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Charice “I Am What I Am”

Charice “I Am What I Am”

Charice gave an exclusive interview to Boy Abunda.  

Boy: Everybody is talking about you…Let’s start here. Why have you avoided the media?

Charice: When there are big issues that come out, of course I’m afraid because I’m still human. I’m very careful to the point that I don’t know anymore what I should say just so people’s reaction to it will be neutral. I don’t want to suddenly say something and then everything will be negative.  I gave myself a break to think what I should do, what next steps I need to take so that everything will get better.  This is why I am facing you today.

Boy: Why are you breaking your silence now? Why are you speaking up now?

Charice: I’ve asked for a lot of signs; it’s really true when you feel it…I’ve done a lot of things for the ones I love, for my family for many years, I did it for them.  Now I feel that this time I’d like to do things for myself.

Boy:  These signs, the signs which are the reasons why we are talking today…

Charice: Yes.

ccp 223x300 Charice I Am What I Am Boy: Let’s start talking about your family. Straight to the point: your Mommy Racquel and yourself -  are you angry at each other?

Charice: Yes, we had a fight, I have to understand her because if she hurt me, I know she was hurt more because she’s a mother. As of now, we’re not fighting. We’re still in that stage trying to understand each other, but I have to give her credit for trying to understand the situation, so yes we fight but that is normal.

Boy: Your grandmother – you and your “Lola,” are you quarreling?

Charice: The truth is, no. I’ve seen her interview but we’re not quarreling. In the first place, we didn’t have a chance to talk yet. Perhaps because she has her own opinion and I accept that, I’ve seen her interview and I understood that that’s how she felt but we’re not fighting.

Boy: Who is Robert Yberra?

Charice: He is my godfather. I’ve seen a lot comments from him, things that he said to the media and to some people. I respect him as a person. As my godfather, I owe him a lot.

Boy: You’re not mad at him?

Charice: I don’t know why I’m not mad at him. Even if I think I should be mad at him for the things he’s been saying, but I don’t. We stayed at his house…the small things…he’s the one who taught me how to drive.  As long as he knows me as a person and I know him, I respect him, I owe him a lot. That’s all.

Boy: There were rumors that you left your house without telling anyone. Is it true?  What are the reasons? Tell us the story.

Charice: No, I don’t know what to say about that. I left home, yes, but I think Mom knew that it would get to that point. I left not because I don’t want to be there; I left because that was what I needed to do.

Boy: Charice, everyone’s asking now, where are you now? Where do you live here in the Philippines? Who do you consider your family now, especially at these times that you are going through a lot in your life?

Charice: I am staying right now in Cabuyao, Laguna. I am staying with a family that I didn’t expect will take a chance….

Boy: Gamble (taking a chance)?

Charice: Gamble, as in they will take a bullet for me. That’s why on my birthday…I am lucky there are people like that, I didn’t expect that. It’s hard to trust, it’s hard to find people like that, but I left it to God to give me a sign of who can help me.  They are here in Laguna – Mommy Ina, Daddy George, and older brother Glenn. I’ve known them for a long time since I was young, so when I got to their house that day, I felt comfortable already.

Boy: You’re home here, in this house?

Interview Part 1 with English Subtitles:


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Charice: Yes, I can say that when I come inside this house, I can lie down and say I am tired. I can do anything, I can pretend to be crazy, I can show them who the real Charice is without judgment from others.

Boy: This is what you call home.  What do you want to tell them, your new family?

Charice: I would like to thank them but I don’t feel that it’s enough to just say that. I’ve been here a month but it feels like years. I would like to say in front of all of you that I thank them very much. I hope people don’t think bad things about them because if it weren’t for them, I won’t be here today. I’d be so depressed so I am very thankful.

Boy: Are you hoping that you, Grandma, Mommy, and Obet will sit down and talk?

Charice: Maybe, I always think that everything will be ok.

Boy: Another rumor – your career is over and you are just sitting around in Cabuyao, Laguna doing nothing.

Charice: You know people here call me homeless?

Boy: Why homeless?

Charice: Homeless. I laughed because I realized that it is difficult. You try to be down to earth, and people still comment.  People see me walking around – that’s me. I’d rather do that than be seen as a high society person who doesn’t go out (in the streets).  I watch basketball tournaments which what I like to do now – this is what I want to do.

Boy: Let’s talk about your career. What happened to your career?

