, where celebrities compete to be crowned as the Greatest Entertainer. He was able to showcase his capabilities and more but ultimately finished at 4th place.
At present Gab has made a name for himself as one of the country’s most sought after directors and performers, he continues to amaze with his breathtaking craft which he has cultivated through the years.