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Charice Pempengco is a Filipina pop, R&B and rock singer

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BirthdayMay 10, 1992
NationalityFilipinos
FamousLesbians, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Singers, Rhythm & Blues Singers, Pop Singers, Rock Singers
SpousesAlyssa Quijano (2013–)
Known asJake Zyrus
Birth PlaceCabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines
Height155cm
GenderMale
FatherR
MotherRacquel
Net Worth$16 Million as on April 24,2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inCabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines
Famous asSinger
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Who is Charice Pempengco?

Charice Pempengco is a Filipina pop, R&B and rock singer who became an internet sensation after the video of her performance in a talent show went viral on YouTube. Her rise to fame is truly a rags-to-riches story; escaping from an abusive father, she and her family lived in poverty for years, with a young Charice singing to support her mother financially. Eventually, a fan of her acted as the Good Samaritan and uploaded videos of her energetic performances on YouTube, which earned her recognition from all over the world. Soon, she received invitation to record an album, and appeared on American television shows like 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' and 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'. She also found a mentor in David Foster, who has been a producer for stars like Céline Dion, Andrea Bocelli, and Whitney Houston—all her idols. She was hailed as the “Most Talented Girl in the World” by none other than Oprah herself. She went on to release a number of albums and perform at concerts, but her career suffered after she publicly revealed her sexual orientation.

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Childhood & Early Life

Charice Pempengco was born on May 10, 1992, in Cabuyao City, Laguna province, Philippines. When she was a child, her mother Raquel left her abusive father and took her and her younger brother, Carl. to live with her grandmother.

Charice’s mother, a former singer who worked at a garment factory, discovered Charice’s singing talents when she was only four years old. Charice, who already helped her mother with household chores at the age of six, started participating in local singing competitions when she was seven.

The financial struggle of her family continued for a few more years, during which they were even homeless for a while. However, the prize money she won from singing contests eventually helped them move into an apartment in which she had her own room.

Career

In 2005, Charice Pempengco took part in the talent show 'Little Big Star' in Philippines, in which she reached the finals and secured the third place. Two years later, a fan of her, Dave Duenas, uploaded the video of her performance on the YouTube channel 'FalseVoice', which gained worldwide attention and made her an international star within a short time.

One of the first calls she got was from a Swedish record company named Ten Songs/Productions, which offered her a demo-recording in June 2007. She recorded seven songs with the company, including an original song called 'Amazing'.

On October 13, 2007, she was invited to the South Korean talent show 'Star King' to perform as a foreign act. The video of her rendition of 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from the Broadway musical 'Dreamgirls' became viral on YouTube.

Impressed after watching one of her performances on YouTube, Ellen DeGeneres invited Charice on her talk show, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. Along with her mother, Charice flew to America for the first time to appear on the show on December 19, 2007.

On December 28, 2007, she made a second appearance on 'Star King' as the 'Most Requested Foreign Act' of the show. In April next year, she went to London, England, to appear as a guest in an episode of 'The Paul O'Grady Show'.

She released her debut EP 'Charice' from Star Records in May 2008. The EP, containing six cover songs and six backing tracks, became Platinum certified in the Philippines.

In May 2008, Oprah Winfrey invited her on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' to take part in the episode 'World's Smartest Kids'. After she charmed the audience with her rendition of Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing', Oprah asked Grammy-winning record producer and star-maker, David Foster, to be Charice’s mentor.

On May 23, Charice Pempengco performed alongside Foster at the concert, 'Hitman: David Foster and Friends' in Las Vegas. Andrea Bocelli, who was a singer at the concert, invited her to Italy to perform a duet with him on July 20 on his birthday concert, 'The Cinema Tribute'.

She appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for the second time on September 9, 2008 on the episode 'Dreams Come True' and performed her idol Celine Dion's song 'My Heart Will Go On'. Following her performance, Oprah surprised her by arranging a satellite call with Dion, who invited her to perform a duet with her during her 'Taking Chances Tour'.

On May 1, 2009, Charice Pempengco released a Philippines-exclusive full-length studio album titled 'My Inspiration'. The album contained 12 tracks including one original song called 'Always You', and featured a duet performance with her mother Raquel, covering the Helen Reddy song 'You and Me Against the World'.

Her first international studio album, 'Charice', was launched on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' on May 11, 2010. Following the success of the album, she bagged the role of Sunshine Corazon in the musical drama series 'Glee' on its second season.

Her second international studio album, 'Infinity', was released early in Japan on October 5, 2011, but was not released in America due to differing standards. In 2012, she served as a judge on the Philippine version of 'The X Factor'.

The album 'Chapter 10', which consisted of cover versions of modern songs, was released on September 6, 2013.

After she came out as lesbian in 2013, she has totally changed her style and has released one rock album titled 'Catharsis' in October 2016.

Major Works

Charice Pempengco's self-titled debut album 'Charice' is her most successful album so far. The album, which was certified Charice Pempengco in Japan and the Philippines, established her as an international star.

Awards & Achievements

Charice Pempengco has been the first at many things; most notably, she became the first Asian artist to reach the top 10 on 'Billboard 200' with her album 'Charice' which debuted at No.8. She also got a star in the Eastwood City Walk of Fame, which is patterned after the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal Life & Legacy

Charice Pempengco's father, Ricky Pempengco, a construction worker, died in October 2011 after being stabbed at a grocery store. Despite being separated from her father since she was a child, she grieved his death stating "He's still my Dad after all."

She came out as a lesbian during an interview with Boy Abunda at 'The Buzz' in the Philippines on June 2, 2013. She subsequently donned a "boyish" look with short hair and tattoos, and revealed in an interview with Oprah that her "soul is male". However, she is not interested in gender transition surgery.

