Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Inevitable by Pinay, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC


Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

In 1998, female vocal group Pinay released their debut album Inevitable. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, the band is comprised of four females of Philippine descent. Their name, Pinay, means "Filipino woman" (Filipina) in Tagalog, the Philippines' national language.

The group's sound is steeped in soul and rhythm & blues, and distinguished by elegant, soulful harmonies. Though some hip-hop elements are utilized in several songs, such as a bass-heavy, syncopated backbeat, Pinay's sound is rooted in melodic R&B. The four weave an elegant vocal/harmonic tapestry in "That's How I Show You Love," which is built around a catchy hook in the chorus (the hook is also played instrumentally elsewhere, reinforcing its significance). The instrumentation includes 1970s-style wah-wah guitar perched atop a shuffling, mixed-meter backbeat laid down by drums and bass. The crackle of wah-wah guitar is also heard in "Why Do Fools," a piece which also uses a string section recalling the vibe of Isaac Hayes' 1970s hit "Theme from Shaft." "Is It Real" is a tuneful song set amid an upbeat, hip-hop ambience. Its single version reached #41 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music-Maxi Singles Sales chart. (Inevitable includes an album version).

Throughout Inevitable, the voices of Pinay come across as strong, finely honed, and well-suited to R&B. They sing a striking a cappella rendition of the Philippine evergreen "Dahil Sa Iyo" (trans: Because of You). Despite all of this, however, the album could benefit in some areas from catchier melodies and perhaps a lighter, more fun approach on some songs.

Customer Reviews

Great album

It's very difficult to break into this genre without the backing of huge producers but I'm impressed with the effort this group has made to establish itself. Great writing, good talent, and hard work has paid off. There is a lot of room for growth but I feel that Pinay is exploring its strengths and trying to find the right sound to improve itself in future work.

Fell in love...

Dang, this album brings me back to '96-97 when dance-freestyle was in; remember S-Factor's "Hard 2 Get"? Picked up the "Is It Real" single while visiting NorCal. Couldn't get it any other way. Yeah, so get the CD if you don't have it already.

The Real Deal

This is the real deal, directly from Pinay and the original producers & writers of this classic album. Please support them! Beware other versions that you may find on iTunes, listed illegally by Viva Records from the Philippines, who had a limited deal with Classified Records in the 1990’s to distribute the physical CD there. Their audio sounds like it was sourced from janky MP3 files and they couldn’t even get the titles right. The bottom line: If you buy that other album, the money does not go to Pinay.

Inevitable, Pinay
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings