Category:Filipino female pop singers
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The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Nora Aunor – Nora Aunor is a Filipino actress, recording artist, and film producer. Aunor has also appeared in stage plays, television shows. She is known as Philippine cinemas Superstar and is regarded as the Peoples National Artist, the Hollywood reporter magazine, called her The Grand Dame of Philippine Cinema for her brilliant performance in the movie Taklub. Aunor started her career in the Philippine entertainment industry as a singer after she won a singing contest. She made her debut with All Over the World and also guested in youth-oriented films produced by Vera-Perez Pictures. Aunor received 17 FAMAS Award nominations and was elevated to the Hall of Fame after winning five Best Actress Awards and she is the most nominated actress of Gawad Urian Awards with 20 nominations, winning seven. She has more nominations as Best Actress than any other Filipino actor in both FAMAS and Gawad Urian award giving bodies, in 1983, Aunor was recognized as one of the The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service in the Field of the Arts. In 1999, Aunor received the Centennial Honor for the Arts awarded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and she was the only film actress included in the list of awardees. In 2010, she was hailed by the Green Planet Movie Awards as one of the 10 Asian Best Actresses of the Decade and she received the Ani ng Dangal Award. From the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2013,2014 and 2016, in 2014, Aunor is the recipient of University of the Philippines College of Mass Communications, Gawad Plaridel. On September 17,2015, Aunor was conferred the Gawad CPP para sa Sining for Film and Broadcast Arts, Aunor was born in Baryo San Francisco, Iriga, Camarines Sur to Antonia Cabaltera and Eustacio Villamayor. She has nine siblings, including Eddie Villamayor, a former actor, when Nora was growing up, her grandmother taught her to sing, the first song she learned was The Way of a Clown. An aunt taught her diction, interpretation and expression while singing and took her under their custody, Nora became a champion at the Darigold Jamboree singing contest singing her winning piece You and the Night and the Music. After that she won another singing contest, The Liberty Big Show, Nora entered the national singing contest, Tawag ng Tanghalan, where she was defeated on her first try and became a champion on her second. The Grand National Finals of Tawag ng Tanghalan was on May 29,1967, Nora went to Mabini Memorial College when she was in grade I and transferred to Nichols Air Base Elementary School when she reached grade II. Aunor was married to award-winning actor Christopher de Leon on Jan,25,1975, in a civil ceremony. She and De León have one child, actor Ian de León in 1975, they also have adopted children Lotlot De Leon Matet de Leon, Kiko and she and her husband renewed their vows on January 27,1976, in a religious service officiated by Rev Alleysius Rodríguez. The couple separated, and their marriage was dissolved in 1996, Aunor became a permanent resident of the United States in 2008, but retains her Philippine citizenship
2. Athena (singer) – Athena or Athena Tibi is a Filipino singer, stage actress and movie actress from Manila, Philippines and raised in Saitama, Japan. She announced her debut show in Japan on November 18,2012. Athena was born in Manila, The Philippines, but moved to Japan at age 3 when her family relocated due to her fathers work and she grew up in Koshigaya in Saitama, then returned to Manila age 10, having mastered Japanese alongside English and Tagalog. She went to High School at St. Paul College Pasig before moving to La Consolacion College in Pasig and she graduated with a BA in Management from the University of Asia and the Pacific, a private research University located in Ortigas Center in Metro Manila in 2009. Athenas first acting role came in daily TV series Sarah the Teen Princess as recurring character Tiny, Athena next appeared as Cristy in 2004s Lastikman by director Mac Alejandre, based on the character created by Mars Ravelo. The story tells how the rubber-tree powered superhero fights back against bullying and captures the heart of Lara, Athenas next project was as the lead in Jerry Bachs romantic comedy Pizza Girl, premiering in June 2008. Athena played Kristine, one of two children reunited with their father after their mothers death, who is the more accommodating to her fathers return to rebuild relationships. The premiere was held at the SM Megamall in Ortigas Center on October 3,2009, back on stage, Athena played Sally Brown in Kultura and UA&Ps production of Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Insular Life Auditorium in Ayala Alabang in January and February 2010. In 2011, Athena was one of the VJs of the show The Daily Top 5 on Viva TV, alongside Nikki Bacolod, Barbie Salvador, Athena appeared on the Viva Television show Star for a Night broadcast on IBC, as a semi-finalist. Presented by renowned singer and actress Regine Velasquez, and eventually won by Sarah Geronimo, Athena was then spotted and signed to Viva Entertainment, based in Quezon City in 2002. Athena debuted as an artist as one part of three-piece unit 3Yo in December 2002, 3Yos self-titled debut album was released on 3 December 2004. The song was included on an album release titled 1st Levi Music Festival. In April 2005, Athena joined 4-member unit Fairgame, releasing one 4-track self-titled CD, Fairgame promoted in malls across The Philippines as an opening act for various Viva Entertainment artists. Athena performed her first solo show at UA&P on September 13,2007 at an event called Hanging Out with Athena Tibi, performing a range of pop, R&B, rock and acoustic songs. On August 9,2008 Athena joined Sam Concepcion, Cheska Ortega, Enrique Gil, Athenas own YouTube channel includes her renditions of songs by popular J-Pop singers such as Yui and Yuna Ito. In October 2012, she announced her solo live performance in Japan on November 18,2012. Aside from it, she submitted demo CDs to major Japanese labels such as Pony Canyon. 3YO - Ketchup Song Viva Popstars Christmas album 3YO Levi Celerio Music Festival Fairgame Breathe With Me Management Site Official Facebook Site Athenas Twitter Official YouTube channel
