Category:Singers from Cebu
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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. Anna Fegi – Anna Fegi is a Filipina singer and actress from Cebu, Philippines. Fegi is recognized by her voice, high vocal range. Anna Fegi was born in Toledo, Cebu, Philippines and is the fourth of seven born to Gaudencio. The family is a musical family and they spent time together singing and performing while living in Barangay Lutopan. Her mother was a teacher at De LaSalle Andres Soriano Memorial School. The family lived together in a house in the teachers compound on the school campus. Her father built his own sound systems from scratch and it was on those systems that he played records, barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston were two of the early influences of Fegi as she learned to sing along to their records. At the encouragement of her parents, Anna entered local singing contests and performed for school, Fegi was first discovered by Ryan Cayabyab and producer Judd Berlin during a talent search in Cebu when they was looking for a new member of the award-winning group, Smokey Mountain. She was just sixteen years old when she moved to Manila to begin rehearsals with the group and she performed a year later as a part of the groups third batch, along with Chedi Vergara and Jason Angangan, while touring in Japan in 1994. After performing in Smokey Mountain, she turned to the world of musical theater and she continued performing for school events and was able to tour the United States for the first time as a part of the schools Dramatics and Cultural Ensemble, directed by Dr. Milagros Espina. In 1997, Ryan Cayabyab wrote the song Rainbow in My Cloud as the song for the animated movie Vulcan. The recording won an AWIT Award in 1998 for Best Theme Song for Movie/TV/Stage, in 1998, Fegi decided to leave school and move to Manila to become closer to the music scene. One of the first people she was introduced to was her future manager, Carballo became Fegis manager for five years in Manila. Television network ABS-CBN produces a song writing competition each year called Himig Handog. Fegi entered the competition in 2000 performing the song Larawan, composed by Dodjie Simon, upon her success from Himig Handog, she signed a record deal later that year with the Sony BMG. This led to her release of two solo albums. Fegis debut album titled Every Step of the Way was recorded in 2000 and it featured the original recording of the popular song I Need You, although Rimes released it sooner. It was also in 2000 that Fegi joined the popular ABS-CBN television program ASAP and she went on to perform as a regular member of the show for five years
2. Morissette Amon – Johanne Morissette Daug Amon, better known by her stage name, Morissette, is a Filipina singer and occasional actress. She first rose to prominence when she finished runner-up on TV5s Star Factor at the age of 14, in 2012, Amon made her professional stage debut in the Repertory Philippines production of Disneys Camp Rock. She competed in the first season of ABS-CBNs The Voice of the Philippines in 2013, born and raised in Cebu City, Amon became a recording artist of Star Music/ Star Records in early 2014 and released her first album, a self-titled album, Morissette, in March 2015. She was tagged as The Next Big Diva and she officially became part of the ABS-CBN s Sunday afternoon show, ASAP, in January 2014, as she was introduced as one of the Homegrown Divas with her whistle prowess. Presently, she is one of the ASAPs Birit Queens, Morissette was awarded as the New Female Recording Artist of the Year by the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music in November 2015 for her album, Morissette. She bagged the Female Artist of the Year on M. O. R, Pinoy Music Awards in August 2016. She had her first major concert, which sold out. Johanne Morissette Daug Amon, also known as Morissette or Mowie, was born on June 2,1996 in Cebu City, Philippines to her mother Analie Daug, shes the first child and has one sibling, Jeremy Mattheu Amon. Her family has always been music, or musically inclined. Her father is a rocker, and his favorite singer was Alanis Morissette and she was 3 years old when her family discovered her talent in singing. When she was alone with a karaoke machine, she sang the Regine Velasquez song. As she grew up, she sang Jessa Zaragoza songs like Paano Na Kaya and she joined her first singing contest held by a radio station in Cebu and sang Christina Aguileras Reflection. Thereafter she became a frequent singing contestant in Cebu, joining competitions such as Young Star Singing Idol, at 9 years of age, she became a finalist in the Little Division of Little Big Star Cebu, hosted by Sheryn Regis. She also did front acts in mall tours for different artists like Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu, among others, at the age of 14, she tried her luck on TV5s Talentadong Pinoy but lost. She then was asked to join the new Artista Search of TV5, because of her strong desire to become a singer and performer, she joined the audition held in Cebu, wherein the judges picked her as one of the finalists. She then moved to Manila together with her mother to try her luck in the said competition, lack of sleep, tiredness, and sacrifices paid off when she reached the top 4 as one of the grand finalists. She was the first runner up to Eula Caballero, the Star Factor grand winner, Mr. David Cosico saw the potential in her and decided to manage her career on TV5. She eventually appeared in several TV5 shows, such as Kapitan Awesome and Cassandra and she starred alongside Markki Stroem, who played Shane Gray
