Billy Crawford
Filipino actor and musician
Billy Crawford
Billy Joe Crawford is a Filipino-American recording artist, singer-songwriter and philanthropist. Crawford is a Filipino singer. His second language is English and he is conversational in French. Crawford lived in New York City, USA, and in Paris for five years and for one year in London. He lived in Los Angeles in 2007. In 2008, he went to Manila to host Pinoy Dream Academy's uberture. He was also the host of Miss Earth 2008.
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Billy Crawford does world-class number on 'ASAP'
ABS CBN News - almost 5 years
During its “best-of” Easter Sunday offering, musical variety show “ASAP 2012” once again put Singer-TV host Billy Crawford under the spotlight, putting on show the voice and slick dance moves that took him to international stardom.
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Billy Crawford to revive international career
ABS CBN News - about 5 years
Nagsimula bilang bibong batang performer sa isang variety show, nakipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa at naging singing sensation sa Europe. Umabot sa platinum ang ilan sa kanyang mga album at kilala sa kantang "Trackin’". Nagbalikbayan upang ibahagi ang kanyang iba't-ibang talento gaya ng pagkanta, pagsayaw at pati na rin ang paghohost sa mga shows gaya ng "Pilipinas Got Talent," "ASAP," at "Showtime." Ngayon, determinado siyang ipagpatuloy ang kanyang international career. Bandila, Enero 27, 2012, Biyernes
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Combi numbers in ASAP Rocks - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
... numbers this week on ASAP Combi special featuring ultimate song-and-dance combinations from Gary Valenciano, Sarah Geronimo, John Lloyd Cruz, Ann Curtis, Toni Gonzaga, Gerald Anderson, Luis Manzano, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford and Piolo Pascual
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Gov't Intensifies 'Save Act' Campaign - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Panlilio said that ABS-CBN shouldered the bulk of the cost including the talent fees of artists APO, Jose Marie Chan, Bugoy, Billy Crawford, Sam Milby and KC Concepcion. The show is hosted by Venus Raj and David Celdran. Boxing icon and Rep
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U.S. v. SLAGG - Leagle.com
Google News - over 5 years
Commencing no later than the fall of 2008, Slagg began supplying a significant number of persons with distribution-quantities of methamphetamine, including Amanda Harper, Levi Foerderer, Jared Reinisch, Billy Crawford, and Clint McBeth
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Nikki Gil appreciates the fact that Billy Crawford likes to take charge in ... - Philippine Entertainment Portal
Google News - over 5 years
Nikki's boyfriend, Billy Crawford, watched Sweet Charity along with her family members. The ABS-CBN actress reveals that he has been very supportive of her budding theater career. When asked to reveal the secret of her three-year long relationship with
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57 Philippine artists add oomph to new DoT tourism pitch to the world - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
campaign are 6Cyclemind, Aiza Seguerra, Barbie Almalbis, Bayang Barrios, Billy Crawford, Bituin Escalante, Boboy Garovillo, Christian Bautista, Cookie Chua, Dolphy, Ebe Dancel, Gabby Alipe, Gail Blanco, Gloc 9, Itchyworms, Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Jay-R,
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CONECA ErrorScope Issue Features Doubled Die Cent, Double Struck JFK - CoinNews.net (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Ken Potter writes about a 1988 Doubled Die cent that was first reported by Christopher Beck of FL and sent in by Billy Crawford that features a strong double earlobe that he contends should vie for the same attention given to the 1984 and 1997 double
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A shining, shimmering, splendid ASAP Rocks - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
The stage is all set with shining, shimmering and splendid performances from ASAP Kapamilya stars Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, KC Concepcion, Billy Crawford, Pinoy YouTube sensation Maria Aragon and birthday celebrator Gary
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John Lloyd, Vina join Kapamilya event in Canada - ABS CBN News
Google News - over 5 years
From trade fair, games and prizes—a TFC-kat talent contest where 2 winners from each city won 3000 dollars—to a powerhouse cast of Kapamilya artists like Billy Crawford, Vina Morales, Jericho Rosales and John Lloyd Cruz. Even Kapamilya stars were
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The Azkals on ASAP Rocks - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
Catch also Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby, Billy Crawford and Gary Valenciano as they go head-to-head with ASAP's Ultimate Girls Toni Gonzaga, Maja Salvador, Nikki Gil, Kim Chiu, Shaina Magdayao and the highly-anticipated
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Nikki Gil on marrying Billy Crawford: "We talk about it but we both know that ... - Philippine Entertainment Portal
