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.
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.
Julie Anne San Jose chooses not to feel pressured about GMA-7’s new variety program, All-Out Sundays, where she serves as one of the frontliners.
All-Out Sundays aired its pilot episode yesterday, January 5, 2020. It replaced the comedy-variety show Sunday PinaSaya, where Julie also served as one of the co-hosts.
Sunday PinaSaya, produced by APT Entertainment, ran for four years in GMA-7’s Sunday noontime slot.
According to ratings provider AGB Nielsen, Sunday PinaSaya registered high ratings against its rival program, ASAP Natin ‘To, during its run.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Julie gets asked if she feels pressured to match the ratings of All-Out Sundays‘s predecessor and compete against ABS-CBN’s ASAP Natin ‘To, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Julie Anne answers with a laugh, “For me, personally, I don’t feel any pressure right now! Hahaha!
“Kidding aside, instead of focusing doon sa pressure, I just feel like having fun kasi when you put too much pressure on something, mas hindi nagiging maganda yung kinakalabasan.”
Right now, Julie prefers to focus on making sure that All-Out Sundays brings entertainment and joy to viewers.
“Kumbaga, di naman sa ayaw kong ma-feel yung pressure. Of course, merong pressure, but I don’t feel the need to focus on that: feeling that pressure.
“Kasi at the end of the day, iisa lang naman ang goal naming lahat, makapag-entertain, mapasaya mga tao every Sunday.
“Parang instead of thinking about it too much, overthinking mga ratings, blah blah blah… may competition naman talaga sa industry, but at the end of the day, kung ano yung makakapagpasaya sa audience talaga.
“Ako kasi, madali ako mahawa sa energy ng mga tao, like once na alam ko na masaya ang mga tao doon sa show, mas gaganahan kami to perform better.
“And then, in case naman hindi sila ganahan, di nila nagustuhan ang show, marami pa namang paraan para bumawi, mas mapaganda pa yung show.
“Lahat naman kami, hindi lang naman kami parang we have to think about the ratings or whatever. We focus on the quality of the show, the content.”
PEP.ph spoke to Julie Anne during a press interview after the live telecast of All-Out Sundays‘s pilot episode yesterday, January 5, at GMA Network Center.
According to AGB Nielsen, All-Out Sundays won in the ratings game against its rival program, ASAP Natin ‘To.
All-Out Sundays registered a TV rating of 6.1% while ASAP Natin ‘To got a rating of 5.7%.
As early as now, Julie Anne is ready to hear people’s comments about All-Out Sundays.
These might include comparisons to the now defunct Sunday PinaSaya because All-Out Sundays also features comedy-musical skits.
Some people might also compare it to the Kapamilya show, ASAP Natin ‘To, because of its musical production numbers.
Julie Anne says about this, “Hindi naman po talaga maiiwasan magkaroon ng comparison or magkaroon ng sasabihin ang ibang tao, hindi po talaga natin maiiwasan yun.
“Lahat po tayo, entitled sa mga opinions natin, di ba? It’s just how we say it to the person or the people na nasa show mismo o nandon sa project na yun mismo.”
Julie Anne, along with the show’s cast and staff members, are also open to criticisms and suggestions.
“Kami naman, since we’re just starting, open naman kami sa suggestions. Criticisms, open din kami diyan.
“We’re trying our very very best to be open-minded about everything kasi yun nga po, since start pa lang ng show, parang madami pa rin kaming pwedeng gawin, marami pang pwedeng mai-offer sa show.
“Hindi naman siya like just because gusto namin ito, hindi namin papakinggan ito.
“We’re very open and people can make their suggestions naman externally. Internally, may mga brainstormers naman and yun nga, yung production mismo, sila nag-iinsist, ‘Ano gusto niyong gawin, just tell us, let us know kung ano mga gusto niyo gawin para sa show.’
“And I think it’s a healthy relationship within all of us kasi parang hindi na rin bago yung tingin namin sa isa’t isa dahil magkakakilala naman kami.”
Now that All-Out Sundays mixes the comedy and musical variety formats, Julie Anne is looking forward to the production numbers that she and her fellow co-hosts will do in the program.
The singer-actress says, “Marami pa akong gustong gawin, e. Kailangan lang talaga naming pag-isipan kung ano pa yung pwede naming gawin.”
Apart from Julie Anne, the performers who are also part of All-Out Sundays are: Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, Aicelle Santos, Glaiza de Castro, Gabbi Garcia, Derrick Monasterio, Kyline Alcantara, Ken Chan, Rita Daniela, and Alden Richards.
The Clash Season 1 and Season 2 finalists Golden Canedo, Jong Madaliday, Garrett Bolden, Thea Astley, Jeniffer Maravilla, Antoinette Tismo, Nef Medina, and Jeremiah Tiangco also perform in this Kapuso show.
One of the show’s production numbers features the singers performing popular hits with a twist in musical arrangement.
For instance, Julie Anne performed a rap song that was arranged to become a ballad.
According to Julie Anne, the number was inspired by The Clash finalist Jeniffer Maravilla, who is also a part of All-Out Sundays.
During The Clash, Jeniffer used to perform novelty hits such as “Boom Tarat Tarat” and “Hayaan Mo Sila” with a ballad arrangement.
Julie Anne says, “Nakakatuwa, kasi si Jeniffer, during The Clash, she’s known for doing a rendition na mga ballad, birit songs ng mga novelty songs, hindi usual.
“Sabi namin, ‘Tara, kuha tayo ng inspiration kay Jeniffer.’
“And then, it was a good experience, bagong experience siya for us kasi we don’t usually sing songs na ganun yung areglo.
“So kami, napapaisip din kami, may rap song tapos biglang lalagyan ng tono.
“Every episode, palaging may bago kaming gustong iinput sa number na gagawin namin which also excites us very much. Ako, I’m challenged.”
PEP.ph reminds Julie Anne of their production numbers in the defunct variety show Party Pilipinas, wherein they would sing while wearing a harness or doing other stunts.
Is she open to doing that in All-Out Sundays?
Julie Anne answers with a smile, “May mga harness harness, ganun? Ayos! Why not, di ba?”
Source: https://www.pep.ph/guide/tv/148526/is-julie-anne-san-jose-pressured-about-all-out-sundays-matching-the-ratings-of-sunday-pinasaya-asap-a724-20200106-lfrm by James Patrick Anarcon January 6, 2020