Charice

Charice Pempengco was living proof that dreams can come true. Before she was dubbed "the little girl with the big voice," the Filipina singer entered numerous talent shows in her native country and used her prize money ... Read more »
Born: 05/10/1992 in San Pedro, Laguna, PH

Filmography

Actor (5)

Here Comes the Boom 2012 (Movie)

Malia (Actor)

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Glee 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Music (1)

Here Comes the Boom 2012 (Movie)

("Holly Holy") (Song Performer)

Biography

Charice Pempengco was living proof that dreams can come true. Before she was dubbed "the little girl with the big voice," the Filipina singer entered numerous talent shows in her native country and used her prize money to help lift her family up from poverty. She quickly rose to fame after videos of her singing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (1982) went viral on YouTube. These performances attracted the attention of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who immediately featured the Internet star on her daytime program in 2007. As she continued to gain exposure, Pempengco began racking up an enviable number of friends in high places, including media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who called Pempengco "the most talented girl in the world," and pop impresario David Foster, who produced her first international single, "Note to God" (2009). She also shared the stage with world-class performers like Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, all of whom marveled at her skill. After years of belting out Whitney Houston covers, Pempengco released her international debut album Charice (2010), which featured a radio-friendly mix of bouncy pop and R&B tunes. Fueled by the single "Pyramid," the album charted at No. 8, making Pempengco the first Asian singer to make it to Billboard's Top 10. Far from a one-note, she landed a recurring role on the popular Fox series "Glee" (2009-)5, a testament of Pempengco's prodigious natural talent and staying power as an international superstar.

Relationships

Ricky Pempengco

Father
Estranged from daughter; on Nov. 1, 2011, it was reported that Ricky was stabbed to death by a man named Angel Capili in the Philippines

Raquel Pempengco

Mother
Separated from Charice's father Ricky

Milestones

2012

Cast in supporting role in action comedy "Here Comes the Boom," starring Kevin James

2012

Appeared as celebrity judge and mentor on "The X Factor Philippines" (ABS-CBN)

2010

Released mainstream debut album Charice, featuring the single "Pyramid"

2010

Landed recurring guest role on Fox's "Glee" as talented exchange student Sunshine Corazon

2010

Performed on holiday special "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (NBC)

2009

Made U.S. feature film debut in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel"

2008

Performed "Because You Loved Me" onstage with Celine Dion at Madison Square Garden in NYC

2008

In May, made first appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"; invited back in September, when Winfrey referred to her as "The Most Talented Girl in the World"

2008

Released self-titled debut album in the Philippines

2007

Made U.S. television debut on syndicated daytime hit "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"; performed showstopping renditions of "I Will Always Love You" and "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"

2005

Joined Philippine talent show "Little Big Star"; finished third in competition

Popular songs include "Louder" and "One Day".

Began competing in amateur singing competitions at the age of 7

Known for such albums as "Charice" and "Infinity"

Bonus Trivia

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In July 2010, Charice reportedly underwent Botox injections from a prominent Filipino doctor in preparation for her guest stint on Fox's "Glee." The singer's rep clarified Charice's decision to get Botox was for medical purposes, not cosmetic.

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