Charice Charice
Charice Charice
Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipino singer and actress 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 singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
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Telltale Signs: A GREAT WEEK FOR PROUD PINAY MOTHERS
Asian Week - almost 5 years
SAN FRANCISCO – There may not be a prouder week for Pinay mothers of American pop entertainers. On the week of April 16th, four Filipino American offspring of Pinays were featured in the three highest-rated American network TV talent shows, surviving an elimination round of increasingly tough competition. Perhaps the most famous of the survivors is 16-year old Jessica Sanchez who rebounded in one week from being eliminated – and then saved by the judges of American Idol – to receiving the highest number of votes in the following week. The eldest of three siblings from Chula Vista, California, Jessica is the daughter of Gilbert Sanchez, a Mexican American Iraq War navy veteran from Texas, and Edita Bugay, the Pinay daughter of a retired U.S. Navy sailor from San Diego, California. Another FilAm contestant who almost got the boot from TV viewers until she was saved by the judges – also unanimously – is 20-year old Cheesa Laureta, a transplant from Honolulu to Los Angeles who gradu ...
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Charice moving forward from big-name producer David Foster - CarterMatt.com
Google News - over 5 years
Over the course of the past couple of years, there has been a rather significant producer working behind the scenes in order to make Charice Pempengco as much of a success as possible, and in many ways he has succeeded. Thanks in part to some of David
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Charice's scenes in 'Glee' cut due to rivalry with Lea Michele? - GMANews.TV
Google News - over 5 years
Were the scenes of the little lady with a big voice Charice Pempengco in the hit television series "Glee" cut to avoid upsetting the show's star Lea Michele? A New York Post report on August 23 quoted a show source as saying, "Charice was signed for a ... - -
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US hitmaker David Foster searching for new Charice Pempengco - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
For his all-star Asia tour that comes to Manila in October, top US record producer and pop hitmaker David Foster said Charice Pempengco will be the “clean-up woman.” “Do you know what that is?” Foster asked the Inquirer in a phone interview on Tuesday
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Philippine star set to thrill Doha audience - Gulf Times
Google News - over 5 years
Filipino singer and star of the hit television series, 'Glee,' Charice Pempengco is set to stage a concert in Qatar next month, with around 15000 fans expected to see the young star perform a two-hour show. The concert will take place on September 29
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Charice sighting in Orlando: Celebrating with friends at restaurant (Photo) - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
It's been ten days since Charice Pempengco has been spotted. Yes, her fans are counting the days as they love her. The talented entertainer appears to be taking some down time enjoying Orlando with her friends for a party. Thanks to a fan photo posted
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Charice Planning for New Album Next Year - KOvideo
Google News - over 5 years
A global star set to take the American charts by storm, Charice Pempengco has proven herself both as a singer and in acting. While in the United States the singer is best known for her role on Glee, she has two albums under her belt and,
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Charice recording Bruno Mars and Nick Jonas songs - Gather Celebs News Channel
Google News - over 5 years
Charice Pempengco is still poised to make it big in music and she has some help from other celebrities. Bruno Mars and Nick Jonas have both contributed to her music in a big way. The 19-year-old entertainer was on the red carpet of the Teen Choice
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Charice invites Arjohn Gilbert talented Youtube singer to show in Philippines - Gather Celebs News Channel
Google News - over 5 years
Charice Pempengco is already giving back. The young starlet found a talented young singer on Youtube and has invited him on stage during her next show in the Philippines. The young singer was first spotted by Charice fans who let the entertainer know
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Made in Philipines - Charice Pempengco Live in Dubai - TimeOutDubai.com
Google News - over 5 years
... in May 2010 with the backing of legendary Canadian music producer David Foster. A half day festival treat for the community with food stalls, play area and shopping will be just a reason as the fans wait for Charice Pempengco to perform. Buy Tickets
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The Shelter Boys bonding Creativity via Individual Talents - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Filipino singers Charice Pempengco and Arnel Pineda gained fame and stardom for doing so and to date, a lot of have been trying their luck using YouTube or any video hosting site to hold their production with the hope of being discovered and being
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Tsismis: Latest gossip from the Pinoy World - gulfnews.com
Google News - over 5 years
Some say Sarah Geronimo's reign as the Princess of Pop is slowly being threatened by fast-rising pop star Angeline Quinto, who many will remember as the amateur singer who beat Charice Pempengco in a singing contest when they
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Lucky Pinay househelp lands segment on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
After making the world pay attention to a number of talented Pinoys—including Rhap Salazar, Maria Aragon and most notably, Charice Pempengco—DeGeneres now highlights a certain Pinay simply known as Mindy. Unlike the other Filipino talents that have
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Charice Goes From Small Time To The Big City In Her New 'Far As The Sky' Music ... - Hollywood Life
Google News - over 5 years
How do YOU feel about Charice Pempengco's new music video for “Far As the Sky”? Our girl Charice has released the music video for her song “Far as the Sky” — and it's simple, classy and very open to interpretation! In the video, which was released
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'Glee' will enter these six episodes in Emmy race for best comedy series - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
In the season premiere, the glee club tries to recruit new members, including a foreign exchange student Sunshine (Charice Pempengco) and football player Sam (Chord Overstreet). Songs include "Telephone," "Listen," "Empire State of Mind" and "What I
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TV Host Boy Abunda on the dangers of social networking - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
He also specifically mentioned international singer Charice Pempengco as a victim of cyber-bullying, which even prompted the latter to shut down her Facebook account due to harsh comments she received concerning her weight and appearance
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Charice named possible Bieber successor - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Teen YouTube sensations Charice Pempengco and Rebecca Black – whose video for 'Friday' reached 100000 YouTube views before Bieber's 'Baby' did – have both been angling for portions of the boy star's audience.” However, Richards said Charice's “Glee”
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Homegrown Idols - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Mr. Schnur says he believes the timing is right for a band made up of Asian faces to crack the US, and cites the popularity of young Filipino singer-actress Charice Pempengco from the hit TV show "Glee" and Asian-American electronica band Far East
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Charice opens up about cyber-bullying - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
MANILA, Philippines -- The Internet propelled Charice Pempengco to global fame. The same cybersphere, however, exposed her, together with other celebrities to the nastiest of bullies. In an interview by Celebuzz.com, Charice reacted
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charice
    TEENAGE
  • 2012
    Age 19
    In March 2012, she signed on to be one of the four judges of the Philippine version of The X Factor, which began to air on ABS-CBN in June.