3. Enrique Gil – Enrique Quen Mari Bacay Gil V is a Filipino actor and dancer. Since then, he has starred in the films Just The Way You Are, Everyday I Love You, Dukot, in 2017, he played as the lead actor in the romantic comedy film My Ex and Whys. Gil was born on March 30,1992 in Cebu City and he is the second son of Enrique Amadeo Gil III and Barbara Anne Bacay. His father is Spanish while his mother is of Filipino, German and he has an elder brother named Enrique Javier and a younger sister named Diandra Frances. His parents used to work as flight attendants for Philippine Airlines and he finished primary school at the Montessori De Manila, a private institute inside the BF Executive Village in Las Piñas, and secondary school in 2008 from Manresa School in Parañaque. He then went to San Beda College Alabang to pursue Information Technology and he is currently enrolled in the Business Management program under the Pearson HND Programme leading to Top-Up Degree with De Montfort University UK. DMU which is one of the top 54 teaching universities in UK, is the partner University of Southville International School affiliated with Foreign Universities, because of his busy schedule, SISFU fashioned a programme wherein students with unpredictable schedules could be accommodated without prejudice to their class requirements. He is a cousin of Paul Salas and is related to Dingdong Dantes. Gil started acting in the summer of 2008 and he was 16 years old then, and boredom led him to enroll in commercial modeling and musical theater workshops conducted by Trumpets. He appeared in a series of TV commercials, including a Lewis and Pearls ad and he was later launched as part of ABS-CBNs Star Magic Circle Batch 16. He landed his first television role in the action-drama series Pieta where he played Harold, before Pieta, he has made a cameo appearance in I Love Betty La Fea as one of the Ecomodels. In 2009, During the taping of Pieta, his mom convinced him to audition in the sitcom George, as soon as head writer and director Joey Reyes saw Enrique, he immediately cast him to be on the show. Later he was also cast in the indie film Pitas as a brother of the lead actress, in 2010, he co-starred in the indie war film Diego and His Brothers. He joined ASAP XV as one of Star Magics Gigger Boys in April and in May, co-starred in the teleserye Rosalka and he was originally set to appear in Kokey @ Ako, but his character was written off in favor of Jason Francisco. In October, he was given the role of Joco, the brother of Paolo Barredo. He also got his first hosting stint in the ABS-CBN teen variety show, in 2011, Shoutout. was revamped and renamed to Shoutout. Level Up, but the show was cancelled due to poor ratings. He played Jim in the 10th episode of Your Song Presents and he got his break when he was cast to play Michael Miranda — originally played by Diether Ocampo — in the 2011 remake of Mula Sa Puso
4. Maria Amapola Cabase – Maria Amapola Cabase, better known by her stage name Amapola, is a Filipino singer, actress, musician, television and radio host. She is widely known in the Philippines as the original artist for the song, Kapantay Ay Langit, which was later popularized by singer Pilita Corrales. Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos dubbed Cabase as a Music Ambassador for the country in 1973 in celebration of Amapolas first concert in New York, November 3,1973, at New Yorks Town Hall. In 1984, she released her debut album produced in collaboration with jazz pianist Bobby Enriquez. Amapolas music career began when she sang the love theme Guihigugma Ko Ikaw for the Azucena Pictures film Utlanan, the song Kapantay Ay Langit on YouTube sung by Amapola and composed by George Canseco, won the Manila Film Festival Gabi Ng Parangal song of the year award. It was later popularized by singer Pilita Corrales which eventually became her signature song, Amapola was awarded the key to Cebu City by then Governor Manuel Cuenco to celebrate her work as Toy Orchestra Conductor, making her the youngest person ever to receive the honor. The event was held at Cebu Citys DYRC-Radio, attended by Cebu Normal School Military Toy Orchestra, conductor Amapola and director Coronada Pingol, since the 1970s, Amapola has performed jazz and popular music. In 1979, Amapolas band, Amy and the Sounds, featuring her father, in the 1980s, Amapola won a number of awards for her music, such as the Awit Award for Best Female Singer and Best Vocal Performance. Formerly with DSwan Records and winning her first Awit Awards as Best Female Singer in the Vernacular, the aforementioned singles anchored the Gold hit Songs and Amapola under the Pioneer record label. Amapola held the title of Philippine Jukebox Queen in the early 70s, all tracks were written and performed by DAmarillo and his orchestra. The albums back cover featured George Cansecos poem, Ode To Amapola, Amapola hosted Amapola Presents Show a weekly TV variety show at KEMO-TV in San Francisco, which she hosted from 1978 to 1981. She regularly performed on Manila television shows such as Stop, Look, Listen, superstar, Seeing Stars, Etchos Lang and Live with Pops and Martin throughout the 1980s. Amapola was discovered by Espiridion Laxa who signed her up with Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions for three films and she co-starred with Victor Wood in, Mr. Lonely in 1972 and You Are My Destiny in 1973. Both films were directed by Leonardo L. Garcia and written by Rico Bello Omagap, casting for the third film I Went To Your Wedding was changed when Amapola began her USA tour in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2003, Amapola published Coming Home, her first novel, Coming Home won the Florida Writers Associations Royal Palm Literary Award for Romantic Fiction and was a finalist for Best Fiction of 2004 in Foreword Magazine. In 2005, she published Promising Skies, which received acclaim from New York Times best-selling author Ellen Tanner Marsh. In 1990, Amapola played the role of Bloody Mary in the RVL Sun’s Theater production of South Pacific, on board the Hanseatic, Amapola was offered to sing on board the MS Gripsholm. In 2006, Amapola was invited to headline on board Regent Seven Seas Cruises Voyager World Cruise, Amapola raised two children with her second husband, Nicolas T. Aiello
