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’s voice has become a staple to Kapuso dramas and movies with her songs being part of its soundtrack Listen to some of them here.
* Pag-ibig Di Lumisan (Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa)
* Lets Do The HAHA Shake! Shake! (Sunday PinaSaya)
* Walang Iwanan (with Christian Bautista) (Follow Your Heart)
* You&Me (Because of You)
* Buhos Ng Pagmamahal (GMA Network Ulan Station ID)
* Magic Ng Pasko (GMA Network Christmas Station ID)
* If You Believe (Healing Hearts)
* Let The Love Begin (Let The Love Begin)
* Bagong Umaga (Strawberry Lane)
* Nasaan Ang Dating Tayo (Buena Familia)
* Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang (Future’s Choice)
* Bagong Umaga (for Strawberry Lane)
* Ikaw, Ako at Siya (for Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real)
* Right Where You Belong (for Master’s Sun)
* Sa Iyong Mundo (for Kambal Sirena)
* Deeper (for Tale of Arang)
* I’ll Be There (for Kahit Nasaan Ka Man)
* For Everything (for My Daughter Seoyun)
* Bakit Ngayon? (for The Greatest Love)
* Summer sa Mundo ng Kapuso (with Elmo Magalona, GMA Summer 2013 theme song)
* Kahit Man Lang Sa Pangarap (for Paroa: Ang Kwento ni Mariposa)
* Everything’s Alright (for Teen Gen)
* Kapuso Mo, Anumang Kulay ng Buhay (with Regine Velasquez, GMA Station ID 2012 theme song)
* Girl Be Mine (with Elmo Magalona for Just One Summer)
* Bakit Ba Ganyan? (for Just One Summer)
* Together Forever ( with Elmo Magalona, for Together Forever)
* Ang Aking Puso (with Derrick Monasterio, for My Kontrabida Girl)
* Broken Vow (for Broken Vow)
* Halo-halo ang Summer Saya (with Elmo Magalona, GMA Summer 2011 theme song)
* Sa Piling Ko (for Sisid)
* Tangi Kong Hiling (for Dwarfina)
* Nang Dahil Sa ‘Yo Natutong Magmahal (for The Last Prince)
* Pag-ibig na Tunay (for Pilyang Kerubin)
* Unang Hirit (with Mark Bautista, for Unang Hirit)
* Aking Mundo & Sya Na Nga Kaya? (for Dyesebel)
Posted on October 13, 2019
AS of this writing, umani na ng mahigit 176,000 subscribers ang official YouTube channel ng Asia’s Pop Diva na si Julie Anne San Jose. Sa kanyang photo sa Instagram, ipinakita niyang hawak-hawak ang Silver Creator Award o tinatawag na Silver Play Button na indikasyon na lumagpas na ng 100,000 ang subscribers niya sa YouTube. Ayon […]
Posted on October 11, 2019
Julie Anne San Jose snagged not one but two awards from this year’s Awit Awards. Her “Breakthrough” won Favorite Album, while the song “Down for Me” featuring Fern bagged the award for Favorite Collaboration. Asia’s Pop Diva took to Instagram on Thursday to thank her fans for their love and support. Congratulations, Julie! —Margaret […]
Posted on October 11, 2019
Asia’s Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose bagged two awards at the 32nd Awit Awards held last night, October 10, at the New Frontier Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. Her fifth studio album “Breakthrough” won Favorite Album, while her 2018 single “Down For Me,” featuring Fern, received the Favorite Collaboration award. Julie Anne also won […]
Posted on October 10, 2019
Julie Anne San Jose has been awarded the Silver YouTube Play Button after gaining 100,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel! Asia’s Pop Diva went on Instagram to showcase her award and to thank her fans and followers for their support. “Thank you very much, YouTube, for this recognition. It means a lot to me and […]
Posted on October 9, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — As of this writing, umani na ng 176,000 subscribers ang official YouTube channel ng Asia’s Pop Diva na si Julie Anne San Jose! Ikinatuwa ito ng Kapuso star at sa kanyang photo sa Instagram, ipinakita niyang hawak-hawak na niya ang Silver Creator Award o tinatawag na Silver Play Button na indikasyon na […]
Posted on October 7, 2019
Julie Anne San Jose achieved another milestone! She received the Silver Creator Award from YouTube after hitting the 100,00 subscribers mark after all. On Instagram, the Asia’s Pop Diva thanked YouTube for the recognition and her followers. “Thank you very much to YouTube for this recognition it means a lot to me and I know […]
Posted on October 6, 2019
Julie Anne San Jose reaches another milestone! The Asia’s Pop Diva revealed that she received the Silver Creator Award from YouTube. She said, “Thank you @youtube for the Silver Creator Award! And to my beloved followers and supporters, lots of love ️ Subscribe to my youtube channel — AYBUTCHIKIK” View this post on Instagram Thank […]
Posted on May 16, 2019
“The same happened when Rita saw Julie Anne San Jose on the red carpet. The two are deemed rivals by many especially after Rita’s career started heating up last year when she was paired with Ken Chain on “My Special Tatay.” Julie Anne moved up in rank before Rita, especially after Regine Velasquez left GMA […]
Posted on May 3, 2019
Julie Anne San Jose’s rendition of “Your Song,” a Parokya ni Edgar original hit, has reached more than 10 million streams on Spotify. Aside from its widespread popularity, Julie Anne’s cover also earned her a Bronze Wishclusive Elite Circle Award at the 4th Wish Awards earlier in the year. That night, she also won Urban […]
Posted on March 10, 2019
Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose is filled with gratitude after receiving the Favorite Album Award for her fifth studio album titled Breakthrough. “I know it’s late but i just wanna say thank you, @insideshowbiz for the recognition! Shout out to @universalrecordsph for making this album (Breakthrough) happen, and to my supporters for the […]
Posted on February 28, 2019
KAPUSO stars Julie Anne San Jose and Alden Richards dominated the nominations for the ninth Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Music. According to the GMA Records’ Instagram account, San Jose received six nominations. She was nominated for Female Recording Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, […]
Posted on January 17, 2019
Universal Records artists bagged multiple major awardsat the recently concluded 4th Wish Music Awards: Breaking Boundaries, which was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and hosted by Universal Records artist Christian Bautista along with Gretchen Ho. Leading the pack is OPM Rap Icon Gloc-9, who won the Wishclusive Hip-hop Performance of the Year for the […]