Archive | December, 2010

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Best Fan Talk Radio Episodes

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Best Fan Talk Radio Episodes

Without doubt, the launch of the online radio show Charice Fan Talk has been a major success, giving Chasters all over the world the opportunity to listen to and join in discussions on and about their favorite artist. Hosted by DJ Drake and Eve, the show visits all of the issues that surround Charice and her career, keeping everyone informed with up-to-date info. Continue Reading

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 8: Farewell, Philippines!

“30 Days With Charice” Episode 8: Farewell, Philippines!

“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

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The seventh episode continued to show us how blessed Charice is. We witnessed Charice being baptized into the Catholic faith which was covered by almost all of the Philippine media. Bigwigs from the local entertainment scene were also in attendance. Her solo concert was also mobbed by avid fans! The Filipino fans were tremendously proud to see Charice, one of their own, succeed overseas. Even with all these fawning and adoration, Charice is still her humble self and is simply delighted in being able to perform in front of the adoring audience. It certainly seems that for the Filipinos, Charice is at the height of success.

Farewell, Philippines!

This episode continues to give us an exclusive peek into Charice’s homecoming. Not forgetting her modest background, Charice celebrates her 18th birthday with underprivileged children. She described the experience as “so much fun” that it erased any signs of jetlag. For Charice, it is of utmost importance that she gives back as she wants the children to know that she cares for them. Charice sang songs for them as well as gave gifts – she wanted to make the less fortunate children know that they’re also special.

After the heartwarming celebration, Charice takes us behind the scenes of ASAP XV, a very popular musical variety show in the Philippines. In the green room, Charice is getting prepared for her performance of the David Foster-written “In This Song.” We can see how excited and pumped up Charice is!

Interspersed with shots of avid fans highly anticipating the performance, Tommy Page, VP of Top 40 Reprise Records, commented that Charice has “a great international base” leading her to be “one of the first Asian singers to really make it in the Western world.” He added that with other Asian countries supporting her, Charice is serving as the role model to other Asian talents.

As Charice gets on stage to perform, we see how down-to-earth she really is – there was not a single diva-like complaint. We even see her chugging down a big bottle of water, taking deep breaths in between. Charice also marvels at the fact that there’s nothing like singing her own songs and having the audience sing with her.

Many say that they get goose bumps when they hear Charice sing, this performance was no exception. Charice tells us her secret when singing ballad songs; she learned from her mother that in order to connect with the people, she is to sing as if she’s talking to the audience. This way, she says, the audience could feel it. Marc Johnston, her manager, asserts that no one in this world can do what Charice is able to do, “there’s nothing like watching Charice in a live performance.” He tells us that this is what makes Charice unique and entertaining. She is even described as a “completely well-rounded international artist” – certainly, this whole episode is a testament to that.

Charice continues her trip in the Philippines and shows us where it all began!

Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 1 – Meet Charice at her 18th Birthday Party
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 2 – QVC Performance
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 3 – NYC Interview Tear-Jerker
Previously: 30 Days With Charice, Ep. 4 – Wango Tango From Stage to Studio
Previously:30 Days With Charice, Ep. 5 – Charice Takes Japan
Previously:30 Days With Charice, Ep. 6 – Home Sweet Home
Previously: 30 Days with Charice, EP. 7 – Let’s Get Spiritual

What’s Next?

It is farewell to the Philippines and back to the States for globetrotting Charice. We get an exclusive peek at her concert at St. Basil Academy in Pennsylvania with her good friend, Iyaz!  We get to see the very fun and wild concert next Wednesday in the ninth episode of “30 Days With Charice” at Teen.com.

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

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Charice on Japanese Radio “J-Wave”

Charice on Japanese Radio “J-Wave”

UPDATED JANUARY 6: “CURIOUS” RADIO INTERVIEW ADDED.  Charice’s latest visit to Japan was her fourth, and she has been featured in a number of Japanese TV shows, radio programs, magazine interviews and online articles. One of the reasons why she was here a few weeks ago was to promote J-Wave radio’s winter campaign entitled “Love and Peace, Wishes Come True.” She was tasked to perform the theme song of this year’s campaign, an honor reserved for “first-class” artists as one of the DJs mentioned.

Charice was featured again in the said DJ’s program last December 25th, in which snippets of her mini live concert held last December 19th were presented to fans who weren’t able to make it to the concert. Below is a translated summary of the broadcast.

The program begins with DJ Ayaka Miyamoto explaining that Charice was asked to perform “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” for this year’s theme song. It is interesting to note that she uses the word “ichi ryuu” to describe artists who are asked to sing the yearly theme songs – a word which means “first class”, “the finest”, “topnotch”. She didn’t use “famous”, “popular” or any other word to describe Charice, which I think is amazing coming from a professional in the music industry. I think that she is probably the only artist to reach “first class” status in just 5 months since her debut in Japan last July.

DJ Ayaka then introduces Charice – she talks about her background and how she got to where she is now. She then mentions that Charice had a mini live concert last December 19th at the Tokyo City View. She describes Charice as “breathtakingly small (in stature) but with a powerful voice that overwhelmed the audience”. She then asks us to listen to Charice singing “In This Song, written by David Foster”. You then hear the audience screaming even before she sings a note, and I was probably the loudest one!

