Ryan Lagup Music
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Ryan Lagup Music

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2021 | SELF

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2021
Solo Pop Adult Contemporary




"Billboard Music & News"

Introducing Hawaii native pop singer, songwriter Ryan Lagup (La-Goo) who has a new single dropping on May 15th on all music platforms online via Movement Records. This is the third single release off his album, “Beat Shop” which released on March 26th 2021. A music video will drop soon on the website www.ryanlagup.site and on YouTube. The song written by Ryan is a pop upbeat song with catchy lyrics.
“You earned that money every penny that you got, the monies coming in flowing fast non stop, Louis Vuitton wallets phat bills in your wallet. dollars yen and euro over flown from your pocket” – Chorus to Money In Your Pocket. This will be a hit and is already hitting the radio airwaves. - Billboard

"Pitchfork Music"

You may be looking for new songs and new vibes that will make you have a good musical time. Well, thanks to our discovery of the day, you will have what you need. He goes by the name of Ryan Lagup, he comes straight from Honolulu,(United States) and his latest offering will undoubtedly meet your expectations. - Pitchfork

"MTV News"

Ryan Lagup Hawaii native released his album “Beat Shop” February 26th on all music platforms online. The first single, “Never Did” debut on iTunes at No.3 (https://www.top-charts.com/songs/reggae/belgium/itunes/2020-W50
Ryan Lagup was a top five finalist on season one Famecast. - Tim Brown

"Stepkid Magazine"

Beat Shop is a new album from Hawaii-born singer/songwriter, Ryan Lagup. Blending elements of pop, R&B, reggae and dance, the tracks on this release are jam packed with club energy and emotive vibes. The actual beats employ some creative rhythm styles, giving Ryan’s music a distinctive and recognizable flair. - Anastim Ducray


Ryan Lagup - Beat Shop (Album) - (Released March 2021)
Ryan Pugal - This Is Me, the Demo Project (Album) - (Released 2007)

Ryan Pugal - Jukebox 45 (Album) - (Released 2008)

Ryan Pugal - Carnival (EP) - (Released 2012)

Radio Now Vol.8 Compilation CD - 3000 Records



Ryan Villanueva Pugal aka Ryan Lagup (La-Goo) an American Filipino Entrepreneur based out of  Honolulu, Hawaii.  He was  a top five finalist on season one’ Fame cast talent competition which attracted national and international exposure for Ryan achieving virtual fame and success worldwide.  

On March 26th Ryan released his latest album titled, “Beat Shop”, via Movement Records.  The album includes 13 original songs written by Ryan during a covid lockdown.  Stuck in  his home struggling with the pandemic Ryan was motivated on making new music and experimenting with a new sound and style. Just getting out of a 9 year relationship Ryan began writing   on feelings and emotions he felt and found himself writing most about his breakup.  As depressing as it sounds, the album is not depressing at all, it’s not an album of break up ballads that makes you go in a room and cry. The album has no slow ballads  and features only upbeat, uptempo tracks that also  includes love, sex, fantasy and fun.

The first single from the album titled, “Never Did”, released on August 5th and debut on the iTunes Top 100 singles chart at No.3 selling 30K worldwide with streams and digital sales combined.  

Ryan has dreams of building a family business empire which consists of many business ventures.  He decided during this pandemic that it would be the right time to start some of these ventures.  He partnered with Alive shoes and began designing a line of shoes.  The shoes are a high end quality that are made in Italy and the material is only the best promising you can get a full refund  if you are unsatisfied with the product. Lagup Shoes by Ryan Pugal launched in September 2020 with two designs by Ryan and was a hit in the UK selling 22 pairs in the first month. For Ryan, it was a success and a blessing. Today Lagup Shoes has 31 shoe designs by Ryan and are on sale online. 

Ryan also took matters into his own hands when it came to his music career, with the launch of a new shoe line in the same month Ryan began the process of obtaining ownership and licenses of running a independent record label and everything became reality on  September 15th as Ryan went into a new partnership with DITTO music and legally became a record label owner/president at Movement Entertainment.  Currently the labels roster consists of  5 artist development deals that includes Ryan Lagup’ Beat Shop project.

Ryan continues to emcee at private and public events around Hawaii.  He also continues other things he’s passionate about like his radio show, “Radio Jukebox” which is a popular radio outlet that first started online and got picked up for mainstream radio which was run by iHeart radio. 3 nights a week Ryan hosted his show on air on 96.7FM/ 101.5FM and had a huge following.  When Ryan was offered to renew his contract Ryan kindly stepped down and now continues to do only special shows and segments and features them through online radio.  

Before professionally going by the name Ryan Lagup. He went by his legal name Ryan Pugal and was known best for competing in the talent competition famecast season one in 2007 where he beat out thousands in a grueling 3 month competition and the voting audience members at home voted Ryan into the Top 5. Ryan was a top five finalist and at the finals In Austin, TX he placed in fourth and won the overall Best Artist Promotion Award.  Post Famecast, from 2007 to 2013 Ryan released 5 independent studio albums, featured on the Radio Now Vol.8 compilation cd, appeared on many mix-tapes, toured throughout Hawaii & the US mainland, opened and sang a long side major artist Stevie B., Nicole Scherzinger, Jocelyn enriquez to name a few and even was the lead vocal for Hawaiis Top 40 cover band “FUSION”, Ryan also had the opportunity to sing the national anthem to a sold out arena at the stand sheriff center and was aired live on ESPN, he also sang the national anthem and was the Half-time entertainment for X-1 world events MMA fights here in Honolulu and Las Vegas.  Ryan also went back to his roots and released his first filipino song, “Pa’ano and Puso Ko” a Tagalog cover originally done by the April boys. Ryan was a hit in the filipino market and was booked at almost every filipino event in Hawaii, Ryan also was asked to perform in San Francisco’s Filipino Fiesta event along side many asian singers  from the Philippines.  

Ryan Villanueva Pugal was born on August 5th 1981.  Along with his older sister Leilani,  Ryan was raised by his parents Father, Esteban and Mother, Virginia Pugal.  Ryan began piano lessons at the age of  seven, during his grade school years he was in the school choir. Ryan was a sophomore in high school when he began attending the Performing Artist Academy School for the performing arts where he studied in vocal, acting and dance.  

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