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Charice Wants Grammy ‘All in Good Time’

Charice Wants Grammy ‘All in Good Time’

With the 2010 Grammy Ceremony approaching, Charice has intimated that winning the most famous award in music is a major goal for her, but that she can afford to be patient.

Speaking after her free concert at Enchanted Kingdom, a theme park based in her home town of Laguna, Charice showed no disappointment in not getting a nomination for a Grammy, but was happy to add that there was plenty of time yet for her to become an award contender. Continue Reading

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Charice Taking Musical Queen’s Crown?

Charice Taking Musical Queen’s Crown?

Charice’s mesmeric rise in the international music world threatens to see the teenager surpass the Philippine’s musical queen, Lea Salonga, as the nation’s most significant international female artist.

The success that the Laguna-born 18-year-old has enjoyed over the past two years is the source of an immense sense of pride for Filpinos, so much so that Salonga’s 22-year reign as the Philippine’s biggest international music icon seems to be coming to an end. Continue Reading

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Charice’s Perfume Launch Draws Huge Crowd to SM Mall of Asia

Charice’s Perfume Launch Draws Huge Crowd to SM Mall of Asia

An estimated 80,000 people— and perhaps many more than that— trooped to the Mall of Asia, Philippines, for the opening launch of Joel Cruz’ Aficionado perfume line with top Philippine celebrity endorsers Charice, Gary Valenciano and John Lloyd Cruz. The show went all out to entertain the crowd with a Fashion Show complete with balloons and streamers, orchestra and choir, and several other performers. Continue Reading

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Charice Set for “1@11″ Event

Charice Set for “1@11″ Event

Christmas and New Year celebrations may have ended and Charice’s is back at work, this time in her home city of Manila. The Laguna-born songstress will make a special appearance in “1@11″ in the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on January 8. 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.

Previous Episode

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 Talks about NBC Christmas Special, Glee and her Short Vacation

Charice Talks about NBC Christmas Special, Glee and her Short Vacation

(MANILA) Charice, Asia’s Concert Princess, is currently on a one-week vacation. In two separate local TV interviews, Charice was asked to tell us about what she’s been doing in the past few days. She then went on to talk about her upcoming singing engagements.

Charice on Vacation (at last!)

Charice was seen playing the piano when the reporters met her. Continue Reading

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Charice Now a Role Model for Aspiring Singers

Charice Now a Role Model for Aspiring Singers

Top 8 album on Billboard 200, no. 1 dance single, no. 4 on “Music’s Hottest Minors”, top TV show appearances, certified Gold album in Japan, numerous standing ovations – all these achievements are enough to blind others with fame and money, and make them forget who they were before. But Charice isn’t one of those people.

All those things listed above, she has achieved in less than a year. But the journey she had to go through took much longer. Some would rather forget their hard and painful past, but Charice made every experience, whether good or bad, a part of her. And looking back to where she came from is never a difficult task for her – it’s actually something she treasures very much. Continue Reading

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Thailand Welcomes Charice! David Foster & Friends Awed at RP Concert

Thailand Welcomes Charice! David Foster & Friends Awed at RP Concert

(MANILA) Charice and other international stars have arrived today in Bangkok for another breathtaking installment of the David Foster and Friends Concert Tour tonight at the Impact Arena in suburban Bangkok.

Hordes of Charice fans greeted their idol in the airport. They took pictures with her and also gave her gifts. Charice was very obliging to her fans. Continue Reading

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Charice Gets Extraordinary Standing O’s in Sold-Out David Foster Concert

Charice Gets Extraordinary Standing O’s in Sold-Out David Foster Concert

(MANILA) Singing superstar Charice rocked Manila, after performing as the top bill in the sold-out Philippine installment of the David Foster and Friends Concert. She received multiple standing ovations from the typically hard-to-please Filipino audience.

The 10,000-seater Araneta Coliseum turned neon blue when the capacity crowd lit thousands of glow sticks as soon as Charice went up on stage for her turn to shine. Charice sported a picturesque look with curly hair, a classy pink dress, and her signature Sennheiser Swarovski crystal-studded bling-bling mic. Continue Reading

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Charice in Sold-out Manila Concert Tonight, Talks About Glee

Charice in Sold-out Manila Concert Tonight, Talks About Glee

(MANILA) Everyone is abuzz about Charice, the Filipina GLEE star who will perform in the Philippine leg of the One and Only David Foster and Friends Concert Tour .

Charice, along with Peter Cetera, Natalie Cole, American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, and the Canadian tenors, will be singing tonight at the 16,000-seater Araneta Coliseum. Continue Reading

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Sunshine Arrives in Manila

Sunshine Arrives in Manila

A typhoon blew through here a few days ago, and now it’s Charice’s turn to stir things up. Charice arrived back in the Philippines and you know it’s all a big deal, here. People are going crazy. Can you blame them?

From ABS-CBN television in the Philippines, we get the skinny on Charice’s arrival in her home country. Here is a translation of the Filipino and transcript of the news spot: Continue Reading

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Charice Antidote to Aliw Awards’ ‘Image’ Problem

Charice Antidote to Aliw Awards’ ‘Image’ Problem

MANILA, Philippines – International singing star Charice, who is fascinating both local and foreign viewers with her astounding performance in the ongoing season of “Glee,” should serve as a major attraction in the coming Aliw Awards, which has been going through some “image” problem.

The “little girl with a big voice,” along with “Pilipinas Got Talent” titlist Jovit Baldivino, is being eyed to lead the list of guest performers in the staging of this year’s Aliw Awards set October 18 at the historic Manila Hotel. The event’s director, Joey Nombres, believes that having “bagets” performers will positively alter the look of the Awards, which some quarters are labeling as “old school.” Continue Reading

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Charice Watches Singing Contest via Skype

Charice Watches Singing Contest via Skype

MANILA, Philippine – International singing sensation Charice took time out of her busy schedule to watch a singing competition in her hometown in Cabuyao, Laguna despite being in the United States.

Charice used Skype, which allows Internet users to make voice calls, to see the contestants in Barangay Gulod as they showcased their talents.

The 18-year-old singer of smash hit “Pyramid” also performed Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” to the delight of her fans. Continue Reading

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Featuring  Charice in TV News, Manila Part 2

Featuring Charice in TV News, Manila Part 2

July 22 UPDATE “Head Start/Karen Davila Interview w/ English Subtitles Added
Since Charice is featured in TV shows left and right in Manila, Philippines again as part of her Asian Tour visit, we bring you the video translations courtesy of CTV Crew as Part 2 in series. She is featured in different shows. Yes, Charice’s fame is truly unstoppable… Enjoy the videos. Continue Reading

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Featuring Charice in TV News, Manila

Featuring Charice in TV News, Manila

In the international scene, Charice is featured in TV shows left and right in her native Philippines which we bring to you with video translations courtesy of CTV Crew. She is featured in four shows – Studio 23 Chart Popper (7/12), ABS-CBN TV Patrol (7/10), TFC Balitang America (7/09), and SNN Showbiz News Now (7/09). Continue Reading

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Charice´s Home in Tagaytay, Philippines

Charice´s Home in Tagaytay, Philippines

July 4 UPDATE: Video Interview – About her Role on Glee
Manila, Philippines – GMA News with English Subtitles

Let´s take a peek at Charice´s Tagaytay home. The elegant furnishings in red motif. This house is Charice´s gift to Mommy Raquel on mother´s day. Charice mentioned about her future appearance on another big US show! Make your guess Chasters! Just for fun. Continue Reading

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