Charice: My US manager is still Marc Johnston, nothing changed. Glenn Aldueza here in the Philippines. It’s nice to have people who know your likes and dislikes. I’m going to have a recording, which will be featured in a big project. There are also TV shows but I can’t talk yet. If I am allowed to talk, I will.

Boy: In other words, there are things still happening in your career?

Charice: For my fans here in the Philippines, we are working on a third album, just for you.

Boy: This is what the Filipino people are waiting for, the most controversial thing. I am thankful that you are brave and you trust me in telling your story. When your pictures appeared in social networks, there were many questions and theories on your change in appearance, hair, clothing and your mannerisms.  Why the change?  There are speculations that you’re rebelling, you’re looking for attention. What do you want to say?

Charice: I don’t know how to explain. I was being truthful. I had a hair cut – all the choices that I made I know are very risky. I’ve done them because I want to, not because I was rebelling, not because I was hurt by a person or family, not because I am emotionally depressed. I did them because I wanted to.

Boy: This a hard question. I don’t know how to phrase this, only because I believe that we don’t owe anybody an explanation. I believe that sexual orientation and gender identity don’t have anything to do with talent, but I need to ask you, are you a lesbian?

Charice: Uncle Boy I have a chance to do this internationally…

Boy: Charice, you mean this conversation didn’t have to happen here?

Charice: I chose to do it here because I owe it to the Filipino people. I felt that they should be the ones to know what I am and who I am. Yes, I’m a tomboy. I don’t know why that’s a problem? Because for me, it’s not a problem. Now I want to ask forgiveness to those who don’t understand, to those who can’t accept me. I’m sorry. I can understand. For those who will accept and can accept me, thank you very much. And for what I have done I just want to say that I feel that a heavy weight has been lifted from me now (tears up voice slightly breaks). That I can leave the house without hiding anything, nor putting anyone down because I’m not hiding anything. Sorry Mommy, Carl…but this is me. I’m proud of myself, I love myself.  That is why I’ve done this. To my fans, I know a lot of you are disappointed, some of you will probably leave me. Sorry. You know I’m a sincere person. From the bottom of my heart, sorry. I understand.

Boy: Charice, I would like to clarify, you’re sorry not because you’re a lesbian, you’re sorry because….

Charice: I know that all of them got hurt.

Boy: They got hurt because you came out and they never expected this and in our culture this is not the normal and usual way and most of the time remains hidden so that the public and fans stay happy. But you chose to tell the truth because it was the right thing to do. Do you hope one day that you could work overseas in a world, in an industry, that won’t look at gender but talent?

Charice: I believe that someday, it will come. It’s just difficult at the moment. I believe that someday, we will come out and work as equals. That’s why sometimes they say: Are you gay? (And I answer) what, are you straight? It’s all the same.

Boy: How do you feel? Do you feel free?

Charice: Overflowing.

Interview Part 2 with English Subtitles:


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Boy: I’ll just push this, now that you’ve said you’re a lesbian, have you ever had a relationship with a fellow woman?

Charice: Yes, of course. I can’t tell who, but yes, I’ve experienced it.

Boy: But you needed to hide?

Charice: Yes TNT (laughs). (TNT means “tago nang tago” or always hiding.)

Boy: The last time I saw you, you were with Cheesa. Did you have a relationship with her?

Charice: Oh yes! No, it’s a joke! Because I remember we posted a picture captioned “my baby girl.”  Then we saw on our Twitter timelines, jowa/jowaers (bf or gf gay lingo for girlfriend), things like that, but no.

Boy: You’re so cute you can do that now.

Charice: (laughs) It’s not true, Cheesa is like a sister, a big sister.

Boy: Here is another question people are waiting for. Who is Alyssa Quijano in your life?

Charice: Wait, I’ll wipe my perspiration first….Uhm…We’ve known each other for a long time now. We met when she was 9 and I was 10. In singing contests, we used to compete with each other. We met again when we saw each other on X-factor. All I can say is, she is an inspiration in my life. She’s one of the people who gave me strength. At the moment, she’s a very special person.

Boy: You love Alyssa?

Charice: Sorry! I wish you could open my heart and see the answer.

Boy: If I could open your heart, is it a yes or no?

Charice: It beats strongly.

Boy: A strong heartbeat…Is Alyssa the reason why there is a misunderstanding between you and your family?

Charice: Maybe we could say it’s one of the expected reasons.

