Pilita Corrales
Filipino actor and musician
Pilita Corrales
Pilita Garrido Corrales is a Popular Filipina singer-songwriter, actress, comedienne, and television presenter. She is tagged "Asia's Queen of Songs."
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Singers turn to theater musicals while OPM seeks for antidote - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
The 2008 Tony award-winning production for Best Musical has a story Filipinos can relate to, said the actress, whose performance excited her mother, Pilita Corrales. Pilita is happy that she's trying stage singing and acting at this point in her career
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To die for - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
The most recent example of this is Janine, the daughter of Ramon Christopher and Lotlot de Leon, whose grandparents are (take a deep breath) Nora Aunor, Christopher de Leon, Pilita Corrales, Eddie Gutierrez — and then some. Hmm, that root of stellar
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Sinug dancer, 16 others honored - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Artist Mel Tamayo, singer Pilita Corrales and actress Gloria Sevilla were given lifetime achievement awards. Cebu Daily News represented by publisher Eileen Mangubat was cited for heritage journalism. The paper's lifestyle section comes out with a
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Dulce holds concert to mark 40th year in showbiz - ABS CBN News
Google News - over 5 years
Titled “La Dulce Diva,” Dulce was joined by special guests in the concert including Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales, balladeer Jed Madela and the Big Amp Band under the baton of Mel Villena. Dulce is known for her hit songs "Maalaala Mo Kaya" and
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Roderick Paulate sparkles in small 'Zombadings' role - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Catch chanteuse nonpareil Dulce on August 27 at the Music Museum in “La Dulce Diva” with Pilita Corrales, Jed Medela and other surprise guests. Dulce promises a show devoid of fads. Her powerful repertoire will be enhanced by the AMP Big Band
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Jackie Lou feels like a newbie in the musical - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
Her mom, Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales, can't wait to see her act and sing on stage. It was director Bobby Garcia who invited Jackie Lou to audition. Hesitant and nervous, she proceeded to the audition venue with a well-rehearsed song and up
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11 Bicolanos to receive the 'Rokyaw Ibalnong' awards in Legazpi City - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales will lead he list of performers of the HFG@25 “Fireworks Concert for a Cause” on Aug. 12, at 6 pm at the Philamlife Auditorium to raise funds for its operational needs and for the completion of the convent
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Martin Nievera & the other enduring singers - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
Pilita Corrales; 2. Sylvia La Torre; 3. Ric Manrique Jr.; 4. Nora Aunor; 5. Freddie Aguilar; 6. Basil Valdez; 7. Kuh Ledesma; 8. Apo Hiking Society; 9. Juan de La Cruz Band; 10. Sharon Cuneta; 11. Martin Nievera; 12. Gary Valenciano; 13
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25 Most Memorable Rock Concerts - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
Fronting the Beatles were the Reycard Duet, the Wing Duo, the Lemons Three, Eddie Reyes and the Downbeats, Dale Adriatico and Pilita Corrales with Carding Cruz and his orchestra. The tour was promoted by Cavalcade Promotions. The Beatles were billeted
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The 25 Most Enduring Singers - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
Pilita Corrales, always Asia's Queen of Songs. Where would Filipino music be if she had not chosen to record all those Tagalog albums? Basil Valdes, the quintessential balladeer and best interpreter of the great songs of George Canseco,
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Janine Gutierrez builds star wardrobe with doting Mamita Pilita's help - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
“Mamita,” or her dad's mom, Pilita Corrales, is a dependable source of glittery trinkets. “If it's bright and shiny, it must've come from my Mamita,” Janine quips. Examples of such shimmering presents are a sequined duffel bag and a metallic gray
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Show biz royalty - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
After all, she has to live up to the achievements of, not only her parents but also those of other famous relatives—from grandmoms Pilita Corrales and Nora Aunor to uncles Richard and Raymond Gutierrez. “I know I'm the only one who's putting pressure
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A new bet for stardom - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
However, I do recall Mamita Pilita Corrales' TV interview one time in the early '90s. Asked to describe her granddaughter Janine, Asia's Queen of Song quipped with pride: “Ay, Elizabeth Taylor!” The late Ms. Taylor was the yardstick for beauty for
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Musica, giochi e concorsi: è tempo di Chin Picnic - Corriere Canadese
Google News - over 5 years
Sempre nel primo pomeriggio, dall'1 pm per tutta la giornata, il “Centennial Square Stage” si animerà per la presenza della band polacca “Non Stop”, per chiudere in serata con l'acclamata artista di origine filippina Pilita Corrales, famosa per le sue
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A misty-eyed look at Miss Caltex beauties - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
Guest performers were Pilita Corrales, The Bayanihan, and Amelia Apolinario & the Allegro Dancers. Among her prizes were P2,000 cash, a gold watch, a typewriter, an air-con and a transistor radio. • Aurora Patricio, Miss Caltex of 1968, was crowned on
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GMA soap rates due to classic good vs evil formula - Manila Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
Butz Aquino, Ms. Pilita Corrales, Lolit Solis, Miriam Pantig, Remy Bicomong, Yolanda Alvarez, May Jessica Macapulay, Relly Elipano, Peter Timbol, Joriz B. de Guzman, Hayden Kho, Onehanch Landingin, and Carla Humphries (Madeleine Lauren Apacible
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Bring back edgy political satire on TV - Inquirer.net
Google News - almost 6 years
Other viewers recall that, in the field of music, there used to be many popular programs hosted by excellent and lovely performers like Pilita Corrales, Carmen Soriano and Nora Aunor. Surely, they observe, today's divas, like Zsazsa Padilla and Kuh
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What's in store in tonight's Urian? - Philippine Star
Google News - almost 6 years
It was said to have been simple, but elegant with the singers of that time Pilita Corrales, Celeste Legaspi (at her very peak), etc., providing entertainment numbers. There was no telecast though. In fact, it wasn't until 1980 that the rites were shown
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Alessandra to compete in France - Journal Online
Google News - almost 6 years
She cried after watching the audio-visual presentation featuring former Sampaguita Pictures colleagues like Daisy Romualdez, Bella Flores, Liberty Ilagan, and Kuya Germs as well as other celebs like Boots Anson Roa, Pilita Corrales, Mother Ricky Reyes
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Why Cebu produces some of the finest artists - Philippine Star
Google News - almost 6 years
One of the most successful and well-known Cebuana divas is Pilita Corrales. A knockout beauty in her day, and even now at 71, “Asia's Queen of Songs” still continues to do what she loves the most, which is to sing. With a spectacular and pioneering
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pilita Corrales
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 72
    She became a judge on the first season of The X Factor Philippines which began airing on June 23, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Pilar "Pilita" Garrido Corrales was born at 1:00 PM on August 22, 1939 at 350 Isabel St., Sampaloc, Manila to Filipino-born José Corrales and Spanish-born María Garrido. After finishing her studies at Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion in Cebu, she went to finishing school in Spain.
