Upon its release, the track debuted at #1 on the iTunes Philippines all-genre chart, another record for Julie’s book, with her previous releases “Regrets,” “Breakthrough” album and it’s singles (“Tayong Dalawa” and “Nothing Left”) sharing the same success. The two artists were also featured as the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday Philippines playlist.
Produced and written by OPM rock icon Rico Blanco, the track brings Julie into the shoes of the “third party” in someone else’s relationship, as it explores themes of forbidden love and longing for someone you can’t have. Aside from the unique point of view the singer-songwriter puts herself in for the first time, the music it is set to brings forth a unique mix of musical styles — featuring the Pinoy jukebox style of hugot, and putting some modern synth elements as well, resulting into a fresh yet familiar sound audiences would relate to.
Coming from a year of breakthroughs and heartaches, singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose returns with a brand new single that signifies a new chapter in her life.
Julie’s first album under Universal Records, “Breakthrough” broke the boundaries, with her change of sound and approach to her music. All of its singles (Nothing Left, Tayong Dalawa, Down For Me) and the album itself reached the top of the iTunes charts during their first day of release, with the song “Your Song (My One and Only)” also reaching 9 million streams and counting on Spotify.
This year, Julie is set to continue her stride with the release of her newest composition “Regrets.” The emotional song is a reflection of her experiences from the past year, may it be about her career or personal life.
Minutes after its release, the new single already reached the top spot on the iTunes Philippines All Genre and Pop Charts, continuing her streak of #1 hit singles, joining the likes of K-Pop groups BTS and Blackpink on top of the charts.
Breakthrough is Julie’s first album under Universal Records where she explores a different genre of music unheard from her previous releases. Prior to its release, the album’s featured singles ‘Nothing Left‘, her rendition of the Parokya ni Edgar classic ‘Your Song (My One and Only),’ her original song ‘Tayong Dalawa‘ and ‘Down for Me (featuring Fern.)’ all topped various charts as well.
My Guitar Princess is a 2018 Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Nick Olanka, it stars Julie Anne San Jose, Gil Cuerva and Kiko Estrada. It premiered on May 7, 2018, replacing Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw on the network’s noontime line up and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on July 13, 2018 with a total of 50 episodes.
Celina (played by Julie), a daughter of a house help became famous online as the “Guitar Princess”. Her mother was a former singer and was an employee of the Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines who had a Filipino wife and a son, Elton – Celina’s childhood friend. They will eventually meet again, when Elton comes across a video of the Guitar Princess and instantly becomes a fan.
Here are the songs on the viral videos of the Guitar Princess. Listen to the full songs available on:
Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose has released a new album under GMA Records entitled, Chasing The Light. Even before the release of the album, her carrier single and one of several she penned in the album, “Naririnig Mo Ba”, has already topped the iTunes charts after its digital release in June. The song is about faith in love and the hope of feeling in love again, which anyone can relate to.
According to the Kapuso singer-actress, her album is closely similar to her recently released EP, Forever.
“Chasing The Light is more mature in the way na nag-evolve ‘yung genre. It’s different, kasi yung nauna kong albums with GMA Records, parang medyo ballad. I think my fans and I are on the same page when it comes to the kind of music I would make. I think they will like the album just how they liked my EPs,” Julie Anne relates.
Her latest album consists of several original songs and a revival, with Julie Anne’s writing the lyrics for two songs. She also collaborated with international rapper C-Tru, who has high regard for the Kapuso star’s talent. “As a Filipino-American with deep roots in the Philippines, it is an honor to collaborate with talented local artists such as Julie Anne. It’s amazing to be able to connect the Filipino culture here in the U.S. with my kababayan back home through the universal language of music,” C-Tru claims.
This single revolves around an important social issue that rarely gets heard in the radio airwaves these days–and that is the alarming increase of crime happening every single day in our country. This said growing concern was brilliantly addressed in “Dedma.” Anyone can relate with the topic discussed in this single as it would seem that criminals have become so brazen that it does not matter if you are young or old, rich or poor, they just don’t give a damn. For them everyone is fair game as long as they get what they want.
As citizens of the Philippines, we are all “witness” to these heinous criminal acts happening at a disturbing rate each time we tune in to the news, whether it is by watching television, scanning websites, and reading broadsheets. In fact, it has become so bad that almost every single one of us knows someone or is related to a person who has become a victim of crime in one way or another.
It is worth mentioning that Julie Anne San Jose and Abra composed “Dedma.” I can tell this joint effort was planned out in a relatively short amount of time given their own busy schedules. However, that they themselves were the songwriters for “Dedma” impressed me the most because as a music aficionado, I rely most on my sense of hearing. And when a song can get my full attention throughout its entire running time, then it is definitely well worth listening to.
