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CHARICE the new album Charice Pempengco

The long awaited debut album of Charice Pempengco is now finally published. Set aside the cover and naive attempts at emulation, the Filipino singer debuted yesterday on iTunes digital platform with a self-titled album, Charice, also published in a special deluxe edition. Charice who became known in Italy for its participation in the program Ti lascio una Canzone (I’ll leave you singing a song), today presented fourteen new songs, divided between light and heavy pop ballads, the same kind words with which it is made appreciated. Most skeptics will think now that it’s yet another teen idol, but Charice, despite her turning just eighteen years old, this work demonstrates to be an artist which is able to attract that young audience that has known her at the beginning on YouTube and win just as easily a wider audience that wants to emotions and not just click a video on the computer. Among the best tracks on the disc, the opening track, which is also the single launch, Pyramid, which sees the little Filipina singer duet with rapper Iyaz, and In this song, the first true ballad of the album. Remarkable also the song The Truth Is. Among the songs instead read to signal Nobody’s Singin ‘to me and I love you.

An album that will therefore not only the children will enjoy, always in search of novelty, but also music lovers along the lines of the great American performers like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, and those who were not yet convinced and at this time is twisting their nose, give her a little time. Moreover, Charice is very young.

source: translated from cosmomusic.myblog.it

Charice: Co-Signed By Oprah, But The Proof Is In The Voice

Written by The IPS

Let me tell you, this girl’s voice is phenomenal. I’m not really loving her single Pyramid with Iyaz, but it’s a decent slice of pop. Voices like hers are hard to really make “poppy” and they did a decent job. A voice like her obviously is able to soar though and the below performance of In This Song shows that as well.

THE STAR SCOOP’S REVIEW:

The expected big vocals appear on ballads like In This Song and All I Need to Survive. The album consists of many of songs which seem designed to show off Charice’s voice. However, Charice also embraces dance and R&B with lead single “Pyramid” featuring her lablemate and fellow chart topper, Iyaz. On Nothing Charice continues in this vein and successfully blends catchy and up-beat with the strength of her voice a la Christina Aguilera. But Charice is unique vocally, and her album is a testament to this that will garner her new fans and impress her loyal ones.

FAVORITES : Pyramid, In This Song, and Nothing

VERDICT: Charice sings “forever we will stay, like a pyramid” in “Pyramid” and we expect her to have the same solidarity in the music industry.