Google News - over 5 years
For the last three years, she has been in a quiet relationship with international R&B artist Billy Crawford. "[It's been] three years," says Nikki. "I believe [in showbiz] it's like times seven, parang doggie years. "Not to say that ano, [pero] sobrang
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Vice Ganda's concert served as finest 'sampol' of his talents - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Next to perform is Vice's “Showtime” co-host Billy Crawford, whom he erroneously called onstage earlier--a confusion he blamed, with much humor, on tension. Billy went on to sing Brian McKnight's “One Last Cry” reasoning that, “nakakasawa na
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Kenny Crawford Memorial Benefit provides funds to local families of seriously ... - Mississippi Press (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
This year, a 2009 Harley Sportster 1200 raffle was won by Greg Perkins and a Shawn Crowley guitar went to Billy Crawford. The river run poker payouts went to Jennifer Weeks, $700 first place; Natalie and Jodie Mays, $400 for second; Allison Alvarado,
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Clean skin is always in for Nikki Gil - Philippine Entertainment Portal
Google News - over 5 years
"Addict ako maghilamos," the girlfriend of Billy Crawford says, smiling. "Like the thought of washing my face excites me. I find it very pleasurable." It's one of the first things she does to start her day, and one of the last to end her night
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Vice confesses to 'money problems' - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Vice Ganda's guests performers are Toni Gonzaga, Billy Crawford, Xian Lim and Enchong Dee among others. “Vice Ganda, Todo Sampol Sa Araneta” is produced by Viva Concerts and Showtime Events Production with director GB Sampedro at the helm
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No sibling rivalry between Rap, Renz - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
His guests Enchong Dee, Billy Crawford, Cristine Reyes, Toni Gonzaga and Xian Lim will have their bonggang moments with Vice which will more than tickle the audience's funny bone. But why isn't his close friend Jon Avila joining the show?
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Crawford
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 31
    In September 2014, Crawford was involved in an incident at a Bonifacio Global City police precinct where he allegedly flew into a drunken rage, injuring a desk officer and damaging the precinct's glass door in the ensuing scuffle.
    More Details Hide Details Crawford, who had no prior history of legal incidents, has since issued an apology to his fans and to the officers whom he crossed paths with, though mischief and assault charges have been filed against him. Notes In 2007, Crawford received an offer to do a dance film called Back Down. He was also supposed to read for a film with Whoopi Goldberg, but these Hollywood productions were pushed back. Crawford's life story has also been shown on the Philippine television drama show Maalaala Mo Kaya. Billy was awarded for 2002 NRJ Music Awards for "Best Newcomer of the Year" at France. Billy Crawford was given "International Male Artist of the Year" at the NRJ Music Awards 2003 in Cannes, France, on January 18, 2003. He beat Robbie Williams to win the award. On January 15, 2007 he was given a star plaque at the Eastwood Walk of Fame in Philippines and was the first inductee that year.
    On April 4, 2014, he renewed his contract with Universal Records.
    More Details Hide Details He is set to release a new album later on the year.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    In 2013, he released his first EP, Sky is the Limit on the independent label Jackpot Records.
    More Details Hide Details This was his first music released since 2009.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010, he also hosted Pilipinas Got Talent with his fellow co-host Luis Manzano and both of them won as Best Talent Search Program Hosts in the recent 24th PMPC Star Awards for TV.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2011, Billy has been hosting with Vhong Navarro and other It's Showtime hosts in a weekday variety comedy show It's Showtime.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    In 2009, Billy returned to acting via Your Song Presents with his partner and fellow singer Nikki Gil.
    More Details Hide Details He also released his fifth studio album Groove in the Philippines as well as worldwide digital services later that year. He also hosted a former talent show, Showtime.
  • 2008
    Age 25
    In 2008, upon his return to the Philippines, Crawford decided to sign with ABS-CBN as an exclusive artist instead of returning to GMA.
    More Details Hide Details He became a regular on the Sunday variety show ASAP and later hosted the 2nd season of "Pinoy Dream Academy", a reality search that involves the skill of singing.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    In 2007, he returned to the Philippines for a new dance reality show MOVE styled as M.O.V.E. also known as MOVE The Search for Billy Crawford's Pinoy Dancers for GMA Network.