3. Sarah Geronimo – Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo is a Filipino singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and television personality. Widely known as the Popstar Royalty, her contributions to music along with her film, born and raised in Santa Cruz, Manila, Geronimo started a career in music at the age of 14 after winning the television singing contest Star for a Night. The album became a record and won two Awit Awards. Her music was categorized as pop until the release of her tenth studio album Expressions. Subsequently, she was nominated for the awards in the 27th Awit Awards including Album of the Year. Following a crossover success, Geronimo continued on the musical form. Geronimo began working with television network ABS-CBN in 2004 and she appeared in projects such as ASAP, Bituing Walang Ningning and Sarah G. Live. She was also a coach in The Voice of the Philippines, Geronimo then ventured into mainstream cinema and is best known for playing the lead role in the films, A Very Special Love, You Changed My Life and It Takes a Man and a Woman. All of which are in the list of highest-grossing films in the Philippines that earned her three Box-office Queen titles from GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards and she also received two nominations of FAMAS Award for Best Actress for these films respectively. Geronimo has a collective box-office receipt of over PHP1 billion, in 2015, FAMAS named her as one of the six Iconic Movie Queens of Philippine Cinema. Throughout her career, Geronimo has received 12 Awit Awards,8 Aliw Awards,26 Myx Music Awards, Geronimo is pop musics best-selling artist of all time in the Philippines, having sold more than 1 million albums. She was inducted into the Anak TV Hall of Fame in 2013 for being worthy of emulation by children. Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo was born on July 25,1988 in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines to Delfin Geronimo, a retired PLDT employee, and Divina Tua Geronimo and she is the third of four children. She started singing publicly at age two, at the age of four, she was accompanied by her mother to join auditions for different television programs. Geronimo became part of the shows Penpen De Sarapen, Ang TV and she has also played as an extra in the movie Sarah. In between auditions, Geronimo would perform at shopping malls and hotel lounges, Geronimo, then age 7, was one of the performers during the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II. Geronimo at an early age joined different singing contests the first of which was Tuklas Talino sponsored by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, in 2002, Geronimo competed on the television singing contest Star for a Night aired in IBC. At the age of fourteen, she won the prize that included PHP1 million
4. Rachel Alejandro – Rachel Alejandro is a Filipino singer and actress. Alejandros mother and father separated when she was four and her mother remarried and moved to the US. Together with father Hajji and his new partner, the late Rio Diaz, Alejandro and her sister Barni spent time in Manila and she appeared in an Atlantis Production of Aida as Amneris in June 2011. She accepted the role of Justice in Rock of Ages in the rerun in July 2013, rachel Alejandro first entered the world of showbiz at the age of 12, when she was a host on the popular TV show Thats Entertainment. At 15, following her successful TV stint, Alejandro recorded her first album, Just a Minute, the album spawned several hit songs including the #1 single Mr. Kupido, as well as K. S. P. and Kay Tagal. The album went gold and Alejandros recording career took off. Her second album, Watch Me Now, featured a revival of Nakapagtataka and her powerful rendition of the song earned her the Awit Award for Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist and the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Award for Best Female Singer/Entertainer. May Minamahal, which contained the award-winning single Babalik-balikan, became Alejandros first platinum album in 1992. That same year, her career got another boost when she competed at the Golden Stag International Song Festival in Brasov, Romania and her 1994 album, Sentimental, featured the multi-awarded song Paalam Na which Alejandro co-wrote with then-boyfriend Dingdong Avanzado. In 1996, Alejandro celebrated her 10 years in showbiz by releasing an album and appearing in her first major concert, with guests Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid. As Alejandro said in an interview with Maryo B Labad, In the past years, and my efforts have paid off. Her album Tanging Pangarap, her first for Viva Records, was released in 2001, the carrier single was written by her longtime former boyfriend Lee Robin Salazar. It also contains the 2000 Metropop Song Festival winner Forever and a Day composed by Angelo Villegas, Alejandro has also enjoyed success as an actress, appearing in films and theater productions. Her last major movie was Mumbaki with Raymart Santiago, directed by Butch Perez for VIVA Films and she is currently married to Carlos SantaMaria. She is currently residing in Makati, Thats Entertainment Saturday Entertainment Lunch Date Eat Bulaga. GMA Supershow Ryan Ryan Musikahan ASAP R. S. V. P, music Bureau Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Maalaala Mo Kaya Pinoy Dream Academy Magpakailanman Real Talk Official Website