Boy: They’re saying she’s the one you are spending your money on, that your family don’t like her.

Charice: All I can say is that they don’t know her. They don’t know how amazing she is but I know she understands.

Boy: Did the two of you elope?

Charice: Uncle boy? Am I like a teenage boy?

Boy: Do you plan to get married someday?

Charice: One day, one day. Not at the moment but one day.

Boy: Where is God in your life now?

Charice: In my heart always but some people think I’ve have forgotten Him. But everyday I’m always say  “Lord, I leave everything up to You” because I know that He is the “One” guiding me.

Boy: What is your prayer to God?

Charice: My prayer is that people will accept me, that my family accept me.

Boy: Charice, from all of these, what is the most important lesson you’ve learned?

Charice: To Mommy and Carl… I wish I were more open, more honest because the most important (thing) in the relationship between parents and their kids is to be open to one another, whatever the reaction of the other will be. To all young people my age, people undergoing the same thing – be true to yourself. We know in ourselves who we are. Life is too short to play games. Just be free.

Boy: Again, for your fans.

Charice: Chasters, this is it! New chapter. Welcome, welcome to my crazy life. Enjoy the ride.

Boy: If there is a song that will capture what you want say to the world, what is that song? Sing me that song!

Charice: (Sings “F***ing Perfect” by PINK)

Boy: What was that favorite song you used to sing in most of the contests that you used to join? The one you and your Mom chose?

Charice: I might cry again.

Boy: I would love to hear you sing that song now that you’re free!

Charice: (sings Maghintay ka Lamang)

Boy: I love you Charice and thank you.

Translations: Mingfan, Bbelj, Mooffin

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey

Follow Charice on her new Twitter Account:

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Perez Hilton twitted supporting Charice:

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Infinity Hawaii Concert Videos, November 3, 2012

Infinity Hawaii Concert Videos, November 3, 2012

UPDATE: ENGLISH SUBTITLED VIDEOS

Here are some of the amazing uploads out there for Infinity Tour Hawaii, please check these Chasters’ Youtube Channels for complete playlists.

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Charice’s Interview Compilations for “Here Comes The Boom”

Charice’s Interview Compilations for “Here Comes The Boom”

How about a compilation of news, interviews and videos on Charice promoting the movie “Here Comes The Boom”? Charice is busy in the US again and there are so many news coming out, if we missed something, please add a comment.

Starting with Hollywood Life’s exclusive interview talking about “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Source Link: Hollywood Life

From one international phenomenon to another, Charice apparently can’t get enough of E L James‘ racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey! “I just finished the book … and I think people would get why I love it,” she told HollywoodLife.com exclusively Oct. 9 at the NYC premiere of her new movie Here Comes The Boom. “Of course, it’s not only about the naughty stuff. … It’s a different love story, and I love it.”

Interview Video on “The Couch”

Interview from “Screen Team Media”

Video from “ClevverNews”

Interview from “OK Magazine”

Original Source Link OK Magazine Interview

From “The Insider” Two Looks One Star

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An edgier Charice debuts a dramatically layered haircut at the Here Comes the Boom premiere in New York City on October 9, 2012. Last February, Charice sported long, stick-straight locks and heavy bangs at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards & Campbell’s AdDress Your Heart at Jazz event in New York City.

 

Source Link: The Insider.com

Thanks to the uploaders, interviewers and of course the “Chasters”.

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Charice Talks “Here Comes The Boom” Character and Kevin James!

Charice Talks “Here Comes The Boom” Character and Kevin James!

At last we have news about Charice! We are glad to see her again this time promoting the movie “Here Comes The Boom” starring Kevin James! Official release date in the United States on October 12th, 2012. Some lucky Chasters who had the opportunity to watch the movie’s pre-screenings in different locations reported that Charice had a wonderful role and that she was there from beginning to end. Check your local cinemas for details.

“I’m Charice and I play as Malia dela Cruz, she’s a Filipino student and she’s a brainiac, musical genius.”

Watch the full video below and listen to what Charice has to say:


Video Courtesy of PopStopTV

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X Marks the Spot and the Spot is on Charice!

X Marks the Spot and the Spot is on Charice!

Indeed our greatest treasure ever; Charice is back again in her home country for the X Factor Philippines.

