Legal name: Charice Pempengco (Performs as 'Charice')
Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco (born May 10, 1992 in Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines), popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. Dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as "the most talented girl in the world", she released her first international studio album Charice in 2010. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number eight, making Charice the first Asian solo singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Her single "Pyramid", featuring singer Iyaz, is her most successful single to date. It charted within the Top 40 in a number of countries after its debut on The Oprah Winfrey Show where Charice sang live vocals. Crossing over to acting on television, she joined the cast of TV series Glee as Sunshine Corazon. She released "Before It Explodes", written by Bruno Mars, as the lead single from her second international studio album, Infinity.
In March 2012, she signed on to be one of the four judges of the Philippine version of The X Factor, which began airing on ABS-CBN in June.
In May 2015, she reunited with her former mentor David Foster by performing her version of Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down" in Asia's Got Talent.
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- ^ "WATCH: Charice Pempengco reunites with David Foster on Asia’s Got Talent stage". Retrieved July 21, 2015.