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.
Full Name: Julie Anne Peñaflorida San Jose
Birthday: May 17, 1994 (25 years old)
Origin: Quezon City, Philippines
Education: AB Communication Arts, Angelicum College Quezon City Batch 2016
Acts: Musician, performer, writer, composer, recording artist, actress, model, and product endorser
Labels: GMA Artist Center (since 2005) & Universal Records (since 2017)
Most Popular Projects as of 2019:
Full Timeline of Julie Anne San Jose’s Career Milestones:
|Julie Anne San Jose||Studio album||GMA Music||2012||PARI: Diamond record award|
|I’ll Be There||Single||GMA Music||2012||PARI: Quadruple platinum award
MYX Music Awards 2013: Favorite Mellow Video
Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office Entertainment 2012 Awards: Most Promising Singer
USTv Awards 2012: Best Local Video Artist
|Enough||Single||GMA Music||2012||Awit Awards 2013: Best R&B|
|Pagbangon||Single||GMA Music||2012||Catholic Mass Media Awards 2014: Best Secular Song”|
|Bakit Ngayon||Single||GMA Music||2013||Yahoo Philippines OMG! Award 2014: Song of the Year|
|Deeper||Studio album||GMA Music||2014||PARI: Triple platinum award
Awit Awards 2015: Best-selling Album of the Year
|Right Where You Belong||Single||GMA Music||2015||MYX Music Awards 2015: Best Mellow Video|
|Forever||Extended play||Vim Entertainment||2015||PARI: Gold record award|
|Tidal Wave||Single||Vim Entertainment||2015||The Global Sound 2017 International Song Contest in Australia: Silver Global Sound Award|
|Chasing the Light||Studio album||GMA Music||2016|
|Breakthrough||Extended play||Universal Records||2018||Inside Showbiz Awards 2019: Favorite Album
Awit Awards 2019: Favorite Album
|Your Song||Single||Universal Records||2018||Wish Music Awards 2019: Bronze Wishclusive Elite Circle Award|
|Down For Me (ft. Fern)||Single||Universal Records||2018||Wish Music Award 2019: Urban Song of the Year
Awit Awards 2019: Favorite Collaboration
|Isang Gabi (produced by Rico Blanco)||Single||Universal Records||2019|
|SugarPop||Studio album||Sony BMG Philippines||2007||PARI: Gold record award|
|SugarPop (Repackaged)||Studio album||Sony BMG Philippines||2008|
|Tween Academy Class of 2012||Soundtrack||GMA Music||2011|
|GMA Records’ #1 Hits||Compilation||GMA Music||2013|
|BEAUTY AND THE MUSIC Vol. 1||Compilation||GMA Music||2013|
|PERS LAB: GMA Collection Series||Compilation||GMA Music||2013|
|Julie Anne San Jose: The Anthology Vol. 1||Compilation||GMA Music||2017|
|Julie Anne San Jose: The Anthology Vol. 2||Compilation||GMA Music||2017|
|My Guitar Princess||Soundtrack||GMA Music||2018|
|Awit at Laro||Compilation||Star Music||2018|
|Dedma (with Abra)||Single||GMA Music||2014||Awit Award 2015: Best Rap/Hiphop Recording|
|Cruisin (with Christian Bautista)||Single||Universal Records||2014|
|Maleta (Gloc-9)||Single||Universal Records||2019|
|Spread the Love, Live!||April 10, 2011||Stone House Hotel, Quezon City||Philippines|
|From The Heart in Cebu||February 18, 2012||Hard Rock Cafe||Philippines|
|Julie Anne San Jose: Thanksgiving Concert||May 16, 2012||Hard Rock Cafe||Philippines|
|Julie Anne: It’s My Time! (1st Major Concert)||May 11, 2013||Music Museum||Philippines|
|JAPS Live in L.A.!||May 25, 2013||Beyond the Stars Palace||United States|
|JAPS Live in Edna’s Ichiban||June 7, 2013||120 Hazewood Drive, San Francsico||United States|
|Hologram||December 13, 2014||Mall of Asia Arena||Philippines|
|JAPS Live in San Francisco!||May 22, 2015||Fort McKinley, San Francisco||United States|
|JAPS Live in Bacolod!||March 5, 2016||SMX Convention Center||Philippines|
|In Control! (10th Anniversary Concert)||May 14, 2016||Kia Theatre||Philippines|
|#JULIE||January 27, 2018||Music Museum||Philippines|
|Julie Sings the Divas||July 20, 2019||The Theatre at Solaire||Philippines|
|Beyond Limits||Jonalyn Viray, Frencheska Farr||September 3, 2011||Music Museum||Philippines|
|Proud To Be Pinoy! (Pre-Valentine Concert)||Maja Salvador, Derek Ramsay, Melai Cantiveros||February 3, 2012||Dubai||United Arab Emirates|
|When Julie Anne Meets Christian||Christian Bautista||November 11, 2016||Kia Theatre||Philippines|
|3 Stars, 1 Heart in Cebu||Regine Velasquez, Christian Bautista||January 20, 2018||Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino||Philippines|