Last May 14 Charice arrived in Manila showing yet another tattoo, which reads, “I never knew true love until someone broke my heart.” Awww!! Tissue please. Oops wait; before you guys starts to cry…sorry but Charice won’t be sharing her story. Continue Reading

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Charice in Marie Claire Magazine Malaysia

Charice in Marie Claire Magazine Malaysia

Sporting an elegant and sophisticated look, Charice once again graces an international magazine and this time it’s Marie Claire Malaysia. The interview happened during the David and Friends Tour Concert just before the dreadful and unfortunate death of her father.

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In the interview, Charice displayed her heart of gold by trying to help people in sharing their talent via Twitter or You Tube.

She also told that despite her success she tries her best to maintain a normal teenage life.What is a normal teenage life by the way? Simple! Shopping, going out with friends to watch a movie, playing in the arcade, texting, surfing the internet and dating. Speaking of dating, sorry guys that romantic activity has to take a back seat for now if it concerns Charice. You have to wait for a while. (Better yet, ask Mommy Raqz permission first but before you reach her you have to get through Carl..LOL!)

The article has wonderfully shown how Charice became more mature and confident in answering the questions. She is no longer the little girl with the Big Voice. She is now a lady with a VOICE TO CONQUER THE WORLD AND OUR HEARTS AS WELL!

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Charice Graces the Cover of Preview Magazine’s Jan-Feb 2012 Issue

Charice Graces the Cover of Preview Magazine’s Jan-Feb 2012 Issue

Despite a somber end to a great year because of a family tragedy, Charice bounces back right away in 2012 – and what better way to start the new year than with a bright, colorful and edgy cover on the Philippine’s top fashion magazine.

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Charice’s personal style has never been over the top, but still attention-grabbing in an edgy, boyish way (see photo on the left).

But it’s been a shock to some people on how Charice looked on the cover, so they called-out the magazine for using too much Photoshop.

Nevertheless, it was proven that only the usual post-processing were done on Charice’s photo (e.g. removing a pimple on her cheek).

And that the transformation was done through dramatic make-up and the addition of faux bangs.

Plus, it was the Philippine’s top talents who were the ones in charge of Charice’s photoshoot: acclaimed photographer Mark Nicdao, celebrity stylist Liz Uy, veteran make-up artist Juan Sarte, expert hairstylist Buern Rodriguez and top creative director Vince Uy.

One glance on the cover below and it’s so obvious that that’s the one and only Charice, right?

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Preview has also released photos from the shoot complete with captions on what’s happening in the photos. Below are some of the ones featured on their website (plus some scanned pages straight off the magazine):

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A behind-the-scenes video of Charice’s Preview photoshoot has also been garnering views on Youtube. Check it out below:

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

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An In-depth Interview with Charice on CNN’s Talk Asia

An In-depth Interview with Charice on CNN’s Talk Asia

With all the hype from a successful series of shows in the Philippines, Charice was also featured in CNN’s Talk Asia, a documentary-style, interview-based show that has spotlighted a number of famous personalities and newsmakers in the field of art, entertainment, politics, sports and business.

On its recent episode which was aired on Dec. 2, Charice sits down with CNN Correspondent Anna Coren in an all tell and in- depth interview about her phenomenal rise to fame, how she overcame a tough childhood life in the Philippines before having a big break in Hollywood and how it changed her life. Continue Reading

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CHARICE on ASAP: Chasters Wanted!

CHARICE on ASAP: Chasters Wanted!

[REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. SEE THE LIST BELOW] Hello everyone! Charice is so in demand nowadays that after her concert with TV5, she is going to perform on another network, ABS-CBN. It’s going to be tomorrow, December 4, 2011 at the ABS-CBN studios in Quezon City. Good news though! 15 chasters will get the chance to see her perform LIVE! Please register your names on the comment section below.

1. Jm
2. Einna
3. Sapphireblue95
4. Leah Rubin
5. Manette153
6. Lysa
7. ab.bonita
8. Kenjijetrhow
9. Sean
10. Rhea Gelio
11. Karl Nuqui
12. Gelne Chris
13. Ma.cristinaiballar
14. Wamond
15. Tita

NOTE: Kindly register yourselves only. Do not register for other people to give chance for other chasters to watch.

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MEETING TIME and PLACE: 1230PM, Starbucks ABS-CBN ELJ Building.
PLS BRING BANNERS, etc.

Contact Person: Abbonita

Thank you!

