Regine Velasquez


Not only is she a talented, award-winning singer, but she is very beautiful as well. A mention of her name is usually followed by panting and perspiration. Almost anyone who has lived in the Asian subcontinent over the past 10 to 15 years will have heard of Regine Velasquez.

She is to Asia what Jennifer Lopez is to Americans, a stunner, multi talented singer, and performer. She has been appropriately called Asia’s songbird, a fact, which can be attributed to her vast repertoire of work including albums such as Drawn, R2K, and Nineteen 90. All these albums have been smash hits, and her vocal talent is widely revered in her home country and neighboring countries as well.

Born Regine Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez into a loving and supportive family on 22 April 1970 in Manila, her gift for singing was recognized by her parents at an early age. Regine was enrolled in local and national level singing contents and though she didn’t win every one of these contests she did perform very well.

 No matter what I do or say
If it’s what you want
It’s what I want
I want what’s best for you
And if there’s something else
That your looking for
I’ll be the first to help you try
Believe me when I say It’s hard to say goodbye

- Its Hard To Say Goodbye, Regine Velasque

Regine is a trained singer with tremendous lungpower, a fact that has been proven in many of her songs and collaborations with other International artists of repute. She can boast of having participated in over 200 contests and having won 67 of them. One such contest was the Bagong Kampeon Competition, where Regine sang In Your Eyes and delivered, what is still considered as her best performance of her life and won the award. Soon she was flying high on the wave of success and was signed for her maiden single.

Her first single wasn’t much of success, though this in no way affected her celebrity. In 1987, she was invited to appear on a local talk show for a live performance and interview. Here she met Ronnie Henares, who was highly influential in the Asian music industry. Impressed by young Regina’s talent, Henares agreed to become her manager, and helped Regine released her first self-titled album the same year. The album was a commercial and critical success.

Soon after there was no stopping Regine and since then she has gone on to release several multi-platinum albums such as Drawn, R2K, and Regine Live! Today, Regine has achieved success, fame, power, wealth, and many accolades. However, she still needs to gain celebrity status in the international music arena, but considering her talent, it is not an impossibility!{mos_ri}

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