Monday, December 30, 2013

SARAH GERONIMO, THE PHILIPPINES' POPSTAR ROYALTY




SARAH GERONIMO
The Philippines' Popstar Royalty (The singer that can sing live while dancing)

(Best Asian Artist in the Philippines at MNET Asia Music Awards 2012)








Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo was named as the Best Asian Artist 
(Philippines), during the Mnet Asian Music Awards held in Hong Kong last November 30, 2012.

The Mnet Asian Music Awards, otherwise known as MAMA, is considered one of South Korea’s major music events.

According to its official website, the MAMA is "an international music ceremony that allows fans from all around the world to choose their favorite singers and songs of the year." 

Aside from Sarah, the other performers named as Best Asian Artists were AKB48 (Japan), My Tam (Vietnam), Taufik Batisah (Singapore), Agnes (Indonesia), and Chris Lee Yu Chun (China).  

Psy was named as International Favorite Artist while his monster hit "Gangnam Style" bagged Song of the Year, Best Music Video, and Best Solo Dance Performance. 

Super Junior went home with the Album of the Year award for Sexy, Free & Single while Big Bang was chosen as the New Artist of the Year.

American Idol Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan, hip-hop recording artist BoB and Korean stars added glitter to the international event.


CRITERIA. According to the official website of MAMA, the songs or albums considered had to be released for sale between October 24, 2011 and October 23, 2012. 

As for the Artist of the Year, judges used the following criteria: online voting (20 percent), research (20 percent), expert judges-national + overseas (20 percent), single sales (20 percent), album sales (10 percent), and selection committe (10 percent). 

At 24 years old, Sarah has a string of hits, multi-platinum albums and blockbuster movies to her credit. 

During the recently concluded 25th Awit Awards, Sarah's album, One Heart, emerged as the Best-selling Album of the Year in the Philippines. 

















 







 



 

 



 

 



 

 










 









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BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES


 



















MAGAZINE COVERS


















Some Music Videos:















ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • After winning the competition, she immediately released her debut album entitled Popstar: A Dream Come True (generated 3 number one singles in the MYX Hitchart.)
  • In 2008, the album has sold more than 200,000 units nationwide. A major solo concert      at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  
  • At 17, she is considered as the youngest performer to have filled the Big Dome.
  • She sang the Philippine National Anthem at the pre-inaugural ceremonies of president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on June 30, 2004. 
  • First Filipino artist to receive a platinum award for a DVD copy of her concert The Other Side in 2005 and is currently the only artist who has a platinum record for 4 DVDs of her concert. Her fourth one was awarded with triple platinum status in December 2010.
  • On November 18, 2006, Manny Pacquiao chose Geronimo to sing Lupang Hinirang, the Philippine national anthem, before his match against Mexico's Erik Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
  • Geronimo, in 2008, made her first starring role in a movie with John Lloyd Cruz, entitled, A Very Special Love; grossed more than P170 million making her the Box-office Queen for the year 2008. 
  • A movie sequel You Changed My Life which earned P215 Million. 
  • She also ventured into a business by opening a boutique and salon, restaurant and entered properties and real estates. 
  • Sarah Geronimo is widely known for her versatility and being a total performer. 
  • In 2012, she won in Mnet Asian Music Awards as Best Asian Artist making her the first Filipino to win the award.  
  • After 2012, she snagged three nominations at the prestigious World Music Awards
  • A movie It Takes a Man and a Woman broke box office records and become the highest      grossing Filipino film of all time. 
  • In 2013, Sarah becomes one of the prestigious coaches of ‘The Voice’.  The contestants are selected through blind auditions where the auditionees sing behind the coaches, and the coaches will only base their selection through the contestant’s voice; they turn around if they want to have the contestant as part of their team to be trained and compete against other selected contestants. 
  • On November 2012, Geronimo was chosen as the "Bayanihan Ambassadress" of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards (December 2012) - Best Asian Artist Award (The Philippines). Also bagged major awards in Awit Awards, Aliw Awards, and PMPC for Music Awards.
  • In March 2013, received two Presidential Awards, Ani ng Dangal for Multi-Discplinary Arts and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Philippines) 
  • For Goodwill Music Ambassadress, Sarah is nominated for three categories at the 2013 World Music Awards (WMA): best entertainer of the year, best live act, and best female artist. This year’s list of WMA nominees include AdeleBeyonce KnowlesCeline DionKaty PerryMariah CareyPsy, and many others. The awarding date is yet to be set.