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Rolling Stone Japan Interviews Charice

Rolling Stone Japan Interviews Charice

Charice loves Japan and so do the Japanese!  Rolling Stone, the respected music magazine, interviewed Charice when she was in Japan to promote her new album “Infinity”.  Rolling Stone is indeed showing her a lot of love by featuring her video interview on the front page of their website! Continue Reading

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Charice Japan Interview Compilation

Charice Japan Interview Compilation

Charice was in Japan for less than a week with a schedule jampacked with appearances and interviews promoting her second album “Infinity”.  Her efforts have paid off because as of this writing, Infinity has topped Japan iTunes’ pop chart and is at number 2 on the overall Japan iTunes chart!  We give you two of her magazine interviews, which have helped spread the word about our dear Charice. Continue Reading

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Charice’s Interview for BBC Worldwide to Air on October 13, 2011

Charice’s Interview for BBC Worldwide to Air on October 13, 2011

OCT. 27 UPDATE: INTERVIEW VIDEO ADDED

During her trip to Singapore for a two day performance at the Formula 1 Grand Prix, Charice also did a one-on-one interview with BBC Worldwide. And after just two weeks, BBC anchor Rico Hizon reveals that the interview will be aired on October 13, 2011, Thursday. That’s just four days away, so Chasters, are you excited?

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Rico Hizon also made some photos that were taken during the interview available to the public. Seeing the 9 photos (posted below) gives us an excellent sneak peek for the upcoming interview. Rico Hizon’s captions for each photo are also included (though some have the same captions).

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Charice is so articulate and confident and more importantly down to earth!

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The BBC World News Interview! She was flawless and intelligent in answering my questions!

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Despite her jet lag she was smiling through out our hour long conversation.

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She looks great and sings great! Kudos Charice!

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She sang for BBC here with her musical director Troy!

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She even played the piano for the BBC! She is so talented!

As you have read above, Hizon seems really amazed by Charice’s answers to his questions, her overall attitude, how she looks, and of course, her talent. Everyone would really agree on his observations as Charice does look sensational in the photos. Plus, Charice singing while playing the piano? That’s something big to look forward to!

So check back here again on the 13th or 14th for the video of Charice’s interview with BBC Worldwide.

By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com

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Infinity Tops Japan iTunes, Charice in Japan Radio Gigs, and DFF Asian Tour is back!

Launched just four days ago, Charice’s new album topped  iTunes-Japan’s Pop Chart amid radio promo gigs and the comeback of the David Foster and Friends Concert Tour.

itunes logo1 75x75 Infinity Tops Japan iTunes, Charice in Japan Radio Gigs, and DFF Asian Tour is back!As of 12 MN of October 9, Charice’s new album entitled “Infinity” is on the top spot in iTunes-Japan’s Pop Albums Chart as per Apple’s website. Interestingly, wrapping up the top 10 list is Charice’s Japanese self-titled debut album, which has been in the market for over a year as of press time.

Other notable entries that made it were “Luv Songs” (Che’nelle, #2), “Step” (KARA, #3), “Born this Way” (Lady Gaga #5), “Come Away with Me” (Norah Jones, #7), “NOLZA” (2NE1, #8).  “Infinity” also ranks second in iTunes-Japan’s Overall Top 10 Albums.

Radio Appearances

tokyo FM 75x75 Infinity Tops Japan iTunes, Charice in Japan Radio Gigs, and DFF Asian Tour is back!Charice has been busy promoting her album in the past few days. Just earlier today, she appeared in Tokyo FM’s  “Cosmo Pops Best10”, where she talked her new album and answered questions from fans.

“The message of the title [Infinity]… is never-ending love, never-ending hope, especially (in light of) what happened last March [the Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami]. They’ve been supporting me (for so long) and now, this album is like my support for them,” she said.

Several of the album’s tracks were played, including “Far as the Sky” (also the theme song for the Japanese drama series “Bull Doctor”), and “New World” (the theme song for the English version of the upcoming console role-playing game “Final Fantasy XII-2”).

On a lighter note, Charice was also asked about her roots.

She replied, ““He [Dave Duenas/FalseVoice] posted this video YouTube ‘cause I joined this contest in the Philippines. It was like American Idol there, but I lost. (laughs).”

“You lost?”

“Yeah but I made it to the finals! (laughs)”

Asked about what singing means to her, Charice said, “Singing is my passion… Every time I wake up in the morning, I always think that I can’t live without singing. Even if I’m not performing, even if I’m just in the house, in the bathroom, I always sing!”

