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 Pacific Island solo singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
She debuted her first internationally released single, "Note to God", written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster. The single was made available for digital download on the same day and debuted at #24 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, #44 on the Billboard Hot 100, #9 on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles chart and #35 on the Canadian Hot 100.
Crossing over to acting on television, she joined the cast of TV series Glee as Sunshine Corazon and signed on to be one of the four judges of the Philippine version of The X Factor, which began airing on ABS-CBN.
In 2013, Charice confirmed that she is a lesbian during an interview with Boy Abunda at The Buzz in the Philippines. She also mentioned that she has had past relationships with other girls in the industry. Nine months later, in March of 2014, Charice debuted her new "boyish" look of a much shorter hair cut and more tattoos. In a 2014 interview with Talk Show Host & Media Queen Oprah Winfrey, Charice stated that she was attracted to girls since her early childhood and that, "basically, my soul is male", even though she wouldn't physically become a man through gender transition.
In 2016 Charice won the Outmusic Award for Best Pop Song among various prestigious awards and recognition. READ MORE
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