    More Details Hide Details The show searched for six back-up dancers who will be called as the Movers for his very first Philippine concert called as Billy Crawford: It's Time held at the historical Araneta Coliseum. He brought along the brainchild of MOVE: his wife and official dance choreographer Marie Courchinoux known as "Maryss from Paris" to be one of the Main judges of the show as the Move Master. The search has been successful and instead of having six Movers as his back-up, he eventually got his top seven Movers as they were all talented. Billy Crawford's official dancers are Darcy Godoy, JM Vergara, Aizel Moñeva, AJ Sarate, Jobel Dayrit, Daniel Agbisit and Mich Garong. After the successful concert, he returned to the United States to work on projects and fulfill several commitments.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    In 2006, he toured during the summer with the L5 in France and in November he was scheduled to return to his home country to shoot a film.
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    In 2006, Crawford began recording a new album which was expected to be released in 2007.
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    Actress Jenna Dewan, who was one of the main characters in the popular 2006 film Step Up, was featured as Crawford's dance partner.
    More Details Hide Details Another song from the album, "Candy Store" was leaked from the album and received airplay on London radio. Thought to be a duet with Ginuwine, it is featured on the Big City album. After doing the first ever online reality show "The MSN Dance Show", his third single from the album, "3 Wishes," was canceled by his label. Crawford felt it was time for something new and decided not to re-sign his contract with V2 records. He is writing and producing songs for other artists.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    Crawford's album Big City was released in 2004 in France and Asia only.
    More Details Hide Details The single "Bright Lights" was unable to break into the any Top 10 charts. The second single "Steamy Nights" produced by KOVAS - Ghetto Beat, fared better making Top 40, and was featured on 7 compilations across Europe and was the first single in Germany. Crawford's music video for "Steamy Nights" was shot in Los Angeles, California, and was produced with the same people who worked on the Destiny's Child single "Lose My Breath".
  • 2003
    Age 20
    After this grand success, he returned in 2003 with two versions of a previously unreleased track: the English version of "Someone Like You" and a special Franco-English version for France, "Me Passer de Toi", which stayed in the singles charts for some weeks.
    More Details Hide Details The album Big City was produced by some of the best producers in the American music industry such as Kovas (Ghettobeat Production), J Que (from "The Clutch"), Tricky Stewart and Laney Stewart (RedZone Entertainment), The CornaBoyz, Pale Face, Desmond Child and Stargate. He left his old company, V2 records, wanting to expand his career into something bigger. Big City Tour Live is the live release DVD album from Crawford. The DVD was released in France in 2005. It was directed by Michel Jankielewicz, produced by Yves El-Baze and distributed by UMG (2005) (worldwide) (DVD). The budget of this album was €150,000 (estimated). It's Time is the fourth studio album by Billy Crawford. The album was released in year 2007 with its first single Like That. Groove is the fifth studio album by Billy Crawford. The recent CD is a re-working of classic hits from the 70’s to the 80’s.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    As for singles, following the success of the second track, "When You Think About Me" (over 250,000 copies sold in France), Crawford returned in September 2002 with a third single from the Ride album, "You Didn't Expect That", which went directly into the Top 5 and was certified gold in December, having sold more than 250,000 copies in just a few weeks.
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    By April 2002, Crawford was back on the scene with his second album, Ride.
    More Details Hide Details This was certified gold in France (making 100,000 copies) within just a few weeks and gold in Switzerland. The album went on to achieve platinum status in the French market (making 300,000 copies) and a total of 600,000 copies has been sold to date.
  • 2001
    Age 18
    Crawford was a success as a singer in France with the first single from his album Ride called "Trackin'". In 2001, it put Crawford at the top of the French charts. "Trackin'" has sold 750,000 copies and was certified platinum; it reached a #1 position on sales charts and was #1 in the club charts.
    More Details Hide Details The song also made #1 in the Netherlands, #2 in Belgium, #3 in Switzerland and #20 in Germany. It had a great success in Germany and became #1 on the radio and club chart. His second single "When You Think About Me", was also a huge success, and many other successes followed.
  • 1995
    Age 12
    In 1995, he danced with Michael Jackson onstage when he was 13 years old as one of Michael's back-up dancers at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded his first album called Billy Crawford (which included hits such as "Urgently In Love" and "Mary Lopez") when he was 15 years old. It went straight into the charts in the Philippines and Europe.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1982.
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