For Charice fans (Chasters) who can’t afford to see her tour live with David Foster this fall, fear not. Charice is coming to you live this Saturday at 6 p.m. PST in the comfort of your own bedroom. Or wherever you happen to be on a Saturday at 6 p.m. that involves an Internet connection. Me have plans on a Saturday night? Chyeah, as if! I only kid when I say I’m a popular girl, guys. More »
I’ll admit that as a grown woman, I don’t cry much. Ever. Except for when Charice Pempengco performed her latest single, “Note to God,” on Monday’s Oprah show. I shed tears not to mourn the loss of teenage songstress dreams past, but because Charice just gets to you that way. Apparently, she gets to Oprah that same way as her performance caused Oprah’s waterworks to start running. However, could you expect anything else from a talented16 year old who rose from poverty to potentially rival the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion? More »
Meet Charice, a sixteen-year-old singing sensation from the Philippines. Singing contests got her started. The Internet lit a fire under her career. And Oprah and Ellen used their influence to give her a hand up into stardom. Now, she’s featured on the “Hitman: David Foster and Friends” album alongside Babyface and Michael Buble. Way to get your mom out of the garment factory!
Born in 1993 in San Pedro Laguna, Charice Pempengco had a lot to overcome. Domestic violence forced her mother to leave Dad, then pull 16-hour shifts at a sewing machine to make ends meet. Charice started singing at age four; her “concert debut” was at a Balibago basketball game at age seven. Wanting to earn income to help Momma, young Charice began working the Filipino singing-contest circuit soon after. “Even if the prizes are $50 or $10, it’s big money to us,” she told reporters. More »