In 2013, Geronimo will have her own drama anthology entitled Sarah G. Presents.
Geronimo is also set to be a coach and judge in The Voice of the Philippines.

2002–2003: Star for a Night
  • At 14 in 2002, in Star for a Night competition, won 1 Million cash prize and a contract with Viva Artists Agency.  Her voice resembled that of Celine Dion she sang in her own rendition the song ‘To Love You More’, originally sang by Celine Dion.
  • She was given the title Pop Star Princess
  • Became featured artist in MTV's Rising Star in September 2002.
  • Released her first Album Popstar: A Dream Come in  late 2002
  • October 2003, her first concerts, in conjunction with her first album, were staged.
  • Filipinas, her first movie role in late 2003. 

Discography

Studio Albums

  • Popstar : A Dream Come True (2003)
  • Sweet Sixteen (2004) - Became certified Gold after a week of its release, then a Triple Platinum status selling 90,000 copies nationwide. 
  • Becoming (2006) - International Market Release produced by Christian De Walden, the album went platinum a month after its release.  De Walden said that Geronimo was "definitely the biggest talent I have come across... the last ten years.  He was particularly astounded by Sarah's ability to not only learn a song quickly but to give it her own distinctive style.)
  • Taking Flight (2007) - which sold more than 60,000 units and achieved double platinum status.)
  • Just Me (2008) - included a duet with Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough entitled "I'll Be There." Just Me album Platinum status in December 2008.
  • Your Christmas Girl (2009)
  • Music and Me (2009)
  • One Heart (2011)
  • Pure OPM Classics (2012)


Other Albums

·        The Other Side: Live Album (2005)
·        OPM - Original Filipino Music


TV SHOWS & SERIES

Signed a contract with ABS-CBN Network for her TV series:
  • Sarah, the Teen Princess.
  • SCQ Reload: Kilig Ako opposite Hero Angeles
  • Bituing Walang Ningning as an aspiring singer
  • Pangarap na Bituin
  • Hosted Search For a Star in a Million, Little Big Star, and Little Big Superstar


MOVIES

  • Appeared in the fantasy movie Lastikman, produced by VIVA Films
  • Filipinas, her first movie role in late 2003. 
  • In 2005, Geronimo recorded the theme song of the Star Cinema movie, Can This Be Love, starring Hero Angeles and Sandara Park  
  • A Very Special Love by Star Cinema and Viva Films; grossed P180 Million. On the first day, it grossed P14 Million pesos.  The film’s total theatrical earnings earned over P240 million, and holds the record for the highest grossing Filipino movie made
  • A movie sequel You Changed My Life which earned P215 Million. 
  • Catch Me, I'm In Love opposite Gerald Anderson
  • In November 2011, Geronimo made a movie again with Gerald Anderson in Won't Last A Day Without You which earned P20 Million on its opening day. 
  • A movie It Takes a Man and a Woman broke box office records and become the highest grossing Filipino film of all time. 
Artistry

Music and voice
Sarah G.'s  music is generally pop and sings songs mostly about love. Her voice is premier and her music encompasses all genres.  International producer Christian de Walden praised Geronimo's voice and said "The personality of her voice is phenomenally distinct. Many have great voices but they tend to imitate foreign divas like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. She definitely is the biggest talent I have come across with in the last ten years...".

She’s wholesome on and off camera, untainted by unsavory rumors. She’s an ideal daughter and that makes her a good role model for the youth.”  

Wilson Lee Flores of The Philippine Star quoted "She is a breath of fresh air in terms of wholesome image, humility, real talent and source of good news for the Philippine entertainment industry". In 2005, Geronimo was awarded with "Pinoy Wannabe Awardee", a prestigious Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards given to a celebrity whom kids consider as their role model.

Geronimo however admitted it’s not always easy protecting that image especially since everyone looks up to her as a role model for young people. She said “It’s a bit hard although I’d like to become a role model. 





24/SG Concert


















Record Breaking Concert

















With Iyaz










1 comment:

  1. Sarah is very pretty and bubbly. Indeed one of the most liked female celebrity of today. I am looking forward of her movie with Piolo - The Breakup Playlist. I wanted to cover the movie's OST but I don't sing well. I am sharing the lyrics & chords instead. :) Good day ahead :D
    Paano Ba Ang Magmahal Lyrics and Chords

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