Review from allmusic.com by Andy Kellman

A Diva Review – Charice’s Debut Studio Album

I’ve mentioned her a few times, but Charice Pempengco’s (She’s just going by Charice) first major release album just came out. She’s had releases of her amateur performances, but this is her first studio record release, self titled Charice. She’s a massive YouTube star, as you can find out in droves if you just type her name in the YouTube search bar. And there’s a good reason for her fame. She’s one of only a small handful of singers worldwide that has a 10 octave voice. What does that mean? It means that she can do things with her voice that almost no one else can do. She can hit high C sharp, and sing incredibly deep and loudly. A piano has as 7.5 octave range.
One of the only disappointing things about her first studio album is that she doesn’t use that voice as powerfully as she is able. In her YouTube and other earlier performances she really swings for the fences. She shows off that sheer power of her voice. In the album I think the goal was to assimilate her into American music styling so she can go mainstream. It does show great control, but doesn’t usually show off that incredible power, which is something I really loved about her. Nonetheless, the album is terrific. (Listening to it now. LOL)
Below are the songs and my impressions of them after several listens.
Pyramid – Performed with Iyaz, it is her first release. It’s a great song with a great message and a unique take. It’s already charted up to #2 on the US Dance Charts. I rate the song with an A. It would have been an A+ song for me except for the rap by Iyaz. Now as rap goes, he sounds pretty good. It’s just not my cup of tea.
Reset – This is a very original ballad about wanting to start again with a relationship that’s gone awry. It has very modern terminology and lingo. Its exactly the kind of song that I think Charice is born to sing, strong ballads with strong vocals. I give this song an A+ grade.
In This Song – This is a better than average ballad. I give it an A-.
Nobody’s Singin’ To Me – This is a great ballad about missing someone that was once the music to your life. I give it an A grade.
Thank You – This is another terrific ballad, if a little cliché. However, it’s got some AMAZING vocal runs in it. Another A grade song.
I Love You – This song has a catchy beat and is pretty different from the average I love you songs, being more about the regret that follows any heartbreak or relationship ending. This has radio potential because of the infectious beat and the hooks. Grade A.
In Love So Deep – Very catchy, another song with major radio potential. Another A.
All That I Need To Survive – This song starts a little slow, but it builds and builds to become absolutely fantastic. More terrific vocals, especially at the end. Still only an A- rating though.
Nothing – This is a good mid-tempo jam that has a lot of radio potential. I think the lyrics are something that everyone can relate to, which is always good. Another A- song.
The Truth Is – Now THIS is a power ballad. It’s a very relatable song about having to say I love you for the first time. A+ and then some.
I Did It For You – Another ballad here, fairly cliché again, about having done everything for the person you love; even when it was hurting them. A- grade.
Note To God – This is THE power ballad for the album. Written by the legendary Diane Warren, the lyrics are just absolutely… well… legendary. LOL The music is just so beautiful, haunting even, and I think it is vocally the most powerful song on the album. A+ grade, and then some.
So overall, I rank this album at an A. There were some A+ songs, but mostly A’s with only a few A minuses. Charice has been compared to Whitney, Mariah, Celine, etc… And she’s certainly got the goods for comparison, especially considering her age. Even so, she still sounds original enough to be her own artist. It’s been said that she’s an incredible mimic, and she’s proven that with her ‘too many to count’ YouTube performances. I think the purpose of this album was to show she could sound distinctive (she does) and yet sound similar enough to fit in to mainstream pop music (she should).
Charice is a rising star to watch, because she’s going to take the world by storm. Technically she already has… But she’s got soooo much further to go. She’s already been on Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and numerous other major exposures around the world. The girl can sing, that’s for damn sure. If you like good pop music, especially ballads, or just Divas in general; then you’ll like this album. Give it listen, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

I’ve mentioned her a few times, but Charice Pempengco’s (She’s just going by Charice) first major release album just came out. She’s had releases of her amateur performances, but this is her first studio record release, self titled Charice. She’s a massive YouTube star, as you can find out in droves if you just type her name in the YouTube search bar.

And there’s a good reason for her fame. She’s one of only a small handful of singers worldwide that has a 10 octave voice. What does that mean? It means that she can do things with her voice that almost no one else can do. She can hit high C sharp, and sing incredibly deep and loudly. A piano has as 7.5 octave range.

One of the only disappointing things about her first studio album is that she doesn’t use that voice as powerfully as she is able. In her YouTube and other earlier performances she really swings for the fences. She shows off that sheer power of her voice. In the album I think the goal was to assimilate her into American music styling so she can go mainstream. It does show great control, but doesn’t usually show off that incredible power, which is something I really loved about her. Nonetheless, the album is terrific. (Listening to it now. LOL)

Below are the songs and my impressions of them after several listens.

Pyramid – Performed with Iyaz, it is her first release. It’s a great song with a great message and a unique take. It’s already charted up to #2 on the US Dance Charts. I rate the song with an A. It would have been an A+ song for me except for the rap by Iyaz. Now as rap goes, he sounds pretty good. It’s just not my cup of tea.

Reset – This is a very original ballad about wanting to start again with a relationship that’s gone awry. It has very modern terminology and lingo. Its exactly the kind of song that I think Charice is born to sing, strong ballads with strong vocals. I give this song an A+ grade.

In This Song – This is a better than average ballad. I give it an A-.

Nobody’s Singin’ To Me – This is a great ballad about missing someone that was once the music to your life. I give it an A grade.