    More Details Hide Details Charice was born in Laguna, Philippines. Charice was raised by her single mother, Raquel. To help support her family she began to enter singing contests at age seven, from town fiestas in various provinces to singing competitions on TV. She is said to have competed in almost a hundred such contests.
    On January 18, 2012, she launched a ten-city tour across Asia in order to promote the official release of her studio album, Infinity, which is due later in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The tour began in March.
  • 2011
    Age 18
    Charice released a new web series "30 Days With Charice", in early 2011 and on its 3rd episode, "Charice On The Road: NYC" her manager Marc Johnston said of Charice's remarkable talent and extraordinary voice, "Vocally, she's probably the greatest female pop singer in the world right now what other great vocalists are out there that can do what she's doing?".
    More Details Hide Details The highest note that Charice has sung in chest voice in a live performance would be a G#5 in the song "One Moment In Time" on Phil Independence Day in 2008, when Charice was only 16. Her videos and songs on YouTube now have over 300 million views altogether.
    In October 2011, Charice's estranged father, 40-year-old construction worker Ricky Pempengco, was stabbed to death in her hometown in the Philippines, forcing her to pull out of a concert in Singapore.
    More Details Hide Details Ricky Pempengco had been at a small grocery store in San Pedro, Laguna, a township south of Metro Manila, when he brushed against a drunk man who became angry and stabbed him with an ice pick in the chest and back, according to the Laguna province police chief. Charice expressed her sadness through her Twitter account about the death of her father by typing: "I want to thank my fans from around the world for their support and love at this very difficult time for my family and I," she said in a statement. "We are all very sad about this terrible tragedy" and "I loved him and I will still love him," she wrote. "He's still my Dad after all." Charice has mentioned many times that she looks up to her mother as her top musical influence. A former vocalist in a band, Charice's mother Raquel always practiced with her band and sang everywhere throughout Charice's childhood. Envious of her mother, Charice begged to be taught how to sing. Ever since the age of four Charice began forming her voice to become the powerhouse it is today. Growing up she listened to many types of music but mostly music from Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Destiny's Child. Aside from her mother, the two performers that Charice expresses much appreciation for are Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Charice has always said that she looks up to Lady Gaga and Beyoncé for their attitude, fashion awareness, and their beautiful voices.
    Her second studio album, Infinity, was released exclusively in Japan on October 5, 2011.
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    On September 14, 2011, it was revealed in a Japanese broadcast that she will be singing the theme song to the video game Final Fantasy XIII-2, "New World".
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    It was announced that she began to record new material for her upcoming sophomore international album. "Before It Explodes", her comeback single, written by Bruno Mars, was released on April 18, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The following day after its release, another single, "One Day" was released on iTunes, which was co-written and co-produced by Nick Jonas. "Louder", the second single was released on May 20 which was bundled with another song, "Lost The Best Thing".
    On February 13, 2011, her very first television musical special Charice: Home for Valentine's was broadcasted on Philippine television's GMA 7 network.
    More Details Hide Details From February 21 to February 25, she embarked on her very first solo tour performing in four shows held at three different Zepp music halls in Japan (Nagoya, two Tokyo dates, and Osaka).
  • 2010
    Age 17
    During the inauguration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on June 30, 2010, Charice sang the Philippine national anthem in front of a crowd estimated at more than half a million.