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Here is the photo I took.  It was amazing to see Japanese fans doing the “Pyramid” sign!

DJ Ayaka then shares what Charice often answers when asked about what David Foster tells her – the memorable line “Charice, everything you do, it’s gotta be great, not good.” She then adds: “For David Foster to say that to someone in her early teens who normally would not be able to rise up to those words because of her tender age, just shows that Charice has the capability regardless of age. I feel that Charice has the power to turn a negative (her youth) into a positive and she has consistently shown that to us.”

DJ Ayaka then reads a message from a concert goer. “I went to the mini live concert. I was shaking hearing that amazing voice in a special setting. I respect her talent and I too, like Charice, would like to live a happy life while being grateful to those around me.”

After sharing this message, DJ Ayaka mentions that despite her booming voice, Charice has a cute, playful side typical of an 18 year old girl when she’s not singing. We then hear Charice imitating Justin Bieber which she has done a number of times in the past but this time with a twist – “Justin Bieber” speaks Japanese!

DJ Ayaka then asks what Charice’s Christmas wish is. “More blessings to come, especially my health, my family – I wish them all the best and for everyone, world peace, stop the hate.”

The program is reaching its end, and DJ Ayaka announces the winner of a poster autographed by Charice. DJ Ayaka then wraps up with observations on the Christmas season, her wishes for her listeners and finally, Charice singing “Happy Christmas”.

Click below to listen to the J-Wave Christmas Special Broadcast:
In This Song @1:45, Justin Bieber speaks Japanese @7:05, Happy Christmas @12:15

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Charice was featured again on J-Wave’s “Curious” program yesterday, December 30th. Check back as we will update this article when a recorded version of the show pops up.

CHARICE FEATURED ON J-WAVE’S “CURIOUS PEOPLE”

Charice recorded an interview for the show “Curious People” on J-wave radio which was aired last Dec. 30th.  The show is about people in the news and people that pique one’s curiosity.  It is hosted by DJ Chris Tomoko and airs Mondays to Thursdays in the late morning to early afternoon.

The show begins with DJ Tomoko introducing Charice as having the most amazing Cinderella story of 2010.  The rest of the interview is conducted in English with the DJ translating Charice’s answers.  The DJ also plays “In This Song” which I think was a good thing since Charice is mainly known in Japan for singing R&B so I am glad that the Japanese who are not that familiar with her were able to hear her sing a ballad.

Some interesting parts of the interview include the DJ asking her what she’s curious about and she answers “shoe stores!”  and how she was supposed to watch Lady Gaga’s concert but was not able to because of her busy schedule.

You can listen to part 1 here and part 2 here.  Thank you to uploader ASLAP433.

by Mooffin, charicemania.com

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Charice in Thailand to Celebrate the SCB Centennial with Private Concert

Charice in Thailand to Celebrate the SCB Centennial with Private Concert

After her promotional tour in Japan at Mezamashi TV and Tokyo City View, Charice flew to Thailand where she was honored to be a special guest performer at a private concert celebrating the 100 Years Anniversary of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB). SCB is a top bank in Thailand and in fact is the oldest Thailand bank established one hundred years ago when the country was still known as Siam.

A Thailand press release describes the internationally renowned singer as “a young Filipina singer, internet sensation, and a global star in the making… her videos were uploaded online by fans and gone viral, which soon attracted attention in America and led to her appearances on Ellen and Oprah. The starlet released her first English album in May 2010 with the backing of legendary Canadian music producer David Foster.”

While in Thailand, Charice stayed at the award winning Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel in Bangkok where she was greeted warmly and stayed at the hotel’s most luxurious suite overlooking the Chao Phraya River. Many celebrities have called the Royal Orchid Suite “home” when visiting Bangkok. A brief glimpse of the suite can be seen on the hotel’s promotional video and photos at royalorchidsheraton.com

Charice poses for a picture with Hotel Manager Tina Liu (left) and Director of Marketing Communications-Jirapa Chankitisakoon (right) – Dec 27, 2010

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Charice performed a short set of 5 or 6 songs, two of which are posted below.

BODYGUARD MEDLEY: I Have Nothing, I Will Always Love You

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LISTEN

Source: newswit.com – “International singing superstar Charice Pempengco Stayed at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers” / Videos uploaded by: loyjearkjirm

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Young Hollywood Interview: Charice Reveals Twitter Broke Glee News

Young Hollywood Interview: Charice Reveals Twitter Broke Glee News

The holiday season may be in full swing but the flow of Charice-related news doesn’t take a break, with the revelation that Charice learned that she had secured a role in Glee on Twitter.