Thank You – This is another terrific ballad, if a little cliché. However, it’s got some AMAZING vocal runs in it. Another A grade song.

I Love You – This song has a catchy beat and is pretty different from the average I love you songs, being more about the regret that follows any heartbreak or relationship ending. This has radio potential because of the infectious beat and the hooks. Grade A.

In Love So Deep – Very catchy, another song with major radio potential. Another A.

All That I Need To Survive – This song starts a little slow, but it builds and builds to become absolutely fantastic. More terrific vocals, especially at the end. Still only an A- rating though.

Nothing – This is a good mid-tempo jam that has a lot of radio potential. I think the lyrics are something that everyone can relate to, which is always good. Another A- song.

The Truth Is – Now THIS is a power ballad. It’s a very relatable song about having to say I love you for the first time. A+ and then some.

I Did It For You – Another ballad here, fairly cliché again, about having done everything for the person you love; even when it was hurting them. A- grade.

Note To God – This is THE power ballad for the album. Written by the legendary Diane Warren, the lyrics are just absolutely… well… legendary. LOL The music is just so beautiful, haunting even, and I think it is vocally the most powerful song on the album. A+ grade, and then some.

So overall, I rank this album at an A. There were some A+ songs, but mostly A’s with only a few A minuses. Charice has been compared to Whitney, Mariah, Celine, etc… And she’s certainly got the goods for comparison, especially considering her age. Even so, she still sounds original enough to be her own artist. It’s been said that she’s an incredible mimic, and she’s proven that with her ‘too many to count’ YouTube performances. I think the purpose of this album was to show she could sound distinctive (she does) and yet sound similar enough to fit in to mainstream pop music (she should).

Charice is a rising star to watch, because she’s going to take the world by storm. Technically she already has… But she’s got soooo much further to go. She’s already been on Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and numerous other major exposures around the world. The girl can sing, that’s for damn sure. If you like good pop music, especially ballads, or just Divas in general; then you’ll like this album. Give it listen, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

by Robert A. McDowell

source: www.nyghtweaver.com

Video Blog – Charice Album Review

Here’s another album review by sdproducer. He thinks the songs: Reset, Nobody’s singing to me and In this song are potential singles or hits. Watch his previous Vlog about Charice.

sdproducer: It’s a solid first album… It’s exactly the kind of album that an eighteen year old should be making.

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31 Responses to “Charice’s Album Reviews”

  1. andrea says:

    Pyramid, In this Song, Reset, I Love you, and Nothing are the best I think. Charice is so lucky to be working with these awesome composers and music producers. I hope she will not be a one hit wonder though.

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  2. Denvert Seduco says:
    I got LSS with the song Reset, I Love you and InLove so deep.
    I’m playing this songs all day in my mp3. I’m a big fan of Charice.
    KEEP IT UP! GO GIRL!

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  3. angel says:
    I bought the album. and there are a lot of great songs in there.. particularly love “reset”, “nobody’s singing to me”, “in love so deep” and “the truth is”…

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  4. N- says:
    I CHECKED THE STATUS OF THE ALBUM LAST NIGHT AND IT WENT DOWN. THAT WAS A BUMMER.THANK GOD TODAY,MAY 18- IT’S BACK TO # 1 ITUNES TOP POP ALBUM US & CANADA. # 4 TOP (OVERALL)ALBUM!!!! I PRAY THAT IT STAYS THERE FOR A LONG,LONG WHILE! GOT 2 VERSIONS OF THE ALBUM (TARGET AND QVC).
    CHARICE MY DEAR, YOUR ALBUM IS INVIGORATING!!!

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  5. marcomeduranda says:
    Charice’s album is truly a force in the pop music scene. Strong vocals, current beat and powerful themes makes this ALBUM the BEST. Listening to it especially the songs PYRAMID, RESET and IN THIS SONG will give you a euphoric feeling… something that will PUMP U UP! Charice is indeed this generation’s most talented and powerful SINGER/ENTERTAINER/PERFORMER!!! Buy the ALBUM or download it NOWWW!!!