    More Details Hide Details In July she embarked on an album promotional tour of Asia covering Thailand, the Philippines, Japan and South Korea. While in South Korea, she appeared on the show Star King for the third time. On September 7 the premiere of Glees second season was held in Hollywood with Pempengco in attendance. Cast in a recurring role, she plays an exchange student from the Philippines named Sunshine Corazon who presents serious competition against lead character Rachel Berry (played by Lea Michele). On November 30 she appeared on NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center and performed two songs from her Christmas EP, "Grown-Up Christmas List" and "Jingle Bell Rock", with producer and mentor David Foster. She also performed "The Prayer" with the Canadian Tenors and David Foster on the piano for a Christmas special on CBC Television. In December she became Operation Smile's official Smile Ambassador. She joins other celebrity Smile Ambassadors such as Jessica Simpson, Billy Bush, and Zachary Levi in the organization's global efforts of providing free surgeries to children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
    Her self-titled international debut album with Reprise Records was released on May 11, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details On its first week, the album reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, making her the first Asian to enter the Top 10. On the same day as part of her album launching, she again made a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show along with another YouTube-discovered singer Justin Bieber. Pempengco's world-wide promotion of her album was shown in a 12-part mini-documentary 30 Days with Charice, which was filmed by Alloy TV and published at Teen.com. On June 22, Pempengco herself confirmed that she will join the cast of the hit US television series Glee on its second season. Later in the week, she released a promotional single called "Crescent Moon" in Japan. The single is an English rendition of the Japanese song "Mikazuki" by Ayaka.
    The album version and club remixes of her second single, "Pyramid" (featuring Iyaz), from her international debut album were released on February 23, 2010 and March 2, 2010.
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    On January 23, 2010, she appeared on Io Canto, a renowned singing competition in Italy.
    More Details Hide Details She performed her standards plus an Italian favorite called "Adagio" (made popular by Lara Fabian), in Italian. On January 31 she was featured as one of the musical acts on the NBC Sports program Silk Soy Milk Skate for the Heart, a show designed to raise awareness of heart disease. She performed "Note to God" and debuted two new songs included in her debut album, "In This Song" and "Breathe Out" (later retitled as "Breathe You Out").
  • 2009
    Age 16
    She was one of the headlining acts in the David Foster and Friends 10-City North American Tour that ran during the fall of 2009.
    More Details Hide Details She made a cameo appearance in her first feature film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, released in North America on December 23. She is also part of the official movie soundtrack with her rendition of "No One" by Alicia Keys accompanied by The Chipettes. Later in the month, she appeared on Singapore Idol's grand finale episode as a guest performer, where she performed two of her signature songs, The Bodyguard medley and "Note to God".
    On June 28, 2009, during her concert, Charice let the news slip about her planned duet with the legendary pop king Michael Jackson.
    More Details Hide Details She explained that Michael's lawyer approached her and said Michael chose her to be his special guest on his tour. Michael had seen videos of Charice dancing to his songs and said right away, "I want this kid". When announcing this news, Charice said "Yesterday morning, we were all shocked by the very sad news, the legendary pop singer Michael Jackson has gone away. Only two more weeks I was supposed to be with him on stage. We were going to perform Billie Jean." Pempengco contributed to two Christmas albums in 2009. The first as David Archuleta's duet partner for the song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in his Christmas album, Christmas from the Heart. The second is a compilation Christmas album, A Very Special Christmas Volume 7 in which she contributed her own rendition of "The Christmas Song".
  • 2007
    Age 14
    Charice made minor appearances on local television shows and commercials, but essentially fell off the radar after her stint at Little Big Star. It was not until 2007 that she gained worldwide recognition after an avid supporter, Dave Dueñas, under the username FalseVoice, started posting a series of her performance videos on YouTube. These videos received over 15 million hits making her an internet sensation. In January 2009, Pempengco performed at two US presidential pre-inaugural events in Washington, D.C., namely the Martin Luther King Jr "Realizing The Dream" gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and at the "Pearl Presidential Inaugural Gala" at the Mandarin Hotel.
    More Details Hide Details In February she performed at two post-Oscar award events: Oscar Night at Mr. Chow's and Oprah's Oscar After Party held in Kodak Theatre. She debuted a new original song, "Fingerprint" composed by Robbie Nevil and produced by David Foster. In April, she appeared in the season premiere of Ti lascio una canzone, an Italian musical variety show televised from Teatro Ariston in the city of Sanremo. She performed "I Will Always Love You", "I Have Nothing", "The Prayer", and "Listen". Later that same month, she would go on to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of 57,000 baseball fans during the Los Angeles Dodgers 52nd season home opener at Dodger Stadium. In May she released her Philippine second album, My Inspiration. The album consisted of 12 tracks, including "Always You" and a cover of Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World" performed as a duet with her mother. The album was certified gold in the Philippines within two months after release, and then platinum in December 2009. Also in May, she would again perform at a David Foster and Friends concert held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the May 18 episode "Finale: Oprah's Search for the World's Most Talented Kids" of The Oprah Winfrey Show, she debuted her first internationally released single, "Note to God", written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster.
  • 2005
    Age 12
    In 2005 Charice joined Little Big Star, a talent show in the Philippines loosely patterned after American Idol.
    More Details Hide Details Eliminated after her first performance, she was called back as a wildcard contender and eventually became one of the finalists. Although she was a consistent top scorer in the final rounds, she did not win the title in the finale and only placed third.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1992
    Born
    Born on May 10, 1992.
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