Regine Velasquez

Active - 1970 - 2001  |   Born - Apr 22, 1970 in Manila, Philippines  |   Genres - Children's/Family, Romance

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  • Being a dyslexic kid, coping with school work was always a challenge for her.
  • Her training started at the age of 7 when her father used to take her for a swim in the ocean and asked her to sing while swimming.
  • First appeared on television as a guest on the variety show Penthouse Live in 1986.
  • Released her self-titled debut album in 1987.
  • Made her movie debut with The Untouchable Family (1988)
  • Affectionately nicknamed Asia's Songbird after she won the Asia-Pacific Singing Contest in 1989.
  • Hailed as the best-selling artist of all time by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry for her multi-platinum selling albums.
  • In 2002, was named as a UNICEF ambassador for Asia.
  • Joined other celebrities in donating more than P 300,000 for the typhoon Ondoy victims in 2009.
  • In 2010, she was included in FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest Women in the World list at no.8 spot.
  • Along with Universal Records, donated P 500,000 to the Philippine Red Cross in 2013.