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  6. roy says:
    The songs on the CD is great from beginning to end. Great job Mr. Foster on the song selections. I highly recommend this one!!!

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  7. Theresa DeFrenn says:
    NOTHING is awesome, too…

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  8. Theresa DeFrenn says:
    Got mine today, yea-haw! I am lovin’ it! GO, Charice. We all love you. =)

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  9. ArrVee says:

    my personal favorite is this, because she makes it look like child’s play (from 3:35 onwards): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p_jMvPxL_M

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  10. oslo 1000 says:
    Just saw Charice on You Tube ” Moment In Time Live Asap ” ”

    She simply transcended everyone SUPERLATIVES . Look it up.

    ALL ARGUMENTS SHOULD NOW BE RESTED ! WOW WOW !

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  11. ArrVee says:
    I definitely agree with SdProducer – some songs will have success beyond the target demographic, to become “anthem” songs, and this is what “In This Song” is destined to be.

    (one textbook example of an enduring anthem song is “We Are The Champions” by Queen)

    Another one that I believe is just lurking around waiting to be a major hit is “Thank You”. This has great potential both as an anthem and for a live performance, where Charice can scale it up to goosebump-inducing and spine-chilling proportions.

    Each of these songs has its own unique character, and will gain a life of its own, in time.

    It’s also interesting that he said that Charice didn’t oversing the songs, to create a first solid album that will establish the base for her long-term success. What is not said is that when she sings any of these in a live performance, she will easily blow anyone’s expectations away not only with how she can match the recorded version, but with how she can inject more power into it (he himself said that the live version of “In This Song” changed his mind about it)

    What were are seeing unfold before us is the collective genius of the producers, songwriters and arrangers of this album (given Charice’s talent), from how it is steadily gathering momentum, and how all the songs are growing on us, each unfolding from its chrysalis into a uniquely beautiful butterfly and taking flight.

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  12. baroy says:
    got my copy of charice’s album today and i am lovin it!

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  13. don says:

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  14. vee127 says:
    I looked for Charice’s CD in Tokyo’s record shops, but to my disappointment. So it’s not yet sold in Japan? I just bought online, Amazon. I wonder when it’s going to be out here…
    Can’t wait!!!

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  15. andre segovia says:
    i’m getting to like the music more and more as i listen while i work in the office, and at home tinkering with the right mix and it really grooves. i never listen to pop music, just now. Charice got soul and her overall musicality is fantastic to behold

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  16. N- says:
    The more I listen to the songs the more I like it. I think I’m starting to memorize the lyrics. But her voice is hard to cover.LOL!

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  17. Vdc says:
    The Album is awesome and should appeal to all ages. The songs were carefully selected and reading some of the comments about the songs, it seems that everyone has his/her own particular favorite. Song that suit their taste and cater to their personality. I like all the songs in this album unlike other albums that only have one or two songs that get good reviews. Can’t wait for her next project or concert tours. I wish her all the success in the world. Cha, you were born to sing and the stage is your domain. It is your time to shine and shine you will. God bless you and keep your feet on the ground even though you are wearing better shoes.

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  18. Shello says:
    NSTM, Reset and In Love so Deep are potential radio friendly singles. I Love You is fitted for movie soundtracks but so so for a single because it reminds me so much of Jordin Sparks. Not that I hate that, but we just need Cha to make her own identity rather than being compared or reminded of JoJo and Jordin. In This Song is something I would love as an Idol exit song.

    Anyway, I think people who are picking All I Need to Survive are more captivated with the message it entails than its overall appeal. I don’t think it’s going to convince more people to notice Charice if it were to be made as a single IMHO. It just csn’t compete with other songs that are famous all over right now.

