Jed Madela

Biography

Jed Madela is a singer known for his soulful renditions of the songs “How Can I Fall,” “The Past,” “The Search Is Over,” and “Love Always Finds a Way.” As part of ABS-CBN’s weekly noontime variety show ASAP, Jed sings with Sarah Geronimo , Christian Bautista , Rachelle Anne Go , Mark Bautista , Erick Santos , Sheryn Regis , Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Gary Valenciano .
Jed was born on July 14, 1980 in the province of Iloilo. He was catapulted to fame in 2005 after winning the grand prize in the World Championships of Performing Arts, defeating more than 3,000 contestants from 52 countries. The competition was dubbed the Olympics for performing artists.

For his performances, Jed brought home two Champion of the World plaques, one Star Trophy as Grand Champion of the World in the Singing Division, and the coveted Diamond Trophy as the Grand Champion Performer of the World.

He grabbed the first prize in the pop category with the song “I’m Your Angel. “His interpretation of Martin Nievera’s “Be My Lady” earned him another gold for an original song (a composition from the singer’s home country). He sang “Home” and won the top prize under the Broadway category; for Gospel, he sang “Take Me Out of the Dark.”

Jed and Risa Navales got gold medals under the Pop Duet category with their rendition of “Last Night of the World,” one of the hit songs of the musical Miss Saigon. He became the grand champion after wowing the judges and the crowd with his version of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.”

Unknown to many, Jed has already won an international singing competition before his success at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood. He garnered a silver medal in the 2003 Voice of Asia contest and was crowned the Best Male Singer in the 2002 Voice of Asia.

This homegrown tenor has already released three successful albums. The first one was in 2003 entitled I’ll Be Around under Universal Records. The album has 10 tracks, which boasts of the hit song “Let Me Love You” and other songs composed and produced by Jimmy Antiporda, Vehnee Saturno, and Ogie Alcasid. His second 17-track album, Songs Rediscovered, was released in 2004 under Universal Records. The album, which includes Jed’s interpretation of “How Can I Fall” and “The Past, “received great reviews and radio airplay. And his third album, Only Human, was released in late May 2007 also under Universal Records. The 17 track-album includes duets with Gary Valenciano for the song “Hard Habit to Break” and Rachelle Ann Go for “Narito.”

He has also released a Christmas album entitled The Voice of Christmas in 2007 with 13 renditions of classic yuletide songs like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Give Love on Christmas Day, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “White Christmas.” It also includes his version of the Jose Mari Chan classic “A Perfect Christmas” and his duet with Regine Velasquez for the song “My Grown Up Christmas List.”
Jed will return to the 2008 World Championships of Performing Arts as a judge. It is a little known fact that Jed likes to draw and paint; he reportedly designs the backdrop and stage set of his concerts and even his home and garden. His loyal fan base, The Tribe of Jed, has a blog dedicated to him.
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