5. Lou Bonnevie – Maria Lourdes Rosario Perello Bonnevie, better known by her stage name Lou Bonnevie, is a Filipina pop rock musician. She has released albums since the beginning of her career in 1984. Her music was used in the AD Police OVA series in Japan. She is the first cousin of Dina Bonnevie and she attended University of Saint Anthony High School in Iriga City and University of Santo Tomas in España, Manila. She is of French and Spanish descent, Bonnevie is the fifth child in a brood of seven. Her father is the youngest in the Bonnevie clan, whose ancestors migrated from France to Pasacao in Camarines Sur and her mother, who is of Filipino-Spanish lineage, hails from Manila. They were a family that lived a country life with horses in ranches that her parents managed. Bonnevie showed her flair for music at an age, singing in family gatherings. She honed most of her skills in playing the guitar. By the time her family moved to Manila in the 1980s, she was ready to perform professionally in clubs and hotels as she continued her secondary. She was monickered “Twinkle” because of her hazel and captivating eyes and her very first professional composition was a song called “Nawawalang Karapatan” which became a finalist in a Children’s Rights Competition. In 1984, she launched her musical career in 1984 via a concert. Bonnevie has had hundreds of shows, performing with the top Filipino artists. Her repertoire consists of her originals plus re arrangements and adaptations of “soul”, “retro”, “rock & roll”, “folk & blues” classics essayed in pop genre. Music has taken her all over the Philippines and abroad – She has toured with Gary Valenciano in the US and has done her own shows in the Middle East, Singapore. Lately, she toured several Asian countries in connection with her “Only Human “ album promotions, in 25 years, Bonnevie has earned six major studio albums and one “live” album including 3 international releases,3 Kareoke releases and 3 compilation releases. In 1984, she released her self-titled album Lou Bonnevie, produced and released by WEA Records and it spawned four hit songs—the fast tracks “I’m Every Girl” and “Rockin’ The Beat” and the rock ballads “What A Fool I Am” and “I Need Your Love”. Her follow-up My World from WEA Records was released in 1986 and produced the hit song “Love Me Tonight”
6. Katy de la Cruz – Katy de la Cruz was a leading Filipino singer who specialized in jazz vocals and torch songs in a performing career that lasted eight decades. Hailed as The Queen of Filipino Jazz and as The Queen of Bodabil, she was, by the age of 18, de la Cruz also appeared in films and received a FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Award in 1953. One of the musicians at that time was Emman. Catalina de la Cruz was born in Bustos, Bulacan, even as a young child, de la Cruz would be hired to sing at town fiestas, and at intermissions during cockfights and boxing matches. Her formal schooling ended at the third grade, in 1914, when she was seven years old, she was hired by the owner of a Manila film theater to sing to the audiences in between movie screenings. Such performances were typical in Manila theaters during that period, and she learned her songs through listening to phonograph records, and mastered the English language with the help of her brother. By the age of thirteen, de la Cruz was a star in the bodabil circuit. She soon became a headliner, performing in Manilas largest theaters such as the Savoy, the Palace. By 1925, de la Cruz was the highest paid entertainer in the Philippines and she fell in love, and later married, the piano player of her stage show. Some of the girls who performed alongside her onstage, such as Chichay, Etang Discher. De la Cruz was acknowledged as a proficient performer of torch songs who drew comparisons to Sophie Tucker, initially, her signature tune was the bluesy ballad St. Louis Blues. After jazz became popular in the Philippines in the 1920s, de la Cruz adapted her style and soon mastered the art of scat singing. By the 1930s, de la Cruz would be most identified with the song Balut and her take on the song, which afforded her to showcase her scatting ability, has been described as impish and rustic, rounded out by her low, playfully dragging key. She also occasionally acted in films, most prominently in Inspirasyon, many of her films were for Sampaguita Pictures. As bodabil slowly declined, de la Cruz concentrated on concert performances, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, she was a top-billed performer at the famed Forbidden City nightclub in San Francisco. In 1961, she starred in her own show in Las Vegas. De la Cruz also performed concert tours in Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, de la Cruz eventually retired to San Francisco, California, though she would occasionally perform until the late 1980s. In 1989, she visited the Philippines to attend the premiere at the Cultural Center of the Philippines of Katy, a highly publicized stage musical based on her life