David Foster and Friends are back!

In the same interview, Charice also mentioned the upcoming first installment of the Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends Asian Tour later this month.

Performing with Charice and David Foster are music greats Michael Bolton; Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire; English tenor Russell Watson; and classical-crossover prodigy Jackie Evancho of America’s Got Talent.

dff japan oct 300x208 Infinity Tops Japan iTunes, Charice in Japan Radio Gigs, and DFF Asian Tour is back!Charice was asked about how much David Foster influenced her since he took her under his wings.

She replied, “He changed me as a singer/artist. I’ve learned a lot from him – not just being [how to be] a great artist but also as a person. He’s a really nice guy. I am very blessed to having him as a (part of my) family. He taught me a lot, aside from my English (laughs).”

Charice’s New Album “Infinity” is now up on sale in iTunes and Amazon.

Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends Asian Tour will officially kick off on October 19 and 20 in Japan’s  Tokyo International Forum Hall A. After the Japan concert, the group will also perform in Malaysia (October 22), the Philippines (October 25), Singapore (October 27 and November 2), Jakarta (October 28 and 29), Thailand (October 31).

For the October Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends Asian Tour concert tickets, please visit the Official Site by clicking here.

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Charice Sings Final Fantasy Theme Song “New World” Live for the 1st Time in Tokyo

Charice Sings Final Fantasy Theme Song “New World” Live for the 1st Time in Tokyo

Charice’s album launch yesterday in Tokyo was an event of many firsts for her. It was the first ever concert where every song she sang was from the album, “Infinity”. It was also the first time she performed with the Acuvue Dance Contest winners. And of course, it was at that event where the public first heard Charice singing “New World” live:

It’s been three weeks since the announcement that Charice will be singing the Final Fantasy XIII-2 theme song has been made. There was a lot of buzz from the gaming and music communities about this collaboration between an amazing singer and a legendary game franchise.

Charice follows in the footsteps of Leona Lewis who also lent her voice and song, “My Hands” for Final Fantasy XIII. Both of these artists also released the Final Fantasy theme song as part of their own albums. “New World” by Charice is the second track on her newly-released “Infinity” Japan album.

Watch the Final Fantasy XIII-2 trailer below, which features Charice’s “New World” in the background:

The J-pop/RnB market is really hard to conquer as Japan has a very strong local music scene that’s bursting with talented artists. But Charice has made great progress in capturing the Japanese market. She’s making even more headway by teaming up with Japanese songwriters and producers, and for “New World”, it’s Koichi Tabo of famous J-pop group Superfly.

For Chaster gamers out there, the Final Fantasy XIII-2 game will be released on December 12, 2011, and Charice’s song will be included in all the U.S./Canada, Europe copies of the game, and in the Xbox 360 copies for Japan and Asia. For those in Japan and Asia who owns a Playstation 3, your game copy will include the Japanese song version by Mai Fukui.

Watch Charice and Mai Fukui’s interview below:

But if it’s just the song that you want, “New World” has already been released as a single and ringtone in Japan since late September. You can also listen to “New World” on “Inifinity” album, which you can purchase here.

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ff Charice Sings Final Fantasy Theme Song New World Live for the 1st Time in Tokyo

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Japanese Radio Shows Interview Charice – Plus Radio Program Guesting!

Japanese Radio Shows Interview Charice – Plus Radio Program Guesting!

Oct. 14 UPDATE: INTERVIEW VIDEOS ADDED

Like her previous visits to Japan, Charice will be a busy bee promoting her second album “Infinity”. According to her Warner Music Japan homepage, Charice will be doing the rounds on radio with interviews with JWAVE and InterFM. Continue Reading

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“Bull Doctor” Sneak Peek Featuring Charice’s New Song, “Far as the Sky”

“Bull Doctor” Sneak Peek Featuring Charice’s New Song, “Far as the Sky”

UPDATE JULY 7 – For a 24-hour viewing period till July 8th 3PM (Japan time), Warner Music Japan has made the music video available for Charice’s new song “Far As The Sky.” This is the theme song for the Japanese TV drama “Bull Doctor” which airs Wednesday evenings on Nippon Television Network.

The first episode aired this week and you can hear a portion of the song clearly in this video as the end credits are rolling. Continue Reading

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