She has been in a live-in relationship with girlfriend Alyssa Quijano for a long time. The couple reportedly broke up amiably in May 2017, almost four years after they announced their relationship in June 2013

Trivia

One of Charice Pempengco's earliest childhood memories is from when she was three. She witnessed her father pointing a shotgun at her mother, but the neighbours broke in at the right moment and saved them.

In June, 2009, singing legend Michael Jackson's lawyer contacted her, inviting her to be a guest performer on his tour. Unfortunately, Jackson died later that month, following which she revealed that she was supposed to perform the song 'Billie Jean' with him in two weeks.

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Charice Pempengco biography timelines

  • // 10th May 1992
    Charice Pempengco was born on May 10, 1992, in Cabuyao City, Laguna province, Philippines. When she was a child, her mother Raquel left her abusive father and took her and her younger brother, Carl. to live with her grandmother.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Charice Pempengco took part in the talent show 'Little Big Star' in Philippines, in which she reached the finals and secured the third place. Two years later, a fan of her, Dave Duenas, uploaded the video of her performance on the YouTube channel 'FalseVoice', which gained worldwide attention and made her an international star within a short time.
  • // Jun 2007
    One of the first calls she got was from a Swedish record company named Ten Songs/Productions, which offered her a demo-recording in June 2007. She recorded seven songs with the company, including an original song called 'Amazing'.
  • // Oct 2007
    On October 13, 2007, she was invited to the South Korean talent show 'Star King' to perform as a foreign act. The video of her rendition of 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from the Broadway musical 'Dreamgirls' became viral on YouTube.
  • // 19th Dec 2007
    Impressed after watching one of her performances on YouTube, Ellen DeGeneres invited Charice on her talk show, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. Along with her mother, Charice flew to America for the first time to appear on the show on December 19, 2007.
  • // 28th Dec 2007
    On December 28, 2007, she made a second appearance on 'Star King' as the 'Most Requested Foreign Act' of the show. In April next year, she went to London, England, to appear as a guest in an episode of 'The Paul O'Grady Show'.
  • // 2008
    In May 2008, Oprah Winfrey invited her on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' to take part in the episode 'World's Smartest Kids'. After she charmed the audience with her rendition of Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing', Oprah asked Grammy-winning record producer and star-maker, David Foster, to be Charice’s mentor.
  • // May 2008
    She released her debut EP 'Charice' from Star Records in May 2008. The EP, containing six cover songs and six backing tracks, became Platinum certified in the Philippines.
  • // Sep 2008
    She appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for the second time on September 9, 2008 on the episode 'Dreams Come True' and performed her idol Celine Dion's song 'My Heart Will Go On'. Following her performance, Oprah surprised her by arranging a satellite call with Dion, who invited her to perform a duet with her during her 'Taking Chances Tour'.
  • // 2009
    In June, 2009, singing legend Michael Jackson's lawyer contacted her, inviting her to be a guest performer on his tour. Unfortunately, Jackson died later that month, following which she revealed that she was supposed to perform the song 'Billie Jean' with him in two weeks.
  • // 1st May 2009
    On May 1, 2009, Charice Pempengco released a Philippines-exclusive full-length studio album titled 'My Inspiration'. The album contained 12 tracks including one original song called 'Always You', and featured a duet performance with her mother Raquel, covering the Helen Reddy song 'You and Me Against the World'.
  • // 11th May 2010
    Her first international studio album, 'Charice', was launched on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' on May 11, 2010. Following the success of the album, she bagged the role of Sunshine Corazon in the musical drama series 'Glee' on its second season.
  • // 2011 To 2012
    Her second international studio album, 'Infinity', was released early in Japan on October 5, 2011, but was not released in America due to differing standards. In 2012, she served as a judge on the Philippine version of 'The X Factor'.
  • // 2011
    Charice Pempengco's father, Ricky Pempengco, a construction worker, died in October 2011 after being stabbed at a grocery store. Despite being separated from her father since she was a child, she grieved his death stating "He's still my Dad after all."
  • // 2013 To 2016
    After she came out as lesbian in 2013, she has totally changed her style and has released one rock album titled 'Catharsis' in October 2016.
  • // Jun 2013
    She came out as a lesbian during an interview with Boy Abunda at 'The Buzz' in the Philippines on June 2, 2013. She subsequently donned a "boyish" look with short hair and tattoos, and revealed in an interview with Oprah that her "soul is male". However, she is not interested in gender transition surgery.
  • // Sep 2013
    The album 'Chapter 10', which consisted of cover versions of modern songs, was released on September 6, 2013.
  • // 2017
    She has been in a live-in relationship with girlfriend Alyssa Quijano for a long time. The couple reportedly broke up amiably in May 2017, almost four years after they announced their relationship in June 2013

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Charice Pempengco's FAQ

  • What is Charice Pempengco birthday?

    Charice Pempengco was born at 1992-05-10

  • Where is Charice Pempengco's birth place?

    Charice Pempengco was born in Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines

  • What is Charice Pempengco nationalities?

    Charice Pempengco's nationalities is Filipinos

  • Who is Charice Pempengco spouses?

    Charice Pempengco's spouses is Alyssa Quijano (2013–)

  • How tall is Charice Pempengco?

    Charice Pempengco's height is 155

  • Who is Charice Pempengco's father?

    Charice Pempengco's father is R

  • Who is Charice Pempengco's mother?

    Charice Pempengco's mother is Racquel

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    Charice Pempengco is Taurus

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    Charice Pempengco's youtube is https://www.youtube.com/user/charice