  • 2006
    Age 66
    In 2006, Corrales was selected by Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC Channel 5) and FremantleMedia to be one of the celebrity-judges for the first-ever nationwide search for the Philippine Idol together with composer Ryan Cayabyab and rapper Francis Magalona.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1991
    Age 51
    In 1991, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) for bringing Filipino musical artistry to international audience.
    More Details Hide Details She also holds the distinction of being the first Filipino to win in an international music festival by bagging the Best Performer Award during the 1st Tokyo Music Festival (1972) where she bested numerous international artists including the highly regarded Olivia Newton-John. She operates Pilita, a restaurant-bar in Greenhills named: PILITA'S, in one of Manila's prime commercial districts. She is a highly acclaimed host and comedy actress on Philippine television with over 135 albums to her credit and an international profile and appearances in Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America.
  • 1990
    Age 50
    In 1990, she received a Merit Award from the FAMAS Awards.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 31
    Corrales gave birth to her second child, Ramón Christopher Gutierrez in 1971, today known to be the father of Janine Gutierrez. Ramón's father is Filipino actor Eddie Gutierrez. Corrales also has an adopted son, VJ. On May 22, 2001, Corrales married Paraguayan/Australian businessman Carlos López.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 28
    Her film debut was a lead role in the 1968 film Miss Wawaw and was followed by 11 films for the next two years.
    More Details Hide Details Corrales later recorded songs in Spanish in the early 1960s as well as songs in English, Tagalog and Cebuano during the 1970s under Vicor Music Corporation. Her multiawarded TV program at ABS-CBN, An Evening with Pilita (1965–1972), is widely considered as one of the benchmarks in Philippine broadcasting history. Corrales frequently performed for Seeing Stars with Joe Quirino in IBC-Channel 13 after the martial law years where she demonstrated her range as a gifted performer of Spanish, English, Cebuano and Tagalog music. Aquarius Record Philippines produced a compilation of Pilita's Spanish songs in CDs like Noche de Ronda, Vaya Con Dios. Her signature song A Million Thanks to You by Alice Doria-Gamilla was translated in seven languages. She eventually recorded songs composed by Filipino composers like Danny Holmsen, George Canseco, Willy Cruz, Ryan Cayabyab and several others. Under Vicor Records, Corrales interpreted numerous Filipino classics and introduced them to younger audiences.
  • 1966
    Age 26
    Subsequently, her reputation grew and during her international stints, she has performed with internationally acclaimed artists like Sammy Davis Jr. the Beatles and on the 4th July, 1966, Bob Hope, Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra and Julie Andrews.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in movies, most of them musicals.
  • 1963
    Age 23
    Corrales was married in 1963 to the late Spanish executive businessman Gonzalo Blanco and separated soon after, while her daughter Jackielou was still a child.
    More Details Hide Details Gonzalo died in 1981.
    Corrales returned to Manila in 1963 to pursue a career in the Philippine music industry.
    More Details Hide Details Her Philippine career began when she hosted a radio program La Taverna over DZPI where she sang Spanish songs and played the guitar. She performed regularly in stage shows at the Manila Grand Opera House.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 18
    In 1958, Corrales began her recording career after arriving in Australia for a brief period.
    More Details Hide Details She left her legacy by becoming the first woman to make the Australian pop charts with a local recording called 'Come Closer to Me'. She became a star of the Victoria Television circuit and her first hit, Come Closer to Me, became part of a collection on which she’s billed as one of the Grand Dames of Victorian Radio and Television. Corrales holds the distinction of being the first female artist to top the Australian pop music charts long before Helen Reddy, Olivia Newton-John and Kylie Minogue. She also recorded at least 3 LPs in the late 1950s early 1960s: Pilita with Arthur Young:Pilita tells The Story of Love, I'll Take Romance and This is Pilita under Astor Records. Being one of the pioneers of Australia's early television years, a street was named after her in Victoria. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) featured Corrales and several pioneering female artists in Australia in the 2nd episode of the highly acclaimed TV special, Love is in the Air.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on August 22, 1939.
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