Regine Velasquez

Music of the Philippines, Musical Artist

1970 –

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Who is Regine Velasquez?

Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez - Alcasid, known as Regine Velasquez, is a Filipina recording artist and actress. She dubbed as the " Asia's Songbird " and she was hailed by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry as the Philippines' Best-Selling Artist of All Time with 7 million albums sold in Philippines and 1.5 million in Asia.

She won the Grand Prize at the 1989 Asia Pacific Singing Contest in Hong Kong, and is known for possessing an extensive vocal range.

Velasquez is the first Asian artist to stage a solo concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York, as part of Carnegie Hall's centennial-year concert series.

In 1994, Polygram Records produced her first Asia-released album, Listen Without Prejudice. It is considered as Velasquez' most successful album to date, selling more than 700,000 copies in Asia. The album has sold over 100,000 units in the Philippines, 300,000 units in China and 20,000 in Thailand.

She has performed and collaborated with other international artists such as Paul Anka, David Hasselhoff, 98 Degrees, Alicia Keys, Brian McKnight, Mandy Moore, Ronan Keating, Stephen Bishop, Jim Brickman, Peabo Bryson, Jeffrey Osborne, Dave Koz, Grasshopper, Coco Lee, Michel Legrand, David Pomeranz, Eduardo Capetillo, Fernando Carrillo, David Archuleta, Russell Watson and Singaporean vocal band Skritch.

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Born
Apr 22, 1970
Tondo
Also known as
  • Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez
  • Regz
  • Asia's songbird
  • Chona
  • Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez-Alcasid
  • Regine Velasquez-Alcasid
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Nationality
  • Philippines
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Lived in
  • Bulacan
  • Manila

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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