華納唱片 大衛福斯特力薦 菲律賓女歌手 Charice – 首張同名專輯國際版 (Deluxe Version)
Charice Pempengco是一位因 Youtube 而成名，迅速走向國際的女歌手。
Charice的母親和姨媽都是歌手，她父親在她3歲時發生家庭暴力，她 4 歲起，和她弟弟一同開始跟她們學習唱歌。即使她從沒有受過正統樂理、聲學訓練，她歌技絕對超越一般人水準。而為了負擔部份生計，她由 7 歲開始參加勒官那省大小歌唱比賽——她曾表示自己參加了超過 80 個歌唱比賽，表演經驗實在與年齡不成正比。
Release Date： 2010/5/7
01. Pyramid (feat. Iyaz)
03. In This Song
04. Nobody’s Singin’ To Me
05. Thank You
06. I Love You
07. In Love So Deep
08. All That I Need To Survive
10. The Truth Is
11. Did It For You
12. Note To God
13. Breathe You Out
14. Are We Over
2005 年，她參加過菲律賓最大電視臺 ABS-CBN 的 Little Big Star 比賽（類似“全美偶像大賽”的節目），雖然在最後一回得到最高分，但只得到比賽第三名。後來，雖然也在菲律賓廣告亮相，但慢慢沉靜下來。
2007 年，她應邀到韓國表演比賽節目“Star King”，表演一鳴驚人，當晚演出迅速經 Youtube 傳播，點擊數逾百萬人次。美國音樂人Ellen DeGeneres 在 Youtube 上看到charice的表演，邀Charice到她主持的 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 表演，她也慢慢得到美國方面音樂人的注意。
在美國作了幾次表演後，2008 年她獲得 David Foster賞識。David Foster 先後為 比吉斯、麥可傑克遜、麥當娜、惠特尼休士頓、席琳狄翁、瑪麗亞凱莉、肯尼吉 等當製作人，可說是美國樂壇其中一位教父。他認同Charice的才華，迅速與她簽約，並把她看成明日之星。
David Foster不斷在不同公開場合推廣Charice，為她推出首張大碟以及她提供表演機會。在 2009 奧斯卡金像獎的禮後舞會中，David Foster是這樣介紹她出場︰“她今年16 歲。她會是你所能遇見其中一個最有才華的歌手！今晚，你將見證歷史，因為一年之後，她會成為地球上其中一個最偉大的歌星——我百分之百肯定。”
Charice releases her promo video for the May 11th debut of her first international Album.
Charice’s self-titled debut CD includes her single, “Pyramid” featuring labelmate Iyaz (who recently spent four weeks at #1 with his international smash hit, “Replay”).
The haunting and emotionally charged single “Note To God” was produced by the legendary David Foster and written by Grammy winner, Diane Warren. Charice performed the song as part of a special Oprah episode marking the finale of “Oprah’s Search for the World’s Smartest and Most Talented Kids”.
On first glance, Charice (Pempengco) looks like any other teenager: pretty, petite, filled with energy and a wide and engaging smile. But when the sweet-faced 17-year old opens her mouth to sing – with a profound, rich and soaring 10 decibel voice from every inch of her 5 feet 1 inch body – the audience quite literally gasps. And as 13 million hits on YouTube tell us, that audience is growing at a staggering pace. As Oprah Winfrey said during a recent Charice performance on her show, “You are a force to be reckoned with. That voice comes from something bigger than yourself. You’re pulling it up out of some place deeper than your little body.” Producer David Foster concurred and instantly signed Charice to his 143/Reprise Records.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Charice is no newcomer to the stage. Her talent was discovered at age 4 when her mother, a singer herself, noticed her daughter’s loud, rather enthusiastic version of “Happy Birthday” and decided to teach her proper vocal technique. By age 7, Charice was competing in local contests and belting out songs by Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion.
In 2007, a web-savvy fan began posting a series of Charice’s performances on YouTube. These included her performances of “I Will Always Love You” and “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from the “Dreamgirls” soundtrack – both of which were broadcast on the Filipino talent show Little Big Star. That led to a performance on the popular South Korean talent show Star King. Once that appeared on YouTube, she became an authentic internet sensation. Charice soon attracted the attention of American TV shows and appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Several months later, she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show bringing Oprah and the audience to tears when she sang.
Enter 15-time Grammy winning producer David Foster who invited Charice to perform on his David Foster and Friends PBS Show at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas alongside such star studded names as Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Katharine McPhee and Josh Groban. When the David Foster and Friends show returned to the Mandalay Bay this spring, Charice received no less than six standing ovations. In between the two Vegas appearances, Charice went on to perform with Andrea Bocelli (“The Prayer”) in Tuscany and Celine Dion at her Madison Square Garden show in New York City. “It was a dream come true. She’s my idol. I felt like the luckiest kid in the world,” confessed Charice in People Magazine on her experience performing on Celine Dion’s stage.
Charice also made two subsequent appearances on Oprah Winfrey. Her most recent one included a heart stopping song by multi-Grammy winning songwriter Diane Warren which became an instant Top 10 hit on iTunes. Charice also has a featured role in the new “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movie.
Currently recording her debut CD in Los Angeles which is scheduled for a late fall release, Charice is also joining the David Foster & Friends national tour which begins in Chicago on October 21st. Next stop for Charice? “I want to sing AND dance with Justin Timberlake,” she laughed. Her 13 million fans would certainly look forward to seeing that.