5. Vina Morales – Vina Morales is a Filipino singer, actress and model. At age nine, Morales started singing with the choir of Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Church in Bogo. Father Fritz T. Malinao, a priest and a songwriter in his community, discovered Morales talent. The song, Paglaum, which hope or pag-asa in the Cebuano language, won the Grand Prize. Representatives from Viva Films saw her performance and offered her a singing and acting contract and she and her family moved to Manila where she auditioned for a film career in the Philippine film industry. She changed her name from Sharon Garcia Magdayao to Vina Morales. Morales first film debut was Nakagapos na Puso where she co-starred with Sharon Cuneta, in her late teen years, Morales appeared in Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum and Anghel Na Walang Langit. She also appeared in The Sarah Balabagan Story, Morales recorded albums and performed in live concerts in the Philippines, including 2004s Mamahalin Ka Niya. She co-wrote the lyrics of a song titled Paano Kaya Magtatagpo, along with Filipino model, actor and musician, Piolo Pascual. The music was composed by Arnel de Pano, later, Morales and Pascual recorded the song as a duet. Other songs on the album include Yakapin Mo Ako, Pangako, in 2003, she held a multi-city United States tour titled Vina Revealed and Vinas Hot. Morales performed the song Yakapin Mo Ako while portraying singer Joey Albert on the biographical TV series Maalaala Mo Kaya, in 2002, she co-hosted a series of Philippine shows with Martin Nievera in the United States and Canada. She was the first Filipino to sing at the New York International Music Festival held at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003, in 2006, she also did a tour in the United States. In 2007, she starred in ABS-CBNs Maria Flordeluna, where she played Elvira and she also represented the Philippines at the 2007 Ikon Asean singing contest and won the competition. In 2010, she was cast in Agua Bendita, an ABS-CBN soap opera starring Andi Eigenmann, in 2011, Morales played her very first antagonist role as Cecilia Cecile Altamira in Nasaan Ka Elisa. A remake of the 2009 Chilean telenovela of the title that was later remade in the United States in 2010. In 2014, she marked her comeback with Robin Padilla in the 2014 MMFF film Bonifacio. She has a sister named Shaina Magdayao who is also an actress and she has a daughter Ceana born in 2009
6. Sheryn Regis – Sheryn Mae Poncardas Regis better known as simply Sheryn Regis, is a Filipino pop singer-songwriter, host, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She rose to fame in popular singing competition Star in a Million where placed runner-up to Erik Santos in 2003. Regis was as known for singing theme songs from ABS-CBNs Marina, Krystala, Kampanerang Kuba, Gulong ng Palad, Maria Flordeluna, Prinsesa ng Banyera. She has released albums and collaboration albums where are many are certified gold. She was a member of ABS-CBN homegrown talent, Star Magic, Sheryn was born in Carcar City, Cebu, to Bernardo and Daisy Regis. She is the eldest of three children, with brothers Elton and Joseph, Sheryns mother guided her in singing, and at the age of two, she was able to hum and sing simple tunes. Her first and favorite contest piece was Kuh Ledesma’s Dito Ba. which she learned at age 5, at seven, Regis started joining amateur singing contests. Her winnings were used to buy tapes of Shirley Bassey’s cassette tapes for her next contest piece, and at the age of eight, Regis won her first grand prize by singing Tillie Moreno’s Saan Ako Nagkamali. Aside from singing in contests, Sheryn earned income by offering voice lessons to children while in high school and she was able to finish her B. S. Secondary Education, with a major in English at Cebu Normal University, both Leo Martinez and Gina Alajar served as her workshop mentors. In 1999, she was awarded Best Interpreter at the Cebu Metro Pop Music Festival, when she sang Among Gabayan and their entry was also hailed as the Grand Prize winner. Sheryn worked as a singer at the Cebu Plaza Hotel where she met Earl Echiverri. They married in 2002 and had their first child Lourdes the following year, Regis first appeared in television running noontime show Eat Bulagas Sing-Eat in 2002 where she became a grand finalist. In 2003, Regis secured a place as grand finalist in ABS-CBN’s reality singing competition Star in a Million after advancing from the rounds with Teresa Garcia. Regis won the Texter’s Choice Award but placed only as a runner-up after singing Wendy Motens Come In Out Of The Rain and she became the third Filipino to win the 2 Prize Silver Trophy after Jed Madela and Arnee Hidalgo. Upon returning, Regis was given a title, Crystal Voice of Asia by the local media and she was cast in noontime show Masayang Tanghali Bayan/MTB Ang Saya Saya and M. R. S. She had her first concert, Higher Note, at the Music Museum, followed by concerts in the Philippines. Sheryn and her husband Earl Echiverri migrated to the United States with their child in 2010 and settled in Houston, even before its albums release, Come In Out of the Rain became a radio hit in the Philippines