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Regine Velasquez

Regine Velasquez, born Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez, is a Filipino singer, actress, record producer, TV host, stage director, fashion designer, and commercial and print model. She is dubbed as the Asia’s Songbird after winning the 1989 Asia Pacific Singing Contest in Hong Kong and is widely known for possessing a wide vocal range.

Velasquez was the first Filipino to stage a solo concert at the Main Hall of Carnegie Hall, part of Carnegie Hall’s centennial-year concert series. In 2000, she performed the country’s millennial theme, televised in 55 broadcast networks throughout the world to coincide with midnight in Manila.

“In Love With You,” a duet with Jacky Cheung, reached MTV Asia and Channel V music charts. She has collaborated with artists such as Paul Anka, David Hasselhoff, 98 Degrees, Brian McKnight, Mandy Moore, Ronan Keating, Stephen Bishop, Jim Brickman, Peabo Bryson, Jeffrey Osborne, Dave Koz, Lea Salonga, Grasshopper, Coco Lee, Michel Legrand, David Pomeranz, Eduardo Capetillo, Fernando Carrillo, and Billy Crawford.

She embarked on several television and film projects, receiving a Best Actress Award for her portrayal of a mentally challenged woman in Maalaala Mo Kaya. Velasquez also formed IndiMusic (iMusic), a record label partnered with the late Bella Tan’s Universal Records. She is currently managed by Aria Productions.

In 2010, Velasquez will started the year for her reunion movie with Aga Muhlach in February. Also, she will starred again in a new primetime offering of GMA Network for their 60th Anniversary titled “Diva” again with Mark Anthony Fernandez with the supporting role of Glaiza de Castro. The show will premiere on March. Velasquez also became Nestle Philippines’ Laki sa Gatas advocate for Bear Brand Milk.

Other Information

  • Birth name : Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez
  • Also known as : Asia’s Songbird
  • Born : April 22, 1970
  • Location : Manila, Philippines
  • Genres : OPM, pop, adult contemporary
  • Occupations : singer, actress, record producer, TV host, stage director, fashion designer, commercial and print model
  • Labels : Vicor (1990–1991), Polygram (1993–1998), VIVA (1998-2006), Universal Records Philippines (2006–present)

Discography

Studio albums

  • 1987 : Regine
  • 1990 : Special Edition
  • 1990 : Nineteen ’90
  • 1991 : Tagala Talaga
  • 1993 : Reason Enough
  • 1994 : Listen Without Prejudice
  • 1994 : My Love Emotion (single)
  • 1995 : My Love Emotion
  • 1996 : Love Was Born on Christmas Day
  • 1996 : Fly (single)
  • 1996 : Retro
  • 1998 : Very Special
  • 1998 : Drawn
  • 1999 : R2K
  • 2000 : Unsolo
  • 2001 : Regine Live: Songbird Sings the Classics
  • 2001 : Reigne
  • 2002 : Regine Velasquez: Greatest Hits
  • 2004 : The Songbird and the Songwriter (with Ogie Alcasid)
  • 2004 : Platinum Collection
  • 2004 : Covers Vol. 1
  • 2004 : Two of a Kind (with Ogie Alcasid)
  • 2005 : Duets
  • 2005 : Shine (single)
  • 2006 : Covers Vol. 2
  • 2006 : Silver Series: Greatest Hits
  • 2006 : Silver Series: Movie Theme Songs
  • 2006 : Silver Series: Duets
  • 2008 : Low Key
  • 2009 : 18 Greatest Hits

Soundtrack Albums

  • 1988 : Pik Pak Boom
  • 1995 : Separada
  • 1996 : Wanted: Perfect Mother
  • 1997 : Adarna: The Mythical Bird
  • 2000 : Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw
  • 2001 : Pangako… Ikaw Lang
  • 2003 : Pangarap Ko ang Ibigin Ka
  • 2003 : Captain Barbell
  • 2006 : Till I Met You : IndiMusic
  • 2007 : Paano Kita Iibigin
  • 2008 : Urduja

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