Deeper is a good album. The prospects are good. It landed the No. 1 spot on iTunes on its first day of release last June 1. It is a light, varied pop collection that should easily please her fans. What I like most about it though is that Julie Anne shows herself to be an adept songwriter. This, I think, is the quality that distinguishes her from other girl singers today. She started out writing two songs in her first album — When You Said Goodbye and Baby You Are — and even arranged the latter. She did not arrange anything in Deeper but she did compose a lot of songs. In fact, half of the album are very well-written originals in both English and Filipino by Julie Anne.
In August 2012, she released her self-titled debut album which later on received numerous awards and is now a certified diamond record. Her single, “I’ll Be There” remains the only single certified double platinum, triple platinum and quadruple platinum by the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI).
In April 2011, Julie started to do UStreams for her fans with a different theme every time. It is a webcast where she performs songs based on the theme. Her viral video Superbass, that has reached 16 million views, is from one of her UStreams.
Listen to cover songs from Julie’s first SoundCloud account.
Kapuso artists are among the nominees for Star Awards for Music 2019.
Alden Richards and Christian Bautista are nominated for Male Recording Artist of the Year while Julie Anne San Jose is up for the Female Recording Artist of the Year award, and Album of the Year.
The Asia’s Pop Sweetheart is also nominated for Female Pop Artist of the Year along with other Kapuso nominees Rita Daniela and Kyline Alcantara.
Kyline and Alden are both nominated for Pop Album of the Year while The Clash 2018 grand champion Golden Cañedo is nominated for New Female Recording Artist of the Year along with Mirriam Manalo.
The Clash alumni Anthony Rosaldo, Garret Bolden, and Jong Madaliday are among the nominees for New Male Recording Artist of the Year. On the other hand, Nar Cabico is nominated for Music Video of the Year.
Here’s the full list of nominees released by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC).
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
1. Alon (Hale) Warner Music Philippines
2. Breakthrough (Julie Anne San Jose) Universal Records
3. Himig Handog 2018 (Various Artist) Star Music
4. Megastar (Sharon Cuneta) Star Music
5. Queen Of Soul (Jaya) Star Music
6. Sea Of Lights (Sponge Cola) Universal Records
7. Sentimental (True Faith) Star Music
8. Superhero (Jed Madela) Star Music
FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
1. Alex Gonzaga (Chambe) Star Music)
2. Jaya (Hanggang Dito Na Lang) Star Music
3. Jona (Ngayon at Kailanman) Star Music
4. Julie Ann San Jose (Tayong Dalawa) Universal Records
5. Juris (Say That You Love Me) Star Music
6. Moira dela Torre (Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko) Star Music
7. Regine Velasquez Alcasid (Ikaw Ang Aking Mahal) Star Music
8. Sharon Cuneta (Hanggang Dulo) Star Music
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
1. Bagong Umaga (Agsunta)
Director : Miko Pelino | Star Music
2. Filipina Girl (Billy Crawford feat. Marcus Davis & James Reid
Director: Kenneth Gabona | Viva Records
3. Gaga (Nar Cabico)
Director: (Nar Cabico and Nicco Manalo) GMA Music
4. Hindi Na Nga (This Band)
Director: Kiko Meily (Viva Records)
5. One More Heart (Suy Galvez)
Director: Frank Lloyd Mamaril | LST Music Production
6. Regrets (Julie Ann San Jose) Universal Records
Director: JC Echanes and Hush Magtoto
7. Sugarol (Maris Racal)
Director: John Leo D. Garcia | Star Music
8. This World For Us All (Aekaye)
Director: Dong Pilotos | LST Music Production
FEMALE POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
1. Alex Gonzaga (Chambe) Star Music
2. Janah Zaplan (‘Di Ko Na Kaya) Ivory Music
3. Julie Ann San Jose (Regrets) Universal Records)
4. Kylene Alcantara (Fake Love) GMA Music
5. Loisa Andalio (Sasabay sa Ulan) Star Music
6. Maris Racal (High Crush) Star Music
7. Rita Daniela (Florita) GMA Music
8. Sharlene San Pedro (Pa’no Ang Lahat) Ivory Music
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
1. Billy Crawford, Marcus Davis and James Reid (Filipina Girl) Viva Records
2. December Avenue and Moira Dela Torre (Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw) Tower of Doom Records
3. Erik Santos and Regine Velasquez (Pagbigyang Muli) Star Music
4. Ex-Battalion and Alden Richards (Superhero Mo) GMA Music
5. Fern and Julie Anne San Jose (Down For Me) Universal Records
6. Gloc 9 and Al James (Lagi) Universal Records
7. Iñigo Pascual and Maris Racal (Tayo Na ‘Di Tayo) Star Music
8. Kritiko and Kyla (Kababata) Star Music
Read more: https://www.gmanetwork.com/entertainment/showbiznews/news/56159/kapuso-artists-nominated-for-star-awards-for-music-2019/story
By Bianca Gelli
November 5, 2019