Top Ten Female Singers Of Philippines
Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo (born July 25, 1988) simply known as Sarah Geronimo, is a Filipino singer, actress and television personality. She received attention after winning a singing contest on television in 2003. Since then, Geronimo has established herself as a successful Pop musician with five Awit Awards, six Aliw Awards and nineteen Myx Music Awards (the most in the awards history). She later on ventured as an actress and played the lead role in the films A Very Special Love (2008), You Changed My Life (2009) and It Takes a Man and a Woman (2013). All of which are in the list of highest grossing films in the Philippines and earned her two FAMAS Award nominations respectively.
Geronimo signed with music label Viva Records (as part of the prize she won in the singing contest) and released her debut album, Popstar: A Dream Come True (2003). The record was a commercial success and also gave her two Awit Awards, including Best Performance By A New Female Recording Artist for the single “Forever’s Not Enough”. In 2004, Geronimo started her television career when she began working in ABS-CBN. She appeared in projects such as ASAP (2004–present), Bituing Walang Ningning (2006) and Sarah G. Live! (2012-2013)
In a span of one decade, Geronimo has received some notable accolades, including Best Asian Artist (Philippines) at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2012, Ani ng Dangal or “Harvest of Honors” state recognition from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Anak TV Seal Hall of Famer (both in 2013) and Best Selling Filipino Artist at the World Music Awards in 2014. At this time, she serves as a coach for The Voice of the Philippines and The Voice Kids
Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez-Alcasid (born April 22, 1970), better known as Regine Velasquez, is a Filipino recording artist and actress, and is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.She was hailed by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) as the Philippines’ Best-Selling Artist of All Time, with more than 7 million albums sold in the Philippines and 1.5 million albums in Asia.
Velasquez won the Grand Prize at the 1989 Asia Pacific Singing Contest in Hong Kong. In 1994, Polygram Records produced her first Asia-released album, Listen Without Prejudice. It is considered as Velasquez’s most successful album to date, selling more than 700,000 copies in Asia. The album has sold over 100,000 units in the Philippines, 300,000 units in China and 20,000 in Thailand.
She performed in international events such as MTV Asia Awards (in Singapore), UNICEF Benefit Concert (in China), Perfect 10 Music Awards (in Singapore), Asia Live Dream Concert (in Japan), SEA Games, Asian Music Scene, Miss Universe Preliminaries (in the Philippines), Lunar New Year Parade and Festival (in the U.S), Asian TV Awards (in Singapore) & Mosaic International Music Festival (in Singapore).
Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco (born May 10, 1992), popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. Dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as “the most talented girl in the world”, she released her first international studio album Charice in 2010. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number eight, making Charice the first Asian solo singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Her single “Pyramid”, featuring singer Iyaz, is her most successful single to date. It charted within the Top 40 in a number of countries after its debut on The Oprah Winfrey Show where Charice sang live vocals. Crossing over to acting on television, she joined the cast of TV series Glee as Sunshine Corazon. She released “Before It Explodes”, written by Bruno Mars, as the lead single from her second international studio album, Infinity
In March 2012, she signed on to be one of the four judges of the Philippine version of The X Factor, which began airing on ABS-CBN in June
Julie Anne San Jose
Julie Anne San Jose (born May 17, 1994 in Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines) is a Filipina singer and actress who is a contract artist of GMA Network. San Jose holds the distinction of being the second female artist after Nina to have been officially awarded a Diamond certification after debut album Julie Anne San Jose surpassed sales of 150,000 units in the Philippines. San Jose was awarded in both ‘ASAP 19’ and ‘SAS’ for this feat. Her hit single entitled “I’ll Be There” holds the highest certification (4X Platinum) for a digital single in OPM history. Her sophomore album “Deeper” is also certified Gold.
Rachelle Ann Go
Rachelle Ann Villalobos Go (born August 31, 1986) is a Filipino singer, model and actress who won in several singing contests, the first of which was in Eat Bulaga! at age eleven. She rose to fame when she emerged as the Grand Champion of the reality talent search Search for a Star in 2004.She has been managed by VIVA Artist Agency.
In July 2004, Go released her self-titled debut album with the singles “Love of My Life” and a remake of “Don’t Cry Out Loud”. It also includes her own cover version of Selena’s “Dreaming of You”
Go has performed in musicals as well: her debut in The Little Mermaid, playing as the role of Ariel during 2011 – where she won a Best Actress award from Broadway World Philippine Awards; and another in 2013 for Tarzan, playing as the role of Jane Porter. Go’s theater career continues as she was recently cast for the 2014 West End revival of the hit musical Miss Saigon, playing the role of Gigi Van Tranh.
Jonalyn Roxas Viray (born November 15, 1989 in Marikina City, Philippines) is a Filipina singer and an occasional actress.She was the first ever Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion.She also received five gold medals and three plaques at the 2006 World Championships of Performing Arts
She is a member of a trio named La Diva, along with Maricris Garcia and Aicelle Santos, in which she sings as a soprano. She is also a cast of the top-rating Sunday variety show Sunday All Stars. On the 28th of February 2014, she staged her first major solo concert entitled “#Fearless” at the Music Museum. Her hit single ‘Help Me Get Over’ named as the ‘Song of the Year’ at the 6th PMPC Star Awards for Music.
Angeline Quinto (born November 26, 1989) is a Filipino singer, actress, and winner of Star Power: Sharon’s Search For The Next Female Pop Superstar in 2011
Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga KLD (born February 22, 1971), better known as Lea Salonga, is a Filipina singer and actress who starred in the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon,for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards.Salonga is the first Filipino artist to sign to an international record label (having been signed to Atlantic Records in 1993).She is also the first Philippine-based artist to have received a major album release and distribution deal in the United States (the second being Charice Pempengco with her 2010 album Charice), and one of the best-selling Filipino artists of all time, having sold over five million copies of her albums worldwide.
Sheryn Mae Poncardas Regis better known as simply Sheryn Regis (The Crystal Voice of Asia), is a Filipina pop singer-songwriter, host, entrepreneur and actress. She rose to fame in popular singing competition Star in a Million in 2003 where she was a consistent top scorer but eventually ended up as runner-up to Erik Santos in January 2003
She was as well known for singing theme songs from ABS-CBN’s Marina, Krystala, Kampanerang Kuba, Gulong ng Palad, Maria Flordeluna, Prinsesa ng Banyera and many more. She released has studio albums and collabaoration albums where are many are certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum.
She was a member of ABS-CBN homegrown talent, Star Magic, and now resides in the United States continuing her singing career by doing concerts and stage acting. She popularized in the Philippines the number one hit Come in out of the Rain
Josephine “Yeng” Constantino (born December 4, 1988) is a Filipina pop-rock singer-songwriter and actress. She won the title “Grand Star Dreamer” of Pinoy Dream Academy, the Philippine edition of Endemol’s reality TV show Star Academy