In an interview with younghollywood.com host Tatiana Diana, which was recorded before Charice’s performance at the 9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Show at the Citadel Outlets in LA in November, the high-flying songstress admitted she didn’t believe the Tweet until she received confirmation from “Glee” just minutes later. Continue Reading

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Charice 2010 Year in Review: Best TV Interviews

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Best TV Interviews

We already know the kind of impact that Charice can make on stage, in studio and on the radio. Is there any more to know? Well, actually there is. With so many of her TV appearances have involved interviews, the truth is that Charice has won fans thanks to her personality as much as to her singing ability – that charm, that humility, that fun attitude and smile makes it impossible not to. But which of those interviews was the Best TV Interview of 2010? Continue Reading

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Charice Week in Review December 20-26

Charice Week in Review December 20-26

Charice’s Week in Review is a Weekly Series on CM to help you follow Charice’s hectic schedule. Each Monday, we will post a concise review of the past week’s events. We realize many Chasters: have limited time, or may miss something good with so many Charice events to follow. Think of this as medicine for Chadiction. Continue Reading

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Charice 2010 Year in Review: Most Memorable Concert

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Most Memorable Concert

In keeping with our end-of-year impulse to pick through the best bits of 2010, we’ve drawn up a shortlist of 5 options for Charice’s Most Memorable Concert this year. The trouble, of course, is that because of her cris-crossing North America and the globe, the Filipino singing idol has given a large number of great performances.

Nevertheless, we’d like you to vote for the best of the five listed. Continue Reading

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Charice 2010 Year in Review: Most Engaging Radio Interviews

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Most Engaging Radio Interviews

We speak so much about Charice’s tremendous onstage and TV performances, but we can’t forget her radio interviews that have engaged the public so much over 2010. Of course, there are a large number under her belt this year, but the Top 5 Most Engaging Radio Interviews, in our Editor’s view, are listed below for you to choose the best from.

You’ll notice that all of these interviews occur in the first half to the year when Charice was busy promoting her album – in fact, most of them are in May. Continue Reading

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Charice 2010 Year in Review: Rolling Out the Red Carpet Event

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Rolling Out the Red Carpet Event

The purists will tell you that the music scene should be all about the music, but when you get down to brass tacks, the glamor, style, fashion, gossip and the ‘who’s at which event’, that keeps the circus wheels rolling. With that in mind, it is impossible to ignore the multitude of red carpet events that Charice graced through 2010 and the shoulders she rubbed in the process. But which was the most significant Red Carpet Event of the year? Continue Reading

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Record Labels Revealed: The Indie Label Factor

Record Labels Revealed: The Indie Label Factor

Once again, the warmest hello to you all and welcome to the next part in our special series ‘Charice Music Industry 101: Record Labels Revealed’. Your comments are always welcome so don’t hesitate to post them.

So far we’ve only looked at the mainstream music industry, those major labels that produce the music that gushes out of the majority of the radio stations, and the artists and groups who seek to gain mega-stardom. Continue Reading

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Results Out for the Exclusive Charice Interview & Contest During the David Foster and Friends Asia Tour

Results Out for the Exclusive Charice Interview & Contest During the David Foster and Friends Asia Tour

Three months ago, every Chaster was so excited of the upcoming David Foster and Friends Asia Tour that includes Charice in the line-up. But Charicemania.com decided to even heighten everyone’s excitement by announcing an exclusive Charice interview and contest.

Any Chaster was welcome to submit creative questions that Charice will answer herself. All they needed to submit through email were their username, country, question, proof of ticket purchase, and an optional photo. Continue Reading

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Charice 2010 Year in Review: Top 5 Best TV Performances

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Top 5 Best TV Performances

There is a long, long, long list of TV performances given by Charice this year, so how our dear Editors managed to shave the selection of greats to just 5 is beyond me. What’s important, though, is that they did, so you can consider the Top 5 Best TV Performances before voting for what you think is the best of them.

Having jetted all over North America and around the world, Charice forced our net to be cast wide and performances of hers in South Korea and Italy have both been included. Continue Reading

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“30 Days With Charice” Episode 7: Let’s Get Spiritual

“30 Days With Charice” Episode 7: Let’s Get Spiritual

“30 Days With Charice” is a documentary by Emmy-award winning director Matthew Mills, cut into four-minute-episodes with new ones released every Wednesday and Friday on Teen.com.

Previous Episode

The sixth episode revealed to us the very loving and giving Charice who never forgets where she came from. Returning to her birthplace, the Philippines, must have been a bittersweet event where she can see the poverty of others which she has experienced as well. Continue Reading

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Charice 2010 Year in Review: Career Milestones

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Career Milestones

With 12 months of constant achievement behind her, you could throw a feather and hit one of Charice’s career milestones. So, it was no easy feat reducing them to just the top 5 that are listed below. That’s our job done: your job is to vote for which of them you think is the biggest career milestone – but consider the options carefully.

It might seem easy to choose the success of “Pyramid”, but cracking Japan is equally noteworthy, and becoming the only Asian to crash Billboard’s list of hottest minors is something of a major coup. Continue Reading

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Charice 2010 Year in Review: Best New Single

Charice 2010 Year in Review: Best New Single

So, what was the best Charice single of 2010? Before you stick your heads together and start to think, you must factor in the collaborations she was involved in and her successes in Japan. To help you along, we’ve created our shortlist of the 5 Best New Singles.

If you’re an iTunes shopper as much as a music store shopper, then you’ll be familiar with them all, but you might be surprised by the list. Continue Reading

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