|3 Stars, 1 Heart in Dagupan||Regine Velasquez, Christian Bautista||April 14, 2018||CSI Stadium||Philippines|
|3 Stars, 1 heart in Dubai||Regine Velasquez, Christian Bautista||June 16, 2018||Dubai World Trade Centre||United Arab Emirates|
|The Sweetheart and The Balladeer: Fun Night Only! In Iloilo||Christian Bautista||January 27, 2019||Iloilo Convention Center||Philippines|
|The Sweetheart and The Balladeer: Fun Night Only! In CDeO||Christian Bautista||July 6, 2019||Limketkai Center||Philippines|
|David Archuleta Live in Manila! (Front Act)||David Archuleta||July 18, 2011||Araneta Coliseum||Philippines|
|Manny, Many Prizes||Manny Pacquiao||September 16, 2012||Universal Amphitheatre||United States|
|Let My Fire Out||Frencheska Farr||October 16, 2014||Teatrino||Philippines|
|Ang Kwento ng Makata||Gloc 9||October 31, 2015||Music Museum||Philippines|
|Oh Boy! Concert||Aljur Abrenica, Derrick Monasterio, Jake Vargas, Rocco Nacino||Sepetember 23, 2016||Music Museum||Philippines|
|Globe: Disney Princess, I Dare to Dream Concert!||Lea Salong, KC Concepcion, Morissette Amon, Sam Concepcion, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Tippy Dos Santos, Aicelle Santos||March 22, 2017||Mall of Asia Arena||Philippines|
|R3.0 (30th Anniversary Concert)||Regine Velasquez||October 21, 2017||Mall of Asia Arena||Philippines|
|Kami ang EXB||Ex Batallion||July 14, 2018||Ynares Sports Arena||Philippines|
|JBK (Just Be Kind): A Charity Concert||JBK||March 29, 2019||Music Museum||Philippines|
|Ai HEART RCBN Concert||AiAi Delas Alas||June 24, 2019||MAraneta Coliseum||Philippines|
Julie Anne San Jose’s Filmography
|SOP||Herself/ Co-Host/ Performer||GMA Network||2006-2010|
|Party Pilipinas||Herself/ Co-Host/ Performer||GMA Network||2010-2013|
|Sunday All Stars||Herself/ Co-Host/ Performer||GMA Network||2013-2015|
|Marian||Herself/ Segment Co-Host/ Performer||GMA Network||2014|
|Sunday PinaSaya||Herself/ Host/ Performer||GMA Network||2015-Present|
|Studio 7||Herself/ Host/ Performer||GMA Network||2018-Present|
|The Clash (Season 2)||Herself/ Host||GMA Network||2019|
|Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan||Claudette Medrano||GMA Network||2008|
|Andres de Saya||Lizzy||GMA Network||2011|
|Daldalita||Marga De Leon||GMA Network||2012|
|Tween Hearts||Mira||GMA Network||2012|
|Together Forever||Antoinette “Toyang” Escueta||GMA Network||2012|
|Kahit Nasaan Ka Man||Pauleen “Pau”Gomez||GMA Network||2013|
|Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay Na Kwento||Nicollete “Nikki” Villamil||GMA Network||2013-2019|
|Buena Familia||Darling Buena||GMA Network||2015-2016|
|Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa||Santina “Tina” Marquez||GMA Network||2017|
|My Guitar Princess||Celina Raymundo||GMA Network||2018|
|Barangay 143||Vicky (voice)||GMA Network||2018-2019|
|Planet Q||Herself/ Host||GMA News TV||2007-2008|
|Day Off||Herself/ Host||GMA News TV||2015-2016|
TV Specials/ Guestings
|Maynila: Victims of Love (with Elmo Magalona)||Tracy||GMA Network||2010|
|Maynila: Kaninong Puso (with Marlo Mortel)||Jade||GMA Network||2011|
|Maynila: Tunay na Pag-ibig (with Alden Richards)||Paula||GMA Network||2013|
|Maynila: One Pure Love (with Benjamin Alves)||Ninay||GMA Network||2013|
|Maynila: Haunted House of Love (with Mark Herras)||Mela||GMA Network||2013|
|Maynila: Hate You, Love You (with Jeric Gonzales)||Danica||GMA Network||2013|
|Maynila: Music and Miracles (with Jhake Vargas)||Saree||GMA Network||2013|
|Maynila: Love Radar (with Enzo Pineda)||Cozy||GMA Network||2014|
|Wish Ko Lang||Bernadeth Corpuz||GMA Network||2015|
|Magpakailanman: I Will Follow You (Jon and Jelay Story)
(with Jhake Vargas)
|Jelay Andres||GMA Network||2017|
|Dear Uge: I Hate este Heart Philippines (with Ivan Dorschner)||Love||GMA Network||2017|
|Dear Uge: Cory Koreano (with Gil Cuerva)||Cory||GMA Network||2018|
|Wish Ko Lang: Operation Will You Marry Me? (with Gil Cuerva)||Kristine||GMA Network||2018|
|Maynila: U R My Fortune (with Gil Cuerva)||Strawberry||GMA Network||2018|
|Dear Uge: Dancing in Tandem (with Rayver Cruz)||Rica||GMA Network||2019|
|Tween Academy: Class of 2012||Herself||GMA Pictures||2012|
|My Kontrabida Girl||Cameo||GMA Pictures||2012|
|Just One Summer||Maria Bettina “Beto” Reyes Salazar||GMA Pictures||2012|
|Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2||Stacey||GMA Pictures||2014|