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Gary Valenciano

Edgardo Jose Martin Santiago Valenciano, better known as Gary Valenciano or Gary V., is a Filipino musician. His energetic dance moves also garnered him the nickname "Mr. Pure Energy." He has released 26 albums, and won the Awit Award for "Best Male Performer" 11 times. In 1998 he became the first UNICEF National Ambassador of Goodwill for the Philippines. He is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actors.

Valenciano started performing in 1982 and launched his career in singing and show business on May 13, 1983. He first appeared as a solo in a television show called The Pilita and Jackie Show in 1982, but he was finally noticed after his performances in the TV shows Germspesyal and Penthouse Live. He had his first solo concert, in April 1984, inside the jam-packed Araneta Coliseum. That would be followed by 21 albums, three of them released internationally, including a Christian inspired album called Out of the Dark.

He is married to Maria Anna Elizabeth "Angeli" Pangilinan, with whom he has three children: Juan Paolo Martin (a vocalist of the band Salamin), Gabriel (a dancer, music arranger) and Kristiana Maria Mikaela (a singer).

Valenciano has released 26 albums. He has won the Awit Award for "Best Male Performer" 11 of the past 21 times. In 1998 he became the first UNICEF National Ambassador of Goodwill for the Philippines.

Valenciano recently released with Concert King Martin Nievera called "As 1", their 1st collaboration album in 2009.

Other Information

  • Birth name : Edgardo Jose Martin Santiago Valenciano
  • Also known as : Gary V.
  • Born : August 6, 1964
  • Origin : Manila, Philippines
  • Genres : Gospel, Pop, Dance music, OPM
  • Occupations : Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, Actor, Dancer
  • Instruments : Vocals, Keyboards, Percussions
  • Years active : 1983 – present
  • Labels : Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management, Inc., Universal Records (Philippines)
  • Website : GaryV.com

Discography

Albums

  • Gary (1984)
  • Gary…Next (1985)
  • Gary…Inside Out (1986)
  • Moving Thoughts (1987)
  • Heart and Soul (1988)
  • Faces of Love (1989)
  • Shout for Joy (1991)
  • Dancing in the Moonlight (1992) – Internationally by Toshiba-EMI in Japan
  • Shout Live (1993)
  • Hataw Na (1993)
  • Move Live (1995)
  • Out of the Dark (1995) – Internationally in the United States
  • Outside Looking In (1995) – Internationally by Polygram
  • Interactive (1998)
  • Revive (2001)
  • one 2 one (2002)
  • I Will Be Here (2002)
  • Beyond Words (2003)
  • At the Movies (2003)
  • Pure Heart (2005)
  • Soul Full (2005)
  • Relevance (2006)
  • Rebirth (2008)
  • As 1 (with Martin Nievera) (2009)

Compilation Albums

  • Greatest Hits Vol. 1 and 2 (1997)
  • Gary V. The Blackgold Collection 3-CD (2004)
  • The Platinum Ballad Collection: 25th Anniversary Album (2008)

Christmas Albums

  • From Gary, Merry Christmas (1986)

Collaboration Albums

  • Salubungin Ang Pasko (Universal Records, 1986)
  • Ginintuang Diwa ng Pasko (Universal Records, 1989)
  • 18 Classic OPM Love Songs (EMI Music Philippines, 1998)
  • The Best Of Crossover Presents (Viva Records, 2003)
  • Only Selfless Love 2 (Universal Records, 2003)
  • OPM Rewind (Universal Records, 2004)
  • The Love Song Collection (Universal Records, 2004)
  • Top Male OPM Hits (Star Records, 2004)
  • Various Movie Themes (Vicor Music, 2005)
  • Nagmamahal Kapamilya Songs For Global (Star Records, 2005)
  • Best Of OPM Inspirational Songs (Universal Records, 2005)
  • Best Of OPM Love Duets (Universal Records, 2005)
  • Best Of OPM Love Ballads (Universal Records, 2005)
  • Best Of OPM Movie & TV Themes (Universal Records, 2005)
  • Pinoy Biggie Hits (Star Records, 2006)
  • OPM With Love (Universal Records, 2006)
  • Lovestruck Vol. 1 (Viva Records, 2006)
  • OPM Gold (Universal Records, 2006)
  • OPM Superstars Christmas (Universal Records, 2006)
  • Hotsilog The ASAP Hotdog Compilation (Star Records, 2006)
  • Top Male OPM Hits (Star Records, 2007)
  • Pinoy Biggie Hits Rewind (Star Records, 2007)
  • Musika At Pelikula: A Star Cinema Music Collection (Star Records, 2008)
  • No.1 Signature Hits OPM’s Best (Vicor Music, 2008)
  • Kris Aquino: The Greatest Love (Universal Records, 2008)
  • Wings of the Soul (Star Records, 2008)
  • OPM No. 1’s (Star Records, 2009)

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