    The songs I mentioned above have more commercial appeal, and we can’t deny that they appeal mostly to the standards of music as of today, so they’ll fit right in.

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  19. Marco says:
    Pyramid
    In This Song
    Nobody’s Singing To Me
    All I Need to Survive
    Note to God
    Fingerprint
    ================

    Rest of the songs are so so for me, but may appeal to kids or teens and are specifically directed at them. All I need to Survive is also kiddish, but a bit better written.

    Curios as to why they want to target the teens when Charice is obviously more appealing to the general adult crowd, which is a wider audience.

    Marco

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    • jimfan155 says:
      Being one of the gerital fans (60 years young) I can understand why they are going after the teens. Why not broaden the fan base to be all inclusive and not limit to just one segment? I know Charice already has me in her hip pocket and I will support her and purchase her cd’s as they come out.

      If she just stuck with the older mature crowd and your only 18 that means your always going to sing for adults and meet and greet people always older than you. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But she also wants to see where she stands with people her own age. That’s the challenge. Once you succeed winning over the younger generation, you can have it all. Why not? Just imagine, kids going to a concert with their parents and everyone enjoying it. Charice has the voice and the talent to accomplish this and the future is going to be so exciting.

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  20. luvkcha09 says:
    the most emotional for me apart from NTG, is All That I Need. this song just makes me cry. It is my favorite to listen to before sleeping. AAA +++

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  21. alex amante says:
    I’m sorry to disagree with the author’s own opinion on Charice new Album. I rate Charice album an A+.It’s doesn’t take a genius to know that.

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  22. mingsfan says:
    Personally, I keep coming back to “Reset.” The music & vocals are fantastic (of course!),arrangement super, lyrics clever & original (computer metaphor), great hook and… just when you think it’s over… Charice returns with the swelling chorus. Plus, even though I only know two or three words of Tagalog, I love the rap. This song has SUPER hit potential.

    BTW, I’m closer to the “80″ end of the “8 to 80″ age range than to the “8″ end.

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  23. Chanadian says:
    Awesome review!

    …hey, anyone else pick-up on the fact ‘All That You Need’ is not only a great ballad, but also has a classical waltz tempo!! She can perform that song on DWTS as is, and it will be a great contemporary ball-room piece…

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  24. haynakuubosnamanoasko says:
    Hello Team,

    Here’s another album review
    http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fnfyxzesldke

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  25. Lalapot says:
    Awesome review! :D For me, all the songs are A+’s. This is the only album that I love all the songs in it. For reals!! It’s not because Charice is the artist. This might sound bias to others.

    It’s so worth it!

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  26. eve says:
    wow, this is a great review. I agree with everything said here. I’m glad he took the time to review it after “several” listens and obviously did his homework on youtube and all. He has discovered what all of us already know about Charice’s powerful voice. In fact, it is underutilized in the CD but I couldn’t be happier with the song selection that is included here. It’s gonna be a big hit and there’ll be plenty of time for the listeners to discover Charice’s range eventually. For now, I’ll be very happy to see this become a top selling CD and to start hearing some of these amazing songs on the radio. It won’t be long now with the great exposure Charice is getting on blogs everywhere and radio interviews in every city she visits, it seems. She’s blowing them all away with her perfect impromptu acapella and charming them to boot with her sweet personality.

    So I asked my husband to pick up the CD at Target near his office and told him “btw, honey, listen to it on the way home. tell me what you think.” He’s not a chaddict like I am lol But when he got home, he said “THAT is a Good Album.”

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    • hg2 says:
      Hi Eve. So your husband was able to get a copy at your local Target store? LUCKY! As I mentioned to you before, finding them in our local Target stores in our area are becoming difficult. Good thing that Barnes and Nobles carry them.

      I completely agree with the review above though majority of the songs are pretty mellow. Let’s hope that Charice’s CD has enough selections to appeal to the younger audience since she already has the full attention of her adult oriented audience. This CD is definitely a MUST BUY!

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