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Hitmaker David Foster and Dance Mogul Jim Beanz Team Up for Charice

Hit Man David Foster said that at age sixty, he only has a “very small and finite number” of things that he can still do and he wants to do them right – and one of these things is paving the way for his latest protégé, Charice, who has just collaborated with yet another hit maker, dance song genius Jim Beanz.

Foster is credited for launching the careers of music legends like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and also other famous names such as Josh Groban, Michael Buble.

A Channel News Asia Report stated, “Foster’s latest talent discovery, 18-year-old Filipino singing sensation Charice… is his current favourite project and he has been steadily grooming her to be the next superstar.”

“Now at 60, I only have a very finite number of CDs I can produce, artistes I can find, careers I can help, it’s a very small and finite number and I want to do it right up till the end,” Foster said.

Asked if he was surprised that his newest discovery is Asian, Foster said that he has said it for so many years that the next big talent will come from Asia. Foster said that Asians make up a third of the global population, which makes perfect sense.

Foster added, “Talent doesn’t know race, creed, colour, geography. Talent just is. And you just got to know that there’s a ton of talented people in every nook and cranny of the plane.”

Foster’s “Talent”

Channel News Asia asked Foster about how he got this knack for discovering international talents. Foster replied, saying he doesn’t have that ability at all.

“I do not have the talent to know if they have what it takes to an A-list star. Who could

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have known that Celine would be such a tastemaker and change the face of Vegas and have this style about her? All I saw was a great teen, “Foster added.

However, Foster said he’s sure that each person has a hidden talent that should be discovered and nurtured.

Jim Beanz Intervenes

And Foster seems to really know how to nurture talent.

Charice, also known as GLEE’s Sunshine Corazon, recently recorded a new dance track under the wings of the legendary singer/songwriter/record producer Jim Beanz.jim beanz Hitmaker David Foster and Dance Mogul Jim Beanz Team Up for Charice

James David Washington, known in the international music industry as Jim Beanz, has collaborated with a flurry of big names in the business, creating hit after hit after hit.

Some of the artists the Beanz has worked with include Britney Spears, Craig David, Duran Duran, Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, Nelly Furtado, and P. Diddy.

It is expected that this song will be a major departure from Charice’s previous hit single “Pyramid”, as Jim Beanz’ musical style is best characterized as outright upbeat, well within the dance genre. With a potential monster hit, Charice would be able to reach out to wider demographic.

Just recently,it was reported that singer/songwriter Ne-Yo also expressed interest in collaborating with the young star.

Will Charice’s next dance single be as big as Craig David’s “Insomnia” or Britney’s “Womanizer”?

Let’s wait and see.

However, as far as Beanz’ Track Record goes, we will all be in for one heck of a ride!

Where is she?

Charice, J-14′s Icon of Tomorrow, will be busy in the holiday season.

She will be performing in the following holiday events:

Citadel’s 9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Show

(Los Angeles, CA; November 20th)

Charice will be with Cody Simpson to cheer up the crowd with their performances. The show will be held at the Citadel Outlets in downtown Los Angeles.

NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Special

(New York, NY; November 30th)

Charice will be part of a superstar line-up that includes Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Susan Boyle, Jessica Simpson, Josh Groban and many more.

Kiss 98.5 Kissmas Bash 2010

(Buffalo, NY; December 4th)

Charice will perform at the HSBC Areana with Maroon 5, Kelly Rowland, Kevin Rudolf, Miranda Cosgrove, and Neon Trees. Tickets for this much anticipated event were already sold out.

2010 WNCI 97.9 Jingle Ball

(Columbus, OH; December 7th)

She will be with other top bills rock band “Train” and 22-year-old Billboard chart topper Mike Posner. The event will be held at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

Q102′s Jingle Ball 2010

(Camden, NJ; December 8th)

Charice, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez are squeezing in performances at Q102’s Jingle Ball 2010. This annual holiday concert always get sold out – and for a very good reason: the featured artists are always the most-wanted by listeners.

XL 106.7′s 2010 XL’ent Xmas Show

(Orlando, FL; December 12th)

Charice will perform again with the rock band “Train”, the group who popularized the song “Drops of Jupiter”, among others.

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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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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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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 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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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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Charice on “Tetsuko no Heya” – Japan’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

Charice on “Tetsuko no Heya” – Japan’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

FEBRUARY 17 UPDATE: ENGLISH SUBTITLED VIDEO ADDED With her Japan tour fast approaching, Charice’s Japan team is pulling out all the stops to promote the Asian diva.  After her concert tour was announced last October, Charice has been featured in a number of TV and radio shows, and has been the topic of several articles in niche magazines ranging from English language instruction to teen fashion. Continue Reading

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Charice on Space Shower TV (Japan)

Charice on Space Shower TV (Japan)

JAN 30 UPDATE: VIDEO WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Charice will be featured again on Space Shower TV, a Japanese satellite and cable TV channel dedicated solely to music. Space Shower TV can be seen on SkyPerfecTV!, Hikari TV among others. Continue Reading

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Charice: Rejection Made Me Stronger

Charice: Rejection Made Me Stronger

Charice has revealed that the challenge of overcoming rejection has made her a stronger person, and that the pain of rejection had almost convinced her to give up singing completely.

In probably the most revealing and wide-ranging interview of her career so far, the Philippine’s biggest international pop and RnB artist talked to Tokyo-based InterFM DJ Guy Perryman about her childhood, “Glee,” her next album, and the pain caused by that occupational hazard, rejection. Continue Reading

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Critic Comments Reiterates Charice’s Canadian Support

Critic Comments Reiterates Charice’s Canadian Support

In case you Chasters needed any reminding, one of Charice’s strongest sources of support is her mentor, David Foster’s, home country of Canada, with her concerts attracting rave reviews and her promotional appearances attracting something of a media frenzy.

Canada’s appreciation for talent is understandable, with the long list of music and screen stars that have emerged from the land of mounties and maple leaves. So when someone really special comes along, it’s not hard for the country to love her. Continue Reading

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Charice LIVE on Japan’s J-Wave Radio, December 19

Charice LIVE on Japan’s J-Wave Radio, December 19

So we’ve heard her sing Jingle Bell Rock and Grown-up Christmas List live. If one of your Christmas wishes is to hear her sing Happy Christmas live, this is your chance! Don’t live in Japan? No problem, you can still listen online. Continue Reading

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“Wherever You Are” by Unique feat. Charice now available!

“Wherever You Are” by Unique feat. Charice now available!

DEC 22. UPDATE: UNIQUE “FROM BROOKLYN TO YOU” TRAILER VIDEO ADDED Hello Chasters! Remember being surprised by a sample of a new song featuring Charice made available on Youtube? The wait is over! “Wherever You Are” by Unique featuring Charice is now available! Continue Reading

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Charice on AERA News Magazine Japan Interview, January 2011 Issue

Charice on AERA News Magazine Japan Interview, January 2011 Issue

Singer Charice: “I don’t wanna be a singer forever.”

During her visit to Japan, Charice was interviewed by AERA News Magazine. AERA Magazine is a popular Japanese magazine published by the Asahi Media Group. The original interview article was published in both English and Japanese. Continue Reading

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Charice’s Interview with Japanese Magazine “Josei Jishin”

Charice’s Interview with Japanese Magazine “Josei Jishin”

Konnichiwa everyone! Japan is gearing up for Charice’s first solo concert tour next year with a flurry of activities by our beloved princess. She’s recorded a Christmas song for her Japanese fans, will have a free mini live concert next month and interviews with her are now coming out in the Japanese press. Continue Reading

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