The International singing sensation Charice Pemepengco is now a certified gold record icon in Japan. Her self-titled hit album was released last July 7, 2010 and sold more than a thousand copies a week after its first release.
The Japan edition of the album contains the song Crescent Moon, an English rendition of the hit Japanese song “Mikazuki” by Japan’s popular pop singer Ayaka. The singer tweeted “Chyeaa! My Album “Charice” is now certified GOLD in Japan! Thank you so much for the support!!! Japan, thank you so much ,” after she received her gold record award.
This 18-year old singing sensation started her career from her homeland The Philippines by joining singing competitions to help her single mother in earning money for a living. Her performances in the competitions she joined in were posted on YouTube by her fans and gained millions of hits. This made her way to be noticed in the Asian region and later on brought her to a popular Korean show Star King.
Her strong and powerful voice paired with an amazing character got her to other US hit shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. After guesting, her career moved forward and started to grow. She has then performed with big stars like Celine Dion, Josh Groban and David Foster. She is also known as Oprah’s favorite, giving her a ‘Most Talented Kid in the World’ title.
She was also recently hailed as Icon of Tomorrow by J-14 magazine, the top teen celebrity magazine in America. She won over the other top U.S. teen stars. Her mother’s effort in campaigning her daughter together with the Charice Internet Army is said to be one of the biggest factor of her winning the award.
The international song writer and artist, Ne-Yo also expressed his interest in collaborating with Charice when they got to talk at the backstage during one of their concerts in America. Ne-Yo is the man behind the songs “Irreplaceable” of Beyonce and “Take A Bow” of Rihanna. It would be so awesome if he writes a song to be sang by Charice in the future.
Charice is also to sing on NBC’s 13th Annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special that will be held on November 30 (8-9pm ET/PT) in New York City. The star-studded holiday special will feature performances by Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey, Charice, Sheryl Crow, Jackie Evancho, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Simpson and The Radio City Rockettes with a mix of current hits and holiday classics.