Charice Pempengco’s 1st Major Concert “The Journey Begins” on June 27

Charice Pempengco will be holding her first major concert entitled “Charice: The Journey Begins” here in the country on June 27, 8PM at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City.

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Her special guests include her idol, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and her former “Little Big Star” fellow candidates. Charice will sing her life’s songs, a collective musical journey that she’d gone through that resemble every part of her life. Songs that she rendered on talent searches she joined, songs she performed at Oprah and those from her local and international albums’ single.

Last month, Charice unleashed her talent and passionately rendered her first US international single “A Note to God” at Oprah that catapulted her on top of the charts, No. 2 in Amazon, Top 3 in iTunes and Top 40 on the Billboard.

This one will surely be another addition to her ever-growing international sensation. Being recognized here is something to be very important to note of. This concert will truly be part of her great journey to even greater heights of success! 😉

Charice Pempengco Launched 1st US Single “A Note To God” On Oprah

Charice Pempengco takes on a third magnificently powerful appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show yesterday, the 18th of May. It’s no ordinary guesting but a huge launch on Charice’s first US single ‘A Note to God.’

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Oprah’s such a powerful influence and icon but she was also gracious and awed enough to recognize and to celebrate Charice’s pursuit of her own stardom and dreams. David Foster, a legendary music producer himself who also mentored the towering Celine Dion and Whitney Houston gave a heart warming remark of seeing in Charice a talent like he first saw Celine when she’s 18. Charice Pempengco In 1st US Single \

Diane Warren, actually wrote the song ‘A Note To God’ and now getting it to line up along her hit makers “Because You Loved Me,” “Un-Break My Heart,” and “How Do I Live.” Diane and David talked about Charice singing this song early on. However, it did not just fit with her but she was captivated that Charice exceeded their expectations.

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Charice really hit it powerfully, sang it beautifully but we can’t deny that she just let it flow from her heart. Tears have flown from her eyes and she’s just happy that she can call it her song. Oprah and the audience did share her tears of joy even before she went on finale. Moved and awed, they all just stood up, clapped and all of them just like a prayer, sang a note to God with her in their hearts.

It’s good to note too that Oprah did gave her an advice before they finished the interview. She said to Charice, ‘keep your feet on the ground even though you’re wearing better shoes.’ A very powerful advice too, isn’t it.

To our beloved Charice, as you keep your feet on the ground… keep your hands on reachin’ out and keep your eyes looking up as well… Congratulations! 😉

To those who like to download Charice 1st US single ‘A Note To God,’ you can try to play, listen and purchase it here at Amazon:

Winners Of WRR 101.9 For Life 1st WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009

WRR 101.9 For Life finally honors the Filipino artists in the music industry with the first WAKI OPM Music Awards. This one gears toward awarding 100% Pinoy creations and those revival songs, Tagalog translated versions and such were disqualified in the nominations.

WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009 Winners

Here are the winners of the WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Journey – Yeng Constantino

MALE VOCALIST OF 2008
Bugoy Drilon

FEMALE VOCALIST OF 2008
Sarah Geronimo

BAND OF THE YEAR
Itchyworms

BREAKOUT STAR OF 2008
Bea Alonzo

SENTI HIT AWARD
Paano na Kaya? (Bugoy Drilon)

DANCE HIT AWARD
Sumayaw Ka (Gloc 9)

BEST COLLABORATION OF 2008
“Ang Sarap Dito” – Project 1

BEST NOVELTY SONG
“Giling-Giling” – Willie Revillame

LISTENER’S CHOICE AWARDS (MALE)
Erik Santos

LISTENER’S CHOICE AWARDS (FEMALE)
Bea Alonzo

SONG OF THE YEAR
Betamax (Sandwich)

KANTAMERCIAL OF 2008
Sarap Dito (Project1 for Coca Cola)

The first WAKI OPM Music Awards was celebrated last Saturday, April 25 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

WRR 101.9 For Life 1st WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009 Nominees

ABS-CBN’s FM Radio station, WRR 101.9 For Life has spearheaded and will honor the Filipino artists in the music industry with the first WAKI OPM Music Awards. It gears toward awarding 100% Pinoy creations and those revival songs, Tagalog translated versions and such were disqualified in the nominations.

WRR 101.9 For Life 1st WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009 Nominees

Here are the nominees of the 1st ever WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Journey – Yeng Constantino
S Marks The Spot – Sandwich
Itchyworms – Itchyworms
Todo-Combo – Moonstar 88

MALE VOCALIST OF 2008

Martin Nievera
Bugoy Drilon
Piolo Pascual
Rico Blanco

FEMALE VOCALIST OF 2008

Sarah Geronimo
Yeng Constantino
Aiza Seguerra
Laarni Lozada
KC Concepcion

BAND OF THE YEAR

Itchyworms
Hale
Spongecola
Sandwich
Moonstar 88
Cueshe
Imago

BREAKOUT STAR OF 2008

Bugoy Drilon
Laarni Lozada
Bea Alonzo
KC Concepcion

SENTI HIT AWARD

Habambuhay (Yeng Constantino)
Paano na Kaya? (Bugoy Drilon)
Migraine (Moonstar 88)
Ikaw ang Pangarap (Martin Nievera)
Kahit Na (Sarah Geronimo)

DANCE HIT AWARD

Giling Mo (Mocha)
Supahpapalicious (Vhong Navarro)
Sumayaw Ka (Gloc 9)
Giling Giling (Willie Revillame)
K.I.T.T.Y. (Kitty Girls)

BEST COLLABORATION OF 2008

“I’ll be There For You” – Sarah Geronimo and Howie Dorough
“Ang Sarap Dito” – Project 1
“Simbang Gabi” – Yeng Constantino

BEST NOVELTY SONG

“Giling-Giling” – Willie Revillame
“Angkas” – Masculados
“Supahpapalicious” – Vhong Navarro
“Malivodka” – Andrew E

LISTENER’S CHOICE AWARDS (MALE)

Bugoy Drilon
Piolo Pascual
Erik Santos
Sam Milby

LISTENER’S CHOICE AWARDS (FEMALE)

KC Concepcion
Bea Alonzo
Toni Gonzaga
Yeng Constantino
Sarah Geronimo

The WAKI OPM Music Awards 2009 will be on April 25, 4PM to 7PM at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

PDA2: Rafael ‘Iñaki’ Ting and Laarni Losala – 1st Probationary Scholars of Pinoy Dream Academy 2

18-year-old Rafael Ting, dubbed as the “Stage Performer,” is from Pasig City. His favorite singer is David Cook. He got 5 votes from his fellow scholars.

Laarni Losala is age 23 from Sultan Kudarat. Her favorite performer is Lea Salonga. She got 3 votes to put her on the last.

Beatriz “Bea” Muñoz, 18, is from Alabang. Bea is the girlfriend of another PDA scholar Miguel Mendoza. Her favorite singer is Lea Salonga. She got 8 votes that includes Chivas and Bunny’s votes to finally save her from being a probationary scholar.

To vote for your favorite dreamer using your mobile phone, text
PDA <name of dreamer>

Example: PDA INAKI    or    PDA LAARNI

to the following access numbers:
2331 for Globe, TM and Bayan Wireless Landline subscribers
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